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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 7 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 10.61% 2.63% 4.23%
As % of the Vendors category 38.89% 20.00% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 3
Average salary £40,000 £80,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.00% +113.33%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
18 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 27.27% 13.16% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 11 10 12
Average salary £32,500 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.68% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £34,300 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,750 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Walsall

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) .NET
3 4 (25.00%) SAN
3 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) XenApp
4 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
4 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
5 2 (12.50%) MS Office
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (12.50%) SLA
5 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) iSCSI
5 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 2 (12.50%) QA
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) iSCSI
2 2 (12.50%) NAS
2 2 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) DataStage
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.25%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) UAT Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) FoxPro Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
2 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) MCSA
2 1 (6.25%) CCNP
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) CCDP
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
1 2 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) XenApp
3 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
4 2 (12.50%) vSphere
4 2 (12.50%) XenServer
5 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.25%) vCloud
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Avaya
3 1 (6.25%) Informatica
3 1 (6.25%) NetApp
3 1 (6.25%) Pegasus
3 1 (6.25%) Talend
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Dell