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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 9 3 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 45.00% 21.43% 58.54%
As % of the Vendors category 64.29% 33.33% 82.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 24
Average salary £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
14 9 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 70.00% 64.29% 70.73%
Number of salaries quoted 14 8 29
Average salary £30,000 £33,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Dudley

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dudley

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (65.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (50.00%) User Experience
4 9 (45.00%) SQL
5 8 (40.00%) .NET
6 6 (30.00%) Java
6 6 (30.00%) PHP
6 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (30.00%) Quality Management
6 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (30.00%) Manual Testing
6 6 (30.00%) QMS
6 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (25.00%) Windows
8 4 (20.00%) Broadband
8 4 (20.00%) SLA
8 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (20.00%) Terminal Services
8 4 (20.00%) NVQ Level 3
8 4 (20.00%) Time Management
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Vista
8 4 (20.00%) QA
9 2 (10.00%) vSphere
9 2 (10.00%) VMware
9 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (10.00%) Degree

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (65.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Broadband
2 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Support Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 4 (20.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Support Technician
3 4 (20.00%) ICT Technician
3 4 (20.00%) ICT Support Technician
4 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) C++ Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) User Experience
2 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Quality Management
1 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
1 6 (30.00%) Manual Testing
1 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
1 6 (30.00%) QMS
2 4 (20.00%) Time Management
3 2 (10.00%) Process Management
3 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) PHP
3 2 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) C++
3 2 (10.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) NVQ Level 3
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.00%) MCTS
3 1 (5.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
1 4 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) Terminal Services
3 2 (10.00%) vSphere
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) XenApp
4 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco
1 2 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix