Period
to 19 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 8 6
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3,388 2,700 3,118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.48% 17.11% 17.32%
As % of the Vendors category 46.50% 40.13% 37.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2,719 2,276 2,664
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 7,286 6,728 8,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 48.34% 42.64% 45.86%
Number of salaries quoted 5,558 5,114 6,434
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 April 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 April 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 +6 2,289 £41,500 +3.75% 427
East Midlands +3 1,100 £40,000 - 293
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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 1,180 (34.83%) SQL
2 1,056 (31.17%) Windows
3 953 (28.13%) SQL Server
4 832 (24.56%) .NET
5 799 (23.58%) C#
6 687 (20.28%) Active Directory
7 666 (19.66%) Microsoft Azure
8 582 (17.18%) VMware
9 569 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
10 568 (16.77%) Windows Server
11 536 (15.82%) ITIL
12 521 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
13 484 (14.29%) JavaScript
14 461 (13.61%) Finance
15 424 (12.51%) Office 365
16 421 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
17 397 (11.72%) HTML
18 369 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
19 366 (10.80%) CSS
20 360 (10.63%) Business Intelligence
21 358 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
22 348 (10.27%) ASP.NET
23 344 (10.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 328 (9.68%) SharePoint
25 321 (9.47%) Hyper-V
26 320 (9.45%) Citrix
27 314 (9.27%) CRM
28 311 (9.18%) Advertising
29 309 (9.12%) MVC
30 304 (8.97%) Degree

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
1 328 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 251 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 93 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
4 90 (2.66%) Skype for Business
5 89 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 82 (2.42%) IIS
7 58 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
8 54 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
9 35 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
10 28 (0.83%) CMS
11 26 (0.77%) Confluence
12 25 (0.74%) SAS
13 19 (0.56%) K2 blackpearl
14 17 (0.50%) MQSeries
15 15 (0.44%) Umbraco
16 13 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
17 11 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
18 10 (0.30%) JBoss
18 10 (0.30%) NetWeaver
19 9 (0.27%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 521 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 220 (6.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 69 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 55 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
5 48 (1.42%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.24%) InDesign
10 7 (0.21%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.12%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.12%) CATIA
11 4 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
12 3 (0.089%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.089%) RoboHelp
13 2 (0.059%) Simulink
13 2 (0.059%) Snagit
14 1 (0.030%) EngageOne
14 1 (0.030%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.030%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 263 (7.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 232 (6.85%) Dynamics AX
3 191 (5.64%) Dynamics NAV
4 22 (0.65%) NetSuite
4 22 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
5 11 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
7 8 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.21%) BPCS
9 6 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.12%) Dynamics SL
10 4 (0.12%) ENOVIA
10 4 (0.12%) SAP HCM
10 4 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
11 3 (0.089%) SAP EWM
11 3 (0.089%) Workday HCM
12 2 (0.059%) iTrent
12 2 (0.059%) Magento
12 2 (0.059%) Payment Gateway
12 2 (0.059%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 666 (19.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 424 (12.51%) Office 365
3 229 (6.76%) Dynamics 365
4 194 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
5 118 (3.48%) IaaS
6 103 (3.04%) PaaS
7 62 (1.83%) SaaS
8 56 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 43 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
9 43 (1.27%) Serverless
10 29 (0.86%) GitHub
11 27 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
12 21 (0.62%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 15 (0.44%) Bluemix
13 15 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
14 12 (0.35%) OneDrive
15 9 (0.27%) Mimecast
16 8 (0.24%) Google Analytics
17 7 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 201 (5.93%) Firewall
2 149 (4.40%) WAN
3 143 (4.22%) DNS
4 138 (4.07%) LAN
5 108 (3.19%) DHCP
5 108 (3.19%) SAN
6 105 (3.10%) TCP/IP
7 64 (1.89%) VPN
8 60 (1.77%) Remote Desktop
9 54 (1.59%) Skype
10 52 (1.53%) Internet
11 50 (1.48%) Wireless
12 46 (1.36%) NetScaler
13 45 (1.33%) VLAN
14 41 (1.21%) VoIP
15 40 (1.18%) Network Security
16 25 (0.74%) NAS
17 22 (0.65%) MPLS
18 20 (0.59%) iSCSI
18 20 (0.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 953 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 344 (10.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 268 (7.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 168 (4.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 157 (4.63%) Power BI
6 150 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
7 79 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 78 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
9 75 (2.21%) Relational Database
10 74 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
11 66 (1.95%) Big Data
12 63 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
13 59 (1.74%) NoSQL
14 54 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
14 54 (1.59%) Data Lake
15 43 (1.27%) MySQL
16 32 (0.94%) MongoDB
17 29 (0.86%) OLAP
18 28 (0.83%) Cosmos DB
19 26 (0.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 188 (5.55%) Visual Studio
2 143 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 103 (3.04%) Git (software)
4 59 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
5 52 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
6 46 (1.36%) JIRA
7 34 (1.00%) Selenium
7 34 (1.00%) TeamCity
8 28 (0.83%) Jenkins
9 22 (0.65%) Bitbucket
10 16 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 15 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 13 (0.38%) Android Studio
12 13 (0.38%) MSI
13 12 (0.35%) MorphX
13 12 (0.35%) NUnit
13 12 (0.35%) WiX
14 11 (0.32%) MSTest
15 10 (0.30%) JSUnit
16 8 (0.24%) SoapUI
General
1 461 (13.61%) Finance
2 311 (9.18%) Advertising
3 261 (7.70%) Retail
4 196 (5.79%) Manufacturing
5 77 (2.27%) Marketing
6 55 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 45 (1.33%) Legal
8 43 (1.27%) Games
9 38 (1.12%) Law
10 35 (1.03%) Automotive
11 30 (0.89%) Banking
12 19 (0.56%) Publishing
13 18 (0.53%) Back Office
14 10 (0.30%) Billing
15 9 (0.27%) Electronics
16 6 (0.18%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.15%) Local Government
17 5 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.12%) French Language
19 3 (0.089%) German Language
Job Titles
1 848 (25.03%) Developer
2 541 (15.97%) Analyst
3 429 (12.66%) Consultant
4 280 (8.26%) .NET Developer
5 228 (6.73%) Support Analyst
6 198 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 182 (5.37%) C# Developer
8 167 (4.93%) Support Engineer
9 165 (4.87%) Architect
10 154 (4.55%) IT Support
11 135 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
12 113 (3.34%) Applications Support
12 113 (3.34%) Senior Developer
13 110 (3.25%) SQL Developer
14 102 (3.01%) Microsoft Consultant
15 101 (2.98%) 2nd Line Support
16 99 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 97 (2.86%) Software Developer
18 91 (2.69%) IT Manager
19 89 (2.63%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 832 (24.56%) .NET
2 397 (11.72%) HTML
3 366 (10.80%) CSS
4 348 (10.27%) ASP.NET
5 190 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC
6 187 (5.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 187 (5.52%) Web Services
7 173 (5.11%) .NET Framework
7 173 (5.11%) jQuery
8 172 (5.08%) AngularJS
9 149 (4.40%) Entity Framework
10 146 (4.31%) WCF
11 116 (3.42%) XML
12 80 (2.36%) HTML5
13 77 (2.27%) JSON
14 72 (2.13%) SOAP
15 61 (1.80%) Ajax
16 52 (1.53%) Angular 2
17 44 (1.30%) RESTful
17 44 (1.30%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 296 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
2 289 (8.53%) Data Centre
3 212 (6.26%) Self-Motivation
4 114 (3.36%) Computer Science
5 77 (2.27%) User Experience
6 72 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 64 (1.89%) Driving Licence
8 58 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
9 57 (1.68%) Public Cloud
10 49 (1.45%) Mobile App
11 45 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
12 43 (1.27%) Clustering
13 42 (1.24%) Replication
14 26 (0.77%) Private Cloud
15 24 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
16 23 (0.68%) Fintech
16 23 (0.68%) NHS
17 18 (0.53%) EPoS
18 16 (0.47%) PKI
19 15 (0.44%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 1,056 (31.17%) Windows
2 568 (16.77%) Windows Server
3 252 (7.44%) Windows 10
4 235 (6.94%) Windows 7
5 234 (6.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 204 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 151 (4.46%) Linux
8 105 (3.10%) Windows 8
9 53 (1.56%) Android
10 49 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 47 (1.39%) Unix
12 41 (1.21%) Windows XP
13 31 (0.91%) Apple iOS
14 26 (0.77%) Windows Vista
15 21 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.30%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.27%) CentOS
17 9 (0.27%) Debian
18 6 (0.18%) Ubuntu
19 5 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 569 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
2 536 (15.82%) ITIL
3 421 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
4 360 (10.63%) Business Intelligence
5 314 (9.27%) CRM
6 309 (9.12%) MVC
7 250 (7.38%) Service Delivery
8 223 (6.58%) Project Management
9 215 (6.35%) ERP
10 184 (5.43%) Presales
11 160 (4.72%) Service Management
11 160 (4.72%) Software Engineering
12 145 (4.28%) Continuous Improvement
13 139 (4.10%) Web Development
14 135 (3.98%) Change Management
14 135 (3.98%) Test Automation
15 132 (3.90%) Scrum
16 128 (3.78%) Analytics
17 114 (3.36%) Time Management
18 110 (3.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,180 (34.83%) SQL
2 799 (23.58%) C#
3 484 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 250 (7.38%) PowerShell
5 245 (7.23%) T-SQL
6 82 (2.42%) Java
7 75 (2.21%) VB.NET
8 71 (2.10%) C
9 67 (1.98%) PL/SQL
10 63 (1.86%) X++
11 52 (1.53%) VBScript
12 45 (1.33%) VB
13 43 (1.27%) C++
14 34 (1.00%) VBA
15 33 (0.97%) TypeScript
16 31 (0.91%) Python
17 22 (0.65%) ABAP
17 22 (0.65%) Bash Shell
18 16 (0.47%) PHP
19 14 (0.41%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 358 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 304 (8.97%) Degree
3 185 (5.46%) MCSE
4 127 (3.75%) Security Cleared
5 104 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 102 (3.01%) MCP
7 100 (2.95%) MCSA
8 79 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
9 78 (2.30%) SC Cleared
10 64 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 54 (1.59%) CCNP
12 49 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
13 46 (1.36%) CCNA
14 42 (1.24%) MCITP
15 31 (0.91%) CISSP
16 28 (0.83%) ACCA
17 27 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
17 27 (0.80%) ISTQB
18 26 (0.77%) CCA
18 26 (0.77%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (5.76%) SLA
2 58 (1.71%) QA
3 50 (1.48%) PMO
4 28 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 27 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 15 (0.44%) GDPR
9 7 (0.21%) COBIT
9 7 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.089%) TickIT
12 2 (0.059%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.030%) HAZOP
13 1 (0.030%) IEC 61508
13 1 (0.030%) IEC 62304
13 1 (0.030%) IFRS
13 1 (0.030%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.030%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 687 (20.28%) Active Directory
2 369 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 321 (9.47%) Hyper-V
4 119 (3.51%) XenApp
5 91 (2.69%) vSphere
6 90 (2.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 87 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
8 86 (2.54%) XenDesktop
9 53 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
10 35 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
11 32 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
12 30 (0.89%) Docker
12 30 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
13 16 (0.47%) BitLocker
14 14 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 12 (0.35%) Firmware
16 11 (0.32%) Terminal Services
16 11 (0.32%) VirtualBox
17 9 (0.27%) HDFS
18 7 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 241 (7.11%) SCCM
2 73 (2.15%) SCVMM
3 62 (1.83%) Microsoft Intune
4 61 (1.80%) SCOM
5 57 (1.68%) SCOrch
6 55 (1.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 46 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 46 (1.36%) vCenter Server
8 42 (1.24%) WSUS
9 40 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 35 (1.03%) Backup Exec
10 35 (1.03%) SCSM
11 32 (0.94%) vMotion
12 28 (0.83%) SCDPM
13 25 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
14 22 (0.65%) Puppet
15 16 (0.47%) Ansible
16 15 (0.44%) AirWatch
16 15 (0.44%) Terraform
17 14 (0.41%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 582 (17.18%) VMware
2 320 (9.45%) Citrix
3 178 (5.25%) Oracle
4 176 (5.19%) Cisco
5 131 (3.87%) SAP
6 90 (2.66%) HP
7 83 (2.45%) Google
8 67 (1.98%) Veeam
9 64 (1.89%) NetApp
10 60 (1.77%) Apple
11 58 (1.71%) Capita
11 58 (1.71%) Tableau
12 49 (1.45%) Xamarin
13 44 (1.30%) Dell
13 44 (1.30%) IBM
13 44 (1.30%) Sage
14 43 (1.27%) JD Edwards
15 36 (1.06%) EMC
16 35 (1.03%) Epicor
17 34 (1.00%) Sitecore