Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,185 2,275 2,690
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.36% 21.75% 22.18%
As % of the Vendors category 47.31% 47.37% 48.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,086 2,169 2,174
Median annual salary £42,786 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.67% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +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 2,505 4,803 5,506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 45.15% 45.91% 45.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,883 3,978 3,994
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -1 761 £44,500 -1.11% 234
East Midlands -1 426 £43,500 +8.75% 144
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 560 (47.26%) Azure
2 388 (32.74%) Windows
3 361 (30.46%) SQL
4 322 (27.17%) SQL Server
5 291 (24.56%) Office 365
6 266 (22.45%) Active Directory
7 261 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
8 252 (21.27%) C#
9 246 (20.76%) .NET
10 192 (16.20%) VMware
11 182 (15.36%) JavaScript
12 181 (15.27%) DevOps
13 174 (14.68%) ITIL
14 168 (14.18%) Windows Server
15 161 (13.59%) Microsoft Office
16 147 (12.41%) AWS
17 130 (10.97%) PowerShell
18 129 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
19 128 (10.80%) Cisco
20 122 (10.30%) MVC
21 121 (10.21%) Business Intelligence
22 118 (9.96%) Microsoft Certification
23 115 (9.70%) CSS
24 113 (9.54%) HTML
24 113 (9.54%) .NET Framework
25 112 (9.45%) Firewall
26 111 (9.37%) VMware Infrastructure
27 110 (9.28%) T-SQL
28 109 (9.20%) SharePoint
29 107 (9.03%) Oracle

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
1 109 (9.20%) SharePoint
2 55 (4.64%) MS Exchange
3 42 (3.54%) IIS
4 29 (2.45%) CMS
4 29 (2.45%) Confluence
5 21 (1.77%) Umbraco
6 16 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (1.10%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (0.59%) GlassFish
9 7 (0.59%) JBoss
10 6 (0.51%) Sitefinity
11 5 (0.42%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.42%) WordPress
12 4 (0.34%) Kentico
12 4 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 161 (13.59%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (1.52%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.42%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
5 7 (0.59%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 7 (0.59%) Magento
5 7 (0.59%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.34%) Bond Adapt
6 4 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.17%) Sage 1000
9 1 (0.084%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.084%) Maximo
9 1 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.084%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.084%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 560 (47.26%) Azure
2 291 (24.56%) Office 365
3 147 (12.41%) AWS
4 91 (7.68%) Power Platform
5 58 (4.89%) Dynamics 365
6 54 (4.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 39 (3.29%) GitHub
8 37 (3.12%) PaaS
9 27 (2.28%) Azure Data Factory
9 27 (2.28%) Power Automate
10 26 (2.19%) IaaS
11 25 (2.11%) PowerApps
12 18 (1.52%) SaaS
13 15 (1.27%) OneDrive
13 15 (1.27%) Serverless
14 14 (1.18%) Azure Stack
15 12 (1.01%) GCP
15 12 (1.01%) Logic Apps
16 10 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (0.84%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 112 (9.45%) Firewall
2 68 (5.74%) WAN
3 66 (5.57%) DNS
3 66 (5.57%) LAN
4 64 (5.40%) SAN
5 58 (4.89%) DHCP
6 53 (4.47%) TCP/IP
7 47 (3.97%) VPN
8 40 (3.38%) VLAN
8 40 (3.38%) VoIP
9 25 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
10 20 (1.69%) iSCSI
11 19 (1.60%) Network Security
12 18 (1.52%) Wireless
13 14 (1.18%) Internet
14 13 (1.10%) NetScaler
15 12 (1.01%) NAS
16 11 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
17 10 (0.84%) Skype
17 10 (0.84%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (27.17%) SQL Server
2 75 (6.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 69 (5.82%) Power BI
4 55 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
5 54 (4.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 39 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 32 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 28 (2.36%) Azure SQL Database
9 22 (1.86%) MongoDB
10 21 (1.77%) Data Lake
11 19 (1.60%) NoSQL
12 17 (1.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 17 (1.43%) Redis
13 16 (1.35%) MySQL
14 13 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
16 11 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
17 10 (0.84%) Tableau
18 9 (0.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 88 (7.43%) Git (software)
2 42 (3.54%) Visual Studio
3 41 (3.46%) JIRA
4 40 (3.38%) Jenkins
5 39 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 26 (2.19%) TeamCity
7 19 (1.60%) Selenium
8 17 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (1.01%) Artifactory
10 10 (0.84%) GitLab
10 10 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.59%) Apache Archiva
12 7 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.59%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.59%) gulp
12 7 (0.59%) JUnit
12 7 (0.59%) Metasploit
12 7 (0.59%) Mockito
12 7 (0.59%) SpecFlow
General
1 105 (8.86%) Finance
2 74 (6.24%) Public Sector
3 46 (3.88%) Multimedia
4 40 (3.38%) Law
5 36 (3.04%) Back Office
6 31 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 30 (2.53%) Retail
8 25 (2.11%) Digital Economy
8 25 (2.11%) Marketing
9 19 (1.60%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.52%) Games
11 12 (1.01%) Automotive
12 10 (0.84%) Publishing
13 7 (0.59%) Legal
14 5 (0.42%) Fire and Rescue
15 4 (0.34%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.34%) Front Office
16 3 (0.25%) Advertising
16 3 (0.25%) Electronics
17 2 (0.17%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 265 (22.36%) Developer
2 165 (13.92%) Analyst
3 91 (7.68%) IT Engineer
4 76 (6.41%) Software Developer
4 76 (6.41%) Support Engineer
5 68 (5.74%) Architect
5 68 (5.74%) Azure Engineer
6 64 (5.40%) .NET Developer
6 64 (5.40%) IT Support
7 60 (5.06%) Senior Developer
8 59 (4.98%) Support Analyst
9 50 (4.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 46 (3.88%) Consultant
11 39 (3.29%) C# Developer
12 38 (3.21%) IT Support Engineer
13 35 (2.95%) Trainee
14 34 (2.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 33 (2.78%) IT Manager
16 31 (2.62%) Systems Engineer
16 31 (2.62%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (20.76%) .NET
2 115 (9.70%) CSS
3 113 (9.54%) .NET Framework
3 113 (9.54%) HTML
4 94 (7.93%) ASP.NET
5 88 (7.43%) AngularJS
6 79 (6.67%) jQuery
7 66 (5.57%) React
8 51 (4.30%) ASP.NET Web API
9 49 (4.14%) .NET Core
9 49 (4.14%) Entity Framework
9 49 (4.14%) REST
10 44 (3.71%) Web Services
11 42 (3.54%) HTML5
12 38 (3.21%) CSS3
13 31 (2.62%) WinForms
14 28 (2.36%) RESTful
15 27 (2.28%) Vue.js
16 24 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC
17 23 (1.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 101 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (4.56%) Self-Motivation
3 45 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
4 44 (3.71%) Management Information System
5 33 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 27 (2.28%) Data Centre
7 26 (2.19%) Driving Licence
7 26 (2.19%) Replication
8 23 (1.94%) User Experience
9 22 (1.86%) Clustering
10 16 (1.35%) Public Cloud
11 12 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.01%) Virtual Team
12 11 (0.93%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.68%) Fat Client
13 8 (0.68%) Thin Client
14 7 (0.59%) AS400
14 7 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
15 6 (0.51%) Mainframe
15 6 (0.51%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 388 (32.74%) Windows
2 168 (14.18%) Windows Server
3 87 (7.34%) Linux
4 72 (6.08%) Windows 10
5 50 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (3.29%) Windows Server 2016
7 32 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (2.53%) Unix
9 27 (2.28%) Windows Server 2019
10 22 (1.86%) Windows 7
11 13 (1.10%) Android
11 13 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.68%) AIX
12 8 (0.68%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.51%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (0.34%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.25%) Solaris
16 3 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (15.27%) DevOps
3 174 (14.68%) ITIL
4 129 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
5 122 (10.30%) MVC
6 121 (10.21%) Business Intelligence
7 89 (7.51%) Project Delivery
8 88 (7.43%) Migration
9 76 (6.41%) Analytics
10 74 (6.24%) Project Management
11 73 (6.16%) Microservices
12 70 (5.91%) Scrum
13 68 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 66 (5.57%) Test Automation
15 62 (5.23%) Change Management
16 58 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
16 58 (4.89%) Software Engineering
17 57 (4.81%) ERP
18 53 (4.47%) Web Development
19 52 (4.39%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 361 (30.46%) SQL
2 252 (21.27%) C#
3 182 (15.36%) JavaScript
4 130 (10.97%) PowerShell
5 110 (9.28%) T-SQL
6 71 (5.99%) Python
7 45 (3.80%) Java
8 42 (3.54%) PL/SQL
9 22 (1.86%) PHP
10 20 (1.69%) TypeScript
11 17 (1.43%) VB
12 16 (1.35%) C
13 15 (1.27%) C++
14 12 (1.01%) Perl
14 12 (1.01%) VB.NET
15 10 (0.84%) Go
15 10 (0.84%) VBA
16 9 (0.76%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.68%) Java 8
18 6 (0.51%) R
Qualifications
1 118 (9.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (6.58%) Degree
3 54 (4.56%) MCSE
4 49 (4.14%) Security Cleared
5 45 (3.80%) MCSA
6 40 (3.38%) A+ Certification
7 37 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (2.95%) CCNA
8 35 (2.95%) SC Cleared
9 21 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 13 (1.10%) CCENT
11 13 (1.10%) MCP
12 10 (0.84%) HNC
12 10 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.84%) Network+ Certification
13 9 (0.76%) CCNP
13 9 (0.76%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.76%) NCDA
13 9 (0.76%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.22%) SLA
2 43 (3.63%) GDPR
3 35 (2.95%) QA
4 10 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.34%) NIST
7 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.25%) COBIT
8 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.25%) PMO
9 2 (0.17%) BS25999
9 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.084%) Basel III
10 1 (0.084%) COREP
10 1 (0.084%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.084%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.084%) IFRS
10 1 (0.084%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 266 (22.45%) Active Directory
2 111 (9.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (8.78%) Hyper-V
4 72 (6.08%) Docker
5 35 (2.95%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (2.95%) XenApp
6 23 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (1.94%) vSphere
6 23 (1.94%) XenDesktop
7 11 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (0.76%) BitLocker
9 8 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.51%) NFS
12 5 (0.42%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (0.34%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.25%) Firmware
14 3 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.25%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 56 (4.73%) Kubernetes
2 55 (4.64%) SCCM
3 44 (3.71%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (3.63%) Terraform
5 37 (3.12%) Ansible
6 32 (2.70%) Puppet
7 29 (2.45%) Microsoft Intune
8 27 (2.28%) Microsoft Clustering
9 15 (1.27%) MIIS
10 12 (1.01%) Rancher
10 12 (1.01%) vCenter Server
11 9 (0.76%) SCOM
11 9 (0.76%) WSUS
12 7 (0.59%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
14 5 (0.42%) CSIRT
14 5 (0.42%) Nessus
14 5 (0.42%) vRealize
15 4 (0.34%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 192 (16.20%) VMware
2 128 (10.80%) Cisco
3 107 (9.03%) Oracle
4 92 (7.76%) Citrix
5 51 (4.30%) IBM
6 37 (3.12%) NetApp
7 28 (2.36%) HP
8 27 (2.28%) Veeam
9 25 (2.11%) Apple
9 25 (2.11%) Dell
10 24 (2.03%) Google
11 19 (1.60%) ServiceNow
12 14 (1.18%) EnterpriseDB
12 14 (1.18%) Fortinet
12 14 (1.18%) HubSpot
12 14 (1.18%) Sophos
13 13 (1.10%) CheckPoint
13 13 (1.10%) Meraki
13 13 (1.10%) Mitel
14 11 (0.93%) Avaya