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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 10 12 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 35.71% 46.15% 62.50%
As % of the Vendors category 62.50% 85.71% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 15
Average salary £27,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £21,400
10% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £37,500 £40,000
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
16 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 57.14% 53.85% 62.50%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 15
Average salary £27,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £33,550 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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 23 January 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 12 (63.16%) VMware
2 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (52.63%) SLA
2 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 10 (52.63%) Windows
3 9 (47.37%) ITIL
3 9 (47.37%) MCSE
3 9 (47.37%) Citrix
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (42.11%) NetApp
4 8 (42.11%) Linux
4 8 (42.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 4 (21.05%) .NET
6 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
6 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
6 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (21.05%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) Process Management
6 4 (21.05%) User Experience
7 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
8 2 (10.53%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (10.53%) C
8 2 (10.53%) C#
8 2 (10.53%) C++
8 2 (10.53%) Java
8 2 (10.53%) PHP
8 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
8 2 (10.53%) Change Management
8 2 (10.53%) Service Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (15.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
1 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) VoIP
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Support
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) C++ Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Process Management
3 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
3 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
3 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
3 2 (10.53%) QMS
3 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.26%) Software Licensing
4 1 (5.26%) ERP
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) C++
2 2 (10.53%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) PHP
2 2 (10.53%) VC++
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) MCSE
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (42.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (21.05%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (52.63%) SLA
2 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
2 1 (5.26%) XenServer
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) VMware
2 9 (47.37%) Citrix
3 8 (42.11%) NetApp
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco