Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 2 7
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 140 321 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 18.87% 26.68% 25.21%
As % of the Vendors category 41.18% 49.46% 56.97%
Number of salaries quoted 121 247 335
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £21,500 £21,000 £19,750
90th Percentile £56,000 £54,850 £50,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +8.45% -5.33%

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 340 649 567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 45.82% 53.95% 44.26%
Number of salaries quoted 264 458 489
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,250 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.43% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,375 £56,250 £52,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 15 November 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 15 November 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
Stoke-on-Trent +2 63 £37,500 +25.77% 32
Stafford +16 17 £34,000 -2.86% 1
Tamworth -3 16 £33,750 -3.57% 13
Lichfield -1 9 £26,500 -47.00% 3
Burton-upon-Trent -15 5 £40,000 +6.67%
Rugeley - 4 £28,250 -
Cannock -7 3 £32,500 -1.52%
Leek - 2 £32,500 -
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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 66 (47.14%) SQL
2 63 (45.00%) SQL Server
3 40 (28.57%) C#
4 37 (26.43%) .NET
4 37 (26.43%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 27 (19.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (18.57%) Microsoft Office
7 26 (18.57%) Microsoft Excel
8 24 (17.14%) Windows
8 24 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (16.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (14.29%) ASP.NET
11 20 (14.29%) Degree
11 20 (14.29%) Finance
11 20 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (12.86%) HTML
13 17 (12.14%) Active Directory
13 17 (12.14%) MVC
14 16 (11.43%) CSS
14 16 (11.43%) Test Automation
14 16 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (10.71%) JavaScript
16 14 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
17 13 (9.29%) Office 365
17 13 (9.29%) Analytics
17 13 (9.29%) Retail
17 13 (9.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 12 (8.57%) Scrum

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 8 (5.71%) CMS
1 8 (5.71%) MS Exchange
1 8 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.43%) Confluence
3 2 (1.43%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.71%) IIS
4 1 (0.71%) MediaWiki
4 1 (0.71%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (18.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 26 (18.57%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (9.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.71%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.86%) ResourceLink
3 2 (1.43%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.71%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (9.29%) Office 365
3 7 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.43%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.43%) DNS
1 9 (6.43%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.00%) DHCP
3 6 (4.29%) LAN
3 6 (4.29%) WAN
4 5 (3.57%) MPLS
4 5 (3.57%) NAS
4 5 (3.57%) RTP
4 5 (3.57%) SAN
4 5 (3.57%) VLAN
5 4 (2.86%) Firewall
5 4 (2.86%) Kerberos
5 4 (2.86%) Skype
5 4 (2.86%) SNMP
5 4 (2.86%) WLAN
6 3 (2.14%) VoIP
7 2 (1.43%) Network Security
7 2 (1.43%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.71%) VPN
8 1 (0.71%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (19.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (7.86%) Relational Database
5 10 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (3.57%) MySQL
8 3 (2.14%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.14%) OLTP
8 3 (2.14%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.43%) Power BI
9 2 (1.43%) QlikView
9 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.00%) JIRA
1 7 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.29%) Subversion
2 6 (4.29%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.57%) Ranorex
4 3 (2.14%) AccuRev
4 3 (2.14%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.14%) Selenium
5 2 (1.43%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.43%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.43%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 1 (0.71%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.71%) JMeter
6 1 (0.71%) Moq
6 1 (0.71%) NUnit
6 1 (0.71%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.71%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (14.29%) Finance
2 13 (9.29%) Retail
3 5 (3.57%) Advertising
4 4 (2.86%) Banking
4 4 (2.86%) Games
4 4 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.43%) Automotive
5 2 (1.43%) Marketing
6 1 (0.71%) French Language
6 1 (0.71%) German Language
6 1 (0.71%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (30.71%) Developer
2 32 (22.86%) Analyst
3 14 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 11 (7.86%) Software Developer
5 10 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
6 9 (6.43%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 8 (5.71%) SSRS Analyst
7 8 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (5.00%) SQL Server Analyst
8 7 (5.00%) Tester
9 6 (4.29%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.29%) Junior
10 5 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (3.57%) Author
10 5 (3.57%) DBA
10 5 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) Junior Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Software Tester
10 5 (3.57%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.57%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (26.43%) .NET
2 20 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 18 (12.86%) HTML
4 16 (11.43%) CSS
5 11 (7.86%) Spring
6 10 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (7.14%) XML
7 9 (6.43%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (4.29%) Drools
8 6 (4.29%) WinForms
9 5 (3.57%) HTML5
10 4 (2.86%) .NET Core
10 4 (2.86%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (2.86%) jQuery
10 4 (2.86%) LDAP
10 4 (2.86%) REST
11 3 (2.14%) COM
11 3 (2.14%) OAuth
12 2 (1.43%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.57%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (5.00%) User Experience
5 5 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.57%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.14%) NHS
7 2 (1.43%) Clustering
7 2 (1.43%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.43%) Replication
8 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.71%) Social Media
8 1 (0.71%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.14%) Windows
2 5 (3.57%) Linux
2 5 (3.57%) Windows 8
3 4 (2.86%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.71%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.43%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (12.14%) MVC
5 16 (11.43%) Test Automation
6 13 (9.29%) Analytics
7 12 (8.57%) Decision-Making
7 12 (8.57%) Scrum
7 12 (8.57%) SDLC
8 11 (7.86%) Project Management
8 11 (7.86%) Web Development
9 10 (7.14%) Logistics
10 9 (6.43%) Customer Requirements
10 9 (6.43%) ITIL
11 8 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (5.71%) Migration
11 8 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (5.00%) CRM
12 7 (5.00%) Data Security
12 7 (5.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 66 (47.14%) SQL
2 40 (28.57%) C#
3 28 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 15 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.14%) VB.NET
6 6 (4.29%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.43%) Java
7 2 (1.43%) Python
7 2 (1.43%) VB
7 2 (1.43%) VBA
7 2 (1.43%) VBScript
8 1 (0.71%) C
8 1 (0.71%) PHP
8 1 (0.71%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (16.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (14.29%) Degree
3 6 (4.29%) MCITP
4 4 (2.86%) HNC
4 4 (2.86%) MCSE
5 3 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.14%) HND
5 3 (2.14%) ISEB
6 2 (1.43%) ACCA
6 2 (1.43%) APMP
6 2 (1.43%) CIMA
6 2 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.43%) MCSA
7 1 (0.71%) CCNA
7 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.71%) PMP
7 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.43%) SLA
2 3 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.14%) PMO
3 1 (0.71%) GDPR
3 1 (0.71%) P3O
3 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (12.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.43%) XenApp
4 2 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (8.57%) VMware
2 9 (6.43%) Cisco
3 8 (5.71%) Kronos
3 8 (5.71%) Northgate
4 5 (3.57%) Sage
5 4 (2.86%) Avaya
6 3 (2.14%) Cognos
6 3 (2.14%) Oracle
6 3 (2.14%) Tableau
7 2 (1.43%) Alteryx
7 2 (1.43%) Citrix
7 2 (1.43%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.43%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.43%) Kaspersky
7 2 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.43%) SAP
7 2 (1.43%) Veeam
7 2 (1.43%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.71%) Google
8 1 (0.71%) Mitel