Period
to 22 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 809 868 969
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 22.03% 22.78% 20.26%
As % of the Vendors category 45.94% 49.77% 42.52%
Number of salaries quoted 631 710 711
Birmingham median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -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 1,761 1,744 2,279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 47.96% 45.77% 47.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,230 1,309 1,513
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -6.98%
10th Percentile £25,975 £26,250 £24,379
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
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 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 271 (33.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 255 (31.52%) Windows
3 249 (30.78%) SQL
4 206 (25.46%) .NET
5 189 (23.36%) C#
6 175 (21.63%) Active Directory
7 161 (19.90%) VMware
8 158 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
9 156 (19.28%) SQL Server
10 150 (18.54%) Office 365
11 146 (18.05%) ITIL
12 143 (17.68%) Microsoft Certification
12 143 (17.68%) Data Centre
13 128 (15.82%) Finance
14 127 (15.70%) Microsoft Office
15 120 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
16 115 (14.22%) JavaScript
17 112 (13.84%) Amazon AWS
18 111 (13.72%) Presales
19 107 (13.23%) Windows Server
20 105 (12.98%) Project Management
21 102 (12.61%) Degree
22 101 (12.48%) MCSE
23 100 (12.36%) Service Delivery
24 96 (11.87%) ASP.NET
25 92 (11.37%) MVC
26 87 (10.75%) Self-Motivation
27 81 (10.01%) Hyper-V
28 79 (9.77%) SharePoint
28 79 (9.77%) Software Engineering

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 79 (9.77%) SharePoint
2 55 (6.80%) MS Exchange
3 19 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 17 (2.10%) SharePoint Server
5 13 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (1.36%) CMS
7 8 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.87%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.74%) IIS
9 6 (0.74%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.62%) Confluence
11 4 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.25%) DNN
13 2 (0.25%) Drupal
13 2 (0.25%) SAS
13 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 127 (15.70%) Microsoft Office
2 68 (8.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.62%) Maya
7 4 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.49%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.37%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.37%) Moqups
9 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 43 (5.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (2.97%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.25%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 271 (33.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 150 (18.54%) Office 365
3 112 (13.84%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (4.20%) Dynamics 365
5 29 (3.58%) Serverless
6 28 (3.46%) IaaS
7 27 (3.34%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (3.34%) Amazon S3
7 27 (3.34%) AWS Lambda
8 25 (3.09%) PaaS
9 24 (2.97%) Azure Active Directory
10 22 (2.72%) Amazon EMR
10 22 (2.72%) Amazon Kinesis
10 22 (2.72%) Amazon SQS
11 13 (1.61%) SaaS
12 8 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.87%) IBM Cloud
13 7 (0.87%) SoftLayer
14 5 (0.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.62%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 65 (8.03%) Firewall
2 55 (6.80%) Network Security
3 47 (5.81%) DNS
4 38 (4.70%) DHCP
5 32 (3.96%) SAN
5 32 (3.96%) WAN
6 26 (3.21%) VLAN
6 26 (3.21%) VPN
7 23 (2.84%) LAN
8 19 (2.35%) Skype
8 19 (2.35%) Wireless
9 16 (1.98%) OSPF
10 12 (1.48%) MPLS
11 10 (1.24%) Cisco Firepower
11 10 (1.24%) Cisco Wireless
11 10 (1.24%) TACACS
12 9 (1.11%) NetScaler
13 8 (0.99%) IPsec
13 8 (0.99%) Spanning Tree
13 8 (0.99%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (19.28%) SQL Server
2 66 (8.16%) Relational Database
3 58 (7.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (4.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (4.33%) RDBMS
6 34 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (3.71%) NoSQL
8 29 (3.58%) Cosmos DB
9 26 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (2.97%) Amazon Redshift
10 24 (2.97%) Power BI
11 23 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
12 22 (2.72%) Amazon RDS
13 19 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
14 17 (2.10%) SQL Server 2014
15 10 (1.24%) MySQL
16 7 (0.87%) MongoDB
17 6 (0.74%) Data Mining
17 6 (0.74%) DB2
17 6 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 41 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (3.46%) Visual Studio
3 24 (2.97%) Git (software)
4 22 (2.72%) JIRA
5 15 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (1.48%) Selenium
7 11 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (0.99%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.62%) Subversion
9 5 (0.62%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.49%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.37%) NUnit
11 3 (0.37%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.25%) AdminStudio
12 2 (0.25%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.25%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.25%) JMeter
12 2 (0.25%) MorphX
12 2 (0.25%) TestRail
General
1 128 (15.82%) Finance
2 43 (5.32%) Retail
3 38 (4.70%) Advertising
4 32 (3.96%) Marketing
5 28 (3.46%) Legal
6 17 (2.10%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.98%) Automotive
8 14 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.61%) Publishing
10 5 (0.62%) Back Office
10 5 (0.62%) Banking
10 5 (0.62%) Law
11 3 (0.37%) Games
12 1 (0.12%) Electronics
12 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 183 (22.62%) Developer
2 124 (15.33%) Architect
3 81 (10.01%) Consultant
4 73 (9.02%) Analyst
5 70 (8.65%) .NET Developer
5 70 (8.65%) C# Developer
6 58 (7.17%) Solutions Architect
7 42 (5.19%) Technical Architect
8 36 (4.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 33 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
10 31 (3.83%) Cloud Architect
11 30 (3.71%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 30 (3.71%) Software Engineer
12 29 (3.58%) C# .NET Developer
13 25 (3.09%) SCCM Engineer
14 24 (2.97%) IT Support
15 23 (2.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 23 (2.84%) Software Developer
15 23 (2.84%) Support Analyst
16 22 (2.72%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (25.46%) .NET
2 96 (11.87%) ASP.NET
3 77 (9.52%) HTML
4 55 (6.80%) Web Services
5 52 (6.43%) AngularJS
5 52 (6.43%) jQuery
6 50 (6.18%) ASP.NET Web API
7 49 (6.06%) CSS
8 47 (5.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 45 (5.56%) .NET Framework
10 40 (4.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 29 (3.58%) HTML5
12 28 (3.46%) Node.js
13 26 (3.21%) Entity Framework
14 25 (3.09%) React
15 24 (2.97%) LINQ
16 23 (2.84%) JSON
17 20 (2.47%) KnockoutJS
18 18 (2.22%) WinForms
19 17 (2.10%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 143 (17.68%) Data Centre
2 87 (10.75%) Self-Motivation
3 60 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (6.55%) Computer Science
5 27 (3.34%) Driving Licence
5 27 (3.34%) Mobile App
6 20 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
7 19 (2.35%) Management Information System
8 16 (1.98%) User Experience
9 13 (1.61%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.36%) NHS
11 9 (1.11%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.99%) Fat Client
12 8 (0.99%) HP StoreVirtual
12 8 (0.99%) Thin Client
13 7 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (0.87%) PMI
13 7 (0.87%) Reference Data
13 7 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.74%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 255 (31.52%) Windows
2 107 (13.23%) Windows Server
3 69 (8.53%) Windows 7
4 66 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (6.43%) Windows 10
6 49 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (4.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (4.08%) Linux
9 29 (3.58%) Windows 8
10 11 (1.36%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.99%) Android
11 8 (0.99%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.49%) CentOS
12 4 (0.49%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.49%) SUSE
12 4 (0.49%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.49%) Unix
13 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.25%) VMS
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (18.05%) ITIL
3 111 (13.72%) Presales
4 105 (12.98%) Project Management
5 100 (12.36%) Service Delivery
6 92 (11.37%) MVC
7 79 (9.77%) Software Engineering
8 69 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
9 67 (8.28%) Data Protection
10 59 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
10 59 (7.29%) TDD
11 56 (6.92%) Service Management
12 52 (6.43%) Root Cause Analysis
13 51 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
14 50 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 50 (6.18%) Scrum
15 49 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
16 47 (5.81%) CRM
16 47 (5.81%) Vendor Relationship Management
17 46 (5.69%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 249 (30.78%) SQL
2 189 (23.36%) C#
3 115 (14.22%) JavaScript
4 50 (6.18%) PowerShell
5 32 (3.96%) T-SQL
6 31 (3.83%) Java
7 29 (3.58%) Python
8 24 (2.97%) VBScript
9 23 (2.84%) TypeScript
10 18 (2.22%) PL/SQL
11 17 (2.10%) VB.NET
12 15 (1.85%) Scala
12 15 (1.85%) Shell Script
13 13 (1.61%) C
13 13 (1.61%) VB
14 9 (1.11%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.99%) PHP
15 8 (0.99%) VBA
16 7 (0.87%) X++
17 5 (0.62%) R
Qualifications
1 143 (17.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (12.61%) Degree
3 101 (12.48%) MCSE
4 60 (7.42%) Security Cleared
5 47 (5.81%) MCP
6 42 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 41 (5.07%) ITIL Certification
8 37 (4.57%) MCSA
9 25 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 20 (2.47%) CCNP
12 16 (1.98%) SC Cleared
13 15 (1.85%) Master's Degree
14 14 (1.73%) CISSP
15 13 (1.61%) CISM
16 10 (1.24%) CCNA
17 9 (1.11%) ISEB
17 9 (1.11%) MCITP
18 8 (0.99%) MCPD
19 7 (0.87%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (9.27%) GDPR
2 35 (4.33%) SLA
3 29 (3.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (2.60%) QA
5 7 (0.87%) PMO
6 6 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.37%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.12%) MiFID
9 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 175 (21.63%) Active Directory
2 120 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (10.01%) Hyper-V
4 29 (3.58%) XenApp
5 28 (3.46%) XenDesktop
6 22 (2.72%) vSphere
7 17 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
9 15 (1.85%) Docker
10 9 (1.11%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
11 8 (0.99%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.37%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.25%) HDFS
16 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 70 (8.65%) SCCM
2 30 (3.71%) WSUS
3 21 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
4 17 (2.10%) SCVMM
5 10 (1.24%) QRadar
5 10 (1.24%) WhatsUp Gold
6 9 (1.11%) vCenter Server
6 9 (1.11%) vMotion
7 8 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.74%) Ansible
10 5 (0.62%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.62%) Mesos
10 5 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.62%) rkt
10 5 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.62%) Terraform
11 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (0.49%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.49%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 161 (19.90%) VMware
2 76 (9.39%) Cisco
3 63 (7.79%) Citrix
3 63 (7.79%) HP
4 44 (5.44%) Dell
5 37 (4.57%) Xamarin
6 35 (4.33%) NetApp
7 31 (3.83%) IBM
8 29 (3.58%) Oracle
9 24 (2.97%) Symantec
10 20 (2.47%) Forcepoint
10 20 (2.47%) McAfee
11 19 (2.35%) F5
11 19 (2.35%) Google
12 18 (2.22%) CheckPoint
13 16 (1.98%) Remedy
13 16 (1.98%) ServiceNow
14 15 (1.85%) SolarWinds
15 13 (1.61%) Ivanti
15 13 (1.61%) Meraki