Period
to 12 June 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 12 June 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
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 1 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,454 1,030 1,637
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.96% 23.95% 21.13%
As % of the Vendors category 55.24% 51.24% 44.78%
Number of salaries quoted 943 825 1,295
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,500 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
75th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £56,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 2,632 2,010 3,656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.18% 46.74% 47.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,861 1,621 2,819
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +2.04%

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 12 June 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 12 June 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 0 552 £52,500 +5.00% 151
Staffordshire +1 169 £30,250 -12.32% 34
Solihull 0 135 £41,000 -11.83% 14
Coventry +10 112 £37,500 -16.67% 23
Worcestershire -2 100 £37,500 -11.76% 27
Warwickshire -6 83 £52,500 +16.67% 21
Wolverhampton +1 74 £45,000 -15.89% 10
Herefordshire +1 43 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Shropshire -2 37 £40,000 +19.40% 17
Walsall +2 19 £40,000 +14.29% 5
West Bromwich +7 13 £52,500 +23.53% 1
Halesowen +1 6 £25,000 +6.38% 1
Dudley -8 5 £32,500 +16.07% 2
Wednesbury 0 4 £23,000 -58.18% 2
Stourbridge 0 1 £42,500 -43.33% 1
Sutton Coldfield -3 1 £47,500 +5.56%
Bilston - 1 £39,000 -
Willenhall - 1 £37,500 -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 12 June 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.

1 563 (38.72%) Azure
2 415 (28.54%) Windows
3 382 (26.27%) SQL
4 369 (25.38%) Social Skills
5 341 (23.45%) C#
6 313 (21.53%) Microsoft 365
7 300 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
8 293 (20.15%) SQL Server
9 267 (18.36%) Active Directory
10 253 (17.40%) .NET
11 237 (16.30%) VMware
12 233 (16.02%) Cybersecurity
12 233 (16.02%) CSS
13 229 (15.75%) HTML
14 216 (14.86%) Windows Server
15 202 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
16 197 (13.55%) Oracle
17 192 (13.20%) JavaScript
18 185 (12.72%) Cisco
19 171 (11.76%) DevOps
20 170 (11.69%) Microsoft Office
21 162 (11.14%) Web Development
22 156 (10.73%) PowerShell
22 156 (10.73%) Power Platform
23 153 (10.52%) Java
24 146 (10.04%) ITIL
24 146 (10.04%) Finance
25 142 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
26 139 (9.56%) VMware Infrastructure
27 136 (9.35%) AWS

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
1 130 (8.94%) SharePoint
2 77 (5.30%) MS Exchange
3 52 (3.58%) IIS
4 17 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (1.10%) CMS
6 15 (1.03%) Confluence
6 15 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (1.03%) Umbraco
7 8 (0.55%) SAS
8 7 (0.48%) WordPress
9 6 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.41%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.21%) Apache
12 3 (0.21%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.14%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.069%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 170 (11.69%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (5.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
5 26 (1.79%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.21%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 56 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 14 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
4 11 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.55%) Magento
6 5 (0.34%) SAP HCM
6 5 (0.34%) Sentinel
6 5 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 4 (0.28%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.14%) Bond Adapt
9 2 (0.14%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.14%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.069%) Maximo
10 1 (0.069%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.069%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 563 (38.72%) Azure
2 313 (21.53%) Microsoft 365
3 156 (10.73%) Power Platform
4 136 (9.35%) AWS
5 99 (6.81%) Dynamics 365
6 65 (4.47%) PowerApps
7 64 (4.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 53 (3.65%) Power Automate
9 44 (3.03%) IaaS
9 44 (3.03%) PaaS
10 42 (2.89%) Azure Logic Apps
11 40 (2.75%) Azure Data Factory
12 36 (2.48%) Serverless
13 23 (1.58%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 20 (1.38%) Azure Key Vault
14 20 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
15 18 (1.24%) Azure Functions
16 17 (1.17%) GitHub
17 16 (1.10%) Azure Service Bus
18 15 (1.03%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 98 (6.74%) Firewall
2 72 (4.95%) WAN
3 70 (4.81%) DNS
4 69 (4.75%) LAN
5 63 (4.33%) VPN
6 60 (4.13%) TCP/IP
7 59 (4.06%) DHCP
8 45 (3.09%) SAN
9 31 (2.13%) Wireless
10 29 (1.99%) Remote Desktop
10 29 (1.99%) VoIP
11 27 (1.86%) VLAN
12 22 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (0.96%) Network Security
14 13 (0.89%) iSCSI
14 13 (0.89%) Skype
15 12 (0.83%) WebEx
16 9 (0.62%) SMTP
17 7 (0.48%) HTTP
17 7 (0.48%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (20.15%) SQL Server
2 108 (7.43%) Power BI
3 61 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 55 (3.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 54 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
6 42 (2.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 32 (2.20%) Azure SQL Database
8 28 (1.93%) Data Lake
9 25 (1.72%) MySQL
9 25 (1.72%) Relational Database
10 18 (1.24%) NoSQL
11 14 (0.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 12 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (0.76%) OLAP
14 9 (0.62%) QlikView
15 8 (0.55%) Amazon Redshift
15 8 (0.55%) Big Data
15 8 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (0.55%) PolyBase
16 7 (0.48%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 41 (2.82%) Git (software)
2 25 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 24 (1.65%) Selenium
4 23 (1.58%) JIRA
5 20 (1.38%) SpecFlow
6 18 (1.24%) Jenkins
6 18 (1.24%) NUnit
7 16 (1.10%) MSTest
7 16 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
9 14 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
10 13 (0.89%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.62%) Artifactory
12 8 (0.55%) GitLab
13 7 (0.48%) Cucumber
14 6 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (0.41%) Metasploit
15 5 (0.34%) Burp Suite
16 4 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 4 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 369 (25.38%) Social Skills
2 146 (10.04%) Finance
3 117 (8.05%) Multimedia
4 102 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (4.47%) Public Sector
6 53 (3.65%) Marketing
7 52 (3.58%) Presentation Skills
8 50 (3.44%) Organisational Skills
9 44 (3.03%) Digital Economy
10 39 (2.68%) Retail
11 32 (2.20%) Games
12 30 (2.06%) Telecoms
13 28 (1.93%) Law
14 27 (1.86%) Influencing Skills
14 27 (1.86%) Manufacturing
15 15 (1.03%) Local Government
16 13 (0.89%) Automotive
17 12 (0.83%) Back Office
18 10 (0.69%) Documentation Skills
19 9 (0.62%) Legal
Job Titles
1 372 (25.58%) Developer
2 237 (16.30%) Trainee
3 215 (14.79%) Analyst
4 140 (9.63%) IT Engineer
5 128 (8.80%) IT Support
6 122 (8.39%) Trainee Developer
7 115 (7.91%) Support Engineer
8 93 (6.40%) Software Developer
9 92 (6.33%) Support Analyst
10 90 (6.19%) Trainee Web Developer
10 90 (6.19%) Web Developer
11 82 (5.64%) IT Support Engineer
12 72 (4.95%) Network Engineer
13 70 (4.81%) Consultant
14 67 (4.61%) .NET Developer
15 63 (4.33%) Senior Developer
16 61 (4.20%) Trainee Network Engineer
17 59 (4.06%) Azure Engineer
18 58 (3.99%) Architect
19 56 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (17.40%) .NET
2 233 (16.02%) CSS
3 229 (15.75%) HTML
4 130 (8.94%) HTML5
5 118 (8.12%) ASP.NET
6 104 (7.15%) Java SE
7 102 (7.02%) Web Services
8 75 (5.16%) .NET Framework
9 73 (5.02%) REST
10 63 (4.33%) jQuery
11 48 (3.30%) AngularJS
12 47 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
13 43 (2.96%) React
14 42 (2.89%) Entity Framework
15 37 (2.54%) .NET Core
16 36 (2.48%) CSS3
17 28 (1.93%) ASP.NET Web API
18 24 (1.65%) RESTful
19 23 (1.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 22 (1.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (5.09%) Management Information System
2 69 (4.75%) Clustering
3 65 (4.47%) Greenfield Project
4 54 (3.71%) Public Cloud
5 45 (3.09%) Data Centre
5 45 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
6 36 (2.48%) Mobile App
7 32 (2.20%) Driving Licence
8 23 (1.58%) Replication
9 18 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.03%) EPoS
11 13 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
11 13 (0.89%) Microsoft Licensing
12 12 (0.83%) Client/Server
12 12 (0.83%) Social Media
13 11 (0.76%) Cloud Native
13 11 (0.76%) Housing Association
14 10 (0.69%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.69%) N-Tier
15 9 (0.62%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 415 (28.54%) Windows
2 216 (14.86%) Windows Server
3 107 (7.36%) Linux
4 78 (5.36%) Windows 10
5 48 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (2.89%) Windows Server 2016
7 39 (2.68%) Windows Server 2019
8 38 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (2.06%) Unix
10 18 (1.24%) Apple iOS
10 18 (1.24%) Windows 7
11 16 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (1.03%) Android
13 13 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.62%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.41%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.34%) Kali Linux
16 5 (0.34%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.28%) CentOS
17 4 (0.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (16.02%) Cybersecurity
3 202 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
4 171 (11.76%) DevOps
5 162 (11.14%) Web Development
6 146 (10.04%) ITIL
7 142 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
8 111 (7.63%) MVC
9 102 (7.02%) Project Management
10 92 (6.33%) Project Delivery
11 89 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
12 86 (5.91%) CRM
13 77 (5.30%) SDLC
14 76 (5.23%) Analytics
15 69 (4.75%) Scrum
16 67 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 64 (4.40%) Presales
18 61 (4.20%) Service Management
18 61 (4.20%) Test Automation
19 59 (4.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 382 (26.27%) SQL
2 341 (23.45%) C#
3 192 (13.20%) JavaScript
4 156 (10.73%) PowerShell
5 153 (10.52%) Java
6 104 (7.15%) Java 8
7 85 (5.85%) Python
8 82 (5.64%) T-SQL
9 30 (2.06%) PHP
9 30 (2.06%) TypeScript
10 21 (1.44%) VB.NET
11 18 (1.24%) Bash Shell
12 17 (1.17%) C
12 17 (1.17%) Perl
13 14 (0.96%) R
13 14 (0.96%) VBA
14 13 (0.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 12 (0.83%) C++
15 12 (0.83%) Ruby
15 12 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 136 (9.35%) CIW
2 104 (7.15%) OCA
2 104 (7.15%) Oracle Certification
3 96 (6.60%) OCAJ
4 90 (6.19%) Security Cleared
5 88 (6.05%) A+ Certification
5 88 (6.05%) Degree
6 56 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
7 53 (3.65%) CCNA
8 50 (3.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 50 (3.44%) SC Cleared
9 47 (3.23%) Network+ Certification
10 22 (1.51%) ISTQB
11 21 (1.44%) MCSE
12 15 (1.03%) ISEB
12 15 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 15 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (0.96%) MCSA
14 13 (0.89%) CCNP
15 12 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (6.26%) SLA
2 88 (6.05%) GDPR
3 50 (3.44%) QA
4 28 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (1.24%) PMO
6 16 (1.10%) Data Quality
7 15 (1.03%) BS25999
7 15 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 14 (0.96%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.83%) PCI DSS
10 11 (0.76%) NIST
11 6 (0.41%) GAAP
12 5 (0.34%) Accessibility
12 5 (0.34%) COBIT
13 4 (0.28%) NIST 800
14 3 (0.21%) COSO
14 3 (0.21%) GRC
15 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
15 2 (0.14%) SOC 2
16 1 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 267 (18.36%) Active Directory
2 139 (9.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (6.95%) Hyper-V
4 64 (4.40%) VMware ESXi
5 45 (3.09%) Docker
6 32 (2.20%) XenApp
7 23 (1.58%) vSphere
8 20 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
10 13 (0.89%) BitLocker
11 12 (0.83%) XenDesktop
12 11 (0.76%) NFS
13 5 (0.34%) Firmware
14 4 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.28%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.21%) Terminal Services
16 1 (0.069%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 57 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
2 55 (3.78%) Microsoft Clustering
3 47 (3.23%) SCCM
4 34 (2.34%) Terraform
5 31 (2.13%) Kubernetes
6 30 (2.06%) Ansible
7 22 (1.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 19 (1.31%) Puppet
9 18 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
10 15 (1.03%) Rancher
11 14 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
11 14 (0.96%) WSUS
12 13 (0.89%) vCenter Server
13 11 (0.76%) Backup Exec
14 8 (0.55%) CASB
15 7 (0.48%) Consul
15 7 (0.48%) Grafana
15 7 (0.48%) Graphite
15 7 (0.48%) Packer
15 7 (0.48%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 237 (16.30%) VMware
2 197 (13.55%) Oracle
3 185 (12.72%) Cisco
4 87 (5.98%) Citrix
5 41 (2.82%) SAP
6 36 (2.48%) Veeam
7 26 (1.79%) Databricks
8 25 (1.72%) Google
9 23 (1.58%) HP
10 22 (1.51%) Meraki
11 18 (1.24%) Dell
12 14 (0.96%) ServiceNow
13 13 (0.89%) IBM
14 12 (0.83%) Apple
15 11 (0.76%) NetApp
15 11 (0.76%) Sophos
16 10 (0.69%) Fortinet
16 10 (0.69%) JD Edwards
17 9 (0.62%) HubSpot
17 9 (0.62%) Red Hat