The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Bromwich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 5 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Bromwich 10.42% 15.56% 26.67%
As % of the Vendors category 71.43% 36.84% 47.06%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 8
Average salary £35,000 £19,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+84.21% -52.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £12,700 £18,600 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £25,800 £40,750
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 West Bromwich region.

Vendors Category
West Bromwich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
7 19 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Bromwich 14.58% 42.22% 56.67%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 17
Average salary £18,500 £24,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.48% -38.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,400 £18,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £41,050 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in West Bromwich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Bromwich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in West Bromwich

Microsoft
Salary Trend in West Bromwich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Bromwich region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in West Bromwich

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in West Bromwich

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Bromwich region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in West Bromwich

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Bromwich

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Bromwich 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 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (50.00%) MCSE
2 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (50.00%) Degree
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Information Security
4 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (33.33%) Information Security Governance
4 4 (33.33%) Line Management
4 4 (33.33%) MIS ActiveH
4 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 4 (33.33%) CCNP
4 4 (33.33%) MPLS
4 4 (33.33%) BGP
4 4 (33.33%) Project Management
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (33.33%) VoIP
4 4 (33.33%) WAN
4 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (16.67%) TOGAF

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Bromwich by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Bromwich 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) VoIP
1 4 (33.33%) WAN
1 4 (33.33%) MPLS
1 4 (33.33%) BGP
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Head of IT
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Applications Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Applications Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (16.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Information Security
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (33.33%) Information Security Governance
3 4 (33.33%) Line Management
4 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) CRM
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) C++
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) VBScript
1 1 (8.33%) VB
1 1 (8.33%) VC++
1 1 (8.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) MCSE
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) CCNP
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Firmware
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) WSUS
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) LANDesk