Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 7 8
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3,092 2,937 2,994
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 20.54% 17.63% 17.00%
As % of the Vendors category 43.85% 39.39% 37.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,523 2,385 2,727
Midlands median annual salary £38,750 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.65% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £59,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 7,051 7,457 7,912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 46.83% 44.77% 44.92%
Number of salaries quoted 5,477 5,532 6,405
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £61,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.60% +3.89% -

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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 2,131 £40,000 +6.67% 388
East Midlands 0 955 £37,500 -6.25% 262
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 1,030 (33.31%) Windows
2 959 (31.02%) SQL
3 934 (30.21%) SQL Server
4 759 (24.55%) .NET
5 740 (23.93%) C#
6 605 (19.57%) Active Directory
7 557 (18.01%) Windows Server
8 551 (17.82%) VMware
9 510 (16.49%) ITIL
10 506 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
11 494 (15.98%) Microsoft Azure
12 487 (15.75%) Microsoft Office
13 448 (14.49%) JavaScript
14 408 (13.20%) HTML
15 402 (13.00%) Finance
16 384 (12.42%) CSS
17 372 (12.03%) Office 365
18 362 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
19 358 (11.58%) ASP.NET
20 335 (10.83%) MVC
21 333 (10.77%) Hyper-V
22 314 (10.16%) Microsoft Certification
23 303 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
24 286 (9.25%) Citrix
25 275 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 275 (8.89%) Degree
26 257 (8.31%) Project Management
26 257 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
27 256 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008
28 255 (8.25%) SharePoint

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
1 255 (8.25%) SharePoint
2 248 (8.02%) MS Exchange
3 121 (3.91%) IIS
4 98 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
5 92 (2.98%) Skype for Business
6 79 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 53 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 38 (1.23%) Apache
8 38 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 31 (1.00%) CMS
10 22 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
10 22 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
11 20 (0.65%) Tomcat
12 18 (0.58%) SAS
13 17 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
13 17 (0.55%) Umbraco
14 16 (0.52%) NServiceBus
14 16 (0.52%) Sitefinity
15 11 (0.36%) WordPress
16 10 (0.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 487 (15.75%) Microsoft Office
2 224 (7.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
4 49 (1.58%) MS Visio
5 47 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.32%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 8 (0.26%) InDesign
8 8 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.19%) Acrobat
10 5 (0.16%) SPSS
11 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.13%) CATIA
11 4 (0.13%) RoboHelp
11 4 (0.13%) Snagit
11 4 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.065%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.032%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 155 (5.01%) Dynamics AX
2 149 (4.82%) Dynamics NAV
3 134 (4.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 42 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 18 (0.58%) NetSuite
6 11 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.29%) BPCS
8 6 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
9 5 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.13%) ENOVIA
10 4 (0.13%) LabWindows
10 4 (0.13%) SAP EWM
10 4 (0.13%) SAP HCM
10 4 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
11 3 (0.097%) Cognos TM1
11 3 (0.097%) Oracle HRMS
11 3 (0.097%) Primavera
11 3 (0.097%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 494 (15.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 372 (12.03%) Office 365
3 141 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
4 118 (3.82%) Dynamics 365
5 63 (2.04%) IaaS
6 54 (1.75%) PaaS
7 48 (1.55%) SaaS
8 23 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
10 15 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
11 14 (0.45%) Serverless
12 13 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (0.36%) Bluemix
13 11 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
14 9 (0.29%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 8 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.26%) GitHub
15 8 (0.26%) Google Play
15 8 (0.26%) OneDrive
16 7 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 215 (6.95%) Firewall
2 154 (4.98%) SAN
3 143 (4.62%) DNS
4 127 (4.11%) LAN
5 125 (4.04%) WAN
6 116 (3.75%) TCP/IP
7 97 (3.14%) DHCP
8 70 (2.26%) Skype
9 55 (1.78%) NAS
10 51 (1.65%) Network Security
11 50 (1.62%) VPN
12 47 (1.52%) VLAN
13 44 (1.42%) Internet
13 44 (1.42%) NetScaler
14 38 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
15 33 (1.07%) Wireless
16 31 (1.00%) iSCSI
17 23 (0.74%) MPLS
18 20 (0.65%) Intranet
19 19 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 934 (30.21%) SQL Server
2 275 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 223 (7.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 134 (4.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 116 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
6 111 (3.59%) SQL Server 2014
7 94 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 90 (2.91%) Power BI
9 63 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
10 53 (1.71%) Relational Database
11 48 (1.55%) NoSQL
12 46 (1.49%) Big Data
13 42 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
14 37 (1.20%) MySQL
15 34 (1.10%) MongoDB
16 33 (1.07%) OLAP
17 31 (1.00%) Oracle Database
18 26 (0.84%) QlikView
19 24 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
20 23 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 165 (5.34%) Visual Studio
2 154 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 64 (2.07%) Git (software)
4 40 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
5 34 (1.10%) JIRA
6 31 (1.00%) TeamCity
7 21 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
8 19 (0.61%) NuGet
8 19 (0.61%) Selenium
9 16 (0.52%) Jenkins
10 14 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (0.36%) Android Studio
11 11 (0.36%) eCATT
11 11 (0.36%) LSMW
11 11 (0.36%) MorphX
11 11 (0.36%) MSI
12 10 (0.32%) JSUnit
13 8 (0.26%) Xcode
14 7 (0.23%) InstallShield
15 6 (0.19%) SoapUI
General
1 402 (13.00%) Finance
2 239 (7.73%) Retail
3 195 (6.31%) Advertising
4 147 (4.75%) Manufacturing
5 65 (2.10%) Marketing
6 54 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 44 (1.42%) Legal
8 34 (1.10%) Automotive
9 30 (0.97%) Banking
9 30 (0.97%) Games
10 27 (0.87%) Back Office
11 23 (0.74%) Publishing
12 21 (0.68%) Law
13 18 (0.58%) Billing
14 13 (0.42%) Local Government
15 11 (0.36%) Electronics
15 11 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.097%) Front Office
16 3 (0.097%) Investment Banking
17 2 (0.065%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 769 (24.87%) Developer
2 550 (17.79%) Analyst
3 306 (9.90%) .NET Developer
4 297 (9.61%) Consultant
5 210 (6.79%) C# Developer
5 210 (6.79%) Support Analyst
6 178 (5.76%) Support Engineer
7 165 (5.34%) C# .NET Developer
8 155 (5.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 130 (4.20%) Architect
10 125 (4.04%) IT Support
11 120 (3.88%) Senior Developer
12 114 (3.69%) Applications Support
13 110 (3.56%) SQL Developer
14 100 (3.23%) Project Manager
15 99 (3.20%) ASP.NET Developer
16 98 (3.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 95 (3.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 94 (3.04%) 1st Line Support
19 91 (2.94%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 759 (24.55%) .NET
2 408 (13.20%) HTML
3 384 (12.42%) CSS
4 358 (11.58%) ASP.NET
5 178 (5.76%) jQuery
6 165 (5.34%) Web Services
7 154 (4.98%) AngularJS
8 152 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 152 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web API
9 146 (4.72%) Entity Framework
10 139 (4.50%) .NET Framework
11 118 (3.82%) XML
12 104 (3.36%) WCF
13 96 (3.10%) HTML5
14 60 (1.94%) Ajax
15 57 (1.84%) CSS3
16 53 (1.71%) JSON
17 49 (1.58%) Node.js
18 43 (1.39%) SOAP
19 35 (1.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 257 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
2 223 (7.21%) Data Centre
3 106 (3.43%) Computer Science
4 86 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 77 (2.49%) Clustering
6 55 (1.78%) Driving Licence
7 52 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
8 46 (1.49%) User Experience
9 45 (1.46%) Public Cloud
10 44 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
11 39 (1.26%) Replication
12 30 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
13 29 (0.94%) Mobile App
14 26 (0.84%) NHS
15 25 (0.81%) Fintech
16 21 (0.68%) EPoS
17 19 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
18 17 (0.55%) Analytical Mindset
19 15 (0.49%) Client/Server
20 13 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,030 (33.31%) Windows
2 557 (18.01%) Windows Server
3 256 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 248 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 196 (6.34%) Windows 7
6 182 (5.89%) Windows 10
7 171 (5.53%) Linux
8 93 (3.01%) Windows 8
9 69 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 53 (1.71%) Unix
11 51 (1.65%) Android
12 38 (1.23%) Windows XP
13 36 (1.16%) Apple iOS
14 18 (0.58%) CentOS
15 15 (0.49%) Windows Vista
16 14 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
18 7 (0.23%) OS/400
19 6 (0.19%) AIX
19 6 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 510 (16.49%) ITIL
2 506 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
3 335 (10.83%) MVC
4 303 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
5 257 (8.31%) Project Management
6 187 (6.05%) CRM
7 179 (5.79%) ERP
8 174 (5.63%) Service Delivery
9 150 (4.85%) Service Management
10 148 (4.79%) Change Management
11 147 (4.75%) Presales
12 134 (4.33%) Web Development
13 129 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
13 129 (4.17%) SDLC
14 127 (4.11%) Test Automation
15 113 (3.65%) Scrum
16 110 (3.56%) Mentoring
17 109 (3.53%) Time Management
18 107 (3.46%) PRINCE2
19 106 (3.43%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 959 (31.02%) SQL
2 740 (23.93%) C#
3 448 (14.49%) JavaScript
4 194 (6.27%) PowerShell
5 182 (5.89%) T-SQL
6 96 (3.10%) VB.NET
7 82 (2.65%) Java
8 81 (2.62%) C
9 62 (2.01%) VB
10 50 (1.62%) VBScript
11 45 (1.46%) X++
12 44 (1.42%) PL/SQL
12 44 (1.42%) Python
13 37 (1.20%) C++
14 33 (1.07%) VBA
15 32 (1.03%) TypeScript
16 29 (0.94%) Bash Shell
17 23 (0.74%) PHP
18 22 (0.71%) ABAP
19 19 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 314 (10.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 275 (8.89%) Degree
3 148 (4.79%) MCSE
4 142 (4.59%) Security Cleared
5 108 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
6 103 (3.33%) SC Cleared
7 94 (3.04%) MCSA
8 81 (2.62%) MCP
9 80 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 75 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
11 66 (2.13%) CCNA
12 54 (1.75%) MCITP
13 53 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
14 39 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
15 38 (1.23%) CCNP
16 33 (1.07%) A+ Certification
17 29 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
18 28 (0.91%) CCA
18 28 (0.91%) CCENT
19 24 (0.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (5.43%) SLA
2 57 (1.84%) QA
3 28 (0.91%) PMO
4 26 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 18 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.36%) COBIT
8 9 (0.29%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (0.23%) GDPR
10 4 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.13%) WCAG
11 3 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.065%) TickIT
13 1 (0.032%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.032%) IEC 62304
13 1 (0.032%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.032%) ISO 26262
13 1 (0.032%) PMBOK
System Software
1 605 (19.57%) Active Directory
2 362 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 333 (10.77%) Hyper-V
4 87 (2.81%) XenApp
5 81 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
6 76 (2.46%) vSphere
7 47 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 47 (1.52%) XenDesktop
8 42 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
9 29 (0.94%) Docker
10 26 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
11 20 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 19 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
13 17 (0.55%) Terminal Services
14 9 (0.29%) VirtualBox
15 8 (0.26%) UAG
16 7 (0.23%) Firmware
17 6 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
17 6 (0.19%) XenServer
18 5 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 177 (5.72%) SCCM
2 55 (1.78%) SCOM
3 44 (1.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 42 (1.36%) WSUS
5 37 (1.20%) vCenter Server
6 35 (1.13%) Ansible
7 34 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
8 33 (1.07%) Backup Exec
8 33 (1.07%) SCVMM
9 30 (0.97%) Puppet
10 26 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
10 26 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 25 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
11 25 (0.81%) SCOrch
12 20 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 17 (0.55%) vMotion
14 12 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
14 12 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 12 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
15 11 (0.36%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 551 (17.82%) VMware
2 286 (9.25%) Citrix
3 206 (6.66%) Cisco
4 163 (5.27%) Oracle
5 110 (3.56%) SAP
6 88 (2.85%) HP
7 87 (2.81%) NetApp
8 66 (2.13%) Veeam
9 62 (2.01%) Dell
10 55 (1.78%) Capita
11 53 (1.71%) Sitecore
12 52 (1.68%) IBM
13 51 (1.65%) Apple
14 50 (1.62%) Remedy
15 48 (1.55%) Google
16 39 (1.26%) JD Edwards
16 39 (1.26%) Juniper
17 34 (1.10%) Xamarin
18 33 (1.07%) Red Hat
18 33 (1.07%) Tableau