Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,779 2,056 2,182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.96% 20.21% 19.00%
As % of the Vendors category 46.91% 43.60% 41.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,406 1,704 1,766
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +6.94% -4.00%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,575 £21,250
90th Percentile £64,733 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +3.66%

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 3,792 4,716 5,268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.67% 46.35% 45.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2,777 3,652 3,877
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 0 847 £43,500 +2.35% 201
Coventry +6 156 £37,500 +10.29% 38
Worcestershire +9 153 £35,000 -6.67% 33
Staffordshire -5 147 £35,000 - 40
Warwickshire +6 130 £41,750 +22.79% 66
Solihull +1 90 £40,000 +14.29% 17
Shropshire -6 58 £25,000 -31.51% 11
Wolverhampton +3 41 £37,113 -1.03% 10
Herefordshire -1 34 £45,000 +2.86% 10
Sutton Coldfield -9 26 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Dudley -6 17 £23,000 -23.33% 1
Walsall -5 8 £32,500 -35.00% 7
Halesowen +41 4 £24,000 -20.00% 8
Stourbridge - 2 £21,500 - 7
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 590 (33.16%) Windows
2 516 (29.01%) SQL
3 477 (26.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 458 (25.74%) SQL Server
5 400 (22.48%) .NET
6 396 (22.26%) C#
7 386 (21.70%) Active Directory
8 340 (19.11%) Microsoft Office
8 340 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
9 328 (18.44%) VMware
10 302 (16.98%) ITIL
11 291 (16.36%) Office 365
12 264 (14.84%) Windows Server
13 240 (13.49%) Finance
14 230 (12.93%) JavaScript
15 227 (12.76%) Microsoft Certification
16 219 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
17 217 (12.20%) Degree
18 198 (11.13%) Project Management
19 196 (11.02%) ASP.NET
20 195 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
21 188 (10.57%) Data Centre
22 187 (10.51%) Microsoft Excel
22 187 (10.51%) MVC
23 181 (10.17%) HTML
23 181 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
24 180 (10.12%) SharePoint
25 163 (9.16%) Hyper-V
26 158 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
26 158 (8.88%) 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
1 180 (10.12%) SharePoint
2 156 (8.77%) MS Exchange
3 42 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (1.85%) CMS
4 33 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 32 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
6 31 (1.74%) IIS
7 21 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
8 19 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (1.01%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (0.56%) Umbraco
12 8 (0.45%) Apache
12 8 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.45%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.34%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.34%) Confluence
13 6 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
14 4 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 340 (19.11%) Microsoft Office
2 187 (10.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 86 (4.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 52 (2.92%) Microsoft Project
5 37 (2.08%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.28%) Maya
9 3 (0.17%) Simulink
9 3 (0.17%) Stateflow
9 3 (0.17%) TargetLink
10 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.056%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 73 (4.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (2.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 31 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.84%) FastStats
5 6 (0.34%) Primavera
5 6 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.22%) ResourceLink
6 4 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.11%) Sage 1000
7 2 (0.11%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.056%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.056%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 1 (0.056%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.056%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.056%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 477 (26.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 291 (16.36%) Office 365
3 195 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
4 75 (4.22%) IaaS
5 67 (3.77%) PaaS
6 61 (3.43%) Serverless
7 48 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
8 38 (2.14%) SaaS
9 33 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
9 33 (1.85%) Amazon S3
9 33 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
10 30 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
11 27 (1.52%) Amazon EMR
11 27 (1.52%) Amazon Kinesis
11 27 (1.52%) Amazon SQS
12 18 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
13 15 (0.84%) GitHub
14 13 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
15 10 (0.56%) npm
16 7 (0.39%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 150 (8.43%) Firewall
2 139 (7.81%) DNS
3 117 (6.58%) DHCP
4 91 (5.12%) WAN
5 89 (5.00%) Network Security
6 82 (4.61%) LAN
6 82 (4.61%) TCP/IP
7 66 (3.71%) VPN
8 63 (3.54%) SAN
9 56 (3.15%) Internet
10 55 (3.09%) VLAN
11 40 (2.25%) Skype
12 25 (1.41%) Wireless
13 24 (1.35%) MPLS
14 18 (1.01%) OSPF
14 18 (1.01%) Unified Communications
14 18 (1.01%) VoIP
15 17 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
15 17 (0.96%) Remote Desktop
16 16 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 458 (25.74%) SQL Server
2 132 (7.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 102 (5.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 99 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 69 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 61 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
7 58 (3.26%) NoSQL
8 53 (2.98%) Power BI
9 43 (2.42%) RDBMS
10 40 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
11 34 (1.91%) Amazon Redshift
11 34 (1.91%) Cosmos DB
11 34 (1.91%) MySQL
12 31 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
13 27 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
14 26 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
15 25 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
16 20 (1.12%) MongoDB
17 19 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
18 15 (0.84%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 94 (5.28%) Visual Studio
2 56 (3.15%) Git (software)
3 51 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 39 (2.19%) Visual Studio Team System
5 31 (1.74%) JIRA
6 30 (1.69%) Jenkins
7 24 (1.35%) Selenium
8 10 (0.56%) Bower
8 10 (0.56%) JMeter
8 10 (0.56%) PHPUnit
8 10 (0.56%) SoapUI
8 10 (0.56%) Subversion
9 9 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (0.51%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.45%) Android Studio
10 8 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.34%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.28%) GitLab
12 5 (0.28%) Maven
General
1 240 (13.49%) Finance
2 68 (3.82%) Retail
3 66 (3.71%) Advertising
4 53 (2.98%) Manufacturing
5 48 (2.70%) Marketing
5 48 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 31 (1.74%) Legal
7 26 (1.46%) Automotive
8 16 (0.90%) Banking
9 11 (0.62%) Games
9 11 (0.62%) Publishing
10 10 (0.56%) Law
11 9 (0.51%) Back Office
12 5 (0.28%) Electronics
12 5 (0.28%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.22%) Local Government
14 3 (0.17%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.056%) French Language
15 1 (0.056%) German Language
15 1 (0.056%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 386 (21.70%) Developer
2 250 (14.05%) Analyst
3 176 (9.89%) Architect
4 127 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 112 (6.30%) C# Developer
6 108 (6.07%) Consultant
7 88 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 77 (4.33%) Software Developer
8 77 (4.33%) Support Analyst
9 76 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
10 67 (3.77%) Team Leader
11 62 (3.49%) C# .NET Developer
12 57 (3.20%) Support Engineer
13 53 (2.98%) IT Support
13 53 (2.98%) Junior
14 52 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 50 (2.81%) Senior Developer
16 49 (2.75%) Technical Architect
17 48 (2.70%) Cloud Architect
18 42 (2.36%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 400 (22.48%) .NET
2 196 (11.02%) ASP.NET
3 181 (10.17%) HTML
4 150 (8.43%) CSS
5 127 (7.14%) Web Services
6 124 (6.97%) ASP.NET Web API
7 104 (5.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 99 (5.56%) AngularJS
9 76 (4.27%) .NET Framework
10 72 (4.05%) HTML5
10 72 (4.05%) jQuery
11 63 (3.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 54 (3.04%) KnockoutJS
13 48 (2.70%) XML
14 47 (2.64%) .NET Core
15 46 (2.59%) JSON
16 43 (2.42%) Entity Framework
16 43 (2.42%) SOAP
17 40 (2.25%) RESTful
18 38 (2.14%) React
Miscellaneous
1 188 (10.57%) Data Centre
2 149 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
3 128 (7.20%) Self-Motivation
4 68 (3.82%) Computer Science
5 65 (3.65%) Driving Licence
6 57 (3.20%) Management Information System
7 37 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
8 26 (1.46%) Clustering
9 25 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
10 23 (1.29%) Mobile App
10 23 (1.29%) User Experience
11 18 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 18 (1.01%) NHS
12 15 (0.84%) Replication
13 14 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
14 12 (0.67%) Public Cloud
15 11 (0.62%) PMI
15 11 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
16 10 (0.56%) Fat Client
16 10 (0.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 590 (33.16%) Windows
2 264 (14.84%) Windows Server
3 155 (8.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 128 (7.20%) Windows 7
5 125 (7.03%) Linux
6 116 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 90 (5.06%) Windows 10
8 85 (4.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 74 (4.16%) Windows 8
10 21 (1.18%) Windows XP
11 20 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (1.07%) Android
12 19 (1.07%) Unix
13 13 (0.73%) CentOS
14 11 (0.62%) Apple iOS
14 11 (0.62%) SUSE
15 10 (0.56%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.51%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.39%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (16.98%) ITIL
3 198 (11.13%) Project Management
4 187 (10.51%) MVC
5 181 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
6 158 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
7 154 (8.66%) Presales
8 142 (7.98%) Service Delivery
9 121 (6.80%) Scrum
10 120 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 120 (6.75%) Software Engineering
11 105 (5.90%) Service Management
12 99 (5.56%) Data Protection
13 94 (5.28%) DevOps
14 93 (5.23%) TDD
15 88 (4.95%) CRM
16 80 (4.50%) Analytics
17 77 (4.33%) Continuous Improvement
17 77 (4.33%) Web Development
18 75 (4.22%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 516 (29.01%) SQL
2 396 (22.26%) C#
3 230 (12.93%) JavaScript
4 110 (6.18%) T-SQL
5 103 (5.79%) PowerShell
6 66 (3.71%) Java
7 55 (3.09%) VB.NET
8 52 (2.92%) Python
9 43 (2.42%) C
10 29 (1.63%) TypeScript
11 24 (1.35%) PHP
11 24 (1.35%) PL/SQL
12 21 (1.18%) Shell Script
13 20 (1.12%) Scala
13 20 (1.12%) VBScript
14 18 (1.01%) VB
15 17 (0.96%) Bash Shell
15 17 (0.96%) C++
16 11 (0.62%) VBA
17 7 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 227 (12.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 217 (12.20%) Degree
3 140 (7.87%) MCSE
3 140 (7.87%) Security Cleared
4 63 (3.54%) MCSA
5 56 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
5 56 (3.15%) MCP
6 49 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 47 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
8 40 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
8 40 (2.25%) MCITP
9 33 (1.85%) SC Cleared
10 25 (1.41%) CCNP
11 23 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
12 20 (1.12%) HNC
12 20 (1.12%) ISEB
13 19 (1.07%) CISSP
14 16 (0.90%) CCNA
15 15 (0.84%) HND
16 14 (0.79%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (6.35%) GDPR
2 83 (4.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 77 (4.33%) SLA
4 34 (1.91%) QA
5 33 (1.85%) PMO
6 10 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.17%) HAZOP
9 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.11%) COBIT
11 1 (0.056%) IASME
11 1 (0.056%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.056%) ISO 26262
11 1 (0.056%) MiFID
11 1 (0.056%) P3O
System Software
1 386 (21.70%) Active Directory
2 219 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (9.16%) Hyper-V
4 45 (2.53%) XenApp
5 38 (2.14%) XenDesktop
6 36 (2.02%) Docker
7 34 (1.91%) vSphere
8 33 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (0.73%) XenServer
11 10 (0.56%) Terminal Services
11 10 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (0.56%) VMware NSX
12 8 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
12 8 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.28%) HDFS
14 4 (0.22%) Firmware
14 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 125 (7.03%) SCCM
2 49 (2.75%) WSUS
3 34 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
4 21 (1.18%) Ansible
5 14 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 14 (0.79%) Kubernetes
6 13 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (0.73%) SCVMM
6 13 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 12 (0.67%) Terraform
8 11 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (0.56%) NetBackup
10 9 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (0.45%) Grafana
11 8 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 8 (0.45%) SCOrch
12 7 (0.39%) Linux-HA
12 7 (0.39%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.39%) rkt
12 7 (0.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 328 (18.44%) VMware
2 158 (8.88%) Cisco
3 149 (8.38%) Citrix
4 104 (5.85%) HP
5 81 (4.55%) NetApp
6 74 (4.16%) Dell
7 56 (3.15%) Xamarin
8 49 (2.75%) Oracle
9 46 (2.59%) Google
9 46 (2.59%) IBM
9 46 (2.59%) McAfee
10 42 (2.36%) Symantec
11 33 (1.85%) Forcepoint
12 26 (1.46%) SAP
13 24 (1.35%) CheckPoint
14 21 (1.18%) Red Hat
14 21 (1.18%) ServiceNow
15 20 (1.12%) EqualLogic
16 18 (1.01%) Veeam
17 17 (0.96%) Tableau