Period
to 22 January 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

Microsoft
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 3 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 920 879 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.15% 20.47% 19.29%
As % of the Vendors category 51.40% 43.75% 42.55%
Number of salaries quoted 740 644 807
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% -7.78%
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,500 £23,550
90th Percentile £63,875 £65,000 £62,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.90%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Birmingham.

All Vendors
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,790 2,009 1,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 48.93% 46.79% 45.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,237 1,360 1,466
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,990 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £64,000 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Birmingham

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Birmingham

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 265 (28.80%) Windows
2 223 (24.24%) SQL
3 204 (22.17%) SQL Server
4 186 (20.22%) VMware
5 170 (18.48%) ITIL
6 160 (17.39%) Finance
7 154 (16.74%) .NET
8 146 (15.87%) Microsoft Azure
9 137 (14.89%) Microsoft Office
10 135 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 135 (14.67%) Data Centre
11 134 (14.57%) Active Directory
12 125 (13.59%) Office 365
13 124 (13.48%) Windows Server
14 120 (13.04%) C#
15 111 (12.07%) Hyper-V
16 109 (11.85%) Project Management
17 108 (11.74%) Microsoft Certification
18 103 (11.20%) Business Intelligence
19 98 (10.65%) JavaScript
20 96 (10.43%) Service Management
21 92 (10.00%) Citrix
21 92 (10.00%) Degree
22 91 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
23 89 (9.67%) Service Delivery
24 87 (9.46%) Retail
25 86 (9.35%) Change Management
26 83 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
27 79 (8.59%) Presales
28 78 (8.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 56 (6.09%) SharePoint
2 54 (5.87%) MS Exchange
3 40 (4.35%) Skype for Business
4 21 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (1.41%) IIS
5 13 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (1.09%) OpenEdge
8 8 (0.87%) Apache
8 8 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (0.87%) CMS
9 7 (0.76%) SAS
9 7 (0.76%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.43%) Confluence
12 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.43%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 137 (14.89%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (7.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (3.48%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (1.74%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 54 (5.87%) Dynamics AX
2 49 (5.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 43 (4.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.43%) SAP EWM
6 4 (0.43%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.33%) BPCS
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle HRMS
7 3 (0.33%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.22%) Primavera
8 2 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.11%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 146 (15.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 125 (13.59%) Office 365
3 54 (5.87%) Dynamics 365
4 42 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
5 21 (2.28%) PaaS
6 18 (1.96%) IaaS
7 14 (1.52%) SaaS
8 11 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
11 6 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.54%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 5 (0.54%) npm
12 5 (0.54%) Taleo
13 4 (0.43%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.43%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.43%) Serverless
14 2 (0.22%) Firebase
14 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 59 (6.41%) Firewall
2 47 (5.11%) SAN
3 35 (3.80%) NetScaler
4 34 (3.70%) WAN
5 30 (3.26%) LAN
6 22 (2.39%) Skype
7 19 (2.07%) DNS
8 17 (1.85%) Network Security
8 17 (1.85%) TCP/IP
9 13 (1.41%) VPN
10 12 (1.30%) Extranet
11 11 (1.20%) DHCP
11 11 (1.20%) VLAN
12 9 (0.98%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (0.76%) VoIP
14 6 (0.65%) Internet
15 5 (0.54%) Intranet
15 5 (0.54%) iSCSI
15 5 (0.54%) Wireless
15 5 (0.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (22.17%) SQL Server
2 78 (8.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 61 (6.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 29 (3.15%) Power BI
5 29 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 27 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
9 15 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
10 13 (1.41%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (1.20%) Oracle Database
13 10 (1.09%) Relational Database
14 9 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (0.87%) Data Lake
15 8 (0.87%) OLAP
15 8 (0.87%) Qlik Sense
16 7 (0.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.76%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 32 (3.48%) Visual Studio
2 26 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (1.85%) TeamCity
4 16 (1.74%) JIRA
5 14 (1.52%) Git (software)
5 14 (1.52%) NuGet
5 14 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (1.09%) eCATT
6 10 (1.09%) LSMW
7 7 (0.76%) InstallShield
7 7 (0.76%) MSI
8 5 (0.54%) gulp
8 5 (0.54%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.33%) Mocha
10 3 (0.33%) MorphX
11 2 (0.22%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.22%) Selenium
11 2 (0.22%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.22%) webpack
General
1 160 (17.39%) Finance
2 87 (9.46%) Retail
3 64 (6.96%) Advertising
4 52 (5.65%) Manufacturing
5 25 (2.72%) Legal
6 22 (2.39%) Automotive
6 22 (2.39%) Publishing
7 17 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.74%) Marketing
9 15 (1.63%) Banking
9 15 (1.63%) Billing
10 6 (0.65%) Back Office
10 6 (0.65%) Games
11 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.33%) Law
12 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.22%) Local Government
13 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 167 (18.15%) Developer
2 143 (15.54%) Consultant
3 140 (15.22%) Analyst
4 73 (7.93%) Architect
5 64 (6.96%) .NET Developer
6 60 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 44 (4.78%) Project Manager
8 41 (4.46%) C# Developer
9 35 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
9 35 (3.80%) Technical Manager
10 33 (3.59%) Service Manager
11 32 (3.48%) C# .NET Developer
12 31 (3.37%) Senior Developer
13 29 (3.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 29 (3.15%) IT Manager
13 29 (3.15%) Technical Services Manager
13 29 (3.15%) Technical Support
14 27 (2.93%) Support Engineer
15 26 (2.83%) Business Analyst
15 26 (2.83%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (16.74%) .NET
2 77 (8.37%) CSS
2 77 (8.37%) HTML
3 76 (8.26%) ASP.NET
4 48 (5.22%) jQuery
5 32 (3.48%) AngularJS
6 27 (2.93%) Web Services
7 25 (2.72%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web API
8 16 (1.74%) XML
9 15 (1.63%) .NET Framework
10 13 (1.41%) Entity Framework
10 13 (1.41%) HTML5
11 11 (1.20%) JSON
11 11 (1.20%) WCF
12 10 (1.09%) EDI
12 10 (1.09%) IDoc
13 9 (0.98%) KnockoutJS
14 7 (0.76%) MDX
14 7 (0.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 135 (14.67%) Data Centre
2 83 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (4.13%) Computer Science
4 28 (3.04%) Driving Licence
5 27 (2.93%) Public Cloud
6 19 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (1.96%) Clustering
8 16 (1.74%) Fintech
8 16 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (1.30%) Robotics
10 11 (1.20%) Replication
11 10 (1.09%) LIMS
12 9 (0.98%) Management Information System
12 9 (0.98%) Reference Data
13 8 (0.87%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.76%) AS400
14 7 (0.76%) Handset
14 7 (0.76%) iSeries
15 6 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
15 6 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 265 (28.80%) Windows
2 124 (13.48%) Windows Server
3 64 (6.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 61 (6.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (6.41%) Windows 10
6 56 (6.09%) Linux
7 34 (3.70%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.52%) Unix
10 8 (0.87%) CentOS
11 7 (0.76%) OS/400
12 4 (0.43%) Android
12 4 (0.43%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.22%) AIX
13 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.22%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (18.48%) ITIL
2 109 (11.85%) Project Management
3 103 (11.20%) Business Intelligence
4 96 (10.43%) Service Management
5 91 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
6 89 (9.67%) Service Delivery
7 86 (9.35%) Change Management
8 79 (8.59%) Presales
9 64 (6.96%) ERP
10 62 (6.74%) CRM
11 54 (5.87%) Continuous Improvement
11 54 (5.87%) PRINCE2
12 53 (5.76%) Line Management
13 51 (5.54%) Time Management
14 44 (4.78%) MVC
15 35 (3.80%) Analytics
15 35 (3.80%) Customer Requirements
15 35 (3.80%) Logistics
15 35 (3.80%) Mentoring
16 34 (3.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 223 (24.24%) SQL
2 120 (13.04%) C#
3 98 (10.65%) JavaScript
4 64 (6.96%) PowerShell
5 30 (3.26%) Java
6 28 (3.04%) T-SQL
7 25 (2.72%) VBA
8 21 (2.28%) ABAP
9 19 (2.07%) C
9 19 (2.07%) VBScript
10 18 (1.96%) VB.NET
11 13 (1.41%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.30%) PHP
13 10 (1.09%) Python
13 10 (1.09%) X++
14 9 (0.98%) Bash Shell
14 9 (0.98%) VB
15 8 (0.87%) Ruby
15 8 (0.87%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.76%) RPG
Qualifications
1 108 (11.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (10.00%) Degree
3 73 (7.93%) MCSE
4 45 (4.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 37 (4.02%) Security Cleared
6 34 (3.70%) MCP
7 32 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
8 30 (3.26%) Citrix Certification
9 29 (3.15%) MCSA
10 24 (2.61%) SC Cleared
11 22 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (1.85%) CCA
13 15 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (1.41%) ISEB
15 12 (1.30%) CIMA
15 12 (1.30%) MCITP
16 10 (1.09%) ACCA
17 9 (0.98%) CCNP
17 9 (0.98%) DBS Check
17 9 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.13%) SLA
2 21 (2.28%) QA
3 19 (2.07%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.43%) PMO
5 3 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 135 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 134 (14.57%) Active Directory
3 111 (12.07%) Hyper-V
4 45 (4.89%) VMware ESXi
4 45 (4.89%) XenApp
5 42 (4.57%) vSphere
6 33 (3.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 29 (3.15%) XenDesktop
8 22 (2.39%) VMware Workstation
9 11 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (0.87%) Docker
10 8 (0.87%) Terminal Services
10 8 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.54%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.33%) HDFS
14 2 (0.22%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 46 (5.00%) SCCM
1 46 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 31 (3.37%) SCVMM
3 28 (3.04%) vCenter Server
4 25 (2.72%) Microsoft Intune
5 23 (2.50%) Ansible
6 21 (2.28%) Puppet
7 17 (1.85%) vMotion
8 16 (1.74%) SCOM
9 13 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 12 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 12 (1.30%) SCOrch
11 10 (1.09%) Backup Exec
12 8 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.76%) WSUS
14 5 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (0.54%) Salt
15 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
15 4 (0.43%) MOM
15 4 (0.43%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 186 (20.22%) VMware
2 92 (10.00%) Citrix
3 58 (6.30%) Oracle
4 47 (5.11%) SAP
5 36 (3.91%) Cisco
6 30 (3.26%) NetApp
7 28 (3.04%) HP
8 25 (2.72%) Apple
9 22 (2.39%) EMC
10 21 (2.28%) Juniper
11 20 (2.17%) Sophos
12 19 (2.07%) 3PAR
12 19 (2.07%) Veeam
13 17 (1.85%) Dell
13 17 (1.85%) Ivanti
14 16 (1.74%) Capita
15 13 (1.41%) BMC
15 13 (1.41%) F5
16 12 (1.30%) IBM
16 12 (1.30%) Xamarin