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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 August 2022 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 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,829 2,154 1,112
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 23.57% 22.40% 23.19%
As % of the Vendors category 53.70% 50.47% 49.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,740 1,576 886
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,000 £54,688
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
% 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 5,268 4,268 2,248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 43.89% 44.39% 46.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3,269 3,177 1,796
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,625 £35,000 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +4.55%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - - +10.00%

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 August 2022.

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 August 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands +1 1,932 £46,000 +2.22% 302
East Midlands +1 889 £45,000 +12.50% 181
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, 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 1,239 (43.80%) Azure
2 910 (32.17%) Social Skills
3 855 (30.22%) Agile
4 727 (25.70%) SQL
5 711 (25.13%) Windows
6 657 (23.22%) SQL Server
7 607 (21.46%) Microsoft Office
8 555 (19.62%) .NET
9 529 (18.70%) C#
10 520 (18.38%) Microsoft 365
11 516 (18.24%) Active Directory
12 490 (17.32%) DevOps
13 443 (15.66%) JavaScript
14 439 (15.52%) AWS
15 438 (15.48%) ITIL
16 431 (15.24%) Finance
17 396 (14.00%) Customer Service
18 394 (13.93%) Degree
19 383 (13.54%) Problem-Solving
20 372 (13.15%) Windows Server
21 340 (12.02%) HTML
22 325 (11.49%) CSS
23 322 (11.38%) Mentoring
24 318 (11.24%) VMware
25 303 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
25 303 (10.71%) .NET Core
26 292 (10.32%) Azure DevOps
26 292 (10.32%) Microsoft Excel
27 287 (10.14%) MVC
28 283 (10.00%) React

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
1 234 (8.27%) SharePoint
2 100 (3.53%) MS Exchange
3 70 (2.47%) Confluence
4 53 (1.87%) IIS
5 31 (1.10%) CMS
6 23 (0.81%) ThingWorx
7 21 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
8 17 (0.60%) MS Project Server
9 16 (0.57%) ArcGIS
9 16 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (0.57%) Umbraco
9 16 (0.57%) WebSphere
10 15 (0.53%) Skype for Business
11 12 (0.42%) GlassFish
12 11 (0.39%) Apache Spark
12 11 (0.39%) JBoss
13 9 (0.32%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.25%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 607 (21.46%) Microsoft Office
2 292 (10.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 107 (3.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 75 (2.65%) Microsoft Project
5 34 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 28 (0.99%) CATIA
7 24 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.28%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.14%) Abaqus
10 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.071%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.035%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.035%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.035%) InDesign
12 1 (0.035%) Maya
12 1 (0.035%) Simulink
12 1 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 63 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.32%) Teamcenter
4 8 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.14%) Maximo
5 4 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.11%) ENOVIA
6 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.071%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.035%) Exstream
8 1 (0.035%) IBM Planning Analytics
8 1 (0.035%) Odoo
8 1 (0.035%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.035%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.035%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.035%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.035%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.035%) Scribe Insight
8 1 (0.035%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,239 (43.80%) Azure
2 520 (18.38%) Microsoft 365
3 439 (15.52%) AWS
4 292 (10.32%) Azure DevOps
5 259 (9.16%) Power Platform
6 254 (8.98%) Serverless
7 201 (7.10%) Azure Functions
8 194 (6.86%) Azure Service Bus
9 165 (5.83%) Dynamics 365
10 138 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
11 133 (4.70%) SaaS
12 103 (3.64%) GCP
13 70 (2.47%) OneDrive
14 64 (2.26%) IaaS
15 55 (1.94%) PaaS
16 54 (1.91%) PowerApps
17 46 (1.63%) Azure Data Factory
18 41 (1.45%) GitHub
19 32 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
20 28 (0.99%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 181 (6.40%) DNS
2 172 (6.08%) Firewall
3 152 (5.37%) DHCP
4 129 (4.56%) WAN
5 120 (4.24%) TCP/IP
6 112 (3.96%) SAN
7 108 (3.82%) LAN
8 87 (3.08%) VPN
9 70 (2.47%) Internet
10 50 (1.77%) Wireless
11 47 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
12 41 (1.45%) SSL
13 39 (1.38%) VLAN
14 33 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
15 31 (1.10%) FTP
16 29 (1.03%) HTTP
17 28 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
18 27 (0.95%) Cisco ISE
18 27 (0.95%) Remote Desktop
19 26 (0.92%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 657 (23.22%) SQL Server
2 146 (5.16%) Power BI
3 91 (3.22%) Big Data
3 91 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
4 78 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 57 (2.01%) NoSQL
6 56 (1.98%) Relational Database
7 54 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
8 52 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 50 (1.77%) Tableau
10 43 (1.52%) Data Lake
11 40 (1.41%) MySQL
12 38 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
13 28 (0.99%) MongoDB
13 28 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 23 (0.81%) GIS
15 20 (0.71%) Spatial Data
16 18 (0.64%) RDBMS
17 17 (0.60%) DynamoDB
17 17 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 259 (9.16%) Git (software)
2 203 (7.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 186 (6.57%) JIRA
4 65 (2.30%) JMeter
5 56 (1.98%) Jenkins
6 55 (1.94%) Zephyr
7 54 (1.91%) Rational Quality Manager
8 43 (1.52%) Visual Studio
9 31 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 23 (0.81%) Bitbucket
10 23 (0.81%) Selenium
11 22 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
12 21 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
13 18 (0.64%) JUnit
13 18 (0.64%) Mockito
14 16 (0.57%) Maven
15 15 (0.53%) Gradle
16 14 (0.49%) TeamCity
17 13 (0.46%) Subversion
18 12 (0.42%) LoadRunner
General
1 910 (32.17%) Social Skills
2 431 (15.24%) Finance
3 303 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 215 (7.60%) Manufacturing
5 135 (4.77%) Automotive
6 132 (4.67%) Law
7 108 (3.82%) Public Sector
8 98 (3.46%) Legal
9 96 (3.39%) Marketing
10 95 (3.36%) Games
11 83 (2.93%) Retail
12 80 (2.83%) Presentation Skills
13 76 (2.69%) Organisational Skills
14 54 (1.91%) Banking
15 43 (1.52%) Influencing Skills
15 43 (1.52%) Telecoms
16 38 (1.34%) Advertising
17 35 (1.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 30 (1.06%) Aerospace
18 30 (1.06%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 523 (18.49%) Developer
2 370 (13.08%) Analyst
3 214 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 174 (6.15%) .NET Developer
5 156 (5.51%) Architect
6 151 (5.34%) IT Engineer
7 126 (4.45%) Senior Developer
8 113 (3.99%) IT Manager
9 112 (3.96%) Software Developer
10 101 (3.57%) Support Engineer
11 96 (3.39%) Support Analyst
12 93 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
13 92 (3.25%) Project Manager
14 89 (3.15%) Senior .NET Developer
15 88 (3.11%) IT Support
16 72 (2.55%) Administrator
17 70 (2.47%) Service Analyst
18 69 (2.44%) Consultant
18 69 (2.44%) Trainee
19 68 (2.40%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 555 (19.62%) .NET
2 340 (12.02%) HTML
3 325 (11.49%) CSS
4 303 (10.71%) .NET Core
5 283 (10.00%) React
6 257 (9.08%) .NET Framework
7 248 (8.77%) jQuery
8 231 (8.17%) Entity Framework
9 212 (7.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 121 (4.28%) ASP.NET
11 99 (3.50%) AngularJS
12 90 (3.18%) Spring
13 89 (3.15%) XML
14 82 (2.90%) RESTful
15 69 (2.44%) REST
16 67 (2.37%) JSON
17 64 (2.26%) SOAP
18 61 (2.16%) Web Services
19 54 (1.91%) Node.js
20 35 (1.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 181 (6.40%) Self-Motivation
2 135 (4.77%) Driving Licence
3 127 (4.49%) Data Centre
4 90 (3.18%) Management Information System
5 78 (2.76%) Algorithms
6 75 (2.65%) Virtual Team
7 70 (2.47%) Public Cloud
8 68 (2.40%) Social Media
9 65 (2.30%) Clustering
10 37 (1.31%) IoT
11 34 (1.20%) User Experience
12 29 (1.03%) Housing Association
13 26 (0.92%) iPad
14 25 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
15 23 (0.81%) Augmented Reality
15 23 (0.81%) Industrial Internet of Things
16 22 (0.78%) Replication
17 21 (0.74%) Cloud Native
17 21 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
17 21 (0.74%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 711 (25.13%) Windows
2 372 (13.15%) Windows Server
3 224 (7.92%) Android
4 208 (7.35%) Apple iOS
5 206 (7.28%) Windows 10
6 169 (5.97%) Linux
7 116 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 108 (3.82%) Windows Server 2016
9 97 (3.43%) Windows Server 2019
10 55 (1.94%) Unix
11 53 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 40 (1.41%) Windows 7
13 29 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (0.64%) Mac OS
15 14 (0.49%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.35%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.32%) CentOS
17 9 (0.32%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
19 7 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 855 (30.22%) Agile
2 490 (17.32%) DevOps
3 438 (15.48%) ITIL
4 396 (14.00%) Customer Service
5 383 (13.54%) Problem-Solving
6 322 (11.38%) Mentoring
7 287 (10.14%) MVC
8 269 (9.51%) Analytics
8 269 (9.51%) User Stories
9 240 (8.48%) Coaching
10 235 (8.31%) Process Improvement
11 234 (8.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 231 (8.17%) Cybersecurity
13 222 (7.85%) Product Roadmap
14 213 (7.53%) Project Management
15 209 (7.39%) Project Delivery
16 207 (7.32%) Unit Testing
17 198 (7.00%) Dependency Injection
18 175 (6.19%) Scrum
19 170 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 727 (25.70%) SQL
2 529 (18.70%) C#
3 443 (15.66%) JavaScript
4 243 (8.59%) PowerShell
5 222 (7.85%) Java
6 217 (7.67%) Python
7 116 (4.10%) T-SQL
8 82 (2.90%) C
9 46 (1.63%) VB
10 43 (1.52%) TypeScript
11 42 (1.48%) VBA
12 38 (1.34%) C++
13 25 (0.88%) PL/SQL
13 25 (0.88%) VB.NET
13 25 (0.88%) VBScript
14 24 (0.85%) Bash
14 24 (0.85%) PHP
15 16 (0.57%) Shell Script
16 15 (0.53%) XAML
17 14 (0.49%) R
Qualifications
1 394 (13.93%) Degree
2 166 (5.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 125 (4.42%) Azure Certification
4 110 (3.89%) AWS Certification
5 94 (3.32%) Security Cleared
6 74 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
7 67 (2.37%) SC Cleared
8 66 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
9 57 (2.01%) CCNA
10 53 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
11 49 (1.73%) MCSE
12 34 (1.20%) HNC
13 26 (0.92%) MCSA
14 25 (0.88%) MCP
15 24 (0.85%) CCNP
15 24 (0.85%) CISSP
16 23 (0.81%) A+ Certification
16 23 (0.81%) PMI Certification
17 19 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 17 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (8.17%) QA
2 194 (6.86%) SLA
3 46 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 42 (1.48%) GDPR
5 41 (1.45%) PMO
6 29 (1.03%) Data Quality
7 25 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
8 16 (0.57%) Accessibility
9 13 (0.46%) NIST
10 11 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 10 (0.35%) PCI DSS
12 8 (0.28%) AUTOSAR
13 6 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.18%) JSP 440
15 4 (0.14%) ISO 9001
16 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 1 (0.035%) COSHH
17 1 (0.035%) GPG13
17 1 (0.035%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 516 (18.24%) Active Directory
2 216 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 135 (4.77%) Hyper-V
4 51 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
5 49 (1.73%) Docker
6 45 (1.59%) vSphere
7 19 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (0.67%) XenApp
8 15 (0.53%) XenDesktop
9 13 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
10 11 (0.39%) NFS
10 11 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.21%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.18%) Postfix
15 3 (0.11%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 270 (9.54%) Terraform
2 145 (5.13%) SCCM
3 104 (3.68%) Microsoft Intune
4 87 (3.08%) Ansible
5 79 (2.79%) Kubernetes
6 56 (1.98%) HP ALM
7 54 (1.91%) HP Quality Center
8 47 (1.66%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 37 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
10 33 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
10 33 (1.17%) WSUS
11 27 (0.95%) vCenter Server
12 21 (0.74%) VxRail
13 20 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
14 19 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
15 18 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
16 17 (0.60%) Jamf Pro
17 14 (0.49%) SCOM
18 13 (0.46%) Nessus
19 12 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 318 (11.24%) VMware
2 236 (8.34%) Cisco
3 191 (6.75%) Xamarin
4 134 (4.74%) Salesforce.com
5 128 (4.52%) Oracle
6 126 (4.45%) HP
7 125 (4.42%) Google
8 120 (4.24%) ServiceNow
9 118 (4.17%) Citrix
10 106 (3.75%) IBM
11 94 (3.32%) Apple
12 91 (3.22%) Dell
13 67 (2.37%) Adobe
14 59 (2.09%) SAP
15 57 (2.01%) Veeam
16 51 (1.80%) SolarWinds
17 39 (1.38%) Red Hat
18 35 (1.24%) Meraki
18 35 (1.24%) Symantec
19 32 (1.13%) CheckPoint