Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 4 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2939 3341 3241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.15% 18.68% 17.44%
As % of the Vendors category 42.18% 41.05% 38.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2426 2711 2877
Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £21,263 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £58,375 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +4.71% +3.66% +2.50%

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 6968 8139 8416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 45.41% 45.52% 45.28%
Number of salaries quoted 5496 5958 6833
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,155 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £63,750
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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -1 2037 £38,500 +6.94% 147
East Midlands -3 889 £37,500 -6.25% 107
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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.

1 970 (33.00%) Windows
2 925 (31.47%) SQL
3 896 (30.49%) SQL Server
4 765 (26.03%) .NET
5 763 (25.96%) C#
6 583 (19.84%) Active Directory
7 526 (17.90%) VMware
8 517 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
9 502 (17.08%) Windows Server
10 499 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
11 485 (16.50%) Microsoft Office
12 480 (16.33%) ITIL
13 476 (16.20%) JavaScript
14 411 (13.98%) HTML
15 388 (13.20%) ASP.NET
16 386 (13.13%) CSS
17 371 (12.62%) MVC
18 361 (12.28%) Office 365
19 346 (11.77%) VMware Infrastructure
20 345 (11.74%) Finance
21 320 (10.89%) Microsoft Certification
22 310 (10.55%) Business Intelligence
23 274 (9.32%) Degree
24 272 (9.25%) Hyper-V
25 266 (9.05%) Windows Server 2008
26 265 (9.02%) MS Exchange
27 258 (8.78%) Citrix
28 253 (8.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 249 (8.47%) Project Management
30 248 (8.44%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 265 (9.02%) MS Exchange
2 234 (7.96%) SharePoint
3 138 (4.70%) IIS
4 84 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 84 (2.86%) Skype for Business
5 59 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 57 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
7 50 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 44 (1.50%) CMS
9 34 (1.16%) Apache
10 27 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
10 27 (0.92%) Tomcat
11 24 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
12 20 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
13 16 (0.54%) WordPress
14 15 (0.51%) Sitefinity
14 15 (0.51%) WebLogic
15 14 (0.48%) NServiceBus
16 13 (0.44%) SAS
16 13 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 485 (16.50%) Microsoft Office
2 229 (7.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 76 (2.59%) Microsoft Project
4 58 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 51 (1.74%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.34%) InfoPath
8 9 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.20%) SPSS
10 5 (0.17%) Acrobat
10 5 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.17%) InDesign
11 4 (0.14%) RoboHelp
11 4 (0.14%) Snagit
12 2 (0.068%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.068%) CATIA
12 2 (0.068%) Open Workbench
12 2 (0.068%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.034%) Houdini
13 1 (0.034%) Maya
Business Applications
1 113 (3.84%) Dynamics AX
2 108 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 101 (3.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 31 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.24%) BPCS
5 7 (0.24%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.14%) LabWindows
7 4 (0.14%) Primavera
7 4 (0.14%) SAP EWM
7 4 (0.14%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.10%) Magento
8 3 (0.10%) Oracle HRMS
8 3 (0.10%) SAP GRC
8 3 (0.10%) SAP LE
8 3 (0.10%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 499 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 361 (12.28%) Office 365
3 152 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
4 79 (2.69%) Dynamics 365
5 60 (2.04%) SaaS
6 57 (1.94%) IaaS
7 56 (1.91%) PaaS
8 29 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
9 20 (0.68%) GitHub
10 16 (0.54%) Bluemix
10 16 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
11 10 (0.34%) Google Play
12 9 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
13 8 (0.27%) Firebase
13 8 (0.27%) npm
14 7 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
15 6 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 200 (6.81%) Firewall
2 168 (5.72%) DNS
3 165 (5.61%) SAN
4 140 (4.76%) LAN
5 133 (4.53%) WAN
6 123 (4.19%) TCP/IP
7 106 (3.61%) DHCP
8 75 (2.55%) Skype
9 62 (2.11%) NAS
9 62 (2.11%) VPN
10 57 (1.94%) VLAN
11 55 (1.87%) Internet
12 39 (1.33%) Network Security
13 38 (1.29%) NetScaler
14 36 (1.22%) Wireless
15 35 (1.19%) MPLS
16 27 (0.92%) Intranet
17 25 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
17 25 (0.85%) VoIP
18 24 (0.82%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 896 (30.49%) SQL Server
2 253 (8.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 218 (7.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 157 (5.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 118 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
5 118 (4.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 107 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
7 88 (2.99%) NoSQL
8 79 (2.69%) Power BI
9 67 (2.28%) MongoDB
9 67 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 60 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
11 58 (1.97%) Relational Database
12 48 (1.63%) QlikView
13 46 (1.57%) Big Data
14 35 (1.19%) MySQL
15 33 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
16 32 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
17 28 (0.95%) MS Access
18 25 (0.85%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 152 (5.17%) Visual Studio
2 147 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 79 (2.69%) Git (software)
4 51 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
5 48 (1.63%) TeamCity
6 37 (1.26%) Jenkins
7 27 (0.92%) JIRA
7 27 (0.92%) NuGet
8 25 (0.85%) Selenium
9 17 (0.58%) InstallShield
9 17 (0.58%) MSI
10 16 (0.54%) JSUnit
11 15 (0.51%) Karma Test Runner
11 15 (0.51%) Subversion
12 12 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 10 (0.34%) Xcode
14 9 (0.31%) eCATT
14 9 (0.31%) Jasmine
14 9 (0.31%) LSMW
15 8 (0.27%) PhantomJS
General
1 345 (11.74%) Finance
2 213 (7.25%) Retail
3 136 (4.63%) Advertising
4 117 (3.98%) Manufacturing
5 65 (2.21%) Legal
6 64 (2.18%) Marketing
7 44 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 42 (1.43%) Automotive
9 31 (1.05%) Back Office
10 26 (0.88%) Law
11 25 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
12 23 (0.78%) Banking
13 19 (0.65%) Publishing
14 18 (0.61%) Games
14 18 (0.61%) Local Government
15 14 (0.48%) Billing
15 14 (0.48%) Electronics
16 5 (0.17%) French Language
16 5 (0.17%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 823 (28.00%) Developer
2 530 (18.03%) Analyst
3 359 (12.22%) .NET Developer
4 241 (8.20%) C# Developer
5 229 (7.79%) Consultant
6 191 (6.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 183 (6.23%) Support Analyst
8 160 (5.44%) Support Engineer
9 157 (5.34%) Senior Developer
10 148 (5.04%) IT Support
11 138 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 124 (4.22%) ASP.NET Developer
13 118 (4.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 117 (3.98%) SQL Developer
15 113 (3.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 100 (3.40%) Applications Support
17 95 (3.23%) Architect
18 93 (3.16%) Project Manager
19 85 (2.89%) 1st Line Support
19 85 (2.89%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 765 (26.03%) .NET
2 411 (13.98%) HTML
3 388 (13.20%) ASP.NET
4 386 (13.13%) CSS
5 217 (7.38%) jQuery
6 212 (7.21%) AngularJS
7 175 (5.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 160 (5.44%) ASP.NET Web API
9 140 (4.76%) Web Services
10 133 (4.53%) .NET Framework
11 131 (4.46%) HTML5
12 122 (4.15%) Entity Framework
13 90 (3.06%) WCF
13 90 (3.06%) XML
14 75 (2.55%) CSS3
15 72 (2.45%) Node.js
16 57 (1.94%) Ajax
17 55 (1.87%) REST
18 51 (1.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 50 (1.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 230 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 219 (7.45%) Data Centre
3 113 (3.84%) Computer Science
4 86 (2.93%) Management Information System
5 76 (2.59%) Driving Licence
6 73 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
7 72 (2.45%) Clustering
8 52 (1.77%) User Experience
9 44 (1.50%) Enterprise Storage
10 42 (1.43%) Public Cloud
11 38 (1.29%) Replication
12 27 (0.92%) Fintech
13 26 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
14 25 (0.85%) Mobile App
15 23 (0.78%) NHS
16 20 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
17 18 (0.61%) Robotics
18 16 (0.54%) iPad
19 15 (0.51%) Blackberry
19 15 (0.51%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 970 (33.00%) Windows
2 502 (17.08%) Windows Server
3 266 (9.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 248 (8.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 197 (6.70%) Windows 7
6 187 (6.36%) Linux
7 178 (6.06%) Windows 10
8 81 (2.76%) Windows 8
9 73 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 54 (1.84%) Unix
11 49 (1.67%) Android
12 41 (1.40%) Apple iOS
13 38 (1.29%) Windows XP
14 15 (0.51%) CentOS
15 12 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
15 12 (0.41%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.24%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.24%) OS/400
17 4 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
2 480 (16.33%) ITIL
3 371 (12.62%) MVC
4 310 (10.55%) Business Intelligence
5 249 (8.47%) Project Management
6 160 (5.44%) Change Management
7 155 (5.27%) CRM
8 149 (5.07%) SDLC
9 144 (4.90%) Service Delivery
10 142 (4.83%) ERP
11 139 (4.73%) Test Automation
12 124 (4.22%) Web Development
13 121 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
14 119 (4.05%) Service Management
15 117 (3.98%) Presales
16 106 (3.61%) Scrum
16 106 (3.61%) TDD
17 103 (3.50%) Mentoring
18 102 (3.47%) Analytics
19 101 (3.44%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 925 (31.47%) SQL
2 763 (25.96%) C#
3 476 (16.20%) JavaScript
4 200 (6.81%) PowerShell
5 195 (6.63%) T-SQL
6 118 (4.01%) VB.NET
7 78 (2.65%) Java
8 65 (2.21%) C
9 61 (2.08%) VB
10 59 (2.01%) VBScript
11 43 (1.46%) TypeScript
12 41 (1.40%) X++
13 39 (1.33%) C++
14 36 (1.22%) Python
15 31 (1.05%) PL/SQL
15 31 (1.05%) Ruby
16 30 (1.02%) VBA
17 27 (0.92%) Bash Shell
18 24 (0.82%) R
19 18 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 320 (10.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 274 (9.32%) Degree
3 152 (5.17%) MCSE
4 151 (5.14%) Security Cleared
5 108 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
6 107 (3.64%) SC Cleared
7 100 (3.40%) MCSA
8 79 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 72 (2.45%) CCNA
10 70 (2.38%) MCP
11 66 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
12 55 (1.87%) MCITP
13 54 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
14 40 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
15 35 (1.19%) CCNP
16 34 (1.16%) A+ Certification
17 29 (0.99%) Network+ Certification
18 28 (0.95%) CCENT
19 25 (0.85%) ISEB
20 23 (0.78%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (4.53%) SLA
2 65 (2.21%) QA
3 26 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 24 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.61%) PMO
6 17 (0.58%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 9 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
9 8 (0.27%) BS25999
10 5 (0.17%) COBIT
11 4 (0.14%) GDPR
11 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.14%) WCAG
12 3 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.068%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.068%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.068%) NIST 800
14 1 (0.034%) COSHH
14 1 (0.034%) P3O
System Software
1 583 (19.84%) Active Directory
2 346 (11.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 272 (9.25%) Hyper-V
4 77 (2.62%) vSphere
5 60 (2.04%) XenApp
6 54 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
8 35 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 34 (1.16%) Docker
10 28 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
11 26 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
12 25 (0.85%) XenDesktop
13 22 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 15 (0.51%) Terminal Services
15 12 (0.41%) Xen
16 9 (0.31%) UAG
17 8 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
18 7 (0.24%) Firmware
18 7 (0.24%) vCloud
18 7 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 162 (5.51%) SCCM
2 55 (1.87%) SCOM
3 52 (1.77%) Puppet
4 48 (1.63%) Ansible
4 48 (1.63%) WSUS
5 37 (1.26%) Backup Exec
6 29 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 23 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
8 22 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 19 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
10 18 (0.61%) vCenter Server
11 16 (0.54%) Terraform
12 14 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 13 (0.44%) SCVMM
14 10 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
14 10 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
15 9 (0.31%) Grafana
15 9 (0.31%) NetBackup
15 9 (0.31%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 526 (17.90%) VMware
2 258 (8.78%) Citrix
3 216 (7.35%) Cisco
4 159 (5.41%) Oracle
5 110 (3.74%) NetApp
6 97 (3.30%) HP
7 78 (2.65%) SAP
8 75 (2.55%) Veeam
9 65 (2.21%) IBM
10 62 (2.11%) Dell
11 47 (1.60%) Sitecore
12 45 (1.53%) EMC
12 45 (1.53%) Juniper
12 45 (1.53%) Xamarin
13 44 (1.50%) Google
13 44 (1.50%) Tableau
14 39 (1.33%) Apple
14 39 (1.33%) Remedy
15 37 (1.26%) Symantec
16 35 (1.19%) EqualLogic