Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,193 2,632 3,275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.97% 21.56% 21.47%
As % of the Vendors category 48.04% 47.40% 45.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,900 1,957 2,640
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,250 £24,000 £22,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 4,565 5,553 7,230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 45.73% 45.49% 47.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3,734 4,005 5,577
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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 0 1,385 £42,500 - 458
East Midlands +1 796 £42,500 +6.25% 291
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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.

1 822 (37.48%) Windows
2 800 (36.48%) Azure
3 594 (27.09%) SQL
4 582 (26.54%) Active Directory
5 556 (25.35%) Office 365
6 530 (24.17%) SQL Server
7 428 (19.52%) .NET
8 421 (19.20%) C#
8 421 (19.20%) VMware
9 380 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
10 334 (15.23%) Windows Server
11 321 (14.64%) Microsoft Office
12 308 (14.04%) ITIL
13 300 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
14 270 (12.31%) Finance
15 264 (12.04%) Cisco
16 260 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
17 247 (11.26%) JavaScript
18 236 (10.76%) Citrix
19 234 (10.67%) Microsoft Certification
19 234 (10.67%) PowerShell
20 233 (10.62%) Firewall
21 232 (10.58%) Hyper-V
22 224 (10.21%) AWS
23 222 (10.12%) Windows 10
24 214 (9.76%) MS Exchange
25 213 (9.71%) ASP.NET
26 210 (9.58%) DNS
27 209 (9.53%) SharePoint
28 207 (9.44%) DevOps

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
1 214 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 209 (9.53%) SharePoint
3 64 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 64 (2.92%) IIS
4 63 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 53 (2.42%) Skype for Business
6 29 (1.32%) Confluence
7 22 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
8 19 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
9 15 (0.68%) WebSphere
10 13 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.46%) SAS
12 9 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (0.41%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.32%) Apache
14 6 (0.27%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.23%) CICS
15 5 (0.23%) CMS
16 4 (0.18%) ArcGIS
17 3 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 321 (14.64%) Microsoft Office
2 189 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 100 (4.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (2.19%) Microsoft Project
5 25 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.14%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.091%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.091%) Simulink
8 2 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
3 28 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.78%) NetSuite
5 10 (0.46%) SAP Business One
6 9 (0.41%) Primavera
7 7 (0.32%) Sage 200
7 7 (0.32%) Sage 500
8 5 (0.23%) Cognos Planning
8 5 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
8 5 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.18%) SAP R/3
9 4 (0.18%) Visualfiles
10 3 (0.14%) Lawson
10 3 (0.14%) Workfront
11 2 (0.091%) OPENHousing
11 2 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 800 (36.48%) Azure
2 556 (25.35%) Office 365
3 224 (10.21%) AWS
4 123 (5.61%) Power Platform
5 111 (5.06%) PaaS
6 109 (4.97%) IaaS
7 106 (4.83%) Azure Active Directory
8 105 (4.79%) Dynamics 365
9 90 (4.10%) SaaS
10 40 (1.82%) PowerApps
11 35 (1.60%) OneDrive
12 32 (1.46%) GCP
13 31 (1.41%) Serverless
14 22 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
15 21 (0.96%) Microsoft Flow
16 18 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
17 15 (0.68%) GitHub
18 12 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
19 11 (0.50%) G Suite
19 11 (0.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 233 (10.62%) Firewall
2 210 (9.58%) DNS
3 163 (7.43%) DHCP
4 137 (6.25%) LAN
5 133 (6.06%) WAN
6 124 (5.65%) SAN
7 122 (5.56%) TCP/IP
8 84 (3.83%) VPN
9 81 (3.69%) Internet
10 79 (3.60%) VLAN
11 62 (2.83%) Wireless
12 45 (2.05%) Skype
13 43 (1.96%) VoIP
14 41 (1.87%) NAS
15 29 (1.32%) iSCSI
16 22 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
17 20 (0.91%) Unified Communications
17 20 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
18 19 (0.87%) ADSL
18 19 (0.87%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 530 (24.17%) SQL Server
2 133 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 124 (5.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 110 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
5 100 (4.56%) Power BI
6 63 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 55 (2.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 51 (2.33%) Relational Database
9 40 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
10 36 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
11 31 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
12 27 (1.23%) MySQL
13 25 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
14 24 (1.09%) NoSQL
15 20 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
16 19 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
17 18 (0.82%) Big Data
18 15 (0.68%) Oracle Database
19 14 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
20 13 (0.59%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 102 (4.65%) Visual Studio
2 89 (4.06%) Git (software)
3 84 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 59 (2.69%) JIRA
5 41 (1.87%) Jenkins
6 35 (1.60%) SoapUI
7 30 (1.37%) Selenium
8 29 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
9 12 (0.55%) Subversion
9 12 (0.55%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 11 (0.50%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 10 (0.46%) HP UFT
11 10 (0.46%) Toad
12 9 (0.41%) Bitbucket
12 9 (0.41%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (0.23%) GitLab
14 5 (0.23%) SpecFlow
15 4 (0.18%) Mockito
General
1 270 (12.31%) Finance
2 130 (5.93%) Retail
3 118 (5.38%) Public Sector
4 68 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 66 (3.01%) Marketing
6 32 (1.46%) Games
6 32 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.37%) Law
8 29 (1.32%) Legal
9 24 (1.09%) Back Office
10 15 (0.68%) Local Government
11 14 (0.64%) Automotive
12 10 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.46%) French Language
13 8 (0.36%) Billing
14 7 (0.32%) Housing Association
14 7 (0.32%) Social Housing
15 6 (0.27%) Advertising
15 6 (0.27%) German Language
16 4 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 432 (19.70%) Developer
2 302 (13.77%) Analyst
3 153 (6.98%) .NET Developer
4 144 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 127 (5.79%) Architect
6 122 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 114 (5.20%) Support Analyst
8 113 (5.15%) Consultant
9 94 (4.29%) IT Engineer
10 93 (4.24%) IT Support
11 92 (4.20%) Administrator
12 87 (3.97%) Software Developer
13 86 (3.92%) Senior Developer
14 78 (3.56%) C# Developer
15 62 (2.83%) Junior
16 60 (2.74%) Systems Engineer
17 59 (2.69%) C# .NET Developer
18 56 (2.55%) Cloud Engineer
19 55 (2.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
20 54 (2.46%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 428 (19.52%) .NET
2 213 (9.71%) ASP.NET
3 176 (8.03%) HTML
4 169 (7.71%) CSS
5 148 (6.75%) .NET Framework
6 123 (5.61%) Web Services
7 115 (5.24%) jQuery
8 103 (4.70%) AngularJS
9 81 (3.69%) ASP.NET Web API
10 79 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC
11 75 (3.42%) XML
12 66 (3.01%) .NET Core
13 64 (2.92%) WCF
14 61 (2.78%) REST
15 54 (2.46%) JSON
15 54 (2.46%) React
16 51 (2.33%) Node.js
17 50 (2.28%) SOAP
18 49 (2.23%) HTML5
19 47 (2.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 202 (9.21%) Data Centre
2 197 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
3 122 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 91 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
5 51 (2.33%) Public Cloud
6 49 (2.23%) Driving Licence
7 48 (2.19%) User Experience
8 37 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
9 35 (1.60%) Replication
10 34 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
11 31 (1.41%) Mobile App
12 28 (1.28%) Client/Server
13 21 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
14 20 (0.91%) Clustering
15 19 (0.87%) Fat Client
15 19 (0.87%) Thin Client
16 18 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
17 17 (0.78%) Private Cloud
17 17 (0.78%) Smartphone
18 16 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 822 (37.48%) Windows
2 334 (15.23%) Windows Server
3 222 (10.12%) Windows 10
4 140 (6.38%) Linux
5 118 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 107 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 104 (4.74%) Windows 7
8 60 (2.74%) Windows 8
9 36 (1.64%) Unix
10 35 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 28 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (0.82%) Android
13 17 (0.78%) Windows XP
14 15 (0.68%) Ubuntu
15 14 (0.64%) Apple iOS
16 8 (0.36%) AIX
17 7 (0.32%) HPUX
18 4 (0.18%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.18%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (14.04%) ITIL
3 260 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
4 207 (9.44%) DevOps
5 193 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 180 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
7 169 (7.71%) Mentoring
8 167 (7.62%) Project Management
9 160 (7.30%) MVC
10 142 (6.48%) Change Management
11 133 (6.06%) Migration
12 124 (5.65%) Project Delivery
13 123 (5.61%) Service Management
14 109 (4.97%) Service Delivery
15 108 (4.92%) SDLC
16 103 (4.70%) Scrum
17 92 (4.20%) Software Engineering
18 90 (4.10%) Continuous Improvement
19 88 (4.01%) Presales
20 87 (3.97%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 594 (27.09%) SQL
2 421 (19.20%) C#
3 247 (11.26%) JavaScript
4 234 (10.67%) PowerShell
5 163 (7.43%) T-SQL
6 61 (2.78%) VB.NET
7 59 (2.69%) Java
8 53 (2.42%) Python
9 37 (1.69%) PL/SQL
10 32 (1.46%) Bash Shell
11 28 (1.28%) C
11 28 (1.28%) VBScript
12 23 (1.05%) R
13 21 (0.96%) C++
14 18 (0.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 17 (0.78%) VB
16 16 (0.73%) PHP
17 14 (0.64%) X++
18 11 (0.50%) Shell Script
19 10 (0.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 234 (10.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 154 (7.02%) Degree
3 117 (5.34%) MCSE
4 76 (3.47%) MCSA
5 75 (3.42%) Security Cleared
6 60 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
7 55 (2.51%) SC Cleared
8 52 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
9 42 (1.92%) CCNA
10 32 (1.46%) CCNP
11 28 (1.28%) MCP
12 23 (1.05%) CISSP
13 21 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
13 21 (0.96%) DBS Check
14 18 (0.82%) ISTQB
15 16 (0.73%) CISM
16 13 (0.59%) CISA
16 13 (0.59%) DV Cleared
17 12 (0.55%) CIMA
17 12 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (7.43%) SLA
2 56 (2.55%) QA
3 37 (1.69%) Data Quality
4 31 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (1.09%) PMO
6 13 (0.59%) GDPR
7 11 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 9 (0.41%) BS25999
9 8 (0.36%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.32%) NIST
11 5 (0.23%) Solvency II
12 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.091%) HL7
13 2 (0.091%) P3O
13 2 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.046%) NCSC
14 1 (0.046%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.046%) PSD2
System Software
1 582 (26.54%) Active Directory
2 300 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 232 (10.58%) Hyper-V
4 116 (5.29%) XenApp
5 79 (3.60%) XenDesktop
6 61 (2.78%) Docker
7 44 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
8 39 (1.78%) vSphere
9 37 (1.69%) Firmware
10 30 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
11 28 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
12 26 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
13 19 (0.87%) Terminal Services
14 17 (0.78%) BitLocker
14 17 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
15 16 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 10 (0.46%) NFS
17 8 (0.36%) Terminal Server
18 7 (0.32%) ISA Server
19 4 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 205 (9.35%) SCCM
2 126 (5.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 82 (3.74%) SCOM
4 48 (2.19%) Kubernetes
5 47 (2.14%) WSUS
6 34 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
7 31 (1.41%) Terraform
8 29 (1.32%) Backup Exec
9 28 (1.28%) Ansible
10 27 (1.23%) Puppet
11 25 (1.14%) AirWatch
12 24 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
13 22 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
14 18 (0.82%) NetBackup
14 18 (0.82%) vCenter Server
15 17 (0.78%) SCVMM
16 14 (0.64%) Rancher
17 10 (0.46%) ZABBIX
18 9 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 9 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 421 (19.20%) VMware
2 264 (12.04%) Cisco
3 236 (10.76%) Citrix
4 111 (5.06%) NetApp
5 108 (4.92%) Oracle
6 84 (3.83%) HP
7 81 (3.69%) SAP
8 77 (3.51%) Dell
9 65 (2.96%) Google
10 55 (2.51%) McAfee
11 53 (2.42%) IBM
12 51 (2.33%) Veeam
13 41 (1.87%) SolarWinds
13 41 (1.87%) Symantec
14 37 (1.69%) Avaya
15 35 (1.60%) Cognos
15 35 (1.60%) EMC
16 34 (1.55%) Apple
17 31 (1.41%) Remedy
18 30 (1.37%) Samsung