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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 140 168 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 21.74% 23.80% 18.58%
As % of the Vendors category 46.05% 55.45% 47.67%
Number of salaries quoted 122 143 111
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £42,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
304 303 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 47.20% 42.92% 38.97%
Number of salaries quoted 261 249 217
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +5 38 £32,500 - 2
Tamworth +8 30 £28,700 +43.50% 4
Lichfield +5 18 £38,750 +3.33% 1
Stafford +5 17 £40,000 +56.86% 2
Burton-upon-Trent -3 10 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Cannock -2 1 £50,000 +42.85%
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 150 (59.76%) SQL Server
2 131 (52.19%) SQL
3 90 (35.86%) .NET
4 80 (31.87%) C#
4 80 (31.87%) Windows
5 68 (27.09%) MS Excel
6 60 (23.90%) T-SQL
7 52 (20.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 47 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (18.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 46 (18.33%) ASP.NET
10 43 (17.13%) SQL Server 2008
11 40 (15.94%) Project Management
12 37 (14.74%) MVC
13 36 (14.34%) Business Intelligence
14 34 (13.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 33 (13.15%) WCF
16 31 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
16 31 (12.35%) OO
17 30 (11.95%) MS Office
17 30 (11.95%) VMware
17 30 (11.95%) ASP.NET MVC
18 29 (11.55%) Performance Tuning
18 29 (11.55%) VMware Infrastructure
19 27 (10.76%) VB.NET
20 26 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
20 26 (10.36%) TDD
21 25 (9.96%) Hyper-V
22 24 (9.56%) Web Application Development
23 23 (9.16%) SaaS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (5.98%) Node.js
2 10 (3.98%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.59%) IIS
4 6 (2.39%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.40%) Lync
7 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.40%) GroupWise
Applications
1 68 (27.09%) MS Excel
2 30 (11.95%) MS Office
3 10 (3.98%) MS Project
4 5 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (5.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.16%) SaaS
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.40%) Office 365
4 1 (0.40%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.57%) LAN
2 18 (7.17%) WAN
3 17 (6.77%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.58%) DNS
5 10 (3.98%) VPN
6 9 (3.59%) DHCP
7 8 (3.19%) Wireless
8 5 (1.99%) Internet
8 5 (1.99%) VLAN
9 3 (1.20%) IP Telephony
9 3 (1.20%) WLAN
9 3 (1.20%) SAN
9 3 (1.20%) OSPF
9 3 (1.20%) BGP
9 3 (1.20%) EIGRP
9 3 (1.20%) Firewall
9 3 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.80%) Intranet
10 2 (0.80%) ADSL
10 2 (0.80%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (59.76%) SQL Server
2 52 (20.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (18.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (17.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 34 (13.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 19 (7.57%) Relational Database
7 17 (6.77%) NoSQL
7 17 (6.77%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (6.37%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (5.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 10 (3.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (3.19%) QlikView
12 7 (2.79%) Snowflake Schema
12 7 (2.79%) Star Schema
13 4 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (1.59%) Data Mining
14 3 (1.20%) OLTP
14 3 (1.20%) MS Access
15 2 (0.80%) OLAP
15 2 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (5.98%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.59%) NUnit
2 9 (3.59%) Rhino Mocks
3 7 (2.79%) Moq
3 7 (2.79%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.79%) MSTest
4 6 (2.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (1.59%) Ranorex
6 2 (0.80%) TestPartner
6 2 (0.80%) QADirector
7 1 (0.40%) Selenium
7 1 (0.40%) Xcode
7 1 (0.40%) Subversion
7 1 (0.40%) Hudson
General
1 23 (9.16%) Finance
1 23 (9.16%) Retail
2 9 (3.59%) Marketing
3 7 (2.79%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.59%) Advertising
5 2 (0.80%) Games
5 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.40%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 78 (31.08%) Developer
2 47 (18.73%) Analyst
3 35 (13.94%) .NET Developer
4 28 (11.16%) Administrator
5 16 (6.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (5.18%) DBA
7 12 (4.78%) Web Developer
7 12 (4.78%) Support Engineer
7 12 (4.78%) Systems Administrator
7 12 (4.78%) Business Analyst
8 11 (4.38%) Tester
9 10 (3.98%) Support Analyst
10 9 (3.59%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.59%) Graduate
10 9 (3.59%) Consultant
11 8 (3.19%) VB.NET Developer
11 8 (3.19%) SQL Developer
11 8 (3.19%) SQL DBA
11 8 (3.19%) IT Support
12 7 (2.79%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (35.86%) .NET
2 46 (18.33%) ASP.NET
3 33 (13.15%) WCF
4 30 (11.95%) ASP.NET MVC
5 21 (8.37%) WinForms
6 20 (7.97%) HTML
7 17 (6.77%) RESTful
8 16 (6.37%) WPF
9 15 (5.98%) CSS
9 15 (5.98%) ASP.NET Web API
10 13 (5.18%) .NET Framework
11 9 (3.59%) Castle Windsor
11 9 (3.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 7 (2.79%) Unity DI Container
12 7 (2.79%) Ninject
12 7 (2.79%) Web Services
12 7 (2.79%) XML
12 7 (2.79%) Spring.NET
12 7 (2.79%) Razor View Engine
13 6 (2.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.97%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.98%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.79%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (2.39%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.99%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.99%) Clustering
7 5 (1.99%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.20%) NHS
8 3 (1.20%) Replication
8 3 (1.20%) FMCG
9 2 (0.80%) Tandem
9 2 (0.80%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.80%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.80%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.80%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.80%) User Experience
10 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.40%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 80 (31.87%) Windows
2 31 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (5.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (5.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (4.78%) Windows XP
6 10 (3.98%) Linux
6 10 (3.98%) Windows 7
6 10 (3.98%) Windows 8
7 9 (3.59%) UNIX
8 5 (1.99%) Solaris
8 5 (1.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.99%) CentOS
8 5 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.20%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.40%) Android
11 1 (0.40%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (15.94%) Project Management
3 37 (14.74%) MVC
4 36 (14.34%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (12.35%) OO
6 29 (11.55%) Performance Tuning
7 26 (10.36%) TDD
8 24 (9.56%) Web Application Development
9 19 (7.57%) Scrum
10 18 (7.17%) CRM
11 17 (6.77%) BDD
12 16 (6.37%) Business Analysis
13 15 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (5.98%) Infrastructure Management
14 13 (5.18%) OOP
15 12 (4.78%) ERP
15 12 (4.78%) Workflow
15 12 (4.78%) Mentoring
16 11 (4.38%) SDLC
16 11 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 131 (52.19%) SQL
2 80 (31.87%) C#
3 60 (23.90%) T-SQL
4 27 (10.76%) VB.NET
5 15 (5.98%) Ruby
6 11 (4.38%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.39%) VB
8 5 (1.99%) VBA
8 5 (1.99%) Java
9 2 (0.80%) C
9 2 (0.80%) VB6
9 2 (0.80%) XAML
9 2 (0.80%) Haskell
9 2 (0.80%) Erlang
9 2 (0.80%) F#
9 2 (0.80%) Scala
9 2 (0.80%) Clojure
10 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.40%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (7.17%) MCITP
2 18 (7.17%) Degree
3 13 (5.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 13 (5.18%) MCSA
4 8 (3.19%) ISEB
5 7 (2.79%) CCNA
5 7 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.79%) MCSE
5 7 (2.79%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.39%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.99%) MCTS
7 5 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.20%) CCNP
10 2 (0.80%) HNC
10 2 (0.80%) CCA
10 2 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.78%) QA
2 11 (4.38%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (11.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (9.96%) Hyper-V
3 20 (7.97%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.99%) Terminal Server
4 5 (1.99%) vSphere
5 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.80%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.40%) Novell eDirectory
7 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (1.99%) Nagios
2 3 (1.20%) SCOM
3 2 (0.80%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.80%) SCCM
4 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (11.95%) VMware
2 10 (3.98%) Cisco
2 10 (3.98%) Citrix
3 9 (3.59%) Cognos
4 8 (3.19%) Oracle
5 7 (2.79%) Informatica
5 7 (2.79%) MicroStrategy
5 7 (2.79%) Tableau
6 5 (1.99%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.59%) Adobe
7 4 (1.59%) Alterian
8 3 (1.20%) Siemens
9 2 (0.80%) Apple
9 2 (0.80%) NetApp
9 2 (0.80%) Google
9 2 (0.80%) SonicWALL
10 1 (0.40%) Infor
10 1 (0.40%) Kaspersky
10 1 (0.40%) Veeam
10 1 (0.40%) M86 Security
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Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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Salary: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Big Red Recruitment Midlands Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
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Robert Walters
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
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Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Lichfield
Noir Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £61000 per annum + 20% bonus + homeworking
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Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum
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Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Training
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Stafford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
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Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Training + Bonus
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Staffordshire
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