The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Midlands region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 34 35 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 17.80% 16.59% 8.00%
As % of the Vendors category 33.66% 25.36% 15.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23 18 12
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £42,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,750 £44,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
101 138 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 52.88% 65.40% 50.55%
Number of salaries quoted 70 60 99
Average salary £56,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £35,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in the Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 31 (58.49%) MS Excel
2 25 (47.17%) Windows
3 17 (32.08%) SQL
4 11 (20.75%) .NET
5 10 (18.87%) C#
5 10 (18.87%) Citrix
6 9 (16.98%) SAN
6 9 (16.98%) CRM
6 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (15.09%) XenApp
7 8 (15.09%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (15.09%) EMC
7 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
8 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET
8 7 (13.21%) Project Management
8 7 (13.21%) VMware
8 7 (13.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (13.21%) WCF
8 7 (13.21%) XenDesktop
8 7 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (13.21%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (11.32%) Lync
9 6 (11.32%) SCCM
9 6 (11.32%) .NET Framework
9 6 (11.32%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (11.32%) MVC
9 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
9 6 (11.32%) Linux
9 6 (11.32%) SLA
10 5 (9.43%) MCSE

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 6 (11.32%) Lync
1 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (5.66%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (5.66%) IIS
3 3 (5.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 31 (58.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Project
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (11.32%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.98%) SAN
2 4 (7.55%) VoIP
3 3 (5.66%) DNS
3 3 (5.66%) DHCP
3 3 (5.66%) Firewall
3 3 (5.66%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (5.66%) NetScaler
4 2 (3.77%) Extranet
4 2 (3.77%) Intranet
5 1 (1.89%) SSL
5 1 (1.89%) Internet
5 1 (1.89%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (7.55%) OLAP
2 4 (7.55%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Local Government
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Consultant
2 9 (16.98%) Architect
3 7 (13.21%) Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Project Manager
5 5 (9.43%) Data Architect
5 5 (9.43%) .NET Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Storage Architect
5 5 (9.43%) Data Centre Architect
6 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Technician
6 4 (7.55%) Data Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) Data Warehouse Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) C# Software Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) Support Technician
6 4 (7.55%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Citrix Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Dynamics AX Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) .NET
2 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET
2 7 (13.21%) WCF
3 6 (11.32%) .NET Framework
4 5 (9.43%) Flash
5 4 (7.55%) jQuery
5 4 (7.55%) HTML
5 4 (7.55%) CSS
6 3 (5.66%) SOAP
6 3 (5.66%) Web Services
6 3 (5.66%) COM
6 3 (5.66%) Application Packaging
6 3 (5.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (3.77%) REST
7 2 (3.77%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 2 (3.77%) Itk
7 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 2 (3.77%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (9.43%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.43%) Replication
3 4 (7.55%) SystemC
3 4 (7.55%) Data Extraction
3 4 (7.55%) NHS
3 4 (7.55%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 25 (47.17%) Windows
2 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (11.32%) Linux
4 5 (9.43%) UNIX
4 5 (9.43%) Windows 7
5 4 (7.55%) Windows 8
5 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.89%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) CRM
2 7 (13.21%) Project Management
3 6 (11.32%) MVC
4 5 (9.43%) Migration
4 5 (9.43%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (9.43%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (7.55%) Kimball Methodology
5 4 (7.55%) Dimensional Modelling
5 4 (7.55%) Business Analysis
5 4 (7.55%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
5 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.55%) OO
5 4 (7.55%) ETL
5 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.66%) SOA
6 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.66%) Information Security
6 3 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.77%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) SQL
2 10 (18.87%) C#
3 4 (7.55%) C
4 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) MCSE
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.55%) MCITP
3 3 (5.66%) CCA
3 3 (5.66%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (5.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (5.66%) MCTS
3 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (5.66%) CCEE
4 2 (3.77%) Degree
5 1 (1.89%) PMP
5 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.89%) HNC
5 1 (1.89%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) SLA
2 2 (3.77%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) HL7
3 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (15.09%) XenApp
2 7 (13.21%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (13.21%) XenDesktop
2 7 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (9.43%) SRDF
4 3 (5.66%) ISA Server
4 3 (5.66%) vSphere
4 3 (5.66%) vCloud
4 3 (5.66%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (5.66%) IAG
4 3 (5.66%) UAG
5 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) SCCM
2 3 (5.66%) WSUS
2 3 (5.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (5.66%) Cacti
3 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.89%) SCOM
3 1 (1.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) Citrix
2 8 (15.09%) EMC
3 7 (13.21%) VMware
4 5 (9.43%) Unisys
5 4 (7.55%) Symantec
5 4 (7.55%) NetApp
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco
6 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.66%) HP
6 3 (5.66%) AppSense
6 3 (5.66%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.77%) DevExpress
8 1 (1.89%) IBM
8 1 (1.89%) Sun
8 1 (1.89%) Siemens
8 1 (1.89%) Apple
8 1 (1.89%) Cognizant
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle
8 1 (1.89%) Sophos