Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,101 1,932 1,725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.44% 18.43% 16.69%
As % of the Vendors category 44.46% 39.86% 37.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,686 1,549 1,688
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,750
90th Percentile £59,875 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 4,726 4,847 4,655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 48.23% 46.25% 45.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3,558 3,624 3,908
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,749 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.61% +3.89% -

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +1 912 £45,000 +12.50% 99
Staffordshire +6 266 £35,000 -4.11% 42
Coventry +7 248 £42,500 - 52
Warwickshire +2 185 £35,000 -4.44% 33
Solihull +3 123 £36,875 +8.46% 21
Shropshire +1 96 £35,000 +25.00% 13
Wolverhampton +7 68 £34,000 +58.14% 18
Worcestershire -6 63 £30,000 -4.76% 33
Sutton Coldfield +1 25 £42,500 +57.41% 9
Walsall -1 18 £50,000 +58.73% 6
Herefordshire -7 15 £50,000 +17.65% 4
Halesowen -37 5 £26,500 -26.39% 3
West Bromwich -8 4 £50,000 +38.89% 4
Dudley 0 2 £30,000 +15.38% 1
Smethwick -1 2 £50,000 +185.71% 1
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 680 (32.37%) Windows
2 605 (28.80%) SQL
3 565 (26.89%) SQL Server
4 493 (23.47%) .NET
5 480 (22.85%) C#
6 408 (19.42%) Active Directory
7 398 (18.94%) VMware
8 352 (16.75%) Windows Server
9 343 (16.33%) ITIL
10 324 (15.42%) Microsoft Office
11 310 (14.75%) Microsoft Azure
12 300 (14.28%) Finance
13 294 (13.99%) JavaScript
14 291 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
15 278 (13.23%) VMware Infrastructure
16 259 (12.33%) HTML
17 258 (12.28%) CSS
18 255 (12.14%) ASP.NET
19 239 (11.38%) Citrix
20 235 (11.19%) Hyper-V
21 227 (10.80%) Office 365
22 219 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
22 219 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
23 210 (10.00%) MVC
24 200 (9.52%) Data Centre
25 195 (9.28%) Project Management
26 189 (9.00%) Degree
27 179 (8.52%) MS Exchange
28 174 (8.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 168 (8.00%) 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
1 179 (8.52%) MS Exchange
2 168 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 66 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 60 (2.86%) IIS
5 51 (2.43%) Skype for Business
6 36 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
7 35 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 26 (1.24%) Apache
9 20 (0.95%) CMS
10 19 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
11 17 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
12 14 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
13 13 (0.62%) SAS
14 10 (0.48%) Confluence
15 9 (0.43%) OpenEdge
15 9 (0.43%) Umbraco
16 7 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
16 7 (0.33%) Tomcat
17 6 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
18 5 (0.24%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 324 (15.42%) Microsoft Office
2 153 (7.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
4 39 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.19%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.19%) CATIA
7 4 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.19%) RoboHelp
7 4 (0.19%) Snagit
7 4 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.19%) SPSS
8 2 (0.095%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.048%) Houdini
9 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.048%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 113 (5.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 105 (5.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 75 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.48%) BPCS
5 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.19%) ENOVIA
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.19%) SAP EWM
6 4 (0.19%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
7 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.14%) Primavera
7 3 (0.14%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 310 (14.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 227 (10.80%) Office 365
3 73 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
4 71 (3.38%) Dynamics 365
5 51 (2.43%) IaaS
6 49 (2.33%) PaaS
7 40 (1.90%) SaaS
8 20 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
9 13 (0.62%) Serverless
10 10 (0.48%) Bluemix
10 10 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
11 8 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (0.38%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 8 (0.38%) Google Play
12 7 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
13 6 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.29%) npm
14 5 (0.24%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 145 (6.90%) Firewall
2 106 (5.05%) SAN
3 95 (4.52%) WAN
4 94 (4.47%) LAN
5 72 (3.43%) DNS
6 71 (3.38%) TCP/IP
7 47 (2.24%) DHCP
8 46 (2.19%) Skype
9 38 (1.81%) NetScaler
10 33 (1.57%) Network Security
11 29 (1.38%) VPN
12 27 (1.29%) Internet
12 27 (1.29%) NAS
13 24 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
14 23 (1.09%) VLAN
15 17 (0.81%) iSCSI
16 16 (0.76%) VoIP
17 14 (0.67%) Extranet
18 13 (0.62%) Fibre Channel
18 13 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 565 (26.89%) SQL Server
2 174 (8.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 150 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 86 (4.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 66 (3.14%) Power BI
6 63 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 60 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
8 52 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 45 (2.14%) NoSQL
10 40 (1.90%) Relational Database
11 31 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
12 30 (1.43%) Big Data
13 29 (1.38%) MySQL
14 26 (1.24%) MongoDB
14 26 (1.24%) OLAP
15 20 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
15 20 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
15 20 (0.95%) Oracle Database
16 19 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
17 18 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 107 (5.09%) Visual Studio
2 70 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (2.43%) Git (software)
4 32 (1.52%) JIRA
5 27 (1.29%) TeamCity
6 23 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
7 18 (0.86%) NuGet
7 18 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
8 11 (0.52%) eCATT
8 11 (0.52%) LSMW
8 11 (0.52%) MSI
9 10 (0.48%) Jenkins
9 10 (0.48%) JSUnit
10 9 (0.43%) Android Studio
10 9 (0.43%) Selenium
10 9 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 8 (0.38%) InstallShield
11 8 (0.38%) Xcode
12 6 (0.29%) gulp
12 6 (0.29%) MorphX
General
1 300 (14.28%) Finance
2 140 (6.66%) Retail
3 139 (6.62%) Advertising
4 100 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 46 (2.19%) Marketing
6 37 (1.76%) Telecoms
7 35 (1.67%) Legal
8 33 (1.57%) Automotive
9 24 (1.14%) Banking
10 21 (1.00%) Publishing
11 16 (0.76%) Billing
12 14 (0.67%) Games
13 11 (0.52%) Law
14 10 (0.48%) Back Office
15 7 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.24%) Electronics
16 5 (0.24%) Local Government
17 3 (0.14%) Front Office
17 3 (0.14%) Investment Banking
18 2 (0.095%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 516 (24.56%) Developer
2 367 (17.47%) Analyst
3 221 (10.52%) Consultant
4 216 (10.28%) .NET Developer
5 163 (7.76%) C# Developer
6 138 (6.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 125 (5.95%) Support Analyst
8 114 (5.43%) Support Engineer
9 106 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 102 (4.85%) Architect
11 89 (4.24%) ASP.NET Developer
12 86 (4.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 81 (3.86%) SQL Developer
14 80 (3.81%) Senior Developer
15 79 (3.76%) IT Support
16 74 (3.52%) Project Manager
17 68 (3.24%) 1st Line Support
18 67 (3.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 62 (2.95%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
19 62 (2.95%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 493 (23.47%) .NET
2 259 (12.33%) HTML
3 258 (12.28%) CSS
4 255 (12.14%) ASP.NET
5 129 (6.14%) AngularJS
6 112 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 94 (4.47%) jQuery
8 90 (4.28%) ASP.NET Web API
9 84 (4.00%) .NET Framework
10 75 (3.57%) Web Services
11 63 (3.00%) XML
12 61 (2.90%) Entity Framework
13 53 (2.52%) HTML5
14 41 (1.95%) WCF
15 40 (1.90%) CSS3
15 40 (1.90%) Node.js
16 32 (1.52%) JSON
16 32 (1.52%) SOAP
17 24 (1.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 23 (1.09%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 200 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 159 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (3.00%) Computer Science
4 54 (2.57%) Management Information System
5 45 (2.14%) Clustering
6 44 (2.09%) Public Cloud
7 43 (2.05%) Enterprise Storage
8 42 (2.00%) Driving Licence
9 30 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
10 25 (1.19%) Fintech
11 22 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (0.95%) User Experience
12 20 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
13 17 (0.81%) Replication
14 14 (0.67%) Robotics
15 13 (0.62%) NHS
16 11 (0.52%) Analytical Mindset
16 11 (0.52%) LIMS
17 10 (0.48%) iPad
18 9 (0.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 680 (32.37%) Windows
2 352 (16.75%) Windows Server
3 167 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 163 (7.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 103 (4.90%) Linux
6 102 (4.85%) Windows 7
7 99 (4.71%) Windows 10
8 62 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (1.95%) Windows 8
10 36 (1.71%) Android
11 26 (1.24%) Unix
12 22 (1.05%) Apple iOS
12 22 (1.05%) Windows XP
13 15 (0.71%) CentOS
14 13 (0.62%) Windows Vista
15 8 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.33%) OS/400
17 6 (0.29%) Debian
17 6 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (16.33%) ITIL
2 291 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
3 219 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
4 210 (10.00%) MVC
5 195 (9.28%) Project Management
6 156 (7.43%) CRM
7 144 (6.85%) Service Delivery
8 130 (6.19%) Service Management
9 128 (6.09%) Change Management
10 121 (5.76%) Presales
11 94 (4.47%) ERP
12 93 (4.43%) Continuous Improvement
13 86 (4.09%) Web Development
14 82 (3.90%) PRINCE2
14 82 (3.90%) SDLC
14 82 (3.90%) Test Automation
15 78 (3.71%) Migration
16 77 (3.66%) Line Management
17 74 (3.52%) Analytics
18 71 (3.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 605 (28.80%) SQL
2 480 (22.85%) C#
3 294 (13.99%) JavaScript
4 133 (6.33%) PowerShell
5 112 (5.33%) T-SQL
6 72 (3.43%) VB.NET
7 60 (2.86%) C
8 59 (2.81%) Java
9 31 (1.48%) Python
10 30 (1.43%) VBA
11 28 (1.33%) TypeScript
12 27 (1.29%) VB
13 26 (1.24%) VBScript
14 25 (1.19%) PL/SQL
15 20 (0.95%) ABAP
15 20 (0.95%) C++
16 19 (0.90%) X++
17 18 (0.86%) Bash Shell
18 15 (0.71%) PHP
19 14 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 219 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 189 (9.00%) Degree
3 109 (5.19%) MCSE
4 69 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 66 (3.14%) Security Cleared
6 57 (2.71%) MCSA
7 52 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
8 51 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
9 48 (2.28%) Citrix Certification
10 43 (2.05%) MCITP
11 37 (1.76%) MCP
12 32 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
12 32 (1.52%) SC Cleared
13 26 (1.24%) CCNA
14 23 (1.09%) CCA
15 21 (1.00%) ISEB
16 19 (0.90%) A+ Certification
17 17 (0.81%) CCNP
18 16 (0.76%) Network+ Certification
19 15 (0.71%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.14%) SLA
2 40 (1.90%) QA
3 21 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 18 (0.86%) PMO
5 10 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.38%) COBIT
8 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.095%) GDPR
9 2 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.048%) BS25999
10 1 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.048%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.048%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.048%) MISRA
System Software
1 408 (19.42%) Active Directory
2 278 (13.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 235 (11.19%) Hyper-V
4 69 (3.28%) XenApp
5 65 (3.09%) vSphere
6 52 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
7 44 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 43 (2.05%) XenDesktop
9 27 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
10 20 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
11 15 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (0.57%) Docker
13 9 (0.43%) Terminal Services
13 9 (0.43%) UAG
13 9 (0.43%) VirtualBox
14 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.24%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.24%) iptables
15 5 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 112 (5.33%) SCCM
2 45 (2.14%) SCOM
3 43 (2.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 36 (1.71%) WSUS
5 32 (1.52%) Backup Exec
6 31 (1.48%) vCenter Server
7 30 (1.43%) Ansible
7 30 (1.43%) SCVMM
8 27 (1.29%) Puppet
9 26 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
10 24 (1.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 17 (0.81%) SCOrch
12 15 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
12 15 (0.71%) vMotion
13 13 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 13 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
14 12 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
15 7 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (0.33%) MOM
15 7 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 398 (18.94%) VMware
2 239 (11.38%) Citrix
3 122 (5.81%) Cisco
4 96 (4.57%) Oracle
5 72 (3.43%) SAP
6 65 (3.09%) HP
7 58 (2.76%) NetApp
8 53 (2.52%) Veeam
9 49 (2.33%) Capita
10 42 (2.00%) Dell
11 38 (1.81%) Apple
12 35 (1.67%) IBM
13 28 (1.33%) EqualLogic
14 27 (1.29%) Ivanti
15 25 (1.19%) Google
15 25 (1.19%) SolarWinds
16 24 (1.14%) Juniper
17 23 (1.09%) Red Hat
18 22 (1.05%) EMC
19 21 (1.00%) Tableau