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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 11 19
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 40 14 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 29.41% 6.97% 7.26%
As % of the Vendors category 47.06% 14.89% 13.71%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 13
Average salary £42,500 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.57% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,000 £57,500
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
85 94 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 62.50% 46.77% 52.99%
Number of salaries quoted 58 71 88
Average salary £43,750 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,000 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £79,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 31 (62.00%) MS Excel
2 21 (42.00%) Project Management
3 20 (40.00%) SAP
3 20 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (38.00%) SAP Certification
4 19 (38.00%) Salesforce.com
4 19 (38.00%) Change Management
4 19 (38.00%) Manufacturing
4 19 (38.00%) Games
4 19 (38.00%) Retail
4 19 (38.00%) SaaS
5 17 (34.00%) CRM
5 17 (34.00%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (16.00%) ERP
6 8 (16.00%) Finance
7 7 (14.00%) Windows
7 7 (14.00%) HP
7 7 (14.00%) VMware
7 7 (14.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (12.00%) ABAP
8 6 (12.00%) NetApp
8 6 (12.00%) Billing
8 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (10.00%) .NET
9 5 (10.00%) MS Office
9 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
9 5 (10.00%) Citrix
9 5 (10.00%) SAN
9 5 (10.00%) Business Continuity
9 5 (10.00%) Hyper-V

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 31 (62.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.00%) MS Office
3 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (8.00%) SAP ERP
3 3 (6.00%) SAP CRM
3 3 (6.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (6.00%) SAP CO
3 3 (6.00%) SAP SD
3 3 (6.00%) SAP FI
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 19 (38.00%) SaaS
2 2 (4.00%) Office 365
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) SAN
2 3 (6.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.00%) NAS
3 1 (2.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SAP HANA
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (6.00%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) LSMW
2 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (38.00%) Manufacturing
1 19 (38.00%) Games
1 19 (38.00%) Retail
2 8 (16.00%) Finance
3 6 (12.00%) Billing
4 4 (8.00%) Aerospace
4 4 (8.00%) Marketing
5 3 (6.00%) General Ledger
6 2 (4.00%) Local Government
6 2 (4.00%) Automotive
7 1 (2.00%) Welsh Language
7 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (50.00%) Consultant
2 9 (18.00%) SAP Consultant
2 9 (18.00%) CRM Consultant
3 5 (10.00%) Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Sales Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) Functional Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Data Migration Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) SAP Architect
5 3 (6.00%) SAP Data Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) SAP CRM Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) SAP Project Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Data Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) SAP Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.00%) jQuery
3 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) CSS
3 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) AS400
3 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) UNIX
3 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (6.00%) Linux
4 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Project Management
2 20 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (38.00%) Change Management
4 17 (34.00%) CRM
5 8 (16.00%) ERP
6 5 (10.00%) Business Continuity
7 4 (8.00%) Business Development
7 4 (8.00%) Service Management
7 4 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.00%) Time Management
8 3 (6.00%) MVC
8 3 (6.00%) Workflow
8 3 (6.00%) Validation
8 3 (6.00%) Migration
8 3 (6.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.00%) SAP Implementation
8 3 (6.00%) Network Design
8 3 (6.00%) Logistics
8 3 (6.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 3 (6.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) ABAP
2 3 (6.00%) SQL
3 2 (4.00%) C
3 2 (4.00%) C#
3 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) SAP Certification
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.00%) MCSE
3 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) ECDL
5 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.00%) MCSA
5 1 (2.00%) CCNA
5 1 (2.00%) IRCA
5 1 (2.00%) CCA
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.00%) NCIE
5 1 (2.00%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.00%) TickIT
1 1 (2.00%) ISO 14001
1 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.00%) XenDesktop
3 4 (8.00%) XenApp
4 3 (6.00%) XenServer
4 3 (6.00%) vSphere
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) SCOM
2 2 (4.00%) SCDPM
2 2 (4.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.00%) SCSM
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.00%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 20 (40.00%) SAP
2 19 (38.00%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (14.00%) VMware
3 7 (14.00%) HP
4 6 (12.00%) NetApp
5 5 (10.00%) Citrix
6 4 (8.00%) Cisco
7 3 (6.00%) Business Objects
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle
8 2 (4.00%) Dell
8 2 (4.00%) Fujitsu
9 1 (2.00%) Brocade
9 1 (2.00%) Symantec
9 1 (2.00%) IBM
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