Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 989 732 796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 26.14% 19.31% 18.29%
As % of the Vendors category 50.23% 43.34% 40.84%
Number of salaries quoted 745 587 804
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -2.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +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 1,969 1,689 1,949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 52.03% 44.56% 44.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,284 1,223 1,553
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,780 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £66,450
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% -1.23% +1.25%

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 21 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 283 (28.61%) Windows
2 263 (26.59%) SQL
3 209 (21.13%) VMware
4 197 (19.92%) SQL Server
5 188 (19.01%) ITIL
6 181 (18.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 181 (18.30%) Data Centre
7 166 (16.78%) Finance
8 157 (15.87%) Active Directory
9 156 (15.77%) Microsoft Office
10 146 (14.76%) .NET
11 140 (14.16%) Windows Server
11 140 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 134 (13.55%) Business Intelligence
13 129 (13.04%) C#
14 128 (12.94%) Service Delivery
14 128 (12.94%) Hyper-V
15 123 (12.44%) CRM
16 120 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
17 119 (12.03%) Office 365
18 117 (11.83%) Advertising
19 115 (11.63%) Dynamics CRM
20 112 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
21 111 (11.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 109 (11.02%) Self-Motivation
23 105 (10.62%) Citrix
24 104 (10.52%) Service Management
25 100 (10.11%) Degree
26 99 (10.01%) Microsoft Certification
27 98 (9.91%) Dynamics 365

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 68 (6.88%) MS Exchange
2 54 (5.46%) SharePoint
3 42 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (3.64%) Skype for Business
5 16 (1.62%) IIS
6 13 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (0.91%) OpenEdge
8 8 (0.81%) CMS
8 8 (0.81%) JBoss
8 8 (0.81%) SAS
9 6 (0.61%) Anypoint
9 6 (0.61%) NetWeaver
9 6 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.30%) Confluence
11 3 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 156 (15.77%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (7.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 115 (11.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 74 (7.48%) Dynamics AX
3 51 (5.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.61%) Dynamics GP
4 6 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.51%) BPCS
6 4 (0.40%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.30%) SAP EWM
8 2 (0.20%) Dynamics SL
9 1 (0.10%) Aareon QL
9 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.10%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.10%) Siebel CRM
9 1 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.10%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 181 (18.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (12.03%) Office 365
3 98 (9.91%) Dynamics 365
4 59 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (2.43%) Azure Data Factory
5 24 (2.43%) IaaS
6 16 (1.62%) PaaS
7 13 (1.31%) SaaS
8 9 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (0.91%) Serverless
9 8 (0.81%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 7 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
11 6 (0.61%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.40%) GitHub
13 3 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.20%) NuGet
15 1 (0.10%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 60 (6.07%) Firewall
2 42 (4.25%) WAN
3 41 (4.15%) SAN
4 39 (3.94%) NetScaler
5 30 (3.03%) LAN
6 24 (2.43%) DNS
7 22 (2.22%) TCP/IP
8 21 (2.12%) VPN
9 19 (1.92%) VLAN
10 16 (1.62%) DHCP
11 12 (1.21%) Skype
11 12 (1.21%) Wireless
12 10 (1.01%) Network Security
12 10 (1.01%) VoIP
13 9 (0.91%) Internet
13 9 (0.91%) MPLS
13 9 (0.91%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (0.81%) Cisco Firepower
14 8 (0.81%) Cisco Wireless
14 8 (0.81%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (19.92%) SQL Server
2 111 (11.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 86 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 52 (5.26%) Power BI
5 51 (5.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 45 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
7 38 (3.84%) Relational Database
8 25 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 24 (2.43%) Azure SQL Database
10 23 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
11 20 (2.02%) Data Lake
12 17 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (1.62%) Big Data
13 16 (1.62%) Oracle Database
14 14 (1.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 13 (1.31%) NoSQL
16 10 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
16 10 (1.01%) Hadoop
16 10 (1.01%) HDInsight
17 8 (0.81%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 32 (3.24%) Visual Studio
2 22 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.31%) TeamCity
5 11 (1.11%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.11%) JIRA
6 10 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (0.61%) Selenium
9 5 (0.51%) eCATT
9 5 (0.51%) LSMW
10 4 (0.40%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.30%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.30%) Mocha
11 3 (0.30%) MorphX
12 2 (0.20%) Chocolatey
12 2 (0.20%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.10%) MSI
13 1 (0.10%) NUnit
General
1 166 (16.78%) Finance
2 117 (11.83%) Advertising
3 91 (9.20%) Retail
4 54 (5.46%) Manufacturing
5 25 (2.53%) Legal
6 20 (2.02%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.82%) Publishing
8 14 (1.42%) Automotive
8 14 (1.42%) Banking
9 12 (1.21%) Marketing
10 8 (0.81%) Billing
11 6 (0.61%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.40%) Games
12 4 (0.40%) Law
13 2 (0.20%) Back Office
14 1 (0.10%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 179 (18.10%) Consultant
2 174 (17.59%) Developer
3 116 (11.73%) Analyst
4 78 (7.89%) Architect
5 72 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 47 (4.75%) Solutions Architect
7 46 (4.65%) .NET Developer
8 43 (4.35%) Technical Manager
9 42 (4.25%) Service Manager
10 39 (3.94%) Technical Services Manager
11 38 (3.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 34 (3.44%) C# Developer
13 33 (3.34%) CRM Consultant
14 31 (3.13%) Support Analyst
15 29 (2.93%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 29 (2.93%) Microsoft Developer
16 28 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
16 28 (2.83%) Functional Consultant
16 28 (2.83%) Project Manager
16 28 (2.83%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (14.76%) .NET
2 59 (5.97%) ASP.NET
3 54 (5.46%) HTML
4 44 (4.45%) CSS
5 28 (2.83%) AngularJS
6 27 (2.73%) jQuery
7 23 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (2.12%) Web Services
9 20 (2.02%) .NET Framework
10 18 (1.82%) RESTful
11 17 (1.72%) WCF
12 15 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (1.31%) HTML5
13 13 (1.31%) XML
14 10 (1.01%) React
14 10 (1.01%) SOAP
15 9 (0.91%) .NET Core
16 8 (0.81%) JSON
16 8 (0.81%) Node.js
16 8 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 181 (18.30%) Data Centre
2 109 (11.02%) Self-Motivation
3 88 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (5.86%) Computer Science
5 35 (3.54%) Public Cloud
6 33 (3.34%) Driving Licence
7 16 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.31%) Clustering
10 13 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (1.11%) User Experience
12 9 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (0.91%) PKI
13 8 (0.81%) Fintech
14 7 (0.71%) e-Learning
14 7 (0.71%) Reference Data
14 7 (0.71%) Replication
15 6 (0.61%) Blackberry
15 6 (0.61%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 283 (28.61%) Windows
2 140 (14.16%) Windows Server
3 76 (7.68%) Windows 10
4 72 (7.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (4.85%) Windows 7
7 45 (4.55%) Linux
8 11 (1.11%) Unix
9 6 (0.61%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.40%) Debian
12 3 (0.30%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.20%) CentOS
13 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.20%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.10%) HPUX
14 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (19.01%) ITIL
2 134 (13.55%) Business Intelligence
3 128 (12.94%) Service Delivery
4 123 (12.44%) CRM
5 120 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
6 112 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
7 104 (10.52%) Service Management
8 81 (8.19%) Change Management
9 80 (8.09%) ERP
10 76 (7.68%) Project Management
11 72 (7.28%) Presales
12 67 (6.77%) Continuous Improvement
13 59 (5.97%) Root Cause Analysis
14 56 (5.66%) Software Engineering
15 51 (5.16%) Line Management
16 46 (4.65%) Analytics
16 46 (4.65%) Time Management
17 43 (4.35%) TDD
18 42 (4.25%) MVC
19 40 (4.04%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 263 (26.59%) SQL
2 129 (13.04%) C#
3 91 (9.20%) JavaScript
4 58 (5.86%) PowerShell
5 35 (3.54%) T-SQL
6 29 (2.93%) VBScript
7 22 (2.22%) C
7 22 (2.22%) Java
7 22 (2.22%) VBA
8 18 (1.82%) ABAP
9 14 (1.42%) PL/SQL
10 13 (1.31%) X++
11 8 (0.81%) PHP
11 8 (0.81%) R
11 8 (0.81%) TypeScript
12 7 (0.71%) Python
13 6 (0.61%) OpenEdge ABL
14 4 (0.40%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.40%) U-SQL
15 3 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 100 (10.11%) Degree
2 99 (10.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 72 (7.28%) MCSE
4 57 (5.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 41 (4.15%) MCP
6 37 (3.74%) Security Cleared
7 34 (3.44%) ITIL Certification
8 27 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 26 (2.63%) SC Cleared
10 21 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
11 19 (1.92%) CCNP
12 17 (1.72%) CCA
12 17 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
13 12 (1.21%) ACCA
13 12 (1.21%) CIMA
14 11 (1.11%) MCSA
15 9 (0.91%) CCNA
16 7 (0.71%) DBS Check
16 7 (0.71%) MCITP
17 6 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (6.57%) SLA
2 17 (1.72%) QA
3 16 (1.62%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.71%) PMO
6 2 (0.20%) GDPR
7 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 157 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 140 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (12.94%) Hyper-V
4 63 (6.37%) XenApp
5 49 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
6 48 (4.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 47 (4.75%) XenDesktop
8 40 (4.04%) vSphere
9 26 (2.63%) VMware Workstation
10 12 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.91%) HDFS
13 8 (0.81%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.61%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.51%) Docker
15 5 (0.51%) Firmware
16 4 (0.40%) VMware Server
17 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 2 (0.20%) Squid
Systems Management
1 58 (5.86%) SCCM
2 52 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 48 (4.85%) SCVMM
4 32 (3.24%) vCenter Server
4 32 (3.24%) vMotion
5 31 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 18 (1.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 17 (1.72%) SCOrch
8 14 (1.42%) WSUS
9 13 (1.31%) Backup Exec
10 12 (1.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 11 (1.11%) Puppet
12 8 (0.81%) QRadar
12 8 (0.81%) SCOM
12 8 (0.81%) WhatsUp Gold
13 7 (0.71%) AirWatch
13 7 (0.71%) SCDPM
14 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (0.61%) SCSM
15 5 (0.51%) Ansible
Vendors
1 209 (21.13%) VMware
2 105 (10.62%) Citrix
3 66 (6.67%) Oracle
4 44 (4.45%) SAP
5 37 (3.74%) Cisco
6 36 (3.64%) NetApp
7 34 (3.44%) Apple
8 33 (3.34%) HP
9 24 (2.43%) EMC
9 24 (2.43%) Ivanti
10 23 (2.33%) 3PAR
11 20 (2.02%) F5
11 20 (2.02%) SolarWinds
11 20 (2.02%) Tableau
12 18 (1.82%) Capita
13 15 (1.52%) IBM
13 15 (1.52%) Sage
13 15 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (1.31%) BMC
14 13 (1.31%) Sophos