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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 132 171 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 25.14% 24.60% 18.39%
As % of the Vendors category 50.97% 54.46% 37.87%
Number of salaries quoted 98 132 99
Median salary £35,285 £33,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.92% -14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £21,500 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 259 314 301
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 49.33% 45.18% 48.55%
Number of salaries quoted 192 254 258
Median salary £35,000 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% -9.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth +1 42 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Stoke-on-Trent +6 33 £35,571 +9.44% 12
Burton-upon-Trent 0 15 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Stafford -5 12 £35,000 +62.79% 1
Lichfield -6 12 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Cannock -2 3 £33,000 -20.95% 2
Rugeley 0 1 £25,000 -20.63%
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 96 (40.85%) SQL
2 89 (37.87%) SQL Server
3 86 (36.60%) .NET
4 84 (35.74%) C#
5 54 (22.98%) Windows
6 49 (20.85%) ASP.NET
7 48 (20.43%) MVC
8 45 (19.15%) Microsoft Office
9 44 (18.72%) JavaScript
10 41 (17.45%) T-SQL
11 40 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
12 38 (16.17%) Active Directory
13 36 (15.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 34 (14.47%) HTML
14 34 (14.47%) ASP.NET MVC
15 32 (13.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 32 (13.62%) CSS
16 31 (13.19%) Business Intelligence
16 31 (13.19%) HTML5
17 30 (12.77%) VB.NET
17 30 (12.77%) Microsoft Excel
18 28 (11.91%) Analytical Skills
19 27 (11.49%) Project Management
19 27 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
19 27 (11.49%) VMware
20 26 (11.06%) Windows Server
20 26 (11.06%) Degree
21 23 (9.79%) MS Exchange
22 22 (9.36%) CRM
22 22 (9.36%) 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 23 (9.79%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.23%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.98%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (2.55%) IIS
5 5 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.85%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.43%) Apache
8 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.43%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.43%) SAS
8 1 (0.43%) Site Server
8 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 45 (19.15%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (12.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (3.40%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (5.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.36%) Office 365
2 15 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.98%) SaaS
4 6 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.85%) IaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.81%) TCP/IP
2 11 (4.68%) DNS
3 9 (3.83%) Firewall
3 9 (3.83%) VLAN
3 9 (3.83%) WLAN
4 8 (3.40%) DHCP
4 8 (3.40%) LDAP
5 7 (2.98%) SAN
5 7 (2.98%) SNMP
6 5 (2.13%) LAN
6 5 (2.13%) MPLS
6 5 (2.13%) Wireless
7 4 (1.70%) Network Security
8 3 (1.28%) NAS
8 3 (1.28%) OSPF
8 3 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.28%) RIP
8 3 (1.28%) SSL
8 3 (1.28%) VoIP
8 3 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (37.87%) SQL Server
2 36 (15.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (13.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (5.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (5.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (4.68%) NoSQL
7 10 (4.26%) Riak
8 8 (3.40%) Big Data
9 7 (2.98%) MS Access
9 7 (2.98%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.13%) MySQL
11 4 (1.70%) OLTP
11 4 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.28%) Power BI
12 3 (1.28%) QlikView
12 3 (1.28%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.85%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.85%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 12 (5.11%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.28%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.85%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (8.94%) Finance
2 19 (8.09%) Retail
3 14 (5.96%) Manufacturing
3 14 (5.96%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.98%) Marketing
4 7 (2.98%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.13%) Advertising
6 2 (0.85%) Automotive
6 2 (0.85%) Electronics
6 2 (0.85%) Games
6 2 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (31.06%) Developer
2 36 (15.32%) .NET Developer
3 34 (14.47%) C# Developer
4 32 (13.62%) Analyst
5 27 (11.49%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (8.51%) SQL Developer
7 19 (8.09%) Senior Developer
8 17 (7.23%) DBA
8 17 (7.23%) Senior C# Developer
9 16 (6.81%) Senior .NET Developer
9 16 (6.81%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 16 (6.81%) SQL DBA
10 14 (5.96%) Administrator
11 13 (5.53%) Software Developer
12 12 (5.11%) Architect
13 11 (4.68%) ASP.NET Developer
13 11 (4.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 11 (4.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 10 (4.26%) Database Developer
14 10 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (36.60%) .NET
2 49 (20.85%) ASP.NET
3 34 (14.47%) ASP.NET MVC
3 34 (14.47%) HTML
4 32 (13.62%) CSS
5 31 (13.19%) HTML5
6 20 (8.51%) jQuery
7 17 (7.23%) AngularJS
8 16 (6.81%) Web Services
9 15 (6.38%) XML
10 11 (4.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 11 (4.68%) CSS3
10 11 (4.68%) WinForms
11 10 (4.26%) WCF
11 10 (4.26%) WPF
12 8 (3.40%) KnockoutJS
13 7 (2.98%) .NET Framework
13 7 (2.98%) LINQ
14 5 (2.13%) Ajax
14 5 (2.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.91%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.96%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (4.26%) N-Tier
4 8 (3.40%) Driving Licence
4 8 (3.40%) Life Science
4 8 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.40%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.98%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.98%) NHS
6 6 (2.55%) Blog
7 5 (2.13%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.85%) Clustering
9 2 (0.85%) Fintech
9 2 (0.85%) Replication
9 2 (0.85%) SCADA
9 2 (0.85%) User Experience
10 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 54 (22.98%) Windows
2 26 (11.06%) Windows Server
3 12 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (4.26%) Windows 8
4 10 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (3.83%) Windows 7
5 9 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.40%) Android
7 7 (2.98%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.55%) Linux
9 5 (2.13%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.28%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.28%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.85%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.43%) MVC
2 31 (13.19%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (11.49%) Project Management
4 22 (9.36%) CRM
4 22 (9.36%) ITIL
5 17 (7.23%) Risk Management
6 16 (6.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (6.81%) Logistics
7 15 (6.38%) Service Delivery
8 14 (5.96%) TDD
9 12 (5.11%) Customer Requirements
9 12 (5.11%) Mentoring
9 12 (5.11%) Open Source
10 11 (4.68%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (4.68%) SOA
11 10 (4.26%) ERP
11 10 (4.26%) Functional Programming
11 10 (4.26%) Supply Chain Management
11 10 (4.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 96 (40.85%) SQL
2 84 (35.74%) C#
3 44 (18.72%) JavaScript
4 41 (17.45%) T-SQL
5 30 (12.77%) VB.NET
6 17 (7.23%) VB
7 8 (3.40%) Java
8 6 (2.55%) C++
9 4 (1.70%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.28%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.85%) Erlang
11 2 (0.85%) Python
12 1 (0.43%) C
12 1 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.43%) PHP
12 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.43%) XAML
Qualifications
1 40 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (11.06%) Degree
3 7 (2.98%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.13%) MCSD
5 3 (1.28%) MCITP
5 3 (1.28%) MCSE
5 3 (1.28%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.85%) ISEB
7 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.43%) CITP
7 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.43%) MCPD
7 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.43%) SSCP
7 1 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.23%) SLA
2 14 (5.96%) QA
3 6 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.13%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.28%) COBIT
5 3 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (1.28%) GDPR
6 2 (0.85%) PMO
7 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (16.17%) Active Directory
2 20 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.85%) Docker
4 2 (0.85%) Terminal Server
4 2 (0.85%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.85%) vSphere
4 2 (0.85%) XenApp
4 2 (0.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (1.28%) SCCM
2 2 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.85%) Puppet
2 2 (0.85%) WSUS
3 1 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 27 (11.49%) VMware
2 9 (3.83%) JDA
2 9 (3.83%) SAP
3 7 (2.98%) Citrix
3 7 (2.98%) Tableau
4 5 (2.13%) Apple
5 4 (1.70%) Cisco
6 3 (1.28%) HP
6 3 (1.28%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.85%) Dell
7 2 (0.85%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.85%) Lotus
7 2 (0.85%) NetApp
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle
8 1 (0.43%) arcserve
8 1 (0.43%) Juniper
8 1 (0.43%) McAfee
8 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.43%) Sophos
8 1 (0.43%) Symantec
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: 14% bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £1 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £1 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Accreditations, bonus, gym
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £43600 - £49500 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits Pension scheme
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Recann
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
Axica Recruitment
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Argo IT Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum + Car, training + usual benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive base salary + bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £18k per year + Healthcare,Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive base salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Stone, Staffordshire
Hideaway Time-lapse Systems
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum plus 20 days holiday & bank holidays
Posted: 14 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £28000 per annum + £40,000 OTE
Posted: 15 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Staffordshire University
Salary: £39,324 - £46,924 plus benefits
Posted: 26 days ago