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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 63 19 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 38.65% 10.80% 10.66%
As % of the Vendors category 56.76% 21.11% 19.27%
Number of salaries quoted 22 10 14
Average salary £46,250 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,475 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,250 £51,000 £62,000
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
111 90 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 68.10% 51.14% 55.33%
Number of salaries quoted 61 65 75
Average salary £42,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.72% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £48,400 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £75,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 57 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 43 (56.58%) Project Management
3 42 (55.26%) Business Intelligence
3 42 (55.26%) SAP
4 41 (53.95%) Salesforce.com
4 41 (53.95%) SAP Certification
4 41 (53.95%) Change Management
4 41 (53.95%) Manufacturing
4 41 (53.95%) Games
4 41 (53.95%) Retail
4 41 (53.95%) SaaS
5 36 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (42.11%) CRM
7 16 (21.05%) ERP
8 14 (18.42%) ABAP
9 12 (15.79%) Billing
10 11 (14.47%) Finance
11 10 (13.16%) Service Management
11 10 (13.16%) Dynamics CRM
12 8 (10.53%) Migration
12 8 (10.53%) VMware
12 8 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (10.53%) SAP HANA
12 8 (10.53%) SAP ERP
12 8 (10.53%) Time Management
13 7 (9.21%) Data Migration
13 7 (9.21%) Data Cleansing
13 7 (9.21%) Data Validation
13 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
13 7 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 4 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.32%) Lync
Applications
1 57 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.95%) MS Office
3 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (13.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (10.53%) SAP ERP
3 7 (9.21%) SAP CRM
3 7 (9.21%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (9.21%) SAP CO
3 7 (9.21%) SAP SD
3 7 (9.21%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 41 (53.95%) SaaS
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) SAN
2 3 (3.95%) Firewall
3 1 (1.32%) VLAN
3 1 (1.32%) NAS
3 1 (1.32%) BGP
3 1 (1.32%) EIGRP
3 1 (1.32%) VoIP
3 1 (1.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) SAP HANA
2 7 (9.21%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (9.21%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) LSMW
2 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (53.95%) Manufacturing
1 41 (53.95%) Games
1 41 (53.95%) Retail
2 12 (15.79%) Billing
3 11 (14.47%) Finance
4 7 (9.21%) Aerospace
4 7 (9.21%) General Ledger
5 4 (5.26%) Marketing
6 2 (2.63%) Local Government
7 1 (1.32%) Welsh Language
7 1 (1.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 42 (55.26%) Consultant
2 21 (27.63%) SAP Consultant
3 16 (21.05%) CRM Consultant
4 8 (10.53%) Architect
4 8 (10.53%) Sales Consultant
5 7 (9.21%) Migration Consultant
5 7 (9.21%) SAP CRM Consultant
5 7 (9.21%) Data Consultant
5 7 (9.21%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
5 7 (9.21%) SAP Architect
5 7 (9.21%) SAP Data Consultant
5 7 (9.21%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 7 (9.21%) Data Migration Consultant
6 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Consultant
6 6 (7.89%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (7.89%) Developer
7 5 (6.58%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.58%) Functional Consultant
7 5 (6.58%) SAP Manager
7 5 (6.58%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) .NET
2 2 (2.63%) jQuery
3 1 (1.32%) HTML
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.32%) CSS
3 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.21%) Windows
2 5 (6.58%) UNIX
3 3 (3.95%) Linux
4 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.32%) AIX
5 1 (1.32%) Solaris
5 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (56.58%) Project Management
2 42 (55.26%) Business Intelligence
3 41 (53.95%) Change Management
4 32 (42.11%) CRM
5 16 (21.05%) ERP
6 10 (13.16%) Service Management
7 8 (10.53%) Migration
7 8 (10.53%) Time Management
8 7 (9.21%) Data Migration
8 7 (9.21%) Data Cleansing
8 7 (9.21%) Data Validation
8 7 (9.21%) Workflow
8 7 (9.21%) Validation
8 7 (9.21%) Logistics
8 7 (9.21%) SAP Implementation
9 5 (6.58%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 5 (6.58%) Business Continuity
9 5 (6.58%) Configuration Management
10 4 (5.26%) ITIL
10 4 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.42%) ABAP
2 2 (2.63%) SQL
2 2 (2.63%) C
2 2 (2.63%) C#
2 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (53.95%) SAP Certification
2 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.58%) MCSE
3 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.63%) CCA
4 2 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.32%) Degree
5 1 (1.32%) ECDL
5 1 (1.32%) NCIE
5 1 (1.32%) VCP5
5 1 (1.32%) CCEA
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.32%) MCSD
5 1 (1.32%) MCSA
5 1 (1.32%) CCNA
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.58%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.26%) XenApp
3 4 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.26%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.95%) vSphere
4 3 (3.95%) XenServer
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) SCOM
2 3 (3.95%) SCCM
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.32%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.32%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.32%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 42 (55.26%) SAP
2 41 (53.95%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (10.53%) VMware
4 7 (9.21%) Business Objects
4 7 (9.21%) HP
5 6 (7.89%) Citrix
5 6 (7.89%) NetApp
6 5 (6.58%) Cisco
7 2 (2.63%) Oracle
7 2 (2.63%) Dell
7 2 (2.63%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.32%) Brocade
8 1 (1.32%) Symantec
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