The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Dudley region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 15 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 42.86% 50.00% 33.33%
As % of the Vendors category 65.22% 83.33% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15 9 3
Average salary £27,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Dudley region.

Vendors Category
Dudley
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23 12 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 65.71% 60.00% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 20 11 3
Average salary £27,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Dudley

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Dudley

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Dudley

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Dudley

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dudley

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Dudley 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 17 (80.95%) VMware
2 15 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 14 (66.67%) Citrix
3 14 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (66.67%) ITIL
3 14 (66.67%) MCSE
4 13 (61.90%) Linux
4 13 (61.90%) NetApp
4 13 (61.90%) SLA
4 13 (61.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (19.05%) Process Management
5 4 (19.05%) Degree
5 4 (19.05%) SQL
6 3 (14.29%) .NET
6 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
7 2 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (9.52%) C
7 2 (9.52%) C#
7 2 (9.52%) C++
7 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
7 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 2 (9.52%) Change Management
7 2 (9.52%) VC++
7 2 (9.52%) Service Management
7 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Dudley 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 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) LAN
1 1 (4.76%) VoIP
1 1 (4.76%) WAN
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Analyst
2 13 (61.90%) Operations Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Administrator
3 6 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Business Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Team Leader
5 1 (4.76%) C++ Team Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Process Management
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) Service Management
3 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.76%) Software Licensing
4 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
4 1 (4.76%) QMS
4 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
4 1 (4.76%) ERP
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) VC++
2 2 (9.52%) C
2 2 (9.52%) C#
2 2 (9.52%) C++
3 1 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) MCSE
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (61.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (19.05%) Degree
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (61.90%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 15 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
2 1 (4.76%) XenServer
2 1 (4.76%) vSphere
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) VMware
2 14 (66.67%) Citrix
3 13 (61.90%) NetApp
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco