Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 2 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,638 2,113 1,761
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.13% 22.62% 18.28%
As % of the Vendors category 44.94% 47.40% 41.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,265 1,620 1,485
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,750 £22,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 3,645 4,458 4,198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 47.01% 47.71% 43.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,769 3,219 3,232
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £24,756
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019. 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 0 713 £45,000 - 85
Staffordshire +2 186 £36,000 +2.86% 20
Coventry +2 185 £47,500 +5.56% 14
Worcestershire -1 146 £38,000 +13.43% 10
Warwickshire +4 135 £40,000 -5.88% 18
Solihull -1 94 £50,000 +33.33% 10
Herefordshire +10 36 £42,500 -20.93% 4
Shropshire -14 34 £21,500 -10.42% 6
Sutton Coldfield -6 25 £33,750 +7.14% 1
West Bromwich +4 13 £30,000 -1.64% 1
Dudley +1 13 £23,500 +2.17%
Wolverhampton -2 10 £28,750 -15.44% 7
Walsall -8 5 £42,500 -10.53% 12
Stourbridge - 4 £25,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £27,500 -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 564 (34.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 562 (34.31%) Windows
3 463 (28.27%) SQL
4 404 (24.66%) SQL Server
5 387 (23.63%) Active Directory
6 375 (22.89%) .NET
7 371 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
8 336 (20.51%) C#
9 313 (19.11%) Office 365
10 305 (18.62%) VMware
11 299 (18.25%) Microsoft Office
12 266 (16.24%) Amazon AWS
13 260 (15.87%) ITIL
14 237 (14.47%) Problem-Solving
15 227 (13.86%) Project Management
16 226 (13.80%) Windows Server
17 210 (12.82%) Finance
18 196 (11.97%) ASP.NET
19 195 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
20 182 (11.11%) JavaScript
21 178 (10.87%) Degree
22 177 (10.81%) Hyper-V
23 172 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
24 171 (10.44%) Microsoft Certification
25 168 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
26 166 (10.13%) Presales
27 156 (9.52%) Citrix
28 155 (9.46%) MS Exchange
29 154 (9.40%) SharePoint
30 152 (9.28%) Web Services

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
1 155 (9.46%) MS Exchange
2 154 (9.40%) SharePoint
3 55 (3.36%) IIS
4 31 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (1.89%) Skype for Business
5 29 (1.77%) SharePoint Server
6 19 (1.16%) CMS
7 17 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (0.55%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.49%) Apache
10 8 (0.49%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (0.37%) Confluence
12 6 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.37%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 299 (18.25%) Microsoft Office
2 139 (8.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
4 41 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 39 (2.38%) MS Visio
6 17 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.67%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.43%) Adobe XD
9 4 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.18%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.18%) Moqups
10 3 (0.18%) Simulink
10 3 (0.18%) Stateflow
10 3 (0.18%) TargetLink
11 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.061%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 62 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 7 (0.43%) SAP BPC
7 6 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.37%) Raiser's Edge
8 5 (0.31%) iTrent
8 5 (0.31%) Primavera
9 4 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.18%) Maximo
10 3 (0.18%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.18%) SAP R/3
11 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
11 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
12 1 (0.061%) CODA-Financials
12 1 (0.061%) Infor LN
12 1 (0.061%) Odoo
12 1 (0.061%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 564 (34.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 313 (19.11%) Office 365
3 266 (16.24%) Amazon AWS
4 76 (4.64%) SaaS
5 71 (4.33%) Power Platform
6 66 (4.03%) PaaS
7 57 (3.48%) Dynamics 365
8 56 (3.42%) Serverless
9 55 (3.36%) IaaS
10 39 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
11 21 (1.28%) OneDrive
12 19 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
12 19 (1.16%) Azure Stack
13 18 (1.10%) GitHub
13 18 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
14 15 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
15 14 (0.85%) Azure Functions
15 14 (0.85%) PowerApps
16 12 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
17 11 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 150 (9.16%) DNS
2 143 (8.73%) Firewall
3 119 (7.26%) DHCP
4 66 (4.03%) Internet
5 64 (3.91%) WAN
6 62 (3.79%) SAN
7 58 (3.54%) TCP/IP
8 57 (3.48%) Network Security
9 55 (3.36%) LAN
10 50 (3.05%) VLAN
11 46 (2.81%) Skype
12 39 (2.38%) Unified Communications
13 38 (2.32%) VoIP
14 37 (2.26%) Wireless
15 31 (1.89%) VPN
16 26 (1.59%) MPLS
17 25 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
18 24 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
19 20 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
20 19 (1.16%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 404 (24.66%) SQL Server
2 95 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
3 87 (5.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 70 (4.27%) Relational Database
4 70 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 66 (4.03%) Power BI
6 39 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 39 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
7 32 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
8 31 (1.89%) MySQL
9 30 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
10 29 (1.77%) QlikView
11 28 (1.71%) OLAP
12 27 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
13 26 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 24 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
14 24 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
15 20 (1.22%) NoSQL
16 19 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
16 19 (1.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 138 (8.42%) Visual Studio
2 79 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 57 (3.48%) Git (software)
4 40 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
5 31 (1.89%) JIRA
6 27 (1.65%) Jenkins
6 27 (1.65%) Selenium
7 22 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 22 (1.34%) Subversion
8 12 (0.73%) Ranorex
9 10 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (0.49%) Balsamiq
11 6 (0.37%) JDeveloper
11 6 (0.37%) MSI
11 6 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
11 6 (0.37%) Redmine
12 5 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.31%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.31%) Jasmine
12 5 (0.31%) TeamCity
General
1 210 (12.82%) Finance
2 82 (5.01%) Marketing
3 66 (4.03%) Retail
4 45 (2.75%) Manufacturing
5 40 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 29 (1.77%) Legal
7 21 (1.28%) Electronics
8 16 (0.98%) Games
9 15 (0.92%) Aerospace
10 14 (0.85%) Automotive
11 11 (0.67%) Banking
12 8 (0.49%) Back Office
12 8 (0.49%) Local Government
13 5 (0.31%) Advertising
14 4 (0.24%) Mandarin Language
15 3 (0.18%) Billing
15 3 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.12%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.12%) Law
16 2 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 340 (20.76%) Developer
2 251 (15.32%) Analyst
3 203 (12.39%) Architect
4 142 (8.67%) .NET Developer
5 114 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 109 (6.65%) Software Developer
7 104 (6.35%) C# Developer
8 83 (5.07%) C# .NET Developer
8 83 (5.07%) Solutions Architect
9 82 (5.01%) Consultant
10 65 (3.97%) Support Engineer
11 60 (3.66%) Support Analyst
12 56 (3.42%) IT Engineer
13 55 (3.36%) C# Software Developer
14 52 (3.17%) .NET Software Developer
15 51 (3.11%) Technical Architect
16 50 (3.05%) Graduate
17 44 (2.69%) Project Manager
17 44 (2.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 43 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (22.89%) .NET
2 196 (11.97%) ASP.NET
3 152 (9.28%) Web Services
4 151 (9.22%) HTML
5 126 (7.69%) CSS
6 89 (5.43%) ASP.NET Web API
7 81 (4.95%) AngularJS
8 75 (4.58%) HTML5
9 73 (4.46%) jQuery
10 71 (4.33%) .NET Framework
11 69 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC
12 60 (3.66%) XML
13 56 (3.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 47 (2.87%) Spring
15 45 (2.75%) .NET Core
16 42 (2.56%) Ajax
17 41 (2.50%) React
18 40 (2.44%) WCF
19 39 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 34 (2.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 172 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
2 143 (8.73%) Data Centre
3 95 (5.80%) Self-Motivation
4 63 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 58 (3.54%) Driving Licence
6 55 (3.36%) Hybrid Cloud
7 48 (2.93%) Clustering
8 46 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
9 39 (2.38%) User Experience
10 33 (2.01%) Enterprise Storage
11 28 (1.71%) Public Cloud
12 26 (1.59%) Mobile App
13 18 (1.10%) Replication
14 16 (0.98%) Fintech
15 13 (0.79%) Algorithms
15 13 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 12 (0.73%) PMI
17 10 (0.61%) Data Structures
17 10 (0.61%) NHS
18 9 (0.55%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 562 (34.31%) Windows
2 226 (13.80%) Windows Server
3 137 (8.36%) Linux
4 107 (6.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 105 (6.41%) Windows 10
6 85 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 73 (4.46%) Windows 7
8 57 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 51 (3.11%) Windows 8
10 27 (1.65%) Unix
11 23 (1.40%) Android
12 15 (0.92%) Apple iOS
13 13 (0.79%) Windows XP
14 12 (0.73%) CentOS
15 8 (0.49%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.37%) Debian
16 6 (0.37%) SUSE
16 6 (0.37%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.31%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (15.87%) ITIL
3 237 (14.47%) Problem-Solving
4 227 (13.86%) Project Management
5 168 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
6 166 (10.13%) Presales
7 152 (9.28%) MVC
8 150 (9.16%) Service Delivery
9 138 (8.42%) Data Protection
10 137 (8.36%) Service Management
11 128 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 119 (7.26%) Software Engineering
13 116 (7.08%) DevOps
14 103 (6.29%) Scrum
15 102 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
16 91 (5.56%) Computer Science
17 86 (5.25%) CRM
18 85 (5.19%) Migration
19 81 (4.95%) Customer Requirements
20 80 (4.88%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 463 (28.27%) SQL
2 336 (20.51%) C#
3 182 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 148 (9.04%) PowerShell
5 139 (8.49%) T-SQL
6 81 (4.95%) Python
7 70 (4.27%) Java
8 56 (3.42%) VB.NET
9 50 (3.05%) C
10 25 (1.53%) PL/SQL
11 22 (1.34%) Bash Shell
12 20 (1.22%) Scala
13 18 (1.10%) R
13 18 (1.10%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.79%) Perl
14 13 (0.79%) VBA
15 12 (0.73%) TypeScript
15 12 (0.73%) VB
16 11 (0.67%) C++
16 11 (0.67%) X++
Qualifications
1 178 (10.87%) Degree
2 171 (10.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 94 (5.74%) Security Cleared
4 93 (5.68%) MCSE
5 61 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
6 59 (3.60%) MCSA
7 54 (3.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 52 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
9 50 (3.05%) CCNP
10 39 (2.38%) SC Cleared
11 32 (1.95%) MCITP
11 32 (1.95%) MCP
12 29 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
13 26 (1.59%) CCNA
14 18 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
15 15 (0.92%) CCA
16 13 (0.79%) DBS Check
16 13 (0.79%) ISTQB
16 13 (0.79%) PMI Certification
17 12 (0.73%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (7.51%) GDPR
2 102 (6.23%) SLA
3 68 (4.15%) QA
4 29 (1.77%) PMO
5 28 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.67%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.55%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.31%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.24%) IEC 62304
9 4 (0.24%) ISO 26262
9 4 (0.24%) JTAG
9 4 (0.24%) MISRA
10 3 (0.18%) HAZOP
10 3 (0.18%) NEBOSH
10 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.12%) COBIT
12 1 (0.061%) HL7
12 1 (0.061%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 387 (23.63%) Active Directory
2 195 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (10.81%) Hyper-V
4 62 (3.79%) XenApp
5 61 (3.72%) Docker
6 50 (3.05%) XenDesktop
7 28 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
7 28 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (1.53%) vSphere
9 18 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (0.85%) BitLocker
11 13 (0.79%) Firmware
12 12 (0.73%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 12 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (0.37%) KVM
14 5 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (0.31%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.18%) NLBS
16 3 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 138 (8.42%) SCCM
2 37 (2.26%) SCOM
2 37 (2.26%) WSUS
3 36 (2.20%) SCVMM
4 29 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
5 26 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
6 24 (1.47%) Terraform
7 21 (1.28%) Ansible
7 21 (1.28%) Puppet
8 18 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (1.04%) FortiGate
9 17 (1.04%) Kubernetes
10 16 (0.98%) SCOrch
11 14 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
12 13 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 13 (0.79%) NetBackup
13 12 (0.73%) Backup Exec
13 12 (0.73%) MIIS
14 11 (0.67%) AirWatch
14 11 (0.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 305 (18.62%) VMware
2 156 (9.52%) Citrix
3 151 (9.22%) Cisco
4 85 (5.19%) Oracle
5 83 (5.07%) HP
6 76 (4.64%) Dell
7 62 (3.79%) IBM
8 48 (2.93%) NetApp
9 47 (2.87%) McAfee
10 41 (2.50%) Symantec
10 41 (2.50%) Veeam
11 37 (2.26%) CheckPoint
12 32 (1.95%) SAP
12 32 (1.95%) ServiceNow
13 29 (1.77%) Tableau
14 28 (1.71%) Forcepoint
14 28 (1.71%) Google
15 25 (1.53%) BMC
16 23 (1.40%) Juniper
17 22 (1.34%) Salesforce.com