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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 57 36 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 29.53% 17.82% 26.40%
As % of the Vendors category 53.77% 34.29% 48.53%
Number of salaries quoted 55 29 62
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £28,200 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £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
106 105 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 54.92% 51.98% 54.40%
Number of salaries quoted 101 85 130
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,900 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 +2 26 £40,000 - 3
Worcester 0 19 £34,000 +1.49% 3
Redditch - 7 £35,000 -
Kidderminster - 2 £31,500 -
Droitwich +4 1 £34,000 +51.11% 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 30 January 2015, 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 63 (61.17%) SQL Server
2 51 (49.51%) Windows
3 38 (36.89%) SQL
4 32 (31.07%) MS Excel
5 27 (26.21%) C#
6 25 (24.27%) .NET
6 25 (24.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 24 (23.30%) MS Office
7 24 (23.30%) ASP.NET
8 23 (22.33%) MVC
9 22 (21.36%) Active Directory
10 21 (20.39%) VMware
11 19 (18.45%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (18.45%) Degree
11 19 (18.45%) Windows 7
12 17 (16.50%) Oracle
13 16 (15.53%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (15.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 15 (14.56%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (14.56%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (13.59%) Cisco
15 14 (13.59%) C++
15 14 (13.59%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (12.62%) HTML
16 13 (12.62%) JavaScript
16 13 (12.62%) CSS
16 13 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (11.65%) SAN
17 12 (11.65%) XML
17 12 (11.65%) WAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (10.68%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.74%) IIS
2 9 (8.74%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.91%) GlassFish
3 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.94%) Apache
4 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.97%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.97%) JBoss
5 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.97%) CMS
Applications
1 32 (31.07%) MS Excel
2 24 (23.30%) MS Office
3 3 (2.91%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.97%) MS Project
4 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.97%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (9.71%) Agresso
2 3 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.91%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.94%) Office 365
3 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.65%) SAN
1 12 (11.65%) WAN
1 12 (11.65%) LAN
2 9 (8.74%) Firewall
3 8 (7.77%) DNS
4 6 (5.83%) TCP/IP
4 6 (5.83%) VPN
5 4 (3.88%) ADSL
5 4 (3.88%) iSCSI
5 4 (3.88%) Network Security
6 3 (2.91%) SMTP
6 3 (2.91%) DHCP
7 2 (1.94%) DDNS
7 2 (1.94%) WLAN
7 2 (1.94%) Wireless
7 2 (1.94%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.94%) VLAN
7 2 (1.94%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.94%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.97%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (61.17%) SQL Server
2 25 (24.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (15.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (14.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (13.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (9.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (8.74%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (7.77%) Oracle Database
8 8 (7.77%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (7.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (5.83%) Data Mining
9 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (4.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 5 (4.85%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (3.88%) Relational Database
11 4 (3.88%) MySQL
12 3 (2.91%) Informix
12 3 (2.91%) DTS
12 3 (2.91%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 9 (8.74%) NUnit
1 9 (8.74%) MSTest
1 9 (8.74%) Rhino Mocks
1 9 (8.74%) Moq
1 9 (8.74%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.91%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.94%) Hudson
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (6.80%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.83%) Finance
3 2 (1.94%) Advertising
3 2 (1.94%) Banking
3 2 (1.94%) Retail
4 1 (0.97%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 43 (41.75%) Developer
2 24 (23.30%) .NET Developer
3 15 (14.56%) DBA
4 14 (13.59%) C# .NET Developer
4 14 (13.59%) C# Developer
5 13 (12.62%) Administrator
6 11 (10.68%) Graduate
6 11 (10.68%) Junior
7 10 (9.71%) Software Developer
7 10 (9.71%) Junior Developer
8 9 (8.74%) Junior C# Developer
8 9 (8.74%) Junior .NET Developer
8 9 (8.74%) Graduate Developer
8 9 (8.74%) SQL DBA
8 9 (8.74%) Junior C# .NET Developer
8 9 (8.74%) Analyst
9 8 (7.77%) Support Engineer
10 7 (6.80%) SQL Developer
10 7 (6.80%) Graduate Software Developer
10 7 (6.80%) Junior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (24.27%) .NET
2 24 (23.30%) ASP.NET
3 13 (12.62%) HTML
3 13 (12.62%) CSS
4 12 (11.65%) XML
4 12 (11.65%) WCF
5 11 (10.68%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (8.74%) Spring.NET
6 9 (8.74%) Castle Windsor
6 9 (8.74%) Ninject
6 9 (8.74%) Unity DI Container
7 3 (2.91%) Ajax
7 3 (2.91%) DAO
7 3 (2.91%) jQuery
7 3 (2.91%) WPF
7 3 (2.91%) JSON
7 3 (2.91%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.91%) ADO
7 3 (2.91%) COM
7 3 (2.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.68%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.74%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (5.83%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.83%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.85%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.94%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.97%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 51 (49.51%) Windows
2 19 (18.45%) Windows 7
3 15 (14.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (9.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (8.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.80%) Linux
7 6 (5.83%) Windows Vista
8 4 (3.88%) UNIX
9 3 (2.91%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.94%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.94%) Android
10 2 (1.94%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.97%) Solaris
11 1 (0.97%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.33%) MVC
2 19 (18.45%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (11.65%) Software Engineering
4 9 (8.74%) TDD
4 9 (8.74%) Dependency Injection
4 9 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (8.74%) Kanban
4 9 (8.74%) Scrum
4 9 (8.74%) Web Application Development
5 8 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (7.77%) Information Security
6 7 (6.80%) System Testing
7 5 (4.85%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (2.91%) CRM
8 3 (2.91%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (1.94%) Test Strategy
9 2 (1.94%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (1.94%) Mentoring
9 2 (1.94%) Service Management
9 2 (1.94%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (36.89%) SQL
2 27 (26.21%) C#
3 14 (13.59%) C++
4 13 (12.62%) JavaScript
5 10 (9.71%) VB.NET
6 8 (7.77%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.88%) VB
8 3 (2.91%) MapBasic
8 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.91%) Java
9 2 (1.94%) PHP
9 2 (1.94%) C
10 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (18.45%) Degree
2 13 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.80%) MCITP
3 7 (6.80%) MCSE
4 5 (4.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.94%) CCNA
5 2 (1.94%) MCSA
5 2 (1.94%) HND
5 2 (1.94%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.94%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.97%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.94%) QA
1 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (21.36%) Active Directory
2 16 (15.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.68%) vSphere
4 9 (8.74%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.97%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (5.83%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.94%) Nagios
3 1 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 21 (20.39%) VMware
2 17 (16.50%) Oracle
3 14 (13.59%) Cisco
4 11 (10.68%) Citrix
5 7 (6.80%) HP
6 6 (5.83%) Business Objects
7 5 (4.85%) Avaya
8 3 (2.91%) Dell
9 2 (1.94%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.94%) Symantec
9 2 (1.94%) EMC
9 2 (1.94%) Cognos
10 1 (0.97%) Mitel
10 1 (0.97%) SolidWorks
10 1 (0.97%) NetApp
10 1 (0.97%) Apple
10 1 (0.97%) Sophos
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + pension + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Droitwich
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16500 - £22500 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Worcester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16500 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago