The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Walsall region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 16 18 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 2.53% 4.35% 5.88%
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% 21.43% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 0
Average salary £80,000 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+113.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Walsall
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 12.66% 20.29% 26.47%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 7
Average salary £40,750 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £23,300 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £39,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
West Midlands

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 10 (52.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (47.37%) .NET
4 8 (42.11%) C#
4 8 (42.11%) Windows
5 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
5 7 (36.84%) SQL
5 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (31.58%) Network Load Balancing
6 6 (31.58%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (31.58%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (31.58%) Replication
6 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio
6 6 (31.58%) IIS
6 6 (31.58%) VB.NET
6 6 (31.58%) CRM
6 6 (31.58%) OLTP
7 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
7 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
8 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
8 3 (15.79%) QA
8 3 (15.79%) Ajax
8 3 (15.79%) Degree
9 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (10.53%) jQuery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 6 (31.58%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
1 1 (5.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 10 (52.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (31.58%) OLTP
5 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
6 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
8 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.53%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
1 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) .NET Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Administrator
3 5 (26.32%) Release Coordinator
3 5 (26.32%) Coordinator
4 4 (21.05%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
5 2 (10.53%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
3 3 (15.79%) Ajax
4 2 (10.53%) jQuery
5 1 (5.26%) XML
5 1 (5.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Replication
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) PDA
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) CRM
1 6 (31.58%) Network Load Balancing
1 6 (31.58%) Capacity Planning
1 6 (31.58%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (10.53%) Time Management
2 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
2 2 (10.53%) OO
2 2 (10.53%) OOD
2 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.26%) Information Management
3 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
3 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C#
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) VB.NET
4 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) MCITP
3 1 (5.26%) HND
3 1 (5.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) SLA
3 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.26%) vSphere
1 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle
1 2 (10.53%) Talend
2 1 (5.26%) Business Objects
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) Informatica
2 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.26%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) Telerik