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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 15 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 7 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 7.69% 12.86% 22.22%
As % of the Vendors category 26.92% 60.00% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 5
Average salary £23,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.28% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £25,800 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £44,600 £34,400
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 Walsall region.

Vendors Category
Walsall
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26 15 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 28.57% 21.43% 27.78%
Number of salaries quoted 26 14 7
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,600 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £33,950 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 17 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Walsall

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (43.75%) C#
3 7 (43.75%) .NET
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
5 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
5 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle
6 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (25.00%) Degree
6 4 (25.00%) Talend Open Studio
6 4 (25.00%) Talend
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (18.75%) C
7 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
7 3 (18.75%) CRM
7 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
7 3 (18.75%) ETL
7 3 (18.75%) SLA
7 3 (18.75%) Informatica
7 3 (18.75%) Intranet
7 3 (18.75%) Legal
7 3 (18.75%) Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Intranet
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (6.25%) OLTP
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
2 4 (25.00%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 4 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Service Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Development Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Release Coordinator
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) Ajax
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
1 3 (18.75%) Data Integration
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) CRM
2 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
2 3 (18.75%) Information Management
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
2 3 (18.75%) ETL
3 2 (12.50%) Time Management
3 2 (12.50%) OOD
3 2 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
4 3 (18.75%) C
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) HND
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 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) XenApp
2 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
1 4 (25.00%) Talend
2 3 (18.75%) Informatica
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
4 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com