Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 747 971 728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 23.62% 25.88% 19.57%
As % of the Vendors category 43.61% 50.31% 43.57%
Number of salaries quoted 501 728 585
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,525 £21,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +1.27%

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 1,713 1,930 1,671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 54.17% 51.44% 44.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,225 1,252 1,210
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £69,875 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -

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 25 April 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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.

1 316 (42.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 251 (33.60%) Windows
3 222 (29.72%) Active Directory
4 183 (24.50%) VMware
5 180 (24.10%) Office 365
6 175 (23.43%) Project Management
7 160 (21.42%) SQL
8 140 (18.74%) ITIL
8 140 (18.74%) Agile Software Development
8 140 (18.74%) Amazon AWS
8 140 (18.74%) VMware Infrastructure
8 140 (18.74%) Presales
9 139 (18.61%) Data Protection
10 133 (17.80%) GDPR
11 123 (16.47%) SQL Server
12 122 (16.33%) Data Centre
13 111 (14.86%) .NET
14 110 (14.73%) Microsoft Office
15 108 (14.46%) Microsoft Certification
16 105 (14.06%) Hyper-V
17 103 (13.79%) Windows Server
18 102 (13.65%) SharePoint
19 98 (13.12%) SCCM
20 93 (12.45%) Service Delivery
20 93 (12.45%) Citrix
21 87 (11.65%) Cisco
22 83 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
22 83 (11.11%) MCSE
22 83 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
23 81 (10.84%) DNS

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
1 102 (13.65%) SharePoint
2 65 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 37 (4.95%) SharePoint Server
4 27 (3.61%) Skype for Business
5 10 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (0.94%) CMS
6 7 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.80%) Apache
7 6 (0.80%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.67%) IIS
8 5 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.40%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.27%) Captiva
10 2 (0.27%) Documentum
10 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.27%) JBoss
10 2 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.27%) WildFly
Applications
1 110 (14.73%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (4.42%) Microsoft Project
4 28 (3.75%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (1.07%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 35 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.67%) iTrent
5 4 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.40%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.13%) CODA-Financials
8 1 (0.13%) Infor LN
8 1 (0.13%) Maximo
8 1 (0.13%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 316 (42.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 180 (24.10%) Office 365
3 140 (18.74%) Amazon AWS
4 51 (6.83%) PaaS
5 43 (5.76%) IaaS
6 33 (4.42%) Dynamics 365
7 31 (4.15%) SaaS
8 27 (3.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 25 (3.35%) Serverless
10 16 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (2.14%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (2.01%) Amazon S3
12 14 (1.87%) OneDrive
13 11 (1.47%) Amazon EMR
13 11 (1.47%) Amazon Kinesis
13 11 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
14 10 (1.34%) npm
15 9 (1.20%) Azure Functions
16 8 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 81 (10.84%) DNS
2 72 (9.64%) Firewall
3 69 (9.24%) DHCP
4 39 (5.22%) Network Security
5 32 (4.28%) SAN
6 29 (3.88%) Skype
7 28 (3.75%) WAN
8 26 (3.48%) Wireless
9 20 (2.68%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (2.41%) LAN
11 17 (2.28%) VPN
12 16 (2.14%) VLAN
12 16 (2.14%) VoIP
13 12 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
14 10 (1.34%) NetScaler
15 9 (1.20%) OSPF
16 8 (1.07%) BGP
16 8 (1.07%) Internet
16 8 (1.07%) Remote Desktop
16 8 (1.07%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (16.47%) SQL Server
2 56 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 42 (5.62%) Power BI
4 38 (5.09%) Data Warehouse
5 30 (4.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (3.48%) Azure SQL Database
7 23 (3.08%) Relational Database
8 17 (2.28%) QlikView
9 14 (1.87%) NoSQL
9 14 (1.87%) Qlik Sense
9 14 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (1.61%) Cosmos DB
10 12 (1.61%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.61%) RDBMS
11 11 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (1.47%) Amazon Redshift
11 11 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (1.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (1.20%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 26 (3.48%) Visual Studio
2 25 (3.35%) Git (software)
2 25 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (1.74%) Selenium
3 13 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
4 10 (1.34%) Bower
4 10 (1.34%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.34%) PHPUnit
5 8 (1.07%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 6 (0.80%) JIRA
6 6 (0.80%) JMeter
6 6 (0.80%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.54%) MSI
7 4 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.54%) Subversion
8 2 (0.27%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.13%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.13%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 81 (10.84%) Finance
2 23 (3.08%) Legal
3 21 (2.81%) Retail
4 19 (2.54%) Marketing
4 19 (2.54%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.47%) Banking
7 8 (1.07%) Local Government
8 7 (0.94%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.80%) Electronics
9 6 (0.80%) Law
10 5 (0.67%) Back Office
11 4 (0.54%) Mandarin Language
12 3 (0.40%) Billing
13 2 (0.27%) Advertising
13 2 (0.27%) Publishing
14 1 (0.13%) Automotive
14 1 (0.13%) French Language
14 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 146 (19.54%) Architect
2 100 (13.39%) Developer
3 95 (12.72%) Analyst
4 55 (7.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 54 (7.23%) Consultant
6 48 (6.43%) Solutions Architect
7 41 (5.49%) Technical Architect
8 34 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 31 (4.15%) SCCM Engineer
10 29 (3.88%) .NET Developer
11 28 (3.75%) Cloud Architect
12 25 (3.35%) Lead Architect
13 24 (3.21%) C# Developer
14 23 (3.08%) Project Manager
15 22 (2.95%) Business Analyst
15 22 (2.95%) Cloud Solutions Architect
15 22 (2.95%) Infrastructure Manager
16 21 (2.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 21 (2.81%) Graduate
17 18 (2.41%) Senior SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (14.86%) .NET
2 56 (7.50%) ASP.NET
2 56 (7.50%) Web Services
3 46 (6.16%) HTML
4 37 (4.95%) CSS
5 30 (4.02%) HTML5
6 26 (3.48%) ASP.NET Web API
7 22 (2.95%) .NET Framework
8 21 (2.81%) Middleware
9 20 (2.68%) CSS3
9 20 (2.68%) JSON
10 18 (2.41%) jQuery
11 17 (2.28%) AngularJS
12 15 (2.01%) SAML
13 14 (1.87%) Entity Framework
13 14 (1.87%) SOAP
14 13 (1.74%) Kafka
14 13 (1.74%) Spring
15 12 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (1.34%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 122 (16.33%) Data Centre
2 74 (9.91%) Self-Motivation
3 68 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (4.15%) Clustering
5 25 (3.35%) Enterprise Storage
6 23 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (2.95%) Driving Licence
8 21 (2.81%) Public Cloud
8 21 (2.81%) User Experience
9 20 (2.68%) Hybrid Cloud
10 17 (2.28%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.74%) Mobile App
12 12 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
13 10 (1.34%) NHS
14 7 (0.94%) PMI
14 7 (0.94%) Replication
15 5 (0.67%) Data Structures
15 5 (0.67%) Internet of Things
16 4 (0.54%) Algorithms
16 4 (0.54%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 251 (33.60%) Windows
2 103 (13.79%) Windows Server
3 53 (7.10%) Windows 10
4 51 (6.83%) Linux
4 51 (6.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (6.56%) Windows 7
6 46 (6.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (4.69%) Windows 8
7 35 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.34%) CentOS
9 8 (1.07%) Android
9 8 (1.07%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.94%) Unix
11 2 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.27%) SUSE
11 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (23.43%) Project Management
2 140 (18.74%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (18.74%) ITIL
2 140 (18.74%) Presales
3 139 (18.61%) Data Protection
4 93 (12.45%) Service Delivery
5 83 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 83 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 80 (10.71%) Service Management
7 64 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 63 (8.43%) DevOps
9 62 (8.30%) Enterprise Architecture
10 60 (8.03%) Line Management
11 50 (6.69%) Thought Leadership
12 49 (6.56%) PRINCE2
12 49 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
13 47 (6.29%) Migration
14 43 (5.76%) CRM
15 39 (5.22%) ERP
16 37 (4.95%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 160 (21.42%) SQL
2 74 (9.91%) C#
3 54 (7.23%) PowerShell
4 47 (6.29%) Java
5 42 (5.62%) JavaScript
6 35 (4.69%) Python
7 31 (4.15%) T-SQL
8 22 (2.95%) Shell Script
9 19 (2.54%) Scala
10 18 (2.41%) PL/SQL
11 15 (2.01%) PHP
11 15 (2.01%) VB.NET
12 12 (1.61%) VBScript
13 8 (1.07%) X++
14 7 (0.94%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.80%) VB
15 6 (0.80%) VB6
16 5 (0.67%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.40%) Go
17 3 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 108 (14.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (11.11%) MCSE
3 67 (8.97%) Security Cleared
4 58 (7.76%) Degree
5 45 (6.02%) MCSA
6 42 (5.62%) ITIL Certification
7 33 (4.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 32 (4.28%) SC Cleared
9 31 (4.15%) MCP
10 21 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (2.41%) MCITP
12 17 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
13 15 (2.01%) CCNP
14 12 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
15 11 (1.47%) CCA
16 9 (1.20%) PMI Certification
17 7 (0.94%) CCNA
18 6 (0.80%) AWS Certification
18 6 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 5 (0.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (17.80%) GDPR
2 38 (5.09%) QA
3 30 (4.02%) SLA
4 9 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.20%) PMO
5 4 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) COBIT
6 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.13%) HL7
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 222 (29.72%) Active Directory
2 140 (18.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (14.06%) Hyper-V
4 33 (4.42%) XenApp
5 32 (4.28%) XenDesktop
6 17 (2.28%) Docker
7 16 (2.14%) vSphere
8 14 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.34%) XenServer
10 6 (0.80%) Firmware
10 6 (0.80%) KVM
10 6 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.27%) NLBS
12 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.27%) Xen
13 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.13%) UAG
13 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 98 (13.12%) SCCM
2 35 (4.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 30 (4.02%) WSUS
4 16 (2.14%) Terraform
5 15 (2.01%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (2.01%) Puppet
6 14 (1.87%) Failover Clustering
6 14 (1.87%) SCVMM
7 12 (1.61%) Kubernetes
8 11 (1.47%) Ansible
8 11 (1.47%) FortiGate
9 10 (1.34%) XenMobile
10 6 (0.80%) HP Data Protector
10 6 (0.80%) Linux-HA
10 6 (0.80%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.67%) SCOM
12 4 (0.54%) Mesos
12 4 (0.54%) rkt
12 4 (0.54%) vMotion
Vendors
1 183 (24.50%) VMware
2 93 (12.45%) Citrix
3 87 (11.65%) Cisco
4 69 (9.24%) HP
5 63 (8.43%) Dell
6 56 (7.50%) IBM
7 44 (5.89%) NetApp
8 41 (5.49%) Symantec
9 35 (4.69%) McAfee
10 33 (4.42%) Forcepoint
11 32 (4.28%) Oracle
12 28 (3.75%) CheckPoint
13 27 (3.61%) ServiceNow
14 20 (2.68%) EqualLogic
15 18 (2.41%) Veeam
16 17 (2.28%) Apple
17 16 (2.14%) Nimble Storage
18 15 (2.01%) Google
18 15 (2.01%) Juniper
18 15 (2.01%) SAP