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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 113 133 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 17.49% 21.38% 23.65%
As % of the Vendors category 38.05% 51.75% 54.62%
Number of salaries quoted 97 103 120
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £53,200
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
297 257 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 45.98% 41.32% 43.30%
Number of salaries quoted 261 203 214
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £51,000 £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 4 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 4 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 -3 29 £36,250 +64.77% 3
Stoke-on-Trent -4 23 £30,000 -22.07% 4
Stafford +3 17 £40,000 +28.00% 6
Cannock +3 6 £32,000 -17.41%
Lichfield -7 5 £34,000 +8.80% 1
Burton-upon-Trent 0 3 £37,500 - 1
Uttoxeter - 1 - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 116 (60.42%) SQL Server
2 93 (48.44%) .NET
3 87 (45.31%) SQL
4 81 (42.19%) C#
5 78 (40.63%) MS Excel
6 73 (38.02%) Windows
7 62 (32.29%) ASP.NET
8 41 (21.35%) MS Office
9 40 (20.83%) MVC
10 35 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (18.23%) Active Directory
11 32 (16.67%) T-SQL
12 30 (15.63%) HTML
13 29 (15.10%) OO
14 28 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC
15 27 (14.06%) Windows Server 2008
15 27 (14.06%) VB.NET
15 27 (14.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 25 (13.02%) SQL Server 2008
16 25 (13.02%) WCF
17 23 (11.98%) CSS
18 22 (11.46%) XML
18 22 (11.46%) JavaScript
19 21 (10.94%) LAN
19 21 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
20 20 (10.42%) .NET Framework
20 20 (10.42%) Enterprise Software
21 19 (9.90%) NoSQL
22 18 (9.38%) Web Application Development
22 18 (9.38%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 18 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.29%) Node.js
2 14 (7.29%) IIS
3 13 (6.77%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.65%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.04%) Joomla!
8 2 (1.04%) CMS
8 2 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.52%) Confluence
9 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.52%) Lync
Applications
1 78 (40.63%) MS Excel
2 41 (21.35%) MS Office
3 9 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.08%) MS Project
5 2 (1.04%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (7.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.56%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.17%) SaaS
2 4 (2.08%) Office 365
3 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.94%) LAN
2 18 (9.38%) WAN
2 18 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.69%) VPN
4 7 (3.65%) Firewall
5 6 (3.13%) DNS
6 5 (2.60%) DHCP
7 3 (1.56%) Internet
7 3 (1.56%) SAN
7 3 (1.56%) Wireless
8 2 (1.04%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (1.04%) VLAN
8 2 (1.04%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.52%) ADSL
9 1 (0.52%) PSTN
9 1 (0.52%) FTP
9 1 (0.52%) SMTP
9 1 (0.52%) WebEx
9 1 (0.52%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (60.42%) SQL Server
2 27 (14.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (13.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (9.90%) NoSQL
5 16 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 16 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (5.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.08%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.56%) OLTP
11 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (1.04%) OLAP
11 2 (1.04%) MySQL
12 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (7.29%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.65%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.08%) Rhino Mocks
3 4 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (2.08%) NUnit
4 3 (1.56%) NetAdvantage
4 3 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.56%) LLBLGen Pro
5 2 (1.04%) AccuRev
6 1 (0.52%) Xcode
6 1 (0.52%) JIRA
6 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.52%) Hudson
General
1 18 (9.38%) Finance
2 16 (8.33%) Retail
3 8 (4.17%) Marketing
4 3 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.56%) Advertising
4 3 (1.56%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.04%) Games
6 1 (0.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 77 (40.10%) Developer
2 37 (19.27%) Analyst
3 36 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 17 (8.85%) Web Developer
5 15 (7.81%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.73%) Administrator
7 10 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.69%) IT Support
9 8 (4.17%) Lead Developer
9 8 (4.17%) Senior Developer
9 8 (4.17%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.17%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.65%) Data Analyst
11 6 (3.13%) C# Developer
11 6 (3.13%) Team Leader
11 6 (3.13%) Programmer
12 5 (2.60%) Support Analyst
12 5 (2.60%) Service Analyst
12 5 (2.60%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (48.44%) .NET
2 62 (32.29%) ASP.NET
3 30 (15.63%) HTML
4 28 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (13.02%) WCF
6 23 (11.98%) CSS
7 22 (11.46%) XML
8 20 (10.42%) .NET Framework
9 16 (8.33%) WinForms
10 15 (7.81%) RESTful
11 14 (7.29%) HTML5
11 14 (7.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (7.29%) Ajax
12 13 (6.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 10 (5.21%) jQuery
14 9 (4.69%) LINQ
15 8 (4.17%) Web Services
16 5 (2.60%) WPF
17 4 (2.08%) Entity Framework
17 4 (2.08%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.42%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.17%) Open Source
4 7 (3.65%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.65%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.08%) Blog
5 4 (2.08%) Statistics
5 4 (2.08%) Tandem
6 3 (1.56%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.56%) Replication
6 3 (1.56%) FMCG
6 3 (1.56%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.04%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.04%) PDA
8 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.52%) EPoS
8 1 (0.52%) NHS
8 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 73 (38.02%) Windows
2 27 (14.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 12 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.69%) Windows 8
6 6 (3.13%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.60%) UNIX
8 3 (1.56%) Linux
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.83%) MVC
2 35 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (15.10%) OO
4 18 (9.38%) Web Application Development
4 18 (9.38%) Project Management
4 18 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (9.38%) TDD
5 15 (7.81%) ITIL
5 15 (7.81%) CRM
6 14 (7.29%) BDD
6 14 (7.29%) OOP
7 12 (6.25%) Web Development
8 11 (5.73%) PRINCE2
9 10 (5.21%) E-Commerce
10 9 (4.69%) Scrum
11 8 (4.17%) Workflow
12 7 (3.65%) Business Analysis
12 7 (3.65%) Mentoring
13 6 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (3.13%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (45.31%) SQL
2 81 (42.19%) C#
3 32 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 27 (14.06%) VB.NET
5 22 (11.46%) JavaScript
6 17 (8.85%) VB
7 14 (7.29%) Ruby
8 10 (5.21%) Java
9 8 (4.17%) VBA
10 6 (3.13%) VB6
11 3 (1.56%) F#
11 3 (1.56%) Erlang
11 3 (1.56%) Clojure
11 3 (1.56%) Scala
12 2 (1.04%) Haskell
13 1 (0.52%) Python
13 1 (0.52%) PHP
13 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (6.77%) Degree
3 7 (3.65%) MCITP
4 5 (2.60%) MCSE
5 4 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (2.08%) MCTS
5 4 (2.08%) MCP
5 4 (2.08%) MCSA
5 4 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.08%) CCNA
5 4 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.04%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.52%) ISEB
8 1 (0.52%) CCA
8 1 (0.52%) CCNP
8 1 (0.52%) MBA
8 1 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.60%) QA
2 3 (1.56%) SLA
3 1 (0.52%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (18.23%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.85%) Hyper-V
3 12 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.08%) XenApp
5 3 (1.56%) Terminal Server
5 3 (1.56%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (1.04%) SCOM
2 1 (0.52%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.52%) SCCM
2 1 (0.52%) Plesk
Vendors
1 16 (8.33%) VMware
2 12 (6.25%) Citrix
3 11 (5.73%) Cognos
4 7 (3.65%) Cisco
5 5 (2.60%) Avaya
6 4 (2.08%) Veeam
6 4 (2.08%) Sage
7 3 (1.56%) Infragistics
8 2 (1.04%) SonicWALL
8 2 (1.04%) SAP
8 2 (1.04%) NetApp
8 2 (1.04%) Nortel
8 2 (1.04%) McAfee
9 1 (0.52%) Symantec
9 1 (0.52%) HP
9 1 (0.52%) Lotus
9 1 (0.52%) Apple
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle
9 1 (0.52%) Altiris
9 1 (0.52%) Google
Stafford, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + shift allowance, bens
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £19000.00 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Growth
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Stafford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + + FE Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 18 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £3000031000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Lichfield
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits / Bonus / Holidays
Posted: 20 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Great Progression/ Training Opportunities
Posted: 27 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 28 days ago