Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 4 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,679 3,092 2,906
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.16% 20.56% 17.70%
As % of the Vendors category 48.46% 44.16% 39.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2,009 2,519 2,359
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £23,080 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £64,733 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 5,528 7,002 7,367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 45.73% 46.57% 44.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3,962 5,441 5,470
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,924
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.23% +4.28%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 1,666 £40,000 - 445
East Midlands +6 1,009 £40,000 +6.67% 255
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 970 (36.21%) Windows
2 829 (30.94%) SQL
3 786 (29.34%) SQL Server
4 716 (26.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 676 (25.23%) C#
6 647 (24.15%) Agile Software Development
7 626 (23.37%) .NET
8 610 (22.77%) Active Directory
9 485 (18.10%) VMware
10 470 (17.54%) Microsoft Office
11 450 (16.80%) Office 365
12 439 (16.39%) JavaScript
13 413 (15.42%) Windows Server
14 404 (15.08%) ITIL
15 391 (14.59%) HTML
16 361 (13.48%) Degree
17 346 (12.92%) Microsoft Certification
18 341 (12.73%) ASP.NET
19 335 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
20 320 (11.94%) MVC
21 313 (11.68%) VMware Infrastructure
22 306 (11.42%) Linux
23 300 (11.20%) Problem-Solving
24 294 (10.97%) Finance
25 292 (10.90%) CSS
26 285 (10.64%) Hyper-V
27 280 (10.45%) Project Management
28 277 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
29 273 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
30 256 (9.56%) Web Services

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
1 253 (9.44%) SharePoint
2 204 (7.61%) MS Exchange
3 54 (2.02%) IIS
4 51 (1.90%) Skype for Business
5 49 (1.83%) SharePoint Server
6 47 (1.75%) CMS
7 44 (1.64%) SAS
8 42 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
9 33 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
10 32 (1.19%) Apache
11 29 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
12 21 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
13 19 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
14 16 (0.60%) Apache Spark
15 14 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (0.52%) Tomcat
16 13 (0.49%) NServiceBus
17 12 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
18 8 (0.30%) Drupal
18 8 (0.30%) MQSeries
Applications
1 470 (17.54%) Microsoft Office
2 205 (7.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (2.20%) Microsoft Project
5 51 (1.90%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.37%) SPSS
8 8 (0.30%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.19%) Maya
10 4 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.11%) Simulink
12 2 (0.075%) Stateflow
12 2 (0.075%) TargetLink
13 1 (0.037%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.037%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 76 (2.84%) Dynamics AX
2 72 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 45 (1.68%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.56%) NetSuite
5 11 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.34%) FastStats
6 9 (0.34%) Primavera
7 8 (0.30%) Movex
8 6 (0.22%) Raiser's Edge
9 5 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
9 5 (0.19%) SAP R/3
10 4 (0.15%) ResourceLink
10 4 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
11 3 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 3 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
11 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
12 2 (0.075%) Lawson
12 2 (0.075%) Sage 1000
12 2 (0.075%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 716 (26.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 450 (16.80%) Office 365
3 335 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 97 (3.62%) IaaS
5 91 (3.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 87 (3.25%) SaaS
7 80 (2.99%) PaaS
8 64 (2.39%) Dynamics 365
8 64 (2.39%) Serverless
9 58 (2.16%) GitHub
10 47 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
11 40 (1.49%) Amazon S3
11 40 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
12 39 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
13 29 (1.08%) Amazon EMR
13 29 (1.08%) Amazon Kinesis
13 29 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
14 14 (0.52%) npm
15 12 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (0.45%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 217 (8.10%) DNS
2 208 (7.76%) Firewall
3 185 (6.91%) DHCP
4 173 (6.46%) TCP/IP
5 116 (4.33%) WAN
6 102 (3.81%) SAN
6 102 (3.81%) VLAN
7 98 (3.66%) LAN
8 94 (3.51%) Network Security
9 78 (2.91%) VPN
10 56 (2.09%) Internet
11 51 (1.90%) Skype
12 48 (1.79%) Modbus
12 48 (1.79%) RS-485
13 40 (1.49%) Wireless
14 37 (1.38%) VoIP
15 32 (1.19%) Unified Communications
16 28 (1.05%) NAS
17 26 (0.97%) MPLS
18 24 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 786 (29.34%) SQL Server
2 203 (7.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 195 (7.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 162 (6.05%) Data Warehouse
5 135 (5.04%) Relational Database
6 126 (4.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 111 (4.14%) Power BI
8 68 (2.54%) NoSQL
9 62 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 53 (1.98%) Big Data
11 49 (1.83%) MySQL
12 47 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
13 46 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
14 43 (1.61%) RDBMS
15 41 (1.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 38 (1.42%) Hadoop
17 36 (1.34%) Amazon Redshift
17 36 (1.34%) Cosmos DB
18 32 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
18 32 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 254 (9.48%) Visual Studio
2 151 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 124 (4.63%) Git (software)
4 77 (2.87%) Jenkins
5 72 (2.69%) Maven
6 68 (2.54%) Robot Framework
7 46 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
8 39 (1.46%) Subversion
9 37 (1.38%) Selenium
10 30 (1.12%) JIRA
11 19 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
12 14 (0.52%) TeamCity
13 12 (0.45%) CppUnit
14 10 (0.37%) Bower
14 10 (0.37%) PHPUnit
15 9 (0.34%) JMeter
16 8 (0.30%) Ranorex
16 8 (0.30%) SoapUI
16 8 (0.30%) SpecFlow
17 7 (0.26%) Redmine
General
1 294 (10.97%) Finance
2 183 (6.83%) Retail
3 150 (5.60%) Manufacturing
4 123 (4.59%) Marketing
5 45 (1.68%) Automotive
6 43 (1.61%) Advertising
7 40 (1.49%) Telecoms
8 26 (0.97%) Banking
9 25 (0.93%) Legal
10 22 (0.82%) Games
11 16 (0.60%) Back Office
12 15 (0.56%) Electronics
13 11 (0.41%) Law
14 10 (0.37%) Publishing
15 9 (0.34%) Billing
16 8 (0.30%) Investment Banking
17 7 (0.26%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.19%) Local Government
19 4 (0.15%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 709 (26.47%) Developer
2 389 (14.52%) Analyst
3 249 (9.29%) Architect
4 246 (9.18%) .NET Developer
5 190 (7.09%) C# Developer
6 166 (6.20%) Software Developer
7 149 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 127 (4.74%) C# .NET Developer
8 127 (4.74%) Senior Developer
9 119 (4.44%) Support Engineer
10 117 (4.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 106 (3.96%) Support Analyst
12 103 (3.84%) Consultant
13 97 (3.62%) Software Engineer
14 96 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
15 87 (3.25%) Junior
16 81 (3.02%) IT Support
17 66 (2.46%) C# Software Developer
18 65 (2.43%) .NET Software Developer
19 64 (2.39%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 626 (23.37%) .NET
2 391 (14.59%) HTML
3 341 (12.73%) ASP.NET
4 292 (10.90%) CSS
5 256 (9.56%) Web Services
6 199 (7.43%) HTML5
7 174 (6.49%) .NET Framework
8 172 (6.42%) jQuery
9 163 (6.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 160 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web API
11 159 (5.94%) AngularJS
12 157 (5.86%) Spring
13 93 (3.47%) JSON
14 86 (3.21%) RESTful
15 84 (3.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 77 (2.87%) Node.js
17 75 (2.80%) XML
18 67 (2.50%) CSS3
18 67 (2.50%) Entity Framework
19 63 (2.35%) React
Miscellaneous
1 273 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 235 (8.77%) Data Centre
3 171 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
4 81 (3.02%) Management Information System
5 68 (2.54%) Clustering
6 60 (2.24%) Driving Licence
6 60 (2.24%) Public Cloud
7 55 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
8 50 (1.87%) User Experience
9 48 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
10 46 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
11 43 (1.61%) CAN bus
12 41 (1.53%) Mobile App
13 39 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
14 38 (1.42%) Replication
15 36 (1.34%) Virtual Team
16 34 (1.27%) Device Driver
17 23 (0.86%) NHS
18 20 (0.75%) Fat Client
18 20 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 970 (36.21%) Windows
2 413 (15.42%) Windows Server
3 306 (11.42%) Linux
4 244 (9.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 177 (6.61%) Windows 7
6 167 (6.23%) Windows 10
7 165 (6.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 125 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 94 (3.51%) Android
10 89 (3.32%) Apple iOS
11 85 (3.17%) Windows 8
12 47 (1.75%) Unix
13 43 (1.61%) FreeRTOS
14 23 (0.86%) CentOS
15 22 (0.82%) Windows XP
16 21 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 14 (0.52%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.37%) AIX
19 8 (0.30%) Ubuntu
20 5 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 647 (24.15%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (15.08%) ITIL
3 320 (11.94%) MVC
4 300 (11.20%) Problem-Solving
5 280 (10.45%) Project Management
6 277 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
7 238 (8.88%) Software Engineering
8 229 (8.55%) Scrum
9 203 (7.58%) Presales
10 187 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 180 (6.72%) Service Delivery
12 149 (5.56%) Data Protection
13 147 (5.49%) DevOps
14 143 (5.34%) Time Management
15 136 (5.08%) Unit Testing
16 134 (5.00%) ERP
17 127 (4.74%) Service Management
18 126 (4.70%) TDD
19 125 (4.67%) Web Development
20 124 (4.63%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 829 (30.94%) SQL
2 676 (25.23%) C#
3 439 (16.39%) JavaScript
4 220 (8.21%) Java
5 216 (8.06%) T-SQL
6 146 (5.45%) PowerShell
7 113 (4.22%) VB.NET
8 98 (3.66%) C
9 90 (3.36%) Python
10 80 (2.99%) C++
11 60 (2.24%) PL/SQL
12 42 (1.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 33 (1.23%) VBScript
14 32 (1.19%) TypeScript
15 31 (1.16%) Scala
16 29 (1.08%) Shell Script
16 29 (1.08%) VB
17 28 (1.05%) Ruby
18 23 (0.86%) PHP
19 21 (0.78%) R
Qualifications
1 361 (13.48%) Degree
2 346 (12.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 216 (8.06%) MCSE
4 161 (6.01%) Security Cleared
5 106 (3.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 99 (3.70%) MCSA
7 87 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
8 79 (2.95%) MCP
9 75 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
10 51 (1.90%) CCNP
11 50 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
12 42 (1.57%) CCNA
13 41 (1.53%) MCITP
13 41 (1.53%) SC Cleared
14 39 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
15 36 (1.34%) Master's Degree
16 29 (1.08%) CCA
17 20 (0.75%) ISTQB
17 20 (0.75%) PMI Certification
18 19 (0.71%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (6.94%) GDPR
2 151 (5.64%) SLA
3 105 (3.92%) QA
4 67 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 40 (1.49%) PMO
6 19 (0.71%) Data Quality
7 17 (0.63%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.30%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.15%) COBIT
9 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.075%) HAZOP
11 2 (0.075%) HL7
11 2 (0.075%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.037%) IASME
12 1 (0.037%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 610 (22.77%) Active Directory
2 313 (11.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 285 (10.64%) Hyper-V
4 85 (3.17%) Firmware
5 78 (2.91%) Docker
6 55 (2.05%) vSphere
7 53 (1.98%) XenApp
8 45 (1.68%) XenDesktop
9 35 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (0.93%) XenServer
11 22 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
12 18 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
13 13 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
14 12 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (0.37%) Terminal Services
15 10 (0.37%) VMware NSX
16 6 (0.22%) BitLocker
17 5 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
18 4 (0.15%) DFS Replication
18 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 194 (7.24%) SCCM
2 54 (2.02%) Kubernetes
3 48 (1.79%) WSUS
4 44 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
5 34 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
6 30 (1.12%) Ansible
7 28 (1.05%) Terraform
8 26 (0.97%) SCOrch
9 23 (0.86%) Puppet
10 20 (0.75%) SCVMM
11 19 (0.71%) SCOM
12 16 (0.60%) Linux-HA
13 15 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 14 (0.52%) vCenter Server
15 13 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
15 13 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 12 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
17 11 (0.41%) NetBackup
18 10 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 10 (0.37%) rkt
Vendors
1 485 (18.10%) VMware
2 240 (8.96%) Cisco
3 228 (8.51%) Citrix
4 142 (5.30%) HP
5 115 (4.29%) Oracle
6 106 (3.96%) Dell
7 85 (3.17%) Google
8 81 (3.02%) NetApp
9 76 (2.84%) IBM
10 74 (2.76%) Tableau
11 64 (2.39%) McAfee
12 54 (2.02%) Symantec
13 52 (1.94%) Xamarin
14 40 (1.49%) Forcepoint
14 40 (1.49%) SAP
15 33 (1.23%) ForgeRock
15 33 (1.23%) JD Edwards
16 28 (1.05%) CheckPoint
16 28 (1.05%) Veeam
17 27 (1.01%) ServiceNow