The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 Dudley 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 9 7 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 28.13% 28.00% 20.31%
As % of the Vendors category 52.94% 63.64% 36.11%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 13
Average salary £27,500 £18,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.77% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,122
% change year-on-year
- +3.81%
Vendors Category
Dudley
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
17 11 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 53.13% 44.00% 56.25%
Number of salaries quoted 16 11 35
Average salary £35,000 £18,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+94.44% -40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,499 £18,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,700 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
West Midlands

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
Salary Histogram in Dudley

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Dudley region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Dudley

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dudley

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 13 (61.90%) MS Excel
2 9 (42.86%) SLA
2 9 (42.86%) ITIL
2 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Linux
2 9 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 9 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (38.10%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (38.10%) Capacity Management
3 8 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (38.10%) VMware
3 8 (38.10%) SAN
3 8 (38.10%) NetApp
3 8 (38.10%) Citrix
3 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (28.57%) MCSE
4 6 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (23.81%) Time Management
6 4 (19.05%) NVQ Level 3
6 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (19.05%) Windows Vista
6 4 (19.05%) Change Management
6 4 (19.05%) Process Management
6 4 (19.05%) .NET
6 4 (19.05%) Terminal Services
6 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (19.05%) Broadband
6 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 3 (14.29%) SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) OpenEdge
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (61.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) SAN
2 4 (19.05%) Broadband
3 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) OLTP
General
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Systems Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Support Technician
2 4 (19.05%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (19.05%) Storage Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) ICT Technician
2 4 (19.05%) ICT Support Technician
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) Replication
1 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
1 9 (42.86%) Linux
2 8 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) ITIL
1 9 (42.86%) Service Delivery
1 9 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
2 8 (38.10%) Capacity Management
2 8 (38.10%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (23.81%) Time Management
4 4 (19.05%) Change Management
4 4 (19.05%) Process Management
5 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.52%) Web Development
5 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Service Management
5 2 (9.52%) Quality Management
5 2 (9.52%) QMS
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.76%) Change Control
6 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
2 2 (9.52%) C#
2 2 (9.52%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (28.57%) MCSE
2 6 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (19.05%) NVQ Level 3
4 2 (9.52%) Degree
5 1 (4.76%) MCITP
5 1 (4.76%) MCSA
5 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
1 4 (19.05%) Terminal Services
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Citrix
1 8 (38.10%) NetApp
1 8 (38.10%) VMware