The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 121 171 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 19.97% 22.09% 23.50%
As % of the Vendors category 40.47% 51.35% 57.93%
Number of salaries quoted 105 152 142
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Microsoft
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Vendors Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
299 333 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 49.34% 43.02% 40.57%
Number of salaries quoted 256 282 228
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,600 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Staffordshire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +9 38 £34,000 -9.33% 4
Stafford +8 26 £40,000 +37.93% 7
Tamworth -1 25 £28,550 +42.75% 2
Burton-upon-Trent +1 9 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Lichfield -4 3 £51,250 +55.30% 2
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

1 138 (61.88%) SQL Server
2 107 (47.98%) SQL
3 88 (39.46%) .NET
4 80 (35.87%) C#
5 73 (32.74%) MS Excel
6 70 (31.39%) Windows
7 57 (25.56%) ASP.NET
8 47 (21.08%) T-SQL
9 45 (20.18%) MVC
10 44 (19.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 41 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
12 39 (17.49%) SQL Server 2008
13 36 (16.14%) MS Office
13 36 (16.14%) OO
14 33 (14.80%) ASP.NET MVC
15 32 (14.35%) Windows Server 2008
16 31 (13.90%) WCF
17 29 (13.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 27 (12.11%) Retail
19 26 (11.66%) TDD
19 26 (11.66%) VMware
19 26 (11.66%) Web Application Development
20 25 (11.21%) NoSQL
20 25 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
21 24 (10.76%) Active Directory
21 24 (10.76%) Microsoft Certification
21 24 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure
22 23 (10.31%) Hyper-V
22 23 (10.31%) LAN
22 23 (10.31%) VB.NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 21 (9.42%) Node.js
2 13 (5.83%) IIS
3 11 (4.93%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.59%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.45%) CMS
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.45%) Lync
7 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 73 (32.74%) MS Excel
2 36 (16.14%) MS Office
3 6 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.24%) MS Project
5 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.83%) SaaS
2 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.45%) Office 365
4 1 (0.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.31%) LAN
2 22 (9.87%) WAN
3 20 (8.97%) TCP/IP
4 15 (6.73%) VPN
5 14 (6.28%) DNS
6 10 (4.48%) Wireless
7 9 (4.04%) DHCP
8 5 (2.24%) Internet
8 5 (2.24%) VLAN
9 4 (1.79%) Firewall
10 3 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.35%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.35%) OSPF
10 3 (1.35%) BGP
10 3 (1.35%) EIGRP
10 3 (1.35%) SAN
10 3 (1.35%) WLAN
11 2 (0.90%) ADSL
11 2 (0.90%) PSTN
11 2 (0.90%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (61.88%) SQL Server
2 44 (19.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (17.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (13.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (11.21%) NoSQL
6 18 (8.07%) Relational Database
6 18 (8.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (7.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (2.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (1.79%) Data Mining
11 4 (1.79%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.35%) OLTP
13 2 (0.90%) OLAP
13 2 (0.90%) QlikView
13 2 (0.90%) MySQL
13 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
14 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
14 1 (0.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 21 (9.42%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (2.24%) Rhino Mocks
4 5 (2.24%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.24%) NUnit
5 2 (0.90%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.45%) MSTest
6 1 (0.45%) Moq
6 1 (0.45%) Hudson
6 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.45%) Subversion
6 1 (0.45%) TestPartner
6 1 (0.45%) QADirector
6 1 (0.45%) Xcode
6 1 (0.45%) AccuRev
General
1 27 (12.11%) Retail
2 18 (8.07%) Finance
3 11 (4.93%) Marketing
4 8 (3.59%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.90%) Advertising
6 2 (0.90%) Games
7 1 (0.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 75 (33.63%) Developer
2 42 (18.83%) Analyst
3 35 (15.70%) .NET Developer
4 22 (9.87%) Administrator
5 15 (6.73%) Support Engineer
6 14 (6.28%) Web Developer
7 12 (5.38%) DBA
8 11 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (4.48%) Data Analyst
10 9 (4.04%) Consultant
11 8 (3.59%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.59%) Team Leader
11 8 (3.59%) SQL DBA
12 7 (3.14%) Support Analyst
12 7 (3.14%) Graduate
13 6 (2.69%) Software Developer
13 6 (2.69%) Help Desk Analyst
13 6 (2.69%) Systems Administrator
13 6 (2.69%) Lead Developer
13 6 (2.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (39.46%) .NET
2 57 (25.56%) ASP.NET
3 33 (14.80%) ASP.NET MVC
4 31 (13.90%) WCF
5 22 (9.87%) HTML
5 22 (9.87%) RESTful
6 21 (9.42%) ASP.NET Web API
7 19 (8.52%) CSS
8 14 (6.28%) XML
8 14 (6.28%) .NET Framework
8 14 (6.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 13 (5.83%) HTML5
9 13 (5.83%) WinForms
10 10 (4.48%) Ajax
10 10 (4.48%) jQuery
11 9 (4.04%) Web Services
12 6 (2.69%) WPF
13 5 (2.24%) Castle Windsor
14 4 (1.79%) LINQ
14 4 (1.79%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.42%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.59%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.24%) Visualisation
4 5 (2.24%) Clustering
4 5 (2.24%) Private Cloud
5 4 (1.79%) Tandem
5 4 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.79%) Replication
6 3 (1.35%) Statistics
6 3 (1.35%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.35%) FMCG
7 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.90%) Blog
7 2 (0.90%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.90%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.45%) Wiki
8 1 (0.45%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 70 (31.39%) Windows
2 32 (14.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (7.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (4.93%) Windows 7
5 11 (4.93%) Windows 8
6 9 (4.04%) UNIX
7 8 (3.59%) Windows XP
8 7 (3.14%) Linux
9 5 (2.24%) Solaris
9 5 (2.24%) CentOS
9 5 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.90%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.18%) MVC
2 41 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (16.14%) OO
4 26 (11.66%) TDD
4 26 (11.66%) Web Application Development
5 25 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (9.87%) Performance Tuning
7 21 (9.42%) Project Management
7 21 (9.42%) BDD
8 14 (6.28%) CRM
8 14 (6.28%) OOP
9 12 (5.38%) Infrastructure Management
10 10 (4.48%) Mentoring
10 10 (4.48%) SDLC
11 9 (4.04%) Analytics
11 9 (4.04%) E-Commerce
11 9 (4.04%) Workflow
11 9 (4.04%) Business Analysis
12 8 (3.59%) Web Development
12 8 (3.59%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 107 (47.98%) SQL
2 80 (35.87%) C#
3 47 (21.08%) T-SQL
4 23 (10.31%) VB.NET
5 21 (9.42%) Ruby
6 17 (7.62%) JavaScript
7 11 (4.93%) VB
8 5 (2.24%) Java
9 3 (1.35%) VBA
10 2 (0.90%) VB6
10 2 (0.90%) Haskell
10 2 (0.90%) Erlang
10 2 (0.90%) F#
10 2 (0.90%) Scala
10 2 (0.90%) Clojure
11 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.45%) XPath
11 1 (0.45%) VC++
11 1 (0.45%) Python
11 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 24 (10.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (7.62%) MCITP
3 14 (6.28%) Degree
4 10 (4.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (4.48%) CCNA
4 10 (4.48%) MCSA
5 8 (3.59%) MCSE
6 7 (3.14%) Security Cleared
6 7 (3.14%) MCTS
7 6 (2.69%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.79%) CCNP
8 4 (1.79%) ISEB
9 3 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.45%) CCA
11 1 (0.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.59%) SLA
1 8 (3.59%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 24 (10.76%) Active Directory
1 24 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (10.31%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.14%) Terminal Server
4 5 (2.24%) vSphere
5 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.90%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (2.24%) Nagios
2 2 (0.90%) SCOM
3 1 (0.45%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (11.66%) VMware
2 12 (5.38%) Cognos
3 11 (4.93%) Citrix
4 8 (3.59%) Cisco
5 5 (2.24%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.79%) Business Objects
6 4 (1.79%) Adobe
6 4 (1.79%) Alterian
7 3 (1.35%) Siemens
8 2 (0.90%) SonicWALL
8 2 (0.90%) SAP
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle
8 2 (0.90%) NetApp
9 1 (0.45%) Apple
9 1 (0.45%) Symantec
9 1 (0.45%) McAfee
9 1 (0.45%) HP
9 1 (0.45%) Avaya
9 1 (0.45%) Informatica
9 1 (0.45%) MicroStrategy
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