Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 5 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,994 1,991 2,073
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.21% 19.77% 16.74%
As % of the Vendors category 45.41% 45.73% 36.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,549 1,696 1,688
West Midlands median annual salary £40,221 £40,000 £36,018
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.55% +11.06% -3.95%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £20,705
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +5.85%

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 4,391 4,354 5,677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.70% 43.24% 45.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3,215 3,417 4,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,600 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +3.26% +2.22%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 0 887 £45,000 +5.88% 92
Coventry +6 222 £42,500 -3.41% 24
Staffordshire -2 186 £34,000 -6.85% 36
Worcestershire +8 137 £36,750 -2.00% 29
Warwickshire -1 128 £40,500 +15.71% 34
Solihull +5 108 £39,000 +20.00% 12
Wolverhampton +1 58 £37,500 +2.74% 8
Shropshire -1 51 £35,500 -13.41% 12
Sutton Coldfield +4 20 £37,500 +3.45% 6
Dudley -1 18 £23,000 -23.33% 1
Herefordshire +1 14 £52,500 +40.00% 7
Walsall 0 14 £37,500 +19.05%
Halesowen +7 5 £21,500 -33.85% 6
West Bromwich +5 3 £30,500 -23.75% 1
Wednesbury - 3 £26,500 -
Kingswinford - 2 £32,500 -
Stourbridge - 1 £21,500 - 3
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 623 (31.24%) SQL
2 552 (27.68%) Windows
3 499 (25.03%) C#
4 482 (24.17%) .NET
5 481 (24.12%) SQL Server
6 465 (23.32%) Microsoft Azure
7 381 (19.11%) Active Directory
7 381 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
8 328 (16.45%) VMware
9 319 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
10 305 (15.30%) ITIL
11 303 (15.20%) Finance
12 295 (14.79%) JavaScript
13 264 (13.24%) Windows Server
14 255 (12.79%) Degree
15 240 (12.04%) Office 365
16 229 (11.48%) CRM
17 228 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
18 224 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
19 217 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
20 216 (10.83%) Data Centre
21 210 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
22 207 (10.38%) Microsoft Excel
23 202 (10.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 199 (9.98%) Service Delivery
25 195 (9.78%) VMware Infrastructure
26 181 (9.08%) Project Management
27 180 (9.03%) ASP.NET
28 177 (8.88%) Self-Motivation
29 176 (8.83%) Advertising

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
1 168 (8.43%) MS Exchange
2 159 (7.97%) SharePoint
3 69 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 42 (2.11%) IIS
5 39 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
6 22 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (0.95%) Skype for Business
8 18 (0.90%) CMS
9 12 (0.60%) Confluence
10 10 (0.50%) Apache
11 9 (0.45%) Umbraco
12 8 (0.40%) JBoss
13 7 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.35%) NetWeaver
13 7 (0.35%) SAS
13 7 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.30%) Anypoint
15 4 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 319 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
2 207 (10.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 109 (5.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 61 (3.06%) Microsoft Project
5 46 (2.31%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.40%) Simulink
8 7 (0.35%) Stateflow
8 7 (0.35%) TargetLink
9 4 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.15%) Moqups
11 1 (0.050%) CATIA
11 1 (0.050%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.050%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 210 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 91 (4.56%) Dynamics AX
3 87 (4.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.30%) FastStats
5 5 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
5 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.15%) BPCS
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.10%) Dynamics SL
8 2 (0.10%) iTrent
8 2 (0.10%) Lawson
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.050%) Aareon QL
9 1 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.050%) SystmOne
9 1 (0.050%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 465 (23.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 240 (12.04%) Office 365
3 147 (7.37%) Dynamics 365
4 134 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
5 93 (4.66%) IaaS
6 82 (4.11%) PaaS
7 52 (2.61%) Serverless
8 37 (1.86%) Azure Data Factory
9 34 (1.71%) SaaS
10 30 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
11 17 (0.85%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 11 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (0.40%) Google Analytics
14 8 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
14 8 (0.40%) Mimecast
15 7 (0.35%) GitHub
16 5 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
16 5 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 120 (6.02%) Firewall
2 99 (4.96%) WAN
3 92 (4.61%) DNS
4 89 (4.46%) LAN
5 76 (3.81%) Internet
6 65 (3.26%) DHCP
6 65 (3.26%) TCP/IP
7 62 (3.11%) VPN
8 52 (2.61%) SAN
9 40 (2.01%) VLAN
10 37 (1.86%) Wireless
11 34 (1.71%) Network Security
12 30 (1.50%) MPLS
12 30 (1.50%) NetScaler
12 30 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
13 27 (1.35%) Skype
14 25 (1.25%) VoIP
15 21 (1.05%) Cisco Wireless
16 18 (0.90%) Cisco Firepower
16 18 (0.90%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 481 (24.12%) SQL Server
2 202 (10.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 146 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 103 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 92 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
5 92 (4.61%) Power BI
6 75 (3.76%) Relational Database
7 62 (3.11%) NoSQL
8 57 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 53 (2.66%) Azure SQL Database
10 48 (2.41%) Data Lake
11 35 (1.76%) Big Data
11 35 (1.76%) Cosmos DB
12 32 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
12 32 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
13 30 (1.50%) MySQL
14 19 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
15 18 (0.90%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 17 (0.85%) QlikView
17 15 (0.75%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 123 (6.17%) Visual Studio
2 96 (4.81%) Git (software)
3 59 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 51 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
5 31 (1.55%) JIRA
6 25 (1.25%) Jenkins
7 21 (1.05%) TeamCity
8 16 (0.80%) Selenium
9 15 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 13 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (0.60%) Android Studio
12 10 (0.50%) MSI
13 9 (0.45%) Bitbucket
13 9 (0.45%) WiX
14 8 (0.40%) Eclipse
14 8 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
14 8 (0.40%) Subversion
15 7 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (0.35%) Ranorex
15 7 (0.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 303 (15.20%) Finance
2 176 (8.83%) Advertising
3 106 (5.32%) Retail
4 73 (3.66%) Manufacturing
4 73 (3.66%) Marketing
5 48 (2.41%) Legal
6 47 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 37 (1.86%) Automotive
8 22 (1.10%) Banking
9 16 (0.80%) Games
10 12 (0.60%) Law
11 11 (0.55%) Electronics
12 9 (0.45%) Back Office
12 9 (0.45%) Publishing
13 5 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.25%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.15%) Local Government
15 2 (0.10%) French Language
15 2 (0.10%) German Language
15 2 (0.10%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 459 (23.02%) Developer
2 271 (13.59%) Consultant
3 269 (13.49%) Analyst
4 127 (6.37%) .NET Developer
5 120 (6.02%) Architect
6 107 (5.37%) C# Developer
7 102 (5.12%) Support Analyst
8 87 (4.36%) Support Engineer
9 86 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 81 (4.06%) IT Support
11 73 (3.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 70 (3.51%) CRM Consultant
13 64 (3.21%) Software Developer
14 62 (3.11%) Microsoft Developer
15 61 (3.06%) C# .NET Developer
15 61 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
16 59 (2.96%) Microsoft Consultant
17 58 (2.91%) Applications Support
17 58 (2.91%) IT Manager
18 54 (2.71%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 482 (24.17%) .NET
2 180 (9.03%) ASP.NET
3 168 (8.43%) HTML
4 145 (7.27%) CSS
5 129 (6.47%) ASP.NET Web API
6 115 (5.77%) AngularJS
7 109 (5.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 95 (4.76%) .NET Framework
9 75 (3.76%) Web Services
10 70 (3.51%) Entity Framework
11 63 (3.16%) WCF
12 59 (2.96%) JSON
13 58 (2.91%) jQuery
14 52 (2.61%) XML
15 50 (2.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 49 (2.46%) .NET Core
16 49 (2.46%) SOAP
17 46 (2.31%) KnockoutJS
18 38 (1.91%) RESTful
19 35 (1.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 216 (10.83%) Data Centre
2 177 (8.88%) Self-Motivation
3 146 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 105 (5.27%) Computer Science
5 66 (3.31%) Driving Licence
6 63 (3.16%) Management Information System
7 56 (2.81%) User Experience
8 45 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
8 45 (2.26%) Public Cloud
9 28 (1.40%) Mobile App
10 25 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (0.90%) Clustering
11 18 (0.90%) Private Cloud
12 17 (0.85%) Client/Server
13 16 (0.80%) Graphic Design
14 15 (0.75%) Fintech
15 13 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
16 11 (0.55%) Fat Client
16 11 (0.55%) Thin Client
17 9 (0.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 552 (27.68%) Windows
2 264 (13.24%) Windows Server
3 135 (6.77%) Windows 7
4 132 (6.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 124 (6.22%) Windows 10
6 102 (5.12%) Linux
7 94 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (2.41%) Windows 8
9 35 (1.76%) Android
9 35 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 27 (1.35%) Windows XP
11 20 (1.00%) Apple iOS
12 18 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (0.70%) Unix
14 13 (0.65%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.55%) Windows Vista
16 10 (0.50%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.40%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
18 7 (0.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (15.30%) ITIL
3 229 (11.48%) CRM
4 228 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
5 217 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
6 199 (9.98%) Service Delivery
7 181 (9.08%) Project Management
8 175 (8.78%) MVC
8 175 (8.78%) Presales
9 159 (7.97%) Software Engineering
10 125 (6.27%) Service Management
11 109 (5.47%) Analytics
12 105 (5.27%) Scrum
13 89 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
14 87 (4.36%) Change Management
15 86 (4.31%) ERP
16 85 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
17 84 (4.21%) TDD
17 84 (4.21%) Web Development
18 81 (4.06%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 623 (31.24%) SQL
2 499 (25.03%) C#
3 295 (14.79%) JavaScript
4 158 (7.92%) T-SQL
5 149 (7.47%) PowerShell
6 57 (2.86%) C
7 53 (2.66%) VBScript
8 48 (2.41%) Java
9 32 (1.60%) VB.NET
10 27 (1.35%) TypeScript
11 24 (1.20%) Python
12 20 (1.00%) VB
13 19 (0.95%) X++
14 17 (0.85%) C++
14 17 (0.85%) U-SQL
15 13 (0.65%) Bash Shell
15 13 (0.65%) R
15 13 (0.65%) VBA
16 12 (0.60%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 255 (12.79%) Degree
2 224 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 125 (6.27%) MCSE
4 103 (5.17%) Security Cleared
5 99 (4.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 74 (3.71%) MCP
7 52 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
8 50 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
9 44 (2.21%) SC Cleared
10 41 (2.06%) CCNP
11 40 (2.01%) MCSA
12 24 (1.20%) MCITP
13 23 (1.15%) CCNA
14 22 (1.10%) ISEB
15 21 (1.05%) CISSP
16 17 (0.85%) CIMA
16 17 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 16 (0.80%) ACCA
18 15 (0.75%) Master's Degree
19 14 (0.70%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (5.72%) SLA
2 47 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (2.01%) GDPR
4 28 (1.40%) QA
5 27 (1.35%) PMO
6 14 (0.70%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.35%) HAZOP
8 6 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.15%) P3O
10 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.050%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.050%) IFRS
11 1 (0.050%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.050%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 1 (0.050%) MiFID
11 1 (0.050%) WCAG
System Software
1 381 (19.11%) Active Directory
2 195 (9.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (6.82%) Hyper-V
4 62 (3.11%) XenApp
5 61 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
6 57 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
6 57 (2.86%) XenDesktop
7 54 (2.71%) vSphere
8 45 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
10 12 (0.60%) Docker
11 11 (0.55%) HDFS
12 8 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (0.35%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.25%) Firmware
14 5 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.20%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.20%) VMware NSX
16 3 (0.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 113 (5.67%) SCCM
2 58 (2.91%) SCVMM
3 42 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 33 (1.65%) vCenter Server
4 33 (1.65%) WSUS
5 32 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
6 26 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 24 (1.20%) vMotion
8 21 (1.05%) SCOrch
9 19 (0.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 19 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (0.90%) QRadar
10 18 (0.90%) WhatsUp Gold
11 17 (0.85%) SCDPM
11 17 (0.85%) SCSM
12 16 (0.80%) Backup Exec
13 13 (0.65%) Ansible
13 13 (0.65%) Puppet
14 11 (0.55%) SCOM
15 10 (0.50%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 328 (16.45%) VMware
2 165 (8.27%) Citrix
3 126 (6.32%) Cisco
4 79 (3.96%) Oracle
5 66 (3.31%) HP
6 65 (3.26%) Xamarin
7 46 (2.31%) NetApp
8 43 (2.16%) Google
9 42 (2.11%) SAP
10 38 (1.91%) SolarWinds
11 37 (1.86%) Tableau
12 28 (1.40%) F5
12 28 (1.40%) IBM
13 26 (1.30%) ServiceNow
14 25 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
15 24 (1.20%) Ivanti
15 24 (1.20%) Meraki
15 24 (1.20%) Red Hat
15 24 (1.20%) Veeam
16 20 (1.00%) Fortinet