The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Halesowen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halesowen 33.33% 40.00% 50.00%
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% 50.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 2
Average salary £25,500 £33,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.88% -7.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,100 £33,500 £35,250
10% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £33,500 £37,250
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 Halesowen region.

Vendors Category
Halesowen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halesowen 33.33% 80.00% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 2
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% -3.44%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Halesowen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Halesowen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Halesowen

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Halesowen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Halesowen region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Halesowen

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Halesowen

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Halesowen region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Halesowen

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halesowen

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Halesowen 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Process Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) CCA
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halesowen by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Halesowen 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
1 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (33.33%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCA
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix