The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Bromwich 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
West Midlands / West Bromwich
Rank 11 7 1
Rank change year-on-year -4 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Bromwich 6.90% 12.82% 27.59%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 43.48% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 8
Median salary £40,500 £40,000 £58,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% -31.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £27,500 £15,475
10% offered a salary of more than £41,350 £43,000 £58,950
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.66% -  

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 West Bromwich.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Bromwich
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 12 23 10
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Bromwich 20.69% 29.49% 34.48%
Number of salaries quoted 11 21 10
Median salary £40,500 £40,000 £58,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% -31.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £18,250 £18,375
10% offered a salary of more than £56,450 £58,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in West Bromwich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Bromwich 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 West Bromwich

Microsoft
Salary Trend in West Bromwich

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in West Bromwich

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Bromwich

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 West Bromwich region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 10 (66.67%) Windows
1 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 10 (66.67%) Project Management
2 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (53.33%) Firewall
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (46.67%) VMware
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (46.67%) LAN
4 7 (46.67%) WAN
4 7 (46.67%) MCSE
4 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco
5 6 (40.00%) SAN
5 6 (40.00%) MCITP
5 6 (40.00%) VLAN
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (33.33%) CCNA
7 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
8 3 (20.00%) Finance
8 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (20.00%) ITIL
9 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (13.33%) Remedy
9 2 (13.33%) Service Management
9 2 (13.33%) Change Management
9 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
9 2 (13.33%) MS Project
9 2 (13.33%) MS Office

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Bromwich 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (13.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 7 (46.67%) LAN
2 7 (46.67%) WAN
3 6 (40.00%) SAN
3 6 (40.00%) VLAN
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (6.67%) PABX
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Back Office
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Server Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Active Directory Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Support
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) PMO Lead
4 1 (6.67%) PMO Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Security Operations Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Senior IT Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Change Control
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Document Management
4 2 (13.33%) Line Management
4 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (13.33%) Programme Governance
4 2 (13.33%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security
5 1 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) Security Operations
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) MCSE
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (40.00%) MCITP
3 5 (33.33%) CCNA
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) CEH
5 1 (6.67%) CISA
5 1 (6.67%) CISSP
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) MCSA
5 1 (6.67%) SANS
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) PMO
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) COBIT
2 1 (6.67%) GPG13
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) LANDesk
3 2 (13.33%) Remedy
3 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
4 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint