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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 13 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 30.23% 28.13% 26.92%
As % of the Vendors category 43.33% 52.94% 63.64%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 7
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 £18,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +52.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,750 £19,499 £17,600
10% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £38,700 £18,300
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
30 17 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 69.77% 53.13% 42.31%
Number of salaries quoted 28 16 11
Average salary £27,500 £35,000 £18,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% +94.44%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 24 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Dudley

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dudley

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 18 (78.26%) ITIL
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
1 18 (78.26%) Linux
1 18 (78.26%) VMware
2 17 (73.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 17 (73.91%) Citrix
3 16 (69.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (69.57%) NetApp
3 16 (69.57%) MCSE
3 16 (69.57%) SLA
3 16 (69.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
5 2 (8.70%) C
5 2 (8.70%) Service Management
5 2 (8.70%) Process Management
5 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) Change Management
5 2 (8.70%) VPN
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (8.70%) Degree
5 2 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) SCCM
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.35%) XenApp
6 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) VPN
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Analyst
2 16 (69.57%) Operations Analyst
3 9 (39.13%) Administrator
3 9 (39.13%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) FoxPro Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Accounts Assistant
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Business Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
1 18 (78.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
2 2 (8.70%) Service Management
2 2 (8.70%) Process Management
2 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
2 2 (8.70%) Change Management
2 2 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) Data Entry
3 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) C
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) MCSE
1 16 (69.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (69.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (69.57%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
1 17 (73.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
2 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
2 1 (4.35%) vSphere
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) VMware
2 17 (73.91%) Citrix
3 16 (69.57%) NetApp
4 1 (4.35%) Pegasus
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle