Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 August 2020 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 233 636 861
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.58% 22.51% 22.15%
As % of the Vendors category 45.42% 41.25% 44.57%
Number of salaries quoted 228 589 800
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £71,375
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +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 513 1,542 1,932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 43.11% 54.56% 49.69%
Number of salaries quoted 440 1,268 1,308
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,175 £26,175
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 6 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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.

1 123 (52.79%) Azure
2 84 (36.05%) SQL
3 76 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (27.47%) SQL Server
5 62 (26.61%) .NET
6 56 (24.03%) Windows
6 56 (24.03%) Business Intelligence
7 54 (23.18%) Finance
7 54 (23.18%) DevOps
8 53 (22.75%) Active Directory
9 49 (21.03%) Office 365
9 49 (21.03%) Power Platform
10 47 (20.17%) Power BI
11 43 (18.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 42 (18.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 40 (17.17%) HTML
14 39 (16.74%) CSS
15 35 (15.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 34 (14.59%) ETL
16 34 (14.59%) MVC
17 32 (13.73%) ASP.NET
18 31 (13.30%) PowerShell
19 29 (12.45%) C#
19 29 (12.45%) Data Warehouse
20 28 (12.02%) ITIL
21 27 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
21 27 (11.59%) VMware
21 27 (11.59%) Git (software)
22 26 (11.16%) ASP.NET Web API
23 25 (10.73%) SharePoint

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 25 (10.73%) SharePoint
2 20 (8.58%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.00%) IIS
3 7 (3.00%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.58%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.29%) Confluence
7 2 (0.86%) CMS
7 2 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.86%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.86%) JBoss
7 2 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.86%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 19 (8.15%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (6.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (5.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.86%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.86%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.43%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 123 (52.79%) Azure
2 49 (21.03%) Office 365
2 49 (21.03%) Power Platform
3 20 (8.58%) AWS
4 19 (8.15%) Dynamics 365
5 12 (5.15%) PaaS
5 12 (5.15%) SaaS
6 11 (4.72%) GitHub
7 10 (4.29%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (3.43%) IaaS
9 7 (3.00%) AWS CodePipeline
10 6 (2.58%) Serverless
11 5 (2.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (2.15%) Amazon S3
11 5 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (2.15%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (2.15%) CloudFront
12 4 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (1.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.15%) DNS
2 14 (6.01%) DHCP
3 13 (5.58%) Firewall
4 10 (4.29%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.43%) SAN
5 8 (3.43%) Skype
6 7 (3.00%) LAN
6 7 (3.00%) WAN
7 6 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (2.15%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.72%) VPN
9 4 (1.72%) Wireless
10 3 (1.29%) VLAN
11 2 (0.86%) BGP
11 2 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.86%) Intranet
11 2 (0.86%) IPsec
11 2 (0.86%) OSPF
11 2 (0.86%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.86%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (27.47%) SQL Server
2 47 (20.17%) Power BI
3 43 (18.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (18.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 35 (15.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (12.45%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (9.87%) Data Lake
8 21 (9.01%) Big Data
9 19 (8.15%) Snowflake Schema
10 15 (6.44%) Relational Database
11 6 (2.58%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 5 (2.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (2.15%) Cosmos DB
12 5 (2.15%) NoSQL
13 4 (1.72%) Informix
14 3 (1.29%) MySQL
14 3 (1.29%) RDBMS
14 3 (1.29%) SAP HANA
15 2 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
15 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 27 (11.59%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.15%) Jenkins
3 11 (4.72%) Selenium
3 11 (4.72%) SpecFlow
4 10 (4.29%) JIRA
4 10 (4.29%) Visual Studio
5 9 (3.86%) Cypress.io
6 8 (3.43%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.15%) Bitbucket
7 5 (2.15%) GitLab
8 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.29%) CircleCI
9 3 (1.29%) gulp
9 3 (1.29%) jspm
9 3 (1.29%) Moq
9 3 (1.29%) MSTest
9 3 (1.29%) NUnit
9 3 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.86%) JMeter
General
1 54 (23.18%) Finance
2 21 (9.01%) Public Sector
3 10 (4.29%) Law
4 9 (3.86%) Banking
5 4 (1.72%) Billing
5 4 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.29%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.86%) Social Housing
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Local Government
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
8 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (16.31%) Developer
2 33 (14.16%) Analyst
3 19 (8.15%) Data Engineer
4 14 (6.01%) Applications Support
5 13 (5.58%) Consultant
5 13 (5.58%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (5.15%) Administrator
7 11 (4.72%) Support Analyst
8 10 (4.29%) Business Analyst
8 10 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 9 (3.86%) .NET Developer
9 9 (3.86%) Applications Support Analyst
9 9 (3.86%) Architect
9 9 (3.86%) DBA
9 9 (3.86%) SQL DBA
10 8 (3.43%) IT Analyst
10 8 (3.43%) QA Engineer
10 8 (3.43%) Senior QA Engineer
10 8 (3.43%) SQL Developer
11 7 (3.00%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (26.61%) .NET
2 40 (17.17%) HTML
3 39 (16.74%) CSS
4 32 (13.73%) ASP.NET
5 26 (11.16%) ASP.NET Web API
6 24 (10.30%) HTML5
7 23 (9.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 20 (8.58%) jQuery
9 11 (4.72%) .NET Framework
10 9 (3.86%) AngularJS
10 9 (3.86%) JSON
10 9 (3.86%) Web Services
10 9 (3.86%) XHTML
11 8 (3.43%) Node.js
11 8 (3.43%) REST
12 6 (2.58%) Ajax
12 6 (2.58%) Entity Framework
12 6 (2.58%) React
13 5 (2.15%) CSS3
14 4 (1.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.30%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.58%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.72%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.29%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.29%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.29%) Replication
4 3 (1.29%) User Experience
4 3 (1.29%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.86%) Clustering
5 2 (0.86%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.43%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.43%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.43%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.43%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 56 (24.03%) Windows
2 22 (9.44%) Windows Server
3 13 (5.58%) Windows 10
4 10 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.43%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (3.00%) Linux
6 7 (3.00%) Unix
7 5 (2.15%) HPUX
8 4 (1.72%) Android
8 4 (1.72%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.43%) MVS
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (24.03%) Business Intelligence
3 54 (23.18%) DevOps
4 34 (14.59%) ETL
4 34 (14.59%) MVC
5 28 (12.02%) ITIL
6 24 (10.30%) Data Modelling
7 23 (9.87%) User Stories
8 22 (9.44%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (9.44%) Service Delivery
9 21 (9.01%) Data Engineering
9 21 (9.01%) Project Delivery
10 20 (8.58%) Dashboard Development
11 18 (7.73%) CRM
11 18 (7.73%) Data Lineage
11 18 (7.73%) Requirements Gathering
11 18 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (7.30%) TDD
13 16 (6.87%) Change Control
13 16 (6.87%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 84 (36.05%) SQL
2 31 (13.30%) PowerShell
3 29 (12.45%) C#
4 24 (10.30%) JavaScript
5 19 (8.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 16 (6.87%) Python
7 11 (4.72%) T-SQL
8 8 (3.43%) Java
9 7 (3.00%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.72%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.72%) C++
11 2 (0.86%) C
11 2 (0.86%) Java 8
11 2 (0.86%) PHP
11 2 (0.86%) R
11 2 (0.86%) VBA
11 2 (0.86%) VBScript
12 1 (0.43%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.72%) MCSE
3 10 (4.29%) Degree
4 8 (3.43%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.43%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.58%) AWS Certification
6 5 (2.15%) MCSA
7 3 (1.29%) CIMA
7 3 (1.29%) CISM
7 3 (1.29%) CISSP
7 3 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.29%) PMP
8 2 (0.86%) CCNP
8 2 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.43%) IIBA
9 1 (0.43%) ISEB
9 1 (0.43%) MCP
9 1 (0.43%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.44%) Data Quality
2 19 (8.15%) QA
3 7 (3.00%) GDPR
4 5 (2.15%) SLA
5 4 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.29%) NIST
7 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 53 (22.75%) Active Directory
2 21 (9.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.01%) Hyper-V
4 12 (5.15%) Docker
5 8 (3.43%) XenApp
6 6 (2.58%) vSphere
7 5 (2.15%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.15%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.43%) vCloud
10 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.43%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (6.44%) Terraform
2 14 (6.01%) SCCM
3 13 (5.58%) Kubernetes
4 10 (4.29%) Ansible
5 8 (3.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.58%) Puppet
7 3 (1.29%) WSUS
8 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.43%) Mesos
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.43%) Rancher
8 1 (0.43%) rkt
8 1 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.43%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.43%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 27 (11.59%) VMware
2 22 (9.44%) Citrix
3 14 (6.01%) Cisco
4 9 (3.86%) Oracle
5 6 (2.58%) HP
6 5 (2.15%) SAP
6 5 (2.15%) SonicWALL
7 4 (1.72%) IBM
7 4 (1.72%) NetApp
8 3 (1.29%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.29%) Dell
8 3 (1.29%) New Relic
8 3 (1.29%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (1.29%) Tableau
8 3 (1.29%) Veeam
8 3 (1.29%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.86%) Asigra
9 2 (0.86%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.86%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.86%) iManage