Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 835 910 935
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 23.83% 24.08% 20.27%
As % of the Vendors category 49.73% 50.22% 43.09%
Number of salaries quoted 630 755 682
Birmingham median annual salary £44,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.11% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,450 £24,925 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -6.25%

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 1,679 1,812 2,170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 47.92% 47.95% 47.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,169 1,338 1,436
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 304 (36.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 279 (33.41%) Windows
3 225 (26.95%) SQL
4 213 (25.51%) Active Directory
5 192 (22.99%) VMware
6 181 (21.68%) Office 365
7 171 (20.48%) .NET
8 159 (19.04%) C#
8 159 (19.04%) ITIL
9 158 (18.92%) SQL Server
10 156 (18.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 156 (18.68%) Project Management
10 156 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
10 156 (18.68%) VMware Infrastructure
11 154 (18.44%) Amazon AWS
12 144 (17.25%) Data Centre
13 141 (16.89%) Microsoft Office
14 124 (14.85%) Presales
15 118 (14.13%) GDPR
16 115 (13.77%) Windows Server
16 115 (13.77%) MCSE
17 111 (13.29%) Data Protection
18 106 (12.69%) Hyper-V
19 105 (12.57%) Finance
20 98 (11.74%) SharePoint
21 96 (11.50%) Degree
22 93 (11.14%) Service Delivery
23 92 (11.02%) Cisco
23 92 (11.02%) SCCM
24 91 (10.90%) JavaScript

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 98 (11.74%) SharePoint
2 58 (6.95%) MS Exchange
3 38 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
4 20 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (1.80%) Skype for Business
6 14 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.56%) CMS
8 10 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.72%) Apache
10 6 (0.72%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.72%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.36%) Confluence
12 3 (0.36%) Drupal
12 3 (0.36%) IIS
12 3 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 141 (16.89%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (7.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 22 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
5 20 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 14 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.60%) Maya
8 4 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 37 (4.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.48%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 304 (36.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 181 (21.68%) Office 365
3 154 (18.44%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (5.15%) Serverless
5 39 (4.67%) Amazon EC2
5 39 (4.67%) Amazon S3
5 39 (4.67%) AWS Lambda
6 34 (4.07%) IaaS
7 31 (3.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 30 (3.59%) Amazon EMR
8 30 (3.59%) Amazon Kinesis
8 30 (3.59%) Amazon SQS
8 30 (3.59%) PaaS
9 27 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
10 19 (2.28%) SaaS
11 11 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (1.20%) npm
13 9 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (1.08%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (8.62%) Firewall
2 70 (8.38%) Network Security
3 68 (8.14%) DNS
4 60 (7.19%) DHCP
5 42 (5.03%) SAN
6 31 (3.71%) WAN
7 25 (2.99%) VLAN
8 24 (2.87%) VPN
9 22 (2.63%) Skype
10 19 (2.28%) LAN
11 18 (2.16%) Wireless
12 13 (1.56%) OSPF
13 12 (1.44%) BGP
14 11 (1.32%) RIP
15 10 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
15 10 (1.20%) VoIP
16 9 (1.08%) IPsec
16 9 (1.08%) Spanning Tree
17 8 (0.96%) IPv6
17 8 (0.96%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 62 (7.43%) Relational Database
3 51 (6.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 42 (5.03%) RDBMS
5 37 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 32 (3.83%) Amazon Redshift
8 30 (3.59%) Amazon RDS
8 30 (3.59%) Cosmos DB
9 28 (3.35%) Power BI
10 27 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 26 (3.11%) NoSQL
12 16 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
13 13 (1.56%) MongoDB
13 13 (1.56%) MySQL
14 12 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
15 9 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 9 (1.08%) Hadoop
16 7 (0.84%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 28 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (2.99%) Visual Studio
3 23 (2.75%) Git (software)
4 20 (2.40%) JIRA
5 17 (2.04%) Selenium
5 17 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (1.20%) Bower
6 10 (1.20%) Jenkins
6 10 (1.20%) PHPUnit
7 8 (0.96%) JMeter
7 8 (0.96%) SoapUI
7 8 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.48%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.36%) NUnit
9 3 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.36%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.24%) Moq
10 2 (0.24%) MSTest
10 2 (0.24%) TestRail
10 2 (0.24%) WebDriver
General
1 105 (12.57%) Finance
2 33 (3.95%) Retail
3 23 (2.75%) Advertising
4 22 (2.63%) Legal
5 21 (2.51%) Marketing
6 15 (1.80%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.32%) Law
8 10 (1.20%) Automotive
8 10 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.20%) Publishing
9 8 (0.96%) Back Office
9 8 (0.96%) Banking
9 8 (0.96%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.60%) Local Government
11 2 (0.24%) Billing
11 2 (0.24%) Games
12 1 (0.12%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 171 (20.48%) Developer
2 146 (17.49%) Architect
3 82 (9.82%) Analyst
4 73 (8.74%) C# Developer
5 62 (7.43%) Solutions Architect
6 61 (7.31%) .NET Developer
6 61 (7.31%) Consultant
7 48 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 47 (5.63%) Technical Architect
9 34 (4.07%) Cloud Architect
10 33 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
10 33 (3.95%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 31 (3.71%) Software Developer
12 30 (3.59%) Lead Architect
13 29 (3.47%) Full Stack Developer
13 29 (3.47%) Technical Leader
14 26 (3.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 26 (3.11%) Support Engineer
15 25 (2.99%) Lead Solutions Architect
15 25 (2.99%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (20.48%) .NET
2 84 (10.06%) ASP.NET
2 84 (10.06%) Web Services
3 76 (9.10%) HTML
4 51 (6.11%) CSS
5 50 (5.99%) ASP.NET Web API
6 38 (4.55%) AngularJS
6 38 (4.55%) jQuery
7 36 (4.31%) .NET Framework
7 36 (4.31%) HTML5
8 32 (3.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 31 (3.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 29 (3.47%) JSON
10 29 (3.47%) Node.js
11 19 (2.28%) Entity Framework
11 19 (2.28%) Middleware
12 17 (2.04%) Kafka
12 17 (2.04%) LINQ
12 17 (2.04%) REST
12 17 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 144 (17.25%) Data Centre
2 77 (9.22%) Self-Motivation
3 54 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.16%) Driving Licence
5 16 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 15 (1.80%) Enterprise Storage
7 13 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (1.44%) NHS
8 12 (1.44%) PMI
8 12 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (1.32%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.32%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.20%) Clustering
10 10 (1.20%) Replication
11 9 (1.08%) Reference Data
12 8 (0.96%) Fat Client
12 8 (0.96%) HP StoreVirtual
12 8 (0.96%) Thin Client
13 7 (0.84%) User Experience
14 5 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 279 (33.41%) Windows
2 115 (13.77%) Windows Server
3 78 (9.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 72 (8.62%) Windows 7
5 61 (7.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (7.07%) Windows 10
7 53 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 47 (5.63%) Linux
9 42 (5.03%) Windows 8
10 11 (1.32%) CentOS
11 6 (0.72%) Unix
12 4 (0.48%) Android
12 4 (0.48%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.48%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.48%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.48%) SUSE
12 4 (0.48%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.24%) AIX
13 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (19.04%) ITIL
2 156 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (18.68%) Project Management
3 124 (14.85%) Presales
4 111 (13.29%) Data Protection
5 93 (11.14%) Service Delivery
6 74 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
7 73 (8.74%) MVC
8 67 (8.02%) Enterprise Architecture
9 66 (7.90%) DevOps
10 64 (7.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 63 (7.54%) Thought Leadership
12 59 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
12 59 (7.07%) Software Engineering
13 58 (6.95%) Vendor Relationship Management
14 55 (6.59%) Service Management
15 54 (6.47%) Line Management
16 51 (6.11%) Root Cause Analysis
17 50 (5.99%) Technical Leadership
18 48 (5.75%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 225 (26.95%) SQL
2 159 (19.04%) C#
3 91 (10.90%) JavaScript
4 46 (5.51%) Java
5 41 (4.91%) PowerShell
6 40 (4.79%) Python
7 27 (3.23%) PL/SQL
7 27 (3.23%) T-SQL
8 24 (2.87%) Scala
9 23 (2.75%) Shell Script
10 19 (2.28%) PHP
10 19 (2.28%) TypeScript
11 15 (1.80%) VBScript
12 13 (1.56%) VB.NET
13 11 (1.32%) VB
14 9 (1.08%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.96%) C
16 5 (0.60%) VBA
17 4 (0.48%) C++
18 3 (0.36%) VB6
Qualifications
1 156 (18.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 115 (13.77%) MCSE
3 96 (11.50%) Degree
4 69 (8.26%) Security Cleared
5 49 (5.87%) MCSA
6 43 (5.15%) MCP
7 40 (4.79%) ITIL Certification
8 33 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 20 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (2.04%) SC Cleared
11 16 (1.92%) CCNP
12 15 (1.80%) CISSP
12 15 (1.80%) MCITP
13 14 (1.68%) CISM
14 13 (1.56%) ISEB
14 13 (1.56%) PMI Certification
15 10 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
16 8 (0.96%) MCPD
17 7 (0.84%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (14.13%) GDPR
2 35 (4.19%) QA
3 23 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (2.40%) SLA
5 6 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.60%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.48%) PMO
8 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.12%) COBIT
10 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 213 (25.51%) Active Directory
2 156 (18.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (12.69%) Hyper-V
4 32 (3.83%) XenApp
4 32 (3.83%) XenDesktop
5 20 (2.40%) Docker
5 20 (2.40%) vSphere
6 14 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (1.08%) VMware NSX
8 8 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
8 8 (0.96%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.60%) Firmware
9 5 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.48%) XenServer
11 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.12%) HDFS
11 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 92 (11.02%) SCCM
2 41 (4.91%) Norton AntiVirus
3 34 (4.07%) WSUS
4 11 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (1.32%) SCVMM
5 10 (1.20%) Ansible
6 9 (1.08%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.08%) Mesos
6 9 (1.08%) rkt
6 9 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (1.08%) Terraform
7 8 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 8 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 8 (0.96%) SCOrch
8 6 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.60%) Linux-HA
9 5 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.48%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.48%) vMotion
10 4 (0.48%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 192 (22.99%) VMware
2 92 (11.02%) Cisco
3 85 (10.18%) HP
4 79 (9.46%) Citrix
5 69 (8.26%) Dell
6 53 (6.35%) IBM
7 46 (5.51%) NetApp
8 45 (5.39%) Symantec
9 37 (4.43%) Forcepoint
9 37 (4.43%) McAfee
10 29 (3.47%) Google
11 26 (3.11%) Oracle
12 23 (2.75%) CheckPoint
13 22 (2.63%) Xamarin
14 15 (1.80%) Juniper
15 13 (1.56%) F5
15 13 (1.56%) Nimble Storage
15 13 (1.56%) Remedy
15 13 (1.56%) SonicWALL
16 12 (1.44%) Fortinet