Period
to 21 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 870 794 850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 22.91% 21.17% 18.03%
As % of the Vendors category 45.67% 46.51% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 614 655 700
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £68,375 £66,250 £61,250
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% 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 1,905 1,707 2,125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 50.16% 45.52% 45.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,223 1,263 1,582
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,972 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.72% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,250 £66,250
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 21 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 265 (30.46%) Windows
2 249 (28.62%) SQL
3 213 (24.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 188 (21.61%) Data Centre
5 187 (21.49%) SQL Server
6 180 (20.69%) VMware
7 167 (19.20%) ITIL
8 165 (18.97%) .NET
9 153 (17.59%) C#
10 148 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
11 145 (16.67%) Active Directory
12 142 (16.32%) Finance
13 139 (15.98%) Service Delivery
14 130 (14.94%) Windows Server
15 129 (14.83%) Microsoft Office
16 123 (14.14%) Self-Motivation
17 115 (13.22%) Degree
18 112 (12.87%) CRM
18 112 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
19 110 (12.64%) Business Intelligence
20 108 (12.41%) Advertising
21 107 (12.30%) Dynamics CRM
22 103 (11.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 101 (11.61%) JavaScript
23 101 (11.61%) Hyper-V
24 96 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
25 94 (10.80%) Citrix
25 94 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
26 91 (10.46%) Office 365
26 91 (10.46%) 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 68 (7.82%) MS Exchange
2 51 (5.86%) SharePoint
3 43 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (2.18%) Skype for Business
5 17 (1.95%) IIS
6 10 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.92%) CMS
8 8 (0.92%) JBoss
9 6 (0.69%) Anypoint
9 6 (0.69%) NetWeaver
9 6 (0.69%) SAS
10 5 (0.57%) Confluence
11 4 (0.46%) OpenEdge
12 3 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.23%) Apache
13 2 (0.23%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.23%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 129 (14.83%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (8.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.34%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.34%) Moqups
6 3 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 107 (12.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
3 39 (4.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.34%) BPCS
5 3 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.23%) Dynamics SL
6 2 (0.23%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.11%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.11%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.11%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 213 (24.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (10.46%) Office 365
3 84 (9.66%) Dynamics 365
4 65 (7.47%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (2.53%) Azure Data Factory
6 19 (2.18%) IaaS
7 13 (1.49%) PaaS
8 11 (1.26%) SaaS
9 7 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.57%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 5 (0.57%) Serverless
12 4 (0.46%) GitHub
13 3 (0.34%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.23%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
15 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.11%) Google Play
15 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.55%) Firewall
2 38 (4.37%) NetScaler
3 37 (4.25%) WAN
4 26 (2.99%) LAN
4 26 (2.99%) VPN
5 25 (2.87%) VLAN
6 19 (2.18%) SAN
7 18 (2.07%) MPLS
7 18 (2.07%) Wireless
8 17 (1.95%) Cisco Firepower
8 17 (1.95%) Cisco Wireless
8 17 (1.95%) DNS
8 17 (1.95%) Network Security
8 17 (1.95%) OSPF
8 17 (1.95%) TACACS
8 17 (1.95%) TCP/IP
9 11 (1.26%) Software-Defined Networking
10 10 (1.15%) Skype
11 9 (1.03%) DHCP
12 8 (0.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (21.49%) SQL Server
2 103 (11.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 75 (8.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 50 (5.75%) Relational Database
5 48 (5.52%) Power BI
5 48 (5.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 45 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (3.68%) Azure SQL Database
8 29 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 26 (2.99%) NoSQL
10 24 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
11 18 (2.07%) Data Lake
12 15 (1.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 14 (1.61%) Big Data
13 14 (1.61%) Cosmos DB
13 14 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (1.38%) Hadoop
14 12 (1.38%) Oracle Database
15 11 (1.26%) HDInsight
16 8 (0.92%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 29 (3.33%) Visual Studio
2 22 (2.53%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.38%) TeamCity
4 11 (1.26%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (1.03%) JIRA
6 7 (0.80%) Selenium
6 7 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.57%) MorphX
8 4 (0.46%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.46%) Subversion
9 2 (0.23%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.23%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.23%) Chocolatey
9 2 (0.23%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.11%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.11%) MSI
10 1 (0.11%) NUnit
General
1 142 (16.32%) Finance
2 108 (12.41%) Advertising
3 76 (8.74%) Retail
4 34 (3.91%) Manufacturing
5 27 (3.10%) Legal
6 26 (2.99%) Marketing
7 17 (1.95%) Automotive
8 13 (1.49%) Banking
9 12 (1.38%) Publishing
10 11 (1.26%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.57%) Games
13 3 (0.34%) Back Office
13 3 (0.34%) Law
14 1 (0.11%) Billing
14 1 (0.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 165 (18.97%) Developer
2 145 (16.67%) Consultant
3 90 (10.34%) Analyst
4 76 (8.74%) Architect
5 53 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 48 (5.52%) .NET Developer
7 39 (4.48%) CRM Consultant
7 39 (4.48%) SCCM Engineer
7 39 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
8 34 (3.91%) Service Manager
9 33 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
10 32 (3.68%) C# Developer
10 32 (3.68%) Technical Manager
11 31 (3.56%) Technical Services Manager
12 30 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 28 (3.22%) Microsoft Consultant
13 28 (3.22%) Microsoft Developer
14 27 (3.10%) IT Support
15 26 (2.99%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
15 26 (2.99%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (18.97%) .NET
2 61 (7.01%) ASP.NET
3 51 (5.86%) HTML
4 37 (4.25%) CSS
5 35 (4.02%) AngularJS
6 33 (3.79%) jQuery
7 31 (3.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (3.10%) RESTful
9 24 (2.76%) .NET Framework
10 22 (2.53%) React
11 20 (2.30%) HTML5
12 19 (2.18%) ASP.NET Web API
12 19 (2.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 15 (1.72%) WCF
13 15 (1.72%) Web Services
14 14 (1.61%) LINQ
14 14 (1.61%) XML
15 12 (1.38%) .NET Core
15 12 (1.38%) Node.js
16 11 (1.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 188 (21.61%) Data Centre
2 123 (14.14%) Self-Motivation
3 77 (8.85%) Computer Science
4 71 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (4.37%) Public Cloud
6 36 (4.14%) Driving Licence
7 24 (2.76%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.30%) Mobile App
9 19 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (1.95%) User Experience
11 10 (1.15%) Clustering
12 8 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.69%) Fintech
13 6 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.57%) AS400
14 5 (0.57%) iSeries
14 5 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
15 4 (0.46%) Blackberry
15 4 (0.46%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.46%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 265 (30.46%) Windows
2 130 (14.94%) Windows Server
3 70 (8.05%) Windows 10
4 61 (7.01%) Windows 7
5 52 (5.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (4.37%) Linux
7 35 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (1.15%) Unix
9 9 (1.03%) Mac OS X
9 9 (1.03%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.57%) Android
10 5 (0.57%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.34%) Debian
13 2 (0.23%) CentOS
13 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.23%) VMS
13 2 (0.23%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (19.20%) ITIL
2 148 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (15.98%) Service Delivery
4 112 (12.87%) CRM
5 110 (12.64%) Business Intelligence
6 94 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
7 91 (10.46%) Software Engineering
8 87 (10.00%) Presales
9 82 (9.43%) Service Management
10 74 (8.51%) Root Cause Analysis
11 70 (8.05%) Project Management
12 69 (7.93%) Continuous Improvement
13 63 (7.24%) ERP
13 63 (7.24%) Tech Ops
14 62 (7.13%) MVC
15 57 (6.55%) Change Management
16 53 (6.09%) TDD
17 40 (4.60%) Line Management
18 36 (4.14%) Scrum
19 35 (4.02%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 249 (28.62%) SQL
2 153 (17.59%) C#
3 101 (11.61%) JavaScript
4 65 (7.47%) PowerShell
5 42 (4.83%) VBScript
6 38 (4.37%) T-SQL
7 22 (2.53%) C
7 22 (2.53%) Java
8 17 (1.95%) X++
9 13 (1.49%) TypeScript
10 12 (1.38%) R
11 9 (1.03%) Python
12 8 (0.92%) ABAP
12 8 (0.92%) VB.NET
12 8 (0.92%) VBA
13 7 (0.80%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 4 (0.46%) U-SQL
15 3 (0.34%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 115 (13.22%) Degree
2 96 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 77 (8.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 67 (7.70%) MCSE
5 56 (6.44%) MCP
6 49 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
7 44 (5.06%) Security Cleared
8 30 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (2.99%) CCNP
10 24 (2.76%) SC Cleared
11 15 (1.72%) CCNA
12 10 (1.15%) Master's Degree
13 6 (0.69%) ACCA
13 6 (0.69%) CIMA
13 6 (0.69%) ISEB
13 6 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
14 5 (0.57%) MCDBA
14 5 (0.57%) MCSA
14 5 (0.57%) PMP
14 5 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (8.62%) SLA
2 19 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.95%) GDPR
4 11 (1.26%) QA
5 8 (0.92%) PMO
6 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.11%) MiFID
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 145 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 112 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (11.61%) Hyper-V
4 50 (5.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 50 (5.75%) XenApp
5 48 (5.52%) XenDesktop
6 47 (5.40%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (4.71%) vSphere
8 14 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
9 12 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (1.15%) HDFS
11 6 (0.69%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.57%) Firmware
13 4 (0.46%) Docker
13 4 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.23%) Squid
15 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 62 (7.13%) SCCM
2 50 (5.75%) SCVMM
3 48 (5.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 37 (4.25%) vCenter Server
4 37 (4.25%) vMotion
5 17 (1.95%) QRadar
5 17 (1.95%) WhatsUp Gold
5 17 (1.95%) WSUS
6 15 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (1.26%) Backup Exec
7 11 (1.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 10 (1.15%) SCOrch
9 8 (0.92%) Puppet
10 6 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (0.57%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.57%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.46%) SCOM
12 4 (0.46%) SCSM
Vendors
1 180 (20.69%) VMware
2 94 (10.80%) Citrix
3 44 (5.06%) Oracle
4 40 (4.60%) Cisco
5 35 (4.02%) HP
6 32 (3.68%) Ivanti
7 27 (3.10%) SAP
8 26 (2.99%) F5
9 25 (2.87%) NetApp
9 25 (2.87%) SolarWinds
10 24 (2.76%) Xamarin
11 20 (2.30%) Meraki
12 18 (2.07%) Apple
13 17 (1.95%) ServiceNow
13 17 (1.95%) Tableau
13 17 (1.95%) Tripwire
14 14 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (1.38%) 3PAR
16 11 (1.26%) BMC
16 11 (1.26%) EMC