The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Staffordshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 179 133 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 24.62% 20.27% 20.00%
As % of the Vendors category 51.44% 52.36% 47.96%
Number of salaries quoted 163 118 95
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £57,950 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
348 254 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 47.87% 38.72% 41.70%
Number of salaries quoted 284 218 193
Average salary £35,000 £39,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
West Midlands

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 July 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 28 July 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 -1 34 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Stoke-on-Trent +3 33 £30,000 -33.33% 2
Cannock +10 19 £35,000 -19.07% 1
Tamworth +3 8 £20,000 -25.92%
Lichfield -1 8 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Stafford -7 7 £30,750 -27.64% 2
Rugeley - 1 £22,000 -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 209 (68.08%) SQL
2 180 (58.63%) .NET
3 157 (51.14%) SQL Server
4 155 (50.49%) C#
5 122 (39.74%) ASP.NET
6 115 (37.46%) MS Excel
7 98 (31.92%) HTML
8 79 (25.73%) CSS
9 72 (23.45%) .NET Framework
10 64 (20.85%) JavaScript
10 64 (20.85%) VB.NET
11 62 (20.20%) MVC
12 60 (19.54%) XML
12 60 (19.54%) HTML5
13 58 (18.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 55 (17.92%) jQuery
14 55 (17.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 52 (16.94%) Ajax
16 47 (15.31%) Business Intelligence
17 43 (14.01%) Windows
18 42 (13.68%) Web Services
18 42 (13.68%) ASP.NET MVC
19 40 (13.03%) Degree
19 40 (13.03%) Web Development
20 38 (12.38%) Finance
21 37 (12.05%) MS Office
22 35 (11.40%) ETL
23 33 (10.75%) IIS
23 33 (10.75%) T-SQL
23 33 (10.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 33 (10.75%) IIS
2 29 (9.45%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.93%) SharePoint Server
4 8 (2.61%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.95%) Node.js
6 3 (0.98%) CMS
6 3 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.65%) Lync
7 2 (0.65%) Drupal
7 2 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.65%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.65%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.33%) SAS
8 1 (0.33%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 115 (37.46%) MS Excel
2 37 (12.05%) MS Office
3 5 (1.63%) Simulink
3 5 (1.63%) Stateflow
3 5 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.63%) TargetLink
4 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.95%) Line 500
2 6 (1.95%) Agresso
3 3 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.98%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.54%) Office 365
2 6 (1.95%) Amazon SQS
2 6 (1.95%) ElastiCache
2 6 (1.95%) Amazon S3
2 6 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.89%) LAN
1 15 (4.89%) TCP/IP
2 14 (4.56%) WAN
3 10 (3.26%) Internet
4 7 (2.28%) VPN
5 5 (1.63%) SAN
6 4 (1.30%) Firewall
6 4 (1.30%) Broadband
7 3 (0.98%) DNS
7 3 (0.98%) DHCP
7 3 (0.98%) FTP
7 3 (0.98%) HTTP
8 2 (0.65%) VLAN
8 2 (0.65%) Wireless
8 2 (0.65%) Intranet
9 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.33%) VoIP
9 1 (0.33%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (51.14%) SQL Server
2 58 (18.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (17.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (10.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 29 (9.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 24 (7.82%) OLAP
7 23 (7.49%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (6.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 16 (5.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 14 (4.56%) DTS
11 12 (3.91%) Crystal Reports
12 11 (3.58%) Relational Database
13 10 (3.26%) QlikView
14 8 (2.61%) RDBMS
15 7 (2.28%) OLTP
15 7 (2.28%) Big Data
16 6 (1.95%) MongoDB
16 6 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 6 (1.95%) MySQL
17 5 (1.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 27 (8.79%) Visual Studio
2 24 (7.82%) Subversion
3 18 (5.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (2.28%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (1.95%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (1.63%) MSTest
6 5 (1.63%) JIRA
6 5 (1.63%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (1.30%) NUnit
8 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.65%) LLBLGen Pro
9 2 (0.65%) NetAdvantage
10 1 (0.33%) MorphX
General
1 38 (12.38%) Finance
2 16 (5.21%) Retail
3 9 (2.93%) Billing
4 7 (2.28%) Marketing
5 6 (1.95%) Games
6 5 (1.63%) Advertising
6 5 (1.63%) Automotive
6 5 (1.63%) Electronics
7 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 188 (61.24%) Developer
2 87 (28.34%) .NET Developer
3 63 (20.52%) C# Developer
4 45 (14.66%) C# .NET Developer
5 43 (14.01%) ASP.NET Developer
6 33 (10.75%) Analyst
7 27 (8.79%) Senior Developer
7 27 (8.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 26 (8.47%) DBA
9 25 (8.14%) SQL Developer
10 19 (6.19%) SQL DBA
11 18 (5.86%) Lead Developer
12 16 (5.21%) Agile .NET Developer
12 16 (5.21%) Administrator
12 16 (5.21%) SQL Server DBA
13 15 (4.89%) Web Developer
13 15 (4.89%) Agile C# Developer
14 11 (3.58%) Business Analyst
14 11 (3.58%) Senior .NET Developer
15 10 (3.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (58.63%) .NET
2 122 (39.74%) ASP.NET
3 98 (31.92%) HTML
4 79 (25.73%) CSS
5 72 (23.45%) .NET Framework
6 60 (19.54%) XML
6 60 (19.54%) HTML5
7 55 (17.92%) jQuery
8 52 (16.94%) Ajax
9 42 (13.68%) Web Services
9 42 (13.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (9.12%) WinForms
11 25 (8.14%) WPF
12 22 (7.17%) WCF
12 22 (7.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 21 (6.84%) CSS3
14 12 (3.91%) Silverlight
15 8 (2.61%) XSLT
15 8 (2.61%) XHTML
16 4 (1.30%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.23%) N-Tier
2 7 (2.28%) Management Information System
2 7 (2.28%) Computer Science
3 6 (1.95%) Social Media
3 6 (1.95%) Replication
4 5 (1.63%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.30%) Online Gambling
6 3 (0.98%) Artificial Intelligence
6 3 (0.98%) Open Source
7 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.65%) Streaming Video
7 2 (0.65%) Clustering
7 2 (0.65%) NHS
8 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.33%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.01%) Windows
2 13 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (2.93%) UNIX
3 9 (2.93%) Windows 7
4 8 (2.61%) Linux
5 7 (2.28%) Android
5 7 (2.28%) Windows 8
5 7 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.33%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (20.20%) MVC
2 47 (15.31%) Business Intelligence
3 40 (13.03%) Web Development
4 35 (11.40%) ETL
5 31 (10.10%) ITIL
6 30 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (5.54%) Unit Testing
8 15 (4.89%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (4.56%) OO
10 13 (4.23%) UML
10 13 (4.23%) SOA
10 13 (4.23%) Change Management
10 13 (4.23%) Database Security
10 13 (4.23%) Data Architecture
11 12 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (3.91%) TDD
12 11 (3.58%) E-Commerce
12 11 (3.58%) SEO
13 10 (3.26%) Business Analysis
13 10 (3.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 209 (68.08%) SQL
2 155 (50.49%) C#
3 64 (20.85%) JavaScript
3 64 (20.85%) VB.NET
4 33 (10.75%) T-SQL
5 25 (8.14%) VB
6 12 (3.91%) C
6 12 (3.91%) C++
7 8 (2.61%) VB6
7 8 (2.61%) PHP
7 8 (2.61%) PL/SQL
8 7 (2.28%) VBA
9 5 (1.63%) Assembly Language
10 4 (1.30%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.98%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.65%) X++
13 1 (0.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 40 (13.03%) Degree
2 18 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (3.91%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (2.61%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (1.95%) MCSD
6 5 (1.63%) MCSE
7 4 (1.30%) MCSA
8 1 (0.33%) PMP
8 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.33%) ISEB
8 1 (0.33%) CCNA
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.33%) HND
8 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.33%) MCTS
8 1 (0.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.95%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) SLA
2 1 (0.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 19 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.93%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.30%) XenApp
5 3 (0.98%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.65%) vSphere
7 1 (0.33%) XenServer
7 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (1.95%) SCCM
2 3 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (6.51%) Citrix
2 19 (6.19%) Cisco
3 15 (4.89%) VMware
4 14 (4.56%) Oracle
5 7 (2.28%) Apple
6 6 (1.95%) Sitecore
6 6 (1.95%) Sage
7 5 (1.63%) MathWorks
7 5 (1.63%) HP
7 5 (1.63%) MKS
7 5 (1.63%) AccuRev
8 4 (1.30%) Logi Analytics
9 3 (0.98%) ATG
9 3 (0.98%) Kronos
10 2 (0.65%) Altiris
10 2 (0.65%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.65%) Cognos
10 2 (0.65%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.65%) NetApp
10 2 (0.65%) Novell
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Salary: 30,000-45,000
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car + Bonus + Bens
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Salary: From £28,536 to £31,539 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + + Bens
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 25 days annual leave + Pension
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