Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 7 8
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 316 313 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 26.55% 25.08% 20.07%
As % of the Vendors category 47.95% 56.40% 45.32%
Number of salaries quoted 245 326 229
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £21,000 £19,750 £18,700
90th Percentile £54,750 £50,250 £50,000
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.94% -4.00% -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 659 555 534
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 55.38% 44.47% 44.28%
Number of salaries quoted 468 478 462
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 95 £35,000 +37.25% 1
Stoke-on-Trent +3 69 £29,817 -20.49% 8
Lichfield -9 31 £50,000 +16.28%
Burton-upon-Trent +2 23 £37,500 -14.77% 1
Stafford -15 19 £35,000 +59.09% 2
Cannock +6 14 £33,000 -12.00%
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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.

1 146 (46.20%) SQL
2 114 (36.08%) SQL Server
3 103 (32.59%) C#
4 101 (31.96%) .NET
5 65 (20.57%) Windows
6 56 (17.72%) Microsoft Office
7 52 (16.46%) T-SQL
8 48 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 47 (14.87%) JavaScript
9 47 (14.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 44 (13.92%) MVC
10 44 (13.92%) Business Intelligence
11 43 (13.61%) ASP.NET
11 43 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (13.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 35 (11.08%) CRM
12 35 (11.08%) AngularJS
13 34 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
14 33 (10.44%) HTML
14 33 (10.44%) Active Directory
15 31 (9.81%) Microsoft Excel
15 31 (9.81%) VMware
16 30 (9.49%) SharePoint
16 30 (9.49%) VB.NET
17 29 (9.18%) Finance
18 27 (8.54%) ASP.NET MVC
19 25 (7.91%) Dynamics CRM
20 24 (7.59%) Retail
20 24 (7.59%) CSS
20 24 (7.59%) ITIL

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 30 (9.49%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.38%) MS Exchange
3 15 (4.75%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.58%) IIS
6 5 (1.58%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.27%) SAS
8 3 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.95%) Confluence
9 2 (0.63%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.63%) WordPress
10 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.32%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 56 (17.72%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (9.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (5.06%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (3.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (7.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (5.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (3.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.80%) Office 365
3 9 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.85%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.38%) TCP/IP
2 15 (4.75%) LAN
3 13 (4.11%) Firewall
3 13 (4.11%) WAN
4 9 (2.85%) VoIP
5 8 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.58%) Skype
6 5 (1.58%) Unified Communications
6 5 (1.58%) VLAN
6 5 (1.58%) Wireless
7 4 (1.27%) MPLS
8 3 (0.95%) DNS
8 3 (0.95%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.95%) SAN
9 2 (0.63%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (0.63%) DHCP
9 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.63%) HTTP
9 2 (0.63%) Internet
9 2 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (36.08%) SQL Server
2 47 (14.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (13.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (5.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (5.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (4.11%) Big Data
5 13 (4.11%) MS Access
6 12 (3.80%) NoSQL
6 12 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (2.22%) Power BI
9 6 (1.90%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.27%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.95%) OLAP
12 3 (0.95%) QlikView
12 3 (0.95%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (6.01%) Visual Studio
2 13 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.22%) JIRA
4 4 (1.27%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.95%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.63%) AccuRev
7 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.32%) NUnit
General
1 29 (9.18%) Finance
2 24 (7.59%) Retail
3 18 (5.70%) Advertising
4 15 (4.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 12 (3.80%) Marketing
6 8 (2.53%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.58%) Electronics
8 3 (0.95%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.63%) Back Office
9 2 (0.63%) Banking
9 2 (0.63%) Publishing
10 1 (0.32%) Automotive
10 1 (0.32%) Legal
10 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 101 (31.96%) Developer
2 63 (19.94%) Analyst
3 49 (15.51%) C# Developer
4 47 (14.87%) .NET Developer
5 39 (12.34%) C# .NET Developer
6 38 (12.03%) Senior Developer
7 34 (10.76%) Senior .NET Developer
8 33 (10.44%) Senior C# Developer
9 31 (9.81%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 23 (7.28%) SQL Developer
11 22 (6.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 22 (6.96%) Support Engineer
12 20 (6.33%) Consultant
12 20 (6.33%) DBA
13 19 (6.01%) SQL BI Developer
13 19 (6.01%) Support Analyst
14 18 (5.70%) IT Support
15 17 (5.38%) ASP.NET Developer
15 17 (5.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 17 (5.38%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (31.96%) .NET
2 43 (13.61%) ASP.NET
3 35 (11.08%) AngularJS
4 33 (10.44%) HTML
5 27 (8.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 24 (7.59%) CSS
7 19 (6.01%) HTML5
8 17 (5.38%) XML
9 16 (5.06%) KnockoutJS
9 16 (5.06%) WinForms
10 15 (4.75%) ASP.NET Web API
10 15 (4.75%) LINQ
11 13 (4.11%) CSS3
12 11 (3.48%) WCF
13 10 (3.16%) jQuery
14 9 (2.85%) WPF
15 8 (2.53%) .NET Framework
15 8 (2.53%) Web Services
16 5 (1.58%) Kendo UI
17 4 (1.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.75%) Driving Licence
2 15 (4.75%) NHS
3 13 (4.11%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.48%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.85%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.90%) Fintech
8 4 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.27%) Replication
9 3 (0.95%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.95%) Clustering
10 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.63%) Handset
10 2 (0.63%) Life Science
10 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.63%) Social Media
11 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Licensing
11 1 (0.32%) Online Gambling
11 1 (0.32%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (20.57%) Windows
2 21 (6.65%) Windows Server
3 13 (4.11%) Windows 8
4 12 (3.80%) Windows 7
5 10 (3.16%) Windows XP
6 7 (2.22%) Android
7 6 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.58%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.27%) Linux
9 4 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.27%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.32%) Unix
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (13.92%) Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.92%) MVC
2 43 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (11.08%) CRM
4 24 (7.59%) ITIL
4 24 (7.59%) Project Management
5 21 (6.65%) Business Analysis
5 21 (6.65%) TDD
6 15 (4.75%) Workflow
7 14 (4.43%) E-Commerce
8 13 (4.11%) Change Management
8 13 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (3.80%) SDLC
10 11 (3.48%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (3.48%) Service Delivery
10 11 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (3.48%) Test Automation
10 11 (3.48%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (3.16%) OO
Programming Languages
1 146 (46.20%) SQL
2 103 (32.59%) C#
3 52 (16.46%) T-SQL
4 47 (14.87%) JavaScript
5 30 (9.49%) VB.NET
6 13 (4.11%) C
7 7 (2.22%) PL/SQL
7 7 (2.22%) VB
8 4 (1.27%) X++
9 3 (0.95%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.63%) C++
10 2 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.63%) Erlang
10 2 (0.63%) Go
10 2 (0.63%) Haskell
10 2 (0.63%) Java
10 2 (0.63%) Scala
10 2 (0.63%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.63%) VBA
11 1 (0.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 48 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (6.96%) Degree
3 12 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.90%) CCNA
4 6 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.58%) A+ Certification
6 4 (1.27%) CCENT
6 4 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.27%) ISEB
6 4 (1.27%) MCSA
6 4 (1.27%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (1.27%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.95%) MCP
7 3 (0.95%) MCSD
7 3 (0.95%) MCSE
7 3 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.63%) CITP
8 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.16%) SLA
2 7 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.90%) QA
4 4 (1.27%) PMO
5 3 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.63%) GDPR
6 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.32%) COBIT
7 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (10.44%) Active Directory
2 22 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.90%) XenApp
5 5 (1.58%) vSphere
6 3 (0.95%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (1.58%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.63%) SCCM
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.32%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (9.81%) VMware
2 16 (5.06%) Citrix
3 13 (4.11%) Cisco
3 13 (4.11%) Tableau
4 11 (3.48%) Apple
5 7 (2.22%) Oracle
6 5 (1.58%) HP
6 5 (1.58%) Mitel
6 5 (1.58%) Telerik
6 5 (1.58%) Virgin Media
7 4 (1.27%) Veeam
8 3 (0.95%) Lotus
8 3 (0.95%) Meraki
9 2 (0.63%) AppSense
9 2 (0.63%) CommVault
9 2 (0.63%) NetApp
9 2 (0.63%) SAP
9 2 (0.63%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.32%) Infor
10 1 (0.32%) ProCurve