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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 81 96 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 15.11% 16.90% 17.23%
As % of the Vendors category 35.06% 45.93% 40.47%
Number of salaries quoted 77 81 81
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,450 £52,500 £55,000
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
231 209 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 43.10% 36.80% 42.57%
Number of salaries quoted 198 185 188
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +2 17 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Burton-upon-Trent +11 12 £43,750 +16.66% 1
Stafford +3 12 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Lichfield +2 12 £21,500 -32.81%
Tamworth -9 6 £35,500 +42.00% 5
Cannock -3 3 £22,500 -50.00% 1
Uttoxeter - 1 £45,000 -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 140 (61.67%) SQL
2 124 (54.63%) SQL Server
3 108 (47.58%) C#
3 108 (47.58%) MS Excel
4 105 (46.26%) .NET
5 72 (31.72%) ASP.NET
6 64 (28.19%) Windows
7 52 (22.91%) HTML
8 47 (20.70%) MS Office
9 44 (19.38%) MVC
9 44 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
10 42 (18.50%) .NET Framework
11 38 (16.74%) JavaScript
12 37 (16.30%) jQuery
13 36 (15.86%) CSS
14 34 (14.98%) XML
15 32 (14.10%) SharePoint
16 30 (13.22%) CRM
16 30 (13.22%) Active Directory
16 30 (13.22%) Ajax
17 29 (12.78%) ITIL
18 28 (12.33%) VB.NET
19 27 (11.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 27 (11.89%) SQL Server 2008
20 26 (11.45%) Dynamics CRM
21 25 (11.01%) Degree
21 25 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
22 23 (10.13%) Finance
23 22 (9.69%) Visual Studio
23 22 (9.69%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 32 (14.10%) SharePoint
2 20 (8.81%) IIS
3 12 (5.29%) MS Exchange
4 10 (4.41%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (3.96%) SAS
6 8 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (3.08%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.32%) Lync
10 2 (0.88%) CMS
10 2 (0.88%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.88%) Node.js
11 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.44%) Confluence
11 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 108 (47.58%) MS Excel
2 47 (20.70%) MS Office
3 20 (8.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.08%) TargetLink
4 7 (3.08%) Simulink
4 7 (3.08%) Stateflow
5 3 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.88%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 26 (11.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.52%) Line 500
3 6 (2.64%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.32%) Agresso
4 3 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.29%) Office 365
2 4 (1.76%) SaaS
2 4 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.49%) LAN
2 13 (5.73%) WAN
3 12 (5.29%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.52%) VPN
5 6 (2.64%) Firewall
6 4 (1.76%) Internet
6 4 (1.76%) SAN
7 3 (1.32%) DNS
7 3 (1.32%) DHCP
8 2 (0.88%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.88%) FTP
8 2 (0.88%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.88%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.44%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.44%) VLAN
9 1 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (54.63%) SQL Server
2 27 (11.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 27 (11.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (9.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (4.41%) Crystal Reports
5 9 (3.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (3.52%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (2.64%) Big Data
8 6 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.20%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.76%) MS Access
11 3 (1.32%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.32%) QlikView
11 3 (1.32%) Base SAS
12 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.44%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 22 (9.69%) Visual Studio
2 18 (7.93%) Subversion
3 8 (3.52%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (3.08%) LLBLGen Pro
4 7 (3.08%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (3.08%) NetAdvantage
5 5 (2.20%) Cucumber
5 5 (2.20%) NUnit
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.88%) MSTest
6 2 (0.88%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.44%) JIRA
General
1 23 (10.13%) Finance
2 14 (6.17%) Marketing
3 9 (3.96%) Automotive
4 8 (3.52%) Retail
5 7 (3.08%) Electronics
6 3 (1.32%) Advertising
6 3 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.32%) Legal
7 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 111 (48.90%) Developer
2 41 (18.06%) .NET Developer
3 38 (16.74%) Analyst
4 24 (10.57%) C# Developer
5 22 (9.69%) Senior Developer
6 20 (8.81%) Administrator
7 17 (7.49%) Web Developer
8 13 (5.73%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (5.73%) Software Engineer
9 12 (5.29%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (4.85%) Software Developer
10 11 (4.85%) Team Leader
11 10 (4.41%) Applications Developer
12 9 (3.96%) Junior
12 9 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support
12 9 (3.96%) Development Team Leader
12 9 (3.96%) Junior Developer
12 9 (3.96%) .NET Team Leader
13 8 (3.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 8 (3.52%) C# Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (46.26%) .NET
2 72 (31.72%) ASP.NET
3 52 (22.91%) HTML
4 42 (18.50%) .NET Framework
5 37 (16.30%) jQuery
6 36 (15.86%) CSS
7 34 (14.98%) XML
8 30 (13.22%) Ajax
9 22 (9.69%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (8.37%) WinForms
11 16 (7.05%) Web Services
12 14 (6.17%) WPF
13 13 (5.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 11 (4.85%) WCF
15 10 (4.41%) LINQ
15 10 (4.41%) HTML5
16 9 (3.96%) Silverlight
17 7 (3.08%) WF
18 6 (2.64%) J2EE
18 6 (2.64%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.61%) Visualisation
3 13 (5.73%) Management Information System
4 12 (5.29%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.96%) Statistics
6 7 (3.08%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (3.08%) Clustering
7 6 (2.64%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (2.20%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.76%) PDA
10 3 (1.32%) Open Source
10 3 (1.32%) Replication
11 2 (0.88%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.88%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.88%) Wiki
11 2 (0.88%) Blog
11 2 (0.88%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.88%) Physics
11 2 (0.88%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 64 (28.19%) Windows
2 16 (7.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (6.17%) UNIX
4 13 (5.73%) Windows 7
5 8 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (3.52%) Linux
6 7 (3.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 7 (3.08%) CentOS
7 6 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.20%) Solaris
9 4 (1.76%) Android
9 4 (1.76%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.32%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (19.38%) MVC
1 44 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (13.22%) CRM
3 29 (12.78%) ITIL
4 17 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (7.05%) OO
5 16 (7.05%) Mentoring
5 16 (7.05%) Analytics
6 14 (6.17%) Software Engineering
6 14 (6.17%) Web Development
7 13 (5.73%) Data Visualisation
7 13 (5.73%) Scrum
8 12 (5.29%) ETL
9 11 (4.85%) Data Analysis
9 11 (4.85%) Data Management
10 10 (4.41%) TDD
10 10 (4.41%) Project Management
11 9 (3.96%) E-Commerce
11 9 (3.96%) Configuration Management
11 9 (3.96%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (61.67%) SQL
2 108 (47.58%) C#
3 38 (16.74%) JavaScript
4 28 (12.33%) VB.NET
5 20 (8.81%) VB
6 14 (6.17%) C++
7 11 (4.85%) VBA
8 10 (4.41%) T-SQL
8 10 (4.41%) Java
8 10 (4.41%) C
9 9 (3.96%) VB6
10 7 (3.08%) Assembly Language
11 3 (1.32%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.88%) Ruby
12 2 (0.88%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.44%) Scala
13 1 (0.44%) F#
13 1 (0.44%) Clojure
13 1 (0.44%) Erlang
13 1 (0.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (11.01%) Degree
2 15 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.64%) ISEB
3 6 (2.64%) MCP
3 6 (2.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.20%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.76%) MCSD
5 4 (1.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.88%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.88%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.44%) MCSE
8 1 (0.44%) MCSA
8 1 (0.44%) CISSP
8 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.44%) CCNA
8 1 (0.44%) MBA
8 1 (0.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.32%) QA
1 3 (1.32%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.44%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 30 (13.22%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.96%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.52%) vSphere
5 4 (1.76%) XenApp
6 2 (0.88%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (3.08%) Nagios
2 4 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.44%) Plesk
Vendors
1 19 (8.37%) VMware
2 12 (5.29%) Citrix
3 10 (4.41%) Cisco
4 9 (3.96%) Sage
5 7 (3.08%) Oracle
5 7 (3.08%) Red Hat
5 7 (3.08%) MathWorks
5 7 (3.08%) Infragistics
5 7 (3.08%) MKS
6 6 (2.64%) Business Objects
7 5 (2.20%) Avaya
8 4 (1.76%) Veeam
9 2 (0.88%) Kronos
9 2 (0.88%) ATG
9 2 (0.88%) McAfee
9 2 (0.88%) Nortel
9 2 (0.88%) Cognos
10 1 (0.44%) AccuRev
10 1 (0.44%) SAP
10 1 (0.44%) CheckPoint
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 25,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Roc Search
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Ocado
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Comp bens package
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Tamworth
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + FANTASTIC BENEFITS
Posted: 6 days ago
Tamworth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + car, bonus, gym, certifications
Posted: 13 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Stafford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits / Home Working / Bonus
Posted: 24 days ago