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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 59 27 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 34.91% 14.14% 14.89%
As % of the Vendors category 50.86% 23.89% 23.93%
Number of salaries quoted 18 13 13
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,700 £27,800 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £59,500 £69,000
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
116 113 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 68.64% 59.16% 62.23%
Number of salaries quoted 55 85 56
Average salary £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £47,500 £45,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £75,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 59 (74.68%) MS Excel
2 43 (54.43%) Project Management
3 42 (53.16%) Business Intelligence
3 42 (53.16%) SAP
4 41 (51.90%) Salesforce.com
4 41 (51.90%) SAP Certification
4 41 (51.90%) Change Management
4 41 (51.90%) Manufacturing
4 41 (51.90%) Games
4 41 (51.90%) Retail
4 41 (51.90%) SaaS
5 36 (45.57%) Analytical Skills
6 34 (43.04%) CRM
7 16 (20.25%) ERP
8 14 (17.72%) ABAP
9 12 (15.19%) Billing
9 12 (15.19%) Dynamics CRM
10 11 (13.92%) Finance
11 10 (12.66%) VMware
11 10 (12.66%) Service Management
11 10 (12.66%) Migration
12 8 (10.13%) SAP ERP
12 8 (10.13%) Time Management
12 8 (10.13%) SAP HANA
12 8 (10.13%) Windows
12 8 (10.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (8.86%) SAP FI
13 7 (8.86%) SAP SD
13 7 (8.86%) HP
13 7 (8.86%) BusinessObjects

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 6 (7.59%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.06%) Lync
3 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.27%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 59 (74.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.80%) MS Office
3 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (15.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (10.13%) SAP ERP
3 7 (8.86%) SAP SD
3 7 (8.86%) SAP FI
3 7 (8.86%) SAP CRM
3 7 (8.86%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (8.86%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 41 (51.90%) SaaS
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.53%) Office 365
3 2 (2.53%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) SAN
2 3 (3.80%) MPLS
2 3 (3.80%) Firewall
2 3 (3.80%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.53%) PABX
3 2 (2.53%) Cisco ICM
3 2 (2.53%) WAN
3 2 (2.53%) DNS
4 1 (1.27%) VoIP
4 1 (1.27%) VPN
4 1 (1.27%) BGP
4 1 (1.27%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.27%) VLAN
4 1 (1.27%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) SAP HANA
2 7 (8.86%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (8.86%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (8.86%) LSMW
2 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (51.90%) Manufacturing
1 41 (51.90%) Games
1 41 (51.90%) Retail
2 12 (15.19%) Billing
3 11 (13.92%) Finance
4 7 (8.86%) Aerospace
4 7 (8.86%) General Ledger
5 4 (5.06%) Marketing
6 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.53%) Local Government
8 1 (1.27%) Welsh Language
8 1 (1.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 45 (56.96%) Consultant
2 21 (26.58%) SAP Consultant
3 18 (22.78%) CRM Consultant
4 9 (11.39%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 8 (10.13%) Architect
5 8 (10.13%) Sales Consultant
6 7 (8.86%) Migration Consultant
6 7 (8.86%) Developer
6 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Consultant
6 7 (8.86%) SAP CRM Consultant
6 7 (8.86%) Data Consultant
6 7 (8.86%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
6 7 (8.86%) SAP Architect
6 7 (8.86%) SAP Data Consultant
6 7 (8.86%) Data Migration Consultant
7 6 (7.59%) Functional Consultant
7 6 (7.59%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (6.33%) Project Manager
8 5 (6.33%) SAP Manager
8 5 (6.33%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.86%) .NET
2 2 (2.53%) VXML
2 2 (2.53%) XMPP
2 2 (2.53%) jQuery
3 1 (1.27%) HTML
3 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (45.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.27%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.13%) Windows
2 4 (5.06%) UNIX
3 3 (3.80%) Linux
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.27%) AIX
5 1 (1.27%) Solaris
5 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (54.43%) Project Management
2 42 (53.16%) Business Intelligence
3 41 (51.90%) Change Management
4 34 (43.04%) CRM
5 16 (20.25%) ERP
6 10 (12.66%) Service Management
6 10 (12.66%) Migration
7 8 (10.13%) Time Management
8 7 (8.86%) Data Migration
8 7 (8.86%) Data Cleansing
8 7 (8.86%) Data Validation
8 7 (8.86%) Logistics
8 7 (8.86%) SAP Implementation
8 7 (8.86%) Workflow
8 7 (8.86%) Validation
9 5 (6.33%) Business Continuity
9 5 (6.33%) Configuration Management
9 5 (6.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 4 (5.06%) Business Development
10 4 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.72%) ABAP
2 4 (5.06%) C
3 2 (2.53%) C#
3 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (51.90%) SAP Certification
2 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (7.59%) MCSE
4 3 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.53%) CCNA
5 2 (2.53%) CCA
5 2 (2.53%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.27%) CCEA
6 1 (1.27%) MCSD
6 1 (1.27%) MCSA
6 1 (1.27%) CCNP
6 1 (1.27%) MCITP
6 1 (1.27%) Degree
6 1 (1.27%) ECDL
6 1 (1.27%) NCIE
6 1 (1.27%) VCP5
System Software
1 7 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.33%) vSphere
3 4 (5.06%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.06%) XenDesktop
3 4 (5.06%) XenApp
4 3 (3.80%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) SCOM
2 3 (3.80%) SCCM
3 2 (2.53%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.27%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 42 (53.16%) SAP
2 41 (51.90%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (12.66%) VMware
4 7 (8.86%) Cisco
4 7 (8.86%) HP
4 7 (8.86%) Business Objects
5 6 (7.59%) Citrix
5 6 (7.59%) NetApp
6 2 (2.53%) Dell
7 1 (1.27%) Avaya
7 1 (1.27%) Juniper
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle
7 1 (1.27%) Symantec
7 1 (1.27%) Mitel
7 1 (1.27%) Brocade
7 1 (1.27%) Fujitsu