Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 3 11
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 142 251 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 22.54% 23.09% 20.31%
As % of the Vendors category 53.58% 43.96% 47.25%
Number of salaries quoted 129 197 220
Staffordshire median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.29% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £20,950 £18,750 £21,000
90th Percentile £57,750 £55,000 £50,250
West Midlands median annual salary £41,750 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% -6.25%

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 265 571 472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 42.06% 52.53% 42.99%
Number of salaries quoted 233 410 396
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £22,100 £20,975 £22,000
90th Percentile £53,500 £60,000 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £43,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.13% - -1.23%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 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
Stoke-on-Trent +6 66 £40,000 +18.52% 23
Tamworth 0 34 £35,000 +59.09% 7
Burton-upon-Trent -1 12 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Stafford +5 6 £27,500 -14.06% 3
Lichfield -8 6 £23,000 -19.30% 5
Cannock -3 3 £32,500 -8.45% 3
Rugeley - 3 £30,000 -
Leek - 2 £32,500 -
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 81 (57.04%) SQL
2 59 (41.55%) Windows
3 54 (38.03%) C#
4 48 (33.80%) SQL Server
5 44 (30.99%) .NET
6 40 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (26.76%) Problem-Solving
8 37 (26.06%) T-SQL
9 33 (23.24%) Analytical Skills
10 32 (22.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 29 (20.42%) ASP.NET
12 28 (19.72%) Microsoft Office
12 28 (19.72%) Degree
13 26 (18.31%) Spring
13 26 (18.31%) Scrum
14 23 (16.20%) Marketing
15 22 (15.49%) Microsoft Azure
15 22 (15.49%) Greenfield Project
16 21 (14.79%) WinForms
16 21 (14.79%) JavaScript
17 20 (14.08%) Active Directory
18 19 (13.38%) DHCP
18 19 (13.38%) TCP/IP
18 19 (13.38%) DNS
18 19 (13.38%) SLA
18 19 (13.38%) CRM
18 19 (13.38%) MVC
18 19 (13.38%) Team Foundation Server
18 19 (13.38%) Test Automation
19 17 (11.97%) Office 365

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 (11.27%) MS Exchange
2 13 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (5.63%) CMS
4 2 (1.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.70%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.70%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (19.72%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (7.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (3.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (2.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (7.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.23%) Raiser's Edge
3 4 (2.82%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (2.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.70%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.70%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 22 (15.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (11.97%) Office 365
3 6 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.82%) G Suite
5 1 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.38%) DHCP
1 19 (13.38%) DNS
1 19 (13.38%) TCP/IP
2 14 (9.86%) NAS
2 14 (9.86%) SAN
3 13 (9.15%) Kerberos
3 13 (9.15%) MPLS
3 13 (9.15%) SNMP
3 13 (9.15%) VLAN
3 13 (9.15%) WLAN
4 6 (4.23%) Firewall
5 5 (3.52%) RTP
5 5 (3.52%) Skype
6 2 (1.41%) Internet
6 2 (1.41%) LAN
7 1 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.70%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.70%) VoIP
7 1 (0.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (33.80%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.56%) Relational Database
2 15 (10.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (6.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (2.11%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (1.41%) Power BI
9 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.70%) QlikView
10 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (13.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (8.45%) Ranorex
2 12 (8.45%) Subversion
2 12 (8.45%) Visual Studio
3 11 (7.75%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.82%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.41%) Selenium
5 2 (1.41%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 1 (0.70%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.70%) JMeter
6 1 (0.70%) Moq
6 1 (0.70%) NUnit
6 1 (0.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 23 (16.20%) Marketing
2 9 (6.34%) Retail
3 8 (5.63%) Games
4 4 (2.82%) Finance
5 3 (2.11%) Advertising
6 2 (1.41%) Automotive
6 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.70%) Back Office
7 1 (0.70%) French Language
7 1 (0.70%) German Language
7 1 (0.70%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 50 (35.21%) Developer
2 18 (12.68%) Analyst
3 17 (11.97%) Software Developer
4 14 (9.86%) .NET Developer
5 13 (9.15%) Tester
6 11 (7.75%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (7.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (6.34%) Junior
7 9 (6.34%) Software Tester
7 9 (6.34%) Support Analyst
7 9 (6.34%) Web Developer
8 8 (5.63%) Administrator
8 8 (5.63%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (5.63%) C# Developer
8 8 (5.63%) Lead Tester
8 8 (5.63%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.93%) .NET Software Developer
9 7 (4.93%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (4.93%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 7 (4.93%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (30.99%) .NET
2 29 (20.42%) ASP.NET
3 26 (18.31%) Spring
4 21 (14.79%) WinForms
5 16 (11.27%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (9.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 13 (9.15%) LDAP
6 13 (9.15%) XML
7 12 (8.45%) Drools
8 10 (7.04%) .NET Framework
9 7 (4.93%) Web Services
10 6 (4.23%) CSS
10 6 (4.23%) HTML
11 3 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (1.41%) Entity Framework
12 2 (1.41%) HTML5
12 2 (1.41%) jQuery
12 2 (1.41%) WCF
13 1 (0.70%) Java EE
13 1 (0.70%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 33 (23.24%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (15.49%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.93%) User Experience
5 6 (4.23%) Driving Licence
6 5 (3.52%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.52%) Replication
6 5 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.41%) Clustering
7 2 (1.41%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.41%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 59 (41.55%) Windows
2 13 (9.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (6.34%) Windows 7
4 7 (4.93%) Windows 8
4 7 (4.93%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.23%) Linux
6 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.41%) Android
8 2 (1.41%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (26.76%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (18.31%) Scrum
4 19 (13.38%) CRM
4 19 (13.38%) MVC
4 19 (13.38%) Test Automation
5 16 (11.27%) Project Management
6 15 (10.56%) OOP
6 15 (10.56%) SDLC
7 14 (9.86%) Line Management
8 13 (9.15%) Information Security
8 13 (9.15%) Service Delivery
8 13 (9.15%) Unit Testing
8 13 (9.15%) Web Development
9 12 (8.45%) Computer Science
9 12 (8.45%) E-Commerce
9 12 (8.45%) ITIL
9 12 (8.45%) Mobile Device Management
9 12 (8.45%) Regression Testing
9 12 (8.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 81 (57.04%) SQL
2 54 (38.03%) C#
3 37 (26.06%) T-SQL
4 21 (14.79%) JavaScript
5 14 (9.86%) VB.NET
6 7 (4.93%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.52%) Python
8 2 (1.41%) VB
8 2 (1.41%) VBA
8 2 (1.41%) VBScript
9 1 (0.70%) C
9 1 (0.70%) Java
9 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (22.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (19.72%) Degree
3 14 (9.86%) MCITP
4 4 (2.82%) HND
5 3 (2.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.41%) APMP
7 1 (0.70%) ACCA
7 1 (0.70%) CIMA
7 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.70%) ISEB
7 1 (0.70%) MCSA
7 1 (0.70%) MCSE
7 1 (0.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.38%) SLA
2 7 (4.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.23%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.41%) PMO
4 2 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 20 (14.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (4.23%) XenApp
2 6 (4.23%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (10.56%) VMware
2 12 (8.45%) Avaya
3 7 (4.93%) Cisco
4 6 (4.23%) Citrix
5 4 (2.82%) Google
5 4 (2.82%) Sage
5 4 (2.82%) Tableau
6 3 (2.11%) Cognos
7 2 (1.41%) Apple
7 2 (1.41%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.41%) Remedy
7 2 (1.41%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.70%) Epicor
8 1 (0.70%) Ivanti
8 1 (0.70%) Kronos
8 1 (0.70%) Northgate
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle
8 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.70%) SAP
8 1 (0.70%) Sun