Period
to 22 January 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 2018 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 9 11
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 265 241 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 24.13% 21.87% 15.92%
As % of the Vendors category 43.95% 48.69% 41.02%
Number of salaries quoted 212 238 170
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £19,250 £19,750 £18,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £50,250 £50,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.90%

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 Staffordshire.

All Vendors
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 603 495 451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 54.92% 44.92% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 430 419 396
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +10.29% -2.86%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £22,250
90th Percentile £58,875 £53,900 £51,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Staffordshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Staffordshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Staffordshire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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
Tamworth +3 92 £26,000 +6.12% 8
Stoke-on-Trent 0 47 £33,750 -10.00% 14
Burton-upon-Trent +2 20 £35,000 -20.45% 1
Lichfield -4 19 £30,625 -28.78% 4
Stafford -5 16 £32,000 +40.66% 5
Cannock +5 9 £35,500 +9.23% 5
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 129 (48.68%) SQL
2 96 (36.23%) SQL Server
3 88 (33.21%) C#
4 80 (30.19%) .NET
5 76 (28.68%) Windows
6 43 (16.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 42 (15.85%) Microsoft Office
7 42 (15.85%) T-SQL
8 38 (14.34%) Business Intelligence
9 36 (13.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 34 (12.83%) Agile Software Development
11 33 (12.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 33 (12.45%) JavaScript
12 28 (10.57%) HTML
13 27 (10.19%) MVC
13 27 (10.19%) Finance
13 27 (10.19%) Advertising
14 26 (9.81%) ASP.NET
14 26 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (9.43%) ITIL
16 24 (9.06%) Dynamics NAV
16 24 (9.06%) AngularJS
17 23 (8.68%) VMware
18 22 (8.30%) Business Analysis
18 22 (8.30%) CSS
18 22 (8.30%) VB.NET
18 22 (8.30%) Active Directory
19 21 (7.92%) Microsoft Excel
20 20 (7.55%) Retail
20 20 (7.55%) SLA

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 16 (6.04%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.64%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.64%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.26%) SAS
3 6 (2.26%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (1.51%) Confluence
4 4 (1.51%) IIS
5 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.75%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 42 (15.85%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (7.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (4.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 24 (9.06%) Dynamics NAV
2 13 (4.91%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (4.91%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.02%) Dynamics 365
2 8 (3.02%) Office 365
3 6 (2.26%) PaaS
4 5 (1.89%) IaaS
5 4 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.13%) SaaS
7 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.28%) LAN
1 14 (5.28%) WAN
2 10 (3.77%) Firewall
3 9 (3.40%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.64%) Skype
4 7 (2.64%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.89%) Unified Communications
6 4 (1.51%) MPLS
7 3 (1.13%) HTTP
8 2 (0.75%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (0.75%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.75%) Internet
8 2 (0.75%) VLAN
8 2 (0.75%) Wireless
9 1 (0.38%) DHCP
9 1 (0.38%) DNS
9 1 (0.38%) Network Security
9 1 (0.38%) SAN
9 1 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (36.23%) SQL Server
2 43 (16.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (13.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (6.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (5.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (3.77%) Big Data
6 10 (3.77%) NoSQL
6 10 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (3.40%) Power BI
8 8 (3.02%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.26%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.89%) MS Access
11 4 (1.51%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.51%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (1.13%) QlikView
12 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (3.02%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.64%) JIRA
4 5 (1.89%) MSI
4 5 (1.89%) WiX
5 4 (1.51%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.75%) AccuRev
6 2 (0.75%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 27 (10.19%) Advertising
1 27 (10.19%) Finance
2 20 (7.55%) Retail
3 11 (4.15%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.64%) Marketing
5 6 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.13%) Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Automotive
7 1 (0.38%) Back Office
7 1 (0.38%) Electronics
7 1 (0.38%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (30.19%) Developer
2 73 (27.55%) Analyst
3 38 (14.34%) Support Analyst
4 35 (13.21%) .NET Developer
5 30 (11.32%) C# Developer
6 27 (10.19%) Consultant
7 24 (9.06%) C# .NET Developer
7 24 (9.06%) Senior Developer
8 23 (8.68%) IT Support
8 23 (8.68%) SQL Developer
9 22 (8.30%) Senior .NET Developer
10 21 (7.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 19 (7.17%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 19 (7.17%) Senior C# Developer
11 19 (7.17%) SQL BI Developer
12 18 (6.79%) Microsoft Consultant
13 17 (6.42%) IT Analyst
13 17 (6.42%) Support Engineer
14 16 (6.04%) 1st Line Support
15 14 (5.28%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (30.19%) .NET
2 28 (10.57%) HTML
3 26 (9.81%) ASP.NET
4 24 (9.06%) AngularJS
5 22 (8.30%) CSS
6 15 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (5.28%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (4.91%) .NET Framework
9 11 (4.15%) HTML5
9 11 (4.15%) WCF
10 10 (3.77%) CSS3
11 9 (3.40%) Entity Framework
12 8 (3.02%) WinForms
13 7 (2.64%) Web Services
13 7 (2.64%) WPF
13 7 (2.64%) XML
14 6 (2.26%) KnockoutJS
14 6 (2.26%) LINQ
15 5 (1.89%) Dapper ORM
15 5 (1.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.28%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.40%) Driving Licence
4 8 (3.02%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.26%) Analytical Mindset
5 6 (2.26%) Fintech
5 6 (2.26%) NHS
6 5 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.13%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.13%) Clustering
7 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.75%) Handset
8 2 (0.75%) Life Science
8 2 (0.75%) Replication
9 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.38%) EPoS
9 1 (0.38%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 76 (28.68%) Windows
2 18 (6.79%) Windows 8
3 16 (6.04%) Windows 7
4 15 (5.66%) Windows Server
5 13 (4.91%) Windows XP
6 8 (3.02%) Windows Vista
7 7 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.13%) Linux
10 2 (0.75%) Android
10 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.38%) Unix
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.34%) Business Intelligence
2 34 (12.83%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (10.19%) MVC
4 25 (9.43%) ITIL
5 22 (8.30%) Business Analysis
6 19 (7.17%) CRM
7 17 (6.42%) Project Management
8 13 (4.91%) TDD
9 11 (4.15%) Ticket Management
10 9 (3.40%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (3.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (3.02%) Customer Requirements
11 8 (3.02%) Mentoring
11 8 (3.02%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (2.64%) Data Extraction
12 7 (2.64%) Test Automation
13 6 (2.26%) Business Process Analysis
13 6 (2.26%) Performance Monitoring
13 6 (2.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 129 (48.68%) SQL
2 88 (33.21%) C#
3 42 (15.85%) T-SQL
4 33 (12.45%) JavaScript
5 22 (8.30%) VB.NET
6 16 (6.04%) C
7 6 (2.26%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.26%) X++
8 4 (1.51%) VB
9 3 (1.13%) VBA
10 1 (0.38%) C++
10 1 (0.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 33 (12.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (4.91%) Degree
3 10 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.89%) A+ Certification
4 5 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (1.51%) CCENT
5 4 (1.51%) CCNA
5 4 (1.51%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.13%) MCP
6 3 (1.13%) MCSA
6 3 (1.13%) MCSE
7 2 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.75%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.38%) ACCA
8 1 (0.38%) CIMA
8 1 (0.38%) CITP
8 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.55%) SLA
2 8 (3.02%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.75%) GDPR
3 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.75%) QA
4 1 (0.38%) COBIT
4 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (8.30%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.40%) Hyper-V
2 9 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.13%) vSphere
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (1.89%) Backup Exec
1 5 (1.89%) SCCM
1 5 (1.89%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.38%) SCDPM
2 1 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (8.68%) VMware
2 13 (4.91%) Citrix
3 11 (4.15%) Cisco
4 6 (2.26%) Oracle
4 6 (2.26%) Tableau
5 5 (1.89%) Apple
5 5 (1.89%) Mitel
5 5 (1.89%) Telerik
5 5 (1.89%) Virgin Media
6 3 (1.13%) HP
6 3 (1.13%) Meraki
6 3 (1.13%) SAP
6 3 (1.13%) Veeam
7 2 (0.75%) CommVault
7 2 (0.75%) Epicor
7 2 (0.75%) Infor
7 2 (0.75%) Lotus
8 1 (0.38%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.38%) Sage