Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 4 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 312 526 781
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 22.48% 20.31% 24.05%
As % of the Vendors category 49.37% 44.31% 49.18%
Number of salaries quoted 304 599 606
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £24,475 £26,250 £25,375
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

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 632 1,187 1,588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 45.53% 45.83% 48.91%
Number of salaries quoted 481 1,018 1,088
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £26,600
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +8.13%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Birmingham

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Birmingham

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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.

1 204 (65.38%) Azure
2 106 (33.97%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (30.45%) SQL
4 84 (26.92%) DevOps
5 81 (25.96%) Windows
6 77 (24.68%) C#
7 71 (22.76%) Office 365
8 70 (22.44%) .NET
9 64 (20.51%) JavaScript
10 62 (19.87%) SQL Server
10 62 (19.87%) Active Directory
11 58 (18.59%) AWS
12 54 (17.31%) Migration
13 50 (16.03%) Oracle
13 50 (16.03%) PowerShell
14 44 (14.10%) SharePoint
15 43 (13.78%) Windows Server
16 42 (13.46%) MVC
17 41 (13.14%) Terraform
18 40 (12.82%) Docker
18 40 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
19 39 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
20 38 (12.18%) .NET Framework
21 37 (11.86%) Test Automation
21 37 (11.86%) Jenkins
22 36 (11.54%) Kubernetes
23 35 (11.22%) jQuery
23 35 (11.22%) Linux
24 34 (10.90%) Microsoft Certification
24 34 (10.90%) Public Sector

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 44 (14.10%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.45%) CMS
2 17 (5.45%) Umbraco
3 13 (4.17%) MS Exchange
4 12 (3.85%) Confluence
5 7 (2.24%) GlassFish
5 7 (2.24%) JBoss
5 7 (2.24%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.28%) Kentico
7 4 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.28%) WordPress
8 3 (0.96%) IIS
9 2 (0.64%) Apache
9 2 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.64%) Smallworld
Applications
1 32 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.64%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.24%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 4 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.64%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 204 (65.38%) Azure
2 71 (22.76%) Office 365
3 58 (18.59%) AWS
4 31 (9.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 31 (9.94%) GitHub
4 31 (9.94%) Power Platform
5 24 (7.69%) PaaS
6 18 (5.77%) Dynamics 365
7 17 (5.45%) IaaS
8 16 (5.13%) Azure Data Factory
9 12 (3.85%) Power Automate
10 11 (3.53%) Azure Stack
10 11 (3.53%) Logic Apps
10 11 (3.53%) SaaS
11 10 (3.21%) OneDrive
12 9 (2.88%) GCP
13 8 (2.56%) PowerApps
14 7 (2.24%) Serverless
15 2 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
15 2 (0.64%) Cloud Functions
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.53%) LAN
1 11 (3.53%) WAN
2 8 (2.56%) VoIP
3 7 (2.24%) DNS
4 6 (1.92%) Firewall
4 6 (1.92%) RTP
5 4 (1.28%) DHCP
5 4 (1.28%) Network Security
5 4 (1.28%) VPN
5 4 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.96%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.96%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.64%) VLAN
7 2 (0.64%) Wireless
8 1 (0.32%) DKIM
8 1 (0.32%) DMARC
8 1 (0.32%) Internet
8 1 (0.32%) MPLS
8 1 (0.32%) PBX
8 1 (0.32%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (19.87%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (6.41%) Power BI
5 15 (4.81%) Azure SQL Database
6 14 (4.49%) Data Lake
6 14 (4.49%) NoSQL
6 14 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (2.24%) MySQL
9 6 (1.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.28%) Amazon Athena
10 4 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.64%) BigQuery
12 2 (0.64%) Bigtable
12 2 (0.64%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.64%) HBase
12 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (11.86%) Jenkins
2 19 (6.09%) TeamCity
3 16 (5.13%) Git (software)
4 14 (4.49%) Octopus Deploy
5 12 (3.85%) Artifactory
6 11 (3.53%) JIRA
7 10 (3.21%) GitLab
8 9 (2.88%) Selenium
8 9 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (2.24%) Apache Archiva
10 7 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (2.24%) Bitbucket
10 7 (2.24%) JUnit
10 7 (2.24%) Mockito
10 7 (2.24%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (2.24%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.28%) Postman
12 1 (0.32%) jspm
12 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 34 (10.90%) Public Sector
2 20 (6.41%) Finance
3 16 (5.13%) Multimedia
4 13 (4.17%) Law
5 11 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.92%) Back Office
6 6 (1.92%) Retail
7 5 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.96%) Games
9 2 (0.64%) Advertising
9 2 (0.64%) Legal
9 2 (0.64%) Local Government
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.32%) Marketing
10 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 69 (22.12%) Developer
2 31 (9.94%) Azure Engineer
3 30 (9.62%) Architect
4 23 (7.37%) Azure Architect
5 22 (7.05%) Analyst
6 21 (6.73%) DevOps Engineer
7 20 (6.41%) Consultant
8 17 (5.45%) Data Engineer
8 17 (5.45%) IT Engineer
8 17 (5.45%) Umbraco Developer
9 14 (4.49%) IT Support
9 14 (4.49%) Support Engineer
9 14 (4.49%) Trainee
10 11 (3.53%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (3.53%) Software Developer
11 10 (3.21%) Desktop Support
11 10 (3.21%) Platform Engineer
12 8 (2.56%) .NET Developer
12 8 (2.56%) Cloud Architect
12 8 (2.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (22.44%) .NET
2 38 (12.18%) .NET Framework
3 35 (11.22%) jQuery
4 31 (9.94%) React
5 28 (8.97%) ASP.NET
6 27 (8.65%) AngularJS
6 27 (8.65%) REST
7 26 (8.33%) CSS
8 21 (6.73%) HTML
9 19 (6.09%) Vue.js
10 18 (5.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 17 (5.45%) RESTful
12 14 (4.49%) Entity Framework
13 10 (3.21%) Ajax
13 10 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (2.88%) ASP.NET Web API
15 8 (2.56%) CSS3
15 8 (2.56%) HTML5
15 8 (2.56%) Node.js
15 8 (2.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.65%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (3.21%) Public Cloud
3 9 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.56%) Driving Licence
5 7 (2.24%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.24%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.60%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.28%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.28%) Blog
7 4 (1.28%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.28%) Replication
7 4 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.28%) Social Media
7 4 (1.28%) User Experience
8 3 (0.96%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.96%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.64%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.64%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 81 (25.96%) Windows
2 43 (13.78%) Windows Server
3 35 (11.22%) Linux
4 16 (5.13%) Windows 10
5 7 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.92%) Android
6 6 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.92%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.92%) Unix
6 6 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.28%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.28%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (33.97%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (26.92%) DevOps
3 54 (17.31%) Migration
4 42 (13.46%) MVC
5 40 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
6 37 (11.86%) Test Automation
7 33 (10.58%) Analytics
7 33 (10.58%) Scrum
8 30 (9.62%) Presales
8 30 (9.62%) SDLC
9 29 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (9.29%) Project Delivery
10 25 (8.01%) Microservices
10 25 (8.01%) Open Source
11 24 (7.69%) ERP
11 24 (7.69%) ETL
12 23 (7.37%) Configuration Management
12 23 (7.37%) Deployment Automation
12 23 (7.37%) Infrastructure as Code
12 23 (7.37%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 95 (30.45%) SQL
2 77 (24.68%) C#
3 64 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 50 (16.03%) PowerShell
5 28 (8.97%) Python
5 28 (8.97%) T-SQL
6 19 (6.09%) Java
7 9 (2.88%) C++
8 8 (2.56%) Java 8
9 7 (2.24%) Go
10 6 (1.92%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.60%) PHP
12 4 (1.28%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.96%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.96%) VB
14 1 (0.32%) ANSI SQL
14 1 (0.32%) C
14 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (10.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (9.94%) Degree
3 20 (6.41%) Security Cleared
4 19 (6.09%) A+ Certification
5 18 (5.77%) SC Cleared
6 16 (5.13%) MCSE
7 8 (2.56%) HNC
8 7 (2.24%) CCNA
8 7 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.24%) MCDST
8 7 (2.24%) MCSA
9 6 (1.92%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (1.60%) CCENT
10 5 (1.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.28%) VCP5
11 4 (1.28%) VCP6
12 3 (0.96%) CISSP
13 2 (0.64%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.64%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.53%) QA
2 9 (2.88%) SLA
3 3 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.64%) NIST
5 1 (0.32%) COBIT
5 1 (0.32%) GDPR
5 1 (0.32%) IFRS
5 1 (0.32%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 62 (19.87%) Active Directory
2 40 (12.82%) Docker
3 22 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (3.21%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.96%) vSphere
7 2 (0.64%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.32%) Firmware
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 41 (13.14%) Terraform
2 39 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (11.54%) Kubernetes
4 32 (10.26%) Puppet
5 29 (9.29%) Ansible
6 22 (7.05%) Microsoft Intune
7 17 (5.45%) SCCM
8 12 (3.85%) Rancher
9 4 (1.28%) SCOM
9 4 (1.28%) WSUS
10 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.32%) MIIS
10 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 50 (16.03%) Oracle
2 26 (8.33%) VMware
3 22 (7.05%) Cisco
4 14 (4.49%) Citrix
5 10 (3.21%) IBM
6 9 (2.88%) Google
7 7 (2.24%) EnterpriseDB
8 6 (1.92%) McAfee
8 6 (1.92%) NetApp
9 5 (1.60%) Apple
9 5 (1.60%) Databricks
10 4 (1.28%) HP
10 4 (1.28%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.28%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.28%) Talend
11 3 (0.96%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.96%) Veeam
12 2 (0.64%) Remedy
12 2 (0.64%) Virgin Media
12 2 (0.64%) Xamarin