Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,322 1,193 2,261
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.16% 21.30% 21.70%
As % of the Vendors category 49.26% 47.02% 47.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,704 903 1,943
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - - +6.25%
75th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £66,150 £71,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% 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 4,714 2,537 4,779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 44.98% 45.30% 45.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3,352 1,935 3,958
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 25 January 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 25 January 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 0 1,540 £45,000 +5.88% 427
East Midlands +1 774 £42,000 +1.20% 264
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 866 (37.30%) Azure
2 772 (33.25%) Social Skills
3 671 (28.90%) Windows
4 591 (25.45%) SQL
5 528 (22.74%) Microsoft 365
6 522 (22.48%) SQL Server
7 466 (20.07%) Problem-Solving
8 465 (20.03%) Active Directory
9 461 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
10 428 (18.43%) C#
11 411 (17.70%) Microsoft Office
12 365 (15.72%) Power Platform
13 352 (15.16%) VMware
14 339 (14.60%) Windows Server
15 337 (14.51%) .NET
16 317 (13.65%) JavaScript
17 306 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
18 290 (12.49%) Business Intelligence
18 290 (12.49%) Finance
19 274 (11.80%) Power BI
20 256 (11.02%) Microsoft Excel
21 255 (10.98%) DevOps
22 247 (10.64%) ITIL
23 228 (9.82%) HTML
24 226 (9.73%) Python
25 225 (9.69%) Windows 10
26 224 (9.65%) AWS
27 222 (9.56%) Oracle
28 221 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
29 218 (9.39%) 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
1 218 (9.39%) SharePoint
2 90 (3.88%) MS Exchange
3 67 (2.89%) IIS
4 30 (1.29%) CMS
5 29 (1.25%) Confluence
6 18 (0.78%) Apache
7 14 (0.60%) Apache Spark
8 13 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (0.43%) Drupal
9 10 (0.43%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.34%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.30%) GlassFish
11 7 (0.30%) JBoss
11 7 (0.30%) Sitefinity
11 7 (0.30%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.30%) WordPress
12 6 (0.26%) Liferay
13 5 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.17%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 411 (17.70%) Microsoft Office
2 256 (11.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (2.58%) Microsoft Project
4 52 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.52%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 8 (0.34%) InDesign
8 8 (0.34%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
10 4 (0.17%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.086%) FileZilla
11 2 (0.086%) SPSS
12 1 (0.043%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.043%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.043%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 84 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
4 10 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (0.34%) Maximo
6 6 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.22%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.22%) SAP SD
7 5 (0.22%) Visualfiles
8 4 (0.17%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.13%) Sage 1000
9 3 (0.13%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.13%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.13%) Teamcenter
10 2 (0.086%) Line 50
10 2 (0.086%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.086%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 866 (37.30%) Azure
2 528 (22.74%) Microsoft 365
3 365 (15.72%) Power Platform
4 224 (9.65%) AWS
5 150 (6.46%) Dynamics 365
6 108 (4.65%) SaaS
7 91 (3.92%) IaaS
8 86 (3.70%) PaaS
9 82 (3.53%) Azure Active Directory
10 73 (3.14%) PowerApps
11 71 (3.06%) OneDrive
12 68 (2.93%) Azure Data Factory
13 41 (1.77%) Power Automate
14 35 (1.51%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 34 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
16 31 (1.34%) GitHub
17 28 (1.21%) GCP
18 23 (0.99%) Azure Logic Apps
18 23 (0.99%) Smartsheet
19 21 (0.90%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 154 (6.63%) DNS
2 133 (5.73%) Firewall
3 132 (5.68%) DHCP
4 108 (4.65%) WAN
5 94 (4.05%) LAN
6 89 (3.83%) VPN
7 59 (2.54%) TCP/IP
7 59 (2.54%) VoIP
8 47 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
9 38 (1.64%) SAN
9 38 (1.64%) VLAN
10 34 (1.46%) Wireless
11 31 (1.34%) Remote Desktop
12 24 (1.03%) WebEx
13 16 (0.69%) HTTP
13 16 (0.69%) Internet
14 14 (0.60%) NAS
14 14 (0.60%) Network Security
15 13 (0.56%) Intranet
16 12 (0.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 522 (22.48%) SQL Server
2 274 (11.80%) Power BI
3 208 (8.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 158 (6.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 127 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
6 90 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 61 (2.63%) Data Lake
8 53 (2.28%) Tableau
9 52 (2.24%) Relational Database
10 42 (1.81%) Azure SQL Database
11 37 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
12 33 (1.42%) NoSQL
13 28 (1.21%) Big Data
14 23 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
15 22 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
16 21 (0.90%) MySQL
16 21 (0.90%) Power Query
17 20 (0.86%) Oracle Database
17 20 (0.86%) Star Schema
18 15 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 94 (4.05%) Visual Studio
2 88 (3.79%) Git (software)
3 68 (2.93%) JIRA
4 26 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (0.90%) Jenkins
6 20 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 19 (0.82%) Selenium
8 17 (0.73%) NUnit
9 13 (0.56%) JUnit
10 11 (0.47%) Moq
11 9 (0.39%) Subversion
12 7 (0.30%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.30%) GitLab
12 7 (0.30%) Mockito
13 6 (0.26%) Gradle
13 6 (0.26%) Jasmine
13 6 (0.26%) MSTest
13 6 (0.26%) Postman
13 6 (0.26%) Visual Studio Code
13 6 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 772 (33.25%) Social Skills
2 306 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
3 290 (12.49%) Finance
4 155 (6.68%) Retail
5 133 (5.73%) Marketing
6 130 (5.60%) Manufacturing
7 118 (5.08%) Public Sector
8 111 (4.78%) Law
9 94 (4.05%) Organisational Skills
10 72 (3.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 70 (3.01%) Documentation Skills
12 58 (2.50%) Presentation Skills
13 55 (2.37%) Influencing Skills
14 48 (2.07%) Local Government
15 39 (1.68%) Telecoms
16 33 (1.42%) Automotive
17 32 (1.38%) Legal
18 28 (1.21%) Back Office
18 28 (1.21%) Digital Economy
19 26 (1.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 560 (24.12%) Developer
2 349 (15.03%) Analyst
3 194 (8.35%) Software Developer
4 157 (6.76%) Support Engineer
5 149 (6.42%) Consultant
6 136 (5.86%) IT Support
7 130 (5.60%) .NET Developer
8 128 (5.51%) Trainee
9 125 (5.38%) IT Engineer
10 123 (5.30%) Trainee Developer
11 116 (5.00%) Architect
12 114 (4.91%) Trainee Software Developer
13 106 (4.57%) Support Analyst
14 83 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 83 (3.57%) Senior Developer
15 71 (3.06%) Data Engineer
16 69 (2.97%) IT Support Engineer
17 65 (2.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 64 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
19 57 (2.45%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (14.51%) .NET
2 228 (9.82%) HTML
3 216 (9.30%) CSS
4 152 (6.55%) HTML5
5 137 (5.90%) ASP.NET
6 135 (5.81%) CSS3
7 119 (5.12%) AngularJS
8 115 (4.95%) .NET Framework
9 114 (4.91%) Java SE
10 87 (3.75%) REST
11 78 (3.36%) Web Services
12 67 (2.89%) .NET Core
12 67 (2.89%) XML
13 60 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC
14 56 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web API
15 53 (2.28%) jQuery
16 52 (2.24%) React
17 51 (2.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 49 (2.11%) Entity Framework
19 42 (1.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 142 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
2 139 (5.99%) Data Structures
3 120 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 105 (4.52%) Data Centre
5 79 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
6 64 (2.76%) Public Cloud
7 58 (2.50%) Driving Licence
8 50 (2.15%) Clustering
9 45 (1.94%) Client/Server
10 43 (1.85%) NHS
11 33 (1.42%) Housing Association
12 31 (1.34%) User Experience
13 27 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
14 25 (1.08%) FMCG
15 22 (0.95%) Replication
16 21 (0.90%) Virtual Team
17 20 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
18 16 (0.69%) EPoS
18 16 (0.69%) Mobile App
19 15 (0.65%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 671 (28.90%) Windows
2 339 (14.60%) Windows Server
3 225 (9.69%) Windows 10
4 142 (6.12%) Linux
5 90 (3.88%) Windows Server 2016
6 86 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 68 (2.93%) Windows Server 2019
8 49 (2.11%) Windows 7
9 37 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (1.42%) Android
11 27 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (0.99%) Apple iOS
13 22 (0.95%) Unix
14 18 (0.78%) CentOS
15 16 (0.69%) Windows XP
16 12 (0.52%) Windows 8
17 8 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (0.30%) Ubuntu
19 6 (0.26%) Mac OS
20 2 (0.086%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (20.07%) Problem-Solving
2 461 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
3 290 (12.49%) Business Intelligence
4 255 (10.98%) DevOps
5 247 (10.64%) ITIL
6 189 (8.14%) Analytics
7 174 (7.49%) Project Management
8 151 (6.50%) OO
9 149 (6.42%) OOP
10 147 (6.33%) ETL
10 147 (6.33%) Mentoring
11 140 (6.03%) MVC
12 139 (5.99%) Software Engineering
13 136 (5.86%) Project Delivery
14 134 (5.77%) Migration
15 129 (5.56%) CRM
16 124 (5.34%) Scrum
17 121 (5.21%) Change Management
18 120 (5.17%) Data Analysis
19 119 (5.12%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 591 (25.45%) SQL
2 428 (18.43%) C#
3 317 (13.65%) JavaScript
4 226 (9.73%) Python
5 203 (8.74%) PowerShell
6 196 (8.44%) Java
7 177 (7.62%) T-SQL
8 126 (5.43%) Java 8
9 66 (2.84%) C
10 52 (2.24%) TypeScript
11 36 (1.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 29 (1.25%) C++
12 29 (1.25%) VB.NET
13 26 (1.12%) VBA
14 22 (0.95%) PL/SQL
14 22 (0.95%) R
15 16 (0.69%) PHP
16 12 (0.52%) Groovy
16 12 (0.52%) VB
17 9 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 184 (7.92%) Degree
2 173 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 114 (4.91%) CIW
3 114 (4.91%) OCA
3 114 (4.91%) OCP
3 114 (4.91%) Oracle Certification
4 77 (3.32%) Security Cleared
5 59 (2.54%) MCSE
6 57 (2.45%) MCP
7 55 (2.37%) DBS Check
7 55 (2.37%) SC Cleared
8 37 (1.59%) HNC
9 32 (1.38%) HND
9 32 (1.38%) MCSA
10 30 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 28 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
12 27 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
13 25 (1.08%) CCNA
14 22 (0.95%) A+ Certification
15 15 (0.65%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (8.40%) SLA
2 68 (2.93%) QA
3 56 (2.41%) GDPR
4 53 (2.28%) Data Quality
5 45 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 42 (1.81%) PMO
7 18 (0.78%) Accessibility
8 12 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 10 (0.43%) GxP
11 8 (0.34%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.30%) PCI DSS
13 6 (0.26%) COBIT
13 6 (0.26%) NCSC
13 6 (0.26%) NEBOSH
14 4 (0.17%) BS25999
14 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.17%) NIST
15 3 (0.13%) COSHH
System Software
1 465 (20.03%) Active Directory
2 221 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 141 (6.07%) Hyper-V
4 97 (4.18%) VMware ESXi
5 54 (2.33%) Docker
6 35 (1.51%) vSphere
7 28 (1.21%) XenApp
8 25 (1.08%) XenDesktop
9 22 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
11 15 (0.65%) BitLocker
11 15 (0.65%) VMware NSX
12 7 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.22%) NFS
14 4 (0.17%) Firmware
14 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.17%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 3 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 114 (4.91%) SCCM
2 74 (3.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 54 (2.33%) Kubernetes
4 37 (1.59%) Terraform
5 36 (1.55%) Microsoft Clustering
6 30 (1.29%) WSUS
7 26 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
8 21 (0.90%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 19 (0.82%) SCOM
10 16 (0.69%) Backup Exec
11 9 (0.39%) Ansible
11 9 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (0.39%) Rancher
12 8 (0.34%) AirWatch
12 8 (0.34%) FortiGate
13 5 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
13 5 (0.22%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.22%) Puppet
14 4 (0.17%) Nessus
15 3 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 352 (15.16%) VMware
2 222 (9.56%) Oracle
3 121 (5.21%) Cisco
4 119 (5.12%) Citrix
5 88 (3.79%) Google
6 70 (3.01%) Apple
7 64 (2.76%) Databricks
8 59 (2.54%) SAP
9 54 (2.33%) Adobe
10 53 (2.28%) Dell
11 47 (2.02%) Veeam
12 43 (1.85%) NEC
12 43 (1.85%) Northgate
12 43 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
13 40 (1.72%) HP
14 39 (1.68%) ServiceNow
15 28 (1.21%) Meraki
16 26 (1.12%) SolarWinds
17 20 (0.86%) Avaya
17 20 (0.86%) Red Hat