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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 98 107 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 16.81% 20.30% 18.91%
As % of the Vendors category 39.68% 51.69% 44.29%
Number of salaries quoted 87 81 85
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,350 £25,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £65,500
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
247 207 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 42.37% 39.28% 42.69%
Number of salaries quoted 217 163 199
Average salary £35,500 £36,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.06% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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 27 March 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 March 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 23 £31,250 -14.38% 6
Tamworth -5 22 £34,000 +4.61% 5
Stafford +10 17 £40,000 +6.66% 10
Cannock +3 8 £27,500 -24.13% 1
Lichfield -2 7 £21,500 -31.20% 1
Burton-upon-Trent 0 3 £37,500 - 2
Uttoxeter - 2 £45,000 -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 114 (56.44%) SQL Server
2 100 (49.50%) .NET
3 94 (46.53%) MS Excel
4 91 (45.05%) C#
5 90 (44.55%) SQL
6 70 (34.65%) Windows
7 68 (33.66%) ASP.NET
8 44 (21.78%) MVC
9 43 (21.29%) MS Office
10 39 (19.31%) HTML
10 39 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (15.84%) JavaScript
11 32 (15.84%) VB.NET
12 31 (15.35%) Active Directory
13 29 (14.36%) CSS
14 28 (13.86%) OO
15 26 (12.87%) VB
15 26 (12.87%) Finance
16 25 (12.38%) XML
16 25 (12.38%) CRM
17 24 (11.88%) SharePoint
17 24 (11.88%) Dynamics CRM
17 24 (11.88%) ASP.NET MVC
18 23 (11.39%) WCF
18 23 (11.39%) T-SQL
19 22 (10.89%) LAN
19 22 (10.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 22 (10.89%) .NET Framework
20 21 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
20 21 (10.40%) WinForms

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 24 (11.88%) SharePoint
2 14 (6.93%) IIS
3 12 (5.94%) MS Exchange
4 10 (4.95%) Node.js
5 9 (4.46%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (2.97%) SAS
6 6 (2.97%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.49%) Lync
9 2 (0.99%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.99%) CMS
10 1 (0.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 94 (46.53%) MS Excel
2 43 (21.29%) MS Office
3 15 (7.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.98%) MS Project
5 2 (0.99%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.99%) TargetLink
5 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.99%) Simulink
5 2 (0.99%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 24 (11.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.47%) Line 500
3 6 (2.97%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.96%) Office 365
2 7 (3.47%) SaaS
3 6 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.89%) LAN
2 18 (8.91%) WAN
3 16 (7.92%) TCP/IP
4 9 (4.46%) VPN
5 8 (3.96%) Firewall
6 5 (2.48%) Internet
7 3 (1.49%) DHCP
7 3 (1.49%) Wireless
7 3 (1.49%) DNS
8 2 (0.99%) SAN
8 2 (0.99%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.99%) VLAN
8 2 (0.99%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.99%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.50%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (56.44%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (9.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (6.93%) NoSQL
5 12 (5.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (5.45%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.98%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.49%) Big Data
10 3 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.50%) MS Access
11 1 (0.50%) QlikView
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.50%) MySQL
11 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (7.43%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.95%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.46%) NUnit
4 7 (3.47%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (2.97%) LLBLGen Pro
5 6 (2.97%) NetAdvantage
6 5 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.48%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.98%) Rhino Mocks
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.99%) AccuRev
9 2 (0.99%) Subversion
10 1 (0.50%) JIRA
10 1 (0.50%) Xcode
10 1 (0.50%) MSTest
10 1 (0.50%) Hudson
10 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (12.87%) Finance
2 13 (6.44%) Marketing
3 11 (5.45%) Retail
4 4 (1.98%) Advertising
4 4 (1.98%) Automotive
5 3 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.49%) Games
5 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.99%) Electronics
6 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 86 (42.57%) Developer
2 38 (18.81%) Analyst
3 37 (18.32%) .NET Developer
4 16 (7.92%) Web Developer
5 13 (6.44%) Administrator
6 12 (5.94%) Senior Developer
7 11 (5.45%) Software Developer
8 10 (4.95%) Support Engineer
8 10 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.46%) C# Developer
10 8 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (3.96%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.96%) Software Engineer
10 8 (3.96%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (3.47%) Programmer
11 7 (3.47%) Lead Developer
11 7 (3.47%) Service Analyst
11 7 (3.47%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (3.47%) Team Leader
12 6 (2.97%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (49.50%) .NET
2 68 (33.66%) ASP.NET
3 39 (19.31%) HTML
4 29 (14.36%) CSS
5 25 (12.38%) XML
6 24 (11.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (11.39%) WCF
8 22 (10.89%) .NET Framework
9 21 (10.40%) WinForms
10 19 (9.41%) jQuery
11 14 (6.93%) HTML5
11 14 (6.93%) Ajax
12 12 (5.94%) LINQ
13 11 (5.45%) RESTful
13 11 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (4.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 9 (4.46%) WPF
16 7 (3.47%) Silverlight
16 7 (3.47%) Web Services
17 6 (2.97%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.90%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (4.95%) Statistics
3 9 (4.46%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.96%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.47%) Open Source
6 6 (2.97%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.98%) Tandem
7 4 (1.98%) PDA
7 4 (1.98%) Replication
7 4 (1.98%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.49%) Blog
8 3 (1.49%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.99%) FMCG
9 2 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.99%) Clustering
10 1 (0.50%) NHS
10 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 70 (34.65%) Windows
2 21 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (5.94%) Windows 7
4 9 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (2.97%) Windows 8
5 6 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.48%) UNIX
7 4 (1.98%) Linux
8 3 (1.49%) Android
9 2 (0.99%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.99%) Solaris
9 2 (0.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.99%) CentOS
9 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (21.78%) MVC
2 39 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (13.86%) OO
4 25 (12.38%) CRM
5 20 (9.90%) ITIL
6 19 (9.41%) TDD
7 17 (8.42%) Scrum
8 16 (7.92%) OOP
8 16 (7.92%) Project Management
9 14 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (6.93%) Web Application Development
10 12 (5.94%) Web Development
11 11 (5.45%) PRINCE2
11 11 (5.45%) E-Commerce
12 10 (4.95%) Software Engineering
12 10 (4.95%) BDD
13 9 (4.46%) Workflow
14 8 (3.96%) Change Management
15 7 (3.47%) Data Management
15 7 (3.47%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 91 (45.05%) C#
2 90 (44.55%) SQL
3 32 (15.84%) JavaScript
3 32 (15.84%) VB.NET
4 26 (12.87%) VB
5 23 (11.39%) T-SQL
6 12 (5.94%) VBA
7 10 (4.95%) Ruby
8 9 (4.46%) VB6
8 9 (4.46%) Java
9 3 (1.49%) C++
10 2 (0.99%) C
10 2 (0.99%) PHP
10 2 (0.99%) Python
10 2 (0.99%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.99%) Erlang
10 2 (0.99%) F#
10 2 (0.99%) Scala
10 2 (0.99%) Clojure
11 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (8.42%) Degree
2 16 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.97%) MCP
4 5 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (2.48%) MCITP
4 5 (2.48%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.98%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.98%) CCNA
5 4 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.98%) MCSE
6 3 (1.49%) MCSA
6 3 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.49%) MCTS
7 2 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.99%) ISEB
8 1 (0.50%) CISSP
8 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.97%) QA
2 2 (0.99%) SLA
3 1 (0.50%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (15.35%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.44%) Hyper-V
3 11 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.98%) XenApp
4 4 (1.98%) Terminal Server
5 3 (1.49%) vSphere
6 2 (0.99%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (0.99%) Nagios
2 1 (0.50%) SCCM
2 1 (0.50%) SCOM
2 1 (0.50%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.50%) Plesk
Vendors
1 16 (7.92%) VMware
2 13 (6.44%) Citrix
3 11 (5.45%) Cognos
4 10 (4.95%) Cisco
5 8 (3.96%) Sage
6 6 (2.97%) Infragistics
6 6 (2.97%) Business Objects
7 5 (2.48%) Avaya
8 4 (1.98%) Veeam
9 2 (0.99%) Oracle
9 2 (0.99%) SAP
9 2 (0.99%) HP
9 2 (0.99%) Nortel
9 2 (0.99%) MKS
9 2 (0.99%) McAfee
9 2 (0.99%) MathWorks
9 2 (0.99%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.50%) Apple
10 1 (0.50%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.50%) NetApp
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28550 per annum + Non contrib Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Connexica Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £27,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 65k per year + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum plus standard company benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Stafford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 12 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + + FE Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 13 days ago
Cannock
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Unrivalled Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Lichfield
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Strong Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago