The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Bromwich region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 5 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Bromwich 11.11% 29.03% 16.67%
As % of the Vendors category 29.41% 52.94% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 5
Average salary £19,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-52.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,600 £29,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £46,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
West Bromwich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
17 17 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Bromwich 37.78% 54.84% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 13 17 10
Average salary £24,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.75% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £33,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £46,500 £41,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
West Midlands

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Bromwich

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (52.38%) Windows
1 11 (52.38%) MS Excel
2 10 (47.62%) SQL
3 8 (38.10%) C#
3 8 (38.10%) HTML
4 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 6 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 6 (28.57%) WAN
5 6 (28.57%) MCSE
5 6 (28.57%) ITIL
5 6 (28.57%) Migration
5 6 (28.57%) Maximo
5 6 (28.57%) Data Analysis
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (23.81%) Asset Management
6 5 (23.81%) .NET
7 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
7 4 (19.05%) VB
7 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
7 4 (19.05%) MS Access
7 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (19.05%) Broadband
7 4 (19.05%) LAN
7 4 (19.05%) VoIP
7 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
7 4 (19.05%) SLA
7 4 (19.05%) Change Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Bromwich by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 4 (19.05%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (52.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Maximo
2 4 (19.05%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (9.52%) Servitor
4 1 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) WAN
2 4 (19.05%) Broadband
2 4 (19.05%) LAN
2 4 (19.05%) VoIP
2 4 (19.05%) 3G
3 2 (9.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (19.05%) MS Access
3 4 (19.05%) QlikView
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.76%) OLTP
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Applications Support
3 4 (19.05%) Service Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) .NET Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Applications Support Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) VB.NET Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Business Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Maximo Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 1 (4.76%) MI Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.76%) Project Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) HTML
2 5 (23.81%) .NET
3 4 (19.05%) XML
3 4 (19.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) PDA
1 4 (19.05%) CMDB
2 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) UNIX
4 2 (9.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
1 6 (28.57%) Migration
1 6 (28.57%) Data Analysis
1 6 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (23.81%) Asset Management
3 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (19.05%) Change Management
3 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
3 4 (19.05%) Web Development
3 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (14.29%) Service Management
5 2 (9.52%) ETL
5 2 (9.52%) CAFM
5 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (9.52%) Data Architecture
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
3 4 (19.05%) VB
3 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
4 2 (9.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (28.57%) MCSE
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (14.29%) CCNA
4 2 (9.52%) MCSA
4 2 (9.52%) MCP
5 1 (4.76%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
2 3 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) XenApp
2 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) ISA Server
2 2 (9.52%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) LANDesk
2 3 (14.29%) McAfee
2 3 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco
3 2 (9.52%) IBM
3 2 (9.52%) Juniper
3 2 (9.52%) NetApp
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Civica
4 1 (4.76%) NETGEAR
4 1 (4.76%) Actuate
4 1 (4.76%) HP