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 21 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 8 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Bromwich 30.77% 48.65% 27.27%
As % of the Vendors category 47.06% 85.71% 40.91%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 9
Average salary £24,750 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.84% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,775 £32,500 £36,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,300 £32,500 £41,500
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 West Bromwich region.

Vendors Category
West Bromwich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
17 21 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Bromwich 65.38% 56.76% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 17 4 21
Average salary £31,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £29,500 £31,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 21 November 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in West Bromwich

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Bromwich

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 11 (64.71%) MS Excel
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) ITIL
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (29.41%) SLA
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (29.41%) LANDesk
6 4 (23.53%) Asset Management
6 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (23.53%) Blackberry
6 4 (23.53%) Maximo
6 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
6 4 (23.53%) Citrix
6 4 (23.53%) WAN
6 4 (23.53%) LAN
6 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
6 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
6 4 (23.53%) MCSE
7 3 (17.65%) VoIP
7 3 (17.65%) Broadband
7 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (17.65%) 3G
7 3 (17.65%) McAfee
7 3 (17.65%) XenApp
7 3 (17.65%) PDA
8 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
8 2 (11.76%) QA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Bromwich by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 3 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (64.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
3 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Maximo
2 2 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (11.76%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) WAN
1 4 (23.53%) LAN
2 3 (17.65%) VoIP
2 3 (17.65%) 3G
2 3 (17.65%) Broadband
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) Wireless
4 1 (5.88%) DHCP
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
4 1 (5.88%) DNS
4 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MS Access
1 2 (11.76%) QlikView
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Support Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Service Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Field Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Applications Support
3 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Business Systems Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Support
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Business Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Procurement Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Applications Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
1 2 (11.76%) XML
1 2 (11.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Blackberry
2 3 (17.65%) PDA
3 2 (11.76%) CMDB
3 2 (11.76%) User Experience
3 2 (11.76%) EPoS
4 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
4 1 (5.88%) Clustering
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
3 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Asset Management
2 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Demand Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.76%) Coaching
4 2 (11.76%) Software Licensing
4 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VB
2 2 (11.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (23.53%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) SLA
2 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) XenApp
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) WSUS
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) LANDesk
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) McAfee
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) Civica
4 2 (11.76%) IBM