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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 14 August 2022 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
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 4 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,927 1,463 795
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.25% 22.56% 24.73%
As % of the Vendors category 51.28% 50.83% 52.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,202 1,107 640
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,125 £31,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -2.22% +5.88%
75th Percentile £59,673 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £66,375
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - - +11.11%

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 3,758 2,878 1,516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.39% 44.39% 47.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2,307 2,139 1,225
10th Percentile £29,256 £26,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £36,900 £35,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £47,000
Median % change year-on-year - +1.06% +4.44%
75th Percentile £63,546 £62,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - - +10.00%

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 14 August 2022.

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 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Birmingham +1 790 £52,500 - 115
Warwickshire -10 253 £46,000 +1.10% 41
Coventry 0 245 £45,000 +20.00% 27
Staffordshire -2 203 £40,000 +23.08% 35
Worcestershire +2 85 £41,375 +10.33% 23
Solihull -1 52 £55,000 +61.76% 14
Shropshire -2 38 £35,000 +17.65% 16
Wolverhampton +1 26 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Walsall -1 22 £32,500 -31.58% 3
West Bromwich -2 13 £47,500 -9.52% 3
Herefordshire -17 13 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Wednesbury +6 10 £28,500 +23.91% 3
Dudley +3 9 £33,750 - 4
Sutton Coldfield +3 4 £25,000 -47.37% 1
Bilston +3 1 £42,500 +8.97%
Stourbridge -1 1 £42,500 -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, 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.

1 841 (43.64%) Azure
2 610 (31.66%) Agile
3 582 (30.20%) Social Skills
4 485 (25.17%) SQL
5 453 (23.51%) Windows
6 448 (23.25%) SQL Server
7 415 (21.54%) Microsoft Office
8 361 (18.73%) DevOps
9 360 (18.68%) .NET
10 350 (18.16%) Microsoft 365
11 345 (17.90%) C#
12 343 (17.80%) ITIL
13 342 (17.75%) Active Directory
14 309 (16.04%) Degree
15 300 (15.57%) JavaScript
16 290 (15.05%) Finance
17 256 (13.28%) AWS
18 239 (12.40%) VMware
19 238 (12.35%) HTML
20 235 (12.20%) Windows Server
21 230 (11.94%) Mentoring
22 229 (11.88%) Azure DevOps
23 224 (11.62%) CSS
24 218 (11.31%) .NET Core
25 213 (11.05%) Problem-Solving
26 210 (10.90%) Coaching
27 209 (10.85%) Terraform
27 209 (10.85%) MVC
28 201 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
29 196 (10.17%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 171 (8.87%) SharePoint
2 83 (4.31%) MS Exchange
3 59 (3.06%) Confluence
4 44 (2.28%) IIS
5 23 (1.19%) CMS
6 21 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
7 16 (0.83%) Umbraco
8 15 (0.78%) ArcGIS
9 14 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (0.52%) Skype for Business
11 8 (0.42%) GlassFish
12 7 (0.36%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.31%) JBoss
13 6 (0.31%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.16%) TPMS
16 2 (0.10%) Apache
16 2 (0.10%) Kentico
16 2 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 1 (0.052%) Tomcat
Applications
1 415 (21.54%) Microsoft Office
2 196 (10.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 92 (4.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 42 (2.18%) Microsoft Project
5 29 (1.50%) MS Visio
6 28 (1.45%) CATIA
7 17 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.21%) Abaqus
9 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.052%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.052%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.052%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.052%) InDesign
10 1 (0.052%) Maya
10 1 (0.052%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 56 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.52%) Teamcenter
3 5 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.21%) ENOVIA
4 4 (0.21%) Maximo
5 3 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.10%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.052%) Exstream
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle iSupplier
7 1 (0.052%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.052%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.052%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.052%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.052%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.052%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.052%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 841 (43.64%) Azure
2 350 (18.16%) Microsoft 365
3 256 (13.28%) AWS
4 229 (11.88%) Azure DevOps
5 181 (9.39%) Power Platform
6 178 (9.24%) Serverless
7 159 (8.25%) Azure Functions
8 153 (7.94%) Azure Service Bus
9 114 (5.92%) Dynamics 365
10 103 (5.35%) Azure Active Directory
11 55 (2.85%) IaaS
12 50 (2.59%) GCP
12 50 (2.59%) SaaS
13 45 (2.34%) OneDrive
14 43 (2.23%) PaaS
14 43 (2.23%) PowerApps
15 40 (2.08%) GitHub
16 28 (1.45%) Azure Data Factory
17 24 (1.25%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 17 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 140 (7.27%) Firewall
2 111 (5.76%) DNS
3 91 (4.72%) DHCP
4 72 (3.74%) SAN
5 71 (3.68%) TCP/IP
6 69 (3.58%) WAN
7 62 (3.22%) VPN
8 58 (3.01%) LAN
9 44 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
10 40 (2.08%) Wireless
11 36 (1.87%) SSL
12 30 (1.56%) VLAN
13 28 (1.45%) Internet
14 25 (1.30%) Cisco ISE
15 24 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (1.14%) BIG-IP
17 19 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
17 19 (0.99%) Network Security
18 16 (0.83%) Cisco Wireless
18 16 (0.83%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 448 (23.25%) SQL Server
2 94 (4.88%) Power BI
3 53 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (2.65%) Big Data
6 38 (1.97%) Tableau
7 37 (1.92%) Relational Database
8 31 (1.61%) Data Lake
9 30 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
9 30 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
10 27 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 26 (1.35%) MySQL
12 25 (1.30%) NoSQL
13 20 (1.04%) GIS
14 18 (0.93%) MongoDB
15 17 (0.88%) Spatial Data
16 16 (0.83%) Data Vault
17 14 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 12 (0.62%) Oracle Database
19 11 (0.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 187 (9.70%) Git (software)
2 150 (7.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 137 (7.11%) JIRA
4 44 (2.28%) Jenkins
5 31 (1.61%) JMeter
6 30 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 27 (1.40%) Rational Quality Manager
7 27 (1.40%) Visual Studio
7 27 (1.40%) Zephyr
8 20 (1.04%) Selenium
9 16 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
10 15 (0.78%) Bitbucket
11 13 (0.67%) Artifactory
12 10 (0.52%) LoadRunner
13 9 (0.47%) Burp Suite
13 9 (0.47%) GoCD
13 9 (0.47%) JUnit
13 9 (0.47%) Mockito
13 9 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
13 9 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 582 (30.20%) Social Skills
2 290 (15.05%) Finance
3 201 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
4 132 (6.85%) Automotive
5 90 (4.67%) Law
6 88 (4.57%) Manufacturing
7 81 (4.20%) Marketing
8 74 (3.84%) Public Sector
9 67 (3.48%) Legal
10 62 (3.22%) Presentation Skills
11 48 (2.49%) Banking
12 44 (2.28%) Games
13 42 (2.18%) Organisational Skills
14 39 (2.02%) Retail
15 34 (1.76%) Advertising
16 33 (1.71%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 29 (1.50%) Digital Economy
17 29 (1.50%) Telecoms
18 28 (1.45%) Influencing Skills
19 22 (1.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 323 (16.76%) Developer
2 237 (12.30%) Analyst
3 153 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 137 (7.11%) Architect
5 126 (6.54%) .NET Developer
6 102 (5.29%) IT Engineer
7 84 (4.36%) Senior Developer
8 82 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
9 79 (4.10%) IT Manager
10 65 (3.37%) Senior .NET Developer
11 64 (3.32%) Consultant
12 62 (3.22%) Software Developer
13 61 (3.17%) Project Manager
14 59 (3.06%) Support Analyst
15 58 (3.01%) Administrator
15 58 (3.01%) Service Analyst
15 58 (3.01%) Service Desk Analyst
16 54 (2.80%) Support Engineer
17 48 (2.49%) IT Support
18 44 (2.28%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 360 (18.68%) .NET
2 238 (12.35%) HTML
3 224 (11.62%) CSS
4 218 (11.31%) .NET Core
5 192 (9.96%) React
6 186 (9.65%) jQuery
7 182 (9.44%) .NET Framework
8 171 (8.87%) Entity Framework
9 156 (8.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 61 (3.17%) AngularJS
11 56 (2.91%) XML
12 55 (2.85%) RESTful
13 51 (2.65%) ASP.NET
14 47 (2.44%) SOAP
15 44 (2.28%) JSON
16 42 (2.18%) Spring
17 37 (1.92%) Node.js
18 36 (1.87%) REST
19 29 (1.50%) Web Services
20 26 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 88 (4.57%) Data Centre
2 84 (4.36%) Driving Licence
3 82 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
4 66 (3.43%) Management Information System
5 54 (2.80%) Public Cloud
6 37 (1.92%) Clustering
7 36 (1.87%) Algorithms
7 36 (1.87%) Virtual Team
8 26 (1.35%) User Experience
9 25 (1.30%) iPad
10 22 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
11 21 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
12 20 (1.04%) Housing Association
13 18 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
14 16 (0.83%) AS400
14 16 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
14 16 (0.83%) EPoS
14 16 (0.83%) iSeries
15 15 (0.78%) IoT
15 15 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 453 (23.51%) Windows
2 235 (12.20%) Windows Server
3 166 (8.61%) Android
4 159 (8.25%) Apple iOS
5 118 (6.12%) Linux
6 117 (6.07%) Windows 10
7 59 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 52 (2.70%) Windows Server 2016
9 44 (2.28%) Unix
10 41 (2.13%) Windows Server 2019
11 30 (1.56%) Windows 7
12 23 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (0.78%) Mac OS
14 14 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.31%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.31%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.10%) CentOS
17 2 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (31.66%) Agile
2 361 (18.73%) DevOps
3 343 (17.80%) ITIL
4 230 (11.94%) Mentoring
5 213 (11.05%) Problem-Solving
6 210 (10.90%) Coaching
7 209 (10.85%) MVC
8 194 (10.07%) User Stories
9 186 (9.65%) Process Improvement
10 173 (8.98%) Product Roadmap
11 169 (8.77%) Cybersecurity
12 166 (8.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 161 (8.35%) Project Delivery
14 160 (8.30%) Analytics
15 158 (8.20%) Project Management
16 154 (7.99%) Unit Testing
17 152 (7.89%) Dependency Injection
18 118 (6.12%) Scrum
19 115 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
20 110 (5.71%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 485 (25.17%) SQL
2 345 (17.90%) C#
3 300 (15.57%) JavaScript
4 143 (7.42%) PowerShell
5 140 (7.27%) Python
6 125 (6.49%) Java
7 75 (3.89%) T-SQL
8 67 (3.48%) C
9 39 (2.02%) VBA
10 21 (1.09%) PHP
11 19 (0.99%) PL/SQL
12 17 (0.88%) VB
13 15 (0.78%) TypeScript
13 15 (0.78%) XAML
14 13 (0.67%) Bash
15 10 (0.52%) MATLAB
15 10 (0.52%) VB.NET
16 9 (0.47%) C++
16 9 (0.47%) R
16 9 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 309 (16.04%) Degree
2 120 (6.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 61 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
3 61 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
4 59 (3.06%) Security Cleared
5 53 (2.75%) CCNA
6 47 (2.44%) SC Cleared
7 35 (1.82%) MCSE
8 22 (1.14%) HNC
9 20 (1.04%) CCNP
10 18 (0.93%) CISSP
11 17 (0.88%) MCP
12 16 (0.83%) A+ Certification
12 16 (0.83%) PMI Certification
13 15 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
13 15 (0.78%) MCSA
14 12 (0.62%) ISEB
15 11 (0.57%) CISM
15 11 (0.57%) ISTQB
15 11 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (7.01%) SLA
2 107 (5.55%) QA
3 34 (1.76%) PMO
4 31 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (1.40%) GDPR
6 22 (1.14%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.42%) AUTOSAR
8 8 (0.42%) NIST
8 8 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.36%) Accessibility
10 5 (0.26%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.052%) GPG13
14 1 (0.052%) IASME
14 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.052%) NCSC
System Software
1 342 (17.75%) Active Directory
2 147 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (3.68%) Hyper-V
4 35 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (1.50%) Docker
6 23 (1.19%) vSphere
7 13 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (0.57%) NFS
8 11 (0.57%) XenApp
9 9 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.31%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.16%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.10%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (0.10%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.052%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 209 (10.85%) Terraform
2 89 (4.62%) SCCM
3 76 (3.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 75 (3.89%) Ansible
5 46 (2.39%) Kubernetes
6 30 (1.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 27 (1.40%) HP ALM
7 27 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
8 26 (1.35%) WSUS
9 21 (1.09%) VxRail
10 16 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
10 16 (0.83%) vCenter Server
11 15 (0.78%) Jamf Pro
11 15 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
12 14 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
13 13 (0.67%) Nessus
14 12 (0.62%) Packer
15 11 (0.57%) Puppet
16 10 (0.52%) vRealize
17 9 (0.47%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 239 (12.40%) VMware
2 181 (9.39%) Cisco
3 149 (7.73%) Xamarin
4 101 (5.24%) ServiceNow
5 87 (4.51%) Oracle
6 78 (4.05%) Citrix
7 77 (4.00%) Google
8 73 (3.79%) Apple
9 68 (3.53%) HP
10 67 (3.48%) Dell
11 61 (3.17%) Adobe
12 60 (3.11%) IBM
13 48 (2.49%) SolarWinds
14 36 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
15 29 (1.50%) F5
16 28 (1.45%) CheckPoint
16 28 (1.45%) Meraki
17 26 (1.35%) SAP
18 25 (1.30%) Veeam
19 23 (1.19%) Red Hat