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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 16 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 77 87 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 14.03% 17.65% 16.57%
As % of the Vendors category 33.92% 46.03% 39.34%
Number of salaries quoted 72 69 75
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 £20,000 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £57,500 £61,000
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
227 189 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 41.35% 38.34% 42.12%
Number of salaries quoted 197 159 187
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 18 £35,000 +21.73% 4
Stafford +5 14 £40,000 +18.51% 5
Tamworth -5 12 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Cannock +2 8 £25,000 -39.39% 1
Lichfield -6 7 £21,000 -35.38%
Burton-upon-Trent +10 6 £25,000 -33.33% 2
Uttoxeter - 1 £45,000 -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 117 (55.19%) SQL
2 115 (54.25%) SQL Server
3 106 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 105 (49.53%) .NET
5 102 (48.11%) C#
6 74 (34.91%) ASP.NET
7 64 (30.19%) Windows
8 50 (23.58%) HTML
8 50 (23.58%) MVC
9 44 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (20.75%) MS Office
10 38 (17.92%) CSS
11 33 (15.57%) JavaScript
11 33 (15.57%) jQuery
12 32 (15.09%) .NET Framework
12 32 (15.09%) XML
13 31 (14.62%) CRM
14 29 (13.68%) Active Directory
15 27 (12.74%) SharePoint
15 27 (12.74%) VB.NET
15 27 (12.74%) Dynamics CRM
15 27 (12.74%) ASP.NET MVC
16 26 (12.26%) VB
17 25 (11.79%) Ajax
17 25 (11.79%) SQL Server 2008
18 24 (11.32%) Finance
18 24 (11.32%) ITIL
19 22 (10.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 22 (10.38%) Degree
20 21 (9.91%) LAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 27 (12.74%) SharePoint
2 18 (8.49%) IIS
3 11 (5.19%) MS Exchange
4 10 (4.72%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (4.25%) SAS
6 7 (3.30%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.83%) Node.js
8 5 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.42%) Lync
10 2 (0.94%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.94%) CMS
11 1 (0.47%) Confluence
11 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 106 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 44 (20.75%) MS Office
3 18 (8.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.36%) Simulink
4 5 (2.36%) Stateflow
4 5 (2.36%) TargetLink
5 3 (1.42%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.94%) MS Project
6 2 (0.94%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 27 (12.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.77%) Line 500
3 6 (2.83%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.42%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.30%) Office 365
2 5 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.91%) LAN
2 17 (8.02%) WAN
3 15 (7.08%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.77%) VPN
5 7 (3.30%) Firewall
6 5 (2.36%) Internet
7 2 (0.94%) DHCP
7 2 (0.94%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.94%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (0.94%) Wireless
7 2 (0.94%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.94%) DNS
7 2 (0.94%) SAN
8 1 (0.47%) VLAN
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (54.25%) SQL Server
2 25 (11.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (10.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (4.72%) NoSQL
6 9 (4.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (3.77%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.30%) RDBMS
8 7 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (2.83%) Big Data
9 6 (2.83%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.89%) MS Access
10 4 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.42%) Base SAS
12 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (9.43%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.72%) Subversion
3 8 (3.77%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (3.30%) NetAdvantage
4 7 (3.30%) NUnit
4 7 (3.30%) LLBLGen Pro
5 6 (2.83%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.36%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.36%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.94%) MSTest
7 2 (0.94%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (0.94%) AccuRev
8 1 (0.47%) JIRA
8 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (11.32%) Finance
2 16 (7.55%) Marketing
3 7 (3.30%) Retail
3 7 (3.30%) Automotive
4 5 (2.36%) Electronics
5 3 (1.42%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.42%) Advertising
5 3 (1.42%) Games
5 3 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.94%) Legal
6 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 89 (41.98%) Developer
2 43 (20.28%) Analyst
3 35 (16.51%) .NET Developer
4 18 (8.49%) Administrator
4 18 (8.49%) Senior Developer
5 16 (7.55%) Web Developer
5 16 (7.55%) C# Developer
6 11 (5.19%) Team Leader
6 11 (5.19%) Software Engineer
7 10 (4.72%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (4.72%) Applications Developer
8 9 (4.25%) Software Developer
8 9 (4.25%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (3.77%) C# Application Developer
9 8 (3.77%) Junior Developer
9 8 (3.77%) Junior
9 8 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.30%) Data Analyst
10 7 (3.30%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (49.53%) .NET
2 74 (34.91%) ASP.NET
3 50 (23.58%) HTML
4 38 (17.92%) CSS
5 33 (15.57%) jQuery
6 32 (15.09%) XML
6 32 (15.09%) .NET Framework
7 27 (12.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (11.79%) Ajax
9 18 (8.49%) WinForms
10 16 (7.55%) WCF
11 15 (7.08%) Web Services
12 13 (6.13%) HTML5
13 12 (5.66%) LINQ
14 11 (5.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 9 (4.25%) WPF
16 8 (3.77%) Silverlight
17 7 (3.30%) WF
17 7 (3.30%) RESTful
17 7 (3.30%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.55%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.13%) Visualisation
4 10 (4.72%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.72%) Statistics
5 8 (3.77%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.30%) Open Source
7 6 (2.83%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (2.36%) Clustering
8 5 (2.36%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.89%) PDA
9 4 (1.89%) Replication
9 4 (1.89%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.42%) Blog
11 2 (0.94%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.94%) Physics
11 2 (0.94%) Tandem
11 2 (0.94%) Wiki
12 1 (0.47%) Artificial Intelligence
12 1 (0.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 64 (30.19%) Windows
2 16 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (5.19%) Windows 7
4 9 (4.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (3.77%) UNIX
6 7 (3.30%) Linux
7 5 (2.36%) Solaris
7 5 (2.36%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.36%) CentOS
7 5 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.89%) Android
9 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.94%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (23.58%) MVC
2 44 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (14.62%) CRM
4 24 (11.32%) ITIL
5 19 (8.96%) OO
6 15 (7.08%) Scrum
7 14 (6.60%) TDD
7 14 (6.60%) Analytics
8 12 (5.66%) Project Management
8 12 (5.66%) Software Engineering
9 11 (5.19%) Web Development
9 11 (5.19%) Data Management
9 11 (5.19%) Data Visualisation
10 10 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (4.72%) OOP
10 10 (4.72%) E-Commerce
11 9 (4.25%) Workflow
11 9 (4.25%) Data Analysis
12 8 (3.77%) Change Management
12 8 (3.77%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 117 (55.19%) SQL
2 102 (48.11%) C#
3 33 (15.57%) JavaScript
4 27 (12.74%) VB.NET
5 26 (12.26%) VB
6 11 (5.19%) VBA
6 11 (5.19%) T-SQL
7 10 (4.72%) VB6
8 8 (3.77%) Java
9 7 (3.30%) C++
10 6 (2.83%) Ruby
11 5 (2.36%) Assembly Language
11 5 (2.36%) C
12 2 (0.94%) PHP
12 2 (0.94%) Python
12 2 (0.94%) Erlang
12 2 (0.94%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.94%) F#
12 2 (0.94%) Scala
12 2 (0.94%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 22 (10.38%) Degree
2 15 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.83%) MCP
4 5 (2.36%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.89%) ISEB
6 3 (1.42%) CCNA
6 3 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.42%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.42%) VCP4
7 2 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.94%) MCTS
7 2 (0.94%) MCITP
7 2 (0.94%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.94%) MCSD
7 2 (0.94%) MCSE
8 1 (0.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.83%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.47%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 29 (13.68%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.25%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.83%) vSphere
5 4 (1.89%) XenApp
6 3 (1.42%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (2.36%) Nagios
2 2 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.47%) Plesk
Vendors
1 17 (8.02%) VMware
2 12 (5.66%) Citrix
3 10 (4.72%) Cisco
4 9 (4.25%) Sage
5 7 (3.30%) Infragistics
6 6 (2.83%) Business Objects
6 6 (2.83%) Cognos
7 5 (2.36%) Avaya
7 5 (2.36%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.36%) MKS
7 5 (2.36%) MathWorks
8 4 (1.89%) Veeam
9 2 (0.94%) Nortel
9 2 (0.94%) McAfee
9 2 (0.94%) Oracle
9 2 (0.94%) SAP
10 1 (0.47%) HP
10 1 (0.47%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £0 - £25,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
QA Limited
Salary: £120.00 per week
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
QA Limited
Salary: £120.00 per week
Posted: 6 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + inc FE Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + inc FE Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 17 days ago
Cannock
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Car
Posted: 18 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £65000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Stafford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Comp bens package
Posted: 20 days ago
Stafford
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + +FE Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 24 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago