Period
to 18 October 2021

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 18 October 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,301 866 2,514
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.77% 22.06% 22.30%
As % of the Vendors category 48.86% 47.87% 47.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,738 696 2,150
10th Percentile £23,500 £26,000 £23,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,875 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £43,152 £41,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.51% +5.25% +2.50%
75th Percentile £55,438 £53,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 4,709 1,809 5,247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 44.55% 46.09% 46.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3,526 1,425 4,295
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,250 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £61,000 £56,513 £56,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £68,150
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Microsoft in the Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in the Midlands over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 2021. 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 -1 1,545 £45,000 - 389
East Midlands +1 745 £40,000 -5.88% 259
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 874 (37.98%) Azure
2 827 (35.94%) Social Skills
3 707 (30.73%) Windows
4 602 (26.16%) SQL
5 565 (24.55%) Microsoft 365
6 562 (24.42%) SQL Server
7 510 (22.16%) Active Directory
8 447 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
9 409 (17.77%) Microsoft Office
10 407 (17.69%) Problem-Solving
11 398 (17.30%) VMware
12 395 (17.17%) .NET
13 376 (16.34%) Windows Server
14 370 (16.08%) C#
15 302 (13.12%) Power Platform
16 261 (11.34%) Business Intelligence
17 250 (10.86%) Finance
18 243 (10.56%) Microsoft Excel
19 234 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
20 233 (10.13%) AWS
21 231 (10.04%) SharePoint
22 226 (9.82%) Power BI
23 221 (9.60%) DevOps
24 219 (9.52%) Windows 10
25 215 (9.34%) Retail
26 213 (9.26%) JavaScript
26 213 (9.26%) Project Management
27 209 (9.08%) ITIL
28 204 (8.87%) Degree
29 202 (8.78%) SLA

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
1 231 (10.04%) SharePoint
2 132 (5.74%) MS Exchange
3 85 (3.69%) IIS
4 39 (1.69%) CMS
5 21 (0.91%) WordPress
6 16 (0.70%) Confluence
7 15 (0.65%) Skype for Business
7 15 (0.65%) Umbraco
8 13 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (0.43%) Drupal
11 9 (0.39%) nginx
12 7 (0.30%) Sitefinity
13 6 (0.26%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.26%) SAS
14 5 (0.22%) Apache
14 5 (0.22%) NServiceBus
15 4 (0.17%) Apache Spark
15 4 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 409 (17.77%) Microsoft Office
2 243 (10.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 78 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 67 (2.91%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 14 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.56%) InDesign
7 13 (0.56%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
9 6 (0.26%) Siemens NX
9 6 (0.26%) Solid Edge
10 2 (0.087%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.043%) Figma
11 1 (0.043%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.043%) Sketch
11 1 (0.043%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 92 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.39%) SAP HR
4 9 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
4 9 (0.39%) Shopify
5 7 (0.30%) Maximo
5 7 (0.30%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.30%) Visualfiles
6 6 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.26%) Teamcenter
7 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.22%) SAP SD
7 5 (0.22%) Sentinel
8 4 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.17%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.13%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.13%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.087%) Magento
10 2 (0.087%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 874 (37.98%) Azure
2 565 (24.55%) Microsoft 365
3 302 (13.12%) Power Platform
4 233 (10.13%) AWS
5 168 (7.30%) Dynamics 365
6 86 (3.74%) SaaS
7 85 (3.69%) IaaS
8 84 (3.65%) PaaS
9 77 (3.35%) Azure Active Directory
10 65 (2.82%) PowerApps
11 64 (2.78%) Power Automate
12 55 (2.39%) Azure Data Factory
13 47 (2.04%) OneDrive
14 42 (1.83%) Serverless
15 33 (1.43%) Azure Logic Apps
16 28 (1.22%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 28 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
17 22 (0.96%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 22 (0.96%) GitHub
18 17 (0.74%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 161 (7.00%) DNS
2 156 (6.78%) Firewall
3 133 (5.78%) DHCP
4 128 (5.56%) WAN
5 123 (5.35%) LAN
6 105 (4.56%) VPN
7 68 (2.96%) TCP/IP
8 58 (2.52%) SAN
9 50 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
10 48 (2.09%) VLAN
10 48 (2.09%) Wireless
11 33 (1.43%) Remote Desktop
12 27 (1.17%) Internet
12 27 (1.17%) Intranet
13 22 (0.96%) Skype
13 22 (0.96%) VoIP
14 20 (0.87%) NAS
15 15 (0.65%) MPLS
16 14 (0.61%) WLAN
17 12 (0.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 562 (24.42%) SQL Server
2 226 (9.82%) Power BI
3 197 (8.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 173 (7.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 106 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
6 84 (3.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 61 (2.65%) Data Lake
8 55 (2.39%) Relational Database
9 47 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
10 41 (1.78%) Tableau
11 38 (1.65%) NoSQL
12 30 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
13 25 (1.09%) MySQL
13 25 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
14 22 (0.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 22 (0.96%) SQL Server 2019
15 19 (0.83%) OLAP
16 18 (0.78%) Big Data
16 18 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 17 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 108 (4.69%) Git (software)
2 94 (4.09%) Visual Studio
3 52 (2.26%) JIRA
4 30 (1.30%) Selenium
5 19 (0.83%) Jenkins
5 19 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 16 (0.70%) Subversion
8 14 (0.61%) NUnit
9 11 (0.48%) Cucumber
9 11 (0.48%) gulp
9 11 (0.48%) MSTest
10 9 (0.39%) GitLab
10 9 (0.39%) SpecFlow
10 9 (0.39%) Visual Studio Code
11 8 (0.35%) JUnit
11 8 (0.35%) Moq
11 8 (0.35%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.30%) webpack
General
1 827 (35.94%) Social Skills
2 250 (10.86%) Finance
3 215 (9.34%) Retail
4 200 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
5 122 (5.30%) Organisational Skills
6 117 (5.08%) Manufacturing
7 105 (4.56%) Marketing
8 104 (4.52%) Law
9 87 (3.78%) Public Sector
10 68 (2.96%) Presentation Skills
11 48 (2.09%) Documentation Skills
12 45 (1.96%) Telecoms
13 42 (1.83%) Influencing Skills
14 40 (1.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 35 (1.52%) Automotive
16 32 (1.39%) Legal
16 32 (1.39%) Local Government
17 25 (1.09%) Digital Economy
18 18 (0.78%) Banking
19 17 (0.74%) Billing
Job Titles
1 475 (20.64%) Developer
2 319 (13.86%) Analyst
3 169 (7.34%) Support Engineer
4 157 (6.82%) Consultant
5 146 (6.35%) IT Support
6 134 (5.82%) .NET Developer
7 130 (5.65%) Architect
8 116 (5.04%) IT Engineer
9 113 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 109 (4.74%) Software Developer
11 105 (4.56%) Support Analyst
12 96 (4.17%) Senior Developer
13 71 (3.09%) Administrator
14 65 (2.82%) Junior
15 64 (2.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 64 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
16 62 (2.69%) Data Engineer
17 60 (2.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 60 (2.61%) C# Developer
18 59 (2.56%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 395 (17.17%) .NET
2 185 (8.04%) ASP.NET
3 147 (6.39%) REST
4 142 (6.17%) HTML
5 140 (6.08%) Web Services
6 129 (5.61%) CSS
7 124 (5.39%) .NET Framework
8 109 (4.74%) AngularJS
9 84 (3.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 83 (3.61%) .NET Core
11 70 (3.04%) React
12 68 (2.96%) XML
13 64 (2.78%) jQuery
14 62 (2.69%) Entity Framework
15 50 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
16 47 (2.04%) JSON
17 42 (1.83%) RESTful
18 38 (1.65%) SOAP
19 37 (1.61%) HTML5
20 36 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 156 (6.78%) Management Information System
2 116 (5.04%) Self-Motivation
3 115 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 112 (4.87%) Greenfield Project
5 100 (4.35%) Public Cloud
6 83 (3.61%) Clustering
6 83 (3.61%) Driving Licence
7 45 (1.96%) CCTV
8 41 (1.78%) User Experience
9 38 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
10 31 (1.35%) Legacy Systems
10 31 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
11 30 (1.30%) Mobile App
12 27 (1.17%) Housing Association
13 22 (0.96%) Client/Server
13 22 (0.96%) EPoS
14 21 (0.91%) Life Science
14 21 (0.91%) Replication
14 21 (0.91%) Virtual Team
15 20 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 707 (30.73%) Windows
2 376 (16.34%) Windows Server
3 219 (9.52%) Windows 10
4 149 (6.48%) Linux
5 89 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 87 (3.78%) Windows Server 2016
7 81 (3.52%) Windows Server 2019
8 65 (2.82%) Windows 7
9 59 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 41 (1.78%) Android
11 36 (1.56%) Unix
12 28 (1.22%) Windows 8
13 22 (0.96%) Apple iOS
14 18 (0.78%) Windows XP
15 16 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (0.61%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.43%) CentOS
18 6 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
19 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X
19 3 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 447 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
2 407 (17.69%) Problem-Solving
3 261 (11.34%) Business Intelligence
4 221 (9.60%) DevOps
5 213 (9.26%) Project Management
6 209 (9.08%) ITIL
7 195 (8.47%) MVC
8 160 (6.95%) Project Delivery
9 145 (6.30%) CRM
10 132 (5.74%) Analytics
10 132 (5.74%) Migration
11 127 (5.52%) Mentoring
12 125 (5.43%) Service Delivery
13 123 (5.35%) Scrum
14 120 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 119 (5.17%) ETL
15 119 (5.17%) Software Engineering
16 117 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
17 105 (4.56%) Data Analysis
18 99 (4.30%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 602 (26.16%) SQL
2 370 (16.08%) C#
3 213 (9.26%) JavaScript
4 185 (8.04%) PowerShell
5 158 (6.87%) T-SQL
6 72 (3.13%) Python
7 57 (2.48%) TypeScript
8 54 (2.35%) Java
9 42 (1.83%) VB.NET
10 34 (1.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 26 (1.13%) C
11 26 (1.13%) PHP
12 22 (0.96%) C++
13 21 (0.91%) VBA
14 20 (0.87%) PL/SQL
15 18 (0.78%) R
16 14 (0.61%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.35%) VB
18 7 (0.30%) Java 8
18 7 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 204 (8.87%) Degree
2 172 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 108 (4.69%) Security Cleared
4 68 (2.96%) SC Cleared
5 67 (2.91%) MCSE
6 54 (2.35%) MCSA
7 51 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 49 (2.13%) MCP
9 47 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
10 41 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
11 40 (1.74%) CCNA
12 30 (1.30%) HNC
13 29 (1.26%) CCNP
14 24 (1.04%) DV Cleared
14 24 (1.04%) HND
14 24 (1.04%) MCITP
15 22 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
16 16 (0.70%) ISEB
17 14 (0.61%) ISTQB
17 14 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (8.78%) SLA
2 84 (3.65%) QA
3 71 (3.09%) GDPR
4 62 (2.69%) PMO
5 41 (1.78%) Data Quality
6 32 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (1.00%) Accessibility
8 12 (0.52%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 12 (0.52%) GxP
8 12 (0.52%) ISO 9001
8 12 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 8 (0.35%) BS25999
10 8 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (0.35%) NEBOSH
11 7 (0.30%) COBIT
11 7 (0.30%) GAAP
12 4 (0.17%) COSHH
13 2 (0.087%) GRC
13 2 (0.087%) NIST
System Software
1 510 (22.16%) Active Directory
2 234 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 184 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 98 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
5 72 (3.13%) vSphere
6 48 (2.09%) Docker
7 36 (1.56%) XenApp
7 36 (1.56%) XenDesktop
8 35 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
10 17 (0.74%) BitLocker
11 15 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (0.52%) VMware NSX
13 9 (0.39%) Terminal Server
14 8 (0.35%) VMware Server
15 6 (0.26%) Firmware
15 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.22%) NFS
17 4 (0.17%) KVM
18 3 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 136 (5.91%) SCCM
2 117 (5.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 53 (2.30%) Kubernetes
4 49 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
5 40 (1.74%) WSUS
6 38 (1.65%) Single Sign-On
7 35 (1.52%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 31 (1.35%) Terraform
9 29 (1.26%) SCOM
10 16 (0.70%) Ansible
11 15 (0.65%) Backup Exec
12 11 (0.48%) vCenter Server
13 9 (0.39%) AirWatch
13 9 (0.39%) Rancher
14 8 (0.35%) Jamf Pro
15 6 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
15 6 (0.26%) FortiGate
15 6 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
16 5 (0.22%) HAProxy
16 5 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 398 (17.30%) VMware
2 157 (6.82%) Cisco
3 132 (5.74%) Citrix
4 117 (5.08%) Oracle
5 77 (3.35%) SAP
6 74 (3.22%) Google
7 65 (2.82%) Veeam
8 58 (2.52%) Apple
9 52 (2.26%) Adobe
10 48 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
11 47 (2.04%) Databricks
11 47 (2.04%) HP
12 46 (2.00%) Dell
13 42 (1.83%) ServiceNow
14 36 (1.56%) Meraki
15 27 (1.17%) JD Edwards
15 27 (1.17%) NetApp
16 22 (0.96%) Sophos
17 20 (0.87%) Juniper
17 20 (0.87%) SolarWinds