Period
to 22 July 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 22 July 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 7 4
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3,226 2,960 3,349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.44% 18.80% 17.62%
As % of the Vendors category 46.65% 44.39% 38.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,620 2,502 2,712
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,241 £20,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 the Midlands.

All Vendors
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 6,915 6,668 8,787
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 48.09% 42.36% 46.24%
Number of salaries quoted 5,254 5,220 6,580
Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,741 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +3.26% +2.22%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Microsoft in the Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +2 1,973 £40,000 - 290
East Midlands +6 1,247 £40,000 - 181
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1,135 (35.18%) SQL
2 976 (30.25%) SQL Server
3 970 (30.07%) Windows
4 900 (27.90%) .NET
5 864 (26.78%) C#
6 790 (24.49%) Microsoft Azure
7 663 (20.55%) Active Directory
8 644 (19.96%) Agile Software Development
9 530 (16.43%) JavaScript
10 523 (16.21%) Microsoft Office
11 495 (15.34%) ITIL
12 494 (15.31%) VMware
13 483 (14.97%) Windows Server
14 479 (14.85%) Finance
15 435 (13.48%) Office 365
16 404 (12.52%) HTML
17 388 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
18 384 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
19 363 (11.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 361 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
21 356 (11.04%) MVC
22 355 (11.00%) CSS
23 349 (10.82%) ASP.NET
24 336 (10.42%) Degree
25 331 (10.26%) SharePoint
26 311 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
27 287 (8.90%) CRM
28 284 (8.80%) T-SQL
29 267 (8.28%) MS Exchange
30 266 (8.25%) Microsoft Excel

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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
1 331 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 267 (8.28%) MS Exchange
3 89 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 68 (2.11%) IIS
5 67 (2.08%) Skype for Business
6 60 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 54 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
8 40 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
9 38 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 37 (1.15%) Confluence
11 35 (1.08%) CMS
12 28 (0.87%) K2 blackpearl
13 21 (0.65%) SAS
14 18 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
15 16 (0.50%) Umbraco
16 11 (0.34%) Apache
16 11 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
16 11 (0.34%) MQSeries
17 10 (0.31%) NServiceBus
18 9 (0.28%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 523 (16.21%) Microsoft Office
2 266 (8.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 133 (4.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 72 (2.23%) Microsoft Project
5 56 (1.74%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.25%) Simulink
8 7 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.22%) SPSS
8 7 (0.22%) Stateflow
8 7 (0.22%) TargetLink
9 6 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.093%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.093%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.093%) Moqups
11 1 (0.031%) CATIA
11 1 (0.031%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.031%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 257 (7.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 199 (6.17%) Dynamics AX
3 104 (3.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.53%) NetSuite
5 9 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.19%) FastStats
7 5 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
7 5 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.15%) Pegasus Opera
8 4 (0.12%) Dynamics SL
9 3 (0.093%) BPCS
9 3 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.093%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.093%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.062%) iTrent
10 2 (0.062%) Lawson
10 2 (0.062%) Maximo
10 2 (0.062%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.062%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.062%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 790 (24.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 435 (13.48%) Office 365
3 242 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
4 220 (6.82%) Dynamics 365
5 99 (3.07%) IaaS
6 96 (2.98%) PaaS
7 71 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 57 (1.77%) Serverless
9 51 (1.58%) SaaS
10 39 (1.21%) Azure Data Factory
11 36 (1.12%) GitHub
12 25 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
13 23 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
14 18 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
15 17 (0.53%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 11 (0.34%) OneDrive
17 9 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
18 8 (0.25%) Google Analytics
18 8 (0.25%) Mimecast
19 7 (0.22%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 214 (6.63%) DNS
2 186 (5.77%) Firewall
3 163 (5.05%) DHCP
4 161 (4.99%) WAN
5 152 (4.71%) LAN
6 135 (4.18%) TCP/IP
7 118 (3.66%) SAN
8 95 (2.94%) Internet
9 78 (2.42%) VPN
10 70 (2.17%) VLAN
11 65 (2.01%) Wireless
12 64 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
13 61 (1.89%) VoIP
14 55 (1.70%) Skype
15 40 (1.24%) Network Security
16 36 (1.12%) MPLS
17 34 (1.05%) NAS
18 31 (0.96%) NetScaler
19 26 (0.81%) Intranet
20 22 (0.68%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 976 (30.25%) SQL Server
2 363 (11.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 263 (8.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 173 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 163 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
6 161 (4.99%) Power BI
7 94 (2.91%) Relational Database
8 92 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 83 (2.57%) NoSQL
10 72 (2.23%) Azure SQL Database
11 64 (1.98%) MySQL
12 62 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
13 54 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
14 53 (1.64%) Big Data
14 53 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
15 52 (1.61%) Data Lake
16 45 (1.39%) Cosmos DB
17 32 (0.99%) SSDT
18 31 (0.96%) Hadoop
19 22 (0.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 178 (5.52%) Visual Studio
2 150 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 143 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 79 (2.45%) Octopus Deploy
5 73 (2.26%) JIRA
6 58 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
7 45 (1.39%) TeamCity
8 40 (1.24%) Selenium
9 38 (1.18%) Jenkins
10 33 (1.02%) Bitbucket
11 31 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 17 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 14 (0.43%) NUnit
14 13 (0.40%) Android Studio
14 13 (0.40%) Subversion
15 10 (0.31%) gulp
15 10 (0.31%) MSI
16 9 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
17 8 (0.25%) Cucumber
17 8 (0.25%) WiX
General
1 479 (14.85%) Finance
2 247 (7.66%) Advertising
3 217 (6.73%) Retail
4 146 (4.53%) Manufacturing
5 93 (2.88%) Marketing
6 68 (2.11%) Legal
6 68 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 67 (2.08%) Automotive
8 52 (1.61%) Games
9 48 (1.49%) Law
10 33 (1.02%) Banking
11 22 (0.68%) Electronics
12 16 (0.50%) Back Office
13 13 (0.40%) Publishing
14 7 (0.22%) Local Government
14 7 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.15%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.15%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.15%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.093%) French Language
Job Titles
1 880 (27.28%) Developer
2 456 (14.14%) Analyst
3 349 (10.82%) Consultant
4 282 (8.74%) .NET Developer
5 210 (6.51%) C# Developer
6 189 (5.86%) Support Analyst
7 171 (5.30%) Architect
8 169 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 169 (5.24%) IT Support
9 162 (5.02%) Support Engineer
10 135 (4.18%) C# .NET Developer
11 124 (3.84%) Senior Developer
11 124 (3.84%) Software Developer
12 108 (3.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 107 (3.32%) Administrator
14 93 (2.88%) CRM Consultant
15 92 (2.85%) SQL Developer
16 91 (2.82%) Applications Support
17 88 (2.73%) IT Engineer
18 86 (2.67%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 900 (27.90%) .NET
2 404 (12.52%) HTML
3 355 (11.00%) CSS
4 349 (10.82%) ASP.NET
5 229 (7.10%) AngularJS
6 220 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 208 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 203 (6.29%) jQuery
9 202 (6.26%) Web Services
10 198 (6.14%) .NET Framework
11 152 (4.71%) WCF
12 139 (4.31%) Entity Framework
13 109 (3.38%) HTML5
14 105 (3.25%) JSON
15 82 (2.54%) XML
16 81 (2.51%) Ajax
17 72 (2.23%) SOAP
18 71 (2.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 65 (2.01%) WinForms
20 62 (1.92%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 261 (8.09%) Data Centre
2 254 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 236 (7.32%) Self-Motivation
4 123 (3.81%) Computer Science
5 94 (2.91%) Driving Licence
6 92 (2.85%) Management Information System
7 82 (2.54%) User Experience
8 79 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
9 71 (2.20%) Mobile App
10 47 (1.46%) Public Cloud
11 33 (1.02%) Clustering
11 33 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
12 30 (0.93%) Replication
13 29 (0.90%) Private Cloud
14 25 (0.77%) Fintech
15 24 (0.74%) Fat Client
15 24 (0.74%) NHS
15 24 (0.74%) Thin Client
16 23 (0.71%) Client/Server
17 20 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 970 (30.07%) Windows
2 483 (14.97%) Windows Server
3 241 (7.47%) Windows 10
4 227 (7.04%) Windows 7
5 217 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 170 (5.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 162 (5.02%) Linux
8 83 (2.57%) Windows 8
9 48 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 43 (1.33%) Android
11 37 (1.15%) Windows XP
12 35 (1.08%) Unix
13 33 (1.02%) Apple iOS
14 30 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 20 (0.62%) Mac OS
16 19 (0.59%) Mac OS X
17 17 (0.53%) Windows Vista
18 13 (0.40%) Ubuntu
19 9 (0.28%) SUSE
20 7 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 644 (19.96%) Agile Software Development
2 495 (15.34%) ITIL
3 388 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
4 361 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
5 356 (11.04%) MVC
6 287 (8.90%) CRM
7 234 (7.25%) Service Delivery
8 225 (6.97%) Software Engineering
9 223 (6.91%) Project Management
10 200 (6.20%) Presales
11 187 (5.80%) Scrum
12 171 (5.30%) Service Management
13 165 (5.11%) ERP
14 164 (5.08%) Test Automation
15 150 (4.65%) Analytics
16 146 (4.53%) Continuous Improvement
17 139 (4.31%) Continuous Integration
18 135 (4.18%) Change Management
19 127 (3.94%) Web Development
20 117 (3.63%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1,135 (35.18%) SQL
2 864 (26.78%) C#
3 530 (16.43%) JavaScript
4 284 (8.80%) T-SQL
5 265 (8.21%) PowerShell
6 86 (2.67%) Java
7 71 (2.20%) VB.NET
8 68 (2.11%) C
8 68 (2.11%) VBScript
9 55 (1.70%) C++
9 55 (1.70%) X++
10 47 (1.46%) VB
11 44 (1.36%) TypeScript
12 39 (1.21%) Python
13 38 (1.18%) PL/SQL
14 25 (0.77%) VBA
15 20 (0.62%) Bash Shell
16 17 (0.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 17 (0.53%) U-SQL
17 14 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 384 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 336 (10.42%) Degree
3 195 (6.04%) MCSE
4 138 (4.28%) Security Cleared
5 132 (4.09%) MCP
6 111 (3.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 98 (3.04%) MCSA
8 69 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
9 67 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
10 61 (1.89%) SC Cleared
11 53 (1.64%) CCNP
12 39 (1.21%) MCITP
13 38 (1.18%) MCPD
14 35 (1.08%) CCNA
15 28 (0.87%) DBS Check
16 27 (0.84%) CIMA
16 27 (0.84%) CISSP
16 27 (0.84%) ISEB
17 26 (0.81%) ACCA
17 26 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (5.58%) SLA
2 58 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 53 (1.64%) QA
4 52 (1.61%) PMO
5 45 (1.39%) GDPR
6 18 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.34%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (0.22%) HAZOP
10 4 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.093%) P3O
11 3 (0.093%) TickIT
12 1 (0.031%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.031%) IFRS
12 1 (0.031%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.031%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.031%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 663 (20.55%) Active Directory
2 311 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 239 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 84 (2.60%) vSphere
5 82 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
6 79 (2.45%) XenApp
7 69 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 64 (1.98%) XenDesktop
9 60 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
10 34 (1.05%) Docker
10 34 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
11 23 (0.71%) BitLocker
12 20 (0.62%) Terminal Services
13 17 (0.53%) Firmware
14 14 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
15 11 (0.34%) HDFS
16 7 (0.22%) XenServer
17 6 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
18 5 (0.15%) Snort
19 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 253 (7.84%) SCCM
2 66 (2.05%) SCVMM
3 61 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 52 (1.61%) WSUS
5 44 (1.36%) SCOM
6 43 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 43 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 42 (1.30%) SCOrch
8 36 (1.12%) vCenter Server
9 35 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
9 35 (1.08%) SCSM
10 25 (0.77%) Ansible
10 25 (0.77%) Puppet
11 24 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 24 (0.74%) vMotion
12 22 (0.68%) SCDPM
13 19 (0.59%) QRadar
13 19 (0.59%) WhatsUp Gold
14 17 (0.53%) Backup Exec
15 15 (0.46%) Terraform
Vendors
1 494 (15.31%) VMware
2 260 (8.06%) Citrix
3 217 (6.73%) Cisco
4 143 (4.43%) Oracle
5 106 (3.29%) HP
6 94 (2.91%) Xamarin
7 92 (2.85%) SAP
8 83 (2.57%) Google
9 68 (2.11%) NetApp
10 59 (1.83%) Dell
11 58 (1.80%) Tableau
12 57 (1.77%) Veeam
13 44 (1.36%) SolarWinds
14 39 (1.21%) Red Hat
14 39 (1.21%) Sage
15 36 (1.12%) F5
16 33 (1.02%) IBM
17 32 (0.99%) Apple
17 32 (0.99%) JD Edwards
18 30 (0.93%) Ivanti