Period
to 5 July 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 5 July 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 963 1,677 2,100
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.94% 21.00% 21.65%
As % of the Vendors category 50.47% 44.53% 46.16%
Number of salaries quoted 838 1,443 1,864
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +8.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £73,825 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +4.83%

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 1,908 3,766 4,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 47.44% 47.16% 46.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,534 2,941 3,318
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £23,675
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%

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 5 July 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 5 July 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 -3 287 £50,000 +11.11% 46
Staffordshire +1 147 £37,500 +2.74% 19
Solihull +1 144 £51,000 +1.49% 6
Warwickshire +9 119 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Worcestershire +5 56 £42,500 +28.79% 6
Coventry -9 53 £47,500 - 15
Shropshire +18 43 £33,500 +50.56% 7
Herefordshire +5 31 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Walsall +6 17 £43,750 +6.71%
Sutton Coldfield +6 14 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Wolverhampton 0 7 £75,000 +172.73% 7
Dudley +8 4 £30,000 +27.66% 1
West Bromwich -8 3 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Wednesbury - 2 £38,250 -
Tipton - 2 £40,000 -
Halesowen +4 1 £23,500 -9.62% 1
Brierley Hill +2 1 £32,500 +18.18%
Stourbridge 0 1 £75,000 +219.15% 1
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 413 (42.89%) Azure
2 348 (36.14%) Windows
3 263 (27.31%) SQL
4 232 (24.09%) VMware
5 219 (22.74%) Office 365
6 217 (22.53%) Active Directory
7 216 (22.43%) SQL Server
8 203 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
9 190 (19.73%) .NET
10 171 (17.76%) VMware Infrastructure
11 164 (17.03%) DevOps
12 151 (15.68%) Windows Server
13 146 (15.16%) ITIL
14 145 (15.06%) C#
14 145 (15.06%) Problem-Solving
15 135 (14.02%) Hyper-V
16 124 (12.88%) Citrix
16 124 (12.88%) Finance
17 119 (12.36%) DNS
18 118 (12.25%) PowerShell
19 115 (11.94%) Power Platform
20 114 (11.84%) Microsoft Certification
21 110 (11.42%) MS Exchange
22 100 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
23 96 (9.97%) Firewall
23 96 (9.97%) Power BI
24 94 (9.76%) Microsoft Office
25 93 (9.66%) Cisco
26 92 (9.55%) HTML
27 90 (9.35%) JavaScript

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
1 110 (11.42%) MS Exchange
2 77 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 45 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (2.39%) IIS
6 16 (1.66%) Skype for Business
7 11 (1.14%) Umbraco
8 10 (1.04%) CMS
9 8 (0.83%) Confluence
10 6 (0.62%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.52%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.42%) Apache
13 2 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.21%) SAS
13 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.21%) WordPress
14 1 (0.10%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.10%) Kentico
Applications
1 94 (9.76%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (6.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (3.32%) Microsoft Project
4 23 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.10%) MadCap Flare
7 1 (0.10%) Simulink
7 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 40 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (2.91%) Dynamics NAV
3 14 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.93%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.52%) Magento
6 5 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.31%) Primavera
8 2 (0.21%) Line 500
8 2 (0.21%) MIS ActiveH
8 2 (0.21%) OPENHousing
8 2 (0.21%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.10%) HFM
9 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.10%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 413 (42.89%) Azure
2 219 (22.74%) Office 365
3 115 (11.94%) Power Platform
4 86 (8.93%) AWS
5 58 (6.02%) PaaS
6 56 (5.82%) IaaS
7 53 (5.50%) Dynamics 365
8 37 (3.84%) SaaS
9 29 (3.01%) PowerApps
10 27 (2.80%) Serverless
11 24 (2.49%) Azure Active Directory
12 22 (2.28%) GCP
13 14 (1.45%) GitHub
13 14 (1.45%) OneDrive
14 12 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (1.14%) Power Automate
16 9 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
17 8 (0.83%) AWS CodePipeline
17 8 (0.83%) IBM Cloud
17 8 (0.83%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 119 (12.36%) DNS
2 96 (9.97%) Firewall
3 89 (9.24%) DHCP
4 77 (8.00%) TCP/IP
5 67 (6.96%) VPN
6 58 (6.02%) LAN
6 58 (6.02%) SAN
7 46 (4.78%) WAN
8 38 (3.95%) iSCSI
9 31 (3.22%) Internet
10 30 (3.12%) VLAN
11 23 (2.39%) Skype
12 20 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
13 13 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
14 11 (1.14%) Wireless
15 9 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
16 8 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
17 6 (0.62%) Unified Communications
17 6 (0.62%) VoIP
18 5 (0.52%) GoToMeeting
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (22.43%) SQL Server
2 96 (9.97%) Power BI
3 72 (7.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 69 (7.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 61 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
6 54 (5.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 34 (3.53%) Relational Database
8 29 (3.01%) MySQL
9 26 (2.70%) Data Lake
10 25 (2.60%) Big Data
11 19 (1.97%) BusinessObjects
12 18 (1.87%) Snowflake Schema
13 17 (1.77%) MongoDB
14 12 (1.25%) Cosmos DB
15 11 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
15 11 (1.14%) Oracle Database
16 10 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
17 9 (0.93%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 9 (0.93%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 77 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 39 (4.05%) Visual Studio
3 25 (2.60%) JIRA
4 22 (2.28%) Jenkins
5 15 (1.56%) Selenium
5 15 (1.56%) Subversion
6 14 (1.45%) SpecFlow
7 12 (1.25%) Cypress.io
8 11 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 8 (0.83%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.73%) SoapUI
13 6 (0.62%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.52%) NUnit
15 4 (0.42%) CircleCI
15 4 (0.42%) GitLab
15 4 (0.42%) JMeter
15 4 (0.42%) Mercurial
15 4 (0.42%) Moq
General
1 124 (12.88%) Finance
2 59 (6.13%) Public Sector
3 36 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 24 (2.49%) Games
5 22 (2.28%) Digital Economy
5 22 (2.28%) Law
6 21 (2.18%) Marketing
6 21 (2.18%) Retail
7 18 (1.87%) Back Office
8 14 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.35%) Banking
10 12 (1.25%) Legal
11 10 (1.04%) Automotive
12 5 (0.52%) Billing
12 5 (0.52%) Electronics
13 4 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.31%) Advertising
15 2 (0.21%) Publishing
15 2 (0.21%) Social Housing
16 1 (0.10%) Police
Job Titles
1 171 (17.76%) Developer
2 146 (15.16%) Analyst
3 72 (7.48%) Support Analyst
4 55 (5.71%) Consultant
5 48 (4.98%) .NET Developer
6 47 (4.88%) Administrator
7 44 (4.57%) IT Engineer
7 44 (4.57%) Support Engineer
8 41 (4.26%) IT Support
9 40 (4.15%) Architect
10 39 (4.05%) Senior Developer
11 37 (3.84%) Applications Support
12 35 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 34 (3.53%) Infrastructure Support
14 32 (3.32%) DevOps Engineer
15 28 (2.91%) Software Developer
16 27 (2.80%) Full Stack Developer
16 27 (2.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 26 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
18 25 (2.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (19.73%) .NET
2 92 (9.55%) HTML
3 87 (9.03%) ASP.NET
4 76 (7.89%) CSS
5 58 (6.02%) .NET Framework
6 55 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
7 47 (4.88%) AngularJS
8 43 (4.47%) jQuery
9 38 (3.95%) .NET Core
10 36 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
11 33 (3.43%) Node.js
12 31 (3.22%) HTML5
13 30 (3.12%) React
14 29 (3.01%) Web Services
15 27 (2.80%) Entity Framework
16 20 (2.08%) JSON
16 20 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 15 (1.56%) Ajax
18 13 (1.35%) React Native
19 12 (1.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 83 (8.62%) Data Centre
2 80 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (5.82%) Management Information System
3 56 (5.82%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (4.36%) Enterprise Storage
5 28 (2.91%) Clustering
6 23 (2.39%) Driving Licence
6 23 (2.39%) Replication
7 16 (1.66%) Mobile App
7 16 (1.66%) Public Cloud
8 15 (1.56%) User Experience
9 13 (1.35%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (1.04%) Virtual Team
12 8 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.83%) FMCG
12 8 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (0.73%) Device Driver
13 7 (0.73%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 348 (36.14%) Windows
2 151 (15.68%) Windows Server
3 52 (5.40%) Windows 10
4 50 (5.19%) Linux
5 35 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (3.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (2.08%) Windows Server 2016
8 19 (1.97%) Windows 7
9 16 (1.66%) Unix
10 8 (0.83%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.62%) Android
12 5 (0.52%) HPUX
12 5 (0.52%) SafeRTOS
12 5 (0.52%) VxWorks
13 4 (0.42%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.31%) VMS
14 3 (0.31%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.21%) OpenVMS
15 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (17.03%) DevOps
3 146 (15.16%) ITIL
4 145 (15.06%) Problem-Solving
5 100 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
6 82 (8.52%) Project Management
7 79 (8.20%) Change Management
8 74 (7.68%) MVC
9 68 (7.06%) Decision-Making
10 66 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
11 65 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 63 (6.54%) Process Improvement
13 61 (6.33%) Mentoring
14 60 (6.23%) CRM
15 55 (5.71%) Line Management
16 53 (5.50%) Project Delivery
17 52 (5.40%) Information Security
18 49 (5.09%) TDD
19 48 (4.98%) ETL
20 45 (4.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 263 (27.31%) SQL
2 145 (15.06%) C#
3 118 (12.25%) PowerShell
4 90 (9.35%) JavaScript
5 66 (6.85%) T-SQL
6 36 (3.74%) Python
7 20 (2.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 19 (1.97%) Java
8 19 (1.97%) PHP
8 19 (1.97%) VB.NET
9 17 (1.77%) Bash Shell
10 15 (1.56%) C
11 14 (1.45%) VBScript
12 12 (1.25%) C++
13 10 (1.04%) R
13 10 (1.04%) VB
14 9 (0.93%) TypeScript
15 7 (0.73%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.73%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 114 (11.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (6.65%) MCSE
3 53 (5.50%) Security Cleared
4 51 (5.30%) MCSA
5 49 (5.09%) Degree
6 47 (4.88%) SC Cleared
7 23 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (1.45%) DV Cleared
10 12 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (1.25%) Server+ Certification
11 10 (1.04%) CCNA
11 10 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (0.93%) AWS Certification
13 8 (0.83%) CISSP
14 7 (0.73%) CISM
14 7 (0.73%) MCP
15 6 (0.62%) CCNP
16 5 (0.52%) PMP
16 5 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.71%) SLA
2 40 (4.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (3.84%) GDPR
3 37 (3.84%) QA
4 25 (2.60%) BS25999
4 25 (2.60%) Data Quality
4 25 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 11 (1.14%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.31%) PMO
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.10%) NIST
8 1 (0.10%) P3O
System Software
1 217 (22.53%) Active Directory
2 171 (17.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 135 (14.02%) Hyper-V
4 61 (6.33%) XenApp
5 47 (4.88%) XenDesktop
6 32 (3.32%) vSphere
7 26 (2.70%) BitLocker
8 25 (2.60%) NFS
9 23 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
10 21 (2.18%) Docker
10 21 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 11 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
14 5 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.31%) Firmware
16 2 (0.21%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.21%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.21%) vCloud
16 2 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (4.05%) SCOM
2 38 (3.95%) SCCM
3 32 (3.32%) Backup Exec
4 18 (1.87%) Kubernetes
4 18 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
5 17 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
6 15 (1.56%) Cisco Prime
6 15 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
7 14 (1.45%) Ansible
8 13 (1.35%) Terraform
8 13 (1.35%) WSUS
9 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 8 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.83%) Puppet
9 8 (0.83%) vCenter Server
10 6 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.42%) Rancher
12 2 (0.21%) Packer
12 2 (0.21%) SCDPM
12 2 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 232 (24.09%) VMware
2 124 (12.88%) Citrix
3 93 (9.66%) Cisco
4 60 (6.23%) Dell
5 47 (4.88%) NetApp
6 46 (4.78%) Veeam
7 42 (4.36%) Oracle
8 33 (3.43%) SAP
9 26 (2.70%) McAfee
9 26 (2.70%) Sophos
10 23 (2.39%) EqualLogic
11 19 (1.97%) Juniper
12 16 (1.66%) HP
13 15 (1.56%) Google
13 15 (1.56%) SolarWinds
13 15 (1.56%) Tableau
14 12 (1.25%) IBM
15 11 (1.14%) Symantec
16 10 (1.04%) Palo Alto
17 7 (0.73%) Snow