Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,102 1,259 2,649
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.99% 23.00% 22.14%
As % of the Vendors category 50.74% 49.45% 47.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,526 1,015 2,172
10th Percentile £23,500 £26,000 £23,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,813 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £55,625 £55,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £68,125 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 4,143 2,546 5,557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 43.34% 46.52% 46.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3,078 2,055 4,374
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,778 £25,071
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,500 £43,594
Median % change year-on-year -1.10% +4.37% +2.57%
75th Percentile £59,000 £58,125 £56,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £54,500 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.83% +6.00% -

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -3 1,440 £42,875 -4.72% 425
East Midlands 0 653 £40,000 -5.88% 236
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 858 (40.82%) Azure
2 671 (31.92%) Social Skills
3 653 (31.07%) Windows
4 584 (27.78%) SQL
5 523 (24.88%) Microsoft 365
6 481 (22.88%) Active Directory
7 455 (21.65%) SQL Server
8 441 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
9 415 (19.74%) C#
10 369 (17.55%) VMware
11 368 (17.51%) .NET
12 336 (15.98%) Windows Server
13 327 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
14 324 (15.41%) Microsoft Office
15 250 (11.89%) Power Platform
16 249 (11.85%) JavaScript
17 234 (11.13%) Finance
18 231 (10.99%) Business Intelligence
19 230 (10.94%) SharePoint
20 225 (10.70%) ITIL
21 215 (10.23%) DevOps
22 214 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
23 200 (9.51%) PowerShell
24 197 (9.37%) Project Management
25 194 (9.23%) Firewall
25 194 (9.23%) AWS
26 193 (9.18%) Cisco
27 192 (9.13%) Microsoft Excel
28 187 (8.90%) Windows 10
29 181 (8.61%) 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
1 230 (10.94%) SharePoint
2 149 (7.09%) MS Exchange
3 66 (3.14%) IIS
4 23 (1.09%) CMS
5 21 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (0.95%) Confluence
7 16 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (0.76%) Umbraco
8 15 (0.71%) WordPress
9 14 (0.67%) SAS
9 14 (0.67%) Skype for Business
10 12 (0.57%) nginx
11 7 (0.33%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.24%) Apache
13 5 (0.24%) NServiceBus
14 4 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 324 (15.41%) Microsoft Office
2 192 (9.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (3.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (2.43%) Microsoft Project
5 33 (1.57%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.29%) InDesign
8 6 (0.29%) Siemens NX
8 6 (0.29%) Solid Edge
9 5 (0.24%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.095%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.048%) Figma
13 1 (0.048%) Sketch
13 1 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.048%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 75 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 26 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.71%) NetSuite
5 9 (0.43%) Sentinel
6 8 (0.38%) Magento
6 8 (0.38%) SAP HR
6 8 (0.38%) Shopify
7 6 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
7 6 (0.29%) Teamcenter
8 5 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.24%) SAP HCM
8 5 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 3 (0.14%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.095%) Exchequer
10 2 (0.095%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.095%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.095%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.095%) Workfront
11 1 (0.048%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 858 (40.82%) Azure
2 523 (24.88%) Microsoft 365
3 250 (11.89%) Power Platform
4 194 (9.23%) AWS
5 151 (7.18%) Dynamics 365
6 97 (4.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 90 (4.28%) PowerApps
8 74 (3.52%) Power Automate
9 72 (3.43%) PaaS
10 68 (3.24%) IaaS
11 53 (2.52%) Azure Data Factory
12 47 (2.24%) Azure Logic Apps
12 47 (2.24%) Serverless
13 45 (2.14%) OneDrive
14 42 (2.00%) SaaS
15 30 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
16 29 (1.38%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 26 (1.24%) GitHub
18 23 (1.09%) Azure Functions
19 19 (0.90%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 194 (9.23%) Firewall
2 145 (6.90%) DNS
3 133 (6.33%) WAN
4 130 (6.18%) LAN
5 114 (5.42%) DHCP
6 106 (5.04%) VPN
7 84 (4.00%) TCP/IP
8 72 (3.43%) SAN
9 51 (2.43%) VLAN
10 48 (2.28%) Remote Desktop
11 47 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
11 47 (2.24%) Wireless
12 42 (2.00%) VoIP
13 36 (1.71%) Internet
14 28 (1.33%) Skype
15 22 (1.05%) NAS
16 21 (1.00%) WLAN
17 20 (0.95%) Network Security
18 19 (0.90%) Intranet
19 16 (0.76%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 455 (21.65%) SQL Server
2 178 (8.47%) Power BI
3 119 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 111 (5.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 95 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
6 63 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 43 (2.05%) Azure SQL Database
8 42 (2.00%) Data Lake
9 40 (1.90%) NoSQL
10 31 (1.47%) Relational Database
11 26 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
12 23 (1.09%) MySQL
13 18 (0.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 17 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
14 17 (0.81%) SQL Server 2019
14 17 (0.81%) Tableau
15 16 (0.76%) OLAP
16 14 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 13 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
17 13 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 79 (3.76%) Git (software)
2 67 (3.19%) Visual Studio
3 49 (2.33%) JIRA
4 25 (1.19%) Selenium
5 22 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (1.00%) SpecFlow
7 20 (0.95%) NUnit
7 20 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
8 16 (0.76%) MSTest
8 16 (0.76%) TeamCity
9 15 (0.71%) Jenkins
9 15 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 12 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
11 11 (0.52%) Subversion
12 10 (0.48%) gulp
13 8 (0.38%) Artifactory
13 8 (0.38%) GitLab
13 8 (0.38%) webpack
14 7 (0.33%) Cucumber
15 6 (0.29%) Cactus
General
1 671 (31.92%) Social Skills
2 234 (11.13%) Finance
3 170 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
4 152 (7.23%) Retail
5 103 (4.90%) Public Sector
6 95 (4.52%) Organisational Skills
7 80 (3.81%) Multimedia
8 79 (3.76%) Marketing
9 76 (3.62%) Presentation Skills
10 65 (3.09%) Law
10 65 (3.09%) Manufacturing
11 51 (2.43%) Telecoms
12 42 (2.00%) Influencing Skills
13 40 (1.90%) Digital Economy
14 32 (1.52%) Games
15 29 (1.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 27 (1.28%) Legal
17 26 (1.24%) Local Government
18 22 (1.05%) Automotive
19 17 (0.81%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 414 (19.70%) Developer
2 313 (14.89%) Analyst
3 172 (8.18%) Support Engineer
4 159 (7.56%) IT Support
5 136 (6.47%) IT Engineer
6 111 (5.28%) Architect
6 111 (5.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 111 (5.28%) Support Analyst
7 101 (4.80%) Software Developer
8 98 (4.66%) Consultant
9 96 (4.57%) Senior Developer
10 92 (4.38%) .NET Developer
11 73 (3.47%) Trainee
12 67 (3.19%) Project Manager
13 65 (3.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 63 (3.00%) Administrator
15 60 (2.85%) Azure Engineer
15 60 (2.85%) IT Support Engineer
16 56 (2.66%) IT Analyst
17 54 (2.57%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 368 (17.51%) .NET
2 173 (8.23%) HTML
3 167 (7.94%) CSS
4 166 (7.90%) ASP.NET
5 152 (7.23%) Web Services
6 128 (6.09%) REST
7 107 (5.09%) .NET Framework
8 77 (3.66%) jQuery
9 76 (3.62%) React
10 72 (3.43%) .NET Core
11 71 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC
12 70 (3.33%) AngularJS
13 59 (2.81%) Entity Framework
14 51 (2.43%) HTML5
15 48 (2.28%) XML
16 44 (2.09%) JSON
17 43 (2.05%) ASP.NET Web API
18 39 (1.86%) CSS3
19 36 (1.71%) RESTful
19 36 (1.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 133 (6.33%) Management Information System
2 97 (4.61%) Data Centre
3 82 (3.90%) Clustering
4 81 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 72 (3.43%) Driving Licence
6 63 (3.00%) Public Cloud
7 61 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
8 44 (2.09%) Mobile App
9 37 (1.76%) Legacy Systems
9 37 (1.76%) User Experience
10 32 (1.52%) CCTV
11 29 (1.38%) Replication
12 23 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
12 23 (1.09%) Housing Association
13 19 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
14 18 (0.86%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
14 18 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
15 17 (0.81%) NHS
16 16 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 653 (31.07%) Windows
2 336 (15.98%) Windows Server
3 187 (8.90%) Windows 10
4 160 (7.61%) Linux
5 87 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 77 (3.66%) Windows Server 2019
7 72 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 69 (3.28%) Windows Server 2016
9 54 (2.57%) Windows 7
10 43 (2.05%) Unix
11 33 (1.57%) Android
12 28 (1.33%) Windows 8
13 24 (1.14%) Apple iOS
14 18 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (0.76%) Mac OS
17 15 (0.71%) Windows XP
18 9 (0.43%) AIX
19 6 (0.29%) SUSE
20 5 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
2 327 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
3 231 (10.99%) Business Intelligence
4 225 (10.70%) ITIL
5 215 (10.23%) DevOps
6 197 (9.37%) Project Management
7 181 (8.61%) MVC
8 148 (7.04%) Project Delivery
9 124 (5.90%) CRM
10 121 (5.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 120 (5.71%) Service Delivery
12 111 (5.28%) Scrum
13 110 (5.23%) Continuous Improvement
14 109 (5.19%) Migration
15 104 (4.95%) ETL
16 101 (4.80%) Analytics
17 100 (4.76%) Mentoring
18 96 (4.57%) SDLC
19 94 (4.47%) ERP
20 92 (4.38%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 584 (27.78%) SQL
2 415 (19.74%) C#
3 249 (11.85%) JavaScript
4 200 (9.51%) PowerShell
5 127 (6.04%) T-SQL
6 113 (5.38%) Python
7 60 (2.85%) Java
8 52 (2.47%) TypeScript
9 50 (2.38%) VB.NET
10 40 (1.90%) PHP
11 28 (1.33%) VBA
12 23 (1.09%) C
13 22 (1.05%) Bash Shell
13 22 (1.05%) R
14 20 (0.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 16 (0.76%) C++
16 15 (0.71%) PL/SQL
17 14 (0.67%) Ruby
18 12 (0.57%) VB
19 11 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 145 (6.90%) Degree
2 124 (5.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 115 (5.47%) Security Cleared
4 70 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 59 (2.81%) A+ Certification
6 44 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 39 (1.86%) CCNA
9 38 (1.81%) MCSE
10 37 (1.76%) MCSA
11 34 (1.62%) MCP
12 33 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
13 30 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
14 29 (1.38%) CCNP
15 28 (1.33%) MCITP
16 23 (1.09%) DV Cleared
16 23 (1.09%) ISTQB
17 18 (0.86%) CISSP
18 16 (0.76%) ISEB
19 13 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (8.42%) SLA
2 106 (5.04%) GDPR
3 83 (3.95%) QA
4 39 (1.86%) PMO
5 38 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 30 (1.43%) Data Quality
7 19 (0.90%) Accessibility
8 16 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 15 (0.71%) ISO 9001
9 15 (0.71%) PCI DSS
10 14 (0.67%) BS25999
11 11 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
12 10 (0.48%) NIST
13 8 (0.38%) COBIT
13 8 (0.38%) GAAP
14 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (0.24%) GRC
16 4 (0.19%) NIST 800
17 3 (0.14%) COSO
18 2 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 481 (22.88%) Active Directory
2 214 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 165 (7.85%) Hyper-V
4 80 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
5 69 (3.28%) vSphere
6 55 (2.62%) XenApp
7 54 (2.57%) Docker
8 45 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
9 44 (2.09%) XenDesktop
10 17 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
11 14 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (0.62%) BitLocker
13 9 (0.43%) Terminal Server
14 8 (0.38%) Firmware
14 8 (0.38%) NFS
14 8 (0.38%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.19%) KVM
15 4 (0.19%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 101 (4.80%) SCCM
2 94 (4.47%) Microsoft Intune
3 62 (2.95%) Microsoft Clustering
4 52 (2.47%) Kubernetes
5 38 (1.81%) Terraform
6 37 (1.76%) Ansible
7 26 (1.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 24 (1.14%) WSUS
9 22 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
10 21 (1.00%) vCenter Server
11 19 (0.90%) SCOM
12 17 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
12 17 (0.81%) Puppet
13 16 (0.76%) Rancher
14 9 (0.43%) Consul
14 9 (0.43%) Grafana
14 9 (0.43%) Graphite
14 9 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
14 9 (0.43%) Packer
14 9 (0.43%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 369 (17.55%) VMware
2 193 (9.18%) Cisco
3 156 (7.42%) Citrix
4 106 (5.04%) Oracle
5 74 (3.52%) SAP
6 58 (2.76%) Veeam
7 49 (2.33%) Google
8 47 (2.24%) HP
9 36 (1.71%) Dell
10 35 (1.67%) Databricks
10 35 (1.67%) Meraki
11 32 (1.52%) ServiceNow
12 31 (1.47%) JD Edwards
13 28 (1.33%) NetApp
13 28 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
14 27 (1.28%) Adobe
14 27 (1.28%) Apple
15 21 (1.00%) IBM
16 16 (0.76%) CheckPoint
16 16 (0.76%) Juniper