The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Walsall 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 22 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 / Walsall
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 15 9
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 10 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Walsall 15.38% 8.16% 10.81%
As % of the Vendors category 41.67% 24.24% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 6
Median salary £28,250 £44,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.79% +23.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  

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 Walsall.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Walsall
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 24 33 24
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Walsall 36.92% 33.67% 32.43%
Number of salaries quoted 23 29 21
Median salary £32,500 £34,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.79% -4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £31,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,780 £61,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Walsall

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Walsall 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 Walsall

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Walsall

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Walsall

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Walsall

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Walsall over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Walsall

For the 6 months to 22 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 Walsall region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) MySQL
2 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (18.75%) Database Security
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (18.75%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (18.75%) Power BI
4 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
4 3 (18.75%) IIS
4 3 (18.75%) DB2
4 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
4 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (18.75%) IBM
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) SLA
5 2 (12.50%) SharePoint

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Walsall 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 3 (18.75%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 2 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) MySQL
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (18.75%) DB2
3 3 (18.75%) Power BI
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.25%) Automotive
1 1 (6.25%) German Language
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) DBA
1 3 (18.75%) SQL DBA
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) IT Technician
2 2 (12.50%) QA Tester
2 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (18.75%) Database Security
1 3 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
1 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (18.75%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) Presales
2 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.25%) API Development
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) BitLocker
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) CommVault
3 1 (6.25%) NetApp
3 1 (6.25%) Sage
3 1 (6.25%) Veeam