The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Walsall region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 19 16 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 13.77% 21.33% 16.13%
As % of the Vendors category 21.59% 47.06% 43.48%
Number of salaries quoted 18 12 9
Average salary £36,250 £34,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.31% +6.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £25,200 £19,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £53,250 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
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 Walsall region.

Vendors Category
Walsall
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
88 34 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 63.77% 45.33% 37.10%
Number of salaries quoted 76 30 21
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +34.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £21,200
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Walsall region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Walsall

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Walsall region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Walsall

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Walsall

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Walsall region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Walsall

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Walsall 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 23 (54.76%) SQL Server
2 21 (50.00%) C#
3 20 (47.62%) .NET
4 19 (45.24%) XML
5 16 (38.10%) MVC
6 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
6 15 (35.71%) JSON
6 15 (35.71%) WCF
6 15 (35.71%) Umbraco
7 12 (28.57%) Citrix
8 11 (26.19%) MS Excel
8 11 (26.19%) XenApp
9 10 (23.81%) Sitecore CMS
9 10 (23.81%) Sitecore
9 10 (23.81%) EPiServer
9 10 (23.81%) Mercurial
9 10 (23.81%) CSS3
9 10 (23.81%) jQuery
9 10 (23.81%) XPath
9 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (23.81%) CSS
9 10 (23.81%) Web Services
9 10 (23.81%) XSLT
9 10 (23.81%) XQuery
9 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
9 10 (23.81%) CMS
9 10 (23.81%) VMware
10 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (19.05%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Walsall 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 15 (35.71%) Umbraco
2 10 (23.81%) CMS
2 10 (23.81%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (11.90%) Apache
3 5 (11.90%) IIS
4 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (26.19%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.38%) Firewall
2 1 (2.38%) LAN
2 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (54.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (11.90%) MySQL
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.52%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (9.52%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Mercurial
2 5 (11.90%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.90%) Hudson
2 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
2 5 (11.90%) Selenium
2 5 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Developer
2 13 (30.95%) .NET Developer
3 7 (16.67%) Consultant
3 7 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
4 6 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 6 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (11.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (11.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (11.90%) C# WCF Developer
5 5 (11.90%) C# WPF Developer
5 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Developer
5 5 (11.90%) WCF Developer
5 5 (11.90%) WPF Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Data Modeller
6 4 (9.52%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior SQL Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (47.62%) .NET
2 19 (45.24%) XML
3 15 (35.71%) JSON
3 15 (35.71%) WCF
4 10 (23.81%) CSS
4 10 (23.81%) CSS3
4 10 (23.81%) jQuery
4 10 (23.81%) Web Services
4 10 (23.81%) XSLT
5 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET
5 5 (11.90%) HTML
5 5 (11.90%) LAMP
5 5 (11.90%) WPF
6 1 (2.38%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.52%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Linux
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
1 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) MVC
2 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.05%) Project Management
4 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
4 5 (11.90%) ETL
5 4 (9.52%) Data Analysis
5 4 (9.52%) Data Cleansing
5 4 (9.52%) Data Governance
5 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
5 4 (9.52%) Migration
5 4 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (9.52%) Resource Management
6 2 (4.76%) ITIL
6 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.38%) CRM
7 1 (2.38%) Data Architecture
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.38%) Test Management
7 1 (2.38%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (50.00%) C#
2 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 10 (23.81%) XPath
3 10 (23.81%) XQuery
4 6 (14.29%) SQL
5 5 (11.90%) PHP
5 5 (11.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) CCA
1 6 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
1 6 (14.29%) MCSA
1 6 (14.29%) MCSE
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) QA
2 4 (9.52%) Data Quality
2 4 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (26.19%) XenApp
2 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
3 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 7 (16.67%) XenDesktop
4 7 (16.67%) XenServer
5 4 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Citrix
2 10 (23.81%) EPiServer
2 10 (23.81%) Sitecore
2 10 (23.81%) VMware
3 7 (16.67%) NetApp
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle
4 4 (9.52%) Veeam