Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 885 973 797
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 23.12% 20.43% 20.10%
As % of the Vendors category 49.30% 43.11% 41.93%
Number of salaries quoted 733 709 771
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% -8.43% -2.35%
10th Percentile £25,150 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.94% -4.00% -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 1795 2257 1901
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 46.89% 47.40% 47.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1357 1482 1608
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £40,750 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.29% -4.68% +0.59%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 266 (30.06%) Windows
2 227 (25.65%) SQL
3 226 (25.54%) SQL Server
4 186 (21.02%) .NET
5 184 (20.79%) ITIL
6 180 (20.34%) VMware
7 175 (19.77%) Microsoft Azure
8 168 (18.98%) C#
9 151 (17.06%) Active Directory
10 139 (15.71%) Finance
11 135 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
12 130 (14.69%) Microsoft Office
13 129 (14.58%) Office 365
14 122 (13.79%) JavaScript
15 118 (13.33%) Project Management
16 116 (13.11%) Data Centre
16 116 (13.11%) Windows Server
17 115 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
18 107 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
19 106 (11.98%) PowerShell
20 100 (11.30%) HTML
21 99 (11.19%) ASP.NET
22 94 (10.62%) CSS
23 90 (10.17%) Degree
24 89 (10.06%) Change Management
25 84 (9.49%) Retail
26 83 (9.38%) Citrix
26 83 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
26 83 (9.38%) Hyper-V
27 81 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008

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 80 (9.04%) SharePoint
2 50 (5.65%) MS Exchange
3 39 (4.41%) Skype for Business
4 31 (3.50%) IIS
5 21 (2.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (1.13%) CMS
6 10 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (0.90%) Apache
7 8 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (0.79%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.56%) SAS
11 3 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.34%) Confluence
11 3 (0.34%) Drupal
12 2 (0.23%) Mule
Applications
1 130 (14.69%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (8.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (4.41%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 36 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (3.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 21 (2.37%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.45%) SAP EWM
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle HRMS
5 3 (0.34%) Primavera
5 3 (0.34%) SAP GRC
5 3 (0.34%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.11%) Actimize
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 175 (19.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 129 (14.58%) Office 365
3 41 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (2.82%) Dynamics 365
5 23 (2.60%) PaaS
6 22 (2.49%) SaaS
7 21 (2.37%) IaaS
8 11 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (1.02%) Firebase
10 8 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.90%) npm
11 5 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.56%) Taleo
12 4 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (0.45%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.45%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.23%) GitHub
14 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 56 (6.33%) Firewall
2 48 (5.42%) SAN
3 39 (4.41%) WAN
4 35 (3.95%) LAN
5 30 (3.39%) DNS
5 30 (3.39%) Skype
6 23 (2.60%) NetScaler
6 23 (2.60%) TCP/IP
7 22 (2.49%) VPN
8 21 (2.37%) DHCP
9 16 (1.81%) VLAN
10 14 (1.58%) Network Security
11 13 (1.47%) Extranet
11 13 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
11 13 (1.47%) Internet
12 9 (1.02%) MPLS
13 8 (0.90%) Intranet
14 6 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (0.56%) iSCSI
15 5 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (25.54%) SQL Server
2 63 (7.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 56 (6.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 47 (5.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 36 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 26 (2.94%) NoSQL
6 26 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (2.26%) Power BI
8 18 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
9 17 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
10 13 (1.47%) QlikView
11 11 (1.24%) MongoDB
11 11 (1.24%) Relational Database
12 10 (1.13%) MS Access
13 8 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (0.90%) Qlik Sense
14 7 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
15 6 (0.68%) OLAP
16 5 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
2 25 (2.82%) TeamCity
2 25 (2.82%) Visual Studio
3 24 (2.71%) NuGet
4 18 (2.03%) Git (software)
5 17 (1.92%) InstallShield
5 17 (1.92%) MSI
6 13 (1.47%) JIRA
7 10 (1.13%) Jasmine
7 10 (1.13%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.02%) eCATT
8 9 (1.02%) Karma Test Runner
8 9 (1.02%) LSMW
8 9 (1.02%) PhantomJS
8 9 (1.02%) webpack
9 8 (0.90%) gulp
10 5 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.45%) Selenium
11 4 (0.45%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 139 (15.71%) Finance
2 84 (9.49%) Retail
3 37 (4.18%) Legal
4 34 (3.84%) Advertising
5 27 (3.05%) Automotive
6 25 (2.82%) Manufacturing
7 19 (2.15%) Marketing
8 16 (1.81%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.69%) Publishing
10 13 (1.47%) Banking
10 13 (1.47%) Billing
11 10 (1.13%) Law
12 7 (0.79%) Back Office
13 3 (0.34%) Games
13 3 (0.34%) Local Government
14 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 196 (22.15%) Developer
2 151 (17.06%) Analyst
3 103 (11.64%) Consultant
4 84 (9.49%) .NET Developer
5 56 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 54 (6.10%) Architect
7 46 (5.20%) C# Developer
8 43 (4.86%) Project Manager
9 39 (4.41%) Senior Developer
10 38 (4.29%) C# .NET Developer
11 35 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
12 29 (3.28%) ASP.NET Developer
12 29 (3.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 28 (3.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 27 (3.05%) Support Engineer
14 27 (3.05%) Technical Manager
15 25 (2.82%) IT Manager
15 25 (2.82%) Service Manager
15 25 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
16 24 (2.71%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (21.02%) .NET
2 100 (11.30%) HTML
3 99 (11.19%) ASP.NET
4 94 (10.62%) CSS
5 68 (7.68%) jQuery
6 49 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 40 (4.52%) AngularJS
8 31 (3.50%) Entity Framework
9 27 (3.05%) HTML5
9 27 (3.05%) Web Services
10 24 (2.71%) ASP.NET Web API
11 22 (2.49%) .NET Framework
11 22 (2.49%) Node.js
12 21 (2.37%) REST
12 21 (2.37%) RESTful
13 19 (2.15%) JSON
14 14 (1.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 14 (1.58%) WCF
14 14 (1.58%) XML
15 12 (1.36%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 116 (13.11%) Data Centre
2 72 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (3.62%) Driving Licence
4 29 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 24 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (2.49%) Video Conferencing
7 19 (2.15%) Public Cloud
8 18 (2.03%) Robotics
9 17 (1.92%) Fintech
10 13 (1.47%) Clustering
10 13 (1.47%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.47%) Replication
11 11 (1.24%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.13%) Reference Data
13 9 (1.02%) Blackberry
13 9 (1.02%) LIMS
14 8 (0.90%) PKI
15 7 (0.79%) AS400
15 7 (0.79%) Handset
15 7 (0.79%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 266 (30.06%) Windows
2 116 (13.11%) Windows Server
3 81 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (7.91%) Linux
5 62 (7.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (6.89%) Windows 10
7 55 (6.21%) Windows 7
8 23 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (1.92%) Unix
10 8 (0.90%) Android
10 8 (0.90%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.90%) CentOS
10 8 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
10 8 (0.90%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.79%) OS/400
12 3 (0.34%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.23%) AIX
13 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (20.79%) ITIL
2 118 (13.33%) Project Management
3 115 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (10.06%) Change Management
5 83 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
6 74 (8.36%) Presales
7 73 (8.25%) Service Delivery
7 73 (8.25%) Service Management
8 67 (7.57%) MVC
9 58 (6.55%) PRINCE2
10 52 (5.88%) SDLC
11 48 (5.42%) Change Control
11 48 (5.42%) CRM
12 43 (4.86%) Configuration Management
12 43 (4.86%) Continuous Improvement
12 43 (4.86%) Line Management
13 40 (4.52%) DevOps
13 40 (4.52%) TDD
14 39 (4.41%) ERP
15 37 (4.18%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 227 (25.65%) SQL
2 168 (18.98%) C#
3 122 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 106 (11.98%) PowerShell
5 41 (4.63%) T-SQL
6 38 (4.29%) Java
7 32 (3.62%) VB.NET
8 30 (3.39%) VBScript
9 19 (2.15%) VB
10 18 (2.03%) TypeScript
10 18 (2.03%) VBA
11 17 (1.92%) Ruby
12 15 (1.69%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.36%) ABAP
13 12 (1.36%) C
14 11 (1.24%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 8 (0.90%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.79%) Python
16 7 (0.79%) RPG
Qualifications
1 107 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (10.17%) Degree
3 72 (8.14%) MCSE
4 47 (5.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 44 (4.97%) MCSA
6 41 (4.63%) Security Cleared
7 30 (3.39%) MCP
8 28 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
9 24 (2.71%) SC Cleared
10 23 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
11 20 (2.26%) Citrix Certification
12 18 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (1.58%) ISEB
13 14 (1.58%) MCITP
14 11 (1.24%) CCNA
14 11 (1.24%) CCNP
14 11 (1.24%) MCSD
15 10 (1.13%) Master's Degree
16 9 (1.02%) HND
16 9 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.94%) QA
2 18 (2.03%) Data Quality
2 18 (2.03%) SLA
3 7 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.68%) PMO
5 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.23%) COBIT
6 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 151 (17.06%) Active Directory
2 135 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (9.38%) Hyper-V
4 37 (4.18%) vSphere
5 21 (2.37%) XenApp
6 19 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (1.81%) VMware Workstation
8 9 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (1.02%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.90%) Docker
10 7 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.56%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.34%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.34%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.23%) Firmware
13 2 (0.23%) XenServer
14 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 67 (7.57%) SCCM
2 28 (3.16%) Puppet
2 28 (3.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 27 (3.05%) Ansible
4 24 (2.71%) SCOM
5 16 (1.81%) Backup Exec
6 13 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (1.47%) SCVMM
7 12 (1.36%) vCenter Server
7 12 (1.36%) WSUS
8 9 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.79%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (0.56%) MOM
11 5 (0.56%) Salt
12 4 (0.45%) QRadar
12 4 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.45%) WhatsUp Gold
13 3 (0.34%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 180 (20.34%) VMware
2 83 (9.38%) Citrix
3 52 (5.88%) Cisco
4 39 (4.41%) Oracle
5 37 (4.18%) NetApp
6 35 (3.95%) SAP
7 33 (3.73%) Veeam
8 29 (3.28%) HP
9 25 (2.82%) EMC
10 24 (2.71%) Dell
11 21 (2.37%) Juniper
12 19 (2.15%) Sophos
13 17 (1.92%) AppSense
13 17 (1.92%) ServiceNow
14 16 (1.81%) 3PAR
14 16 (1.81%) SolarWinds
15 15 (1.69%) F5
16 14 (1.58%) Xamarin
17 13 (1.47%) Symantec
18 12 (1.36%) Tableau