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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 177 123 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 24.45% 18.55% 18.54%
As % of the Vendors category 53.47% 47.67% 42.92%
Number of salaries quoted 152 109 86
Average salary £36,250 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £57,500 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
331 258 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 45.72% 38.91% 43.20%
Number of salaries quoted 261 215 197
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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
Burton-upon-Trent -2 31 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Stoke-on-Trent +6 29 £32,500 -16.66% 6
Cannock +7 16 £35,000 -26.31%
Lichfield -2 8 £37,500 -9.09% 2
Tamworth -2 6 £20,000 -25.92%
Stafford -11 2 £25,500 -14.28%
Rugeley - 1 £22,000 -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

1 237 (71.17%) SQL
2 192 (57.66%) .NET
3 176 (52.85%) C#
4 173 (51.95%) SQL Server
5 128 (38.44%) ASP.NET
6 111 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 104 (31.23%) HTML
8 85 (25.53%) CSS
8 85 (25.53%) .NET Framework
9 68 (20.42%) JavaScript
10 65 (19.52%) VB.NET
11 64 (19.22%) XML
11 64 (19.22%) MVC
12 63 (18.92%) jQuery
13 62 (18.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 62 (18.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 59 (17.72%) HTML5
15 56 (16.82%) Ajax
16 50 (15.02%) Business Intelligence
17 47 (14.11%) Degree
18 44 (13.21%) Web Services
18 44 (13.21%) Windows
18 44 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
19 43 (12.91%) Web Development
20 42 (12.61%) MS Office
20 42 (12.61%) ETL
21 39 (11.71%) Finance
22 38 (11.41%) IIS
23 36 (10.81%) ITIL
23 36 (10.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 38 (11.41%) IIS
2 33 (9.91%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (2.10%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.80%) Node.js
6 3 (0.90%) CMS
6 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.60%) Drupal
7 2 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.60%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.60%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.30%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.30%) SAS
8 1 (0.30%) Lync
8 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 111 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 42 (12.61%) MS Office
3 9 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.40%) TargetLink
4 8 (2.40%) Simulink
4 8 (2.40%) Stateflow
5 2 (0.60%) MS Project
5 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.70%) Agresso
1 9 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.80%) Line 500
2 6 (1.80%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.31%) Office 365
2 6 (1.80%) ElastiCache
2 6 (1.80%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 6 (1.80%) Amazon S3
2 6 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.80%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.90%) LAN
1 13 (3.90%) TCP/IP
2 12 (3.60%) WAN
3 9 (2.70%) Internet
4 6 (1.80%) FTP
4 6 (1.80%) VPN
5 4 (1.20%) SAN
5 4 (1.20%) Firewall
5 4 (1.20%) Broadband
6 3 (0.90%) HTTP
7 2 (0.60%) VLAN
7 2 (0.60%) DNS
7 2 (0.60%) DHCP
8 1 (0.30%) VoIP
8 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.30%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.30%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (51.95%) SQL Server
2 62 (18.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 62 (18.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (10.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 28 (8.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (6.91%) OLAP
6 22 (6.61%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (4.80%) Crystal Reports
7 16 (4.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (4.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 13 (3.90%) QlikView
8 13 (3.90%) Relational Database
9 12 (3.60%) DTS
10 8 (2.40%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.80%) MySQL
11 6 (1.80%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (1.50%) Data Mining
13 4 (1.20%) OLTP
13 4 (1.20%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (9.61%) Subversion
2 31 (9.31%) Visual Studio
3 21 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (3.00%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (2.40%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (1.50%) MSTest
7 5 (1.50%) JIRA
8 4 (1.20%) NUnit
9 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.60%) LLBLGen Pro
10 2 (0.60%) NetAdvantage
11 1 (0.30%) MorphX
General
1 39 (11.71%) Finance
2 22 (6.61%) Retail
3 9 (2.70%) Billing
4 8 (2.40%) Electronics
4 8 (2.40%) Automotive
5 6 (1.80%) Games
6 5 (1.50%) Advertising
6 5 (1.50%) Marketing
7 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 212 (63.66%) Developer
2 95 (28.53%) .NET Developer
3 73 (21.92%) C# Developer
4 50 (15.02%) C# .NET Developer
5 42 (12.61%) ASP.NET Developer
6 31 (9.31%) Analyst
7 30 (9.01%) Senior Developer
8 29 (8.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 27 (8.11%) SQL Developer
10 23 (6.91%) DBA
11 19 (5.71%) Lead Developer
12 18 (5.41%) Agile .NET Developer
13 17 (5.11%) Agile C# Developer
13 17 (5.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 17 (5.11%) Administrator
14 16 (4.80%) SQL DBA
14 16 (4.80%) Web Developer
15 14 (4.20%) Business Developer
16 13 (3.90%) Junior
16 13 (3.90%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (57.66%) .NET
2 128 (38.44%) ASP.NET
3 104 (31.23%) HTML
4 85 (25.53%) CSS
4 85 (25.53%) .NET Framework
5 64 (19.22%) XML
6 63 (18.92%) jQuery
7 59 (17.72%) HTML5
8 56 (16.82%) Ajax
9 44 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 44 (13.21%) Web Services
10 27 (8.11%) WPF
10 27 (8.11%) WinForms
11 25 (7.51%) WCF
12 21 (6.31%) CSS3
13 19 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 12 (3.60%) Silverlight
15 8 (2.40%) XSLT
15 8 (2.40%) XHTML
16 7 (2.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.20%) N-Tier
2 9 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.40%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (2.10%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.80%) Social Media
6 5 (1.50%) Online Gambling
7 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.20%) Clustering
8 3 (0.90%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (0.90%) Replication
8 3 (0.90%) Open Source
9 2 (0.60%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.60%) Streaming Video
9 2 (0.60%) NHS
10 1 (0.30%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.30%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.30%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 44 (13.21%) Windows
2 17 (5.11%) UNIX
3 13 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (3.00%) Linux
5 9 (2.70%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.10%) Android
7 6 (1.80%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.90%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.60%) CentOS
11 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.30%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (19.22%) MVC
2 50 (15.02%) Business Intelligence
3 43 (12.91%) Web Development
4 42 (12.61%) ETL
5 36 (10.81%) ITIL
6 32 (9.61%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (5.71%) Unit Testing
8 18 (5.41%) OO
9 16 (4.80%) UML
10 15 (4.50%) SOA
11 14 (4.20%) E-Commerce
11 14 (4.20%) TDD
11 14 (4.20%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (3.30%) Database Security
12 11 (3.30%) SEO
12 11 (3.30%) Change Management
12 11 (3.30%) Data Architecture
12 11 (3.30%) Software Engineering
12 11 (3.30%) Business Analysis
13 10 (3.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 237 (71.17%) SQL
2 176 (52.85%) C#
3 68 (20.42%) JavaScript
4 65 (19.52%) VB.NET
5 32 (9.61%) T-SQL
6 23 (6.91%) VB
7 21 (6.31%) C++
8 18 (5.41%) C
9 9 (2.70%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.40%) PHP
10 8 (2.40%) Assembly Language
11 7 (2.10%) VBA
12 6 (1.80%) VB6
13 4 (1.20%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.20%) Java
14 3 (0.90%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.60%) X++
Qualifications
1 47 (14.11%) Degree
2 19 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (2.40%) MCSD
4 8 (2.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 7 (2.10%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.20%) MCSE
6 4 (1.20%) MCSA
7 3 (0.90%) ISEB
8 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.30%) HND
9 1 (0.30%) PMP
9 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.80%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.40%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.20%) XenApp
4 4 (1.20%) vSphere
5 2 (0.60%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.30%) Xen
6 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (1.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (1.20%) SCCM
3 3 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.60%) Nagios
5 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (6.01%) Oracle
2 18 (5.41%) Cisco
2 18 (5.41%) Citrix
3 16 (4.80%) VMware
4 8 (2.40%) Apple
4 8 (2.40%) MathWorks
4 8 (2.40%) MKS
5 6 (1.80%) ATG
5 6 (1.80%) Sage
5 6 (1.80%) Kronos
6 5 (1.50%) AccuRev
6 5 (1.50%) HP
7 4 (1.20%) Logi Analytics
7 4 (1.20%) Cognos
7 4 (1.20%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.60%) Altiris
8 2 (0.60%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.60%) Avaya
8 2 (0.60%) Symantec
8 2 (0.60%) Novell
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: Competitive, Grade 7
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
LA International
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Required IT
Salary: £30,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Required IT
Salary: £30,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Salary: highly negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Salary: highly negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + On-call allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + pension, great environment!
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 17 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago