Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,619 2,939 2,824
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.74% 21.93% 18.77%
As % of the Vendors category 47.89% 46.47% 43.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2,219 2,413 2,353
Midlands median annual salary £40,853 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.13% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 5,469 6,324 6,507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 47.49% 47.19% 43.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4,410 4,765 5,157
Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,235 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,350
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 0 1,594 £43,620 +9.05% 412
East Midlands 0 1,019 £38,500 -3.75% 247
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 929 (35.47%) Windows
2 878 (33.52%) Azure
3 758 (28.94%) SQL
4 724 (27.64%) Active Directory
5 706 (26.96%) SQL Server
6 628 (23.98%) .NET
7 583 (22.26%) Agile Software Development
8 573 (21.88%) C#
9 567 (21.65%) Office 365
10 488 (18.63%) Microsoft Office
11 466 (17.79%) VMware
12 448 (17.11%) Windows Server
13 396 (15.12%) ITIL
14 392 (14.97%) Problem-Solving
15 338 (12.91%) ASP.NET
16 336 (12.83%) JavaScript
17 319 (12.18%) Hyper-V
18 305 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
19 304 (11.61%) Finance
20 298 (11.38%) AWS
21 291 (11.11%) MS Exchange
22 283 (10.81%) HTML
23 279 (10.65%) CSS
24 264 (10.08%) Windows 10
25 257 (9.81%) Firewall
26 256 (9.77%) Degree
27 248 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
28 247 (9.43%) Citrix
29 241 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
30 231 (8.82%) T-SQL

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
1 291 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 221 (8.44%) SharePoint
3 88 (3.36%) IIS
4 70 (2.67%) Skype for Business
5 61 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 42 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 26 (0.99%) Confluence
7 26 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
8 21 (0.80%) Apache
9 19 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (0.53%) ArcGIS
11 13 (0.50%) CMS
11 13 (0.50%) Umbraco
12 12 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
13 11 (0.42%) CICS
13 11 (0.42%) SAS
14 10 (0.38%) Apache Spark
15 9 (0.34%) IBM Notes
16 8 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 488 (18.63%) Microsoft Office
2 205 (7.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 93 (3.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 42 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 36 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.61%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.46%) S-PLUS
7 12 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.38%) Adobe XD
9 9 (0.34%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.15%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.15%) Moqups
11 2 (0.076%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.038%) Autodesk Inventor
12 1 (0.038%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.038%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 57 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (2.06%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.46%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 6 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 5 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.19%) Visualfiles
8 4 (0.15%) Line 50
8 4 (0.15%) Line 500
8 4 (0.15%) Maximo
8 4 (0.15%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.15%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.11%) OPENHousing
9 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
9 3 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 878 (33.52%) Azure
2 567 (21.65%) Office 365
3 298 (11.38%) AWS
4 114 (4.35%) Power Platform
5 107 (4.09%) PaaS
6 105 (4.01%) Dynamics 365
7 104 (3.97%) IaaS
8 93 (3.55%) Azure Active Directory
9 78 (2.98%) SaaS
10 59 (2.25%) Serverless
11 34 (1.30%) GCP
12 24 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
12 24 (0.92%) Azure Functions
13 23 (0.88%) GitHub
14 20 (0.76%) G Suite
15 19 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
16 15 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
17 14 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
17 14 (0.53%) AWS IoT
18 13 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 257 (9.81%) Firewall
2 222 (8.48%) DNS
3 188 (7.18%) DHCP
4 169 (6.45%) WAN
5 152 (5.80%) LAN
6 113 (4.31%) SAN
7 110 (4.20%) Internet
8 105 (4.01%) TCP/IP
9 91 (3.47%) VPN
10 68 (2.60%) VLAN
11 67 (2.56%) Wireless
12 62 (2.37%) NAS
13 55 (2.10%) Skype
14 48 (1.83%) VoIP
15 46 (1.76%) Remote Desktop
16 44 (1.68%) Unified Communications
17 37 (1.41%) Network Security
18 35 (1.34%) Intrusion Detection
19 31 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
20 29 (1.11%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 706 (26.96%) SQL Server
2 190 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 179 (6.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 146 (5.57%) Data Warehouse
5 105 (4.01%) Power BI
6 98 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 75 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 73 (2.79%) Relational Database
9 53 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
10 52 (1.99%) MySQL
11 37 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
12 34 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
13 33 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
13 33 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
14 31 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
14 31 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
15 28 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
16 23 (0.88%) OLAP
16 23 (0.88%) QlikView
17 22 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 168 (6.41%) Visual Studio
2 143 (5.46%) Git (software)
3 107 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 77 (2.94%) JIRA
5 65 (2.48%) Jenkins
6 56 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
7 51 (1.95%) Selenium
8 39 (1.49%) Subversion
9 26 (0.99%) TeamCity
10 17 (0.65%) MSI
11 16 (0.61%) Visual Studio Code
12 13 (0.50%) SoapUI
12 13 (0.50%) webpack
13 12 (0.46%) git-flow
14 11 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 10 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
16 9 (0.34%) Balsamiq
17 8 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
18 7 (0.27%) Maven
18 7 (0.27%) Metasploit
General
1 304 (11.61%) Finance
2 177 (6.76%) Retail
3 145 (5.54%) Public Sector
4 98 (3.74%) Manufacturing
5 95 (3.63%) Marketing
6 65 (2.48%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.03%) Legal
8 22 (0.84%) Aerospace
9 21 (0.80%) Law
10 18 (0.69%) Games
11 16 (0.61%) Automotive
11 16 (0.61%) Banking
11 16 (0.61%) Electronics
11 16 (0.61%) Local Government
12 10 (0.38%) Back Office
12 10 (0.38%) French Language
13 9 (0.34%) Social Housing
14 7 (0.27%) Publishing
15 6 (0.23%) German Language
16 5 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 608 (23.21%) Developer
2 391 (14.93%) Analyst
3 225 (8.59%) .NET Developer
4 196 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 174 (6.64%) Consultant
6 169 (6.45%) Architect
7 147 (5.61%) Support Engineer
8 137 (5.23%) Support Analyst
9 127 (4.85%) C# Developer
10 122 (4.66%) IT Support
11 113 (4.31%) Senior Developer
12 112 (4.28%) Software Developer
13 104 (3.97%) IT Engineer
14 90 (3.44%) C# .NET Developer
15 88 (3.36%) Administrator
16 84 (3.21%) IT Analyst
17 74 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
18 72 (2.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 62 (2.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 62 (2.37%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 628 (23.98%) .NET
2 338 (12.91%) ASP.NET
3 283 (10.81%) HTML
4 279 (10.65%) CSS
5 194 (7.41%) Web Services
6 179 (6.83%) .NET Framework
7 157 (5.99%) jQuery
8 133 (5.08%) AngularJS
9 127 (4.85%) HTML5
10 123 (4.70%) ASP.NET Web API
11 101 (3.86%) .NET Core
12 96 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC
13 76 (2.90%) XML
14 72 (2.75%) Ajax
14 72 (2.75%) WCF
15 71 (2.71%) CSS3
16 63 (2.41%) Node.js
17 61 (2.33%) React
18 56 (2.14%) Entity Framework
19 54 (2.06%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 248 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 190 (7.25%) Data Centre
3 170 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
4 122 (4.66%) Management Information System
5 84 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
6 83 (3.17%) Driving Licence
7 65 (2.48%) Public Cloud
8 55 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
9 54 (2.06%) User Experience
10 38 (1.45%) EPoS
10 38 (1.45%) Virtual Team
11 35 (1.34%) Mobile App
12 32 (1.22%) Replication
13 23 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
14 22 (0.84%) Clustering
14 22 (0.84%) NHS
15 20 (0.76%) Algorithms
15 20 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
15 20 (0.76%) Smartphone
16 19 (0.73%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 929 (35.47%) Windows
2 448 (17.11%) Windows Server
3 264 (10.08%) Windows 10
4 221 (8.44%) Linux
5 179 (6.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 125 (4.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 122 (4.66%) Windows 7
8 72 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 57 (2.18%) Apple iOS
9 57 (2.18%) Unix
10 48 (1.83%) Android
10 48 (1.83%) Windows 8
11 31 (1.18%) Windows XP
12 20 (0.76%) Windows Vista
13 18 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (0.61%) CentOS
15 12 (0.46%) Mac OS
15 12 (0.46%) Windows 2000
16 11 (0.42%) AIX
17 9 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 583 (22.26%) Agile Software Development
2 396 (15.12%) ITIL
3 392 (14.97%) Problem-Solving
4 241 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
5 214 (8.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 210 (8.02%) MVC
7 195 (7.45%) Project Management
8 192 (7.33%) DevOps
9 162 (6.19%) Scrum
10 156 (5.96%) Mentoring
11 152 (5.80%) Service Management
12 151 (5.77%) Migration
13 144 (5.50%) Change Management
14 139 (5.31%) Project Delivery
15 138 (5.27%) Computer Science
16 129 (4.93%) Presales
17 122 (4.66%) Service Delivery
18 116 (4.43%) Web Development
19 113 (4.31%) ERP
20 106 (4.05%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 758 (28.94%) SQL
2 573 (21.88%) C#
3 336 (12.83%) JavaScript
4 231 (8.82%) T-SQL
5 228 (8.71%) PowerShell
6 88 (3.36%) Python
7 87 (3.32%) VB.NET
8 66 (2.52%) Java
9 43 (1.64%) C
10 39 (1.49%) PL/SQL
11 35 (1.34%) TypeScript
12 30 (1.15%) Bash Shell
13 29 (1.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 25 (0.95%) VBA
15 24 (0.92%) R
16 23 (0.88%) VB
16 23 (0.88%) VBScript
17 18 (0.69%) PHP
18 16 (0.61%) X++
19 13 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 256 (9.77%) Degree
2 223 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 80 (3.05%) MCSE
4 77 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 76 (2.90%) MCSA
6 62 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
7 58 (2.21%) MCP
7 58 (2.21%) Security Cleared
8 52 (1.99%) CCNA
9 35 (1.34%) CCNP
10 32 (1.22%) CISSP
10 32 (1.22%) SC Cleared
11 29 (1.11%) CISM
12 25 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
13 24 (0.92%) HND
13 24 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 21 (0.80%) CISA
14 21 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
15 20 (0.76%) ISEB
15 20 (0.76%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (6.19%) SLA
2 113 (4.31%) QA
3 45 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 40 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 33 (1.26%) GDPR
6 26 (0.99%) PMO
7 22 (0.84%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.69%) COBIT
9 9 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.23%) NEBOSH
11 5 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.19%) NIST
12 4 (0.15%) IEC 62304
12 4 (0.15%) ISO 26262
12 4 (0.15%) JTAG
12 4 (0.15%) MISRA
13 3 (0.11%) GPG13
13 3 (0.11%) HMG Infosec
13 3 (0.11%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 724 (27.64%) Active Directory
2 319 (12.18%) Hyper-V
3 305 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 108 (4.12%) XenApp
5 96 (3.67%) Docker
6 92 (3.51%) XenDesktop
7 51 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
8 37 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
9 36 (1.37%) vSphere
10 32 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 27 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
12 24 (0.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 24 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 20 (0.76%) Firmware
14 17 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
15 13 (0.50%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.27%) DFS Replication
17 6 (0.23%) VirtualBox
18 5 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
18 5 (0.19%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 226 (8.63%) SCCM
2 93 (3.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 57 (2.18%) Kubernetes
4 38 (1.45%) Ansible
5 35 (1.34%) Backup Exec
6 31 (1.18%) SCOM
7 30 (1.15%) Terraform
8 28 (1.07%) Puppet
9 25 (0.95%) WSUS
10 24 (0.92%) SCOrch
11 20 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
12 19 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
12 19 (0.73%) SCVMM
13 16 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
14 14 (0.53%) AirWatch
14 14 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 14 (0.53%) NetBackup
15 13 (0.50%) FortiGate
16 10 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
16 10 (0.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 466 (17.79%) VMware
2 247 (9.43%) Citrix
3 226 (8.63%) Cisco
4 145 (5.54%) Oracle
5 94 (3.59%) IBM
6 69 (2.63%) Dell
7 61 (2.33%) SAP
8 56 (2.14%) Veeam
9 55 (2.10%) Symantec
10 52 (1.99%) Apple
11 51 (1.95%) NetApp
12 50 (1.91%) HP
13 47 (1.79%) Google
14 40 (1.53%) CheckPoint
15 39 (1.49%) Cognos
16 34 (1.30%) McAfee
16 34 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
17 32 (1.22%) Avaya
18 31 (1.18%) Ivanti
18 31 (1.18%) SolarWinds