Period
to 9 August 2020

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 9 August 2020 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
9 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 3 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 127 201 185
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Staffordshire 30.31% 26.59% 21.17%
As % of the Vendors category 54.74% 65.90% 45.68%
Number of salaries quoted 126 187 161
Median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.59% +7.35% -5.56%
10th Percentile £23,500 £19,500 £19,250
90th Percentile £55,131 £50,000 £54,750
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +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 232 305 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 55.37% 40.34% 46.34%
Number of salaries quoted 199 261 304
Median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.33% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £55,850
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Staffordshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Staffordshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 9 August 2020.

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 9 August 2020. 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 -1 34 £41,875 +7.37% 6
Tamworth +1 29 £25,000 -33.33%
Burton-upon-Trent +3 19 £50,000 +127.27%
Stafford -1 11 £42,500 +16.44%
Lichfield +21 7 £36,500 +73.81% 6
Cannock -4 7 £40,000 +26.98% 4
Leek +2 4 £48,284 +43.06%
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 August 2020, 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 52 (40.94%) SQL
2 40 (31.50%) Windows
3 39 (30.71%) Azure
4 34 (26.77%) .NET
5 32 (25.20%) SQL Server
6 27 (21.26%) Power Platform
7 26 (20.47%) Power BI
7 26 (20.47%) T-SQL
8 24 (18.90%) C#
8 24 (18.90%) Windows Server
9 21 (16.54%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (16.54%) VMware
9 21 (16.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (15.75%) ASP.NET
11 19 (14.96%) Office 365
12 18 (14.17%) Mentoring
13 17 (13.39%) Hyper-V
13 17 (13.39%) Active Directory
13 17 (13.39%) Citrix
14 15 (11.81%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (11.81%) ITIL
14 15 (11.81%) Visualisation
15 14 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (10.24%) MVC
16 13 (10.24%) SAP
16 13 (10.24%) BusinessObjects
16 13 (10.24%) Cisco
16 13 (10.24%) Software Engineering
16 13 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (10.24%) Data Visualisation

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 (7.09%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (5.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.79%) CMS
4 1 (0.79%) Drupal
4 1 (0.79%) IIS
4 1 (0.79%) Jadu
4 1 (0.79%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (9.45%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (8.66%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.57%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 39 (30.71%) Azure
2 27 (21.26%) Power Platform
3 19 (14.96%) Office 365
4 8 (6.30%) Serverless
5 6 (4.72%) AWS
6 5 (3.94%) GCP
6 5 (3.94%) Mimecast
7 3 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.57%) IaaS
8 2 (1.57%) npm
8 2 (1.57%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.45%) DHCP
1 12 (9.45%) DNS
2 8 (6.30%) Firewall
2 8 (6.30%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.51%) LAN
3 7 (5.51%) VPN
4 6 (4.72%) Internet
4 6 (4.72%) WAN
5 4 (3.15%) Wireless
6 3 (2.36%) Skype
6 3 (2.36%) VLAN
6 3 (2.36%) VoIP
7 1 (0.79%) IPv4
7 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (25.20%) SQL Server
2 26 (20.47%) Power BI
3 21 (16.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (11.81%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (10.24%) BusinessObjects
6 11 (8.66%) Crystal Reports
6 11 (8.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (6.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (2.36%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.36%) OLTP
8 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.36%) SSDT
9 2 (1.57%) MS Access
9 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.79%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.79%) MySQL
10 1 (0.79%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (0.79%) QlikView
10 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 9 (7.09%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.57%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio Code
3 1 (0.79%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (9.45%) Back Office
2 7 (5.51%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Law
2 7 (5.51%) Marketing
2 7 (5.51%) Retail
3 6 (4.72%) Police
4 2 (1.57%) Games
4 2 (1.57%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.79%) Advertising
5 1 (0.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (25.20%) Developer
2 13 (10.24%) Analyst
3 11 (8.66%) Consultant
3 11 (8.66%) Development Manager
4 9 (7.09%) .NET Developer
4 9 (7.09%) Full Stack Developer
4 9 (7.09%) IT Support
4 9 (7.09%) Senior Developer
5 8 (6.30%) Senior Full Stack Developer
6 7 (5.51%) Crystal Reports Writer
6 7 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (5.51%) IT Engineer
6 7 (5.51%) Report Writer
7 6 (4.72%) IT Support Specialist
7 6 (4.72%) Support Specialist
7 6 (4.72%) Technical Consultant
7 6 (4.72%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) Cloud Automation Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (26.77%) .NET
2 20 (15.75%) ASP.NET
3 12 (9.45%) .NET Framework
3 12 (9.45%) AngularJS
3 12 (9.45%) Entity Framework
4 11 (8.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 9 (7.09%) .NET Core
6 8 (6.30%) ASP.NET Core
6 8 (6.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (4.72%) Ajax
8 4 (3.15%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (3.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (3.15%) COM
9 3 (2.36%) CSS
9 3 (2.36%) MDX
9 3 (2.36%) Node.js
10 2 (1.57%) LINQ to SQL
10 2 (1.57%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (1.57%) RESTful
10 2 (1.57%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.30%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.72%) FMCG
4 5 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.15%) CMDB
5 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Licensing
6 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.57%) Replication
7 2 (1.57%) User Experience
8 1 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.79%) Clustering
8 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.79%) EPoS
8 1 (0.79%) Life Science
8 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 40 (31.50%) Windows
2 24 (18.90%) Windows Server
3 9 (7.09%) Linux
3 9 (7.09%) Windows 10
4 7 (5.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.79%) Android
7 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.54%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (14.17%) Mentoring
3 15 (11.81%) ITIL
3 15 (11.81%) Visualisation
4 13 (10.24%) Data Visualisation
4 13 (10.24%) MVC
4 13 (10.24%) Software Engineering
5 12 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (9.45%) DevOps
6 11 (8.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 11 (8.66%) Project Planning
7 10 (7.87%) Decision-Making
7 10 (7.87%) Logistics
7 10 (7.87%) Open Source
8 9 (7.09%) Data Conversion
8 9 (7.09%) Requirements Gathering
9 8 (6.30%) Fintech
9 8 (6.30%) Project Delivery
9 8 (6.30%) Project Management
9 8 (6.30%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 52 (40.94%) SQL
2 26 (20.47%) T-SQL
3 24 (18.90%) C#
4 12 (9.45%) JavaScript
4 12 (9.45%) PowerShell
5 10 (7.87%) Python
6 6 (4.72%) VB.NET
7 5 (3.94%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.94%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.36%) VB
8 3 (2.36%) VBScript
9 2 (1.57%) PHP
9 2 (1.57%) VB6
10 1 (0.79%) C
10 1 (0.79%) C++
10 1 (0.79%) Java
10 1 (0.79%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.79%) R
10 1 (0.79%) Tcl
10 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.51%) Degree
2 7 (5.51%) MCSA
2 7 (5.51%) MCSE
3 5 (3.94%) CCNA
3 5 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.57%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) CCA
5 1 (0.79%) CCNP
5 1 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.79%) PMP
5 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) SLA
2 2 (1.57%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) GMP
3 1 (0.79%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (13.39%) Active Directory
1 17 (13.39%) Hyper-V
2 13 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 7 (5.51%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (3.94%) XenApp
4 5 (3.94%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.79%) Firmware
6 1 (0.79%) KVM
6 1 (0.79%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (5.51%) WSUS
2 3 (2.36%) SCCM
3 2 (1.57%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.57%) SCOM
4 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 21 (16.54%) VMware
2 17 (13.39%) Citrix
3 13 (10.24%) Cisco
3 13 (10.24%) SAP
4 7 (5.51%) Dell
5 6 (4.72%) Google
5 6 (4.72%) Veeam
6 5 (3.94%) Symantec
7 4 (3.15%) Snow
8 3 (2.36%) Alteryx
8 3 (2.36%) Cognos
8 3 (2.36%) Tableau
9 2 (1.57%) Acronis
9 2 (1.57%) Aruba
9 2 (1.57%) Ivanti
9 2 (1.57%) Juniper
9 2 (1.57%) Meraki
9 2 (1.57%) Sage
9 2 (1.57%) Sophos
10 1 (0.79%) Databricks