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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 3 13
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 56 62 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 22.95% 26.27% 20.83%
As % of the Vendors category 54.37% 47.69% 59.21%
Number of salaries quoted 48 60 42
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £22,350 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
103 130 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 42.21% 55.08% 35.19%
Number of salaries quoted 93 122 67
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,750 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 September 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 September 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 -7 22 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Redditch -1 13 £31,500 +12.50%
Bromsgrove -8 8 £18,000 -52.00%
Droitwich - 1 £32,500 - 1
Malvern - 1 £42,500 -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 50 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 45 (47.37%) .NET
3 42 (44.21%) C#
4 37 (38.95%) Windows
5 36 (37.89%) ASP.NET
5 36 (37.89%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (33.68%) Scrum
7 30 (31.58%) MVC
8 28 (29.47%) MS Excel
9 27 (28.42%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (26.32%) SQL
10 25 (26.32%) WCF
11 23 (24.21%) TDD
12 19 (20.00%) NUnit
13 18 (18.95%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (18.95%) Kanban
13 18 (18.95%) Spring.NET
13 18 (18.95%) C++
13 18 (18.95%) HTML
13 18 (18.95%) Dependency Injection
13 18 (18.95%) Inversion of Control
13 18 (18.95%) MSTest
13 18 (18.95%) Rhino Mocks
13 18 (18.95%) Moq
13 18 (18.95%) Castle Windsor
13 18 (18.95%) Ninject
13 18 (18.95%) Web Application Development
13 18 (18.95%) Unity DI Container
14 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (16.84%) MS Office

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (11.58%) IIS
2 8 (8.42%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.37%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.16%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.11%) Apache
6 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 28 (29.47%) MS Excel
2 16 (16.84%) MS Office
3 1 (1.05%) MS Project
3 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.05%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.05%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.05%) Sage 50
2 1 (1.05%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) SaaS
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.68%) LAN
1 13 (13.68%) WAN
2 11 (11.58%) ADSL
3 8 (8.42%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.42%) Firewall
4 7 (7.37%) DNS
5 6 (6.32%) SAN
5 6 (6.32%) Wireless
5 6 (6.32%) VLAN
6 5 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (5.26%) Network Security
6 5 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (5.26%) WLAN
7 3 (3.16%) VoIP
7 3 (3.16%) SMTP
7 3 (3.16%) DHCP
7 3 (3.16%) HTTP
8 2 (2.11%) Internet
8 2 (2.11%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (7.37%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.32%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (5.26%) MySQL
5 5 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (5.26%) Star Schema
5 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.16%) Data Mart
6 3 (3.16%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.16%) Snowflake Schema
6 3 (3.16%) OLAP
6 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.05%) Informix
8 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (20.00%) NUnit
2 18 (18.95%) MSTest
2 18 (18.95%) Rhino Mocks
2 18 (18.95%) Moq
3 9 (9.47%) Visual Studio
4 7 (7.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.11%) Selenium
General
1 11 (11.58%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.37%) Law
2 7 (7.37%) Military
3 5 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.21%) Finance
5 2 (2.11%) Retail
6 1 (1.05%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 42 (44.21%) Developer
2 29 (30.53%) .NET Developer
3 20 (21.05%) Analyst
4 11 (11.58%) Service Analyst
4 11 (11.58%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (9.47%) Software Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Administrator
6 7 (7.37%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (6.32%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.26%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Web Developer
8 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (4.21%) .NET Web Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Graduate
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) C# Developer
10 3 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (47.37%) .NET
2 36 (37.89%) ASP.NET
3 27 (28.42%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (26.32%) WCF
5 18 (18.95%) HTML
5 18 (18.95%) Castle Windsor
5 18 (18.95%) Ninject
5 18 (18.95%) Spring.NET
5 18 (18.95%) Unity DI Container
6 12 (12.63%) jQuery
7 11 (11.58%) Ajax
8 10 (10.53%) XML
9 8 (8.42%) .NET Framework
9 8 (8.42%) CSS
9 8 (8.42%) Web Services
10 7 (7.37%) WinForms
10 7 (7.37%) XSLT
10 7 (7.37%) MFC
10 7 (7.37%) WPF
11 2 (2.11%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.95%) Inversion of Control
2 14 (14.74%) Mathematics
3 9 (9.47%) Computer Science
4 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.26%) User Experience
6 2 (2.11%) Physics
6 2 (2.11%) Chemistry
6 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.05%) Clustering
7 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.05%) Open Source
7 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 37 (38.95%) Windows
2 13 (13.68%) Windows 7
3 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.32%) Linux
5 5 (5.26%) Windows Vista
6 3 (3.16%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.05%) UNIX
8 1 (1.05%) Solaris
8 1 (1.05%) Android
8 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (37.89%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (33.68%) Scrum
3 30 (31.58%) MVC
4 23 (24.21%) TDD
5 18 (18.95%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (18.95%) Kanban
5 18 (18.95%) Dependency Injection
5 18 (18.95%) Web Application Development
6 14 (14.74%) Software Engineering
7 9 (9.47%) Unit Testing
8 8 (8.42%) Web Development
9 7 (7.37%) Digital Forensics
10 6 (6.32%) Network Design
10 6 (6.32%) Project Management
11 5 (5.26%) Data Modelling
11 5 (5.26%) Resource Management
12 4 (4.21%) Network Monitoring
13 3 (3.16%) Kimball Methodology
13 3 (3.16%) Data Architecture
13 3 (3.16%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 42 (44.21%) C#
2 25 (26.32%) SQL
3 18 (18.95%) C++
4 14 (14.74%) VB.NET
5 11 (11.58%) C
6 10 (10.53%) JavaScript
7 7 (7.37%) VC++
7 7 (7.37%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.21%) Java
9 3 (3.16%) Python
10 2 (2.11%) PHP
11 1 (1.05%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (11.58%) Degree
3 5 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (5.26%) MCSE
4 4 (4.21%) MCITP
5 3 (3.16%) HND
6 1 (1.05%) CIW
6 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) CCEE
6 1 (1.05%) CCAA
6 1 (1.05%) MCSA
6 1 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.05%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.05%) MCP
6 1 (1.05%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) ISO 9000
1 7 (7.37%) TickIT
2 2 (2.11%) QA
3 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (14.74%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.32%) vSphere
4 2 (2.11%) Postfix
5 1 (1.05%) XenApp
5 1 (1.05%) XenServer
5 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.05%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.05%) SCCM
2 1 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 16 (16.84%) VMware
2 15 (15.79%) Citrix
3 12 (12.63%) Cisco
4 11 (11.58%) Oracle
5 7 (7.37%) HP
6 5 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.21%) Avaya
8 3 (3.16%) Apple
9 2 (2.11%) Sage
9 2 (2.11%) Symantec
9 2 (2.11%) Dell
9 2 (2.11%) Business Objects
9 2 (2.11%) Cognos
10 1 (1.05%) Progress
10 1 (1.05%) JBoss
10 1 (1.05%) EMC
10 1 (1.05%) Sun
10 1 (1.05%) SolidWorks
10 1 (1.05%) Juniper
10 1 (1.05%) Informatica
Droitwich
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hereford and Worcester
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcestershire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago