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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 32 36 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 29.63% 29.27% 16.05%
As % of the Vendors category 42.67% 39.56% 38.24%
Number of salaries quoted 31 19 23
Median salary £48,000 £44,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -7.36%
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
75 91 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 69.44% 73.98% 41.98%
Number of salaries quoted 71 66 49
Median salary £49,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the Midlands region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 21 (40.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (32.69%) Windows
3 15 (28.85%) MS Excel
3 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
3 15 (28.85%) Office 365
4 14 (26.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (26.92%) Yammer
5 11 (21.15%) SQL
6 7 (13.46%) Business Analysis
6 7 (13.46%) MS Project
6 7 (13.46%) Project Management
6 7 (13.46%) IaaS
7 6 (11.54%) SCDPM
7 6 (11.54%) SCOrch
7 6 (11.54%) Private Cloud
7 6 (11.54%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (11.54%) SDLC
7 6 (11.54%) PaaS
7 6 (11.54%) SCCM
7 6 (11.54%) SCOM
7 6 (11.54%) SCVMM
7 6 (11.54%) Data Protection
7 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
7 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2
7 6 (11.54%) Retail
7 6 (11.54%) Degree
7 6 (11.54%) Selenium

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.92%) Apache
1 1 (1.92%) CMS
1 1 (1.92%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 15 (28.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.46%) MS Project
3 5 (9.62%) MS Office
4 4 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.85%) Magento
2 2 (3.85%) Summit
3 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (40.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (28.85%) Office 365
3 14 (26.92%) Azure Active Directory
3 14 (26.92%) Yammer
4 7 (13.46%) IaaS
5 6 (11.54%) PaaS
6 1 (1.92%) MailChimp
6 1 (1.92%) Pure360
6 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Internet
1 2 (3.85%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.92%) DNS
2 1 (1.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.85%) Power BI
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.92%) MySQL
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Selenium
2 4 (7.69%) JProfiler
2 4 (7.69%) JUnit
3 2 (3.85%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.85%) JMeter
3 2 (3.85%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.92%) WebSpeed
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
1 6 (11.54%) Retail
2 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Advertising
3 1 (1.92%) Law
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (46.15%) Consultant
2 20 (38.46%) Azure Consultant
3 15 (28.85%) Office 365 Consultant
4 14 (26.92%) Azure Engineer
4 14 (26.92%) Office 365 Engineer
4 14 (26.92%) Windows Consultant
4 14 (26.92%) Windows Engineer
5 12 (23.08%) Analyst
6 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Consultant
7 7 (13.46%) Cloud Consultant
7 7 (13.46%) Project Manager
8 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V Consultant
8 6 (11.54%) SCCM Consultant
8 6 (11.54%) Test Analyst
9 4 (7.69%) QA Analyst
9 4 (7.69%) QA Engineer
9 4 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (7.69%) Quality Analyst
9 4 (7.69%) Quality Engineer
9 4 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) HTML
1 2 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) Ajax
2 1 (1.92%) COM
2 1 (1.92%) CSS
2 1 (1.92%) HTML5
2 1 (1.92%) jQuery
2 1 (1.92%) LAMP
2 1 (1.92%) OLE
2 1 (1.92%) SOAP
2 1 (1.92%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (11.54%) Hybrid Cloud
1 6 (11.54%) Private Cloud
2 5 (9.62%) NHS
3 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.85%) e-Learning
3 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Social Media
4 1 (1.92%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.69%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.46%) Business Analysis
1 7 (13.46%) Project Management
2 6 (11.54%) Data Protection
2 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2
2 6 (11.54%) SDLC
3 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (9.62%) Change Management
3 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (7.69%) Coaching
4 4 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (7.69%) ERP
4 4 (7.69%) Process Improvement
4 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 4 (7.69%) Software Deployment
4 4 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (5.77%) CRM
5 3 (5.77%) Presales
5 3 (5.77%) Service Design
5 3 (5.77%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) Java
2 4 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.92%) C
4 1 (1.92%) PHP
4 1 (1.92%) Progress 4GL
4 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) ISEB
4 2 (3.85%) MBA
4 2 (3.85%) MCDBA
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.92%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) HL7
3 1 (1.92%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
2 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 6 (11.54%) SCCM
1 6 (11.54%) SCDPM
1 6 (11.54%) SCOM
1 6 (11.54%) SCOrch
1 6 (11.54%) SCVMM
2 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) VMware
2 1 (1.92%) Apple
2 1 (1.92%) Progress
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