Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,385 1,683 2,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.52% 21.14% 22.78%
As % of the Vendors category 48.51% 46.84% 46.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,225 1,256 1,768
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,347 £21,850
90th Percentile £76,250 £65,000 £61,550
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 2,855 3,593 4,856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.36% 45.12% 49.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2,319 2,600 3,589
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +7.32% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £65,400
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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 -3 494 £50,000 +5.26% 142
Staffordshire +5 184 £32,500 -10.96% 71
Warwickshire +7 150 £45,000 +12.50% 31
Solihull +6 146 £37,500 -25.00% 18
Coventry -1 123 £48,000 +12.94% 38
Worcestershire -6 80 £38,299 +16.06% 44
Herefordshire +13 55 £50,000 +11.11% 24
Shropshire +12 38 £33,500 +55.81% 22
Walsall +5 35 £38,000 +16.92% 3
Dudley +5 15 £28,500 +14.00% 4
West Bromwich -3 13 £22,750 -22.88%
Sutton Coldfield +5 8 £42,500 +21.43% 3
Wolverhampton -1 8 £75,000 +120.59% 14
Wednesbury - 2 £43,750 - 1
Stourbridge +3 1 £75,000 +194.12% 3
Brierley Hill +1 1 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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.

1 521 (37.62%) Windows
2 487 (35.16%) Azure
3 371 (26.79%) Active Directory
4 341 (24.62%) SQL
5 331 (23.90%) Office 365
6 324 (23.39%) SQL Server
7 286 (20.65%) VMware
8 245 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
9 233 (16.82%) Microsoft Office
10 226 (16.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 212 (15.31%) .NET
11 212 (15.31%) C#
12 200 (14.44%) ITIL
12 200 (14.44%) Windows Server
13 199 (14.37%) Finance
14 188 (13.57%) Problem-Solving
15 180 (13.00%) MS Exchange
16 169 (12.20%) Cisco
17 161 (11.62%) DNS
18 159 (11.48%) Citrix
19 154 (11.12%) DevOps
20 153 (11.05%) Firewall
21 146 (10.54%) PowerShell
22 144 (10.40%) AWS
23 142 (10.25%) Hyper-V
24 137 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
25 130 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
26 128 (9.24%) Microsoft Excel
27 123 (8.88%) Data Centre
28 120 (8.66%) DHCP

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
1 180 (13.00%) MS Exchange
2 116 (8.38%) SharePoint
3 57 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 56 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 46 (3.32%) IIS
6 23 (1.66%) Skype for Business
7 22 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
7 22 (1.59%) Confluence
8 15 (1.08%) WebSphere
9 10 (0.72%) SAS
10 9 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (0.65%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.36%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.29%) ArcGIS
13 3 (0.22%) CMS
13 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.14%) nginx
14 2 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 233 (16.82%) Microsoft Office
2 128 (9.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 71 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (2.82%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.22%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.14%) Simulink
8 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.072%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 28 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.65%) Primavera
5 5 (0.36%) Cognos Planning
5 5 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
5 5 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.29%) SAP R/3
7 3 (0.22%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.22%) Workfront
8 2 (0.14%) OPENHousing
8 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.072%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.072%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.072%) FastStats
9 1 (0.072%) MIS ActiveH
9 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 487 (35.16%) Azure
2 331 (23.90%) Office 365
3 144 (10.40%) AWS
4 92 (6.64%) Power Platform
5 85 (6.14%) Dynamics 365
6 77 (5.56%) IaaS
7 76 (5.49%) PaaS
8 53 (3.83%) Azure Active Directory
9 33 (2.38%) PowerApps
10 32 (2.31%) OneDrive
10 32 (2.31%) SaaS
11 21 (1.52%) GCP
12 15 (1.08%) Serverless
13 14 (1.01%) Azure Data Factory
14 13 (0.94%) Microsoft Flow
15 12 (0.87%) GitHub
16 9 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
16 9 (0.65%) Mimecast
17 6 (0.43%) Azure Functions
17 6 (0.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 161 (11.62%) DNS
2 153 (11.05%) Firewall
3 120 (8.66%) DHCP
4 108 (7.80%) LAN
5 91 (6.57%) TCP/IP
6 89 (6.43%) WAN
7 69 (4.98%) VPN
8 63 (4.55%) Internet
9 54 (3.90%) SAN
9 54 (3.90%) VLAN
10 52 (3.75%) Wireless
11 33 (2.38%) Skype
12 16 (1.16%) iSCSI
13 15 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
13 15 (1.08%) NAS
13 15 (1.08%) VoIP
14 14 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (0.87%) Cisco IOS
17 10 (0.72%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 324 (23.39%) SQL Server
2 91 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
3 78 (5.63%) Power BI
4 68 (4.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 63 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 39 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 36 (2.60%) Relational Database
8 25 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
9 19 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
9 19 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
10 14 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
11 12 (0.87%) MS Access
11 12 (0.87%) NoSQL
12 11 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (0.72%) MongoDB
13 10 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
13 10 (0.72%) SQLPlus
14 9 (0.65%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.65%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 57 (4.12%) Git (software)
2 56 (4.04%) Visual Studio
3 41 (2.96%) JIRA
4 28 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
5 27 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (1.30%) Jenkins
7 16 (1.16%) SoapUI
8 12 (0.87%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 10 (0.72%) HP UFT
9 10 (0.72%) Toad
10 9 (0.65%) Selenium
10 9 (0.65%) Subversion
11 6 (0.43%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.43%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.36%) GitLab
12 5 (0.36%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.29%) CircleCI
13 4 (0.29%) CocoaPods
13 4 (0.29%) SonarQube
General
1 199 (14.37%) Finance
2 76 (5.49%) Public Sector
3 58 (4.19%) Retail
4 52 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 30 (2.17%) Marketing
6 29 (2.09%) Games
7 23 (1.66%) Back Office
8 21 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.01%) Automotive
9 14 (1.01%) Legal
10 9 (0.65%) Local Government
11 7 (0.51%) Billing
12 6 (0.43%) Advertising
13 5 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.29%) German Language
15 3 (0.22%) Banking
15 3 (0.22%) French Language
15 3 (0.22%) Law
15 3 (0.22%) Publishing
15 3 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 219 (15.81%) Developer
2 203 (14.66%) Analyst
3 94 (6.79%) Support Engineer
4 88 (6.35%) Architect
5 83 (5.99%) Consultant
5 83 (5.99%) Support Analyst
6 69 (4.98%) Administrator
7 64 (4.62%) .NET Developer
8 60 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 59 (4.26%) IT Support
10 53 (3.83%) IT Engineer
11 50 (3.61%) Senior Developer
12 49 (3.54%) Software Developer
13 46 (3.32%) Cloud Engineer
14 45 (3.25%) Junior
15 44 (3.18%) Systems Administrator
16 39 (2.82%) Applications Support
17 38 (2.74%) Azure Engineer
17 38 (2.74%) IT Support Engineer
18 35 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (15.31%) .NET
2 96 (6.93%) ASP.NET
3 92 (6.64%) HTML
4 66 (4.77%) CSS
5 64 (4.62%) .NET Framework
6 56 (4.04%) Web Services
7 50 (3.61%) ASP.NET Web API
8 42 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 40 (2.89%) jQuery
10 37 (2.67%) JSON
11 36 (2.60%) XML
12 34 (2.45%) AngularJS
13 33 (2.38%) .NET Core
14 31 (2.24%) SOAP
15 28 (2.02%) React
16 25 (1.81%) REST
17 24 (1.73%) Entity Framework
18 21 (1.52%) Node.js
19 18 (1.30%) WCF
19 18 (1.30%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 130 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (8.88%) Data Centre
3 95 (6.86%) Management Information System
4 69 (4.98%) Self-Motivation
5 39 (2.82%) Driving Licence
6 37 (2.67%) User Experience
7 34 (2.45%) Enterprise Storage
8 26 (1.88%) Public Cloud
9 21 (1.52%) Mobile App
9 21 (1.52%) Replication
10 20 (1.44%) Client/Server
11 19 (1.37%) Clustering
12 15 (1.08%) Private Cloud
13 14 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
13 14 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
14 12 (0.87%) Device Driver
15 11 (0.79%) CCTV
15 11 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
16 10 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
17 9 (0.65%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 521 (37.62%) Windows
2 200 (14.44%) Windows Server
3 88 (6.35%) Linux
4 86 (6.21%) Windows 10
5 68 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (4.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (2.96%) Windows 7
8 27 (1.95%) Unix
9 22 (1.59%) Windows 8
10 17 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.87%) Android
11 12 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.87%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.58%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.29%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.22%) CentOS
14 3 (0.22%) VMS
15 2 (0.14%) HPUX
15 2 (0.14%) OpenVMS
15 2 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (14.44%) ITIL
3 188 (13.57%) Problem-Solving
4 154 (11.12%) DevOps
5 114 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
5 114 (8.23%) Project Management
6 110 (7.94%) Mentoring
7 91 (6.57%) Change Management
8 89 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 85 (6.14%) Migration
10 77 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 72 (5.20%) MVC
12 70 (5.05%) Coaching
13 69 (4.98%) Information Security
13 69 (4.98%) Service Delivery
14 67 (4.84%) Decision-Making
15 66 (4.77%) Project Delivery
16 62 (4.48%) Analytics
17 56 (4.04%) Service Management
18 53 (3.83%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 341 (24.62%) SQL
2 212 (15.31%) C#
3 146 (10.54%) PowerShell
4 111 (8.01%) JavaScript
5 90 (6.50%) T-SQL
6 44 (3.18%) Java
7 42 (3.03%) VB.NET
8 41 (2.96%) Python
9 28 (2.02%) VBScript
10 25 (1.81%) Bash Shell
11 24 (1.73%) C
12 22 (1.59%) R
13 20 (1.44%) PL/SQL
14 16 (1.16%) VB
15 14 (1.01%) X++
16 11 (0.79%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.65%) C++
17 9 (0.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 6 (0.43%) TypeScript
18 6 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 137 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (6.93%) Degree
3 71 (5.13%) MCSE
4 66 (4.77%) Security Cleared
5 52 (3.75%) SC Cleared
6 48 (3.47%) MCSA
7 29 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (1.44%) CISSP
9 19 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (1.30%) DBS Check
10 18 (1.30%) ISTQB
10 18 (1.30%) MCP
11 17 (1.23%) CCNA
12 15 (1.08%) CISM
13 13 (0.94%) CISA
14 12 (0.87%) DV Cleared
14 12 (0.87%) ISEB
15 11 (0.79%) CCNP
15 11 (0.79%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (8.16%) SLA
2 54 (3.90%) QA
3 25 (1.81%) Data Quality
4 24 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.08%) PMO
6 11 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (0.79%) GDPR
7 9 (0.65%) BS25999
8 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (0.51%) NIST
9 6 (0.43%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.36%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.14%) P3O
12 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.072%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.072%) NCSC
System Software
1 371 (26.79%) Active Directory
2 226 (16.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 142 (10.25%) Hyper-V
4 74 (5.34%) XenApp
5 70 (5.05%) XenDesktop
6 41 (2.96%) Docker
7 26 (1.88%) vSphere
8 20 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 20 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
9 17 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (1.08%) Firmware
11 14 (1.01%) BitLocker
12 12 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 10 (0.72%) NFS
14 8 (0.58%) Terminal Server
14 8 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
15 5 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.22%) Terminal Services
17 2 (0.14%) VMware NSX
17 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 97 (7.00%) SCCM
2 68 (4.91%) Microsoft Intune
3 52 (3.75%) SCOM
4 34 (2.45%) McAfee ePO
5 29 (2.09%) Backup Exec
6 28 (2.02%) Kubernetes
7 24 (1.73%) Terraform
7 24 (1.73%) WSUS
8 22 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
9 19 (1.37%) AirWatch
9 19 (1.37%) Ansible
10 18 (1.30%) Puppet
11 16 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
12 13 (0.94%) vCenter Server
13 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 8 (0.58%) Rancher
14 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
15 5 (0.36%) NetBackup
15 5 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 286 (20.65%) VMware
2 169 (12.20%) Cisco
3 159 (11.48%) Citrix
4 74 (5.34%) NetApp
5 70 (5.05%) Oracle
6 61 (4.40%) Dell
7 50 (3.61%) McAfee
8 42 (3.03%) IBM
9 40 (2.89%) SolarWinds
10 39 (2.82%) Symantec
11 38 (2.74%) HP
11 38 (2.74%) Veeam
12 34 (2.45%) SAP
13 33 (2.38%) Cognos
14 29 (2.09%) Juniper
15 24 (1.73%) Apple
16 23 (1.66%) Google
17 22 (1.59%) Tableau
18 19 (1.37%) Meraki
19 17 (1.23%) EqualLogic