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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 7 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 26.92% 25.00% 27.78%
As % of the Vendors category 63.64% 50.00% 38.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 5
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £25,500 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £30,000 £31,900
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
11 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 42.31% 50.00% 72.22%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 12
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,150 £25,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £35,000 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in Dudley

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Dudley region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Dudley

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dudley

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (37.50%) Citrix
3 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
5 4 (25.00%) .NET
5 4 (25.00%) SLA
5 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (18.75%) SAN
6 3 (18.75%) NetApp
6 3 (18.75%) MCSE
6 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
6 3 (18.75%) XenApp
6 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (12.50%) Migration
7 2 (12.50%) XenServer
7 2 (12.50%) NAS
7 2 (12.50%) iSCSI
7 2 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) VPN
7 2 (12.50%) ERP
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 2 (12.50%) C#
7 2 (12.50%) SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Pegasus Opera
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) iSCSI
2 2 (12.50%) NAS
2 2 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Operations Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) ERP
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Data Entry
3 1 (6.25%) Web Application Development
3 1 (6.25%) TDD
3 1 (6.25%) Web Development
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
2 1 (6.25%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) MCSE
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
3 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 3 (18.75%) XenApp
4 2 (12.50%) XenServer
5 1 (6.25%) vSphere
5 1 (6.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) VMware
2 6 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Pegasus