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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 835 1019 1008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.68% 16.56% 19.63%
As % of the Vendors category 41.03% 36.96% 41.67%
Number of salaries quoted 690 799 893
Median salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 2035 2757 2419
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 43.10% 44.80% 47.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1561 2159 2039
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 350 £40,000 - 44
Staffordshire +8 104 £36,500 +4.28% 21
Coventry -2 95 £45,000 +11.11% 15
Warwickshire +2 79 £36,250 -1.36% 19
Worcestershire -9 65 £40,503 +58.83% 11
Solihull -7 49 £40,000 +17.64% 3
Shropshire +7 28 £36,500 +19.67% 10
Herefordshire -5 17 £46,250 +27.58% 3
Wolverhampton -3 7 £44,000 +18.91% 2
Walsall +1 6 £31,500 -3.07% 1
Sutton Coldfield -1 5 £37,500 -6.25%
West Bromwich -5 4 £40,500 +1.25%
Brierley Hill 0 2 £27,250 - 1
Dudley -2 2 £29,500 -15.71% 1
Wednesbury - 1 - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 769 (43.87%) MS Excel
2 512 (29.21%) SQL
3 506 (28.86%) Windows
4 489 (27.90%) SQL Server
5 461 (26.30%) .NET
6 442 (25.21%) C#
7 392 (22.36%) Active Directory
8 357 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
9 354 (20.19%) VMware
10 311 (17.74%) ASP.NET
11 305 (17.40%) MS Office
12 285 (16.26%) JavaScript
13 280 (15.97%) HTML
14 273 (15.57%) MVC
15 255 (14.55%) CSS
16 248 (14.15%) Microsoft Azure
17 232 (13.23%) Finance
18 229 (13.06%) ITIL
19 228 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
20 222 (12.66%) Windows Server
21 211 (12.04%) Citrix
22 183 (10.44%) Data Centre
23 180 (10.27%) MS Exchange
24 175 (9.98%) CRM
25 172 (9.81%) ASP.NET MVC
26 168 (9.58%) Microsoft Certification
27 156 (8.90%) Cisco
28 152 (8.67%) Office 365
29 145 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
30 144 (8.21%) .NET Framework

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 (10.27%) MS Exchange
2 141 (8.04%) SharePoint
3 101 (5.76%) IIS
4 61 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 47 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 39 (2.22%) Skype for Business
7 28 (1.60%) CMS
8 26 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
9 18 (1.03%) Oracle UPK
10 15 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (0.74%) Apache
11 13 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (0.51%) SAS
13 9 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
13 9 (0.51%) WordPress
14 8 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.40%) Umbraco
16 6 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 769 (43.87%) MS Excel
2 305 (17.40%) MS Office
3 65 (3.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 42 (2.40%) MS Project
5 39 (2.22%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.23%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.057%) CATIA
9 1 (0.057%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.057%) InDesign
9 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 104 (5.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (2.57%) Dynamics AX
3 31 (1.77%) Dynamics NAV
4 19 (1.08%) Oracle Assets
5 18 (1.03%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 18 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
5 18 (1.03%) Oracle Receivables
6 11 (0.63%) SAP BPC
7 7 (0.40%) Shopify
8 6 (0.34%) Sentinel
8 6 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
10 4 (0.23%) Magento
10 4 (0.23%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.17%) Infor LN
11 3 (0.17%) MFGPRO
11 3 (0.17%) SAP Business One
11 3 (0.17%) Workfront
12 2 (0.11%) BPCS
12 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 248 (14.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 152 (8.67%) Office 365
3 59 (3.37%) SaaS
4 42 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
5 39 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (1.60%) IaaS
7 23 (1.31%) PaaS
8 7 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.29%) G Suite
9 5 (0.29%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.17%) Google Play
11 2 (0.11%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.057%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.057%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 101 (5.76%) Firewall
2 98 (5.59%) DNS
3 82 (4.68%) LAN
4 75 (4.28%) TCP/IP
5 73 (4.16%) WAN
6 70 (3.99%) DHCP
6 70 (3.99%) Network Security
7 65 (3.71%) SAN
8 40 (2.28%) VPN
9 36 (2.05%) VLAN
10 27 (1.54%) Wireless
11 26 (1.48%) NAS
12 25 (1.43%) Internet
13 24 (1.37%) Skype
14 21 (1.20%) SSL
15 19 (1.08%) HTTP
16 18 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
16 18 (1.03%) VoIP
17 16 (0.91%) SNMP
18 15 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 489 (27.90%) SQL Server
2 145 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 125 (7.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 85 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 80 (4.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 67 (3.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 60 (3.42%) Relational Database
8 54 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
9 51 (2.91%) SQL Server 2014
10 44 (2.51%) MongoDB
11 41 (2.34%) MySQL
12 39 (2.22%) NoSQL
13 29 (1.65%) Big Data
13 29 (1.65%) Power BI
13 29 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
14 21 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
15 20 (1.14%) MS Access
15 20 (1.14%) OLAP
16 19 (1.08%) RDBMS
17 18 (1.03%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 138 (7.87%) Visual Studio
2 116 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (2.97%) Git (software)
4 18 (1.03%) Selenium
5 15 (0.86%) Subversion
6 12 (0.68%) JIRA
6 12 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (0.63%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.57%) Mercurial
9 9 (0.51%) SoapUI
10 7 (0.40%) Moq
11 6 (0.34%) Jenkins
12 5 (0.29%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.29%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 5 (0.29%) Xcode
13 4 (0.23%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.23%) JMeter
13 4 (0.23%) Mocha
13 4 (0.23%) Visual Studio Code
14 3 (0.17%) SpecFlow
General
1 232 (13.23%) Finance
2 97 (5.53%) Manufacturing
3 85 (4.85%) Retail
4 77 (4.39%) Advertising
5 43 (2.45%) Marketing
6 35 (2.00%) Automotive
7 27 (1.54%) Publishing
8 23 (1.31%) Telecoms
9 20 (1.14%) General Ledger
10 15 (0.86%) Legal
10 15 (0.86%) Local Government
11 11 (0.63%) Games
11 11 (0.63%) Law
12 8 (0.46%) Back Office
12 8 (0.46%) Banking
13 7 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.23%) Billing
14 4 (0.23%) German Language
15 3 (0.17%) French Language
15 3 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 431 (24.59%) Developer
2 250 (14.26%) Analyst
3 204 (11.64%) .NET Developer
4 135 (7.70%) C# Developer
5 123 (7.02%) Senior Developer
6 109 (6.22%) Architect
7 105 (5.99%) Consultant
8 98 (5.59%) C# .NET Developer
9 94 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 83 (4.73%) Support Analyst
11 74 (4.22%) Senior .NET Developer
12 73 (4.16%) IT Support
13 69 (3.94%) Support Engineer
14 65 (3.71%) ASP.NET Developer
15 60 (3.42%) Software Developer
16 55 (3.14%) Administrator
17 53 (3.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 53 (3.02%) DBA
18 51 (2.91%) Senior C# Developer
18 51 (2.91%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 461 (26.30%) .NET
2 311 (17.74%) ASP.NET
3 280 (15.97%) HTML
4 255 (14.55%) CSS
5 172 (9.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 144 (8.21%) .NET Framework
7 137 (7.82%) jQuery
8 121 (6.90%) HTML5
9 111 (6.33%) AngularJS
10 95 (5.42%) Entity Framework
11 92 (5.25%) Web Services
12 85 (4.85%) XML
13 72 (4.11%) WCF
14 71 (4.05%) ASP.NET Web API
15 56 (3.19%) SOAP
15 56 (3.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 54 (3.08%) CSS3
17 50 (2.85%) WPF
18 47 (2.68%) Ajax
19 45 (2.57%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 183 (10.44%) Data Centre
2 134 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 53 (3.02%) Computer Science
5 44 (2.51%) NHS
6 42 (2.40%) Driving Licence
7 34 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (1.94%) Mobile App
8 33 (1.88%) Clustering
9 28 (1.60%) Enterprise Storage
10 27 (1.54%) Public Cloud
11 22 (1.25%) User Experience
12 19 (1.08%) Algorithms
13 17 (0.97%) CMDB
13 17 (0.97%) N-Tier
14 15 (0.86%) Client/Server
14 15 (0.86%) Virtual Team
15 14 (0.80%) Blog
16 12 (0.68%) Fintech
17 9 (0.51%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 506 (28.86%) Windows
2 222 (12.66%) Windows Server
3 144 (8.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 122 (6.96%) Linux
5 118 (6.73%) Windows 7
6 116 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 68 (3.88%) Windows 10
8 64 (3.65%) Windows 8
9 57 (3.25%) Unix
10 46 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 40 (2.28%) Android
12 28 (1.60%) Apple iOS
13 25 (1.43%) Windows XP
14 15 (0.86%) Windows Vista
15 12 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.57%) SUSE
17 6 (0.34%) CentOS
17 6 (0.34%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.29%) Windows Phone
19 4 (0.23%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (15.57%) MVC
3 229 (13.06%) ITIL
4 175 (9.98%) CRM
5 139 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
6 127 (7.24%) Service Delivery
7 124 (7.07%) Mentoring
8 110 (6.27%) ERP
8 110 (6.27%) Web Development
9 102 (5.82%) Project Management
10 94 (5.36%) Logistics
11 93 (5.31%) PRINCE2
12 90 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
13 87 (4.96%) Scrum
14 82 (4.68%) SDLC
14 82 (4.68%) TDD
15 76 (4.34%) Line Management
15 76 (4.34%) Presales
16 75 (4.28%) Software Engineering
17 58 (3.31%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 512 (29.21%) SQL
2 442 (25.21%) C#
3 285 (16.26%) JavaScript
4 130 (7.42%) T-SQL
5 95 (5.42%) VB.NET
6 63 (3.59%) PowerShell
7 57 (3.25%) Java
8 39 (2.22%) C
8 39 (2.22%) VB
9 35 (2.00%) TypeScript
10 27 (1.54%) PHP
11 22 (1.25%) C++
12 16 (0.91%) VBA
13 12 (0.68%) R
13 12 (0.68%) VBScript
14 8 (0.46%) F#
14 8 (0.46%) Python
15 6 (0.34%) COBOL
15 6 (0.34%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.34%) X++
Qualifications
1 168 (9.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 144 (8.21%) Degree
3 76 (4.34%) MCSE
4 72 (4.11%) Security Cleared
5 57 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (2.57%) SC Cleared
7 42 (2.40%) CCNA
7 42 (2.40%) ISEB
8 41 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
9 34 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 27 (1.54%) CCNP
10 27 (1.54%) MCSA
11 25 (1.43%) MCP
12 21 (1.20%) MCITP
12 21 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (1.14%) ISTQB
14 16 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
14 16 (0.91%) MCSD
14 16 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 15 (0.86%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.56%) SLA
2 68 (3.88%) QA
3 25 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.91%) PMO
5 15 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (0.57%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.23%) COBIT
8 4 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.17%) BS25999
10 2 (0.11%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.057%) GPG13
11 1 (0.057%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 392 (22.36%) Active Directory
2 228 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (7.64%) Hyper-V
4 30 (1.71%) Docker
5 26 (1.48%) XenApp
6 20 (1.14%) Firmware
7 18 (1.03%) XenDesktop
8 17 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
9 14 (0.80%) vSphere
10 11 (0.63%) Terminal Services
10 11 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (0.63%) XenServer
11 9 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.46%) VMware ESX
12 8 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.23%) NFS
15 4 (0.23%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 77 (4.39%) SCCM
2 31 (1.77%) Backup Exec
3 30 (1.71%) SCOM
4 24 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (1.37%) Puppet
5 16 (0.91%) NetBackup
6 12 (0.68%) WSUS
7 8 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 6 (0.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 5 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (0.29%) Cisco UCCE
10 5 (0.29%) Kibana
10 5 (0.29%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.23%) EdgeSight
11 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 354 (20.19%) VMware
2 211 (12.04%) Citrix
3 156 (8.90%) Cisco
4 95 (5.42%) Oracle
5 66 (3.76%) IBM
6 63 (3.59%) SAP
7 54 (3.08%) NetApp
8 40 (2.28%) HP
9 33 (1.88%) Google
10 31 (1.77%) JD Edwards
10 31 (1.77%) Xamarin
11 26 (1.48%) EMC
12 24 (1.37%) Red Hat
13 23 (1.31%) Cognos
14 22 (1.25%) Dell
15 20 (1.14%) SolarWinds
16 19 (1.08%) 3PAR
17 17 (0.97%) Symantec
17 17 (0.97%) Veeam
18 16 (0.91%) Apple
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + BONUS + Paid for Certifications
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £43000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £39,489 - 59,235 per year + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + pen/health/25 hols/gym
Posted: 3 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Bluetownonline
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Bluetownonline
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcestershire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Flexi-time, Automation Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £37500 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Bluetownonline
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + perm
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago