Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,646 2,080 2,683
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.94% 22.57% 21.99%
As % of the Vendors category 50.43% 49.29% 47.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,212 1,711 1,992
10th Percentile £24,362 £23,500 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £30,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £64,697
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

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 3,264 4,220 5,593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 43.50% 45.79% 45.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,494 3,452 4,068
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £56,250
90th Percentile £71,775 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +5.26%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 1,118 £44,500 +4.71% 321
East Midlands -1 522 £40,000 -5.88% 166
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 733 (44.53%) Azure
2 528 (32.08%) Windows
3 473 (28.74%) SQL
4 424 (25.76%) Microsoft 365
5 379 (23.03%) Active Directory
6 376 (22.84%) SQL Server
7 343 (20.84%) C#
8 339 (20.60%) Agile Software Development
9 295 (17.92%) .NET
10 285 (17.31%) VMware
11 247 (15.01%) Windows Server
12 232 (14.09%) Microsoft Office
13 227 (13.79%) ITIL
14 226 (13.73%) JavaScript
15 224 (13.61%) DevOps
16 221 (13.43%) Problem-Solving
17 197 (11.97%) Cisco
18 196 (11.91%) PowerShell
19 172 (10.45%) CSS
20 171 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
21 169 (10.27%) VMware Infrastructure
22 166 (10.09%) SharePoint
23 165 (10.02%) HTML
23 165 (10.02%) Finance
24 158 (9.60%) Firewall
24 158 (9.60%) Power Platform
25 156 (9.48%) AWS
26 146 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
27 143 (8.69%) Linux
28 138 (8.38%) MVC

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
1 166 (10.09%) SharePoint
2 90 (5.47%) MS Exchange
3 48 (2.92%) IIS
4 31 (1.88%) Confluence
5 27 (1.64%) CMS
6 21 (1.28%) Umbraco
7 20 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (0.55%) SAS
11 7 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.36%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.30%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.24%) Apache
14 4 (0.24%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.24%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 232 (14.09%) Microsoft Office
2 98 (5.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (2.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
5 33 (2.00%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.30%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.061%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 43 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.76%) Dynamics NAV
3 24 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (0.97%) NetSuite
5 15 (0.91%) Payment Gateway
6 10 (0.61%) Magento
7 7 (0.43%) Sentinel
8 5 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 4 (0.24%) Bond Adapt
9 4 (0.24%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 2 (0.12%) SAP HCM
12 1 (0.061%) Maximo
12 1 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
12 1 (0.061%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 1 (0.061%) Pegasus Opera
12 1 (0.061%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 733 (44.53%) Azure
2 424 (25.76%) Microsoft 365
3 158 (9.60%) Power Platform
4 156 (9.48%) AWS
5 102 (6.20%) Dynamics 365
6 89 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 61 (3.71%) PowerApps
8 60 (3.65%) PaaS
9 52 (3.16%) Power Automate
10 43 (2.61%) IaaS
11 35 (2.13%) Logic Apps
12 33 (2.00%) Azure Data Factory
13 32 (1.94%) Serverless
14 31 (1.88%) GitHub
15 26 (1.58%) SaaS
16 19 (1.15%) GCP
16 19 (1.15%) OneDrive
17 17 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
18 16 (0.97%) Smartsheet
19 10 (0.61%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 158 (9.60%) Firewall
2 88 (5.35%) DNS
3 87 (5.29%) WAN
4 84 (5.10%) LAN
5 72 (4.37%) DHCP
6 70 (4.25%) SAN
7 68 (4.13%) TCP/IP
8 62 (3.77%) VPN
9 50 (3.04%) VoIP
10 37 (2.25%) VLAN
11 36 (2.19%) Remote Desktop
12 29 (1.76%) Wireless
13 25 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
14 24 (1.46%) Network Security
15 23 (1.40%) NAS
16 18 (1.09%) Internet
17 17 (1.03%) iSCSI
17 17 (1.03%) WebEx
18 16 (0.97%) Skype
19 10 (0.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 376 (22.84%) SQL Server
2 118 (7.17%) Power BI
3 74 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 68 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
5 65 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 44 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 37 (2.25%) Azure SQL Database
8 26 (1.58%) MySQL
9 22 (1.34%) NoSQL
10 20 (1.22%) Data Lake
11 19 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
12 16 (0.97%) Relational Database
12 16 (0.97%) Tableau
13 15 (0.91%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 13 (0.79%) Redis
14 13 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.61%) QlikView
15 10 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
15 10 (0.61%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 56 (3.40%) Git (software)
2 43 (2.61%) Visual Studio
3 42 (2.55%) JIRA
4 31 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 28 (1.70%) Jenkins
6 24 (1.46%) TeamCity
7 21 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
9 17 (1.03%) Selenium
9 17 (1.03%) SpecFlow
10 14 (0.85%) NUnit
11 12 (0.73%) Artifactory
12 9 (0.55%) MSTest
13 7 (0.43%) GitLab
14 6 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 2 (0.12%) Metasploit
15 2 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
16 1 (0.061%) Toad
16 1 (0.061%) Xcode
General
1 165 (10.02%) Finance
2 125 (7.59%) Multimedia
3 86 (5.22%) Public Sector
4 53 (3.22%) Law
5 50 (3.04%) Marketing
6 47 (2.86%) Retail
7 45 (2.73%) Telecoms
8 38 (2.31%) Digital Economy
9 37 (2.25%) Back Office
10 34 (2.07%) Games
11 26 (1.58%) Manufacturing
12 20 (1.22%) Automotive
12 20 (1.22%) Legal
13 12 (0.73%) Local Government
14 11 (0.67%) Publishing
15 8 (0.49%) Housing Association
16 6 (0.36%) Billing
16 6 (0.36%) Electronics
17 5 (0.30%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 321 (19.50%) Developer
2 271 (16.46%) Analyst
3 153 (9.30%) IT Engineer
4 142 (8.63%) Support Engineer
5 118 (7.17%) IT Support
6 105 (6.38%) Trainee
7 100 (6.08%) Support Analyst
8 80 (4.86%) Architect
9 75 (4.56%) Azure Engineer
9 75 (4.56%) Consultant
9 75 (4.56%) Senior Developer
10 74 (4.50%) IT Support Engineer
11 69 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 69 (4.19%) Software Developer
12 68 (4.13%) .NET Developer
13 57 (3.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 52 (3.16%) IT Analyst
15 49 (2.98%) IT Manager
16 44 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support
17 43 (2.61%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (17.92%) .NET
2 172 (10.45%) CSS
3 165 (10.02%) HTML
4 119 (7.23%) ASP.NET
5 113 (6.87%) .NET Framework
6 81 (4.92%) jQuery
7 79 (4.80%) Web Services
8 70 (4.25%) AngularJS
9 64 (3.89%) React
10 59 (3.58%) .NET Core
11 58 (3.52%) HTML5
12 57 (3.46%) CSS3
13 53 (3.22%) Entity Framework
14 51 (3.10%) REST
15 45 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web API
16 34 (2.07%) ASP.NET MVC
17 27 (1.64%) COM
17 27 (1.64%) Vue.js
18 23 (1.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 20 (1.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 146 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (5.04%) Management Information System
3 63 (3.83%) Self-Motivation
4 59 (3.58%) Greenfield Project
5 52 (3.16%) Clustering
6 48 (2.92%) Data Centre
7 36 (2.19%) Mobile App
8 34 (2.07%) Replication
9 30 (1.82%) Public Cloud
10 29 (1.76%) Driving Licence
11 19 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.15%) User Experience
12 14 (0.85%) Cloud Native
12 14 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
13 12 (0.73%) AS400
13 12 (0.73%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.67%) Fat Client
14 11 (0.67%) Thin Client
15 10 (0.61%) N-Tier
15 10 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 528 (32.08%) Windows
2 247 (15.01%) Windows Server
3 143 (8.69%) Linux
4 121 (7.35%) Windows 10
5 56 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 55 (3.34%) Windows Server 2016
7 50 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (2.67%) Windows Server 2019
9 36 (2.19%) Unix
10 26 (1.58%) Windows 7
11 19 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.79%) AIX
12 13 (0.79%) Android
13 12 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.67%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.55%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.43%) Alpine Linux
17 6 (0.36%) SUSE
17 6 (0.36%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (20.60%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (13.79%) ITIL
3 224 (13.61%) DevOps
4 221 (13.43%) Problem-Solving
5 171 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
6 138 (8.38%) MVC
7 122 (7.41%) Project Management
8 112 (6.80%) Project Delivery
9 105 (6.38%) Migration
10 101 (6.14%) Analytics
11 100 (6.08%) Cybersecurity
12 90 (5.47%) Change Management
13 88 (5.35%) SDLC
14 86 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 79 (4.80%) Mentoring
16 78 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
17 76 (4.62%) Scrum
17 76 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
18 74 (4.50%) Service Management
19 72 (4.37%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 473 (28.74%) SQL
2 343 (20.84%) C#
3 226 (13.73%) JavaScript
4 196 (11.91%) PowerShell
5 133 (8.08%) Python
6 102 (6.20%) T-SQL
7 78 (4.74%) Java
8 49 (2.98%) PHP
9 35 (2.13%) TypeScript
9 35 (2.13%) VB.NET
10 24 (1.46%) VBA
11 21 (1.28%) Perl
11 21 (1.28%) R
12 20 (1.22%) C
13 19 (1.15%) Bash Shell
13 19 (1.15%) VB
14 17 (1.03%) Ruby
15 15 (0.91%) Go
16 14 (0.85%) PL/SQL
17 13 (0.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 123 (7.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (5.95%) Degree
3 90 (5.47%) A+ Certification
4 76 (4.62%) Security Cleared
5 52 (3.16%) SC Cleared
6 48 (2.92%) MCSE
7 38 (2.31%) MCSA
8 34 (2.07%) CCNA
8 34 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 20 (1.22%) Network+ Certification
11 18 (1.09%) ISTQB
12 17 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 16 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
14 15 (0.91%) MCP
15 14 (0.85%) CISSP
16 13 (0.79%) CCENT
17 12 (0.73%) DBS Check
17 12 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
18 11 (0.67%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (6.38%) SLA
2 85 (5.16%) GDPR
3 50 (3.04%) QA
4 30 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (1.15%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.91%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.73%) BS25999
7 12 (0.73%) NIST
8 11 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 10 (0.61%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.55%) COBIT
11 6 (0.36%) PMO
12 5 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.24%) GRC
13 4 (0.24%) NIST 800
13 4 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.18%) COSO
15 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 2 (0.12%) SOC 2
16 1 (0.061%) NCSC
System Software
1 379 (23.03%) Active Directory
2 169 (10.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (8.32%) Hyper-V
4 72 (4.37%) Docker
5 64 (3.89%) VMware ESXi
6 57 (3.46%) XenApp
7 38 (2.31%) vSphere
7 38 (2.31%) XenDesktop
8 31 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (1.03%) BitLocker
10 14 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (0.79%) NFS
12 8 (0.49%) Firmware
13 6 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 5 (0.30%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.18%) pfSense
15 3 (0.18%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 80 (4.86%) SCCM
2 59 (3.58%) Microsoft Clustering
3 53 (3.22%) Terraform
4 52 (3.16%) Ansible
5 50 (3.04%) Kubernetes
6 46 (2.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 41 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
8 37 (2.25%) Puppet
9 22 (1.34%) Rancher
10 15 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (0.85%) vCenter Server
12 13 (0.79%) Backup Exec
13 12 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
13 12 (0.73%) SCOM
14 11 (0.67%) WSUS
15 10 (0.61%) MIIS
16 8 (0.49%) CASB
17 7 (0.43%) Consul
17 7 (0.43%) Graphite
17 7 (0.43%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 285 (17.31%) VMware
2 197 (11.97%) Cisco
3 135 (8.20%) Citrix
4 95 (5.77%) Oracle
5 42 (2.55%) Veeam
6 41 (2.49%) HP
7 37 (2.25%) IBM
8 33 (2.00%) Dell
8 33 (2.00%) Google
8 33 (2.00%) SAP
9 24 (1.46%) Apple
9 24 (1.46%) NetApp
10 23 (1.40%) Databricks
11 22 (1.34%) ServiceNow
12 20 (1.22%) Sophos
13 19 (1.15%) Meraki
13 19 (1.15%) SolarWinds
14 17 (1.03%) JD Edwards
15 16 (0.97%) Fortinet
15 16 (0.97%) SonicWALL