The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Worcestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 55 61 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 25.58% 23.37% 17.74%
As % of the Vendors category 54.46% 41.22% 36.43%
Number of salaries quoted 53 52 45
Average salary £34,000 £37,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.10% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £24,250 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
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 Worcestershire region.

Vendors Category
Worcestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
101 148 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 46.98% 56.70% 48.68%
Number of salaries quoted 98 125 125
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% -5.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,650 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Worcestershire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bromsgrove +4 19 £40,000 - 2
Worcester +1 19 £34,000 +0.74% 1
Redditch +9 7 £35,000 +29.62%
Droitwich +4 3 £32,500 +44.44% 1
Kidderminster +3 2 £31,500 +16.66% 1
Malvern - 1 £40,000 -
Pershore - 1 £32,000 -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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 60 (54.05%) SQL Server
2 57 (51.35%) Windows
3 37 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 34 (30.63%) SQL
5 28 (25.23%) MS Office
5 28 (25.23%) .NET
6 26 (23.42%) ASP.NET
6 26 (23.42%) C#
7 24 (21.62%) Windows 7
8 23 (20.72%) Active Directory
9 22 (19.82%) VMware
10 21 (18.92%) MVC
11 19 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (17.12%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (16.22%) Degree
12 18 (16.22%) SQL Server 2005
13 16 (14.41%) Oracle
13 16 (14.41%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (13.51%) Cisco
14 15 (13.51%) LAN
14 15 (13.51%) WAN
15 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (12.61%) TDD
15 14 (12.61%) Scrum
16 13 (11.71%) Citrix
16 13 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (11.71%) Web Application Development
16 13 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (11.71%) Kanban

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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 12 (10.81%) IIS
2 10 (9.01%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.21%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.60%) Apache
5 3 (2.70%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.90%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.90%) JBoss
7 1 (0.90%) CMS
7 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 28 (25.23%) MS Office
3 3 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.90%) MS Project
4 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.90%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (9.01%) Agresso
2 3 (2.70%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.51%) LAN
1 15 (13.51%) WAN
2 12 (10.81%) SAN
2 12 (10.81%) Firewall
3 11 (9.91%) DNS
4 9 (8.11%) TCP/IP
5 8 (7.21%) ADSL
6 6 (5.41%) Network Security
7 5 (4.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (4.50%) VLAN
7 5 (4.50%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (4.50%) WLAN
7 5 (4.50%) DHCP
7 5 (4.50%) VPN
7 5 (4.50%) Wireless
8 4 (3.60%) SMTP
8 4 (3.60%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.80%) HTTP
9 2 (1.80%) VoIP
9 2 (1.80%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (54.05%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (9.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (8.11%) Crystal Reports
6 8 (7.21%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (7.21%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (7.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (7.21%) Oracle Database
7 6 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (5.41%) Data Mining
8 5 (4.50%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (4.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.60%) MySQL
10 3 (2.70%) DTS
10 3 (2.70%) Ingres
11 2 (1.80%) Star Schema
11 2 (1.80%) Informix
Development Applications
1 13 (11.71%) NUnit
1 13 (11.71%) MSTest
1 13 (11.71%) Rhino Mocks
1 13 (11.71%) Moq
2 6 (5.41%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.70%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.90%) Hudson
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (9.91%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.41%) Finance
3 2 (1.80%) Banking
3 2 (1.80%) Retail
4 1 (0.90%) Advertising
4 1 (0.90%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 41 (36.94%) Developer
2 26 (23.42%) .NET Developer
3 18 (16.22%) Analyst
4 15 (13.51%) DBA
4 15 (13.51%) Administrator
5 9 (8.11%) SQL DBA
6 8 (7.21%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (7.21%) Service Analyst
6 8 (7.21%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (7.21%) Graduate
6 8 (7.21%) Junior
7 7 (6.31%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) C# Developer
7 7 (6.31%) Junior Developer
7 7 (6.31%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Junior C# .NET Developer
8 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Junior C# Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Junior .NET Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.23%) .NET
2 26 (23.42%) ASP.NET
3 15 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (11.71%) Castle Windsor
4 13 (11.71%) Ninject
4 13 (11.71%) WCF
4 13 (11.71%) Spring.NET
4 13 (11.71%) Unity DI Container
5 11 (9.91%) HTML
5 11 (9.91%) CSS
6 6 (5.41%) XML
7 4 (3.60%) jQuery
8 3 (2.70%) ODBC
8 3 (2.70%) ActiveX
8 3 (2.70%) ADO
8 3 (2.70%) JSON
8 3 (2.70%) Ajax
8 3 (2.70%) COM
8 3 (2.70%) OLE
8 3 (2.70%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.71%) Inversion of Control
2 10 (9.01%) Mathematics
3 9 (8.11%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.41%) Client/Server
5 6 (5.41%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.50%) User Experience
7 2 (1.80%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.90%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.90%) Physics
8 1 (0.90%) Chemistry
8 1 (0.90%) Open Source
8 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 57 (51.35%) Windows
2 24 (21.62%) Windows 7
3 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (7.21%) Linux
7 6 (5.41%) Windows Vista
8 4 (3.60%) UNIX
9 3 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.70%) Android
10 2 (1.80%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.80%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.92%) MVC
2 19 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (12.61%) TDD
3 14 (12.61%) Scrum
4 13 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (11.71%) Kanban
4 13 (11.71%) Dependency Injection
4 13 (11.71%) Web Application Development
5 8 (7.21%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (7.21%) Software Engineering
5 8 (7.21%) Information Security
6 7 (6.31%) System Testing
7 5 (4.50%) Network Design
7 5 (4.50%) Project Management
7 5 (4.50%) Resource Management
7 5 (4.50%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.70%) Unit Testing
9 2 (1.80%) Integration Testing
9 2 (1.80%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (30.63%) SQL
2 26 (23.42%) C#
3 12 (10.81%) C++
4 11 (9.91%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.91%) VB.NET
5 7 (6.31%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.60%) VB
7 3 (2.70%) Java
7 3 (2.70%) MapBasic
7 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.80%) PHP
8 2 (1.80%) C
9 1 (0.90%) VBScript
9 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.90%) VC++
Qualifications
1 18 (16.22%) Degree
2 16 (14.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.31%) MCSE
3 7 (6.31%) MCITP
4 5 (4.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.80%) CCNA
6 2 (1.80%) HND
6 2 (1.80%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.80%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.90%) MCP
7 1 (0.90%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.80%) QA
1 2 (1.80%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.90%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
2 1 (0.90%) TickIT
System Software
1 23 (20.72%) Active Directory
2 19 (17.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.91%) vSphere
4 6 (5.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.80%) Postfix
6 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.90%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.80%) Nagios
3 1 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 22 (19.82%) VMware
2 16 (14.41%) Oracle
3 15 (13.51%) Cisco
4 13 (11.71%) Citrix
5 7 (6.31%) HP
6 6 (5.41%) Business Objects
7 5 (4.50%) Avaya
7 5 (4.50%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.80%) Symantec
8 2 (1.80%) Apple
8 2 (1.80%) Cognos
8 2 (1.80%) Dell
8 2 (1.80%) EMC
9 1 (0.90%) NetApp
9 1 (0.90%) Mitel
9 1 (0.90%) Sophos
9 1 (0.90%) SolidWorks
Droitwich
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Bonus + pension + health care
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 per annum + pension + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Kidderminster
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 22 days ago