Period
to 23 September 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 September 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,594 1,737 1,938
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.37% 20.12% 19.57%
As % of the Vendors category 45.43% 44.47% 44.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,383 1,373 1,618
West Midlands median annual salary £43,620 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.05% +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 3,509 3,906 4,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 47.04% 45.24% 43.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2,849 2,855 3,398
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 September 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 September 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 +2 582 £44,000 +1.15% 159
Staffordshire +5 202 £35,000 - 40
Coventry +4 195 £50,000 +28.21% 33
Worcestershire -2 142 £45,000 +28.57% 50
Solihull +2 137 £50,000 +25.00% 23
Warwickshire 0 122 £45,000 +3.45% 36
Herefordshire +5 60 £50,000 +25.00% 11
Shropshire -6 34 £50,000 +33.33% 13
Dudley +6 31 £27,000 +17.39% 4
Wolverhampton 0 17 £47,500 +26.67% 9
Walsall +6 15 £55,000 +46.67% 5
Sutton Coldfield +2 12 £37,500 -6.25% 7
West Bromwich - 6 £27,250 -
Smethwick - 5 £22,500 - 1
Stourbridge +2 3 £21,500 - 2
Halesowen -5 2 £26,000 +20.93% 3
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 576 (36.14%) Windows
2 528 (33.12%) Azure
3 450 (28.23%) Active Directory
4 430 (26.98%) SQL
5 412 (25.85%) SQL Server
6 353 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
7 347 (21.77%) .NET
8 343 (21.52%) Office 365
9 334 (20.95%) VMware
10 291 (18.26%) C#
11 281 (17.63%) Microsoft Office
12 272 (17.06%) Windows Server
13 246 (15.43%) Problem-Solving
14 218 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
15 208 (13.05%) Finance
16 202 (12.67%) MS Exchange
17 200 (12.55%) ITIL
18 193 (12.11%) AWS
19 189 (11.86%) ASP.NET
20 185 (11.61%) Firewall
21 172 (10.79%) DNS
22 170 (10.66%) Hyper-V
23 167 (10.48%) Citrix
24 163 (10.23%) Cisco
25 154 (9.66%) JavaScript
26 148 (9.28%) PowerShell
27 147 (9.22%) Degree
28 145 (9.10%) Business Intelligence
29 141 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
30 137 (8.59%) Linux

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
1 202 (12.67%) MS Exchange
2 123 (7.72%) SharePoint
3 69 (4.33%) IIS
4 52 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (1.63%) Confluence
5 26 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (1.44%) Skype for Business
7 20 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
8 19 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
9 15 (0.94%) Apache
10 14 (0.88%) ArcGIS
11 13 (0.82%) CMS
11 13 (0.82%) Umbraco
12 12 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.56%) SAS
14 8 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.25%) nginx
16 3 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
16 3 (0.19%) WordPress
17 2 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 281 (17.63%) Microsoft Office
2 117 (7.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (2.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.88%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.75%) S-PLUS
8 11 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.63%) Adobe XD
10 4 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.25%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.25%) Moqups
11 1 (0.063%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.063%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.063%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 46 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 4 (0.25%) Maximo
6 4 (0.25%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.25%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.19%) JDE OneWorld
7 3 (0.19%) OPENHousing
7 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.19%) Workfront
8 2 (0.13%) FastStats
8 2 (0.13%) Infor CRM
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 528 (33.12%) Azure
2 343 (21.52%) Office 365
3 193 (12.11%) AWS
4 79 (4.96%) PaaS
5 77 (4.83%) Dynamics 365
6 74 (4.64%) IaaS
7 71 (4.45%) Power Platform
8 49 (3.07%) Serverless
9 48 (3.01%) SaaS
10 45 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
11 21 (1.32%) Azure Functions
12 20 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
12 20 (1.25%) GitHub
13 17 (1.07%) G Suite
13 17 (1.07%) GCP
14 14 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
14 14 (0.88%) AWS IoT
15 12 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
17 10 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 185 (11.61%) Firewall
2 172 (10.79%) DNS
3 134 (8.41%) DHCP
4 100 (6.27%) LAN
5 95 (5.96%) WAN
6 72 (4.52%) Internet
7 68 (4.27%) TCP/IP
8 60 (3.76%) SAN
9 51 (3.20%) VPN
10 45 (2.82%) Wireless
11 40 (2.51%) VLAN
12 37 (2.32%) Unified Communications
13 34 (2.13%) Skype
14 32 (2.01%) Network Security
15 27 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
15 27 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
16 25 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
16 25 (1.57%) SMTP
17 24 (1.51%) MPLS
17 24 (1.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 412 (25.85%) SQL Server
2 116 (7.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 93 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 92 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
5 65 (4.08%) Power BI
6 63 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 41 (2.57%) Relational Database
7 41 (2.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 32 (2.01%) MySQL
9 27 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
10 25 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
11 23 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
12 22 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
13 21 (1.32%) QlikView
14 19 (1.19%) MongoDB
15 18 (1.13%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 18 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
16 17 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
17 16 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
18 15 (0.94%) GIS
Development Applications
1 107 (6.71%) Visual Studio
2 73 (4.58%) Git (software)
3 63 (3.95%) JIRA
4 50 (3.14%) Visual Studio Team System
5 36 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 30 (1.88%) Jenkins
7 28 (1.76%) Selenium
8 17 (1.07%) MSI
8 17 (1.07%) Subversion
9 9 (0.56%) Balsamiq
10 8 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.38%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (0.31%) ReSharper
13 4 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.25%) Jasmine
13 4 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
14 3 (0.19%) InstallShield
14 3 (0.19%) JMeter
14 3 (0.19%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 208 (13.05%) Finance
2 90 (5.65%) Public Sector
3 80 (5.02%) Marketing
4 74 (4.64%) Retail
5 39 (2.45%) Manufacturing
6 29 (1.82%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.13%) Legal
8 14 (0.88%) Automotive
8 14 (0.88%) Banking
9 13 (0.82%) Electronics
10 10 (0.63%) Aerospace
10 10 (0.63%) Games
10 10 (0.63%) Local Government
11 9 (0.56%) Law
11 9 (0.56%) Social Housing
12 7 (0.44%) Back Office
13 5 (0.31%) Environmental Health
13 5 (0.31%) French Language
13 5 (0.31%) German Language
14 4 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 332 (20.83%) Developer
2 259 (16.25%) Analyst
3 133 (8.34%) .NET Developer
4 126 (7.90%) Consultant
5 124 (7.78%) Architect
6 105 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 92 (5.77%) Support Analyst
8 78 (4.89%) Support Engineer
9 68 (4.27%) Software Developer
10 61 (3.83%) IT Support
11 60 (3.76%) Senior Developer
12 58 (3.64%) C# Developer
13 51 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
14 50 (3.14%) IT Analyst
15 47 (2.95%) IT Engineer
16 46 (2.89%) C# .NET Developer
17 42 (2.63%) Graduate
18 41 (2.57%) Administrator
18 41 (2.57%) Cloud Engineer
19 40 (2.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (21.77%) .NET
2 189 (11.86%) ASP.NET
3 135 (8.47%) HTML
4 124 (7.78%) CSS
5 114 (7.15%) Web Services
6 89 (5.58%) jQuery
7 73 (4.58%) .NET Framework
8 67 (4.20%) HTML5
9 64 (4.02%) AngularJS
9 64 (4.02%) ASP.NET Web API
10 50 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 43 (2.70%) .NET Core
11 43 (2.70%) XML
12 36 (2.26%) CSS3
13 34 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 33 (2.07%) Ajax
15 32 (2.01%) WCF
16 29 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 27 (1.69%) Entity Framework
17 27 (1.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 141 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (7.78%) Data Centre
3 87 (5.46%) Self-Motivation
4 77 (4.83%) Management Information System
5 61 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
6 43 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
7 36 (2.26%) Driving Licence
8 35 (2.20%) User Experience
9 30 (1.88%) Public Cloud
10 21 (1.32%) Clustering
11 20 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
12 19 (1.19%) Mobile App
13 18 (1.13%) Replication
14 16 (1.00%) Algorithms
15 14 (0.88%) Smart Home
16 13 (0.82%) CCTV
17 11 (0.69%) Virtual Team
18 9 (0.56%) Private Cloud
18 9 (0.56%) Smartphone
19 8 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 576 (36.14%) Windows
2 272 (17.06%) Windows Server
3 137 (8.59%) Linux
4 112 (7.03%) Windows 10
5 106 (6.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 81 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 58 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 55 (3.45%) Windows 7
9 32 (2.01%) Unix
10 22 (1.38%) Apple iOS
11 21 (1.32%) Windows 8
12 17 (1.07%) Android
13 15 (0.94%) Windows XP
14 14 (0.88%) CentOS
15 13 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (0.69%) Windows Vista
17 9 (0.56%) Data ONTAP
18 7 (0.44%) Ubuntu
19 6 (0.38%) Debian
20 5 (0.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (15.43%) Problem-Solving
3 200 (12.55%) ITIL
4 145 (9.10%) Business Intelligence
5 125 (7.84%) DevOps
6 122 (7.65%) MVC
7 115 (7.21%) Project Management
8 113 (7.09%) Migration
9 112 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 107 (6.71%) Mentoring
11 96 (6.02%) Service Delivery
12 95 (5.96%) Project Delivery
13 90 (5.65%) Computer Science
14 89 (5.58%) Scrum
15 88 (5.52%) Presales
16 80 (5.02%) Change Management
17 71 (4.45%) TDD
18 70 (4.39%) Software Engineering
19 69 (4.33%) Analytics
20 68 (4.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 430 (26.98%) SQL
2 291 (18.26%) C#
3 154 (9.66%) JavaScript
4 148 (9.28%) PowerShell
5 127 (7.97%) T-SQL
6 71 (4.45%) Python
7 35 (2.20%) Java
8 33 (2.07%) VB.NET
9 28 (1.76%) C
10 23 (1.44%) Bash Shell
11 17 (1.07%) PL/SQL
11 17 (1.07%) R
12 15 (0.94%) X++
13 12 (0.75%) Perl
14 10 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 9 (0.56%) VB
15 9 (0.56%) VBScript
16 8 (0.50%) TypeScript
16 8 (0.50%) VBA
17 7 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 147 (9.22%) Degree
2 118 (7.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
5 37 (2.32%) MCSE
6 36 (2.26%) MCSA
6 36 (2.26%) Security Cleared
7 30 (1.88%) MCP
8 29 (1.82%) CCNP
9 27 (1.69%) CCNA
10 24 (1.51%) HND
11 19 (1.19%) SC Cleared
12 18 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
13 14 (0.88%) CISSP
13 14 (0.88%) DBS Check
14 13 (0.82%) ISTQB
15 11 (0.69%) CISM
16 9 (0.56%) CCDA
16 9 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 8 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (6.46%) SLA
2 63 (3.95%) QA
3 27 (1.69%) Data Quality
4 22 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.75%) PMO
6 10 (0.63%) GDPR
7 7 (0.44%) COBIT
7 7 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.38%) NEBOSH
9 5 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.31%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.25%) IEC 62304
10 4 (0.25%) ISO 26262
10 4 (0.25%) JTAG
10 4 (0.25%) MISRA
10 4 (0.25%) NIST
11 3 (0.19%) GPG13
11 3 (0.19%) ISO 31000
11 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 450 (28.23%) Active Directory
2 218 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (10.66%) Hyper-V
4 74 (4.64%) XenApp
5 71 (4.45%) XenDesktop
6 61 (3.83%) Docker
7 26 (1.63%) vSphere
8 24 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
10 21 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 20 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 19 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.56%) Firmware
14 7 (0.44%) DFS Replication
14 7 (0.44%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 5 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
16 5 (0.31%) Postfix
16 5 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
17 4 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 132 (8.28%) SCCM
2 57 (3.58%) Microsoft Intune
3 33 (2.07%) Backup Exec
4 26 (1.63%) Kubernetes
5 25 (1.57%) Ansible
5 25 (1.57%) WSUS
6 24 (1.51%) Terraform
7 23 (1.44%) Puppet
8 22 (1.38%) SCOrch
9 19 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
10 18 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (1.13%) SCOM
11 14 (0.88%) AirWatch
11 14 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 13 (0.82%) FortiGate
12 13 (0.82%) SCVMM
13 11 (0.69%) NetBackup
14 10 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
14 10 (0.63%) Nagios
14 10 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 334 (20.95%) VMware
2 167 (10.48%) Citrix
3 163 (10.23%) Cisco
4 94 (5.90%) Oracle
5 64 (4.02%) IBM
6 53 (3.32%) Dell
6 53 (3.32%) Symantec
7 49 (3.07%) Veeam
8 46 (2.89%) NetApp
9 43 (2.70%) SAP
10 40 (2.51%) CheckPoint
11 38 (2.38%) HP
12 36 (2.26%) Cognos
13 33 (2.07%) Google
13 33 (2.07%) McAfee
14 28 (1.76%) Ivanti
15 27 (1.69%) Apple
15 27 (1.69%) Forcepoint
16 26 (1.63%) SolarWinds
17 22 (1.38%) Meraki