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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 173 127 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 23.80% 19.78% 19.39%
As % of the Vendors category 55.63% 48.85% 42.79%
Number of salaries quoted 145 113 89
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 £26,100 £21,000 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £59,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
311 260 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 42.78% 40.50% 45.31%
Number of salaries quoted 253 215 196
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 £23,600 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £69,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +9 34 £32,500 -9.72% 2
Burton-upon-Trent -2 26 £37,500 +15.38% 7
Cannock 0 11 £35,000 -26.31%
Lichfield +1 9 £37,500 -9.09% 1
Tamworth -9 7 £20,000 -6.97% 2
Stafford -4 5 £34,000 +4.61% 3
Rugeley - 1 £22,000 -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 250 (73.53%) SQL
2 194 (57.06%) .NET
3 190 (55.88%) C#
4 182 (53.53%) SQL Server
5 135 (39.71%) ASP.NET
6 115 (33.82%) MS Excel
7 107 (31.47%) HTML
8 93 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
8 93 (27.35%) .NET Framework
9 89 (26.18%) CSS
10 72 (21.18%) XML
11 68 (20.00%) Mentoring
12 67 (19.71%) MVC
13 66 (19.41%) Ajax
14 65 (19.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 65 (19.12%) jQuery
15 63 (18.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 63 (18.53%) JavaScript
16 61 (17.94%) VB.NET
17 52 (15.29%) HTML5
18 51 (15.00%) Degree
19 48 (14.12%) Windows
20 47 (13.82%) ASP.NET MVC
21 44 (12.94%) Web Development
22 43 (12.65%) IIS
22 43 (12.65%) Business Intelligence
23 42 (12.35%) MS Office
23 42 (12.35%) Web Services
24 40 (11.76%) Subversion
25 39 (11.47%) ETL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 43 (12.65%) IIS
2 34 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.65%) SharePoint Server
4 8 (2.35%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.88%) SAS
5 3 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.59%) CMS
6 2 (0.59%) Drupal
6 2 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.29%) Lync
7 1 (0.29%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 115 (33.82%) MS Excel
2 42 (12.35%) MS Office
3 13 (3.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (3.24%) TargetLink
4 11 (3.24%) Simulink
4 11 (3.24%) Stateflow
5 3 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.65%) Agresso
1 9 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.76%) Line 500
2 6 (1.76%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.18%) Office 365
2 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.82%) LAN
2 12 (3.53%) WAN
3 11 (3.24%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.65%) Internet
5 8 (2.35%) VPN
6 6 (1.76%) SAN
6 6 (1.76%) FTP
7 4 (1.18%) DHCP
7 4 (1.18%) DNS
7 4 (1.18%) Firewall
8 2 (0.59%) VLAN
8 2 (0.59%) Broadband
8 2 (0.59%) HTTP
9 1 (0.29%) Intranet
9 1 (0.29%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.29%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (53.53%) SQL Server
2 65 (19.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 63 (18.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 32 (9.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (5.88%) OLAP
6 20 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
7 18 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (4.71%) Relational Database
9 15 (4.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 15 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (3.82%) QlikView
11 11 (3.24%) RDBMS
12 9 (2.65%) DTS
13 5 (1.47%) Data Mining
14 4 (1.18%) Big Data
15 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.59%) OLTP
15 2 (0.59%) MS Access
15 2 (0.59%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 40 (11.76%) Subversion
2 33 (9.71%) Visual Studio
3 22 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (3.24%) Rational DOORS
5 10 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (1.47%) JIRA
7 5 (1.47%) MSTest
8 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.59%) LLBLGen Pro
9 2 (0.59%) NetAdvantage
10 1 (0.29%) MorphX
General
1 35 (10.29%) Finance
2 22 (6.47%) Retail
3 11 (3.24%) Electronics
3 11 (3.24%) Automotive
4 7 (2.06%) Billing
5 5 (1.47%) Marketing
5 5 (1.47%) Advertising
6 3 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.59%) Games
8 1 (0.29%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 213 (62.65%) Developer
2 98 (28.82%) .NET Developer
3 72 (21.18%) C# Developer
4 50 (14.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 40 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
6 32 (9.41%) Analyst
7 30 (8.82%) Senior Developer
7 30 (8.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 25 (7.35%) SQL Developer
9 22 (6.47%) Web Developer
9 22 (6.47%) DBA
10 20 (5.88%) Administrator
11 18 (5.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 18 (5.29%) Agile .NET Developer
12 17 (5.00%) Agile C# Developer
12 17 (5.00%) Lead Developer
13 15 (4.41%) Business Developer
13 15 (4.41%) SQL DBA
14 14 (4.12%) Team Leader
14 14 (4.12%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (57.06%) .NET
2 135 (39.71%) ASP.NET
3 107 (31.47%) HTML
4 93 (27.35%) .NET Framework
5 89 (26.18%) CSS
6 72 (21.18%) XML
7 66 (19.41%) Ajax
8 65 (19.12%) jQuery
9 52 (15.29%) HTML5
10 47 (13.82%) ASP.NET MVC
11 42 (12.35%) Web Services
12 25 (7.35%) WCF
13 24 (7.06%) WPF
13 24 (7.06%) WinForms
14 22 (6.47%) CSS3
15 16 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 10 (2.94%) Silverlight
17 9 (2.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 9 (2.65%) XSLT
17 9 (2.65%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.12%) N-Tier
3 11 (3.24%) Embedded Systems
4 10 (2.94%) Visualisation
5 8 (2.35%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.76%) Clustering
8 4 (1.18%) Artificial Intelligence
8 4 (1.18%) Open Source
9 3 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.88%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.59%) Physics
10 2 (0.59%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.59%) Replication
10 2 (0.59%) NHS
10 2 (0.59%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.29%) Wiki
11 1 (0.29%) Online Gambling
11 1 (0.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 48 (14.12%) Windows
2 19 (5.59%) UNIX
3 15 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (3.24%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.06%) Android
6 6 (1.76%) Windows 8
6 6 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.47%) Linux
8 4 (1.18%) CentOS
9 3 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.88%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.59%) Solaris
11 1 (0.29%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 67 (19.71%) MVC
4 44 (12.94%) Web Development
5 43 (12.65%) Business Intelligence
6 39 (11.47%) ETL
7 36 (10.59%) ITIL
8 20 (5.88%) OO
9 19 (5.59%) UML
10 16 (4.71%) SOA
10 16 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (4.41%) Software Engineering
12 14 (4.12%) Unit Testing
12 14 (4.12%) E-Commerce
12 14 (4.12%) Service Management
13 12 (3.53%) Validation
13 12 (3.53%) Requirements Management
14 11 (3.24%) Business Analysis
14 11 (3.24%) Yourdon
14 11 (3.24%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 250 (73.53%) SQL
2 190 (55.88%) C#
3 63 (18.53%) JavaScript
4 61 (17.94%) VB.NET
5 28 (8.24%) T-SQL
6 24 (7.06%) C++
7 23 (6.76%) VB
8 21 (6.18%) C
9 11 (3.24%) Assembly Language
10 9 (2.65%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.06%) VBA
12 6 (1.76%) Java
13 5 (1.47%) VB6
13 5 (1.47%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.59%) X++
14 2 (0.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 51 (15.00%) Degree
2 22 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.65%) MCSD
3 9 (2.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 8 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.76%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.18%) MCSE
6 4 (1.18%) MCSA
7 3 (0.88%) ISEB
8 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.29%) HND
9 1 (0.29%) PMP
9 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.76%) QA
2 2 (0.59%) SLA
3 1 (0.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 20 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.76%) vSphere
4 4 (1.18%) XenApp
5 2 (0.59%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.29%) Xen
6 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (1.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (1.18%) Nagios
2 4 (1.18%) SCCM
3 3 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (5.88%) Oracle
2 19 (5.59%) VMware
3 18 (5.29%) Citrix
4 17 (5.00%) Cisco
5 11 (3.24%) MathWorks
5 11 (3.24%) MKS
6 8 (2.35%) Apple
7 6 (1.76%) Sage
7 6 (1.76%) ATG
7 6 (1.76%) Kronos
8 5 (1.47%) AccuRev
9 4 (1.18%) Logi Analytics
9 4 (1.18%) Cognos
9 4 (1.18%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.18%) HP
10 2 (0.59%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.59%) Avaya
10 2 (0.59%) Symantec
10 2 (0.59%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.59%) Sitecore
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + + Excellent Bonus + Oncall
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
networx
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
LA International
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blithe Computer Systems Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum negotiable dependent upon experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Sitecore project
Posted: 5 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-45,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + Car/Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + car, bonus, gym, certifications
Posted: 8 days ago
Stafford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28536.00 - £31539.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Stafford
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: £47,000 per annum circa - Grade 7
Posted: 9 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £380 - £400 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
euro car parts
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + leadership opportunities
Posted: 12 days ago