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 3 months to 26 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 8 6
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1076 969 1096
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.76% 15.91% 19.05%
As % of the Vendors category 47.95% 34.94% 39.83%
Number of salaries quoted 861 731 886
Median salary £40,000 £37,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.10% +1.36%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 the West Midlands.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 2244 2773 2752
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 43.29% 45.53% 47.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1770 2013 2261
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,068 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 465 £42,500 +13.33% 59
Staffordshire +5 127 £36,500 +11.45% 26
Warwickshire -2 111 £30,000 -22.07% 15
Coventry -3 103 £45,000 +11.11% 13
Worcestershire +5 76 £37,500 -3.22% 2
Shropshire +20 48 £40,500 +17.54% 7
Herefordshire +7 34 £37,500 -25.00% 4
Solihull -3 30 £27,000 -13.60% 10
Wolverhampton +14 19 £32,500 +31.31% 5
Walsall +10 10 £28,250 -25.16%
Halesowen -5 10 £32,500 -13.33% 1
West Bromwich +8 7 £40,000 - 1
Dudley -3 4 £30,000 +41.17% 1
Sutton Coldfield -10 2 £19,750 -21.00%
Willenhall +1 1 £21,000 -39.13%
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 637 (33.44%) SQL
2 588 (30.87%) .NET
3 586 (30.76%) C#
4 542 (28.45%) SQL Server
5 526 (27.61%) Windows
6 412 (21.63%) JavaScript
7 407 (21.36%) Active Directory
8 361 (18.95%) Microsoft Azure
9 358 (18.79%) ASP.NET
10 356 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
11 343 (18.01%) Microsoft Office
12 337 (17.69%) HTML
13 329 (17.27%) CSS
14 321 (16.85%) MVC
15 311 (16.33%) VMware
16 283 (14.86%) ITIL
17 260 (13.65%) Windows Server
18 234 (12.28%) Finance
19 211 (11.08%) ASP.NET MVC
20 207 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
21 197 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
22 194 (10.18%) SharePoint
23 188 (9.87%) Degree
24 184 (9.66%) Microsoft Excel
24 184 (9.66%) T-SQL
25 181 (9.50%) Office 365
26 176 (9.24%) AngularJS
26 176 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
27 175 (9.19%) Citrix
28 173 (9.08%) jQuery

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
1 194 (10.18%) SharePoint
2 165 (8.66%) MS Exchange
3 129 (6.77%) IIS
4 68 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 55 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 37 (1.94%) Skype for Business
7 30 (1.57%) CMS
8 17 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
9 15 (0.79%) Apache
9 15 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
10 12 (0.63%) Drupal
10 12 (0.63%) EPiServer
10 12 (0.63%) Oracle UPK
11 11 (0.58%) Umbraco
12 10 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.47%) WordPress
14 8 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 343 (18.01%) Microsoft Office
2 184 (9.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (2.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 46 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
5 35 (1.84%) MS Visio
6 28 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.052%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.052%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 86 (4.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (2.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 28 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
5 12 (0.63%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 12 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
5 12 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
6 8 (0.42%) SAP BPC
6 8 (0.42%) SAP LE
6 8 (0.42%) SAP MM
7 6 (0.31%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.16%) Workfront
9 2 (0.10%) Actimize
9 2 (0.10%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.052%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.052%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.052%) Primavera
10 1 (0.052%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 361 (18.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 181 (9.50%) Office 365
3 92 (4.83%) SaaS
4 57 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
5 48 (2.52%) IaaS
5 48 (2.52%) PaaS
6 37 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
7 21 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
8 12 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.52%) Firebase
10 9 (0.47%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.31%) Bluemix
11 6 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (0.21%) G Suite
12 4 (0.21%) Google Play
13 3 (0.16%) GitHub
13 3 (0.16%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.052%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.052%) Azure Data Factory
14 1 (0.052%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 111 (5.83%) DNS
2 100 (5.25%) Firewall
3 91 (4.78%) TCP/IP
4 89 (4.67%) LAN
5 86 (4.51%) WAN
6 72 (3.78%) SAN
7 68 (3.57%) DHCP
8 51 (2.68%) VPN
9 34 (1.78%) Internet
10 33 (1.73%) Network Security
11 30 (1.57%) Skype
12 29 (1.52%) NAS
13 26 (1.36%) VLAN
14 24 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
14 24 (1.26%) Wireless
15 21 (1.10%) WLAN
16 19 (1.00%) SSL
17 17 (0.89%) HTTP
17 17 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
17 17 (0.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 542 (28.45%) SQL Server
2 143 (7.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 134 (7.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 103 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 89 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 75 (3.94%) NoSQL
7 65 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
8 61 (3.20%) MongoDB
9 58 (3.04%) Power BI
10 50 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 46 (2.41%) MySQL
12 45 (2.36%) Relational Database
13 44 (2.31%) QlikView
13 44 (2.31%) SQL Server 2014
14 42 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
15 36 (1.89%) MS Access
16 31 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
17 28 (1.47%) Big Data
18 19 (1.00%) RDBMS
19 16 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 140 (7.35%) Visual Studio
2 109 (5.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 65 (3.41%) Git (software)
4 31 (1.63%) Selenium
5 29 (1.52%) Karma Test Runner
6 22 (1.15%) Jenkins
7 15 (0.79%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 13 (0.68%) Jasmine
8 13 (0.68%) Subversion
9 12 (0.63%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.52%) PhantomJS
10 10 (0.52%) webpack
11 8 (0.42%) JIRA
11 8 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (0.31%) JSUnit
13 6 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (0.26%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.26%) InstallShield
14 5 (0.26%) MSI
General
1 234 (12.28%) Finance
2 143 (7.51%) Retail
3 103 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 82 (4.30%) Advertising
5 52 (2.73%) Marketing
6 50 (2.62%) Legal
7 48 (2.52%) Automotive
8 29 (1.52%) Telecoms
9 15 (0.79%) Publishing
10 14 (0.73%) Back Office
10 14 (0.73%) General Ledger
10 14 (0.73%) Local Government
11 11 (0.58%) Law
12 9 (0.47%) Games
13 8 (0.42%) German Language
14 7 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.31%) Banking
15 6 (0.31%) French Language
15 6 (0.31%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.26%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 582 (30.55%) Developer
2 301 (15.80%) .NET Developer
3 283 (14.86%) Analyst
4 182 (9.55%) C# Developer
5 146 (7.66%) C# .NET Developer
6 142 (7.45%) Senior Developer
7 128 (6.72%) Consultant
8 108 (5.67%) ASP.NET Developer
9 104 (5.46%) Support Analyst
10 97 (5.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 93 (4.88%) Architect
12 89 (4.67%) Senior .NET Developer
13 88 (4.62%) SQL Developer
14 85 (4.46%) IT Support
15 79 (4.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 73 (3.83%) Software Developer
17 64 (3.36%) Support Engineer
18 63 (3.31%) Administrator
18 63 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
19 61 (3.20%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 588 (30.87%) .NET
2 358 (18.79%) ASP.NET
3 337 (17.69%) HTML
4 329 (17.27%) CSS
5 211 (11.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 176 (9.24%) AngularJS
7 173 (9.08%) jQuery
8 157 (8.24%) .NET Framework
9 143 (7.51%) HTML5
10 122 (6.40%) ASP.NET Web API
11 99 (5.20%) Entity Framework
12 76 (3.99%) Web Services
13 68 (3.57%) WCF
14 67 (3.52%) CSS3
15 65 (3.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 53 (2.78%) XML
17 50 (2.62%) Ajax
18 48 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 45 (2.36%) LINQ
20 44 (2.31%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 153 (8.03%) Data Centre
2 144 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (3.94%) Driving Licence
4 70 (3.67%) Computer Science
5 68 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
6 54 (2.83%) Mobile App
7 51 (2.68%) Management Information System
8 39 (2.05%) Clustering
9 38 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
10 33 (1.73%) User Experience
11 28 (1.47%) Fintech
12 23 (1.21%) Enterprise Storage
12 23 (1.21%) NHS
13 20 (1.05%) Public Cloud
13 20 (1.05%) Replication
14 15 (0.79%) N-Tier
15 14 (0.73%) Blog
16 13 (0.68%) CMDB
16 13 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
17 11 (0.58%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 526 (27.61%) Windows
2 260 (13.65%) Windows Server
3 163 (8.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 153 (8.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 120 (6.30%) Windows 7
6 100 (5.25%) Linux
7 79 (4.15%) Windows 10
8 63 (3.31%) Windows 8
9 55 (2.89%) Android
10 38 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 36 (1.89%) Apple iOS
12 34 (1.78%) Unix
13 22 (1.15%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.42%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.31%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.31%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.26%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.21%) CentOS
17 4 (0.21%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
2 321 (16.85%) MVC
3 283 (14.86%) ITIL
4 176 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
5 144 (7.56%) CRM
6 136 (7.14%) Web Development
7 129 (6.77%) Project Management
8 118 (6.19%) Service Delivery
9 105 (5.51%) TDD
10 104 (5.46%) Mentoring
11 95 (4.99%) Logistics
12 93 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
13 89 (4.67%) Change Management
14 87 (4.57%) Presales
15 83 (4.36%) PRINCE2
16 81 (4.25%) SDLC
17 78 (4.09%) ETL
18 76 (3.99%) Continuous Integration
18 76 (3.99%) ERP
19 68 (3.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 637 (33.44%) SQL
2 586 (30.76%) C#
3 412 (21.63%) JavaScript
4 184 (9.66%) T-SQL
5 125 (6.56%) VB.NET
6 80 (4.20%) PowerShell
7 51 (2.68%) Java
8 47 (2.47%) TypeScript
9 44 (2.31%) VB
10 28 (1.47%) VBScript
11 24 (1.26%) C
12 21 (1.10%) C++
12 21 (1.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 19 (1.00%) PHP
14 15 (0.79%) Bash Shell
15 13 (0.68%) Ruby
15 13 (0.68%) VBA
16 11 (0.58%) Python
16 11 (0.58%) XAML
17 8 (0.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 207 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 188 (9.87%) Degree
3 94 (4.93%) MCSE
4 85 (4.46%) Security Cleared
5 62 (3.25%) MCSA
6 57 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 50 (2.62%) SC Cleared
8 44 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
9 43 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
10 40 (2.10%) CCNA
11 31 (1.63%) ISEB
11 31 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 29 (1.52%) CCNP
13 27 (1.42%) MCP
14 26 (1.36%) MCITP
15 23 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 17 (0.89%) ISTQB
16 17 (0.89%) MCSD
16 17 (0.89%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 13 (0.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (3.94%) SLA
2 64 (3.36%) QA
3 39 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (1.52%) PMO
5 15 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
6 13 (0.68%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 11 (0.58%) BS25999
9 8 (0.42%) COBIT
10 7 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.26%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.16%) GDPR
14 2 (0.10%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.052%) FINRA
15 1 (0.052%) GPG13
15 1 (0.052%) ISAE 3402
15 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 19770
15 1 (0.052%) NIST 800
15 1 (0.052%) P3O
System Software
1 407 (21.36%) Active Directory
2 197 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 158 (8.29%) Hyper-V
4 42 (2.20%) vSphere
5 21 (1.10%) Firmware
6 20 (1.05%) XenApp
7 19 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
8 18 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
9 17 (0.89%) Docker
9 17 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (0.52%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.47%) Terminal Server
13 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (0.42%) XenServer
14 7 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
15 4 (0.21%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.21%) vCloud
16 3 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
17 2 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 102 (5.35%) SCCM
2 50 (2.62%) Backup Exec
3 46 (2.41%) SCOM
4 26 (1.36%) Puppet
5 20 (1.05%) NetBackup
6 17 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 16 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
7 16 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (0.84%) WSUS
8 15 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (0.42%) Ansible
9 8 (0.42%) Grafana
9 8 (0.42%) Terraform
10 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
12 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 5 (0.26%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.21%) Cisco UCCE
13 4 (0.21%) WMI
Vendors
1 311 (16.33%) VMware
2 175 (9.19%) Citrix
3 115 (6.04%) Cisco
4 104 (5.46%) Oracle
5 73 (3.83%) Xamarin
6 61 (3.20%) SAP
7 57 (2.99%) HP
8 56 (2.94%) NetApp
9 46 (2.41%) IBM
10 43 (2.26%) Tableau
11 41 (2.15%) Veeam
12 33 (1.73%) Dell
13 29 (1.52%) EMC
14 28 (1.47%) Google
15 27 (1.42%) Apple
16 25 (1.31%) ServiceNow
17 20 (1.05%) JD Edwards
18 19 (1.00%) Sitecore
18 19 (1.00%) Symantec
19 17 (0.89%) Red Hat
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NACRO
Salary: Circa £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Salary: £very competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Accreditations, bonus, gym
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 47.5k per year + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Herefordshire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcestershire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, bonus, private medical
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £39000 per annum + Great benefits!
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Red10
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £43600 - £49500 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £43600 - £49500 per annum + (DOE) Pens, 5w hols, DIS
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + benfits & training
Posted: 5 days ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary - Please contact for details
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Rullion
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits Pension scheme
Posted: 3 days ago
Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ludlow, Shropshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago