Period
to 24 May 2019

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 May 2019 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,602 3,249 2,687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.82% 22.54% 17.63%
As % of the Vendors category 46.93% 47.67% 41.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,979 2,606 2,258
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 5,544 6,816 6,435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 46.49% 47.28% 42.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4,116 5,167 4,959
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £25,657 £23,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 24 May 2019.

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 May 2019. 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 1,652 £42,500 +1.19% 183
East Midlands +2 946 £39,000 -2.50% 98
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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.

1 899 (34.55%) Windows
2 827 (31.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 770 (29.59%) SQL
4 708 (27.21%) SQL Server
5 643 (24.71%) Active Directory
6 624 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
7 606 (23.29%) .NET
8 597 (22.94%) C#
9 507 (19.49%) Office 365
10 486 (18.68%) Microsoft Office
11 453 (17.41%) VMware
12 414 (15.91%) ITIL
13 392 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
14 391 (15.03%) Windows Server
15 366 (14.07%) Amazon AWS
16 350 (13.45%) JavaScript
17 326 (12.53%) Degree
18 314 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
19 303 (11.64%) ASP.NET
20 302 (11.61%) HTML
21 298 (11.45%) Hyper-V
22 289 (11.11%) Project Management
22 289 (11.11%) Finance
23 285 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
24 276 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
25 269 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
26 267 (10.26%) Linux
27 246 (9.45%) Visual Studio
28 238 (9.15%) T-SQL
28 238 (9.15%) 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
1 233 (8.95%) SharePoint
2 222 (8.53%) MS Exchange
3 74 (2.84%) Skype for Business
4 73 (2.81%) IIS
5 37 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 30 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
7 27 (1.04%) SAS
8 22 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
9 21 (0.81%) Apache
10 20 (0.77%) CMS
11 19 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
12 15 (0.58%) Apache Spark
13 13 (0.50%) CICS
14 12 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.35%) Umbraco
16 8 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (0.31%) MQSeries
16 8 (0.31%) Tomcat
17 7 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 486 (18.68%) Microsoft Office
2 217 (8.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 65 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (2.19%) Microsoft Project
5 55 (2.11%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.69%) Photoshop
6 18 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.27%) Adobe XD
8 4 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
8 4 (0.15%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.15%) Moqups
9 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.12%) Simulink
9 3 (0.12%) Stateflow
9 3 (0.12%) TargetLink
10 1 (0.038%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 91 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (2.23%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
4 16 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
5 15 (0.58%) NetSuite
6 9 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 7 (0.27%) Movex
7 7 (0.27%) SAP BPC
8 6 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.23%) Raiser's Edge
9 5 (0.19%) iTrent
9 5 (0.19%) Primavera
10 4 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
10 4 (0.15%) Visualfiles
11 3 (0.12%) Line 50
11 3 (0.12%) Line 500
11 3 (0.12%) Maximo
11 3 (0.12%) SAP R/3
12 2 (0.077%) Dynamics GP
12 2 (0.077%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 827 (31.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 507 (19.49%) Office 365
3 366 (14.07%) Amazon AWS
4 124 (4.77%) Power Platform
5 112 (4.30%) SaaS
6 107 (4.11%) IaaS
7 92 (3.54%) PaaS
8 85 (3.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 85 (3.27%) Dynamics 365
9 57 (2.19%) Serverless
10 36 (1.38%) GitHub
11 30 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 23 (0.88%) PowerApps
13 21 (0.81%) OneDrive
14 19 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
14 19 (0.73%) Azure Stack
15 15 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
15 15 (0.58%) Azure Functions
16 13 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
17 12 (0.46%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 211 (8.11%) DNS
2 198 (7.61%) Firewall
3 170 (6.53%) DHCP
4 119 (4.57%) TCP/IP
5 98 (3.77%) SAN
6 96 (3.69%) WAN
7 81 (3.11%) Skype
8 80 (3.07%) Internet
8 80 (3.07%) LAN
9 65 (2.50%) VLAN
10 63 (2.42%) Network Security
11 61 (2.34%) Wireless
12 55 (2.11%) NAS
13 50 (1.92%) Unified Communications
13 50 (1.92%) VPN
14 49 (1.88%) VoIP
15 33 (1.27%) Modbus
15 33 (1.27%) RS-485
16 32 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
17 30 (1.15%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 708 (27.21%) SQL Server
2 178 (6.84%) Data Warehouse
3 161 (6.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 154 (5.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 113 (4.34%) Power BI
6 90 (3.46%) Relational Database
7 84 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 81 (3.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 51 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
10 47 (1.81%) Azure SQL Database
11 46 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
12 45 (1.73%) SQL Server 2014
13 42 (1.61%) QlikView
14 38 (1.46%) OLAP
15 37 (1.42%) Hadoop
16 36 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
17 34 (1.31%) MySQL
17 34 (1.31%) NoSQL
18 32 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
18 32 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 246 (9.45%) Visual Studio
2 174 (6.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 136 (5.23%) Git (software)
4 77 (2.96%) Jenkins
5 51 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
6 50 (1.92%) Subversion
7 41 (1.58%) Maven
7 41 (1.58%) Selenium
8 39 (1.50%) Robot Framework
9 37 (1.42%) JIRA
10 30 (1.15%) TeamCity
11 22 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 15 (0.58%) Visual Studio Code
13 13 (0.50%) webpack
14 12 (0.46%) Ranorex
15 11 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
16 10 (0.38%) Balsamiq
16 10 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
17 9 (0.35%) git-flow
18 7 (0.27%) GitLab
General
1 289 (11.11%) Finance
2 170 (6.53%) Retail
3 147 (5.65%) Manufacturing
4 145 (5.57%) Marketing
5 63 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 34 (1.31%) Legal
7 33 (1.27%) Electronics
8 26 (1.00%) Games
9 19 (0.73%) Banking
10 17 (0.65%) Aerospace
11 16 (0.61%) Back Office
12 15 (0.58%) Automotive
13 11 (0.42%) Law
14 8 (0.31%) Local Government
15 7 (0.27%) Publishing
16 6 (0.23%) Billing
17 5 (0.19%) Advertising
18 4 (0.15%) Mandarin Language
18 4 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
19 3 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 615 (23.64%) Developer
2 411 (15.80%) Analyst
3 236 (9.07%) Architect
4 212 (8.15%) .NET Developer
5 201 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 152 (5.84%) C# Developer
7 143 (5.50%) Software Developer
8 118 (4.53%) C# .NET Developer
9 117 (4.50%) Consultant
10 115 (4.42%) Support Analyst
11 113 (4.34%) Support Engineer
12 104 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 102 (3.92%) Senior Developer
14 96 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
15 87 (3.34%) IT Support
16 84 (3.23%) IT Engineer
17 71 (2.73%) Service Analyst
18 70 (2.69%) Software Engineer
19 65 (2.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
20 64 (2.46%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 606 (23.29%) .NET
2 303 (11.64%) ASP.NET
3 302 (11.61%) HTML
4 238 (9.15%) CSS
5 231 (8.88%) Web Services
6 162 (6.23%) HTML5
7 149 (5.73%) .NET Framework
8 131 (5.03%) jQuery
9 126 (4.84%) ASP.NET Web API
10 123 (4.73%) AngularJS
11 112 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 107 (4.11%) Spring
13 93 (3.57%) XML
14 74 (2.84%) React
15 73 (2.81%) .NET Core
16 68 (2.61%) Node.js
17 66 (2.54%) CSS3
17 66 (2.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 61 (2.34%) JSON
19 58 (2.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 314 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 200 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 190 (7.30%) Self-Motivation
4 103 (3.96%) Management Information System
5 85 (3.27%) Driving Licence
6 82 (3.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 77 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
8 76 (2.92%) Public Cloud
9 65 (2.50%) User Experience
10 53 (2.04%) Clustering
11 37 (1.42%) Virtual Team
12 35 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
12 35 (1.35%) Mobile App
13 33 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
14 27 (1.04%) CAN bus
15 26 (1.00%) Replication
16 25 (0.96%) NHS
17 24 (0.92%) EPoS
18 21 (0.81%) Fintech
19 18 (0.69%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 899 (34.55%) Windows
2 391 (15.03%) Windows Server
3 267 (10.26%) Linux
4 207 (7.96%) Windows 10
5 162 (6.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 131 (5.03%) Windows 7
7 100 (3.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 77 (2.96%) Android
9 74 (2.84%) Apple iOS
10 67 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 63 (2.42%) Windows 8
12 41 (1.58%) Unix
13 27 (1.04%) FreeRTOS
14 17 (0.65%) Windows XP
15 14 (0.54%) CentOS
16 10 (0.38%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.35%) AIX
18 8 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 7 (0.27%) Windows Vista
20 6 (0.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 624 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
2 414 (15.91%) ITIL
3 392 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
4 289 (11.11%) Project Management
5 269 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
6 234 (8.99%) MVC
7 232 (8.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 214 (8.22%) Service Management
9 210 (8.07%) Presales
10 207 (7.96%) Scrum
11 188 (7.23%) DevOps
12 183 (7.03%) Software Engineering
13 173 (6.65%) Service Delivery
14 152 (5.84%) Data Protection
15 146 (5.61%) Computer Science
16 136 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
17 135 (5.19%) CRM
18 132 (5.07%) ERP
19 121 (4.65%) Unit Testing
20 117 (4.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 770 (29.59%) SQL
2 597 (22.94%) C#
3 350 (13.45%) JavaScript
4 238 (9.15%) T-SQL
5 223 (8.57%) PowerShell
6 171 (6.57%) Java
7 102 (3.92%) Python
8 90 (3.46%) VB.NET
9 88 (3.38%) C
10 50 (1.92%) PL/SQL
11 46 (1.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 45 (1.73%) C++
13 35 (1.35%) R
14 34 (1.31%) VBA
15 27 (1.04%) TypeScript
16 26 (1.00%) Bash Shell
16 26 (1.00%) Ruby
17 25 (0.96%) VBScript
18 22 (0.85%) VB
19 20 (0.77%) Perl
Qualifications
1 326 (12.53%) Degree
2 285 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 155 (5.96%) MCSE
4 118 (4.53%) Security Cleared
5 111 (4.27%) MCSA
6 90 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
7 85 (3.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 62 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
9 59 (2.27%) CCNP
10 55 (2.11%) SC Cleared
11 47 (1.81%) CCNA
12 46 (1.77%) MCP
13 43 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
14 40 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
15 32 (1.23%) MCITP
16 27 (1.04%) Master's Degree
17 26 (1.00%) CCA
18 25 (0.96%) ISTQB
19 23 (0.88%) PMI Certification
20 17 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (6.15%) GDPR
2 150 (5.76%) SLA
3 109 (4.19%) QA
4 47 (1.81%) PMO
5 38 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 31 (1.19%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.54%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
9 9 (0.35%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.23%) COBIT
11 6 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (0.19%) HL7
13 4 (0.15%) IEC 62304
13 4 (0.15%) ISO 26262
13 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.15%) JTAG
13 4 (0.15%) MISRA
14 3 (0.12%) HAZOP
14 3 (0.12%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 643 (24.71%) Active Directory
2 298 (11.45%) Hyper-V
3 276 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 99 (3.80%) Docker
5 88 (3.38%) XenApp
6 67 (2.57%) XenDesktop
7 54 (2.08%) Firmware
8 40 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
9 38 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
10 35 (1.35%) vSphere
11 27 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
12 25 (0.96%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 16 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
14 14 (0.54%) BitLocker
15 7 (0.27%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.23%) KVM
17 5 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
17 5 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
18 3 (0.12%) NLBS
18 3 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 226 (8.69%) SCCM
2 65 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 51 (1.96%) Ansible
4 50 (1.92%) Kubernetes
5 44 (1.69%) SCVMM
6 42 (1.61%) SCOM
7 38 (1.46%) Terraform
8 37 (1.42%) WSUS
9 33 (1.27%) Puppet
10 31 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
11 27 (1.04%) SCOrch
12 19 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
13 18 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
14 17 (0.65%) FortiGate
14 17 (0.65%) XenMobile
15 14 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
16 13 (0.50%) Backup Exec
16 13 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 13 (0.50%) NetBackup
17 12 (0.46%) MIIS
Vendors
1 453 (17.41%) VMware
2 227 (8.72%) Cisco
3 223 (8.57%) Citrix
4 127 (4.88%) Oracle
5 107 (4.11%) Dell
5 107 (4.11%) HP
6 86 (3.31%) IBM
7 61 (2.34%) McAfee
8 58 (2.23%) NetApp
9 56 (2.15%) Tableau
10 53 (2.04%) SAP
11 49 (1.88%) Apple
12 47 (1.81%) CheckPoint
13 46 (1.77%) Google
14 45 (1.73%) Symantec
14 45 (1.73%) Veeam
15 40 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
16 37 (1.42%) Remedy
17 32 (1.23%) ServiceNow
18 30 (1.15%) Forcepoint