Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 581 1,543 1,768
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.15% 21.26% 20.46%
As % of the Vendors category 48.38% 46.60% 45.67%
Number of salaries quoted 538 1,504 1,544
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £22,925 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
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 1,201 3,311 3,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.79% 45.62% 44.80%
Number of salaries quoted 903 2,673 2,832
Median annual salary £46,947 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.33% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,525 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,500 £71,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -4 181 £47,500 - 79
Staffordshire +2 91 £45,000 +28.57% 28
Warwickshire +4 87 £45,000 - 12
Solihull 0 65 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Shropshire +15 47 £32,500 +0.24% 8
Coventry -7 39 £44,000 -10.86% 19
Worcestershire -8 29 £43,000 +3.49% 20
Wolverhampton -1 15 £23,750 -52.50% 6
Sutton Coldfield +15 7 £45,000 +7.78%
West Bromwich 0 5 £40,000 +69.31%
Tipton - 2 £40,000 - 1
Dudley +3 1 £52,500 +90.91% 2
Walsall -6 1 £22,000 -47.93% 2
Wednesbury - 1 £21,500 -
Willenhall - 1 £50,000 -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 270 (46.47%) Azure
2 168 (28.92%) SQL Server
3 164 (28.23%) Windows
4 161 (27.71%) SQL
5 157 (27.02%) Agile Software Development
6 143 (24.61%) Office 365
7 142 (24.44%) .NET
8 120 (20.65%) C#
9 117 (20.14%) DevOps
10 116 (19.97%) Active Directory
11 110 (18.93%) ITIL
12 97 (16.70%) JavaScript
13 88 (15.15%) VMware
14 76 (13.08%) Business Intelligence
15 75 (12.91%) Power Platform
16 74 (12.74%) AWS
17 73 (12.56%) Windows Server
18 72 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
19 67 (11.53%) PowerShell
19 67 (11.53%) Git (software)
20 66 (11.36%) MVC
21 64 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
22 61 (10.50%) Finance
23 59 (10.15%) Power BI
24 58 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
25 56 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
26 52 (8.95%) T-SQL
26 52 (8.95%) HTML
26 52 (8.95%) DNS
27 51 (8.78%) ASP.NET

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 47 (8.09%) SharePoint
2 31 (5.34%) MS Exchange
3 23 (3.96%) IIS
4 18 (3.10%) Confluence
5 17 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (2.58%) CMS
7 13 (2.24%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.20%) GlassFish
8 7 (1.20%) JBoss
8 7 (1.20%) Umbraco
9 6 (1.03%) WordPress
10 5 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.86%) Sitefinity
10 5 (0.86%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.69%) Kentico
11 4 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.52%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 64 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.03%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.34%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.24%) Dynamics NAV
2 13 (2.24%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (1.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (1.20%) Magento
4 4 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.34%) Line 500
7 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.17%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 270 (46.47%) Azure
2 143 (24.61%) Office 365
3 75 (12.91%) Power Platform
4 74 (12.74%) AWS
5 34 (5.85%) Dynamics 365
6 28 (4.82%) GitHub
7 20 (3.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 18 (3.10%) PaaS
9 17 (2.93%) SaaS
10 15 (2.58%) IaaS
11 14 (2.41%) PowerApps
12 11 (1.89%) Azure Data Factory
12 11 (1.89%) Serverless
13 10 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (1.72%) Azure Stack
13 10 (1.72%) IBM Cloud
14 9 (1.55%) OneDrive
15 6 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (1.03%) Power Automate
16 5 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 52 (8.95%) DNS
2 49 (8.43%) TCP/IP
3 48 (8.26%) SAN
4 43 (7.40%) DHCP
5 41 (7.06%) Firewall
5 41 (7.06%) LAN
6 34 (5.85%) iSCSI
6 34 (5.85%) WAN
7 27 (4.65%) VPN
8 24 (4.13%) Fibre Channel
9 18 (3.10%) Remote Desktop
10 17 (2.93%) Internet
10 17 (2.93%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (1.72%) VLAN
11 10 (1.72%) Wireless
12 8 (1.38%) VoIP
13 6 (1.03%) Network Security
14 5 (0.86%) Intranet
15 4 (0.69%) NetScaler
16 3 (0.52%) GoToMeeting
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (28.92%) SQL Server
2 59 (10.15%) Power BI
3 46 (7.92%) Data Warehouse
4 42 (7.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (7.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (5.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 19 (3.27%) Data Lake
7 18 (3.10%) BusinessObjects
8 16 (2.75%) MongoDB
8 16 (2.75%) NoSQL
9 13 (2.24%) MySQL
10 12 (2.07%) Crystal Reports
11 9 (1.55%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.38%) Big Data
12 8 (1.38%) GIS
12 8 (1.38%) Snowflake Schema
13 7 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (1.20%) Tableau
14 6 (1.03%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 67 (11.53%) Git (software)
2 32 (5.51%) Jenkins
3 31 (5.34%) JIRA
4 30 (5.16%) Visual Studio
5 12 (2.07%) TeamCity
6 11 (1.89%) Selenium
7 10 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (1.38%) Bitbucket
9 8 (1.38%) GitLab
9 8 (1.38%) Subversion
10 7 (1.20%) Apache Archiva
10 7 (1.20%) Artifactory
10 7 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (1.20%) JUnit
10 7 (1.20%) Mockito
10 7 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.69%) Postman
12 4 (0.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 61 (10.50%) Finance
2 41 (7.06%) Public Sector
3 24 (4.13%) Digital Economy
4 23 (3.96%) Law
5 17 (2.93%) Back Office
5 17 (2.93%) Marketing
6 15 (2.58%) Retail
7 11 (1.89%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.38%) Police
9 7 (1.20%) Games
10 5 (0.86%) Banking
11 4 (0.69%) Advertising
11 4 (0.69%) Legal
11 4 (0.69%) Local Government
12 3 (0.52%) Automotive
12 3 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.17%) Billing
14 1 (0.17%) Housing Association
14 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 145 (24.96%) Developer
2 75 (12.91%) Analyst
3 43 (7.40%) .NET Developer
4 39 (6.71%) Software Developer
5 38 (6.54%) IT Engineer
6 35 (6.02%) Senior Developer
7 32 (5.51%) Azure Engineer
8 27 (4.65%) Architect
8 27 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
9 24 (4.13%) IT Support
10 23 (3.96%) Desktop Support
10 23 (3.96%) Support Analyst
11 21 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 21 (3.61%) Support Engineer
12 20 (3.44%) C# Developer
13 19 (3.27%) Data Engineer
13 19 (3.27%) DevOps Engineer
13 19 (3.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 19 (3.27%) IT Analyst
14 16 (2.75%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (24.44%) .NET
2 52 (8.95%) HTML
3 51 (8.78%) .NET Framework
3 51 (8.78%) ASP.NET
4 47 (8.09%) AngularJS
5 44 (7.57%) CSS
6 43 (7.40%) jQuery
7 31 (5.34%) Entity Framework
8 30 (5.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 29 (4.99%) REST
10 26 (4.48%) .NET Core
10 26 (4.48%) React
11 23 (3.96%) ASP.NET Web API
12 22 (3.79%) Node.js
13 18 (3.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 17 (2.93%) SOAP
14 17 (2.93%) Web Services
15 15 (2.58%) Spring
16 14 (2.41%) JSON
17 13 (2.24%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (6.54%) Data Centre
3 29 (4.99%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (3.79%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.44%) Clustering
6 19 (3.27%) Replication
7 14 (2.41%) Mobile App
8 13 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
8 13 (2.24%) User Experience
9 11 (1.89%) Driving Licence
10 10 (1.72%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.03%) AS400
13 6 (1.03%) DataPower
13 6 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.03%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.86%) NHS
15 4 (0.69%) CMDB
15 4 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 164 (28.23%) Windows
2 73 (12.56%) Windows Server
3 23 (3.96%) Windows 10
4 21 (3.61%) Linux
4 21 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (2.24%) Android
8 12 (2.07%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.38%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.20%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (1.03%) Unix
12 5 (0.86%) HPUX
13 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.17%) VMS
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (27.02%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (20.14%) DevOps
3 110 (18.93%) ITIL
4 76 (13.08%) Business Intelligence
5 66 (11.36%) MVC
6 56 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
7 48 (8.26%) Change Management
8 44 (7.57%) Migration
9 42 (7.23%) Project Management
10 40 (6.88%) Software Engineering
11 37 (6.37%) Mentoring
12 35 (6.02%) CRM
12 35 (6.02%) Test Automation
13 34 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (5.68%) Project Delivery
15 32 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 32 (5.51%) Service Management
16 31 (5.34%) ETL
16 31 (5.34%) TDD
17 29 (4.99%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 161 (27.71%) SQL
2 120 (20.65%) C#
3 97 (16.70%) JavaScript
4 67 (11.53%) PowerShell
5 52 (8.95%) T-SQL
6 20 (3.44%) Java
6 20 (3.44%) Python
7 14 (2.41%) PHP
8 13 (2.24%) TypeScript
9 12 (2.07%) PL/SQL
10 9 (1.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 7 (1.20%) Java 8
11 7 (1.20%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.86%) VB
13 3 (0.52%) C++
13 3 (0.52%) VBScript
14 2 (0.34%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.34%) VB6
14 2 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (8.61%) Degree
3 36 (6.20%) MCSE
4 31 (5.34%) MCSA
5 21 (3.61%) Security Cleared
6 20 (3.44%) SC Cleared
7 14 (2.41%) Server+ Certification
8 13 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.20%) A+ Certification
10 7 (1.20%) CISSP
10 7 (1.20%) HNC
11 6 (1.03%) CISM
11 6 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (1.03%) MCDST
12 5 (0.86%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.86%) CCNA
12 5 (0.86%) CIMA
12 5 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.68%) GDPR
2 19 (3.27%) SLA
3 18 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (2.07%) QA
5 7 (1.20%) Data Quality
6 6 (1.03%) BS25999
6 6 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (1.03%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.52%) NIST
9 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.17%) COBIT
10 1 (0.17%) GMP
10 1 (0.17%) IFRS
10 1 (0.17%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 116 (19.97%) Active Directory
2 58 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (8.78%) Hyper-V
4 31 (5.34%) Docker
5 23 (3.96%) vSphere
5 23 (3.96%) XenApp
6 18 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (2.93%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (2.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 12 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (1.55%) XenDesktop
11 7 (1.20%) BitLocker
11 7 (1.20%) NFS
12 5 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.52%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.17%) vCloud
14 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (4.30%) Kubernetes
2 23 (3.96%) SCCM
3 22 (3.79%) Terraform
4 18 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (2.93%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (2.41%) Microsoft Clustering
7 11 (1.89%) Puppet
8 10 (1.72%) Ansible
8 10 (1.72%) WSUS
9 8 (1.38%) Backup Exec
10 6 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.52%) Control-M
12 3 (0.52%) SCOM
13 1 (0.17%) MIIS
13 1 (0.17%) OPNET
13 1 (0.17%) Packer
13 1 (0.17%) SnapMirror
13 1 (0.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 88 (15.15%) VMware
2 45 (7.75%) Citrix
2 45 (7.75%) Oracle
3 44 (7.57%) Cisco
4 34 (5.85%) IBM
5 28 (4.82%) Veeam
6 25 (4.30%) SAP
7 15 (2.58%) Dell
8 12 (2.07%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.55%) HubSpot
9 9 (1.55%) NetApp
10 8 (1.38%) HP
10 8 (1.38%) Sophos
11 7 (1.20%) Apple
11 7 (1.20%) Google
11 7 (1.20%) McAfee
12 6 (1.03%) Siemens
12 6 (1.03%) Snow
13 5 (0.86%) Palo Alto
13 5 (0.86%) Symantec