Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,664 2,127 1,932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.37% 21.65% 18.34%
As % of the Vendors category 48.02% 44.88% 39.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,259 1,700 1,546
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 3,465 4,739 4,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.50% 48.24% 46.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,496 3,547 3,636
West Midlands median annual salary £42,725 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.81% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +1 793 £45,000 - 143
Worcestershire +14 156 £34,000 +13.33% 61
Coventry +1 156 £37,500 -11.76% 30
Staffordshire -4 143 £36,750 +5.00% 25
Warwickshire +7 127 £40,000 +14.29% 32
Solihull -1 78 £45,000 +20.00% 22
Shropshire -7 45 £21,500 -38.57% 8
Herefordshire +10 40 £45,000 -10.00% 9
Sutton Coldfield -13 21 £35,000 -17.65% 10
Wolverhampton +1 19 £35,000 +2.94% 8
Dudley 0 19 £23,000 -23.33% 3
Walsall -9 6 £32,500 -35.00% 3
Stourbridge - 3 £25,500 - 8
Halesowen +42 2 £24,000 -9.43% 5
West Bromwich +10 1 £29,500 -41.00% 5
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 606 (36.42%) Windows
2 472 (28.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 456 (27.40%) SQL
4 415 (24.94%) SQL Server
5 390 (23.44%) Active Directory
6 355 (21.33%) .NET
7 341 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
8 331 (19.89%) C#
8 331 (19.89%) Microsoft Office
9 321 (19.29%) VMware
10 299 (17.97%) Office 365
11 285 (17.13%) ITIL
12 249 (14.96%) Windows Server
13 232 (13.94%) Project Management
14 227 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
15 216 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
16 214 (12.86%) Microsoft Certification
17 201 (12.08%) Finance
18 198 (11.90%) JavaScript
19 196 (11.78%) ASP.NET
20 189 (11.36%) Degree
21 179 (10.76%) SharePoint
22 178 (10.70%) Data Centre
23 172 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
24 169 (10.16%) Presales
24 169 (10.16%) Hyper-V
25 162 (9.74%) HTML
26 160 (9.62%) Service Delivery
27 159 (9.56%) MVC
27 159 (9.56%) Cisco

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
1 179 (10.76%) SharePoint
2 145 (8.71%) MS Exchange
3 42 (2.52%) SharePoint Server
4 38 (2.28%) CMS
5 35 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 31 (1.86%) IIS
7 26 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 25 (1.50%) Skype for Business
9 16 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (0.78%) Tomcat
11 12 (0.72%) Apache Spark
11 12 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
13 8 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.48%) Drupal
14 6 (0.36%) Apache
15 5 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.24%) Confluence
16 4 (0.24%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 331 (19.89%) Microsoft Office
2 152 (9.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (3.37%) Microsoft Project
4 53 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 32 (1.92%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.30%) Maya
8 4 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.12%) Simulink
9 2 (0.12%) Stateflow
9 2 (0.12%) TargetLink
10 1 (0.060%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.060%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 52 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.74%) Dynamics NAV
3 20 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.60%) FastStats
6 9 (0.54%) Primavera
7 6 (0.36%) Raiser's Edge
8 5 (0.30%) SAP R/3
9 4 (0.24%) ResourceLink
9 4 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.12%) Sage 1000
12 1 (0.060%) Dynamics GP
12 1 (0.060%) NetSuite
12 1 (0.060%) Oracle Assets
12 1 (0.060%) Oracle Retail
12 1 (0.060%) PeopleSoft HCM
12 1 (0.060%) PeopleSoft HRMS
12 1 (0.060%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 472 (28.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 299 (17.97%) Office 365
3 227 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
4 66 (3.97%) IaaS
5 61 (3.67%) PaaS
6 60 (3.61%) Serverless
7 55 (3.31%) SaaS
8 39 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
8 39 (2.34%) Amazon S3
8 39 (2.34%) AWS Lambda
9 36 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
10 34 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
11 31 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
12 30 (1.80%) Amazon EMR
12 30 (1.80%) Amazon Kinesis
12 30 (1.80%) Amazon SQS
13 15 (0.90%) GitHub
14 10 (0.60%) npm
14 10 (0.60%) OneDrive
15 9 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 147 (8.83%) Firewall
2 136 (8.17%) DNS
3 117 (7.03%) DHCP
4 95 (5.71%) Network Security
5 82 (4.93%) WAN
6 69 (4.15%) LAN
7 67 (4.03%) TCP/IP
8 61 (3.67%) SAN
8 61 (3.67%) VLAN
9 57 (3.43%) VPN
10 42 (2.52%) Internet
11 34 (2.04%) Skype
12 28 (1.68%) Unified Communications
12 28 (1.68%) Wireless
13 24 (1.44%) MPLS
13 24 (1.44%) VoIP
14 19 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
15 18 (1.08%) BGP
15 18 (1.08%) NAS
15 18 (1.08%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 415 (24.94%) SQL Server
2 101 (6.07%) Relational Database
3 84 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 65 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 56 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
6 53 (3.19%) Power BI
7 48 (2.88%) NoSQL
8 43 (2.58%) RDBMS
9 41 (2.46%) MySQL
10 40 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 37 (2.22%) Amazon Redshift
12 33 (1.98%) Cosmos DB
13 30 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
13 30 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
14 24 (1.44%) Big Data
15 21 (1.26%) MongoDB
15 21 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
15 21 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
16 19 (1.14%) Hadoop
17 18 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 106 (6.37%) Visual Studio
2 43 (2.58%) Git (software)
3 40 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
5 28 (1.68%) Jenkins
6 23 (1.38%) Selenium
7 21 (1.26%) JIRA
8 16 (0.96%) Subversion
9 10 (0.60%) Bower
9 10 (0.60%) PHPUnit
10 9 (0.54%) JMeter
11 8 (0.48%) Ranorex
11 8 (0.48%) SoapUI
12 7 (0.42%) Redmine
13 6 (0.36%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.36%) SpecFlow
13 6 (0.36%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.30%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.30%) GitLab
General
1 201 (12.08%) Finance
2 58 (3.49%) Retail
3 39 (2.34%) Manufacturing
4 38 (2.28%) Marketing
5 33 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 30 (1.80%) Advertising
7 21 (1.26%) Legal
8 15 (0.90%) Automotive
9 13 (0.78%) Banking
10 11 (0.66%) Back Office
11 9 (0.54%) Publishing
12 8 (0.48%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.48%) Law
13 6 (0.36%) Electronics
13 6 (0.36%) Games
14 5 (0.30%) Local Government
15 3 (0.18%) Billing
15 3 (0.18%) Mandarin Language
16 2 (0.12%) French Language
17 1 (0.060%) German Language
Job Titles
1 351 (21.09%) Developer
2 229 (13.76%) Analyst
3 213 (12.80%) Architect
4 118 (7.09%) .NET Developer
5 94 (5.65%) Software Developer
6 93 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 90 (5.41%) C# Developer
8 89 (5.35%) Solutions Architect
9 65 (3.91%) Consultant
10 62 (3.73%) Junior
10 62 (3.73%) Support Analyst
10 62 (3.73%) Support Engineer
11 57 (3.43%) C# .NET Developer
11 57 (3.43%) Technical Architect
12 51 (3.06%) Team Leader
13 47 (2.82%) Cloud Architect
13 47 (2.82%) IT Support
14 46 (2.76%) Senior Developer
15 45 (2.70%) Graduate
16 44 (2.64%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 355 (21.33%) .NET
2 196 (11.78%) ASP.NET
3 162 (9.74%) HTML
4 149 (8.95%) Web Services
5 139 (8.35%) CSS
6 109 (6.55%) ASP.NET Web API
7 91 (5.47%) AngularJS
8 83 (4.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 74 (4.45%) HTML5
10 64 (3.85%) .NET Framework
11 62 (3.73%) jQuery
12 53 (3.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 53 (3.19%) XML
13 52 (3.13%) Spring
14 45 (2.70%) SOAP
15 43 (2.58%) React
15 43 (2.58%) RESTful
16 42 (2.52%) KnockoutJS
17 36 (2.16%) CSS3
18 34 (2.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 178 (10.70%) Data Centre
2 154 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
3 109 (6.55%) Self-Motivation
4 57 (3.43%) Management Information System
5 52 (3.13%) Driving Licence
6 36 (2.16%) Enterprise Storage
7 34 (2.04%) User Experience
8 33 (1.98%) Clustering
9 32 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
10 28 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
11 23 (1.38%) Mobile App
12 20 (1.20%) Replication
13 18 (1.08%) NHS
14 16 (0.96%) Client/Server
15 15 (0.90%) PMI
16 14 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
17 9 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 9 (0.54%) Public Cloud
17 9 (0.54%) Reference Data
18 8 (0.48%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 606 (36.42%) Windows
2 249 (14.96%) Windows Server
3 148 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 138 (8.29%) Linux
5 119 (7.15%) Windows 7
6 111 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 109 (6.55%) Windows 10
8 91 (5.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 76 (4.57%) Windows 8
10 24 (1.44%) Unix
11 21 (1.26%) Windows XP
12 19 (1.14%) CentOS
13 14 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.78%) Android
15 8 (0.48%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.36%) SUSE
16 6 (0.36%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.30%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.18%) HPUX
19 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (17.13%) ITIL
3 232 (13.94%) Project Management
4 172 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
5 169 (10.16%) Presales
6 160 (9.62%) Service Delivery
7 159 (9.56%) MVC
8 146 (8.77%) Data Protection
9 144 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
10 122 (7.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 115 (6.91%) Scrum
12 113 (6.79%) Software Engineering
13 104 (6.25%) Service Management
14 91 (5.47%) DevOps
15 87 (5.23%) Change Management
16 82 (4.93%) Customer Requirements
17 80 (4.81%) Line Management
18 79 (4.75%) Enterprise Architecture
19 76 (4.57%) TDD
20 74 (4.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 456 (27.40%) SQL
2 331 (19.89%) C#
3 198 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 91 (5.47%) Java
5 90 (5.41%) PowerShell
6 87 (5.23%) T-SQL
7 68 (4.09%) Python
8 62 (3.73%) VB.NET
9 38 (2.28%) C
10 32 (1.92%) Scala
11 31 (1.86%) PL/SQL
12 28 (1.68%) TypeScript
13 26 (1.56%) Shell Script
14 20 (1.20%) PHP
15 19 (1.14%) VBScript
16 15 (0.90%) C++
17 13 (0.78%) VB
18 11 (0.66%) Ruby
19 10 (0.60%) Bash Shell
20 7 (0.42%) R
Qualifications
1 214 (12.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 189 (11.36%) Degree
3 138 (8.29%) Security Cleared
4 134 (8.05%) MCSE
5 62 (3.73%) MCSA
6 58 (3.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 57 (3.43%) ITIL Certification
8 53 (3.19%) MCP
9 50 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
10 39 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
10 39 (2.34%) MCITP
11 36 (2.16%) CCNP
12 31 (1.86%) Citrix Certification
13 30 (1.80%) SC Cleared
14 21 (1.26%) CCA
15 19 (1.14%) CCNA
16 16 (0.96%) PMI Certification
17 15 (0.90%) HND
18 14 (0.84%) HNC
19 12 (0.72%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (8.71%) GDPR
2 76 (4.57%) SLA
3 61 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 61 (3.67%) QA
4 36 (2.16%) PMO
5 13 (0.78%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.54%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.12%) COBIT
8 2 (0.12%) HAZOP
8 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.060%) IASME
9 1 (0.060%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.060%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.060%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 390 (23.44%) Active Directory
2 216 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 169 (10.16%) Hyper-V
4 47 (2.82%) XenApp
5 41 (2.46%) XenDesktop
6 37 (2.22%) Docker
7 33 (1.98%) vSphere
8 24 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (1.02%) XenServer
10 16 (0.96%) Firmware
11 15 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
13 11 (0.66%) VMware NSX
14 8 (0.48%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
16 5 (0.30%) BitLocker
17 4 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
18 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 3 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 134 (8.05%) SCCM
2 49 (2.94%) WSUS
3 44 (2.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 18 (1.08%) Ansible
4 18 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
5 17 (1.02%) Kubernetes
6 16 (0.96%) Linux-HA
6 16 (0.96%) SCVMM
6 16 (0.96%) Terraform
7 14 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 10 (0.60%) AirWatch
8 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 10 (0.60%) NetBackup
8 10 (0.60%) rkt
8 10 (0.60%) SCOM
8 10 (0.60%) SCOrch
9 9 (0.54%) Mesos
9 9 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.42%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 321 (19.29%) VMware
2 159 (9.56%) Cisco
3 156 (9.38%) Citrix
4 124 (7.45%) HP
5 87 (5.23%) Dell
6 70 (4.21%) NetApp
7 60 (3.61%) IBM
8 59 (3.55%) Google
9 57 (3.43%) McAfee
10 49 (2.94%) Symantec
11 48 (2.88%) Oracle
12 40 (2.40%) Forcepoint
13 34 (2.04%) Xamarin
14 26 (1.56%) ServiceNow
15 25 (1.50%) CheckPoint
16 23 (1.38%) Juniper
17 22 (1.32%) EqualLogic
17 22 (1.32%) SAP
18 20 (1.20%) Tableau
19 18 (1.08%) Nimble Storage