Period
to 13 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 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 13 December 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
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 11 5
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6 +9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 154 77 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 31.36% 15.56% 23.19%
As % of the Vendors category 72.99% 46.95% 43.78%
Number of salaries quoted 107 81 110
Worcestershire median annual salary £36,207 £35,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,250 £18,950
90th Percentile £77,500 £48,750 £52,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -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 Worcestershire.

All Vendors
Worcestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 211 164 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 42.97% 33.13% 52.98%
Number of salaries quoted 153 146 236
Worcestershire median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £52,500 £51,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Worcestershire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in Worcestershire.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Worcestershire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Worcestershire over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Worcestershire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Worcestershire region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
Worcester +5 90 £43,250 +37.30% 8
Redditch +22 32 £39,000 +13.04% 2
Kidderminster +11 13 £27,500 +34.15% 5
Bromsgrove +2 8 £37,500 - 3
Evesham +3 3 £31,500 -1.56%
Malvern 0 3 £62,500 +78.57% 7
Droitwich -1 3 £24,500 -5.77% 1
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 74 (48.05%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (41.56%) Windows
3 54 (35.06%) Security Cleared
4 46 (29.87%) ITIL
5 38 (24.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 37 (24.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 37 (24.03%) Information Security
6 37 (24.03%) Security Operations
6 37 (24.03%) Internal Audit
7 36 (23.38%) Windows Server
7 36 (23.38%) SQL Server
8 35 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
9 31 (20.13%) SQL
10 28 (18.18%) Office 365
11 25 (16.23%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (16.23%) Active Directory
12 23 (14.94%) Degree
13 22 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
14 19 (12.34%) C#
14 19 (12.34%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (12.34%) IT Strategy
15 18 (11.69%) Linux
15 18 (11.69%) MS Exchange
16 17 (11.04%) Finance
16 17 (11.04%) LAN
16 17 (11.04%) WAN
16 17 (11.04%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (10.39%) .NET
18 15 (9.74%) MySQL

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Worcestershire 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 18 (11.69%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.79%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.84%) IIS
3 9 (5.84%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.95%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.95%) CMS
5 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.30%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 74 (48.05%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.65%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 35 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (18.18%) Office 365
3 10 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (4.55%) Serverless
5 4 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.60%) SaaS
6 3 (1.95%) IaaS
6 3 (1.95%) PaaS
7 2 (1.30%) Basecamp
7 2 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.65%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.04%) LAN
1 17 (11.04%) WAN
2 13 (8.44%) Firewall
2 13 (8.44%) Internet
2 13 (8.44%) Unified Communications
3 8 (5.19%) VLAN
4 7 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (4.55%) Network Security
5 4 (2.60%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.95%) SAN
7 2 (1.30%) DSL
7 2 (1.30%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.30%) MPLS
7 2 (1.30%) Skype
7 2 (1.30%) VPN
8 1 (0.65%) DHCP
8 1 (0.65%) DNS
8 1 (0.65%) NAS
8 1 (0.65%) VoIP
8 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (23.38%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.74%) MySQL
3 7 (4.55%) Power BI
4 4 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (2.60%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.95%) Big Data
6 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.25%) Redmine
1 5 (3.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.65%) JIRA
2 1 (0.65%) Moq
2 1 (0.65%) Selenium
2 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (11.04%) Finance
2 4 (2.60%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.65%) Advertising
3 1 (0.65%) Military
3 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (22.08%) Analyst
2 30 (19.48%) Team Leader
3 18 (11.69%) Architect
4 17 (11.04%) Junior
5 14 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (5.84%) Developer
6 9 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.84%) Infrastructure Support
6 9 (5.84%) Report Analyst
6 9 (5.84%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.19%) Service Analyst
8 7 (4.55%) Development Team Leader
8 7 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
8 7 (4.55%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (3.90%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 6 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (3.90%) Head of Infrastructure
9 6 (3.90%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.39%) .NET
2 11 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (4.55%) JSON
3 7 (4.55%) Web Services
4 5 (3.25%) AngularJS
4 5 (3.25%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.25%) CSS
4 5 (3.25%) HTML
5 4 (2.60%) Ajax
5 4 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (2.60%) HTML5
5 4 (2.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (2.60%) WPF
6 3 (1.95%) Middleware
6 3 (1.95%) SOAP
7 1 (0.65%) COM
7 1 (0.65%) CSS3
7 1 (0.65%) jQuery
7 1 (0.65%) React
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.44%) Hybrid Cloud
3 10 (6.49%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.84%) Clustering
4 9 (5.84%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (4.55%) Mobile Computing
6 5 (3.25%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.95%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.65%) User Experience
8 1 (0.65%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 64 (41.56%) Windows
2 36 (23.38%) Windows Server
3 19 (12.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (11.69%) Linux
5 14 (9.09%) Windows 10
6 9 (5.84%) Windows 7
6 9 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.60%) Android
8 3 (1.95%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.65%) Unix
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.87%) ITIL
2 37 (24.03%) Information Security
2 37 (24.03%) Internal Audit
2 37 (24.03%) Security Operations
2 37 (24.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 25 (16.23%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (12.34%) IT Strategy
5 17 (11.04%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
6 14 (9.09%) ITSM
6 14 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 14 (9.09%) Service Management
7 13 (8.44%) B2B
7 13 (8.44%) Change Management
7 13 (8.44%) Presales
8 12 (7.79%) Scrum
9 11 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (7.14%) Decision-Making
10 9 (5.84%) Load Balancing
10 9 (5.84%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.13%) SQL
2 19 (12.34%) C#
3 10 (6.49%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.84%) C
5 5 (3.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.30%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.30%) VB
6 2 (1.30%) VB6
7 1 (0.65%) Java
7 1 (0.65%) PHP
7 1 (0.65%) Python
7 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.65%) VBA
7 1 (0.65%) XAML
Qualifications
1 54 (35.06%) Security Cleared
2 23 (14.94%) Degree
3 10 (6.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (5.84%) CCNA
4 9 (5.84%) CCNP
4 9 (5.84%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (5.19%) CCA
5 8 (5.19%) CCAA
5 8 (5.19%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (5.19%) VCAP
6 7 (4.55%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (3.25%) HNC
8 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.30%) MCSE
9 2 (1.30%) MCT
10 1 (0.65%) MCITP
10 1 (0.65%) MCSA
10 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.65%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (24.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.19%) SLA
3 2 (1.30%) GDPR
4 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.65%) IASME
4 1 (0.65%) PMO
4 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 25 (16.23%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.79%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.65%) Docker
5 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.65%) vSphere
5 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (5.84%) SCCM
2 7 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 7 (4.55%) Linux-HA
3 3 (1.95%) WSUS
4 2 (1.30%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (9.09%) VMware
2 13 (8.44%) Cisco
3 11 (7.14%) HP
4 10 (6.49%) Citrix
5 9 (5.84%) McAfee
6 8 (5.19%) Xamarin
7 4 (2.60%) Google
8 2 (1.30%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.30%) Oracle
8 2 (1.30%) Veritas
9 1 (0.65%) Apple
9 1 (0.65%) Dell
9 1 (0.65%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.65%) Juniper
9 1 (0.65%) Meraki
9 1 (0.65%) SonicWALL
9 1 (0.65%) Symantec
9 1 (0.65%) Veeam