Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 7 2
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 671 182 590
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 20.98% 20.09% 21.84%
As % of the Vendors category 48.80% 46.91% 42.35%
Number of salaries quoted 509 153 523
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,550 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +11.76% -4.49%
75th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £60,625
90th Percentile £81,250 £65,000 £72,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +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 1,375 388 1,393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 42.98% 42.83% 51.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,118 323 1,175
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,615 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.23% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £71,250 £58,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £72,500 £72,500
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +7.14%

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 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 342 (50.97%) Azure
2 214 (31.89%) Social Skills
3 156 (23.25%) Windows
4 152 (22.65%) Microsoft 365
5 139 (20.72%) SQL
6 133 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
7 121 (18.03%) Power Platform
8 115 (17.14%) .NET
9 113 (16.84%) Active Directory
10 112 (16.69%) SQL Server
10 112 (16.69%) VMware
11 107 (15.95%) C#
12 102 (15.20%) Finance
13 94 (14.01%) Power BI
14 90 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
15 88 (13.11%) Dynamics 365
15 88 (13.11%) DevOps
16 84 (12.52%) VMware Infrastructure
17 80 (11.92%) JavaScript
18 79 (11.77%) Project Management
19 78 (11.62%) Security Cleared
20 76 (11.33%) Windows Server
21 75 (11.18%) PowerShell
22 74 (11.03%) Problem-Solving
23 72 (10.73%) Project Delivery
23 72 (10.73%) Analytics
24 71 (10.58%) AWS
25 70 (10.43%) Presales
26 68 (10.13%) Microsoft Excel
27 67 (9.99%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 54 (8.05%) SharePoint
2 33 (4.92%) MS Exchange
3 17 (2.53%) IIS
4 15 (2.24%) WordPress
5 8 (1.19%) CMS
6 6 (0.89%) Umbraco
7 5 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.30%) Apache
9 2 (0.30%) Confluence
9 2 (0.30%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.15%) Drupal
10 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 68 (10.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (3.73%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.34%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 44 (6.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.34%) SAP HR
3 7 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.30%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.15%) iTrent
6 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.15%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 342 (50.97%) Azure
2 152 (22.65%) Microsoft 365
3 121 (18.03%) Power Platform
4 88 (13.11%) Dynamics 365
5 71 (10.58%) AWS
6 45 (6.71%) IaaS
7 42 (6.26%) PaaS
8 41 (6.11%) Power Automate
9 39 (5.81%) PowerApps
10 34 (5.07%) Azure Logic Apps
11 32 (4.77%) Azure Active Directory
12 27 (4.02%) Azure Data Factory
13 24 (3.58%) Serverless
14 17 (2.53%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 11 (1.64%) Azure Functions
16 10 (1.49%) SaaS
17 8 (1.19%) Azure Stack
17 8 (1.19%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 7 (1.04%) GitHub
19 5 (0.75%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 46 (6.86%) DNS
2 42 (6.26%) DHCP
3 33 (4.92%) Firewall
4 32 (4.77%) LAN
5 31 (4.62%) WAN
6 24 (3.58%) TCP/IP
7 22 (3.28%) VPN
8 17 (2.53%) SAN
9 16 (2.38%) VLAN
10 13 (1.94%) Wireless
11 10 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (1.19%) SMTP
14 5 (0.75%) NAS
14 5 (0.75%) Network Security
15 4 (0.60%) Unified Communications
15 4 (0.60%) VoIP
16 3 (0.45%) iSCSI
16 3 (0.45%) Kerberos
16 3 (0.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (16.69%) SQL Server
2 94 (14.01%) Power BI
3 67 (9.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 60 (8.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 44 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (5.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 27 (4.02%) Data Lake
8 23 (3.43%) Azure SQL Database
9 14 (2.09%) Star Schema
10 12 (1.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.64%) Tableau
12 6 (0.89%) MySQL
13 5 (0.75%) Big Data
13 5 (0.75%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.60%) OLAP
14 4 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
14 4 (0.60%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 22 (3.28%) Git (software)
2 17 (2.53%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.89%) JIRA
4 5 (0.75%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.75%) Selenium
4 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.60%) Artifactory
5 4 (0.60%) NUnit
5 4 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (0.60%) SpecFlow
5 4 (0.60%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.45%) GitLab
6 3 (0.45%) gulp
6 3 (0.45%) MSTest
6 3 (0.45%) Subversion
7 2 (0.30%) Moq
7 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.15%) Ant
8 1 (0.15%) JUnit
General
1 214 (31.89%) Social Skills
2 102 (15.20%) Finance
3 45 (6.71%) Retail
4 35 (5.22%) Marketing
5 34 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (5.07%) Public Sector
6 27 (4.02%) Manufacturing
7 26 (3.87%) Organisational Skills
8 25 (3.73%) Local Government
9 21 (3.13%) Law
9 21 (3.13%) Presentation Skills
10 12 (1.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 8 (1.19%) Influencing Skills
12 7 (1.04%) Documentation Skills
13 6 (0.89%) Telecoms
14 4 (0.60%) Banking
15 3 (0.45%) Advertising
15 3 (0.45%) Legal
15 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.45%) Police
Job Titles
1 145 (21.61%) Developer
2 69 (10.28%) Architect
3 67 (9.99%) Analyst
4 65 (9.69%) Consultant
5 41 (6.11%) Solutions Architect
6 39 (5.81%) Senior Developer
7 35 (5.22%) .NET Developer
8 28 (4.17%) Project Manager
8 28 (4.17%) Technical Architect
9 27 (4.02%) Data Engineer
10 26 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 26 (3.87%) Support Analyst
11 24 (3.58%) Cloud Consultant
11 24 (3.58%) Infrastructure Architect
12 22 (3.28%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
12 22 (3.28%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
13 21 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 21 (3.13%) Junior
13 21 (3.13%) Support Engineer
14 20 (2.98%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (17.14%) .NET
2 48 (7.15%) ASP.NET
2 48 (7.15%) HTML
3 45 (6.71%) CSS
4 37 (5.51%) REST
5 26 (3.87%) AngularJS
6 19 (2.83%) MDX
7 17 (2.53%) .NET Core
8 15 (2.24%) .NET Framework
9 14 (2.09%) jQuery
10 13 (1.94%) XML
11 12 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (1.79%) React
12 10 (1.49%) Web Services
13 8 (1.19%) EDI
14 7 (1.04%) Entity Framework
14 7 (1.04%) Vue.js
15 6 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
15 6 (0.89%) Middleware
16 5 (0.75%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 67 (9.99%) Public Cloud
2 54 (8.05%) Data Centre
3 46 (6.86%) Management Information System
4 45 (6.71%) Greenfield Project
5 28 (4.17%) Clustering
6 27 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (3.58%) Legacy Systems
8 22 (3.28%) Housing Association
9 17 (2.53%) Data Protection Act
9 17 (2.53%) Replication
10 12 (1.79%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.64%) FMCG
12 6 (0.89%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.89%) User Experience
13 5 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.75%) EPoS
13 5 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.75%) PKI
13 5 (0.75%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 156 (23.25%) Windows
2 76 (11.33%) Windows Server
3 50 (7.45%) Windows 10
4 39 (5.81%) Linux
5 17 (2.53%) Windows Server 2016
6 16 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (2.38%) Windows Server 2019
7 14 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.19%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.04%) Unix
10 5 (0.75%) Android
10 5 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.15%) CentOS
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
3 88 (13.11%) DevOps
4 79 (11.77%) Project Management
5 74 (11.03%) Problem-Solving
6 72 (10.73%) Analytics
6 72 (10.73%) Project Delivery
7 70 (10.43%) Presales
8 64 (9.54%) Mentoring
9 62 (9.24%) CRM
10 58 (8.64%) Migration
11 43 (6.41%) Customer Engagement
11 43 (6.41%) Cybersecurity
12 40 (5.96%) ITIL
12 40 (5.96%) Line Management
12 40 (5.96%) MVC
13 38 (5.66%) ETL
14 34 (5.07%) Scrum
14 34 (5.07%) Software Licensing
15 33 (4.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 139 (20.72%) SQL
2 107 (15.95%) C#
3 80 (11.92%) JavaScript
4 75 (11.18%) PowerShell
5 41 (6.11%) T-SQL
6 31 (4.62%) Python
7 25 (3.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 17 (2.53%) Java
9 13 (1.94%) TypeScript
10 10 (1.49%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.89%) R
12 5 (0.75%) C
13 3 (0.45%) C++
13 3 (0.45%) Clojure
13 3 (0.45%) Lisp
13 3 (0.45%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.45%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.45%) VBScript
14 2 (0.30%) ANSI SQL
14 2 (0.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 78 (11.62%) Security Cleared
2 65 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (8.20%) SC Cleared
4 32 (4.77%) MCSE
5 28 (4.17%) MCP
6 27 (4.02%) MCSA
7 22 (3.28%) DV Cleared
7 22 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 21 (3.13%) Degree
9 10 (1.49%) ACCA
10 9 (1.34%) CIPD
11 8 (1.19%) CIPFA
12 5 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.45%) CCNP
14 3 (0.45%) MCITP
15 2 (0.30%) CCA
15 2 (0.30%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.41%) PMO
2 32 (4.77%) QA
3 19 (2.83%) GDPR
4 17 (2.53%) SLA
5 13 (1.94%) Data Quality
6 8 (1.19%) GAAP
7 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.30%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.30%) GRC
9 1 (0.15%) IFRS
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.15%) NIST
9 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 113 (16.84%) Active Directory
2 84 (12.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (5.96%) Hyper-V
4 26 (3.87%) vSphere
5 12 (1.79%) Docker
6 11 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.45%) XenApp
9 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.15%) Firmware
9 1 (0.15%) NFS
9 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 44 (6.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 33 (4.92%) SCCM
3 24 (3.58%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 23 (3.43%) WSUS
5 18 (2.68%) Terraform
6 17 (2.53%) Ansible
7 16 (2.38%) Kubernetes
7 16 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.89%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.75%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.75%) Puppet
11 4 (0.60%) Rancher
12 3 (0.45%) Consul
12 3 (0.45%) Grafana
12 3 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 3 (0.45%) Packer
12 3 (0.45%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 112 (16.69%) VMware
2 40 (5.96%) Citrix
3 37 (5.51%) Oracle
4 28 (4.17%) Cisco
5 26 (3.87%) Apple
6 24 (3.58%) Adobe
6 24 (3.58%) Databricks
7 23 (3.43%) SAP
8 14 (2.09%) ServiceNow
9 13 (1.94%) Dell
9 13 (1.94%) Google
9 13 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.19%) CA
10 8 (1.19%) JD Edwards
11 7 (1.04%) TIBCO
12 6 (0.89%) HP
12 6 (0.89%) Meraki
12 6 (0.89%) Symantec
12 6 (0.89%) Veeam
13 5 (0.75%) Toshiba