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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 160 141 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 21.95% 22.42% 18.85%
As % of the Vendors category 55.17% 52.61% 41.30%
Number of salaries quoted 127 125 90
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £19,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £65,000
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
290 268 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 39.78% 42.61% 45.63%
Number of salaries quoted 231 221 197
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 38 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Burton-upon-Trent -2 22 £42,500 +30.76% 5
Cannock -3 10 £35,000 -12.50%
Stafford -2 9 £35,000 +30.84% 2
Lichfield -7 9 £37,500 -18.91% 2
Tamworth -15 4 £29,250 +39.28% 2
Rugeley - 1 £22,000 -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 244 (72.62%) SQL
2 187 (55.65%) C#
3 181 (53.87%) SQL Server
4 180 (53.57%) .NET
5 125 (37.20%) ASP.NET
6 117 (34.82%) MS Excel
7 96 (28.57%) HTML
8 93 (27.68%) .NET Framework
9 88 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
10 77 (22.92%) CSS
11 74 (22.02%) jQuery
12 68 (20.24%) Ajax
13 65 (19.35%) MVC
13 65 (19.35%) JavaScript
14 60 (17.86%) XML
14 60 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 60 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 56 (16.67%) Mentoring
16 53 (15.77%) VB.NET
17 51 (15.18%) Windows
17 51 (15.18%) Degree
18 44 (13.10%) Subversion
19 43 (12.80%) Web Services
20 41 (12.20%) MS Office
21 40 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
22 38 (11.31%) IIS
22 38 (11.31%) ITIL
22 38 (11.31%) Business Intelligence
23 37 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
24 36 (10.71%) Visual Studio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 38 (11.31%) IIS
2 36 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.27%) SharePoint Server
4 9 (2.68%) SAS
5 8 (2.38%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.89%) Lync
8 2 (0.60%) CMS
8 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.60%) Drupal
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.30%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 117 (34.82%) MS Excel
2 41 (12.20%) MS Office
3 15 (4.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (3.57%) Simulink
4 12 (3.57%) Stateflow
4 12 (3.57%) TargetLink
5 4 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (4.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.68%) Agresso
3 8 (2.38%) Line 500
4 6 (1.79%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.55%) Office 365
2 5 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.36%) LAN
2 17 (5.06%) WAN
3 14 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.57%) Internet
5 10 (2.98%) VPN
6 7 (2.08%) SAN
7 6 (1.79%) Firewall
7 6 (1.79%) FTP
8 4 (1.19%) DNS
8 4 (1.19%) DHCP
9 3 (0.89%) VLAN
10 2 (0.60%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.30%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.30%) HTTP
11 1 (0.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (53.87%) SQL Server
2 60 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 60 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (9.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 31 (9.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 23 (6.85%) Crystal Reports
6 17 (5.06%) OLAP
7 16 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (4.76%) Relational Database
8 15 (4.46%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (3.87%) QlikView
10 12 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 11 (3.27%) RDBMS
12 8 (2.38%) Big Data
13 6 (1.79%) DTS
14 5 (1.49%) Data Mining
15 4 (1.19%) MS Access
16 3 (0.89%) Base SAS
17 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
17 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 44 (13.10%) Subversion
2 36 (10.71%) Visual Studio
3 20 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (3.57%) Rational DOORS
5 10 (2.98%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (1.19%) NetAdvantage
7 4 (1.19%) MSTest
7 4 (1.19%) JIRA
7 4 (1.19%) LLBLGen Pro
8 3 (0.89%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.89%) NUnit
9 1 (0.30%) MorphX
General
1 31 (9.23%) Finance
2 20 (5.95%) Retail
3 13 (3.87%) Automotive
4 12 (3.57%) Electronics
5 11 (3.27%) Marketing
6 5 (1.49%) Billing
6 5 (1.49%) Advertising
7 3 (0.89%) Games
8 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.60%) Legal
8 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 203 (60.42%) Developer
2 85 (25.30%) .NET Developer
3 65 (19.35%) C# Developer
4 41 (12.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 38 (11.31%) Analyst
6 31 (9.23%) Senior Developer
7 28 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
8 23 (6.85%) Web Developer
9 21 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 21 (6.25%) Administrator
9 21 (6.25%) SQL Developer
10 19 (5.65%) DBA
11 17 (5.06%) Team Leader
12 16 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 15 (4.46%) Junior
14 14 (4.17%) Lead Developer
14 14 (4.17%) .NET Team Leader
14 14 (4.17%) Development Team Leader
14 14 (4.17%) Junior Developer
14 14 (4.17%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (53.57%) .NET
2 125 (37.20%) ASP.NET
3 96 (28.57%) HTML
4 93 (27.68%) .NET Framework
5 77 (22.92%) CSS
6 74 (22.02%) jQuery
7 68 (20.24%) Ajax
8 60 (17.86%) XML
9 43 (12.80%) Web Services
10 40 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 34 (10.12%) HTML5
12 26 (7.74%) WinForms
12 26 (7.74%) WPF
13 20 (5.95%) WCF
14 16 (4.76%) CSS3
15 14 (4.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 11 (3.27%) Silverlight
17 10 (2.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 9 (2.68%) SOAP
19 7 (2.08%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.95%) Algorithms
3 15 (4.46%) Visualisation
4 12 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (2.68%) N-Tier
5 9 (2.68%) Clustering
6 8 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.49%) Statistics
8 4 (1.19%) Artificial Intelligence
9 3 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.89%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.89%) Open Source
9 3 (0.89%) Replication
10 2 (0.60%) NHS
10 2 (0.60%) Physics
11 1 (0.30%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.30%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.30%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 51 (15.18%) Windows
2 22 (6.55%) UNIX
3 16 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (3.27%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.08%) Windows 8
5 7 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.08%) CentOS
5 7 (2.08%) Linux
6 6 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.49%) Android
7 5 (1.49%) Solaris
8 3 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.89%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.30%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (19.35%) MVC
3 56 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 38 (11.31%) ITIL
4 38 (11.31%) Business Intelligence
5 35 (10.42%) ETL
6 31 (9.23%) Web Development
7 20 (5.95%) OO
8 18 (5.36%) CRM
9 17 (5.06%) UML
10 16 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (4.46%) Analytics
11 15 (4.46%) Service Management
12 14 (4.17%) Software Engineering
12 14 (4.17%) TDD
12 14 (4.17%) SOA
13 13 (3.87%) Requirements Management
13 13 (3.87%) Data Visualisation
13 13 (3.87%) E-Commerce
13 13 (3.87%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 244 (72.62%) SQL
2 187 (55.65%) C#
3 65 (19.35%) JavaScript
4 53 (15.77%) VB.NET
5 27 (8.04%) VB
5 27 (8.04%) C++
6 24 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 21 (6.25%) C
8 12 (3.57%) Assembly Language
9 10 (2.98%) VBA
10 9 (2.68%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.79%) VB6
11 6 (1.79%) Java
12 4 (1.19%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.60%) PHP
14 1 (0.30%) X++
Qualifications
1 51 (15.18%) Degree
2 21 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (2.98%) MCSD
4 9 (2.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 7 (2.08%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.79%) ISEB
7 5 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.19%) MCSE
8 4 (1.19%) MCSA
9 2 (0.60%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.30%) HND
10 1 (0.30%) PMP
10 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.49%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.30%) COBIT
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.98%) vSphere
4 9 (2.68%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.89%) XenApp
5 3 (0.89%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (2.08%) Nagios
2 6 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.19%) SCCM
5 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (6.55%) VMware
2 21 (6.25%) Oracle
2 21 (6.25%) Cisco
2 21 (6.25%) Citrix
3 12 (3.57%) MKS
3 12 (3.57%) MathWorks
4 8 (2.38%) Sage
5 7 (2.08%) Business Objects
5 7 (2.08%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.79%) ATG
6 6 (1.79%) Kronos
7 4 (1.19%) Infragistics
7 4 (1.19%) Apple
7 4 (1.19%) HP
7 4 (1.19%) Logi Analytics
7 4 (1.19%) AccuRev
8 3 (0.89%) Cognos
9 2 (0.60%) Symantec
9 2 (0.60%) Avaya
9 2 (0.60%) Sitecore
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Burton-on-trent, Staffordshire
npower
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-on-trent, Staffordshire
npower
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £61000 Per Annum £40,000 - £60,000 + exce
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Vodafone
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + car allowance, pension, holiday incentives
Posted: 15 days ago
Stafford
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + pension and excellent benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Burton-on-trent, Staffordshire
npower
Posted: 21 days ago
Tamworth
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 23 days ago
Lichfield
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits, bonus
Posted: 26 days ago
Stafford
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago