Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 18 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
Staffordshire > Stoke-on-Trent
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 12 12
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 70 119 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 17.63% 21.76% 14.56%
As % of the Vendors category 41.92% 58.05% 35.06%
Number of salaries quoted 66 104 61
Stoke-on-Trent median annual salary £29,817 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.49% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £19,000 £22,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £54,875 £53,875 £43,750
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

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 Stoke-on-Trent.

All Vendors
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 167 205 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 42.07% 37.48% 41.53%
Number of salaries quoted 114 176 137
Stoke-on-Trent median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +2.94% +13.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £54,750 £52,500 £51,250
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Stoke-on-Trent

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in Stoke-on-Trent.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Stoke-on-Trent

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Stoke-on-Trent over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 18 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 23 (32.86%) SQL Server
1 23 (32.86%) Windows
2 22 (31.43%) SQL
3 21 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (27.14%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (20.00%) .NET
5 14 (20.00%) Degree
6 12 (17.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (15.71%) VMware
7 11 (15.71%) TCP/IP
7 11 (15.71%) Windows 8
8 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 10 (14.29%) T-SQL
8 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
9 9 (12.86%) C#
10 8 (11.43%) ITIL
10 8 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (10.00%) Retail
11 7 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (10.00%) Windows 7
11 7 (10.00%) C
11 7 (10.00%) WAN
11 7 (10.00%) MS Exchange
11 7 (10.00%) LAN
12 6 (8.57%) MVC

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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 7 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.86%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.86%) WordPress
3 1 (1.43%) IIS
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 19 (27.14%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.43%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.57%) SaaS
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.86%) Office 365
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.71%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.00%) LAN
2 7 (10.00%) WAN
3 4 (5.71%) Firewall
4 3 (4.29%) SAN
4 3 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.86%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (2.86%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.43%) DHCP
6 1 (1.43%) DNS
6 1 (1.43%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.43%) VLAN
6 1 (1.43%) VoIP
6 1 (1.43%) VPN
6 1 (1.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (32.86%) SQL Server
2 12 (17.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.29%) NoSQL
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.43%) DB2
8 1 (1.43%) MySQL
8 1 (1.43%) OLTP
8 1 (1.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) JIRA
1 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.43%) AccuRev
2 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.43%) NUnit
General
1 7 (10.00%) Retail
2 5 (7.14%) Electronics
2 5 (7.14%) Finance
3 3 (4.29%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.86%) Advertising
4 2 (2.86%) Back Office
4 2 (2.86%) Marketing
4 2 (2.86%) Publishing
5 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (18.57%) Developer
2 9 (12.86%) Analyst
3 8 (11.43%) DBA
3 8 (11.43%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 6 (8.57%) SQL DBA
6 5 (7.14%) 1st Line Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) IT Support
7 4 (5.71%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Tester
8 3 (4.29%) Coordinator
8 3 (4.29%) Graduate
8 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.29%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.00%) .NET
2 6 (8.57%) CSS
2 6 (8.57%) HTML
2 6 (8.57%) jQuery
3 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.14%) HTML5
3 5 (7.14%) WinForms
3 5 (7.14%) WPF
4 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (4.29%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.86%) COM
7 1 (1.43%) Angular 2
7 1 (1.43%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.43%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.57%) Driving Licence
3 4 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.71%) Replication
4 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.86%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.86%) Clustering
5 2 (2.86%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.86%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.86%) Handset
5 2 (2.86%) Life Science
5 2 (2.86%) Social Media
6 1 (1.43%) iPad
6 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.43%) Online Gambling
6 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.86%) Windows
2 11 (15.71%) Windows 8
3 7 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (8.57%) Windows XP
5 5 (7.14%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.86%) Android
6 2 (2.86%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.43%) Linux
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.43%) ITIL
1 8 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
1 8 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (8.57%) E-Commerce
2 6 (8.57%) MVC
2 6 (8.57%) OO
3 5 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (7.14%) Database Security
3 5 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 5 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 4 (5.71%) Black-Box Testing
4 4 (5.71%) Customer-Centricity
4 4 (5.71%) Regression Testing
4 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
4 4 (5.71%) Software Engineering
4 4 (5.71%) Software Testing
4 4 (5.71%) Statistics
4 4 (5.71%) Test Automation
4 4 (5.71%) Test Planning
4 4 (5.71%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.43%) SQL
2 10 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 9 (12.86%) C#
4 7 (10.00%) C
5 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.86%) Erlang
7 2 (2.86%) Go
7 2 (2.86%) Haskell
7 2 (2.86%) Java
7 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.86%) Scala
7 2 (2.86%) VB
8 1 (1.43%) C++
8 1 (1.43%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 21 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (20.00%) Degree
3 4 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.29%) ISEB
4 3 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.29%) MCP
4 3 (4.29%) MCSE
5 2 (2.86%) CCNA
5 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.86%) CITP
5 2 (2.86%) MCSA
5 2 (2.86%) MCSD
6 1 (1.43%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.43%) MCITP
6 1 (1.43%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) SLA
2 3 (4.29%) QA
3 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.86%) vSphere
4 2 (2.86%) XenApp
4 2 (2.86%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (15.71%) VMware
2 4 (5.71%) Oracle
3 3 (4.29%) Apple
3 3 (4.29%) Cisco
3 3 (4.29%) Citrix
4 2 (2.86%) CommVault
4 2 (2.86%) Lotus
5 1 (1.43%) AppSense
5 1 (1.43%) Dell
5 1 (1.43%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.43%) HP
5 1 (1.43%) IBM
5 1 (1.43%) IDERA
5 1 (1.43%) NetApp
5 1 (1.43%) ProCurve
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.43%) SAP
5 1 (1.43%) Veeam