Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 6 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,970 2,847 3,423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.08% 18.89% 18.73%
As % of the Vendors category 46.84% 43.26% 40.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2,417 2,366 2,771
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £58,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +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 the Midlands.

All Vendors
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 6,341 6,581 8,420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 47.15% 43.66% 46.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4,753 5,218 6,170
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 1,767 £40,000 +3.90% 477
East Midlands +5 1,196 £40,000 +6.67% 312
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 975 (32.83%) SQL
2 928 (31.25%) Windows
3 923 (31.08%) SQL Server
4 806 (27.14%) C#
5 795 (26.77%) .NET
6 735 (24.75%) Microsoft Azure
7 633 (21.31%) Active Directory
8 628 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
9 509 (17.14%) JavaScript
10 495 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
11 461 (15.52%) VMware
12 455 (15.32%) ITIL
13 445 (14.98%) Office 365
14 438 (14.75%) Windows Server
15 436 (14.68%) HTML
16 432 (14.55%) Finance
17 405 (13.64%) MVC
18 375 (12.63%) ASP.NET
19 371 (12.49%) Microsoft Certification
20 358 (12.05%) CSS
21 327 (11.01%) Problem-Solving
22 313 (10.54%) Business Intelligence
22 313 (10.54%) Degree
23 298 (10.03%) VMware Infrastructure
24 293 (9.87%) SharePoint
25 283 (9.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 272 (9.16%) Amazon AWS
27 262 (8.82%) Hyper-V
28 257 (8.65%) T-SQL
29 251 (8.45%) 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
1 293 (9.87%) SharePoint
2 240 (8.08%) MS Exchange
3 65 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 61 (2.05%) IIS
5 49 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
5 49 (1.65%) Skype for Business
6 45 (1.52%) CMS
7 33 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 29 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
9 28 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
10 21 (0.71%) Confluence
10 21 (0.71%) SAS
11 20 (0.67%) K2 blackpearl
12 19 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
13 17 (0.57%) NServiceBus
13 17 (0.57%) Umbraco
14 15 (0.51%) Sitefinity
15 14 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
16 12 (0.40%) Apache
16 12 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 495 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 251 (8.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 110 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 62 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
5 56 (1.89%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.57%) SPSS
7 11 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.30%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.24%) Simulink
10 6 (0.20%) Stateflow
10 6 (0.20%) TargetLink
11 5 (0.17%) Maya
12 3 (0.10%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.10%) Moqups
13 2 (0.067%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 150 (5.05%) Dynamics AX
2 128 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 73 (2.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 20 (0.67%) NetSuite
5 15 (0.51%) FastStats
6 12 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.20%) Pegasus Opera
8 4 (0.13%) ResourceLink
9 3 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.10%) Primavera
9 3 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.067%) Lawson
10 2 (0.067%) Movex
10 2 (0.067%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.067%) Sage 1000
10 2 (0.067%) SAP R/3
10 2 (0.067%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.034%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 735 (24.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 445 (14.98%) Office 365
3 272 (9.16%) Amazon AWS
4 130 (4.38%) Dynamics 365
5 84 (2.83%) IaaS
6 82 (2.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 78 (2.63%) PaaS
8 68 (2.29%) Serverless
9 62 (2.09%) SaaS
10 35 (1.18%) GitHub
11 31 (1.04%) Amazon S3
11 31 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
11 31 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
12 30 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
13 27 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
14 24 (0.81%) Amazon EMR
14 24 (0.81%) Amazon Kinesis
15 23 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
16 14 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
16 14 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 245 (8.25%) DNS
2 209 (7.04%) DHCP
3 190 (6.40%) Firewall
4 158 (5.32%) TCP/IP
5 145 (4.88%) WAN
6 137 (4.61%) LAN
7 114 (3.84%) SAN
8 92 (3.10%) Internet
9 91 (3.06%) VLAN
10 81 (2.73%) VPN
11 80 (2.69%) Network Security
12 57 (1.92%) Skype
13 43 (1.45%) Wireless
14 38 (1.28%) VoIP
15 35 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
16 29 (0.98%) MPLS
17 26 (0.88%) NAS
18 25 (0.84%) Intranet
19 24 (0.81%) Unified Communications
20 22 (0.74%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 923 (31.08%) SQL Server
2 283 (9.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 238 (8.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 150 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
5 140 (4.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 132 (4.44%) Relational Database
7 119 (4.01%) Power BI
8 75 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 71 (2.39%) NoSQL
10 51 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
11 49 (1.65%) MySQL
11 49 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
12 42 (1.41%) RDBMS
12 42 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
13 40 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
14 38 (1.28%) Cosmos DB
15 31 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
16 27 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
17 26 (0.88%) Big Data
18 24 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 178 (5.99%) Visual Studio
2 173 (5.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 144 (4.85%) Git (software)
4 62 (2.09%) JIRA
5 54 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
6 50 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
7 43 (1.45%) Jenkins
8 32 (1.08%) Selenium
9 23 (0.77%) TeamCity
10 20 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 20 (0.67%) Maven
11 16 (0.54%) Subversion
12 15 (0.51%) Bitbucket
13 14 (0.47%) Robot Framework
14 13 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 11 (0.37%) Android Studio
16 10 (0.34%) gulp
17 9 (0.30%) NUnit
18 8 (0.27%) LoadRunner
18 8 (0.27%) webpack
General
1 432 (14.55%) Finance
2 217 (7.31%) Retail
3 132 (4.44%) Advertising
4 113 (3.80%) Manufacturing
5 75 (2.53%) Automotive
6 74 (2.49%) Marketing
7 70 (2.36%) Telecoms
8 55 (1.85%) Legal
9 39 (1.31%) Games
10 27 (0.91%) Banking
11 22 (0.74%) Law
12 20 (0.67%) Electronics
13 17 (0.57%) Publishing
14 13 (0.44%) Back Office
15 6 (0.20%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.17%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.17%) Local Government
16 5 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.067%) Billing
17 2 (0.067%) German Language
Job Titles
1 814 (27.41%) Developer
2 434 (14.61%) Analyst
3 280 (9.43%) .NET Developer
4 234 (7.88%) C# Developer
5 216 (7.27%) Architect
6 204 (6.87%) Consultant
7 153 (5.15%) Software Developer
8 150 (5.05%) Support Analyst
9 147 (4.95%) Support Engineer
10 137 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 136 (4.58%) C# .NET Developer
12 119 (4.01%) IT Support
12 119 (4.01%) Senior Developer
13 95 (3.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 89 (3.00%) Administrator
15 85 (2.86%) Software Engineer
16 82 (2.76%) Junior
17 81 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
18 73 (2.46%) Service Analyst
18 73 (2.46%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 795 (26.77%) .NET
2 436 (14.68%) HTML
3 375 (12.63%) ASP.NET
4 358 (12.05%) CSS
5 231 (7.78%) .NET Framework
5 231 (7.78%) jQuery
6 223 (7.51%) AngularJS
7 212 (7.14%) Web Services
8 205 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 199 (6.70%) ASP.NET Web API
10 162 (5.45%) HTML5
11 127 (4.28%) Entity Framework
12 111 (3.74%) WCF
13 103 (3.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 99 (3.33%) JSON
15 89 (3.00%) Ajax
16 68 (2.29%) XML
17 67 (2.26%) LINQ
17 67 (2.26%) WinForms
18 65 (2.19%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 221 (7.44%) Data Centre
2 215 (7.24%) Self-Motivation
3 214 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
4 103 (3.47%) Management Information System
5 100 (3.37%) Computer Science
6 97 (3.27%) Driving Licence
7 69 (2.32%) Mobile App
8 66 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
9 49 (1.65%) Clustering
9 49 (1.65%) User Experience
10 37 (1.25%) Replication
11 30 (1.01%) Fat Client
11 30 (1.01%) Thin Client
12 28 (0.94%) Client/Server
13 27 (0.91%) Public Cloud
14 26 (0.88%) NHS
15 22 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (0.64%) EPoS
17 18 (0.61%) PKI
18 16 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 928 (31.25%) Windows
2 438 (14.75%) Windows Server
3 246 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 202 (6.80%) Windows 7
5 185 (6.23%) Linux
6 182 (6.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 170 (5.72%) Windows 10
8 101 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 81 (2.73%) Windows 8
10 56 (1.89%) Android
11 49 (1.65%) Apple iOS
12 43 (1.45%) Unix
13 36 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 30 (1.01%) Windows XP
15 24 (0.81%) Mac OS
16 19 (0.64%) Mac OS X
17 13 (0.44%) Ubuntu
18 12 (0.40%) CentOS
18 12 (0.40%) SUSE
19 9 (0.30%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
2 455 (15.32%) ITIL
3 405 (13.64%) MVC
4 327 (11.01%) Problem-Solving
5 313 (10.54%) Business Intelligence
6 243 (8.18%) Project Management
7 228 (7.68%) Software Engineering
8 216 (7.27%) Scrum
9 194 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 182 (6.13%) Presales
11 170 (5.72%) Service Delivery
12 156 (5.25%) ERP
13 150 (5.05%) Analytics
14 149 (5.02%) CRM
15 144 (4.85%) Service Management
15 144 (4.85%) Web Development
16 142 (4.78%) Test Automation
17 137 (4.61%) Continuous Improvement
18 129 (4.34%) TDD
19 120 (4.04%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 975 (32.83%) SQL
2 806 (27.14%) C#
3 509 (17.14%) JavaScript
4 257 (8.65%) T-SQL
5 186 (6.26%) PowerShell
6 98 (3.30%) Java
7 97 (3.27%) VB.NET
8 72 (2.42%) C
9 68 (2.29%) Python
10 54 (1.82%) C++
11 47 (1.58%) TypeScript
11 47 (1.58%) VBScript
12 42 (1.41%) VB
13 40 (1.35%) PL/SQL
14 33 (1.11%) X++
15 25 (0.84%) Shell Script
16 24 (0.81%) Bash Shell
17 23 (0.77%) VBA
18 20 (0.67%) PHP
19 17 (0.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 371 (12.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 313 (10.54%) Degree
3 192 (6.46%) MCSE
4 166 (5.59%) Security Cleared
5 114 (3.84%) MCP
6 95 (3.20%) MCSA
7 74 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
8 67 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
9 54 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
10 53 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 48 (1.62%) SC Cleared
12 39 (1.31%) MCITP
13 38 (1.28%) MCPD
14 33 (1.11%) CCNA
15 30 (1.01%) DBS Check
16 26 (0.88%) ISEB
17 24 (0.81%) CCNP
17 24 (0.81%) Master's Degree
18 22 (0.74%) CISSP
19 21 (0.71%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (5.45%) SLA
2 96 (3.23%) GDPR
3 84 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 74 (2.49%) QA
5 43 (1.45%) PMO
6 11 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.24%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.20%) HAZOP
11 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.10%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.10%) P3O
13 2 (0.067%) TickIT
14 1 (0.034%) COBIT
14 1 (0.034%) IASME
14 1 (0.034%) ISO 26262
14 1 (0.034%) MiFID
14 1 (0.034%) WCAG
System Software
1 633 (21.31%) Active Directory
2 298 (10.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 262 (8.82%) Hyper-V
4 65 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
5 63 (2.12%) vSphere
6 52 (1.75%) Docker
7 48 (1.62%) XenApp
8 37 (1.25%) XenDesktop
9 28 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
10 27 (0.91%) Terminal Services
11 23 (0.77%) Firmware
12 19 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
13 15 (0.51%) XenServer
14 12 (0.40%) BitLocker
15 10 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
16 9 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
16 9 (0.30%) VMware NSX
17 8 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
18 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 5 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 221 (7.44%) SCCM
2 51 (1.72%) WSUS
3 35 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 32 (1.08%) Ansible
5 27 (0.91%) Kubernetes
6 26 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 25 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (0.81%) SCVMM
9 22 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
10 21 (0.71%) Puppet
11 20 (0.67%) SCOM
11 20 (0.67%) vCenter Server
12 16 (0.54%) Terraform
13 14 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
14 13 (0.44%) Grafana
15 11 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
16 10 (0.34%) NetBackup
16 10 (0.34%) QRadar
16 10 (0.34%) SCOrch
16 10 (0.34%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 461 (15.52%) VMware
2 238 (8.01%) Cisco
3 196 (6.60%) Citrix
4 130 (4.38%) Oracle
5 129 (4.34%) HP
6 91 (3.06%) Dell
7 88 (2.96%) Xamarin
8 87 (2.93%) NetApp
9 75 (2.53%) Google
10 56 (1.89%) SAP
11 49 (1.65%) McAfee
11 49 (1.65%) Tableau
12 46 (1.55%) IBM
13 44 (1.48%) Veeam
14 41 (1.38%) Red Hat
15 39 (1.31%) Symantec
16 37 (1.25%) JD Edwards
17 32 (1.08%) Sage
18 27 (0.91%) Remedy
18 27 (0.91%) SolarWinds