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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 13 14 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 13.27% 17.72% 36.36%
As % of the Vendors category 40.63% 53.85% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 9
Average salary £23,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,900 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £53,000 £52,500
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 Walsall region.

Vendors Category
Walsall
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
32 26 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 32.65% 32.91% 45.45%
Number of salaries quoted 32 22 12
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £19,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £52,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%

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 21 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Walsall

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Information Management
5 3 (18.75%) Intranet
5 3 (18.75%) Informatica
5 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
5 3 (18.75%) SLA
5 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
5 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
5 3 (18.75%) ETL
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) C
5 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
5 3 (18.75%) Data Integration
5 3 (18.75%) Talend Open Studio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Intranet
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Service Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Support
4 2 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Junior
5 1 (6.25%) Junior Network Support
5 1 (6.25%) Junior Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
1 3 (18.75%) Data Integration
2 1 (6.25%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Information Management
2 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
2 3 (18.75%) ETL
2 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
4 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCTS
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
1 3 (18.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
1 3 (18.75%) vSphere
2 2 (12.50%) XenApp
2 2 (12.50%) XenServer
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.25%) Xen
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco
1 4 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Informatica
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Talend
3 1 (6.25%) SurfControl
3 1 (6.25%) Veritas
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee
3 1 (6.25%) Sophos
3 1 (6.25%) Websense
3 1 (6.25%) Kaspersky