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 29 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 39 13 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 18.93% 9.15% 11.50%
As % of the Vendors category 29.77% 27.66% 22.00%
Number of salaries quoted 21 11 28
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -36.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £104,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
131 47 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 63.59% 33.10% 52.26%
Number of salaries quoted 107 35 118
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -20.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 29 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 60 (93.75%) MS Excel
2 33 (51.56%) CRM
3 27 (42.19%) Project Management
4 25 (39.06%) Change Management
5 23 (35.94%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (34.38%) Manufacturing
6 22 (34.38%) Retail
7 21 (32.81%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (31.25%) Finance
8 20 (31.25%) ERP
9 19 (29.69%) SAP
10 17 (26.56%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (25.00%) MS Visio
11 16 (25.00%) SAP Certification
11 16 (25.00%) SQL
11 16 (25.00%) Games
11 16 (25.00%) Data Centre
11 16 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations
11 16 (25.00%) SaaS
12 14 (21.88%) SAP ERP
12 14 (21.88%) SDLC
12 14 (21.88%) SAP HANA
12 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (20.31%) HTML
13 13 (20.31%) CSS
14 12 (18.75%) Oracle
14 12 (18.75%) JavaScript
14 12 (18.75%) XML
14 12 (18.75%) User Experience
15 10 (15.63%) Dynamics CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 3 (4.69%) Lync
2 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.56%) CICS
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 60 (93.75%) MS Excel
2 16 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 10 (15.63%) MS Office
4 7 (10.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (21.88%) SAP ERP
2 10 (15.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (9.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (6.25%) SAP SD
4 4 (6.25%) SAP PP
4 4 (6.25%) SAP QM
4 4 (6.25%) SAP MII
5 2 (3.13%) Orchard Housing
5 2 (3.13%) Aareon QL
5 2 (3.13%) OPENHousing
5 2 (3.13%) MIS ActiveH
5 2 (3.13%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (3.13%) Agresso
5 2 (3.13%) Lawson
5 2 (3.13%) SAP MM
5 2 (3.13%) SAP Retail
5 2 (3.13%) Academy Housing
5 2 (3.13%) arcHouse
5 2 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) CTI
2 3 (4.69%) MPLS
2 3 (4.69%) Unified Communications
3 2 (3.13%) PABX
3 2 (3.13%) DNS
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco ICM
3 2 (3.13%) WAN
4 1 (1.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.88%) SAP HANA
2 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.56%) OpenQM
5 1 (1.56%) mvBase
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.56%) JasperReports
5 1 (1.56%) DB2
5 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) PowerDesigner
2 5 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.69%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.56%) Subversion
General
1 22 (34.38%) Manufacturing
1 22 (34.38%) Retail
2 20 (31.25%) Finance
3 16 (25.00%) Games
4 9 (14.06%) Aerospace
5 8 (12.50%) Back Office
6 6 (9.38%) Banking
6 6 (9.38%) Retail Banking
7 5 (7.81%) Billing
7 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
8 4 (6.25%) Marketing
9 3 (4.69%) Legal
10 2 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (29.69%) Consultant
2 9 (14.06%) SAP Consultant
2 9 (14.06%) Developer
3 8 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 7 (10.94%) Solutions Designer
4 7 (10.94%) Designer
5 5 (7.81%) Web Developer
6 4 (6.25%) Management Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) CRM Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Consultant
7 3 (4.69%) SAP Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Architect
7 3 (4.69%) Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Functional Consultant
7 3 (4.69%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Unified Communications Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.31%) HTML
1 13 (20.31%) CSS
2 12 (18.75%) XML
3 8 (12.50%) .NET
4 7 (10.94%) SOAP
4 7 (10.94%) XSLT
4 7 (10.94%) JSON
4 7 (10.94%) REST
5 5 (7.81%) CSS3
5 5 (7.81%) jQuery
5 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET
5 5 (7.81%) Web Services
6 2 (3.13%) VXML
6 2 (3.13%) XMPP
7 1 (1.56%) MDX
7 1 (1.56%) HTML5
7 1 (1.56%) Lucene
7 1 (1.56%) JSF
7 1 (1.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (32.81%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 12 (18.75%) User Experience
4 8 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 7 (10.94%) IVR
6 5 (7.81%) Mobile App
6 5 (7.81%) Graphic Design
7 3 (4.69%) PMI
8 2 (3.13%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (1.56%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.06%) Windows
2 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (51.56%) CRM
2 27 (42.19%) Project Management
3 25 (39.06%) Change Management
4 23 (35.94%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (31.25%) ERP
6 16 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations
7 14 (21.88%) SDLC
7 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (14.06%) Business Analysis
8 9 (14.06%) Service Management
8 9 (14.06%) SAP Implementation
9 8 (12.50%) Lean Manufacturing
9 8 (12.50%) SOA
9 8 (12.50%) PRINCE2
9 8 (12.50%) UML
10 7 (10.94%) Knowledge Management
10 7 (10.94%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (10.94%) Product Management
10 7 (10.94%) User Stories
10 7 (10.94%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) SQL
2 12 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 10 (15.63%) Java
4 5 (7.81%) C#
4 5 (7.81%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.13%) ABAP
5 2 (3.13%) C
6 1 (1.56%) COBOL
6 1 (1.56%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 16 (25.00%) SAP Certification
2 7 (10.94%) Degree
3 5 (7.81%) AAT
3 5 (7.81%) CIMA
4 3 (4.69%) ICAEW
4 3 (4.69%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.13%) ACCA
6 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.56%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.56%) MCSE
6 1 (1.56%) CCNP
6 1 (1.56%) CCNA
6 1 (1.56%) ISEB
6 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.56%) MCITP
6 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) QA
2 3 (4.69%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) vSphere
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (29.69%) SAP
2 17 (26.56%) Salesforce.com
3 12 (18.75%) Oracle
4 7 (10.94%) KANA
5 5 (7.81%) Civica
6 4 (6.25%) TARGIT
7 3 (4.69%) LexisNexis
7 3 (4.69%) Infor
7 3 (4.69%) VMware
7 3 (4.69%) JD Edwards
7 3 (4.69%) Sage
7 3 (4.69%) Cisco
7 3 (4.69%) Sun
8 2 (3.13%) Epicor
8 2 (3.13%) Pegasus
8 2 (3.13%) CODA
8 2 (3.13%) Capita
8 2 (3.13%) Orchard
8 2 (3.13%) Northgate
8 2 (3.13%) Aareon
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