Period
to 22 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 6 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 185 258 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 20.67% 25.80% 22.56%
As % of the Vendors category 44.36% 52.76% 52.11%
Number of salaries quoted 158 207 274
Staffordshire median annual salary £34,000 £36,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.85% +12.31% -4.41%
10th Percentile £19,250 £22,500 £19,750
90th Percentile £54,825 £54,850 £48,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,009
% change year-on-year - +11.08% -3.98%

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 417 489 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 46.59% 48.90% 43.29%
Number of salaries quoted 316 365 476
Staffordshire median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.29% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £55,250 £54,750 £51,250
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 22 July 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 July 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 59 £40,000 +31.15% 18
Tamworth 0 51 £32,500 -10.96% 4
Stafford +12 21 £34,000 +4.62% 4
Lichfield -5 9 £35,000 -26.32% 3
Burton-upon-Trent -24 3 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Cannock -7 2 £28,250 -10.32% 1
Rugeley -1 1 £26,500 +6.00% 1
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 69 (37.30%) SQL Server
2 67 (36.22%) SQL
3 56 (30.27%) .NET
4 53 (28.65%) C#
5 41 (22.16%) Windows
6 38 (20.54%) Microsoft Office
6 38 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (19.46%) JavaScript
8 33 (17.84%) Finance
9 29 (15.68%) HTML
9 29 (15.68%) Decision-Making
10 28 (15.14%) Microsoft Project
10 28 (15.14%) Project Management
11 27 (14.59%) Microsoft Excel
12 26 (14.05%) CSS
13 25 (13.51%) MVC
13 25 (13.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 23 (12.43%) ASP.NET
14 23 (12.43%) Microsoft Certification
14 23 (12.43%) Microsoft Azure
15 21 (11.35%) Project Planning
15 21 (11.35%) Customer Requirements
16 20 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
16 20 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 20 (10.81%) Change Management
17 19 (10.27%) SLA
17 19 (10.27%) Web Services
17 19 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
18 18 (9.73%) Greenfield Project
18 18 (9.73%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 (4.86%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.32%) Confluence
2 8 (4.32%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.62%) CMS
3 3 (1.62%) IIS
3 3 (1.62%) MediaWiki
4 2 (1.08%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 38 (20.54%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (15.14%) Microsoft Project
3 27 (14.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (13.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (4.32%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.54%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (5.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (3.78%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.54%) BPCS
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.54%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (6.49%) Office 365
3 8 (4.32%) IaaS
3 8 (4.32%) PaaS
4 5 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.16%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.86%) LAN
2 8 (4.32%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.78%) WAN
4 5 (2.70%) DNS
5 3 (1.62%) DHCP
5 3 (1.62%) MPLS
5 3 (1.62%) VLAN
6 2 (1.08%) Firewall
6 2 (1.08%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.08%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.08%) NAS
6 2 (1.08%) SAN
6 2 (1.08%) Skype
6 2 (1.08%) SNMP
6 2 (1.08%) WLAN
7 1 (0.54%) DAB
7 1 (0.54%) Intranet
7 1 (0.54%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (37.30%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (9.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (4.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (3.78%) MySQL
6 6 (3.24%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.70%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.16%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.08%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.08%) Power BI
9 2 (1.08%) QlikView
9 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.54%) OLAP
10 1 (0.54%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 13 (7.03%) JIRA
2 11 (5.95%) Visual Studio
3 10 (5.41%) Git (software)
4 9 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (4.32%) MSI
5 8 (4.32%) WiX
6 7 (3.78%) Bitbucket
6 7 (3.78%) Ranorex
6 7 (3.78%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.08%) AccuRev
7 2 (1.08%) MSTest
7 2 (1.08%) NUnit
7 2 (1.08%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.08%) Subversion
8 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.54%) Selenium
8 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.54%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (17.84%) Finance
2 14 (7.57%) Retail
3 12 (6.49%) Advertising
4 8 (4.32%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.24%) Banking
5 6 (3.24%) Games
6 2 (1.08%) Legal
7 1 (0.54%) Automotive
7 1 (0.54%) Electronics
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 49 (26.49%) Developer
2 43 (23.24%) Analyst
3 20 (10.81%) .NET Developer
4 18 (9.73%) Consultant
5 15 (8.11%) Support Analyst
6 13 (7.03%) IT Support
6 13 (7.03%) Project Manager
7 12 (6.49%) C# Developer
7 12 (6.49%) Data Analyst
8 11 (5.95%) Graduate
8 11 (5.95%) Software Developer
8 11 (5.95%) SQL Analyst
9 9 (4.86%) Implementation Consultant
9 9 (4.86%) Project Consultant
9 9 (4.86%) Software Consultant
9 9 (4.86%) Software Implementation Consultant
10 8 (4.32%) IT Manager
10 8 (4.32%) IT Support Analyst
10 8 (4.32%) SQL Server Analyst
10 8 (4.32%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (30.27%) .NET
2 29 (15.68%) HTML
3 26 (14.05%) CSS
4 23 (12.43%) ASP.NET
5 19 (10.27%) Web Services
6 17 (9.19%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (7.57%) AngularJS
8 13 (7.03%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (7.03%) SOAP
9 11 (5.95%) WCF
10 10 (5.41%) Angular 2
11 9 (4.86%) .NET Core
11 9 (4.86%) .NET Framework
11 9 (4.86%) Entity Framework
11 9 (4.86%) REST
12 8 (4.32%) Dapper ORM
12 8 (4.32%) MFC
12 8 (4.32%) NHibernate
12 8 (4.32%) WPF
13 7 (3.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.73%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.95%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.70%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.62%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.62%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.62%) NHS
6 2 (1.08%) Replication
7 1 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.54%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.54%) Social Media
7 1 (0.54%) User Experience
7 1 (0.54%) Video Editing
7 1 (0.54%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 41 (22.16%) Windows
2 11 (5.95%) Windows XP
3 9 (4.86%) Linux
3 9 (4.86%) Windows 7
4 8 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (3.78%) Windows 8
5 7 (3.78%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.24%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.08%) Android
7 2 (1.08%) Unix
7 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.54%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.54%) Solaris
8 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (15.68%) Decision-Making
3 28 (15.14%) Project Management
4 25 (13.51%) MVC
5 21 (11.35%) Customer Requirements
5 21 (11.35%) Project Planning
6 20 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (10.81%) Change Management
7 19 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (9.19%) Business Process Analysis
9 13 (7.03%) Test Automation
10 10 (5.41%) Logistics
11 8 (4.32%) Analytics
11 8 (4.32%) ERP
11 8 (4.32%) Kanban
11 8 (4.32%) OO
11 8 (4.32%) TDD
12 7 (3.78%) ITIL
12 7 (3.78%) Time Management
13 6 (3.24%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 67 (36.22%) SQL
2 53 (28.65%) C#
3 36 (19.46%) JavaScript
4 16 (8.65%) T-SQL
5 15 (8.11%) VB.NET
6 9 (4.86%) C
7 3 (1.62%) Erlang
7 3 (1.62%) Java
7 3 (1.62%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.08%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.54%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.54%) PHP
9 1 (0.54%) X++
Qualifications
1 23 (12.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (7.57%) Degree
3 6 (3.24%) ISEB
4 3 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.62%) MCITP
4 3 (1.62%) MCSE
5 2 (1.08%) ACCA
5 2 (1.08%) CIMA
5 2 (1.08%) HNC
5 2 (1.08%) MCSA
6 1 (0.54%) CCNA
6 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.54%) HND
6 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.27%) SLA
2 7 (3.78%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.16%) PMO
4 3 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.62%) P3O
5 1 (0.54%) GDPR
5 1 (0.54%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 15 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.95%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (4.32%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (4.32%) SCCM
1 8 (4.32%) vCenter Server
2 6 (3.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (8.11%) VMware
2 7 (3.78%) Oracle
3 4 (2.16%) SAP
4 3 (1.62%) Cisco
4 3 (1.62%) Google
4 3 (1.62%) IFS
4 3 (1.62%) Infor
4 3 (1.62%) Kronos
4 3 (1.62%) Northgate
4 3 (1.62%) Twitter
4 3 (1.62%) Veeam
5 2 (1.08%) Alteryx
5 2 (1.08%) Apple
5 2 (1.08%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.08%) Avaya
5 2 (1.08%) Cognos
5 2 (1.08%) Epicor
5 2 (1.08%) Sage
5 2 (1.08%) Tableau
6 1 (0.54%) Progress