Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 8 15
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 239 189 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 23.57% 19.73% 13.65%
As % of the Vendors category 44.92% 44.26% 37.19%
Number of salaries quoted 199 168 138
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +1.45%
10th Percentile £18,750 £24,100 £19,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £49,125
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.27% +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 532 427 449
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 52.47% 44.57% 36.71%
Number of salaries quoted 422 325 385
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14% -0.71%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,350 £21,700
90th Percentile £59,875 £55,000 £52,300
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% -1.23% +1.25%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 +6 77 £22,000 -39.73% 14
Stoke-on-Trent -2 44 £40,000 +6.67% 16
Stafford +11 15 £29,750 -5.56% 4
Burton-upon-Trent -4 14 £35,000 -20.45% 5
Lichfield +4 10 £30,000 -30.23% 3
Cannock +8 6 £35,500 +12.70% 4
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 104 (43.51%) SQL
2 75 (31.38%) Windows
3 72 (30.13%) SQL Server
4 65 (27.20%) C#
5 61 (25.52%) .NET
6 37 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
7 33 (13.81%) Microsoft Office
7 33 (13.81%) Advertising
8 32 (13.39%) HTML
9 31 (12.97%) JavaScript
9 31 (12.97%) Finance
10 30 (12.55%) SLA
10 30 (12.55%) Dynamics NAV
11 29 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (10.88%) CSS
13 25 (10.46%) Project Management
13 25 (10.46%) VMware
14 23 (9.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 23 (9.62%) Active Directory
15 22 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
16 21 (8.79%) T-SQL
17 20 (8.37%) ITIL
17 20 (8.37%) ASP.NET Web API
18 19 (7.95%) WCF
18 19 (7.95%) ASP.NET
18 19 (7.95%) Microsoft Project
18 19 (7.95%) Microsoft Excel
18 19 (7.95%) Retail

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 9 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.35%) Confluence
2 8 (3.35%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.93%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.09%) SAS
5 3 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.26%) IIS
5 3 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.84%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.42%) CMS
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 33 (13.81%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (7.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (7.95%) Microsoft Project
3 15 (6.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.42%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 30 (12.55%) Dynamics NAV
2 18 (7.53%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.42%) BPCS
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.44%) PaaS
3 12 (5.02%) IaaS
4 9 (3.77%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (3.77%) Office 365
5 2 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.86%) LAN
2 13 (5.44%) WAN
3 10 (4.18%) Firewall
4 8 (3.35%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.93%) Skype
5 7 (2.93%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (2.51%) MPLS
7 5 (2.09%) Unified Communications
8 4 (1.67%) DHCP
8 4 (1.67%) DNS
9 3 (1.26%) VLAN
10 2 (0.84%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (0.84%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.84%) HTTP
10 2 (0.84%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.84%) NAS
10 2 (0.84%) SAN
10 2 (0.84%) SNMP
10 2 (0.84%) Wireless
10 2 (0.84%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (30.13%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (7.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (6.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (5.44%) SQL Server 2000
6 12 (5.02%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (4.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (2.93%) Power BI
10 5 (2.09%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.67%) MySQL
11 4 (1.67%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.26%) QlikView
12 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
14 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.42%) DTS
14 1 (0.42%) MS Access
14 1 (0.42%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 12 (5.02%) MSI
1 12 (5.02%) WiX
2 10 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.35%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.35%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.93%) Bitbucket
4 7 (2.93%) JIRA
5 5 (2.09%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.67%) Ranorex
7 2 (0.84%) MSTest
7 2 (0.84%) NUnit
7 2 (0.84%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.84%) Subversion
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 33 (13.81%) Advertising
2 31 (12.97%) Finance
3 19 (7.95%) Retail
4 15 (6.28%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.51%) Marketing
6 2 (0.84%) Banking
6 2 (0.84%) Electronics
6 2 (0.84%) Legal
7 1 (0.42%) Automotive
7 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (30.13%) Analyst
2 65 (27.20%) Developer
3 40 (16.74%) Support Analyst
4 37 (15.48%) Consultant
5 22 (9.21%) .NET Developer
6 21 (8.79%) IT Support
7 18 (7.53%) IT Analyst
8 16 (6.69%) Microsoft Consultant
9 15 (6.28%) IT Support Analyst
10 13 (5.44%) Data Analyst
10 13 (5.44%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
10 13 (5.44%) SQL Developer
11 12 (5.02%) C# Developer
11 12 (5.02%) SQL Analyst
12 11 (4.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 11 (4.60%) Project Manager
13 10 (4.18%) Business Analyst
13 10 (4.18%) Technical Analyst
13 10 (4.18%) Technical Support
13 10 (4.18%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (25.52%) .NET
2 32 (13.39%) HTML
3 26 (10.88%) CSS
4 20 (8.37%) ASP.NET Web API
5 19 (7.95%) ASP.NET
5 19 (7.95%) WCF
6 17 (7.11%) AngularJS
7 16 (6.69%) Web Services
8 15 (6.28%) .NET Framework
9 14 (5.86%) Entity Framework
10 12 (5.02%) Dapper ORM
10 12 (5.02%) MFC
10 12 (5.02%) NHibernate
10 12 (5.02%) WPF
11 11 (4.60%) Angular 2
12 9 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (3.77%) REST
13 7 (2.93%) jQuery
13 7 (2.93%) SOAP
14 5 (2.09%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.28%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (5.44%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (4.18%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.51%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.51%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.26%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.26%) Fintech
8 2 (0.84%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.84%) Handset
9 1 (0.42%) EPoS
9 1 (0.42%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.42%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.42%) Replication
9 1 (0.42%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 75 (31.38%) Windows
2 18 (7.53%) Windows 7
2 18 (7.53%) Windows XP
3 15 (6.28%) Windows 8
4 14 (5.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (5.44%) Windows Vista
6 11 (4.60%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.09%) Linux
9 4 (1.67%) Android
10 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.42%) Unix
10 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
2 29 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (10.46%) Project Management
4 22 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (8.37%) ITIL
6 16 (6.69%) Customer Requirements
6 16 (6.69%) Decision-Making
6 16 (6.69%) MVC
6 16 (6.69%) Ticket Management
7 15 (6.28%) Project Planning
8 13 (5.44%) Business Analysis
8 13 (5.44%) Change Management
9 11 (4.60%) Business Process Analysis
9 11 (4.60%) CRM
10 9 (3.77%) Test Automation
11 8 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (3.35%) ERP
11 8 (3.35%) TDD
12 7 (2.93%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (2.93%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 104 (43.51%) SQL
2 65 (27.20%) C#
3 31 (12.97%) JavaScript
4 21 (8.79%) T-SQL
5 17 (7.11%) C
6 11 (4.60%) VB.NET
7 7 (2.93%) X++
8 4 (1.67%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.26%) Erlang
10 2 (0.84%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.84%) VB
11 1 (0.42%) C++
11 1 (0.42%) Java
11 1 (0.42%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (5.02%) Degree
3 5 (2.09%) ISEB
3 5 (2.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.26%) MCSA
6 2 (0.84%) CCNA
6 2 (0.84%) MCITP
6 2 (0.84%) MCP
6 2 (0.84%) MCSE
7 1 (0.42%) ACCA
7 1 (0.42%) CIMA
7 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.55%) SLA
2 10 (4.18%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.42%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.42%) PMO
4 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 23 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.28%) Hyper-V
3 12 (5.02%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (5.02%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.84%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (5.02%) SCCM
1 12 (5.02%) vCenter Server
2 4 (1.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.42%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (10.46%) VMware
2 8 (3.35%) Citrix
3 7 (2.93%) Cisco
4 6 (2.51%) Apple
5 5 (2.09%) Mitel
5 5 (2.09%) Oracle
5 5 (2.09%) SAP
5 5 (2.09%) Tableau
5 5 (2.09%) Virgin Media
6 4 (1.67%) Infor
6 4 (1.67%) Telerik
7 3 (1.26%) Epicor
7 3 (1.26%) HP
7 3 (1.26%) IFS
7 3 (1.26%) Meraki
7 3 (1.26%) Veeam
8 2 (0.84%) Avaya
8 2 (0.84%) CommVault
8 2 (0.84%) Lotus
8 2 (0.84%) Sage