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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 142 185 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 21.65% 25.41% 20.70%
As % of the Vendors category 45.51% 55.56% 53.13%
Number of salaries quoted 125 167 122
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £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
312 333 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 47.56% 45.74% 38.96%
Number of salaries quoted 267 286 221
Average salary £39,000 £35,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,200 £57,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +7 48 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Tamworth 0 28 £28,550 +42.75% 4
Stafford +7 25 £40,000 +30.08% 7
Lichfield -1 11 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Burton-upon-Trent 0 10 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 154 (59.92%) SQL Server
2 123 (47.86%) SQL
3 103 (40.08%) .NET
4 92 (35.80%) C#
5 79 (30.74%) Windows
6 78 (30.35%) MS Excel
7 62 (24.12%) ASP.NET
8 55 (21.40%) T-SQL
8 55 (21.40%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (19.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 50 (19.46%) MVC
11 43 (16.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 38 (14.79%) OO
13 37 (14.40%) WCF
13 37 (14.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 36 (14.01%) ASP.NET MVC
15 33 (12.84%) Windows Server 2008
15 33 (12.84%) MS Office
16 31 (12.06%) Project Management
16 31 (12.06%) TDD
17 30 (11.67%) VB.NET
18 29 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
18 29 (11.28%) VMware
18 29 (11.28%) Web Application Development
19 28 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
19 28 (10.89%) Retail
20 27 (10.51%) Microsoft Certification
20 27 (10.51%) Performance Tuning
21 26 (10.12%) HTML
22 25 (9.73%) NoSQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 20 (7.78%) Node.js
2 13 (5.06%) IIS
3 10 (3.89%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.95%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.39%) Lync
7 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.39%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 78 (30.35%) MS Excel
2 33 (12.84%) MS Office
3 10 (3.89%) MS Project
4 4 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.39%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (4.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.17%) SaaS
2 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.39%) Office 365
4 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.95%) LAN
2 22 (8.56%) WAN
3 20 (7.78%) TCP/IP
4 15 (5.84%) DNS
5 12 (4.67%) VPN
6 10 (3.89%) DHCP
7 9 (3.50%) Wireless
8 6 (2.33%) Internet
9 5 (1.95%) VLAN
10 3 (1.17%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.17%) OSPF
10 3 (1.17%) BGP
10 3 (1.17%) EIGRP
10 3 (1.17%) Firewall
10 3 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.17%) SAN
10 3 (1.17%) WLAN
11 2 (0.78%) ADSL
11 2 (0.78%) PSTN
11 2 (0.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (59.92%) SQL Server
2 51 (19.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (16.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (14.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (9.73%) NoSQL
6 24 (9.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 23 (8.95%) Relational Database
8 21 (8.17%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (4.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (3.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (1.56%) QlikView
12 4 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.56%) Data Mining
12 4 (1.56%) RDBMS
13 3 (1.17%) Snowflake Schema
13 3 (1.17%) Star Schema
13 3 (1.17%) OLTP
14 2 (0.78%) OLAP
14 2 (0.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (7.78%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.50%) NUnit
2 9 (3.50%) Rhino Mocks
3 8 (3.11%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.95%) MSTest
5 5 (1.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.95%) Moq
6 3 (1.17%) Ranorex
7 2 (0.78%) TestPartner
7 2 (0.78%) QADirector
8 1 (0.39%) Selenium
8 1 (0.39%) AccuRev
8 1 (0.39%) Xcode
8 1 (0.39%) Subversion
8 1 (0.39%) Hudson
8 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (10.89%) Retail
2 23 (8.95%) Finance
3 11 (4.28%) Marketing
4 7 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.78%) Advertising
7 1 (0.39%) Games
7 1 (0.39%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 89 (34.63%) Developer
2 42 (16.34%) Analyst
3 41 (15.95%) .NET Developer
4 27 (10.51%) Administrator
5 16 (6.23%) Web Developer
6 15 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (5.45%) Support Engineer
7 14 (5.45%) DBA
8 10 (3.89%) Senior Developer
8 10 (3.89%) Tester
8 10 (3.89%) Data Analyst
9 9 (3.50%) SQL DBA
9 9 (3.50%) Consultant
10 8 (3.11%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (3.11%) Graduate
10 8 (3.11%) Software Developer
10 8 (3.11%) Architect
10 8 (3.11%) Team Leader
10 8 (3.11%) VB.NET Developer
11 7 (2.72%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (40.08%) .NET
2 62 (24.12%) ASP.NET
3 37 (14.40%) WCF
4 36 (14.01%) ASP.NET MVC
5 26 (10.12%) HTML
6 23 (8.95%) RESTful
7 21 (8.17%) CSS
7 21 (8.17%) WinForms
8 20 (7.78%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (5.84%) .NET Framework
10 14 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 13 (5.06%) XML
11 13 (5.06%) HTML5
12 12 (4.67%) WPF
13 10 (3.89%) jQuery
13 10 (3.89%) Ajax
13 10 (3.89%) Web Services
14 9 (3.50%) Castle Windsor
15 5 (1.95%) Ninject
15 5 (1.95%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.95%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.67%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.33%) Private Cloud
5 5 (1.95%) Visualisation
5 5 (1.95%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (1.95%) N-Tier
5 5 (1.95%) Clustering
6 4 (1.56%) Tandem
6 4 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.56%) Replication
7 3 (1.17%) FMCG
8 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.78%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.78%) NHS
8 2 (0.78%) Blog
8 2 (0.78%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.78%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 79 (30.74%) Windows
2 33 (12.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (5.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (5.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (3.89%) UNIX
4 10 (3.89%) Linux
4 10 (3.89%) Windows XP
5 9 (3.50%) Windows 8
5 9 (3.50%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.95%) CentOS
6 5 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.95%) Solaris
7 3 (1.17%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.39%) Android
9 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.39%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (21.40%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (19.46%) MVC
3 38 (14.79%) OO
4 31 (12.06%) Project Management
4 31 (12.06%) TDD
5 29 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (11.28%) Web Application Development
6 27 (10.51%) Performance Tuning
7 22 (8.56%) BDD
8 17 (6.61%) OOP
8 17 (6.61%) Scrum
9 16 (6.23%) CRM
10 15 (5.84%) Infrastructure Management
11 12 (4.67%) Mentoring
12 11 (4.28%) SDLC
12 11 (4.28%) Business Analysis
13 10 (3.89%) Open Source
13 10 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (3.89%) E-Commerce
13 10 (3.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (47.86%) SQL
2 92 (35.80%) C#
3 55 (21.40%) T-SQL
4 30 (11.67%) VB.NET
5 20 (7.78%) Ruby
6 17 (6.61%) JavaScript
7 11 (4.28%) VB
8 6 (2.33%) Java
9 4 (1.56%) VBA
10 3 (1.17%) Haskell
10 3 (1.17%) Erlang
10 3 (1.17%) F#
10 3 (1.17%) Scala
10 3 (1.17%) Clojure
11 2 (0.78%) VB6
11 2 (0.78%) XAML
12 1 (0.39%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.39%) XPath
12 1 (0.39%) VC++
12 1 (0.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (10.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (7.39%) MCITP
2 19 (7.39%) Degree
3 13 (5.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 13 (5.06%) MCSA
4 9 (3.50%) CCNA
4 9 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (3.11%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.11%) ISEB
6 7 (2.72%) MCSE
6 7 (2.72%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.33%) MCTS
8 5 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.56%) CCNP
9 4 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.78%) CCA
11 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.39%) HNC
11 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.45%) QA
2 9 (3.50%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (9.73%) Hyper-V
3 22 (8.56%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.33%) Terminal Server
5 5 (1.95%) vSphere
6 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.78%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.39%) Novell eDirectory
8 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (1.95%) Nagios
2 3 (1.17%) SCOM
3 2 (0.78%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (11.28%) VMware
2 14 (5.45%) Cognos
3 11 (4.28%) Citrix
4 9 (3.50%) Cisco
5 5 (1.95%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.56%) Adobe
6 4 (1.56%) Oracle
6 4 (1.56%) Alterian
7 3 (1.17%) Tableau
7 3 (1.17%) Siemens
7 3 (1.17%) Informatica
7 3 (1.17%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.78%) NetApp
8 2 (0.78%) Apple
8 2 (0.78%) SonicWALL
9 1 (0.39%) Infor
9 1 (0.39%) Kaspersky
9 1 (0.39%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.39%) Veeam
9 1 (0.39%) SolarWinds
Stafford, Staffordshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £18k - 25k per year + Pension, Medical, 36 hols
Posted: 4 hours ago
Staffordshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £70k - 80k per year
Posted: 6 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28550 - £28850 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £41500 per annum + Non contrib Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum Annual bonus, Pension, Healthcare +
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Lichfield
Noir Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + Comprehensive benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Stafford
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Stafford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Market Leading Benefits Package
Posted: 18 days ago
Stafford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 18 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 22 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago