Period
to 21 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 21 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 3 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2067 2166 1962
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.27% 19.01% 18.07%
As % of the Vendors category 43.58% 41.43% 38.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1713 1750 1813
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.94% -4.00% -5.06%
10th Percentile £21,550 £21,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%

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 the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 4743 5228 5069
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.51% 45.88% 46.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3675 3845 4205
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Birmingham 0 908 £42,500 +12.58% 42
Staffordshire +5 326 £35,125 +0.36% 22
Warwickshire -2 210 £34,000 -9.33% 7
Coventry -4 167 £34,000 -16.05% 22
Shropshire +3 103 £36,500 +30.36% 9
Solihull +3 101 £35,000 +9.16% 18
Worcestershire -6 85 £37,500 +19.05% 4
Wolverhampton +3 40 £37,500 +44.23% 4
Herefordshire +5 38 £43,750 -2.78% 1
West Bromwich -7 11 £42,500 +30.77%
Sutton Coldfield -4 8 £42,500 +54.55% 1
Walsall -6 8 £50,000 +58.73%
Halesowen -36 4 £30,000 -18.37%
Dudley -2 3 £30,000 +15.38%
Willenhall -1 1 £21,000 -39.13%
Brierley Hill -2 1 £40,000 +33.33%
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 642 (31.06%) Windows
2 632 (30.58%) SQL
3 579 (28.01%) SQL Server
4 536 (25.93%) .NET
5 529 (25.59%) C#
6 402 (19.45%) Active Directory
7 384 (18.58%) VMware
8 348 (16.84%) Microsoft Azure
9 341 (16.50%) JavaScript
10 333 (16.11%) Microsoft Office
11 323 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
12 319 (15.43%) ITIL
13 317 (15.34%) Windows Server
14 281 (13.59%) ASP.NET
15 280 (13.55%) CSS
15 280 (13.55%) HTML
16 264 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
17 260 (12.58%) MVC
18 257 (12.43%) Finance
19 229 (11.08%) Microsoft Certification
20 223 (10.79%) Office 365
21 210 (10.16%) Business Intelligence
22 208 (10.06%) Citrix
23 201 (9.72%) Project Management
24 188 (9.10%) Hyper-V
25 186 (9.00%) Degree
26 184 (8.90%) MS Exchange
27 181 (8.76%) Windows Server 2008
28 178 (8.61%) Data Centre
29 170 (8.22%) AngularJS

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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
1 184 (8.90%) MS Exchange
2 160 (7.74%) SharePoint
3 79 (3.82%) IIS
4 66 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 57 (2.76%) Skype for Business
6 39 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (1.69%) CMS
8 31 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 24 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
10 21 (1.02%) Apache
11 15 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
12 14 (0.68%) Tomcat
13 12 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (0.53%) SAS
14 11 (0.53%) WordPress
15 9 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
15 9 (0.44%) Umbraco
15 9 (0.44%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 333 (16.11%) Microsoft Office
2 168 (8.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 66 (3.19%) Microsoft Project
4 46 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (1.40%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.19%) RoboHelp
7 4 (0.19%) Snagit
7 4 (0.19%) SPSS
8 2 (0.097%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.097%) CATIA
8 2 (0.097%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.097%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.048%) Houdini
9 1 (0.048%) Maya
9 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.048%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 95 (4.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 84 (4.06%) Dynamics NAV
3 45 (2.18%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.34%) BPCS
5 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.19%) Primavera
6 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.19%) SAP EWM
6 4 (0.19%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle HRMS
7 3 (0.15%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.15%) SAP LE
7 3 (0.15%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.097%) ENOVIA
8 2 (0.097%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.097%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.097%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 348 (16.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 223 (10.79%) Office 365
3 98 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (2.56%) PaaS
4 53 (2.56%) SaaS
5 48 (2.32%) Dynamics 365
6 47 (2.27%) IaaS
7 16 (0.77%) Bluemix
7 16 (0.77%) IBM Cloud
8 13 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (0.53%) GitHub
10 10 (0.48%) Google Play
11 9 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
12 8 (0.39%) Firebase
12 8 (0.39%) npm
13 6 (0.29%) OneDrive
14 5 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.24%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 136 (6.58%) Firewall
2 106 (5.13%) SAN
3 103 (4.98%) DNS
4 99 (4.79%) LAN
5 98 (4.74%) WAN
6 93 (4.50%) TCP/IP
7 67 (3.24%) DHCP
8 57 (2.76%) Skype
9 40 (1.94%) VPN
10 32 (1.55%) VLAN
11 30 (1.45%) Internet
12 29 (1.40%) Network Security
13 28 (1.35%) NAS
14 26 (1.26%) NetScaler
15 22 (1.06%) VoIP
16 18 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
17 17 (0.82%) MPLS
17 17 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
18 15 (0.73%) Wireless
19 14 (0.68%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 579 (28.01%) SQL Server
2 165 (7.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 153 (7.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 98 (4.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 84 (4.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 77 (3.73%) NoSQL
7 61 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
8 55 (2.66%) Power BI
9 53 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 51 (2.47%) MongoDB
11 38 (1.84%) Relational Database
12 34 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
13 30 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
14 29 (1.40%) Big Data
15 24 (1.16%) MS Access
16 23 (1.11%) MySQL
17 22 (1.06%) OLAP
17 22 (1.06%) QlikView
18 21 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
19 18 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 98 (4.74%) Visual Studio
2 80 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 55 (2.66%) Git (software)
4 38 (1.84%) TeamCity
5 34 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
6 30 (1.45%) Jenkins
7 24 (1.16%) JIRA
7 24 (1.16%) NuGet
8 20 (0.97%) Selenium
9 17 (0.82%) InstallShield
9 17 (0.82%) MSI
10 16 (0.77%) JSUnit
11 15 (0.73%) Karma Test Runner
12 10 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 10 (0.48%) Xcode
13 9 (0.44%) eCATT
13 9 (0.44%) Jasmine
13 9 (0.44%) LSMW
14 8 (0.39%) gulp
14 8 (0.39%) PhantomJS
General
1 257 (12.43%) Finance
2 165 (7.98%) Retail
3 98 (4.74%) Advertising
4 88 (4.26%) Manufacturing
5 55 (2.66%) Legal
6 51 (2.47%) Marketing
7 41 (1.98%) Automotive
8 30 (1.45%) Telecoms
9 22 (1.06%) Banking
10 19 (0.92%) Publishing
11 15 (0.73%) Law
11 15 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
12 13 (0.63%) Billing
13 10 (0.48%) Back Office
14 9 (0.44%) Electronics
14 9 (0.44%) Games
15 8 (0.39%) Local Government
16 3 (0.15%) French Language
16 3 (0.15%) German Language
17 2 (0.097%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 579 (28.01%) Developer
2 365 (17.66%) Analyst
3 264 (12.77%) .NET Developer
4 200 (9.68%) C# Developer
5 179 (8.66%) Consultant
6 167 (8.08%) C# .NET Developer
7 113 (5.47%) Senior Developer
8 112 (5.42%) ASP.NET Developer
9 110 (5.32%) Support Engineer
10 101 (4.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 101 (4.89%) Support Analyst
11 94 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 91 (4.40%) SQL Developer
13 90 (4.35%) IT Support
14 77 (3.73%) Architect
15 73 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 71 (3.43%) Project Manager
17 70 (3.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 69 (3.34%) Software Developer
19 63 (3.05%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 536 (25.93%) .NET
2 281 (13.59%) ASP.NET
3 280 (13.55%) CSS
3 280 (13.55%) HTML
4 170 (8.22%) AngularJS
5 141 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 137 (6.63%) jQuery
7 99 (4.79%) ASP.NET Web API
8 87 (4.21%) HTML5
9 86 (4.16%) .NET Framework
10 75 (3.63%) Web Services
11 65 (3.14%) XML
12 57 (2.76%) Entity Framework
13 56 (2.71%) Node.js
14 50 (2.42%) CSS3
15 38 (1.84%) JSON
15 38 (1.84%) REST
16 33 (1.60%) KnockoutJS
16 33 (1.60%) WCF
17 32 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 178 (8.61%) Data Centre
2 158 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (2.90%) Computer Science
3 60 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 57 (2.76%) Driving Licence
5 49 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
6 45 (2.18%) Clustering
7 42 (2.03%) Enterprise Storage
8 40 (1.94%) Public Cloud
9 29 (1.40%) User Experience
10 25 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
11 24 (1.16%) Fintech
11 24 (1.16%) Replication
12 20 (0.97%) NHS
13 18 (0.87%) Robotics
14 16 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (0.68%) Mobile App
16 12 (0.58%) Blackberry
16 12 (0.58%) EPoS
17 10 (0.48%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 642 (31.06%) Windows
2 317 (15.34%) Windows Server
3 181 (8.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 164 (7.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 118 (5.71%) Linux
6 106 (5.13%) Windows 7
7 102 (4.93%) Windows 10
8 62 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 43 (2.08%) Android
10 35 (1.69%) Apple iOS
11 34 (1.64%) Windows 8
12 31 (1.50%) Unix
13 24 (1.16%) Windows XP
14 11 (0.53%) CentOS
15 9 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
15 9 (0.44%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.34%) OS/400
17 6 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 5 (0.24%) Mac OS X
19 3 (0.15%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
2 319 (15.43%) ITIL
3 260 (12.58%) MVC
4 210 (10.16%) Business Intelligence
5 201 (9.72%) Project Management
6 143 (6.92%) Change Management
7 135 (6.53%) CRM
8 114 (5.52%) Service Delivery
9 106 (5.13%) Service Management
10 95 (4.60%) SDLC
10 95 (4.60%) Test Automation
11 93 (4.50%) Presales
12 91 (4.40%) Continuous Improvement
13 82 (3.97%) PRINCE2
14 80 (3.87%) TDD
15 75 (3.63%) Web Development
16 73 (3.53%) ERP
16 73 (3.53%) Scrum
17 71 (3.43%) Analytics
18 70 (3.39%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 632 (30.58%) SQL
2 529 (25.59%) C#
3 341 (16.50%) JavaScript
4 158 (7.64%) PowerShell
5 147 (7.11%) T-SQL
6 101 (4.89%) VB.NET
7 65 (3.14%) Java
8 49 (2.37%) C
9 37 (1.79%) VBScript
10 35 (1.69%) TypeScript
11 32 (1.55%) VB
12 29 (1.40%) Python
13 25 (1.21%) VBA
14 24 (1.16%) Bash Shell
14 24 (1.16%) C++
15 23 (1.11%) Ruby
16 22 (1.06%) PL/SQL
17 16 (0.77%) R
17 16 (0.77%) X++
18 13 (0.63%) F#
Qualifications
1 229 (11.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 186 (9.00%) Degree
3 108 (5.22%) MCSE
4 81 (3.92%) Security Cleared
5 71 (3.43%) MCSA
6 64 (3.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 52 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
8 44 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 40 (1.94%) SC Cleared
10 39 (1.89%) MCP
11 38 (1.84%) Citrix Certification
11 38 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
12 35 (1.69%) MCITP
13 29 (1.40%) CCNA
14 22 (1.06%) ISEB
15 21 (1.02%) MCSD
16 20 (0.97%) A+ Certification
17 18 (0.87%) CCNP
18 16 (0.77%) Network+ Certification
19 15 (0.73%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (3.53%) SLA
2 42 (2.03%) QA
3 24 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 21 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (0.92%) PMO
6 9 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 9 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.39%) BS25999
8 6 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.19%) COBIT
10 2 (0.097%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.097%) GDPR
10 2 (0.097%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.048%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.048%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.048%) P3O
System Software
1 402 (19.45%) Active Directory
2 264 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 188 (9.10%) Hyper-V
4 61 (2.95%) vSphere
5 42 (2.03%) XenApp
6 30 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 26 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
9 22 (1.06%) Docker
10 20 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
11 19 (0.92%) XenDesktop
12 13 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.44%) UAG
15 8 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (0.29%) Terminal Server
17 5 (0.24%) Terminal Services
17 5 (0.24%) VMware Server
18 4 (0.19%) BitLocker
18 4 (0.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 124 (6.00%) SCCM
2 50 (2.42%) SCOM
3 48 (2.32%) Puppet
4 41 (1.98%) Ansible
5 37 (1.79%) WSUS
6 34 (1.64%) Backup Exec
7 30 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 16 (0.77%) vCenter Server
9 15 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
10 14 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 14 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
11 13 (0.63%) SCVMM
11 13 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 12 (0.58%) Terraform
13 11 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
14 9 (0.44%) Grafana
15 8 (0.39%) NetBackup
15 8 (0.39%) SCOrch
16 7 (0.34%) MOM
Vendors
1 384 (18.58%) VMware
2 208 (10.06%) Citrix
3 134 (6.48%) Cisco
4 96 (4.64%) Oracle
5 76 (3.68%) NetApp
6 67 (3.24%) HP
7 63 (3.05%) SAP
8 60 (2.90%) Veeam
9 52 (2.52%) Dell
10 43 (2.08%) IBM
11 36 (1.74%) Google
12 35 (1.69%) EqualLogic
12 35 (1.69%) Xamarin
13 34 (1.64%) EMC
14 31 (1.50%) Apple
15 30 (1.45%) SolarWinds
16 29 (1.40%) Tableau
17 28 (1.35%) Capita
18 25 (1.21%) Juniper
19 23 (1.11%) Symantec