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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 12 13 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 16.00% 17.33% 29.82%
As % of the Vendors category 44.44% 44.83% 56.67%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 17
Average salary £33,250 £31,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,300 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,450 £46,500 £32,100
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
27 29 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 36.00% 38.67% 52.63%
Number of salaries quoted 21 28 29
Average salary £42,500 £34,750 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.30% +12.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £46,000 £44,750
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 27 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Walsall

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
2 14 (45.16%) SQL
3 13 (41.94%) Windows
4 9 (29.03%) .NET
4 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
4 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.81%) Migration
5 8 (25.81%) C#
6 7 (22.58%) VMware
6 7 (22.58%) Data Migration
7 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
7 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
7 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio
8 5 (16.13%) MS Office
8 5 (16.13%) LAN
8 5 (16.13%) WAN
8 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
8 5 (16.13%) Firewall
8 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (12.90%) jQuery
9 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
9 4 (12.90%) DNS
9 4 (12.90%) VB.NET
9 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
9 4 (12.90%) C

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (6.45%) Lync
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.23%) CMS
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) LAN
1 5 (16.13%) WAN
1 5 (16.13%) Firewall
2 4 (12.90%) DNS
3 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) ISDN
4 1 (3.23%) DHCP
4 1 (3.23%) Intranet
4 1 (3.23%) Q.931
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.23%) DataStage
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.23%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Support Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Developer
3 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (9.68%) Tester
4 3 (9.68%) UAT Tester
4 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) UAT Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) IT Support
5 2 (6.45%) Data Migration Manager
5 2 (6.45%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (6.45%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (6.45%) Sales Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Network Support
5 2 (6.45%) Data Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
2 4 (12.90%) CSS
2 4 (12.90%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) HTML5
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
1 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.23%) Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) Migration
3 7 (22.58%) Data Migration
4 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
4 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.90%) ITIL
5 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
6 3 (9.68%) Data Mapping
6 3 (9.68%) Software Deployment
6 3 (9.68%) IT Asset Management
6 3 (9.68%) ETL
6 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Identity Management
7 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
7 2 (6.45%) Service Management
7 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.23%) Analytics
8 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) C#
3 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
4 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.90%) C
4 4 (12.90%) VB.NET
5 2 (6.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) HND
1 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) SLA
3 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
2 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.23%) Xen
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (3.23%) XenApp
4 1 (3.23%) XenServer
4 1 (3.23%) vSphere
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) VMware
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco
2 3 (9.68%) Dell
3 2 (6.45%) Citrix
3 2 (6.45%) Avaya
4 1 (3.23%) Juniper
4 1 (3.23%) Informatica
4 1 (3.23%) Veritas
4 1 (3.23%) Symantec
4 1 (3.23%) McAfee
4 1 (3.23%) Sophos
4 1 (3.23%) Websense
4 1 (3.23%) SurfControl
4 1 (3.23%) Kaspersky
4 1 (3.23%) Talend
4 1 (3.23%) Verint