The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 24 34 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 24.24% 18.78% 16.67%
As % of the Vendors category 36.36% 35.42% 25.74%
Number of salaries quoted 17 24 19
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,100 £29,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £62,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Vendors Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
66 96 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 66.67% 53.04% 64.76%
Number of salaries quoted 41 67 58
Average salary £55,000 £55,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.90% +11.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £29,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 73 (82.95%) MS Excel
2 53 (60.23%) Project Management
3 50 (56.82%) Change Management
3 50 (56.82%) Retail
4 46 (52.27%) SAP
5 45 (51.14%) Business Intelligence
5 45 (51.14%) Salesforce.com
5 45 (51.14%) Manufacturing
6 44 (50.00%) Games
6 44 (50.00%) SAP Certification
6 44 (50.00%) SaaS
6 44 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
7 37 (42.05%) CRM
8 22 (25.00%) Finance
9 20 (22.73%) ERP
10 17 (19.32%) Billing
11 14 (15.91%) ABAP
12 13 (14.77%) Dynamics CRM
13 10 (11.36%) Service Management
13 10 (11.36%) Migration
13 10 (11.36%) Windows
14 9 (10.23%) Business Analysis
14 9 (10.23%) SAP ERP
14 9 (10.23%) SAP HANA
14 9 (10.23%) .NET
14 9 (10.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (10.23%) VMware
15 8 (9.09%) SAP SD
15 8 (9.09%) Aerospace
15 8 (9.09%) SAP CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 5 (5.68%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.55%) Lync
3 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.14%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 73 (82.95%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.82%) MS Visio
2 6 (6.82%) MS Office
3 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (14.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (10.23%) SAP ERP
3 8 (9.09%) SAP SD
3 8 (9.09%) SAP CRM
4 7 (7.95%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (7.95%) SAP CO
4 7 (7.95%) SAP FI
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 44 (50.00%) SaaS
2 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) SAN
2 3 (3.41%) MPLS
2 3 (3.41%) Firewall
2 3 (3.41%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.27%) PABX
3 2 (2.27%) Cisco ICM
3 2 (2.27%) WAN
3 2 (2.27%) DNS
4 1 (1.14%) VoIP
4 1 (1.14%) VPN
4 1 (1.14%) BGP
4 1 (1.14%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.14%) VLAN
4 1 (1.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.23%) SAP HANA
2 7 (7.95%) SAP Data Services
2 7 (7.95%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.14%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 7 (7.95%) LSMW
2 3 (3.41%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (56.82%) Retail
2 45 (51.14%) Manufacturing
3 44 (50.00%) Games
4 22 (25.00%) Finance
5 17 (19.32%) Billing
6 8 (9.09%) Aerospace
7 7 (7.95%) General Ledger
8 6 (6.82%) Retail Banking
8 6 (6.82%) Banking
9 3 (3.41%) Legal
9 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
10 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (48.86%) Consultant
2 22 (25.00%) SAP Consultant
3 18 (20.45%) CRM Consultant
4 12 (13.64%) Project Manager
5 10 (11.36%) Architect
5 10 (11.36%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 9 (10.23%) Developer
6 9 (10.23%) Sales Consultant
7 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
8 7 (7.95%) Data Consultant
8 7 (7.95%) Migration Consultant
8 7 (7.95%) SAP CRM Consultant
8 7 (7.95%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
8 7 (7.95%) SAP Architect
8 7 (7.95%) SAP Data Consultant
8 7 (7.95%) Data Migration Consultant
9 6 (6.82%) SAP Project Manager
9 6 (6.82%) SAP Manager
9 6 (6.82%) Functional Consultant
10 5 (5.68%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.23%) .NET
2 4 (4.55%) jQuery
2 4 (4.55%) HTML
3 3 (3.41%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.41%) CSS
4 2 (2.27%) Web Services
4 2 (2.27%) XML
4 2 (2.27%) VXML
4 2 (2.27%) XMPP
4 2 (2.27%) CSS3
5 1 (1.14%) HTML5
5 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 44 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (4.55%) User Experience
4 3 (3.41%) PMI
5 2 (2.27%) Graphic Design
5 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.36%) Windows
2 4 (4.55%) UNIX
3 3 (3.41%) Linux
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.14%) AIX
5 1 (1.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (60.23%) Project Management
2 50 (56.82%) Change Management
3 45 (51.14%) Business Intelligence
4 37 (42.05%) CRM
5 20 (22.73%) ERP
6 10 (11.36%) Service Management
6 10 (11.36%) Migration
7 9 (10.23%) Business Analysis
8 8 (9.09%) SAP Implementation
8 8 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 8 (9.09%) Logistics
9 7 (7.95%) Workflow
9 7 (7.95%) Validation
9 7 (7.95%) Time Management
9 7 (7.95%) Data Migration
9 7 (7.95%) Data Cleansing
9 7 (7.95%) Data Validation
10 6 (6.82%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 6 (6.82%) Risk Management
10 6 (6.82%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.91%) ABAP
2 4 (4.55%) C#
2 4 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.41%) C
4 2 (2.27%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.14%) SQL
5 1 (1.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 44 (50.00%) SAP Certification
2 7 (7.95%) Degree
2 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.82%) MCSE
3 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.41%) ICAEW
4 3 (3.41%) AAT
4 3 (3.41%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.41%) CIMA
4 3 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.27%) CCNA
5 2 (2.27%) CCA
5 2 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.14%) MCSD
6 1 (1.14%) CCEA
6 1 (1.14%) ISEB
6 1 (1.14%) MCSA
6 1 (1.14%) CCNP
6 1 (1.14%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.68%) vSphere
3 4 (4.55%) XenDesktop
3 4 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.55%) XenApp
4 3 (3.41%) XenServer
4 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) SCOM
2 3 (3.41%) SCCM
3 2 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.14%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 46 (52.27%) SAP
2 45 (51.14%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (10.23%) VMware
4 7 (7.95%) Business Objects
5 6 (6.82%) Citrix
5 6 (6.82%) Cisco
5 6 (6.82%) HP
6 5 (5.68%) NetApp
7 3 (3.41%) Civica
7 3 (3.41%) LexisNexis
8 2 (2.27%) Dell
9 1 (1.14%) Avaya
9 1 (1.14%) Juniper
9 1 (1.14%) Oracle
9 1 (1.14%) Brocade
9 1 (1.14%) Mitel
9 1 (1.14%) Sage
9 1 (1.14%) Symantec