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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 112 120 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 17.72% 19.32% 17.53%
As % of the Vendors category 42.11% 46.88% 39.91%
Number of salaries quoted 96 101 86
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,750 £19,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £62,500
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
266 256 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 42.09% 41.22% 43.93%
Number of salaries quoted 218 223 194
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,976 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Stoke-on-Trent +11 29 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Burton-upon-Trent +13 21 £45,000 +42.85% 2
Lichfield -2 11 £24,500 -30.00% 1
Stafford -7 9 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Cannock -4 3 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Tamworth -14 3 £27,000 +31.70%
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 190 (66.67%) SQL
2 151 (52.98%) SQL Server
3 145 (50.88%) C#
4 132 (46.32%) .NET
5 116 (40.70%) MS Excel
6 92 (32.28%) ASP.NET
7 65 (22.81%) HTML
8 64 (22.46%) Windows
9 59 (20.70%) .NET Framework
10 52 (18.25%) JavaScript
10 52 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
11 50 (17.54%) jQuery
12 48 (16.84%) MVC
12 48 (16.84%) MS Office
13 44 (15.44%) XML
14 43 (15.09%) Ajax
14 43 (15.09%) CSS
14 43 (15.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 39 (13.68%) SharePoint
16 37 (12.98%) VB.NET
16 37 (12.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 37 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
17 36 (12.63%) Degree
18 34 (11.93%) ITIL
19 33 (11.58%) Active Directory
20 32 (11.23%) Mentoring
21 31 (10.88%) Subversion
22 29 (10.18%) SQL Server 2008
22 29 (10.18%) CRM
23 28 (9.82%) Visual Studio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 39 (13.68%) SharePoint
2 26 (9.12%) IIS
3 12 (4.21%) SharePoint Server
4 11 (3.86%) MS Exchange
5 10 (3.51%) SAS
6 8 (2.81%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.05%) CMS
8 3 (1.05%) Lync
9 2 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.70%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.35%) Drupal
10 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.35%) Confluence
10 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 116 (40.70%) MS Excel
2 48 (16.84%) MS Office
3 20 (7.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (3.86%) Simulink
4 11 (3.86%) Stateflow
4 11 (3.86%) TargetLink
5 2 (0.70%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (8.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (3.51%) Line 500
3 9 (3.16%) Agresso
4 6 (2.11%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.32%) Office 365
2 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.72%) LAN
2 17 (5.96%) WAN
3 13 (4.56%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.16%) Firewall
5 8 (2.81%) VPN
6 6 (2.11%) SAN
6 6 (2.11%) Internet
6 6 (2.11%) FTP
7 4 (1.40%) DNS
7 4 (1.40%) DHCP
8 3 (1.05%) VLAN
9 2 (0.70%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.70%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (0.70%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (52.98%) SQL Server
2 43 (15.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (12.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (10.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (6.32%) Crystal Reports
6 17 (5.96%) Relational Database
7 15 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (3.86%) RDBMS
9 9 (3.16%) QlikView
9 9 (3.16%) Big Data
10 8 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (2.11%) OLAP
12 4 (1.40%) MS Access
12 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (1.05%) Base SAS
14 2 (0.70%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
15 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (10.88%) Subversion
2 28 (9.82%) Visual Studio
3 11 (3.86%) Rational DOORS
4 10 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
4 10 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (3.16%) NetAdvantage
5 9 (3.16%) LLBLGen Pro
6 6 (2.11%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (1.75%) NUnit
7 5 (1.75%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.70%) MSTest
9 1 (0.35%) JIRA
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 28 (9.82%) Finance
2 16 (5.61%) Retail
3 13 (4.56%) Marketing
3 13 (4.56%) Automotive
4 11 (3.86%) Electronics
5 5 (1.75%) Advertising
6 3 (1.05%) Legal
6 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.35%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 153 (53.68%) Developer
2 53 (18.60%) .NET Developer
3 43 (15.09%) C# Developer
4 41 (14.39%) Analyst
5 27 (9.47%) Senior Developer
6 25 (8.77%) Administrator
7 23 (8.07%) Web Developer
8 22 (7.72%) C# .NET Developer
9 18 (6.32%) Software Engineer
10 16 (5.61%) Software Developer
11 15 (5.26%) Team Leader
12 14 (4.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 13 (4.56%) SQL Developer
14 12 (4.21%) Development Team Leader
14 12 (4.21%) Lead Developer
14 12 (4.21%) Business Developer
14 12 (4.21%) DBA
14 12 (4.21%) Applications Developer
14 12 (4.21%) .NET Team Leader
15 11 (3.86%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (46.32%) .NET
2 92 (32.28%) ASP.NET
3 65 (22.81%) HTML
4 59 (20.70%) .NET Framework
5 50 (17.54%) jQuery
6 44 (15.44%) XML
7 43 (15.09%) CSS
7 43 (15.09%) Ajax
8 26 (9.12%) WinForms
9 24 (8.42%) ASP.NET MVC
10 23 (8.07%) WPF
11 21 (7.37%) Web Services
12 14 (4.91%) Silverlight
12 14 (4.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 12 (4.21%) WCF
13 12 (4.21%) LINQ
13 12 (4.21%) HTML5
14 9 (3.16%) WF
15 7 (2.46%) J2EE
15 7 (2.46%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.26%) Visualisation
3 14 (4.91%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.86%) Embedded Systems
5 10 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.46%) Statistics
6 7 (2.46%) Clustering
7 6 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (2.11%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.75%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.40%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (1.40%) PDA
9 4 (1.40%) Open Source
9 4 (1.40%) Replication
10 3 (1.05%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.05%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.70%) Physics
11 2 (0.70%) Blog
12 1 (0.35%) Online Gambling
12 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 64 (22.46%) Windows
2 24 (8.42%) UNIX
3 20 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 9 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.81%) Windows 8
6 8 (2.81%) Linux
7 7 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 7 (2.46%) CentOS
8 6 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.75%) Solaris
10 4 (1.40%) Android
11 3 (1.05%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (16.84%) MVC
3 34 (11.93%) ITIL
4 32 (11.23%) Mentoring
5 29 (10.18%) CRM
6 25 (8.77%) OO
7 23 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (7.37%) Web Development
9 20 (7.02%) ETL
10 19 (6.67%) Software Engineering
11 16 (5.61%) Analytics
12 14 (4.91%) E-Commerce
13 13 (4.56%) Configuration Management
13 13 (4.56%) Scrum
13 13 (4.56%) Time Management
13 13 (4.56%) Data Visualisation
14 12 (4.21%) TDD
14 12 (4.21%) Validation
14 12 (4.21%) UML
15 11 (3.86%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 190 (66.67%) SQL
2 145 (50.88%) C#
3 52 (18.25%) JavaScript
4 37 (12.98%) VB.NET
5 25 (8.77%) C++
6 23 (8.07%) VB
7 20 (7.02%) C
8 19 (6.67%) T-SQL
9 14 (4.91%) VBA
10 12 (4.21%) VB6
11 11 (3.86%) Assembly Language
11 11 (3.86%) Java
12 9 (3.16%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.70%) PHP
13 2 (0.70%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.35%) F#
14 1 (0.35%) Scala
14 1 (0.35%) Clojure
14 1 (0.35%) Python
14 1 (0.35%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 36 (12.63%) Degree
2 18 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.11%) MCSD
3 6 (2.11%) ISEB
3 6 (2.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 6 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (1.75%) MCSA
4 5 (1.75%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.75%) MCP
5 4 (1.40%) MCSE
6 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.70%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.35%) CISSP
7 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.35%) MBA
7 1 (0.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.05%) SLA
1 3 (1.05%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 33 (11.58%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 10 (3.51%) vSphere
4 5 (1.75%) XenApp
5 3 (1.05%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (2.46%) Nagios
2 6 (2.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (1.40%) SCCM
3 4 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.35%) Plesk
4 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (8.07%) VMware
2 17 (5.96%) Oracle
2 17 (5.96%) Cisco
2 17 (5.96%) Citrix
3 11 (3.86%) Sage
3 11 (3.86%) MathWorks
3 11 (3.86%) MKS
4 9 (3.16%) Infragistics
5 7 (2.46%) Avaya
5 7 (2.46%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.46%) Business Objects
6 6 (2.11%) ATG
6 6 (2.11%) Kronos
7 4 (1.40%) HP
8 2 (0.70%) Nortel
8 2 (0.70%) Cognos
8 2 (0.70%) Apple
8 2 (0.70%) Symantec
8 2 (0.70%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.70%) Veeam
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Staffordshire
Betting Appointments
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Staffordshire
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cannock, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20-25k
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Comp bens package
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Stafford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits / Home Working / Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Car
Posted: 17 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & 25 Days Holiday
Posted: 21 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Ticketmaster UK
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, private health care
Posted: 25 days ago