Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 764 1,437 1,665
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.22% 21.15% 21.48%
As % of the Vendors category 48.72% 47.84% 48.56%
Number of salaries quoted 695 1,437 1,365
Median annual salary £44,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.11% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £22,200 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £65,950
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% 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 1,568 3,004 3,429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.59% 44.22% 44.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,145 2,462 2,494
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,600
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.63% +6.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -1 305 £50,000 - 82
Warwickshire -3 85 £45,000 -5.76% 16
Staffordshire +2 77 £40,000 +23.08% 29
Solihull 0 68 £44,500 +8.54% 6
Coventry -1 64 £42,500 -13.90% 14
Worcestershire -6 49 £40,000 -2.09% 14
Wolverhampton +1 41 £36,500 -33.64% 7
Shropshire 0 30 £24,362 -35.03% 9
Herefordshire 0 12 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Walsall +2 7 £35,000 -15.66% 1
West Bromwich +1 5 £26,000 +14.29%
Sutton Coldfield +2 1 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Dudley -2 1 £52,500 +84.21% 1
Willenhall - 1 £50,000 -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 365 (47.77%) Azure
2 244 (31.94%) Windows
3 203 (26.57%) Agile Software Development
3 203 (26.57%) Office 365
4 198 (25.92%) SQL
5 181 (23.69%) SQL Server
6 160 (20.94%) C#
7 154 (20.16%) .NET
8 153 (20.03%) Active Directory
9 134 (17.54%) DevOps
10 124 (16.23%) JavaScript
10 124 (16.23%) VMware
11 123 (16.10%) Windows Server
12 114 (14.92%) Microsoft Office
13 112 (14.66%) AWS
14 108 (14.14%) ITIL
15 104 (13.61%) PowerShell
16 85 (11.13%) Business Intelligence
17 84 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
17 84 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
18 83 (10.86%) Cisco
19 79 (10.34%) MVC
20 77 (10.08%) Finance
20 77 (10.08%) SharePoint
21 76 (9.95%) Microsoft Certification
22 69 (9.03%) .NET Framework
23 67 (8.77%) Degree
23 67 (8.77%) CSS
24 64 (8.38%) Power Platform
25 63 (8.25%) HTML

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 77 (10.08%) SharePoint
2 38 (4.97%) IIS
2 38 (4.97%) MS Exchange
3 29 (3.80%) CMS
4 28 (3.66%) Confluence
5 20 (2.62%) Umbraco
6 15 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (1.70%) WebSphere
8 11 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.92%) GlassFish
9 7 (0.92%) JBoss
9 7 (0.92%) Sitefinity
10 5 (0.65%) WordPress
11 4 (0.52%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.52%) Kentico
11 4 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.52%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 114 (14.92%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (5.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (3.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (2.49%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (1.44%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.39%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 22 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (2.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.92%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (0.92%) Magento
3 7 (0.92%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.52%) Bond Adapt
4 4 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.26%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.13%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 365 (47.77%) Azure
2 203 (26.57%) Office 365
3 112 (14.66%) AWS
4 64 (8.38%) Power Platform
5 41 (5.37%) GitHub
6 38 (4.97%) Dynamics 365
7 36 (4.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 28 (3.66%) PaaS
9 22 (2.88%) IaaS
10 21 (2.75%) Power Automate
11 16 (2.09%) Azure Data Factory
11 16 (2.09%) PowerApps
12 14 (1.83%) SaaS
13 11 (1.44%) Azure Stack
14 10 (1.31%) GCP
14 10 (1.31%) OneDrive
14 10 (1.31%) Smartsheet
15 9 (1.18%) Logic Apps
15 9 (1.18%) Serverless
16 7 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 53 (6.94%) Firewall
2 37 (4.84%) DNS
3 35 (4.58%) VPN
4 34 (4.45%) TCP/IP
5 32 (4.19%) WAN
6 31 (4.06%) DHCP
6 31 (4.06%) LAN
7 30 (3.93%) SAN
8 18 (2.36%) VoIP
8 18 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (2.23%) VLAN
10 15 (1.96%) iSCSI
11 10 (1.31%) Remote Desktop
11 10 (1.31%) WebEx
12 9 (1.18%) Internet
12 9 (1.18%) Network Security
12 9 (1.18%) Wireless
13 7 (0.92%) Fibre Channel
14 6 (0.79%) NetScaler
14 6 (0.79%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (23.69%) SQL Server
2 49 (6.41%) Power BI
3 39 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
5 30 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (3.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (2.23%) Azure SQL Database
7 17 (2.23%) NoSQL
8 14 (1.83%) Data Lake
9 11 (1.44%) MySQL
10 10 (1.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (1.05%) GIS
12 8 (1.05%) MongoDB
13 7 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.92%) Relational Database
14 6 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
16 4 (0.52%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 55 (7.20%) Git (software)
2 41 (5.37%) Jenkins
3 33 (4.32%) JIRA
4 20 (2.62%) TeamCity
4 20 (2.62%) Visual Studio
5 17 (2.23%) Selenium
6 15 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (1.57%) Artifactory
9 10 (1.31%) GitLab
10 9 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (0.92%) Apache Archiva
11 7 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.92%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.92%) JUnit
11 7 (0.92%) Mockito
11 7 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.79%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.52%) Postman
General
1 77 (10.08%) Finance
2 55 (7.20%) Public Sector
3 31 (4.06%) Multimedia
4 26 (3.40%) Law
5 23 (3.01%) Digital Economy
5 23 (3.01%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.62%) Retail
7 16 (2.09%) Back Office
8 15 (1.96%) Marketing
9 14 (1.83%) Games
10 10 (1.31%) Automotive
11 9 (1.18%) Publishing
12 8 (1.05%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.79%) Police
14 4 (0.52%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.52%) Front Office
14 4 (0.52%) Legal
14 4 (0.52%) Local Government
15 3 (0.39%) Advertising
16 1 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 177 (23.17%) Developer
2 93 (12.17%) Analyst
3 74 (9.69%) IT Engineer
4 57 (7.46%) Support Engineer
5 53 (6.94%) Azure Engineer
6 49 (6.41%) Software Developer
7 46 (6.02%) IT Support
8 43 (5.63%) .NET Developer
8 43 (5.63%) Support Analyst
9 35 (4.58%) Consultant
10 34 (4.45%) Architect
11 31 (4.06%) IT Support Engineer
12 29 (3.80%) Senior Developer
13 28 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 25 (3.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 24 (3.14%) DevOps Engineer
16 23 (3.01%) Azure Architect
16 23 (3.01%) Trainee
17 22 (2.88%) Desktop Support
18 21 (2.75%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (20.16%) .NET
2 69 (9.03%) .NET Framework
3 67 (8.77%) CSS
4 63 (8.25%) HTML
4 63 (8.25%) jQuery
5 60 (7.85%) ASP.NET
6 54 (7.07%) AngularJS
7 42 (5.50%) REST
8 40 (5.24%) React
9 36 (4.71%) Web Services
10 32 (4.19%) Entity Framework
11 24 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (2.49%) .NET Core
12 19 (2.49%) ASP.NET Web API
12 19 (2.49%) RESTful
13 18 (2.36%) Ajax
13 18 (2.36%) Vue.js
14 17 (2.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 16 (2.09%) JSON
16 15 (1.96%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.10%) Management Information System
2 39 (5.10%) Self-Motivation
3 34 (4.45%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (2.75%) Clustering
5 19 (2.49%) Replication
6 15 (1.96%) Data Centre
6 15 (1.96%) Driving Licence
7 14 (1.83%) Mobile App
7 14 (1.83%) Public Cloud
8 12 (1.57%) Virtual Team
9 11 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.31%) User Experience
11 7 (0.92%) AS400
12 6 (0.79%) DataPower
12 6 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.79%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.79%) Social Media
13 5 (0.65%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.52%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 244 (31.94%) Windows
2 123 (16.10%) Windows Server
3 54 (7.07%) Linux
4 49 (6.41%) Windows 10
5 30 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (3.93%) Windows Server 2016
6 18 (2.36%) Windows 7
6 18 (2.36%) Windows Server 2019
7 15 (1.96%) Unix
8 12 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.31%) Android
10 9 (1.18%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.65%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.39%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.39%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.13%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (26.57%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (17.54%) DevOps
3 108 (14.14%) ITIL
4 85 (11.13%) Business Intelligence
5 84 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
6 79 (10.34%) MVC
7 61 (7.98%) Migration
8 56 (7.33%) Project Delivery
9 54 (7.07%) Project Management
9 54 (7.07%) Test Automation
10 50 (6.54%) Analytics
11 46 (6.02%) Scrum
11 46 (6.02%) Service Management
11 46 (6.02%) Software Engineering
12 43 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
13 38 (4.97%) Change Management
14 37 (4.84%) ERP
14 37 (4.84%) SDLC
15 36 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 36 (4.71%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 198 (25.92%) SQL
2 160 (20.94%) C#
3 124 (16.23%) JavaScript
4 104 (13.61%) PowerShell
5 50 (6.54%) Python
6 46 (6.02%) T-SQL
7 35 (4.58%) Java
8 14 (1.83%) PHP
9 13 (1.70%) TypeScript
10 12 (1.57%) C++
10 12 (1.57%) VB
11 10 (1.31%) Perl
12 9 (1.18%) Go
12 9 (1.18%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.05%) C
14 7 (0.92%) Java 8
15 4 (0.52%) R
15 4 (0.52%) VB6
15 4 (0.52%) VBA
16 3 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (9.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (8.77%) Degree
3 42 (5.50%) MCSE
4 33 (4.32%) Security Cleared
5 30 (3.93%) A+ Certification
6 27 (3.53%) SC Cleared
7 26 (3.40%) MCSA
8 21 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 16 (2.09%) CCNA
9 16 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 9 (1.18%) NCDA
11 9 (1.18%) NCIE
12 8 (1.05%) HNC
13 7 (0.92%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.92%) MCDST
13 7 (0.92%) Network+ Certification
14 6 (0.79%) CCENT
14 6 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (0.52%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.19%) GDPR
2 31 (4.06%) SLA
3 19 (2.49%) QA
4 7 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.39%) COBIT
5 3 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.39%) NIST
6 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.26%) PMO
7 1 (0.13%) BS25999
7 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.13%) IFRS
7 1 (0.13%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 153 (20.03%) Active Directory
2 84 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (7.98%) Hyper-V
4 55 (7.20%) Docker
5 29 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (2.88%) XenApp
7 19 (2.49%) vSphere
8 15 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (1.18%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.05%) BitLocker
10 8 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.65%) NFS
12 5 (0.65%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.52%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.39%) Firmware
14 3 (0.39%) pfSense
15 1 (0.13%) vCloud
15 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (5.37%) Terraform
2 39 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (4.97%) Kubernetes
4 32 (4.19%) Puppet
5 31 (4.06%) SCCM
6 30 (3.93%) Ansible
7 28 (3.66%) Microsoft Intune
8 21 (2.75%) Microsoft Clustering
9 12 (1.57%) Rancher
10 10 (1.31%) WSUS
11 6 (0.79%) Backup Exec
11 6 (0.79%) SCOM
12 5 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.65%) vRealize
13 4 (0.52%) CSIRT
13 4 (0.52%) vCenter Server
14 3 (0.39%) Control-M
14 3 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
15 2 (0.26%) Nessus
16 1 (0.13%) MIIS
Vendors
1 124 (16.23%) VMware
2 83 (10.86%) Cisco
3 56 (7.33%) Oracle
4 51 (6.68%) Citrix
5 46 (6.02%) IBM
6 26 (3.40%) Veeam
7 23 (3.01%) NetApp
8 18 (2.36%) HP
9 15 (1.96%) HubSpot
10 14 (1.83%) Dell
10 14 (1.83%) Google
10 14 (1.83%) ServiceNow
11 12 (1.57%) Apple
12 11 (1.44%) Fortinet
13 10 (1.31%) SAP
14 9 (1.18%) Meraki
15 8 (1.05%) McAfee
15 8 (1.05%) TOWER Software
16 7 (0.92%) EnterpriseDB
17 6 (0.79%) Sophos