Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,135 1,786 1,939
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.56% 18.31% 16.14%
As % of the Vendors category 46.83% 42.00% 35.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,631 1,511 1,657
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 4,559 4,252 5,434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 48.17% 43.59% 45.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3,292 3,285 4,219
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £48,875 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.89% +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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +2 909 £47,500 +11.76% 74
Coventry +4 287 £44,000 +3.53% 19
Staffordshire +1 189 £35,000 -4.76% 29
Warwickshire -3 138 £42,500 +21.43% 34
Solihull +9 116 £37,500 +5.63% 13
Worcestershire +6 114 £35,435 -10.29% 40
Wolverhampton +2 78 £34,000 -6.85% 9
Shropshire +8 56 £26,000 -30.67% 20
Sutton Coldfield +16 31 £31,500 -13.10% 6
Walsall +2 22 £50,000 +58.73% 3
Dudley -2 12 £23,000 -3.16% 1
Herefordshire -9 9 £53,750 +43.33% 5
Halesowen -9 7 £22,250 -36.43% 4
West Bromwich +3 3 £30,500 -27.38% 2
Wednesbury 0 3 £26,500 -
Smethwick - 2 £50,000 - 1
Kingswinford - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 675 (31.62%) SQL
2 626 (29.32%) Windows
3 517 (24.22%) C#
4 516 (24.17%) SQL Server
5 500 (23.42%) .NET
6 426 (19.95%) Active Directory
7 420 (19.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 381 (17.85%) VMware
9 363 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
10 349 (16.35%) ITIL
11 316 (14.80%) Microsoft Office
12 314 (14.71%) Finance
13 309 (14.47%) JavaScript
14 306 (14.33%) Windows Server
15 271 (12.69%) CRM
16 265 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
17 245 (11.48%) Dynamics CRM
17 245 (11.48%) Degree
18 235 (11.01%) Office 365
19 234 (10.96%) Data Centre
20 233 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
21 229 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
22 227 (10.63%) Advertising
23 224 (10.49%) Service Delivery
24 215 (10.07%) Citrix
25 209 (9.79%) Microsoft Certification
26 204 (9.56%) Hyper-V
27 203 (9.51%) ASP.NET
28 200 (9.37%) HTML
29 193 (9.04%) SharePoint

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
1 193 (9.04%) SharePoint
2 173 (8.10%) MS Exchange
3 71 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 67 (3.14%) BizTalk Server
5 46 (2.15%) IIS
6 33 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 30 (1.41%) Skype for Business
8 14 (0.66%) CMS
9 13 (0.61%) Confluence
10 11 (0.52%) Apache
10 11 (0.52%) SAS
11 10 (0.47%) NetWeaver
11 10 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.37%) JBoss
12 8 (0.37%) OpenEdge
12 8 (0.37%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.28%) Anypoint
15 5 (0.23%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 316 (14.80%) Microsoft Office
2 180 (8.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 79 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
5 30 (1.41%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.33%) Simulink
8 6 (0.28%) Stateflow
8 6 (0.28%) TargetLink
9 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.14%) CATIA
9 3 (0.14%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.14%) Moqups
9 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.047%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.047%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 245 (11.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 131 (6.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 117 (5.48%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.37%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.28%) BPCS
7 6 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.23%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.14%) ENOVIA
9 3 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.094%) Dynamics SL
10 2 (0.094%) iTrent
10 2 (0.094%) Lawson
10 2 (0.094%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.094%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.094%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.094%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.047%) Aareon QL
11 1 (0.047%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 420 (19.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 235 (11.01%) Office 365
3 174 (8.15%) Dynamics 365
4 115 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
5 102 (4.78%) IaaS
6 85 (3.98%) PaaS
7 53 (2.48%) Serverless
8 45 (2.11%) Azure Data Factory
9 41 (1.92%) SaaS
10 30 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
11 25 (1.17%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 11 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (0.47%) Google Analytics
14 9 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
15 8 (0.37%) Bluemix
16 7 (0.33%) Mimecast
17 6 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
17 6 (0.28%) GitHub
18 5 (0.23%) iPaaS
19 4 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 121 (5.67%) Firewall
2 98 (4.59%) WAN
3 90 (4.22%) LAN
4 65 (3.04%) DNS
5 60 (2.81%) Internet
6 58 (2.72%) TCP/IP
7 55 (2.58%) VPN
8 54 (2.53%) SAN
9 47 (2.20%) NetScaler
10 46 (2.15%) DHCP
11 36 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
12 32 (1.50%) VLAN
12 32 (1.50%) Wireless
13 23 (1.08%) MPLS
14 22 (1.03%) VoIP
15 21 (0.98%) Network Security
16 20 (0.94%) Skype
17 17 (0.80%) Cisco Wireless
18 15 (0.70%) Cisco Firepower
18 15 (0.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 516 (24.17%) SQL Server
2 190 (8.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 141 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 108 (5.06%) Power BI
5 94 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 84 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
7 70 (3.28%) Relational Database
8 56 (2.62%) Data Lake
9 50 (2.34%) NoSQL
10 49 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
10 49 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
11 42 (1.97%) Big Data
12 33 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
13 28 (1.31%) Cosmos DB
13 28 (1.31%) MySQL
14 27 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
15 20 (0.94%) Oracle Database
16 18 (0.84%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 17 (0.80%) HDInsight
17 17 (0.80%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 144 (6.74%) Visual Studio
2 96 (4.50%) Git (software)
3 62 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 49 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
5 25 (1.17%) JIRA
6 20 (0.94%) Jenkins
7 18 (0.84%) TeamCity
8 15 (0.70%) Android Studio
9 14 (0.66%) MSI
9 14 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 13 (0.61%) WiX
11 12 (0.56%) Selenium
12 10 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
14 8 (0.37%) Bitbucket
14 8 (0.37%) JSUnit
15 7 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (0.33%) Ranorex
15 7 (0.33%) SoapUI
15 7 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 314 (14.71%) Finance
2 227 (10.63%) Advertising
3 115 (5.39%) Retail
4 91 (4.26%) Manufacturing
5 60 (2.81%) Marketing
6 41 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 38 (1.78%) Legal
8 30 (1.41%) Automotive
9 24 (1.12%) Banking
10 15 (0.70%) Publishing
11 14 (0.66%) Games
12 11 (0.52%) Law
13 9 (0.42%) Electronics
14 8 (0.37%) Back Office
15 6 (0.28%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.14%) Billing
16 3 (0.14%) Local Government
17 2 (0.094%) French Language
17 2 (0.094%) General Ledger
17 2 (0.094%) German Language
Job Titles
1 489 (22.90%) Developer
2 326 (15.27%) Consultant
3 302 (14.15%) Analyst
4 135 (6.32%) .NET Developer
5 129 (6.04%) Support Analyst
6 118 (5.53%) Architect
7 110 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 99 (4.64%) Support Engineer
9 96 (4.50%) C# Developer
10 94 (4.40%) IT Support
11 76 (3.56%) Applications Support
12 75 (3.51%) Microsoft Consultant
13 73 (3.42%) IT Manager
14 71 (3.33%) Microsoft Developer
15 67 (3.14%) C# .NET Developer
16 66 (3.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 64 (3.00%) CRM Consultant
18 63 (2.95%) Software Developer
19 61 (2.86%) IT Engineer
20 60 (2.81%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 500 (23.42%) .NET
2 203 (9.51%) ASP.NET
3 200 (9.37%) HTML
4 190 (8.90%) CSS
5 123 (5.76%) ASP.NET Web API
6 112 (5.25%) .NET Framework
7 110 (5.15%) AngularJS
8 107 (5.01%) ASP.NET MVC
9 86 (4.03%) Web Services
10 84 (3.93%) Entity Framework
11 79 (3.70%) WCF
12 65 (3.04%) SOAP
13 62 (2.90%) XML
14 60 (2.81%) jQuery
15 48 (2.25%) JSON
16 37 (1.73%) RESTful
17 34 (1.59%) Angular 2
17 34 (1.59%) Node.js
18 32 (1.50%) HTML5
18 32 (1.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 234 (10.96%) Data Centre
2 178 (8.34%) Self-Motivation
3 148 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
4 96 (4.50%) Computer Science
5 61 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 61 (2.86%) User Experience
6 58 (2.72%) Public Cloud
7 55 (2.58%) Driving Licence
8 40 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
9 36 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (0.98%) Clustering
11 20 (0.94%) Mobile App
12 19 (0.89%) Private Cloud
13 18 (0.84%) Fintech
14 16 (0.75%) Graphic Design
14 16 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
15 13 (0.61%) Client/Server
16 11 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
17 10 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
18 9 (0.42%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 626 (29.32%) Windows
2 306 (14.33%) Windows Server
3 145 (6.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 142 (6.65%) Windows 7
5 140 (6.56%) Windows 10
6 106 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 97 (4.54%) Linux
8 53 (2.48%) Windows 8
9 39 (1.83%) Android
10 30 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (1.36%) Windows XP
12 20 (0.94%) Unix
13 16 (0.75%) Apple iOS
13 16 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (0.70%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.33%) Debian
15 7 (0.33%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
16 6 (0.28%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (16.35%) ITIL
3 271 (12.69%) CRM
4 265 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
5 233 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
6 224 (10.49%) Service Delivery
7 172 (8.06%) Presales
8 165 (7.73%) Project Management
9 163 (7.63%) Software Engineering
10 160 (7.49%) MVC
11 122 (5.71%) Service Management
12 115 (5.39%) ERP
13 109 (5.11%) Analytics
14 98 (4.59%) Change Management
15 93 (4.36%) Web Development
16 92 (4.31%) Scrum
17 91 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
18 82 (3.84%) Customer Requirements
19 79 (3.70%) Mentoring
20 78 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 675 (31.62%) SQL
2 517 (24.22%) C#
3 309 (14.47%) JavaScript
4 149 (6.98%) PowerShell
5 146 (6.84%) T-SQL
6 69 (3.23%) C
7 55 (2.58%) VBScript
8 51 (2.39%) Java
9 31 (1.45%) VB.NET
10 28 (1.31%) TypeScript
11 21 (0.98%) Python
11 21 (0.98%) X++
12 19 (0.89%) VB
13 18 (0.84%) U-SQL
14 15 (0.70%) ABAP
14 15 (0.70%) VBA
15 12 (0.56%) PL/SQL
15 12 (0.56%) R
16 11 (0.52%) C++
17 10 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 245 (11.48%) Degree
2 209 (9.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 120 (5.62%) MCSE
4 99 (4.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 86 (4.03%) Security Cleared
6 60 (2.81%) MCP
7 50 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
8 48 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (1.87%) SC Cleared
10 38 (1.78%) MCSA
11 37 (1.73%) CCNP
12 27 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 25 (1.17%) MCITP
14 23 (1.08%) ACCA
14 23 (1.08%) CCNA
15 20 (0.94%) CIMA
16 16 (0.75%) CISSP
17 15 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
18 14 (0.66%) ISEB
19 12 (0.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (6.32%) SLA
2 33 (1.55%) QA
3 26 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (1.12%) PMO
5 13 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.37%) GDPR
7 6 (0.28%) HAZOP
8 5 (0.23%) COBIT
8 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.094%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.094%) P3O
10 1 (0.047%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.047%) IFRS
10 1 (0.047%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.047%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 1 (0.047%) MISRA
10 1 (0.047%) WCAG
System Software
1 426 (19.95%) Active Directory
2 229 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 204 (9.56%) Hyper-V
4 92 (4.31%) XenApp
5 87 (4.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 80 (3.75%) XenDesktop
7 76 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
8 71 (3.33%) vSphere
9 50 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
10 23 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
11 18 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
12 12 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (0.47%) Docker
14 9 (0.42%) HDFS
14 9 (0.42%) VirtualBox
15 8 (0.37%) BitLocker
16 6 (0.28%) Firmware
17 4 (0.19%) Terminal Services
18 3 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
18 3 (0.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 124 (5.81%) SCCM
2 73 (3.42%) SCVMM
3 51 (2.39%) vCenter Server
4 50 (2.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 44 (2.06%) Microsoft Intune
6 38 (1.78%) vMotion
7 31 (1.45%) SCOrch
8 30 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 25 (1.17%) Backup Exec
10 24 (1.12%) WSUS
11 23 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 21 (0.98%) SCDPM
13 20 (0.94%) SCSM
14 15 (0.70%) QRadar
14 15 (0.70%) WhatsUp Gold
15 14 (0.66%) Puppet
15 14 (0.66%) SCOM
16 12 (0.56%) AirWatch
16 12 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
17 10 (0.47%) Ansible
Vendors
1 381 (17.85%) VMware
2 215 (10.07%) Citrix
3 108 (5.06%) Cisco
4 96 (4.50%) Oracle
5 62 (2.90%) HP
6 60 (2.81%) SAP
7 44 (2.06%) Tableau
8 42 (1.97%) Google
9 36 (1.69%) NetApp
10 35 (1.64%) Capita
10 35 (1.64%) Xamarin
11 33 (1.55%) Ivanti
12 32 (1.50%) SolarWinds
13 31 (1.45%) Apple
13 31 (1.45%) Veeam
14 30 (1.41%) IBM
15 27 (1.26%) Sage
16 25 (1.17%) Red Hat
17 23 (1.08%) F5
17 23 (1.08%) Infor