Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 865 2,511 2,972
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.47% 22.39% 22.15%
As % of the Vendors category 47.01% 48.10% 47.22%
Number of salaries quoted 845 2,360 2,639
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,100
90th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £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 1,840 5,220 6,294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 45.67% 46.55% 46.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,428 4,255 4,728
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £65,325
England median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -1 581 £45,000 - 204
East Midlands -2 288 £45,000 +12.50% 124
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 390 (45.09%) Azure
2 268 (30.98%) SQL Server
3 267 (30.87%) SQL
4 263 (30.40%) Windows
5 224 (25.90%) .NET
6 222 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
7 204 (23.58%) C#
8 188 (21.73%) Office 365
9 172 (19.88%) Active Directory
10 159 (18.38%) ITIL
11 158 (18.27%) JavaScript
12 157 (18.15%) DevOps
13 132 (15.26%) VMware
14 115 (13.29%) T-SQL
15 111 (12.83%) MVC
16 107 (12.37%) Git (software)
17 102 (11.79%) Windows Server
18 100 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
19 99 (11.45%) AWS
20 97 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
21 96 (11.10%) ASP.NET
21 96 (11.10%) Power Platform
22 95 (10.98%) Microsoft Office
22 95 (10.98%) HTML
23 90 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
24 86 (9.94%) CSS
24 86 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
25 85 (9.83%) Oracle
25 85 (9.83%) Finance
26 84 (9.71%) .NET Framework

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 59 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 36 (4.16%) MS Exchange
3 28 (3.24%) IIS
4 19 (2.20%) Confluence
4 19 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (1.73%) CMS
5 15 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (1.50%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.81%) GlassFish
7 7 (0.81%) JBoss
7 7 (0.81%) Umbraco
7 7 (0.81%) WordPress
8 6 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.58%) Sitefinity
9 5 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.46%) Kentico
10 4 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.46%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 95 (10.98%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (5.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (1.39%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.23%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Weka
Business Applications
1 31 (3.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.73%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (1.50%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (1.04%) Magento
5 8 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.81%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 5 (0.58%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.23%) Line 500
9 2 (0.23%) Sage 1000
9 2 (0.23%) Shopify
10 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 390 (45.09%) Azure
2 188 (21.73%) Office 365
3 99 (11.45%) AWS
4 96 (11.10%) Power Platform
5 42 (4.86%) Dynamics 365
6 31 (3.58%) SaaS
7 28 (3.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 28 (3.24%) GitHub
8 23 (2.66%) PaaS
9 22 (2.54%) IaaS
10 18 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
11 17 (1.97%) PowerApps
12 15 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (1.50%) Serverless
14 12 (1.39%) OneDrive
15 11 (1.27%) Azure Stack
16 10 (1.16%) IBM Cloud
17 9 (1.04%) npm
17 9 (1.04%) Power Automate
18 7 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 73 (8.44%) DNS
1 73 (8.44%) Firewall
2 68 (7.86%) SAN
3 65 (7.51%) LAN
4 62 (7.17%) DHCP
5 61 (7.05%) TCP/IP
5 61 (7.05%) WAN
6 40 (4.62%) iSCSI
7 33 (3.82%) VPN
8 30 (3.47%) Fibre Channel
9 25 (2.89%) Internet
9 25 (2.89%) Wi-Fi
10 23 (2.66%) VLAN
11 20 (2.31%) VoIP
12 19 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
13 18 (2.08%) Wireless
14 8 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (0.92%) NetScaler
14 8 (0.92%) Network Security
14 8 (0.92%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (30.98%) SQL Server
2 78 (9.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 76 (8.79%) Power BI
4 65 (7.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 61 (7.05%) Data Warehouse
6 43 (4.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 40 (4.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 32 (3.70%) MongoDB
9 25 (2.89%) Crystal Reports
10 24 (2.77%) Data Lake
11 20 (2.31%) MySQL
12 19 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
13 16 (1.85%) NoSQL
14 14 (1.62%) Azure SQL Database
15 12 (1.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 10 (1.16%) Big Data
16 10 (1.16%) Oracle Database
16 10 (1.16%) Relational Database
16 10 (1.16%) Tableau
17 9 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 107 (12.37%) Git (software)
2 46 (5.32%) Visual Studio
3 44 (5.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 42 (4.86%) JIRA
5 33 (3.82%) Jenkins
6 18 (2.08%) TeamCity
7 13 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
8 11 (1.27%) Selenium
9 10 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (1.04%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.92%) GitLab
11 8 (0.92%) Metasploit
11 8 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (0.92%) Subversion
12 7 (0.81%) Apache Archiva
12 7 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.81%) gulp
12 7 (0.81%) JUnit
12 7 (0.81%) Mockito
12 7 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 85 (9.83%) Finance
2 57 (6.59%) Public Sector
3 37 (4.28%) Law
4 31 (3.58%) Back Office
5 29 (3.35%) Retail
6 24 (2.77%) Digital Economy
7 18 (2.08%) Marketing
8 14 (1.62%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.39%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.16%) Police
11 9 (1.04%) Games
12 8 (0.92%) Legal
13 6 (0.69%) Banking
14 4 (0.46%) Advertising
14 4 (0.46%) Local Government
15 3 (0.35%) Automotive
16 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.23%) French Language
17 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
17 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 230 (26.59%) Developer
2 118 (13.64%) Analyst
3 69 (7.98%) .NET Developer
4 67 (7.75%) Senior Developer
5 56 (6.47%) Software Developer
6 47 (5.43%) IT Engineer
7 43 (4.97%) Architect
8 41 (4.74%) C# Developer
9 40 (4.62%) Azure Engineer
10 38 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 36 (4.16%) IT Support
12 32 (3.70%) IT Analyst
12 32 (3.70%) Support Analyst
13 31 (3.58%) Full Stack Developer
14 30 (3.47%) Support Engineer
15 29 (3.35%) Web Developer
16 25 (2.89%) DevOps Engineer
16 25 (2.89%) Junior
17 24 (2.77%) Data Engineer
17 24 (2.77%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (25.90%) .NET
2 96 (11.10%) ASP.NET
3 95 (10.98%) HTML
4 86 (9.94%) CSS
5 84 (9.71%) .NET Framework
6 81 (9.36%) AngularJS
7 64 (7.40%) jQuery
8 62 (7.17%) ASP.NET Web API
9 51 (5.90%) React
10 47 (5.43%) .NET Core
11 44 (5.09%) Entity Framework
12 43 (4.97%) HTML5
13 40 (4.62%) REST
14 36 (4.16%) ASP.NET MVC
15 34 (3.93%) ASP.NET Core
16 27 (3.12%) Node.js
16 27 (3.12%) Web Services
17 26 (3.01%) React Native
18 25 (2.89%) CSS3
18 25 (2.89%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 90 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.32%) Data Centre
3 38 (4.39%) Self-Motivation
4 33 (3.82%) Mobile App
5 24 (2.77%) Management Information System
5 24 (2.77%) User Experience
6 21 (2.43%) Clustering
6 21 (2.43%) Replication
7 20 (2.31%) Driving Licence
7 20 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (1.27%) Public Cloud
9 8 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (0.81%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.69%) AS400
11 6 (0.69%) Cybercrime
11 6 (0.69%) DataPower
11 6 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (0.69%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.58%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 263 (30.40%) Windows
2 102 (11.79%) Windows Server
3 47 (5.43%) Linux
4 36 (4.16%) Windows 10
5 31 (3.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (2.77%) Windows Server 2016
7 16 (1.85%) Unix
7 16 (1.85%) Windows 7
8 14 (1.62%) Android
8 14 (1.62%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (1.16%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.58%) Data ONTAP
11 5 (0.58%) HPUX
12 2 (0.23%) AIX
12 2 (0.23%) Solaris
12 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (18.38%) ITIL
3 157 (18.15%) DevOps
4 111 (12.83%) MVC
5 100 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
6 86 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
7 63 (7.28%) Change Management
7 63 (7.28%) Migration
8 60 (6.94%) Web Development
9 56 (6.47%) Software Engineering
10 55 (6.36%) Project Delivery
11 53 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 53 (6.13%) Microservices
12 52 (6.01%) Project Management
13 50 (5.78%) Scrum
14 48 (5.55%) Mentoring
15 45 (5.20%) Continuous Integration
16 43 (4.97%) Test Automation
17 41 (4.74%) Service Management
18 40 (4.62%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 267 (30.87%) SQL
2 204 (23.58%) C#
3 158 (18.27%) JavaScript
4 115 (13.29%) T-SQL
5 79 (9.13%) PowerShell
6 44 (5.09%) PL/SQL
7 30 (3.47%) Python
8 20 (2.31%) Java
9 19 (2.20%) TypeScript
10 17 (1.97%) PHP
11 13 (1.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 11 (1.27%) VB
13 9 (1.04%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.92%) VBA
15 7 (0.81%) C++
15 7 (0.81%) Java 8
16 5 (0.58%) C
17 3 (0.35%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.35%) PHP 7
17 3 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 97 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (6.47%) Degree
3 42 (4.86%) MCSE
4 39 (4.51%) Security Cleared
5 38 (4.39%) MCSA
6 30 (3.47%) SC Cleared
7 29 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (2.89%) CCNA
9 20 (2.31%) Server+ Certification
10 14 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (1.39%) MCP
13 9 (1.04%) CCSA
14 8 (0.92%) Check Point Certification
14 8 (0.92%) CISSP
15 7 (0.81%) A+ Certification
15 7 (0.81%) DV Cleared
15 7 (0.81%) HNC
16 6 (0.69%) CISM
16 6 (0.69%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.39%) GDPR
2 34 (3.93%) SLA
3 20 (2.31%) QA
4 18 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.27%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.69%) BS25999
6 6 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (0.69%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.35%) NIST
9 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.23%) PMO
9 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.12%) Basel III
10 1 (0.12%) COBIT
10 1 (0.12%) COREP
10 1 (0.12%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.12%) GMP
10 1 (0.12%) IFRS
10 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 172 (19.88%) Active Directory
2 75 (8.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (7.51%) Hyper-V
4 39 (4.51%) Docker
5 28 (3.24%) XenApp
6 24 (2.77%) vSphere
7 21 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
9 14 (1.62%) XenDesktop
10 13 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 12 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.81%) BitLocker
12 7 (0.81%) NFS
13 6 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.35%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
16 1 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.12%) vCloud
16 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (4.05%) SCCM
2 33 (3.82%) Kubernetes
3 23 (2.66%) Terraform
4 21 (2.43%) Microsoft Intune
4 21 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (1.73%) Microsoft Clustering
6 13 (1.50%) Ansible
7 12 (1.39%) Puppet
8 11 (1.27%) WSUS
9 8 (0.92%) Backup Exec
9 8 (0.92%) vCenter Server
10 7 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (0.58%) MIIS
12 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.35%) Control-M
13 3 (0.35%) SCOM
14 2 (0.23%) Data Guard
14 2 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 2 (0.23%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 132 (15.26%) VMware
2 85 (9.83%) Oracle
3 82 (9.48%) Cisco
4 69 (7.98%) Citrix
5 34 (3.93%) IBM
6 29 (3.35%) Veeam
7 26 (3.01%) SAP
8 20 (2.31%) Dell
9 18 (2.08%) NetApp
10 13 (1.50%) CheckPoint
10 13 (1.50%) HP
10 13 (1.50%) ServiceNow
11 12 (1.39%) Apple
12 10 (1.16%) EnterpriseDB
12 10 (1.16%) Mitel
13 9 (1.04%) Google
13 9 (1.04%) HubSpot
13 9 (1.04%) Sophos
14 8 (0.92%) Meraki
15 7 (0.81%) McAfee