Period
to 20 April 2021

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 April 2021 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 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,152 1,313 1,694
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.29% 22.69% 21.32%
As % of the Vendors category 52.60% 50.52% 46.16%
Number of salaries quoted 845 1,089 1,283
10th Percentile £24,362 £23,700 £24,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £72,000 £73,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

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 2,190 2,599 3,670
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.28% 44.92% 46.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,673 2,133 2,737
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +8.43%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Microsoft in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

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 April 2021. 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 0 466 £52,500 +5.00% 140
Staffordshire +1 117 £31,000 -4.62% 31
Solihull 0 113 £41,750 -1.76% 14
Coventry +7 90 £35,000 -26.32% 13
Wolverhampton +5 71 £45,000 -15.89% 11
Warwickshire -7 70 £50,000 +11.11% 28
Worcestershire +2 67 £37,750 -1.43% 23
Shropshire 0 35 £40,000 +6.67% 14
Herefordshire -1 33 £41,250 -13.16% 6
Walsall +4 12 £38,497 +1.31% 1
Wednesbury -6 4 £23,000 -47.43%
Dudley -12 4 £32,500 +14.04% 2
Halesowen +2 3 £25,000 +6.38%
Sutton Coldfield -7 1 £47,500 +58.33% 3
Willenhall - 1 £37,500 -
Bilston - 1 £39,000 - 1
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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.

1 525 (45.57%) Azure
2 384 (33.33%) Windows
3 310 (26.91%) SQL
4 303 (26.30%) Microsoft 365
5 275 (23.87%) Agile Software Development
6 258 (22.40%) C#
7 254 (22.05%) SQL Server
8 251 (21.79%) Active Directory
9 222 (19.27%) VMware
10 215 (18.66%) .NET
11 205 (17.80%) Windows Server
12 183 (15.89%) DevOps
13 170 (14.76%) Microsoft Office
14 169 (14.67%) JavaScript
15 160 (13.89%) PowerShell
16 153 (13.28%) Problem-Solving
17 148 (12.85%) Cisco
18 147 (12.76%) ITIL
19 143 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
20 141 (12.24%) Power Platform
21 131 (11.37%) Finance
22 129 (11.20%) Business Intelligence
23 123 (10.68%) CSS
24 119 (10.33%) SharePoint
25 115 (9.98%) HTML
26 113 (9.81%) AWS
27 104 (9.03%) Linux
28 103 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
29 101 (8.77%) Power BI
30 96 (8.33%) ASP.NET

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
1 119 (10.33%) SharePoint
2 61 (5.30%) MS Exchange
3 45 (3.91%) IIS
4 25 (2.17%) CMS
5 24 (2.08%) Confluence
6 22 (1.91%) Umbraco
7 20 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.43%) SAS
11 5 (0.43%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.35%) Apache
12 4 (0.35%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.35%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.26%) Sitefinity
14 2 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.087%) Tomcat
Applications
1 170 (14.76%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (6.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (3.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (2.00%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.35%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 34 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (2.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 15 (1.30%) Payment Gateway
4 9 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.78%) Magento
5 5 (0.43%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 4 (0.35%) Bond Adapt
7 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.26%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.26%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.087%) Maximo
9 1 (0.087%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.087%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.087%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 525 (45.57%) Azure
2 303 (26.30%) Microsoft 365
3 141 (12.24%) Power Platform
4 113 (9.81%) AWS
5 80 (6.94%) Dynamics 365
6 64 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 58 (5.03%) PowerApps
8 51 (4.43%) Power Automate
9 47 (4.08%) PaaS
10 39 (3.39%) IaaS
11 38 (3.30%) Azure Logic Apps
12 30 (2.60%) GitHub
13 27 (2.34%) Azure Data Factory
14 23 (2.00%) Serverless
15 21 (1.82%) SaaS
16 19 (1.65%) Azure Key Vault
17 17 (1.48%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 17 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
18 16 (1.39%) Smartsheet
19 15 (1.30%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 84 (7.29%) Firewall
2 67 (5.82%) DNS
3 57 (4.95%) WAN
4 55 (4.77%) DHCP
4 55 (4.77%) LAN
5 54 (4.69%) VPN
6 53 (4.60%) TCP/IP
7 38 (3.30%) SAN
8 29 (2.52%) VoIP
9 28 (2.43%) Remote Desktop
9 28 (2.43%) Wireless
10 23 (2.00%) VLAN
11 17 (1.48%) WebEx
11 17 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (1.30%) iSCSI
12 15 (1.30%) Network Security
13 13 (1.13%) Skype
14 8 (0.69%) SMTP
15 7 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (0.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (22.05%) SQL Server
2 101 (8.77%) Power BI
3 47 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 47 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 44 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 29 (2.52%) Azure SQL Database
7 20 (1.74%) MySQL
8 14 (1.22%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 13 (1.13%) Data Lake
10 12 (1.04%) NoSQL
11 9 (0.78%) OLAP
11 9 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.69%) QlikView
13 7 (0.61%) Data Mining
13 7 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 37 (3.21%) Git (software)
2 29 (2.52%) Jenkins
3 27 (2.34%) JIRA
4 25 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
5 23 (2.00%) TeamCity
6 17 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
7 16 (1.39%) Selenium
7 16 (1.39%) Visual Studio
8 15 (1.30%) SpecFlow
9 14 (1.22%) NUnit
9 14 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (1.13%) Artifactory
11 12 (1.04%) MSTest
12 8 (0.69%) GitLab
13 6 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (0.26%) Metasploit
14 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 2 (0.17%) Burp Suite
16 1 (0.087%) git-flow
16 1 (0.087%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 131 (11.37%) Finance
2 83 (7.20%) Multimedia
3 66 (5.73%) Public Sector
4 39 (3.39%) Marketing
5 38 (3.30%) Digital Economy
6 34 (2.95%) Games
7 32 (2.78%) Telecoms
8 26 (2.26%) Law
9 20 (1.74%) Retail
10 17 (1.48%) Manufacturing
11 16 (1.39%) Automotive
11 16 (1.39%) Back Office
12 11 (0.95%) Legal
12 11 (0.95%) Publishing
13 10 (0.87%) Local Government
14 6 (0.52%) Billing
14 6 (0.52%) Housing Association
15 4 (0.35%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.35%) Front Office
16 3 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 234 (20.31%) Developer
2 177 (15.36%) Analyst
3 119 (10.33%) IT Engineer
4 91 (7.90%) Support Engineer
5 83 (7.20%) IT Support
6 77 (6.68%) Support Analyst
7 74 (6.42%) Trainee
8 64 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
8 64 (5.56%) Consultant
9 56 (4.86%) IT Support Engineer
10 52 (4.51%) Senior Developer
11 51 (4.43%) .NET Developer
12 50 (4.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 49 (4.25%) Architect
14 44 (3.82%) Software Developer
15 42 (3.65%) DevOps Engineer
16 35 (3.04%) VMware Engineer
17 32 (2.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 32 (2.78%) Service Manager
18 30 (2.60%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (18.66%) .NET
2 123 (10.68%) CSS
3 115 (9.98%) HTML
4 96 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 77 (6.68%) .NET Framework
5 77 (6.68%) Web Services
6 71 (6.16%) jQuery
7 51 (4.43%) REST
8 49 (4.25%) AngularJS
9 40 (3.47%) React
10 38 (3.30%) Entity Framework
11 35 (3.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 33 (2.86%) HTML5
13 32 (2.78%) CSS3
14 27 (2.34%) ASP.NET Web API
15 26 (2.26%) .NET Core
16 24 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 18 (1.56%) COM
17 18 (1.56%) RESTful
17 18 (1.56%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 103 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (5.64%) Management Information System
3 55 (4.77%) Greenfield Project
4 52 (4.51%) Clustering
4 52 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
5 43 (3.73%) Organisational Skills
6 32 (2.78%) Data Centre
7 28 (2.43%) Public Cloud
8 26 (2.26%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.56%) Replication
10 16 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
12 13 (1.13%) Driving Licence
13 12 (1.04%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.87%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.87%) Microsoft Licensing
14 10 (0.87%) N-Tier
14 10 (0.87%) Social Media
14 10 (0.87%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.78%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 384 (33.33%) Windows
2 205 (17.80%) Windows Server
3 104 (9.03%) Linux
4 74 (6.42%) Windows 10
5 46 (3.99%) Windows Server 2016
6 43 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (3.13%) Windows Server 2019
8 34 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (1.91%) Unix
10 19 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (1.56%) Windows 7
12 12 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.87%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.61%) Alpine Linux
14 7 (0.61%) Android
14 7 (0.61%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.61%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.52%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.35%) CentOS
16 4 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (23.87%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (15.89%) DevOps
3 153 (13.28%) Problem-Solving
4 147 (12.76%) ITIL
5 129 (11.20%) Business Intelligence
6 89 (7.73%) MVC
7 77 (6.68%) Project Delivery
7 77 (6.68%) SDLC
8 76 (6.60%) Analytics
8 76 (6.60%) Project Management
9 69 (5.99%) Cybersecurity
10 65 (5.64%) Migration
10 65 (5.64%) Service Management
11 64 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 63 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 59 (5.12%) CRM
14 58 (5.03%) Mentoring
15 57 (4.95%) Change Management
16 52 (4.51%) Scrum
17 50 (4.34%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 310 (26.91%) SQL
2 258 (22.40%) C#
3 169 (14.67%) JavaScript
4 160 (13.89%) PowerShell
5 90 (7.81%) Python
6 63 (5.47%) T-SQL
7 59 (5.12%) Java
8 31 (2.69%) PHP
9 25 (2.17%) TypeScript
10 20 (1.74%) Perl
11 17 (1.48%) C
11 17 (1.48%) VBA
12 15 (1.30%) VB.NET
13 14 (1.22%) R
13 14 (1.22%) VB
14 12 (1.04%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.04%) Go
15 11 (0.95%) C++
16 9 (0.78%) Ruby
17 8 (0.69%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 77 (6.68%) Degree
2 70 (6.08%) Security Cleared
3 64 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 59 (5.12%) A+ Certification
5 42 (3.65%) SC Cleared
6 36 (3.13%) MCSE
7 24 (2.08%) MCSA
8 23 (2.00%) CCNA
8 23 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 19 (1.65%) Network+ Certification
11 17 (1.48%) ISTQB
11 17 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (0.78%) CISSP
13 9 (0.78%) DBS Check
13 9 (0.78%) ISEB
13 9 (0.78%) NCDA
13 9 (0.78%) NCIE
14 8 (0.69%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (6.60%) GDPR
2 58 (5.03%) SLA
3 33 (2.86%) QA
4 22 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.30%) Data Quality
6 12 (1.04%) BS25999
6 12 (1.04%) NIST
6 12 (1.04%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 10 (0.87%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.69%) PMO
10 7 (0.61%) COBIT
11 4 (0.35%) GRC
11 4 (0.35%) NIST 800
12 3 (0.26%) COSO
13 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.17%) SOC 2
14 1 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.087%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.087%) NCSC
System Software
1 251 (21.79%) Active Directory
2 143 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (7.99%) Hyper-V
4 60 (5.21%) VMware ESXi
5 58 (5.03%) Docker
6 36 (3.13%) XenApp
7 22 (1.91%) vSphere
8 16 (1.39%) BitLocker
9 15 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (1.22%) XenDesktop
11 13 (1.13%) NFS
11 13 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.52%) Firmware
13 5 (0.43%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.26%) pfSense
15 1 (0.087%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.087%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.087%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.087%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 49 (4.25%) Microsoft Clustering
1 49 (4.25%) Terraform
2 45 (3.91%) Microsoft Intune
3 43 (3.73%) SCCM
4 42 (3.65%) Ansible
5 38 (3.30%) Kubernetes
6 37 (3.21%) Puppet
7 32 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (1.91%) Rancher
9 15 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
9 15 (1.30%) vCenter Server
10 13 (1.13%) Backup Exec
11 11 (0.95%) WSUS
12 8 (0.69%) CASB
13 7 (0.61%) Consul
13 7 (0.61%) Grafana
13 7 (0.61%) Graphite
13 7 (0.61%) Packer
13 7 (0.61%) Prometheus
14 6 (0.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 222 (19.27%) VMware
2 148 (12.85%) Cisco
3 86 (7.47%) Citrix
4 65 (5.64%) Oracle
5 37 (3.21%) Veeam
6 25 (2.17%) SAP
7 23 (2.00%) HP
8 21 (1.82%) Google
9 20 (1.74%) Databricks
9 20 (1.74%) IBM
10 17 (1.48%) NetApp
11 16 (1.39%) Meraki
12 15 (1.30%) Dell
12 15 (1.30%) Fortinet
12 15 (1.30%) ServiceNow
13 14 (1.22%) Sophos
14 13 (1.13%) Apple
15 11 (0.95%) HubSpot
16 9 (0.78%) Avaya
16 9 (0.78%) Red Hat