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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 7 8 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 28.00% 34.78% 60.71%
As % of the Vendors category 46.67% 66.67% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 17
Average salary £27,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £18,050 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,500 £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
15 12 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 60.00% 52.17% 60.71%
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 17
Average salary £27,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 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 8 (50.00%) VMware
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (37.50%) SLA
2 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (37.50%) User Experience
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 5 (31.25%) MCSE
3 5 (31.25%) Citrix
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) PHP
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) NetApp
4 4 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) QA
4 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (25.00%) QMS
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 6 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) VoIP
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) User Experience
2 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Quality Management
2 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (25.00%) QMS
3 3 (18.75%) Process Management
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
5 1 (6.25%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) VC++
4 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) MCSE
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) SLA
2 4 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) XenApp
2 1 (6.25%) XenServer
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco