The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Birmingham region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 346 386 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.07% 22.20% 19.15%
As % of the Vendors category 38.36% 37.44% 38.13%
Number of salaries quoted 299 335 235
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
902 1031 729
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 49.72% 59.29% 50.21%
Number of salaries quoted 777 838 622
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Birmingham region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Birmingham

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 260 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 240 (32.97%) SQL Server
3 231 (31.73%) Windows
4 229 (31.46%) SQL
5 216 (29.67%) .NET
6 178 (24.45%) C#
7 150 (20.60%) ASP.NET
8 131 (17.99%) MS Office
9 125 (17.17%) Finance
10 124 (17.03%) VMware
11 123 (16.90%) Active Directory
12 95 (13.05%) Microsoft Certification
13 94 (12.91%) HTML
14 92 (12.64%) SharePoint
15 89 (12.23%) JavaScript
16 81 (11.13%) MS Exchange
17 79 (10.85%) VMware Infrastructure
18 77 (10.58%) T-SQL
19 76 (10.44%) CSS
20 72 (9.89%) ITIL
21 70 (9.62%) CRM
21 70 (9.62%) jQuery
22 68 (9.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 67 (9.20%) MVC
23 67 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
23 67 (9.20%) Degree
24 65 (8.93%) Citrix
24 65 (8.93%) Project Management
25 58 (7.97%) Windows 7
26 55 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 92 (12.64%) SharePoint
2 81 (11.13%) MS Exchange
3 43 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (5.08%) Lync
5 32 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2003
6 27 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (2.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 20 (2.75%) IIS
7 20 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 20 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2000
9 14 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
10 13 (1.79%) Tomcat
10 13 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
11 11 (1.51%) Apache
11 11 (1.51%) CMS
11 11 (1.51%) Office Communications Server
12 7 (0.96%) WorkSite
13 6 (0.82%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 260 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 131 (17.99%) MS Office
3 29 (3.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (3.71%) MS Project
5 16 (2.20%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.69%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.41%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.14%) SPSS
8 1 (0.14%) Stata
Business Applications
1 44 (6.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (1.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 10 (1.37%) Cognos TM1
4 8 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.55%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.55%) assyst
6 3 (0.41%) Maximo
6 3 (0.41%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.27%) Servitor
7 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.26%) Office 365
2 13 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.41%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.27%) SaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.04%) TCP/IP
2 43 (5.91%) Internet
3 34 (4.67%) WAN
4 31 (4.26%) Firewall
4 31 (4.26%) VPN
5 24 (3.30%) LAN
6 22 (3.02%) SAN
7 19 (2.61%) Unified Communications
8 13 (1.79%) DNS
9 11 (1.51%) DHCP
9 11 (1.51%) Network Security
10 10 (1.37%) NAS
10 10 (1.37%) Intranet
11 9 (1.24%) ADSL
12 7 (0.96%) LDAP
12 7 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (0.82%) Extranet
13 6 (0.82%) HTTP
14 5 (0.69%) SMTP
14 5 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (32.97%) SQL Server
2 68 (9.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 46 (6.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (4.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 34 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 27 (3.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 23 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (3.02%) Crystal Reports
8 18 (2.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 17 (2.34%) MS Access
10 15 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.51%) QlikView
12 8 (1.10%) MySQL
13 7 (0.96%) OLAP
13 7 (0.96%) Relational Database
13 7 (0.96%) PerformancePoint
14 4 (0.55%) Star Schema
15 3 (0.41%) OLTP
15 3 (0.41%) DTS
15 3 (0.41%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 49 (6.73%) Visual Studio
2 19 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.37%) InstallShield
3 10 (1.37%) MSI
4 8 (1.10%) Selenium
5 7 (0.96%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (0.96%) SpecFlow
5 7 (0.96%) Cucumber
5 7 (0.96%) SoapUI
6 6 (0.82%) Hudson
7 3 (0.41%) NUnit
7 3 (0.41%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.27%) MSTest
8 2 (0.27%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.27%) Subversion
9 1 (0.14%) Maven
9 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
General
1 125 (17.17%) Finance
2 34 (4.67%) Legal
3 27 (3.71%) Manufacturing
4 23 (3.16%) Banking
5 20 (2.75%) Advertising
6 17 (2.34%) Law
7 15 (2.06%) Retail
8 12 (1.65%) French Language
8 12 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.51%) Front Office
10 10 (1.37%) Marketing
11 7 (0.96%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.96%) Back Office
12 6 (0.82%) Japanese Language
12 6 (0.82%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
14 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.41%) Local Government
14 3 (0.41%) Automotive
14 3 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 233 (32.01%) Developer
2 132 (18.13%) Consultant
3 108 (14.84%) Analyst
4 97 (13.32%) .NET Developer
5 60 (8.24%) C# Developer
6 51 (7.01%) ASP.NET Developer
7 49 (6.73%) Architect
8 44 (6.04%) C# .NET Developer
9 36 (4.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 36 (4.95%) Project Manager
10 34 (4.67%) Senior Developer
10 34 (4.67%) Support Analyst
11 33 (4.53%) Technical Consultant
12 30 (4.12%) Software Developer
13 27 (3.71%) Applications Support
14 26 (3.57%) Support Engineer
15 25 (3.43%) Web Developer
16 24 (3.30%) Microsoft Consultant
17 22 (3.02%) Technical Architect
17 22 (3.02%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (29.67%) .NET
2 150 (20.60%) ASP.NET
3 94 (12.91%) HTML
4 76 (10.44%) CSS
5 70 (9.62%) jQuery
6 48 (6.59%) .NET Framework
7 39 (5.36%) WCF
8 38 (5.22%) HTML5
8 38 (5.22%) Web Services
9 33 (4.53%) CSS3
9 33 (4.53%) Ajax
10 32 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (3.71%) XML
12 25 (3.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 24 (3.30%) WPF
14 12 (1.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 10 (1.37%) WinForms
16 9 (1.24%) XSLT
16 9 (1.24%) SOAP
16 9 (1.24%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (3.98%) Blackberry
2 23 (3.16%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.02%) Clustering
4 15 (2.06%) Human Factors
5 14 (1.92%) iPhone
6 13 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
7 10 (1.37%) iPad
7 10 (1.37%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.96%) Replication
9 7 (0.96%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.82%) Mobile Computing
10 6 (0.82%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.69%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.55%) Social Media
13 3 (0.41%) iSeries
13 3 (0.41%) PDA
13 3 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
14 2 (0.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 231 (31.73%) Windows
2 58 (7.97%) Windows 7
3 55 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (4.95%) Windows XP
4 36 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (3.43%) UNIX
6 24 (3.30%) Windows 8
6 24 (3.30%) Linux
7 17 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (2.06%) Windows Mobile
9 14 (1.92%) Android
10 7 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.41%) FreeBSD
11 3 (0.41%) SUSE
11 3 (0.41%) Debian
11 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (9.89%) ITIL
2 70 (9.62%) CRM
3 67 (9.20%) MVC
3 67 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
4 65 (8.93%) Project Management
5 54 (7.42%) Web Development
6 45 (6.18%) OO
7 44 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (5.63%) Migration
9 36 (4.95%) ERP
9 36 (4.95%) Risk Management
10 30 (4.12%) OOD
10 30 (4.12%) PRINCE2
11 29 (3.98%) Service Delivery
12 26 (3.57%) Project Planning
13 25 (3.43%) ETL
13 25 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
13 25 (3.43%) Scrum
14 24 (3.30%) Data Modelling
15 23 (3.16%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 229 (31.46%) SQL
2 178 (24.45%) C#
3 89 (12.23%) JavaScript
4 77 (10.58%) T-SQL
5 42 (5.77%) VB.NET
6 33 (4.53%) Java
7 28 (3.85%) C++
8 26 (3.57%) VBScript
8 26 (3.57%) VB
9 20 (2.75%) Python
10 18 (2.47%) PowerShell
11 16 (2.20%) C
12 14 (1.92%) VBA
13 6 (0.82%) Perl
14 5 (0.69%) PHP
14 5 (0.69%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.69%) VB6
15 4 (0.55%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.55%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 95 (13.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (9.20%) Degree
3 55 (7.55%) MCSE
4 49 (6.73%) Security Cleared
5 42 (5.77%) SC Cleared
5 42 (5.77%) MCITP
6 37 (5.08%) MCP
7 21 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (2.34%) MCTS
9 9 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.24%) MCSA
10 8 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (0.96%) ISEB
11 7 (0.96%) CCIA
12 6 (0.82%) CCEE
12 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 6 (0.82%) CISSP
13 5 (0.69%) CCSP
13 5 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.30%) QA
2 17 (2.34%) SLA
3 10 (1.37%) Solvency II
3 10 (1.37%) Basel II
System Software
1 123 (16.90%) Active Directory
2 79 (10.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (6.04%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (2.61%) XenApp
6 17 (2.34%) VMware ESX
7 16 (2.20%) Terminal Services
8 10 (1.37%) VMware Server
8 10 (1.37%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
9 6 (0.82%) UAG
10 5 (0.69%) XenServer
10 5 (0.69%) vSphere
10 5 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.55%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.27%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 51 (7.01%) SCCM
2 22 (3.02%) SCOM
3 13 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (1.24%) Backup Exec
5 9 (1.24%) SCDPM
6 8 (1.10%) SCOrch
7 7 (0.96%) SCVMM
8 6 (0.82%) MobiControl
8 6 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (0.82%) SCSM
9 5 (0.69%) ARCserve
9 5 (0.69%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.69%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.55%) WSUS
10 4 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.55%) MOM
11 3 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.41%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 124 (17.03%) VMware
2 65 (8.93%) Citrix
3 41 (5.63%) Cisco
4 27 (3.71%) Oracle
4 27 (3.71%) HP
5 25 (3.43%) IBM
6 22 (3.02%) Symantec
7 16 (2.20%) Apple
8 15 (2.06%) Business Objects
9 12 (1.65%) NetApp
9 12 (1.65%) SAP
10 11 (1.51%) Google
11 10 (1.37%) Cognos
12 8 (1.10%) Reuters
12 8 (1.10%) Bloomberg
13 7 (0.96%) Intel
14 6 (0.82%) SOTI
14 6 (0.82%) Motorola
15 5 (0.69%) CheckPoint
15 5 (0.69%) Lotus
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