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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 6 36 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.50% 31.86% 23.37%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 46.15% 34.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5 34 22
Median salary £40,000 £48,000 £48,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% -0.51%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,420 £40,000 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £78,500 £48,000 £76,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 24 78 125
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 50.00% 69.03% 67.93%
Number of salaries quoted 21 76 96
Median salary £60,000 £48,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -4.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (45.45%) Office 365
3 4 (36.36%) Presales
3 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
3 4 (36.36%) MCSE
3 4 (36.36%) MCSA
4 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
5 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) GIS
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 2 (18.18%) ERP
5 2 (18.18%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (9.09%) PKI
6 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
6 1 (9.09%) Windows
6 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
6 1 (9.09%) ISEB
6 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
6 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (9.09%) .NET
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
6 1 (9.09%) PMI

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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) IaaS
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) GIS
General
1 1 (9.09%) Billing
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Office 365 Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) CRM Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Junior
3 1 (9.09%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Portfolio Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Life Science
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Presales
3 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
4 2 (18.18%) ERP
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
5 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
5 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) QMS
5 1 (9.09%) Quality Management
5 1 (9.09%) Regulatory Compliance
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (36.36%) MCSA
2 4 (36.36%) MCSE
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) ISEB
4 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 13485
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
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