Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 5 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,753 1,925 2,074
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.11% 19.58% 17.47%
As % of the Vendors category 44.50% 44.92% 37.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,383 1,613 1,652
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £20,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £57,375
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%

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 3,939 4,285 5,459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.19% 43.59% 45.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,875 3,366 4,001
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 2018. 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 -1 811 £43,500 +2.35% 179
Coventry +7 162 £39,000 -2.50% 30
Staffordshire -6 160 £35,000 -1.60% 39
Worcestershire +9 140 £35,000 -6.67% 38
Warwickshire +1 114 £43,500 +38.10% 38
Solihull +3 73 £40,000 +36.75% 11
Shropshire -1 52 £37,500 - 12
Wolverhampton +4 50 £37,500 +4.90% 11
Sutton Coldfield -3 24 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Dudley -5 21 £23,000 -23.33% 2
Herefordshire -4 16 £40,000 +6.67% 5
Walsall +1 11 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Wednesbury - 3 £26,500 - 1
Halesowen +19 2 £21,500 -28.33% 7
Kingswinford - 2 £32,500 -
Stourbridge - 2 £21,500 - 2
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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.

1 555 (31.66%) SQL
2 515 (29.38%) Windows
3 433 (24.70%) SQL Server
4 424 (24.19%) .NET
5 421 (24.02%) Microsoft Azure
6 418 (23.84%) C#
7 339 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
8 329 (18.77%) Active Directory
9 300 (17.11%) Microsoft Office
10 295 (16.83%) VMware
11 284 (16.20%) Finance
12 267 (15.23%) ITIL
13 247 (14.09%) Windows Server
14 240 (13.69%) Office 365
14 240 (13.69%) JavaScript
15 220 (12.55%) Microsoft Certification
15 220 (12.55%) Degree
16 196 (11.18%) Microsoft Excel
17 184 (10.50%) Project Management
18 179 (10.21%) VMware Infrastructure
19 176 (10.04%) Data Centre
20 175 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
21 173 (9.87%) Business Intelligence
22 171 (9.75%) ASP.NET
22 171 (9.75%) MVC
23 159 (9.07%) HTML
24 158 (9.01%) SharePoint
25 155 (8.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 150 (8.56%) MS Exchange
27 148 (8.44%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 158 (9.01%) SharePoint
2 150 (8.56%) MS Exchange
3 56 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (1.77%) IIS
5 22 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 21 (1.20%) CMS
7 17 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (0.86%) Skype for Business
9 11 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (0.57%) Apache
10 10 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.51%) Confluence
12 8 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (0.46%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.23%) SAS
14 3 (0.17%) JBoss
14 3 (0.17%) MediaWiki
14 3 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 300 (17.11%) Microsoft Office
2 196 (11.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 99 (5.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (3.37%) Microsoft Project
5 45 (2.57%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.40%) Simulink
7 7 (0.40%) Stateflow
7 7 (0.40%) TargetLink
8 5 (0.29%) Maya
8 5 (0.29%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.17%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.17%) Moqups
10 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 124 (7.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (3.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 63 (3.59%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.86%) FastStats
5 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.23%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.11%) Lawson
7 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.11%) Primavera
7 2 (0.11%) Sage 1000
7 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.057%) BPCS
8 1 (0.057%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.057%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.057%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.057%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 421 (24.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 240 (13.69%) Office 365
3 145 (8.27%) Amazon AWS
4 96 (5.48%) Dynamics 365
5 65 (3.71%) Serverless
6 64 (3.65%) IaaS
7 56 (3.19%) PaaS
8 31 (1.77%) SaaS
9 23 (1.31%) Azure Data Factory
10 21 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (1.20%) Amazon S3
10 21 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
11 20 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
12 17 (0.97%) Amazon EMR
12 17 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
12 17 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
13 14 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (0.46%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 8 (0.46%) Mimecast
15 6 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 127 (7.24%) Firewall
2 108 (6.16%) DNS
3 88 (5.02%) DHCP
4 82 (4.68%) WAN
5 80 (4.56%) Internet
6 75 (4.28%) LAN
7 64 (3.65%) TCP/IP
7 64 (3.65%) VPN
8 61 (3.48%) Network Security
9 58 (3.31%) SAN
10 39 (2.22%) VLAN
11 32 (1.83%) Skype
12 28 (1.60%) Wireless
13 23 (1.31%) MPLS
14 22 (1.25%) VoIP
15 16 (0.91%) NetScaler
15 16 (0.91%) Remote Desktop
15 16 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (0.80%) OSPF
17 13 (0.74%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 433 (24.70%) SQL Server
2 155 (8.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 124 (7.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 93 (5.31%) Relational Database
5 84 (4.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 74 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
7 61 (3.48%) Power BI
8 53 (3.02%) NoSQL
9 52 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
10 43 (2.45%) Azure SQL Database
11 36 (2.05%) SQL Server 2014
12 32 (1.83%) RDBMS
13 30 (1.71%) Cosmos DB
14 24 (1.37%) Data Lake
14 24 (1.37%) MySQL
15 22 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
16 21 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
17 18 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
17 18 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
18 16 (0.91%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 89 (5.08%) Visual Studio
2 61 (3.48%) Git (software)
3 54 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
5 30 (1.71%) JIRA
6 20 (1.14%) Jenkins
7 17 (0.97%) Selenium
7 17 (0.97%) TeamCity
8 12 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (0.63%) Android Studio
10 9 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 8 (0.46%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (0.34%) SonarQube
14 5 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.29%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.29%) Maven
14 5 (0.29%) Subversion
15 4 (0.23%) Hudson
15 4 (0.23%) NUnit
General
1 284 (16.20%) Finance
2 130 (7.42%) Advertising
3 88 (5.02%) Retail
4 55 (3.14%) Manufacturing
4 55 (3.14%) Marketing
5 50 (2.85%) Telecoms
6 38 (2.17%) Legal
7 35 (2.00%) Automotive
8 14 (0.80%) Publishing
9 13 (0.74%) Banking
9 13 (0.74%) Games
10 10 (0.57%) Electronics
11 8 (0.46%) Back Office
12 5 (0.29%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.29%) Law
13 4 (0.23%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.057%) French Language
14 1 (0.057%) Local Government
14 1 (0.057%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.057%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 379 (21.62%) Developer
2 233 (13.29%) Analyst
3 182 (10.38%) Consultant
4 140 (7.99%) Architect
5 117 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 108 (6.16%) C# Developer
7 72 (4.11%) Support Engineer
8 71 (4.05%) Support Analyst
9 70 (3.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 60 (3.42%) Software Developer
11 59 (3.37%) IT Support
11 59 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
12 55 (3.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 55 (3.14%) Team Leader
13 53 (3.02%) C# .NET Developer
14 50 (2.85%) IT Manager
15 48 (2.74%) CRM Consultant
16 47 (2.68%) Junior
17 46 (2.62%) IT Engineer
18 44 (2.51%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 424 (24.19%) .NET
2 171 (9.75%) ASP.NET
3 159 (9.07%) HTML
4 124 (7.07%) CSS
5 118 (6.73%) ASP.NET Web API
6 98 (5.59%) AngularJS
7 92 (5.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 82 (4.68%) Web Services
9 75 (4.28%) .NET Framework
10 69 (3.94%) jQuery
11 61 (3.48%) JSON
12 58 (3.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 49 (2.80%) HTML5
14 45 (2.57%) .NET Core
15 44 (2.51%) WCF
16 41 (2.34%) Entity Framework
17 37 (2.11%) KnockoutJS
18 34 (1.94%) XML
19 32 (1.83%) SOAP
20 29 (1.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 176 (10.04%) Data Centre
2 138 (7.87%) Self-Motivation
3 133 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (4.39%) Computer Science
5 68 (3.88%) Management Information System
6 66 (3.76%) Driving Licence
7 37 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
8 29 (1.65%) Mobile App
9 25 (1.43%) User Experience
10 20 (1.14%) Public Cloud
11 16 (0.91%) Clustering
12 14 (0.80%) Client/Server
13 12 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
14 10 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.57%) Fat Client
14 10 (0.57%) NHS
14 10 (0.57%) Thin Client
15 9 (0.51%) PMI
15 9 (0.51%) Replication
15 9 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 515 (29.38%) Windows
2 247 (14.09%) Windows Server
3 148 (8.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 130 (7.42%) Windows 7
5 114 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 96 (5.48%) Linux
7 85 (4.85%) Windows 10
8 66 (3.76%) Windows 8
9 62 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 28 (1.60%) Windows XP
11 26 (1.48%) Android
12 18 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (0.86%) Apple iOS
14 13 (0.74%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.63%) SUSE
16 10 (0.57%) Unix
17 9 (0.51%) Mac OS
18 8 (0.46%) Ubuntu
19 7 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
20 3 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
2 267 (15.23%) ITIL
3 184 (10.50%) Project Management
4 175 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
5 173 (9.87%) Business Intelligence
6 171 (9.75%) MVC
7 148 (8.44%) Presales
8 144 (8.21%) Service Delivery
9 141 (8.04%) Software Engineering
10 138 (7.87%) CRM
11 119 (6.79%) Scrum
12 106 (6.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 105 (5.99%) Service Management
14 90 (5.13%) Analytics
15 89 (5.08%) TDD
16 84 (4.79%) Continuous Integration
17 82 (4.68%) ERP
18 80 (4.56%) Continuous Improvement
19 77 (4.39%) PRINCE2
20 70 (3.99%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 555 (31.66%) SQL
2 418 (23.84%) C#
3 240 (13.69%) JavaScript
4 127 (7.24%) T-SQL
5 109 (6.22%) PowerShell
6 50 (2.85%) C
7 45 (2.57%) VB.NET
8 42 (2.40%) Java
9 38 (2.17%) Python
10 34 (1.94%) VBScript
11 28 (1.60%) TypeScript
12 20 (1.14%) C++
12 20 (1.14%) VB
13 16 (0.91%) Bash Shell
13 16 (0.91%) PL/SQL
14 15 (0.86%) X++
15 13 (0.74%) Scala
15 13 (0.74%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.57%) PHP
16 10 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 220 (12.55%) Degree
1 220 (12.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 127 (7.24%) MCSE
3 109 (6.22%) Security Cleared
4 71 (4.05%) MCP
5 67 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 51 (2.91%) MCSA
7 45 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
8 40 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
9 33 (1.88%) SC Cleared
10 30 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 27 (1.54%) MCITP
12 26 (1.48%) CCNP
13 23 (1.31%) CISSP
14 20 (1.14%) CCNA
15 17 (0.97%) ISEB
16 16 (0.91%) CISM
17 15 (0.86%) CIMA
17 15 (0.86%) HNC
17 15 (0.86%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (5.19%) SLA
2 73 (4.16%) GDPR
2 73 (4.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (1.88%) PMO
4 23 (1.31%) QA
5 8 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.40%) HAZOP
7 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.17%) P3O
9 1 (0.057%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.057%) IFRS
9 1 (0.057%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.057%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.057%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.057%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.057%) MiFID
9 1 (0.057%) WCAG
System Software
1 329 (18.77%) Active Directory
2 179 (10.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 44 (2.51%) vSphere
5 42 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (2.11%) XenApp
7 29 (1.65%) XenDesktop
8 26 (1.48%) Docker
9 22 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (0.57%) HDFS
12 9 (0.51%) VMware NSX
13 8 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
13 8 (0.46%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.40%) XenServer
15 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.17%) BitLocker
16 3 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 92 (5.25%) SCCM
2 42 (2.40%) WSUS
3 26 (1.48%) SCVMM
4 20 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 19 (1.08%) Ansible
6 17 (0.97%) vCenter Server
7 16 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (0.74%) vMotion
9 12 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
10 11 (0.63%) QRadar
10 11 (0.63%) WhatsUp Gold
11 10 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (0.57%) SCOM
12 8 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (0.46%) Kubernetes
12 8 (0.46%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.46%) Terraform
13 6 (0.34%) Grafana
13 6 (0.34%) Puppet
14 5 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 295 (16.83%) VMware
2 132 (7.53%) Cisco
3 121 (6.90%) Citrix
4 78 (4.45%) HP
5 70 (3.99%) Xamarin
6 61 (3.48%) NetApp
7 58 (3.31%) Oracle
8 35 (2.00%) Google
9 34 (1.94%) Dell
10 26 (1.48%) IBM
10 26 (1.48%) SAP
11 25 (1.43%) CheckPoint
12 24 (1.37%) SolarWinds
13 23 (1.31%) Red Hat
13 23 (1.31%) Veeam
14 22 (1.25%) ServiceNow
15 20 (1.14%) F5
16 19 (1.08%) Symantec
16 19 (1.08%) Tableau
17 17 (0.97%) Remedy