Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 856 866 889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 22.12% 22.11% 18.58%
As % of the Vendors category 44.47% 48.90% 39.79%
Number of salaries quoted 642 716 687
Birmingham median annual salary £44,250 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.12% +13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £22,650
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%

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 1,925 1,771 2,234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 49.74% 45.21% 46.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,315 1,335 1,534
Birmingham median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 280 (32.71%) SQL
2 260 (30.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 245 (28.62%) Windows
4 202 (23.60%) .NET
5 193 (22.55%) SQL Server
6 188 (21.96%) C#
7 164 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
8 159 (18.57%) Active Directory
9 153 (17.87%) ITIL
9 153 (17.87%) Data Centre
10 149 (17.41%) VMware
11 147 (17.17%) Finance
12 138 (16.12%) Microsoft Office
13 123 (14.37%) Microsoft Certification
14 122 (14.25%) Service Delivery
15 120 (14.02%) JavaScript
15 120 (14.02%) Office 365
16 119 (13.90%) Degree
17 111 (12.97%) Windows Server
18 102 (11.92%) Presales
19 100 (11.68%) Self-Motivation
20 95 (11.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 93 (10.86%) CRM
22 92 (10.75%) Dynamics CRM
23 91 (10.63%) Software Engineering
23 91 (10.63%) Project Management
23 91 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
24 90 (10.51%) MVC
24 90 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
25 89 (10.40%) Advertising

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 (6.54%) MS Exchange
1 56 (6.54%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (1.87%) IIS
4 12 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (1.17%) CMS
6 8 (0.93%) JBoss
7 6 (0.70%) Anypoint
7 6 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.58%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.47%) SAS
9 4 (0.47%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.23%) Apache
11 2 (0.23%) Confluence
11 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 138 (16.12%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (8.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
3 20 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.58%) Maya
7 4 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.35%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.35%) Moqups
9 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 92 (10.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (4.56%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (3.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.23%) BPCS
4 2 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.23%) Dynamics SL
5 1 (0.12%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 260 (30.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (14.02%) Office 365
3 80 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
4 69 (8.06%) Dynamics 365
5 16 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (1.87%) Azure Data Factory
5 16 (1.87%) Serverless
6 14 (1.64%) IaaS
7 10 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (1.17%) Amazon S3
7 10 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (1.17%) PaaS
8 9 (1.05%) Amazon EMR
8 9 (1.05%) Amazon Kinesis
8 9 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.82%) SaaS
11 4 (0.47%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 3 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 59 (6.89%) Firewall
2 34 (3.97%) WAN
3 33 (3.86%) Network Security
4 26 (3.04%) DNS
4 26 (3.04%) VPN
5 24 (2.80%) VLAN
6 23 (2.69%) SAN
7 21 (2.45%) LAN
8 20 (2.34%) NetScaler
9 16 (1.87%) MPLS
9 16 (1.87%) Wireless
10 15 (1.75%) Cisco Firepower
10 15 (1.75%) Cisco Wireless
10 15 (1.75%) DHCP
10 15 (1.75%) OSPF
10 15 (1.75%) TACACS
11 14 (1.64%) Skype
12 10 (1.17%) Internet
12 10 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (1.05%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (22.55%) SQL Server
2 95 (11.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 74 (8.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 63 (7.36%) Relational Database
5 48 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
6 46 (5.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 39 (4.56%) Power BI
8 35 (4.09%) NoSQL
9 33 (3.86%) Azure SQL Database
10 28 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
11 25 (2.92%) SQL Server 2014
12 23 (2.69%) Cosmos DB
13 14 (1.64%) Data Lake
13 14 (1.64%) RDBMS
14 11 (1.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 10 (1.17%) Hadoop
15 10 (1.17%) MongoDB
15 10 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (1.05%) Big Data
16 9 (1.05%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 38 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (3.62%) Visual Studio
3 29 (3.39%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
5 13 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 13 (1.52%) TeamCity
6 12 (1.40%) JIRA
6 12 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 10 (1.17%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.82%) Selenium
9 5 (0.58%) Subversion
10 2 (0.23%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.23%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.23%) MorphX
10 2 (0.23%) NUnit
10 2 (0.23%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.23%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.12%) JBehave
11 1 (0.12%) LoadUI
11 1 (0.12%) MSTest
General
1 147 (17.17%) Finance
2 89 (10.40%) Advertising
3 63 (7.36%) Retail
4 33 (3.86%) Marketing
5 27 (3.15%) Legal
6 22 (2.57%) Manufacturing
7 21 (2.45%) Automotive
8 12 (1.40%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.29%) Publishing
10 8 (0.93%) Banking
11 7 (0.82%) Back Office
12 6 (0.70%) Law
13 5 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.47%) Games
15 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 190 (22.20%) Developer
2 126 (14.72%) Consultant
3 90 (10.51%) Architect
4 86 (10.05%) Analyst
5 66 (7.71%) .NET Developer
6 62 (7.24%) C# Developer
7 43 (5.02%) Solutions Architect
8 39 (4.56%) CRM Consultant
9 38 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 35 (4.09%) SCCM Engineer
11 34 (3.97%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
12 31 (3.62%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
13 30 (3.50%) C# .NET Developer
14 29 (3.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 29 (3.39%) Full Stack Developer
14 29 (3.39%) IT Support
14 29 (3.39%) Software Engineer
14 29 (3.39%) Technical Architect
15 28 (3.27%) Microsoft Consultant
15 28 (3.27%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (23.60%) .NET
2 88 (10.28%) ASP.NET
3 75 (8.76%) HTML
4 49 (5.72%) CSS
5 48 (5.61%) AngularJS
6 46 (5.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 45 (5.26%) jQuery
8 39 (4.56%) ASP.NET Web API
9 37 (4.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 34 (3.97%) .NET Framework
10 34 (3.97%) Web Services
11 28 (3.27%) HTML5
12 26 (3.04%) React
13 24 (2.80%) RESTful
14 22 (2.57%) LINQ
14 22 (2.57%) Node.js
15 18 (2.10%) JSON
16 17 (1.99%) .NET Core
17 16 (1.87%) WinForms
18 15 (1.75%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 153 (17.87%) Data Centre
2 100 (11.68%) Self-Motivation
3 72 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (8.41%) Computer Science
4 35 (4.09%) Driving Licence
5 24 (2.80%) Mobile App
6 23 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
6 23 (2.69%) Public Cloud
7 22 (2.57%) Management Information System
8 18 (2.10%) User Experience
9 9 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (0.70%) Fat Client
11 6 (0.70%) Fintech
11 6 (0.70%) HP StoreVirtual
11 6 (0.70%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.58%) AS400
12 5 (0.58%) Clustering
12 5 (0.58%) iSeries
12 5 (0.58%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 245 (28.62%) Windows
2 111 (12.97%) Windows Server
3 74 (8.64%) Windows 7
4 67 (7.83%) Windows 10
5 54 (6.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (4.21%) Linux
8 16 (1.87%) Windows 8
9 13 (1.52%) Mac OS X
10 12 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.70%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.70%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.58%) Android
12 5 (0.58%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.47%) SUSE
13 4 (0.47%) Unix
14 2 (0.23%) CentOS
14 2 (0.23%) VMS
14 2 (0.23%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (17.87%) ITIL
3 122 (14.25%) Service Delivery
4 102 (11.92%) Presales
5 93 (10.86%) CRM
6 91 (10.63%) Project Management
6 91 (10.63%) Software Engineering
7 90 (10.51%) MVC
7 90 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
8 89 (10.40%) Business Intelligence
9 76 (8.88%) Service Management
10 67 (7.83%) TDD
11 58 (6.78%) Root Cause Analysis
12 57 (6.66%) Continuous Improvement
13 50 (5.84%) PRINCE2
14 46 (5.37%) Scrum
14 46 (5.37%) Tech Ops
15 45 (5.26%) Data Protection
15 45 (5.26%) ERP
16 44 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 280 (32.71%) SQL
2 188 (21.96%) C#
3 120 (14.02%) JavaScript
4 66 (7.71%) PowerShell
5 45 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 35 (4.09%) VBScript
7 25 (2.92%) Java
8 21 (2.45%) C
9 20 (2.34%) TypeScript
10 15 (1.75%) Python
11 13 (1.52%) X++
12 11 (1.29%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.29%) R
13 9 (1.05%) VB.NET
13 9 (1.05%) VBA
14 8 (0.93%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.93%) VB
15 7 (0.82%) Scala
16 6 (0.70%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 123 (14.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 119 (13.90%) Degree
3 78 (9.11%) MCSE
4 65 (7.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 58 (6.78%) MCP
6 52 (6.07%) Security Cleared
7 38 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
8 33 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (3.04%) CCNP
10 18 (2.10%) SC Cleared
11 16 (1.87%) CCNA
12 15 (1.75%) Master's Degree
12 15 (1.75%) MCSA
13 10 (1.17%) CISM
13 10 (1.17%) CISSP
14 7 (0.82%) ACCA
14 7 (0.82%) CIMA
14 7 (0.82%) ISEB
15 6 (0.70%) MCPD
15 6 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.66%) SLA
2 43 (5.02%) GDPR
3 26 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.75%) QA
5 8 (0.93%) PMO
6 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.12%) MiFID
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 159 (18.57%) Active Directory
2 91 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (7.01%) Hyper-V
4 34 (3.97%) XenApp
5 33 (3.86%) XenDesktop
6 28 (3.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 26 (3.04%) vSphere
8 22 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.82%) BitLocker
10 7 (0.82%) HDFS
11 6 (0.70%) Docker
11 6 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (0.70%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.70%) VMware NSX
12 5 (0.58%) Firmware
13 4 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.23%) Squid
15 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 63 (7.36%) SCCM
2 33 (3.86%) SCVMM
3 22 (2.57%) WSUS
4 18 (2.10%) vCenter Server
4 18 (2.10%) vMotion
5 15 (1.75%) QRadar
5 15 (1.75%) WhatsUp Gold
6 10 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.82%) Puppet
9 5 (0.58%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.58%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.58%) SCOrch
9 5 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.47%) SCDPM
10 4 (0.47%) SCOM
10 4 (0.47%) SCSM
11 3 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 149 (17.41%) VMware
2 76 (8.88%) Citrix
3 56 (6.54%) Cisco
4 43 (5.02%) HP
5 35 (4.09%) Oracle
5 35 (4.09%) Xamarin
6 26 (3.04%) F5
7 24 (2.80%) SolarWinds
8 22 (2.57%) NetApp
9 19 (2.22%) Ivanti
9 19 (2.22%) Meraki
10 18 (2.10%) ServiceNow
11 17 (1.99%) CheckPoint
11 17 (1.99%) SAP
11 17 (1.99%) Tableau
12 15 (1.75%) Tripwire
13 14 (1.64%) Remedy
13 14 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (1.52%) Dell
14 13 (1.52%) Fortinet