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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 118 156 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 18.97% 22.51% 25.50%
As % of the Vendors category 39.20% 52.53% 60.32%
Number of salaries quoted 103 130 137
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,250 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
301 297 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 48.39% 42.86% 42.28%
Number of salaries quoted 259 248 216
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £24,125
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Tamworth -5 27 £34,000 +65.85% 2
Stoke-on-Trent -2 26 £30,000 -22.07% 4
Stafford +3 23 £40,000 +33.33% 9
Burton-upon-Trent +1 6 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Lichfield -9 5 £34,000 +13.33% 1
Cannock +2 3 £27,500 -31.25%
Uttoxeter - 1 - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 124 (63.27%) SQL Server
2 100 (51.02%) SQL
3 86 (43.88%) .NET
4 74 (37.76%) C#
5 73 (37.24%) Windows
6 72 (36.73%) MS Excel
7 56 (28.57%) ASP.NET
8 40 (20.41%) MVC
9 39 (19.90%) T-SQL
10 38 (19.39%) MS Office
11 36 (18.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 34 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (17.35%) SQL Server 2008
13 32 (16.33%) Active Directory
14 31 (15.82%) OO
14 31 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
15 27 (13.78%) ASP.NET MVC
16 26 (13.27%) VB.NET
17 25 (12.76%) HTML
17 25 (12.76%) WCF
18 24 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
19 23 (11.73%) CSS
19 23 (11.73%) Enterprise Software
20 22 (11.22%) Microsoft Certification
20 22 (11.22%) Retail
21 21 (10.71%) VMware
21 21 (10.71%) Hyper-V
22 20 (10.20%) Web Application Development
22 20 (10.20%) NoSQL
22 20 (10.20%) TDD

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 16 (8.16%) IIS
1 16 (8.16%) Node.js
2 14 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.12%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.02%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.51%) Lync
7 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.51%) CMS
Applications
1 72 (36.73%) MS Excel
2 38 (19.39%) MS Office
3 7 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.04%) MS Project
5 2 (1.02%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.59%) SaaS
2 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.53%) Office 365
3 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.69%) TCP/IP
2 18 (9.18%) LAN
3 17 (8.67%) WAN
4 9 (4.59%) VPN
5 7 (3.57%) DNS
5 7 (3.57%) Firewall
6 6 (3.06%) DHCP
7 4 (2.04%) Wireless
7 4 (2.04%) Internet
8 3 (1.53%) SAN
9 2 (1.02%) VLAN
10 1 (0.51%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.51%) WebEx
10 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.51%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (0.51%) ADSL
10 1 (0.51%) SMTP
10 1 (0.51%) PSTN
10 1 (0.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (63.27%) SQL Server
2 36 (18.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (17.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (10.20%) NoSQL
5 19 (9.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (9.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (8.67%) Relational Database
8 13 (6.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (5.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (2.55%) Data Mining
10 5 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (2.04%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.53%) OLTP
12 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (1.02%) OLAP
13 2 (1.02%) MySQL
13 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
14 1 (0.51%) QlikView
14 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (2.55%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.04%) NUnit
4 4 (2.04%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.51%) AccuRev
5 1 (0.51%) Hudson
5 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.51%) Xcode
5 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 22 (11.22%) Retail
2 17 (8.67%) Finance
3 12 (6.12%) Marketing
4 7 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.53%) Advertising
6 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.02%) Games
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 72 (36.73%) Developer
2 35 (17.86%) Analyst
3 32 (16.33%) .NET Developer
4 15 (7.65%) Web Developer
4 15 (7.65%) Support Engineer
5 13 (6.63%) Administrator
6 11 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (4.59%) Lead Developer
8 8 (4.08%) Data Analyst
8 8 (4.08%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.08%) IT Support
9 7 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.06%) Team Leader
10 6 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.06%) Senior Developer
11 5 (2.55%) Consultant
11 5 (2.55%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.55%) Software Developer
11 5 (2.55%) Technical Consultant
11 5 (2.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (43.88%) .NET
2 56 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 27 (13.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (12.76%) HTML
4 25 (12.76%) WCF
5 23 (11.73%) CSS
6 17 (8.67%) RESTful
6 17 (8.67%) XML
7 16 (8.16%) ASP.NET Web API
7 16 (8.16%) .NET Framework
8 14 (7.14%) WinForms
8 14 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 14 (7.14%) HTML5
9 13 (6.63%) Ajax
10 9 (4.59%) jQuery
10 9 (4.59%) Web Services
11 6 (3.06%) LINQ
12 4 (2.04%) NHibernate
12 4 (2.04%) MonoRail
12 4 (2.04%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.73%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.06%) Open Source
5 5 (2.55%) Replication
6 4 (2.04%) Tandem
6 4 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.04%) Statistics
6 4 (2.04%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.53%) FMCG
7 3 (1.53%) Blog
8 2 (1.02%) Clustering
8 2 (1.02%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.02%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.51%) Wiki
9 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.51%) EPoS
9 1 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 73 (37.24%) Windows
2 31 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (6.63%) Windows 7
3 13 (6.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (5.10%) Windows 8
6 7 (3.57%) Windows XP
7 6 (3.06%) UNIX
8 4 (2.04%) Linux
9 2 (1.02%) Solaris
9 2 (1.02%) CentOS
9 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.41%) MVC
2 34 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (15.82%) OO
4 24 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (10.20%) Web Application Development
5 20 (10.20%) TDD
6 19 (9.69%) Project Management
7 16 (8.16%) BDD
8 15 (7.65%) OOP
9 13 (6.63%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (5.61%) Web Development
10 11 (5.61%) ITIL
10 11 (5.61%) PRINCE2
10 11 (5.61%) CRM
11 10 (5.10%) Workflow
11 10 (5.10%) E-Commerce
12 9 (4.59%) Infrastructure Management
12 9 (4.59%) Analytics
13 7 (3.57%) Mentoring
14 6 (3.06%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 100 (51.02%) SQL
2 74 (37.76%) C#
3 39 (19.90%) T-SQL
4 26 (13.27%) VB.NET
5 18 (9.18%) JavaScript
6 16 (8.16%) Ruby
7 12 (6.12%) VB
8 8 (4.08%) Java
9 4 (2.04%) VBA
10 3 (1.53%) VB6
11 2 (1.02%) Haskell
11 2 (1.02%) Erlang
11 2 (1.02%) F#
11 2 (1.02%) Clojure
11 2 (1.02%) Scala
12 1 (0.51%) XPath
12 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.51%) PHP
12 1 (0.51%) Python
12 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 22 (11.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (5.61%) Degree
3 10 (5.10%) MCITP
4 6 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (3.06%) MCSA
5 5 (2.55%) MCSE
6 4 (2.04%) MCTS
6 4 (2.04%) CCNA
6 4 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.53%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.02%) MCP
8 2 (1.02%) ISEB
8 2 (1.02%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.51%) CCNP
9 1 (0.51%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.06%) QA
2 4 (2.04%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 32 (16.33%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.71%) Hyper-V
3 18 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.04%) Terminal Server
4 4 (2.04%) XenApp
5 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.02%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.02%) Nagios
1 2 (1.02%) SCOM
2 1 (0.51%) Plesk
2 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (10.71%) VMware
2 12 (6.12%) Citrix
3 11 (5.61%) Cognos
4 8 (4.08%) Cisco
5 4 (2.04%) Alterian
5 4 (2.04%) Business Objects
5 4 (2.04%) Adobe
5 4 (2.04%) Avaya
5 4 (2.04%) Veeam
6 2 (1.02%) SAP
6 2 (1.02%) NetApp
6 2 (1.02%) Nortel
6 2 (1.02%) McAfee
6 2 (1.02%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.02%) SonicWALL
7 1 (0.51%) Nintex
7 1 (0.51%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.51%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.51%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.51%) Apple
Stafford
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30-40k + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum £35-45k + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + + Excellent Bonus + Oncall
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28550 per annum + Non contrib Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
EMBS - People Transfer
Salary: £25k Base + £50k OTE + Pension/Medical/36 days
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, training fund, certifications
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Qualification Allowance + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits Package/ Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 7 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 11 days ago
Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 11 days ago
Stafford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 14 days ago
Stafford
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Great Progression/ Training Opportunities
Posted: 18 days ago
Staffordshire
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago