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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 8 20 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Bromwich 25.81% 50.00% 31.03%
As % of the Vendors category 53.33% 90.91% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 9
Average salary £25,250 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.30% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,775 £22,200 £36,900
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £33,100 £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
15 22 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Bromwich 48.39% 55.00% 72.41%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 19
Average salary £31,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.07% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in West Bromwich

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Bromwich

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) MS Office
5 2 (16.67%) MCSE
5 2 (16.67%) CRM
5 2 (16.67%) N-Tier
5 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (16.67%) WAN
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (16.67%) EPoS
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Wireless
5 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) Maximo
5 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Civica
5 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) QA
5 2 (16.67%) LANDesk
5 2 (16.67%) QlikView

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Bromwich by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Maximo
1 2 (16.67%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) Wireless
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) MPLS
3 1 (8.33%) BGP
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) QlikView
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Business Systems Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Support
2 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Field Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Applications Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Business Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Applications Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) N-Tier
1 2 (16.67%) EPoS
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) CRM
2 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Governance
3 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (8.33%) Line Management
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) WSUS
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) IBM
1 2 (16.67%) VMware
1 2 (16.67%) Civica
1 2 (16.67%) LANDesk
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco