The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Worcestershire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 49 54 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 18.85% 23.18% 20.85%
As % of the Vendors category 40.50% 50.47% 56.25%
Number of salaries quoted 41 54 48
Average salary £39,000 £34,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.70% -8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Worcestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
121 107 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 46.54% 45.92% 37.07%
Number of salaries quoted 109 101 86
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
West Midlands

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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Worcester -6 20 £50,000 +33.33% 7
Redditch -5 6 £30,750 -0.80% 1
Bromsgrove -6 5 £17,000 -51.42%
Evesham +13 3 £45,000 +28.57%
Malvern - 3 £41,500 -
Kidderminster 0 1 £35,000 +6.06%
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 48 (56.47%) .NET
2 43 (50.59%) C#
3 41 (48.24%) SQL Server
4 36 (42.35%) MS Excel
5 33 (38.82%) ASP.NET
6 32 (37.65%) Scrum
7 31 (36.47%) Windows
8 27 (31.76%) MVC
9 24 (28.24%) C++
9 24 (28.24%) SQL
10 23 (27.06%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (25.88%) HTML
12 21 (24.71%) WCF
12 21 (24.71%) Software Engineering
13 20 (23.53%) TDD
14 18 (21.18%) VB.NET
15 17 (20.00%) C
16 15 (17.65%) jQuery
17 14 (16.47%) Ajax
17 14 (16.47%) XML
18 13 (15.29%) Visual Studio
18 13 (15.29%) Degree
18 13 (15.29%) Computer Science
19 12 (14.12%) NUnit
19 12 (14.12%) MS Office
20 11 (12.94%) MFC
20 11 (12.94%) JavaScript
20 11 (12.94%) VC++
20 11 (12.94%) Web Services
20 11 (12.94%) ISO 9000

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 5 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 5 (5.88%) IIS
2 2 (2.35%) Apache
2 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 36 (42.35%) MS Excel
2 12 (14.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.18%) Sage 50
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.18%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.59%) WAN
1 9 (10.59%) LAN
2 8 (9.41%) ADSL
3 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
4 6 (7.06%) DNS
5 5 (5.88%) VLAN
5 5 (5.88%) Firewall
5 5 (5.88%) Wireless
6 4 (4.71%) WLAN
6 4 (4.71%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (4.71%) Network Security
6 4 (4.71%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (3.53%) SMTP
7 3 (3.53%) DHCP
7 3 (3.53%) HTTP
7 3 (3.53%) Internet
8 2 (2.35%) SAN
8 2 (2.35%) VoIP
9 1 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.18%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (48.24%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 10 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.53%) Data Mart
4 3 (3.53%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.53%) Snowflake Schema
4 3 (3.53%) Star Schema
4 3 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.53%) OLAP
4 3 (3.53%) MySQL
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (15.29%) Visual Studio
2 12 (14.12%) NUnit
3 11 (12.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (12.94%) MSTest
3 11 (12.94%) Rhino Mocks
3 11 (12.94%) Moq
4 2 (2.35%) Selenium
4 2 (2.35%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.18%) MSI
5 1 (1.18%) AdminStudio
General
1 10 (11.76%) Military
1 10 (11.76%) Law
1 10 (11.76%) Manufacturing
2 8 (9.41%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.71%) Finance
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (41.18%) Developer
2 23 (27.06%) .NET Developer
3 15 (17.65%) Analyst
4 14 (16.47%) Software Engineer
5 8 (9.41%) Service Analyst
5 8 (9.41%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) C# Software Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) .NET Software Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Graduate
7 5 (5.88%) Administrator
7 5 (5.88%) Web Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (4.71%) Applications Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Junior
8 4 (4.71%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (56.47%) .NET
2 33 (38.82%) ASP.NET
3 23 (27.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (25.88%) HTML
5 21 (24.71%) WCF
6 15 (17.65%) jQuery
7 14 (16.47%) Ajax
7 14 (16.47%) XML
8 11 (12.94%) MFC
8 11 (12.94%) Web Services
8 11 (12.94%) .NET Framework
8 11 (12.94%) Spring.NET
8 11 (12.94%) Castle Windsor
8 11 (12.94%) Ninject
8 11 (12.94%) Unity DI Container
9 10 (11.76%) WPF
9 10 (11.76%) WinForms
9 10 (11.76%) XSLT
10 9 (10.59%) CSS
11 2 (2.35%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Computer Science
2 11 (12.94%) Inversion of Control
3 10 (11.76%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.35%) Physics
4 2 (2.35%) Chemistry
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.18%) Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) PMI
5 1 (1.18%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.18%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.18%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.47%) Windows
2 11 (12.94%) Windows 7
3 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.71%) Linux
5 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.35%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.18%) Android
6 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.65%) Scrum
2 27 (31.76%) MVC
3 21 (24.71%) Software Engineering
4 20 (23.53%) TDD
5 11 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (12.94%) Web Development
5 11 (12.94%) Unit Testing
5 11 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (12.94%) Kanban
5 11 (12.94%) Dependency Injection
5 11 (12.94%) Web Application Development
6 10 (11.76%) Digital Forensics
7 7 (8.24%) Project Management
8 5 (5.88%) Network Design
8 5 (5.88%) Resource Management
9 4 (4.71%) ETL
10 3 (3.53%) Kimball Methodology
10 3 (3.53%) Refactoring
10 3 (3.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (3.53%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (50.59%) C#
2 24 (28.24%) C++
2 24 (28.24%) SQL
3 18 (21.18%) VB.NET
4 17 (20.00%) C
5 11 (12.94%) JavaScript
5 11 (12.94%) VC++
6 7 (8.24%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.53%) Python
8 1 (1.18%) Progress 4GL
8 1 (1.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (15.29%) Degree
2 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.35%) ISEB
4 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.18%) CIW
4 1 (1.18%) NCDA
4 1 (1.18%) NCIE
4 1 (1.18%) CCEE
4 1 (1.18%) CCAA
4 1 (1.18%) MCSE
4 1 (1.18%) MCSA
4 1 (1.18%) HNC
4 1 (1.18%) HND
4 1 (1.18%) MCP
4 1 (1.18%) ACCA
4 1 (1.18%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.18%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.94%) ISO 9000
1 11 (12.94%) TickIT
2 3 (3.53%) QA
3 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.35%) Postfix
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.18%) vSphere
4 1 (1.18%) XenApp
4 1 (1.18%) XenServer
4 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) SCCM
2 1 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (11.76%) VMware
1 10 (11.76%) Oracle
2 9 (10.59%) Citrix
3 7 (8.24%) Cisco
4 4 (4.71%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.53%) Apple
5 3 (3.53%) Sage
5 3 (3.53%) HP
6 2 (2.35%) Dell
7 1 (1.18%) NetSuite
7 1 (1.18%) AppSense
7 1 (1.18%) Isilon
7 1 (1.18%) Draytek
7 1 (1.18%) SEEBURGER
7 1 (1.18%) Progress
7 1 (1.18%) Symantec
7 1 (1.18%) Informatica
7 1 (1.18%) NetApp
7 1 (1.18%) Juniper
7 1 (1.18%) EMC
Worcestershire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + pension
Posted: 15 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £35000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcestershire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + 12 Month Fixed Term
Posted: 8 days ago
Worcester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Worcester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago