Period
to 5 July 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 5 July 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,403 2,666 3,364
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 23.03% 21.88% 22.36%
As % of the Vendors category 49.00% 46.94% 47.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,211 2,261 3,043
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +4.83%

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 2,863 5,680 7,138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 46.99% 46.62% 47.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2,273 4,385 5,419
Median annual salary £45,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.06% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £64,200
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%

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 5 July 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 5 July 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 +2 963 £45,000 +5.88% 145
East Midlands 0 429 £45,000 +20.00% 93
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 574 (40.91%) Azure
2 495 (35.28%) Windows
3 365 (26.02%) SQL
4 324 (23.09%) Active Directory
5 314 (22.38%) SQL Server
6 299 (21.31%) Office 365
7 298 (21.24%) VMware
8 297 (21.17%) .NET
9 296 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
10 245 (17.46%) C#
11 214 (15.25%) ITIL
12 213 (15.18%) DevOps
12 213 (15.18%) Windows Server
13 200 (14.26%) VMware Infrastructure
14 185 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
15 164 (11.69%) PowerShell
15 164 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
16 163 (11.62%) Citrix
17 159 (11.33%) Hyper-V
18 158 (11.26%) Finance
19 154 (10.98%) JavaScript
20 149 (10.62%) Microsoft Office
21 146 (10.41%) ASP.NET
22 145 (10.33%) Power Platform
23 142 (10.12%) HTML
23 142 (10.12%) Cisco
24 138 (9.84%) DNS
25 132 (9.41%) AWS
26 126 (8.98%) Firewall
27 123 (8.77%) CSS

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
1 122 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 121 (8.62%) MS Exchange
3 51 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 33 (2.35%) IIS
5 29 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (1.78%) Skype for Business
7 15 (1.07%) Confluence
8 11 (0.78%) CMS
8 11 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
8 11 (0.78%) Umbraco
9 7 (0.50%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.36%) Apache
10 5 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.36%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.21%) WordPress
12 2 (0.14%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.14%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 149 (10.62%) Microsoft Office
2 101 (7.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (2.71%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.29%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.21%) Revit
8 3 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.071%) MadCap Flare
9 1 (0.071%) Simulink
9 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.071%) Weka
Business Applications
1 48 (3.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 46 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (1.64%) NetSuite
4 17 (1.21%) SAP Business One
5 15 (1.07%) Sage 200
6 14 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
6 14 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
6 14 (1.00%) Sage 500
7 9 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
8 7 (0.50%) Magento
9 5 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.21%) Lawson
10 3 (0.21%) Primavera
10 3 (0.21%) Shopify
11 2 (0.14%) Line 500
11 2 (0.14%) MIS ActiveH
11 2 (0.14%) OPENHousing
11 2 (0.14%) SAP R/3
11 2 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
12 1 (0.071%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 574 (40.91%) Azure
2 299 (21.31%) Office 365
3 145 (10.33%) Power Platform
4 132 (9.41%) AWS
5 86 (6.13%) SaaS
6 80 (5.70%) PaaS
7 72 (5.13%) IaaS
8 62 (4.42%) Dynamics 365
9 44 (3.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 35 (2.49%) PowerApps
11 34 (2.42%) Serverless
12 27 (1.92%) GCP
13 20 (1.43%) Power Automate
14 15 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (1.07%) OneDrive
15 14 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
15 14 (1.00%) GitHub
16 12 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
17 8 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
17 8 (0.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 138 (9.84%) DNS
2 126 (8.98%) Firewall
3 107 (7.63%) DHCP
4 103 (7.34%) SAN
5 97 (6.91%) TCP/IP
6 84 (5.99%) LAN
7 73 (5.20%) VPN
8 68 (4.85%) WAN
9 47 (3.35%) iSCSI
10 41 (2.92%) Internet
11 40 (2.85%) VLAN
12 25 (1.78%) Skype
13 22 (1.57%) NAS
14 21 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
15 17 (1.21%) Fibre Channel
15 17 (1.21%) Wireless
16 14 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
17 13 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
18 11 (0.78%) VoIP
19 9 (0.64%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 314 (22.38%) SQL Server
2 115 (8.20%) Power BI
3 105 (7.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 94 (6.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 75 (5.35%) Data Warehouse
6 66 (4.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 46 (3.28%) MySQL
8 37 (2.64%) Relational Database
9 29 (2.07%) Data Lake
10 28 (2.00%) Big Data
11 20 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
12 19 (1.35%) MongoDB
12 19 (1.35%) Snowflake Schema
13 16 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
14 14 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
14 14 (1.00%) Oracle Database
15 12 (0.86%) OLAP
16 11 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 11 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 98 (6.99%) Git (software)
2 64 (4.56%) Visual Studio
3 37 (2.64%) Jenkins
4 36 (2.57%) JIRA
5 30 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (1.57%) SpecFlow
7 21 (1.50%) Selenium
8 15 (1.07%) Subversion
8 15 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
9 12 (0.86%) Bitbucket
9 12 (0.86%) Cypress.io
10 9 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (0.64%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.57%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 7 (0.50%) NUnit
12 7 (0.50%) SoapUI
13 6 (0.43%) Mercurial
13 6 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.36%) Metasploit
15 4 (0.29%) Moq
General
1 158 (11.26%) Finance
2 90 (6.41%) Public Sector
3 59 (4.21%) Law
4 58 (4.13%) Retail
5 41 (2.92%) Marketing
5 41 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 32 (2.28%) Back Office
7 28 (2.00%) Games
8 26 (1.85%) Legal
9 24 (1.71%) Manufacturing
10 22 (1.57%) Digital Economy
11 14 (1.00%) Local Government
12 13 (0.93%) Banking
13 10 (0.71%) Automotive
14 9 (0.64%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.50%) Billing
15 7 (0.50%) Electronics
16 6 (0.43%) Police
17 5 (0.36%) Social Housing
18 4 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 272 (19.39%) Developer
2 207 (14.75%) Analyst
3 87 (6.20%) Consultant
4 85 (6.06%) Support Analyst
5 84 (5.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 83 (5.92%) .NET Developer
7 63 (4.49%) Senior Developer
8 61 (4.35%) Support Engineer
9 59 (4.21%) Administrator
10 54 (3.85%) IT Support
11 52 (3.71%) Architect
12 51 (3.64%) C# Developer
12 51 (3.64%) IT Engineer
13 49 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
14 46 (3.28%) Software Developer
15 45 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
16 41 (2.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 40 (2.85%) Applications Support
17 40 (2.85%) Full Stack Developer
18 38 (2.71%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (21.17%) .NET
2 146 (10.41%) ASP.NET
3 142 (10.12%) HTML
4 123 (8.77%) CSS
5 102 (7.27%) .NET Framework
6 79 (5.63%) AngularJS
7 74 (5.27%) jQuery
8 73 (5.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 55 (3.92%) .NET Core
10 50 (3.56%) HTML5
10 50 (3.56%) Web Services
11 47 (3.35%) ASP.NET MVC
12 44 (3.14%) Node.js
13 41 (2.92%) React
14 33 (2.35%) Entity Framework
15 29 (2.07%) JSON
16 25 (1.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 23 (1.64%) REST
17 23 (1.64%) SOAP
18 22 (1.57%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 116 (8.27%) Data Centre
2 113 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (5.49%) Management Information System
4 70 (4.99%) Self-Motivation
5 42 (2.99%) Enterprise Storage
6 40 (2.85%) Driving Licence
7 31 (2.21%) Public Cloud
7 31 (2.21%) Replication
8 29 (2.07%) Clustering
9 28 (2.00%) User Experience
10 24 (1.71%) Mobile App
11 17 (1.21%) Cloud Native
12 16 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
13 15 (1.07%) Client/Server
13 15 (1.07%) Virtual Team
14 14 (1.00%) Cybercrime
15 10 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (0.71%) FMCG
16 8 (0.57%) CMDB
16 8 (0.57%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 495 (35.28%) Windows
2 213 (15.18%) Windows Server
3 107 (7.63%) Windows 10
4 101 (7.20%) Linux
5 57 (4.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (3.78%) Windows 7
7 50 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 49 (3.49%) Windows Server 2016
9 25 (1.78%) Unix
10 16 (1.14%) Windows 8
11 14 (1.00%) Android
11 14 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.93%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.71%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.50%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
16 5 (0.36%) HPUX
16 5 (0.36%) SafeRTOS
16 5 (0.36%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (15.25%) ITIL
3 213 (15.18%) DevOps
4 185 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
5 122 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 122 (8.70%) MVC
6 118 (8.41%) Business Intelligence
7 112 (7.98%) Project Management
8 106 (7.56%) Change Management
9 105 (7.48%) Mentoring
10 88 (6.27%) Project Delivery
11 85 (6.06%) Software Engineering
12 84 (5.99%) Continuous Improvement
13 78 (5.56%) Service Management
14 74 (5.27%) Decision-Making
15 68 (4.85%) CRM
16 66 (4.70%) ERP
16 66 (4.70%) Process Improvement
17 65 (4.63%) Web Development
18 61 (4.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 365 (26.02%) SQL
2 245 (17.46%) C#
3 164 (11.69%) PowerShell
4 154 (10.98%) JavaScript
5 99 (7.06%) T-SQL
6 46 (3.28%) Python
7 31 (2.21%) PHP
8 30 (2.14%) VB.NET
9 27 (1.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 25 (1.78%) Java
11 20 (1.43%) Bash Shell
12 18 (1.28%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.21%) C
13 17 (1.21%) C++
14 14 (1.00%) VBScript
15 13 (0.93%) VB
16 11 (0.78%) R
17 9 (0.64%) TypeScript
18 7 (0.50%) Shell Script
19 6 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 164 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (6.13%) Degree
3 85 (6.06%) MCSE
4 78 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 67 (4.78%) SC Cleared
6 66 (4.70%) MCSA
7 47 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
8 43 (3.06%) CCNA
9 31 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
10 28 (2.00%) DV Cleared
11 19 (1.35%) CCNP
12 18 (1.28%) MCP
12 18 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (1.07%) Server+ Certification
14 11 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
15 10 (0.71%) AWS Certification
15 10 (0.71%) CISSP
16 9 (0.64%) PMP
17 7 (0.50%) CISM
17 7 (0.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (5.92%) SLA
2 49 (3.49%) QA
3 45 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 42 (2.99%) GDPR
5 30 (2.14%) Data Quality
6 28 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 25 (1.78%) BS25999
8 11 (0.78%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.64%) PMO
10 5 (0.36%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.29%) COSHH
12 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.071%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.071%) NIST
13 1 (0.071%) P3O
System Software
1 324 (23.09%) Active Directory
2 200 (14.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (11.33%) Hyper-V
4 73 (5.20%) XenApp
5 52 (3.71%) XenDesktop
6 33 (2.35%) vSphere
7 31 (2.21%) Docker
8 28 (2.00%) BitLocker
9 26 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (1.78%) NFS
10 25 (1.78%) Virtual Servers
11 23 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
12 19 (1.35%) Firmware
13 13 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
13 13 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.57%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
16 4 (0.29%) ISA Server
17 3 (0.21%) Terminal Server
17 3 (0.21%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 89 (6.34%) SCCM
2 52 (3.71%) SCOM
3 37 (2.64%) Microsoft Intune
4 32 (2.28%) Backup Exec
5 29 (2.07%) WSUS
6 26 (1.85%) Kubernetes
7 25 (1.78%) Terraform
8 24 (1.71%) Ansible
9 20 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
10 17 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
11 15 (1.07%) Cisco Prime
12 14 (1.00%) Puppet
13 12 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
13 12 (0.86%) vCenter Server
14 10 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
15 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 8 (0.57%) NetBackup
16 7 (0.50%) Rancher
17 4 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
18 3 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 298 (21.24%) VMware
2 163 (11.62%) Citrix
3 142 (10.12%) Cisco
4 78 (5.56%) SAP
5 67 (4.78%) NetApp
6 63 (4.49%) Dell
7 62 (4.42%) Oracle
8 50 (3.56%) Veeam
9 41 (2.92%) HP
10 34 (2.42%) Google
11 27 (1.92%) McAfee
12 26 (1.85%) Sophos
13 23 (1.64%) EqualLogic
14 22 (1.57%) Capita
15 20 (1.43%) Sage
16 19 (1.35%) Juniper
17 16 (1.14%) Remedy
17 16 (1.14%) SolarWinds
17 16 (1.14%) Tableau
18 15 (1.07%) EMC