Period
to 23 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 2 7
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 159 264 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 19.56% 25.83% 26.53%
As % of the Vendors category 42.51% 51.46% 57.12%
Number of salaries quoted 133 199 321
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,000 £35,571 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.60% +12.92% -7.35%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,125 £19,750
90th Percentile £54,750 £52,750 £50,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -6.67%

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 374 513 583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 46.00% 50.20% 46.45%
Number of salaries quoted 275 371 484
Staffordshire median annual salary £36,742 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.98% - -
10th Percentile £21,500 £20,625 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £51,100
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 September 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 September 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 58 £39,500 +32.48% 19
Tamworth -1 33 £32,500 -7.14% 10
Stafford +18 18 £34,000 -2.86% 2
Lichfield +3 10 £37,500 -25.00% 4
Burton-upon-Trent -22 5 £43,750 +16.67%
Rugeley 0 4 £28,250 +13.00% 1
Cannock -10 1 £22,500 -33.82% 1
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (43.40%) SQL Server
2 61 (38.36%) SQL
3 44 (27.67%) .NET
4 42 (26.42%) C#
5 34 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (19.50%) Microsoft Office
7 29 (18.24%) Finance
8 27 (16.98%) Microsoft Excel
9 26 (16.35%) JavaScript
10 25 (15.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 24 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (15.09%) Windows
12 22 (13.84%) HTML
12 22 (13.84%) MVC
12 22 (13.84%) Decision-Making
13 21 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 21 (13.21%) Project Management
14 20 (12.58%) CSS
14 20 (12.58%) Microsoft Project
14 20 (12.58%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (11.95%) T-SQL
16 18 (11.32%) ASP.NET
17 17 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
18 16 (10.06%) Degree
18 16 (10.06%) Microsoft Azure
18 16 (10.06%) VB.NET
18 16 (10.06%) Retail
19 15 (9.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 14 (8.81%) Change Management
20 14 (8.81%) SLA

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 10 (6.29%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.40%) CMS
2 7 (4.40%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.89%) Confluence
3 3 (1.89%) MediaWiki
4 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.26%) IIS
4 2 (1.26%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.63%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (19.50%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (16.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (12.58%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (9.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (3.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (4.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (3.77%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.52%) ResourceLink
4 2 (1.26%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.63%) BPCS
5 1 (0.63%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.63%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.29%) Office 365
3 6 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (1.89%) IaaS
4 3 (1.89%) PaaS
5 2 (1.26%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.03%) LAN
2 6 (3.77%) WAN
3 5 (3.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.52%) DNS
5 3 (1.89%) MPLS
5 3 (1.89%) VLAN
6 2 (1.26%) DHCP
6 2 (1.26%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.26%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.26%) NAS
6 2 (1.26%) Network Security
6 2 (1.26%) SAN
6 2 (1.26%) Skype
6 2 (1.26%) SNMP
6 2 (1.26%) VoIP
6 2 (1.26%) WLAN
7 1 (0.63%) Internet
7 1 (0.63%) Intranet
7 1 (0.63%) VPN
7 1 (0.63%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (43.40%) SQL Server
2 25 (15.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (5.66%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.14%) MySQL
5 5 (3.14%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.89%) OLTP
7 3 (1.89%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.26%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.63%) OLAP
9 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.63%) Power BI
9 1 (0.63%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (6.29%) JIRA
2 6 (3.77%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.52%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.52%) Ranorex
5 3 (1.89%) AccuRev
5 3 (1.89%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.89%) MSI
5 3 (1.89%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.89%) WiX
6 2 (1.26%) Selenium
7 1 (0.63%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.63%) Moq
7 1 (0.63%) NUnit
7 1 (0.63%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (18.24%) Finance
2 16 (10.06%) Retail
3 6 (3.77%) Advertising
3 6 (3.77%) Banking
3 6 (3.77%) Games
4 4 (2.52%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.26%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Automotive
6 1 (0.63%) French Language
6 1 (0.63%) German Language
6 1 (0.63%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (26.42%) Developer
2 40 (25.16%) Analyst
3 14 (8.81%) .NET Developer
3 14 (8.81%) Software Developer
4 12 (7.55%) C# Developer
4 12 (7.55%) Consultant
5 11 (6.92%) Graduate
5 11 (6.92%) SQL Analyst
6 10 (6.29%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.66%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 9 (5.66%) Data Analyst
7 9 (5.66%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.03%) IT Manager
8 8 (5.03%) IT Support
8 8 (5.03%) SSRS Analyst
8 8 (5.03%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (4.40%) SQL Server Analyst
10 6 (3.77%) C# Software Developer
10 6 (3.77%) Project Consultant
10 6 (3.77%) Software Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (27.67%) .NET
2 22 (13.84%) HTML
3 20 (12.58%) CSS
4 18 (11.32%) ASP.NET
5 12 (7.55%) Web Services
6 11 (6.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (6.92%) SOAP
7 10 (6.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (4.40%) AngularJS
9 6 (3.77%) .NET Core
9 6 (3.77%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.14%) REST
11 4 (2.52%) Entity Framework
11 4 (2.52%) jQuery
11 4 (2.52%) JSON
11 4 (2.52%) LINQ
11 4 (2.52%) WCF
11 4 (2.52%) WinForms
12 3 (1.89%) OAuth
12 3 (1.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.18%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.14%) User Experience
5 3 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.89%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.89%) NHS
6 2 (1.26%) Replication
7 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.63%) Social Media
7 1 (0.63%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.09%) Windows
2 5 (3.14%) Linux
2 5 (3.14%) Windows 7
2 5 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (3.14%) Windows XP
3 4 (2.52%) Windows 8
4 3 (1.89%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.89%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.63%) Android
5 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (0.63%) Solaris
5 1 (0.63%) Unix
5 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (13.84%) Decision-Making
2 22 (13.84%) MVC
3 21 (13.21%) Project Management
4 20 (12.58%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (8.81%) Change Management
7 13 (8.18%) Customer Requirements
8 12 (7.55%) Analytics
8 12 (7.55%) Logistics
8 12 (7.55%) Project Planning
9 11 (6.92%) Business Process Analysis
9 11 (6.92%) ERP
10 9 (5.66%) Test Automation
11 8 (5.03%) ITIL
11 8 (5.03%) Migration
11 8 (5.03%) Web Development
12 6 (3.77%) Data Security
12 6 (3.77%) OO
12 6 (3.77%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 61 (38.36%) SQL
2 42 (26.42%) C#
3 26 (16.35%) JavaScript
4 19 (11.95%) T-SQL
5 16 (10.06%) VB.NET
6 6 (3.77%) C
7 4 (2.52%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.89%) Java
9 1 (0.63%) PHP
9 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (10.06%) Degree
3 4 (2.52%) HNC
4 3 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.89%) HND
4 3 (1.89%) ISEB
4 3 (1.89%) MCITP
4 3 (1.89%) MCSE
5 2 (1.26%) ACCA
5 2 (1.26%) APMP
5 2 (1.26%) CIMA
5 2 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.63%) CCNA
6 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.63%) MCSA
6 1 (0.63%) PMP
6 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.81%) SLA
2 5 (3.14%) PMO
3 3 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.89%) P3O
4 2 (1.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.63%) GDPR
5 1 (0.63%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 12 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.40%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (3.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (1.89%) SCCM
2 3 (1.89%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (6.92%) VMware
2 8 (5.03%) Kronos
2 8 (5.03%) Northgate
3 7 (4.40%) Cisco
4 6 (3.77%) Oracle
5 5 (3.14%) Sage
6 4 (2.52%) Veeam
7 3 (1.89%) Google
7 3 (1.89%) SAP
7 3 (1.89%) Twitter
8 2 (1.26%) Alteryx
8 2 (1.26%) Cognos
8 2 (1.26%) Epicor
8 2 (1.26%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.26%) IFS
8 2 (1.26%) Infor
8 2 (1.26%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.26%) Kaspersky
8 2 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.26%) Tableau