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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halesowen 50.00% 75.00% 33.33%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 100.00% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 1
Average salary £25,000 £25,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
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
4 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halesowen 100.00% 75.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 2
Average salary £29,000 £25,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.00% -28.57%
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halesowen

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) WPF
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) Process Management
3 1 (25.00%) Replication
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) CCA
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halesowen by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Junior
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Junior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (25.00%) CCA
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix