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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 11 16
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 12 15 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.43% 7.46% 9.64%
As % of the Vendors category 21.05% 16.13% 17.02%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 13
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £35,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £60,000 £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
57 93 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 54.29% 46.27% 56.63%
Number of salaries quoted 39 77 103
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,650 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +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 31 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 7 (28.00%) MS Office
1 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (24.00%) Marketing
3 4 (16.00%) Business Development
3 4 (16.00%) Degree
3 4 (16.00%) Automotive
3 4 (16.00%) Finance
3 4 (16.00%) Windows
3 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (12.00%) C#
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (12.00%) ISO 9001
4 3 (12.00%) DNS
4 3 (12.00%) Aerospace
4 3 (12.00%) TickIT
4 3 (12.00%) ISO 14001
4 3 (12.00%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) Information Security Management
4 3 (12.00%) Security Management
4 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (12.00%) IRCA
4 3 (12.00%) Information Security
4 3 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (12.00%) SCCM
4 3 (12.00%) SCOM
4 3 (12.00%) ISMS
5 2 (8.00%) Polycom
5 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) Lync
3 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Office
1 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (8.00%) Selenium
General
1 6 (24.00%) Marketing
2 4 (16.00%) Automotive
2 4 (16.00%) Finance
3 3 (12.00%) Aerospace
4 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.00%) Retail
4 2 (8.00%) Local Government
5 1 (4.00%) Welsh Language
5 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Consultant
2 3 (12.00%) IT Auditor
2 3 (12.00%) Auditor
2 3 (12.00%) IT Security Auditor
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Pre Sales Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Solutions Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Solutions Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Solutions Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Project Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Programme Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) jQuery
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.00%) HTML5
2 1 (4.00%) CSS3
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) PKI
2 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Business Development
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (12.00%) Information Security Management
2 3 (12.00%) Security Management
2 3 (12.00%) Information Security
2 3 (12.00%) ISMS
3 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (8.00%) Information Management
3 2 (8.00%) Network Design
3 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.00%) Line Management
4 1 (4.00%) Time Management
4 1 (4.00%) CRM
4 1 (4.00%) ERP
4 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.00%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) C++
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) VB
3 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.00%) C
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) IRCA
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) MCSE
4 1 (4.00%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (12.00%) TickIT
1 3 (12.00%) ISO 14001
1 3 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.00%) XenApp
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
1 3 (12.00%) SCOM
2 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.00%) EdgeSight
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (4.00%) SCDPM
3 1 (4.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.00%) SCSM
3 1 (4.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (4.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco
1 2 (8.00%) VMware
1 2 (8.00%) AppSense
1 2 (8.00%) Fujitsu
1 2 (8.00%) Polycom
1 2 (8.00%) HP
1 2 (8.00%) Citrix
2 1 (4.00%) NetApp
2 1 (4.00%) IBM
2 1 (4.00%) SAP