Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 10 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 76 98 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 15.70% 17.13% 21.43%
As % of the Vendors category 47.50% 35.25% 49.09%
Number of salaries quoted 65 98 100
Worcestershire median annual salary £29,000 £35,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.14% +27.27% -19.12%
10th Percentile £19,250 £18,000 £18,000
90th Percentile £48,700 £52,500 £47,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +2.56%

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 Worcestershire.

All Vendors
Worcestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 160 278 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 33.06% 48.60% 43.65%
Number of salaries quoted 136 267 202
Worcestershire median annual salary £34,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £50,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year - -1.23% +1.25%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +1 42 £33,000 -12.00% 12
Redditch -1 9 £25,000 -14.53% 7
Kidderminster +4 8 £28,500 +58.33% 8
Bromsgrove +10 4 £19,000 -62.00% 3
Evesham -3 3 £40,000 +26.48% 1
Pershore - 3 £37,000 - 1
Droitwich +2 1 £25,000 +35.14% 2
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 36 (47.37%) Windows
2 24 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 24 (31.58%) Windows Server
3 21 (27.63%) VMware
4 20 (26.32%) LAN
4 20 (26.32%) WAN
4 20 (26.32%) SQL
5 19 (25.00%) Cisco
6 18 (23.68%) MS Exchange
6 18 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (19.74%) .NET
7 15 (19.74%) Hyper-V
8 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (17.11%) Firewall
10 12 (15.79%) Citrix
11 11 (14.47%) IIS
11 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Office
11 11 (14.47%) C#
11 11 (14.47%) Office 365
12 10 (13.16%) Veeam
12 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (13.16%) Backup Exec
12 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
12 10 (13.16%) MCSE
13 9 (11.84%) SharePoint
13 9 (11.84%) Advertising
13 9 (11.84%) Retail
13 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (10.53%) WSUS
14 8 (10.53%) ASP.NET

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 (23.68%) MS Exchange
2 11 (14.47%) IIS
3 9 (11.84%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.95%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.63%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.63%) WordPress
6 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (6.58%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.32%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.47%) Office 365
2 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (26.32%) LAN
1 20 (26.32%) WAN
2 13 (17.11%) Firewall
3 7 (9.21%) SAN
4 5 (6.58%) DHCP
4 5 (6.58%) DNS
4 5 (6.58%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.26%) DSL
5 4 (5.26%) iSCSI
5 4 (5.26%) MPLS
5 4 (5.26%) NAS
5 4 (5.26%) VPN
5 4 (5.26%) Wireless
6 3 (3.95%) BGP
6 3 (3.95%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (3.95%) OSPF
6 3 (3.95%) RIP
6 3 (3.95%) Skype
6 3 (3.95%) VLAN
7 2 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.26%) Power BI
4 3 (3.95%) Ingres
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MorphX
2 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.32%) Selenium
General
1 9 (11.84%) Advertising
1 9 (11.84%) Retail
2 6 (7.89%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.58%) Law
4 3 (3.95%) Finance
4 3 (3.95%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) French Language
5 1 (1.32%) German Language
5 1 (1.32%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.32%) Russian Language
5 1 (1.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (21.05%) Analyst
2 12 (15.79%) Developer
3 11 (14.47%) Consultant
3 11 (14.47%) IT Support
3 11 (14.47%) Support Analyst
4 9 (11.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (9.21%) Desktop Support
6 6 (7.89%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
6 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Consultant
7 5 (6.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Applications Support
7 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) IT Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) IT Manager
7 5 (6.58%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (6.58%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
7 5 (6.58%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Technical Manager
8 4 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.74%) .NET
2 8 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 5 (6.58%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.26%) CSS
4 4 (5.26%) Entity Framework
4 4 (5.26%) HTML
5 3 (3.95%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.63%) Web Services
7 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.32%) COM
7 1 (1.32%) CSS3
7 1 (1.32%) HTML5
7 1 (1.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Driving Licence
2 4 (5.26%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.95%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.32%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 36 (47.37%) Windows
2 24 (31.58%) Windows Server
3 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.89%) Android
6 5 (6.58%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.58%) Windows Vista
7 4 (5.26%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.95%) Linux
8 3 (3.95%) Unix
9 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.21%) Project Management
2 6 (7.89%) ERP
3 5 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (6.58%) Hardware Maintenance
3 5 (6.58%) ITIL
3 5 (6.58%) Presales
4 4 (5.26%) CRM
4 4 (5.26%) Document Management
4 4 (5.26%) Line Management
4 4 (5.26%) MVC
4 4 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (3.95%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (3.95%) Programme Management
5 3 (3.95%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (3.95%) Web Development
6 2 (2.63%) Creative Thinking
6 2 (2.63%) Time Management
6 2 (2.63%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.32%) SQL
2 11 (14.47%) C#
3 5 (6.58%) VB.NET
3 5 (6.58%) VBScript
4 4 (5.26%) X++
5 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.63%) Java
6 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (13.16%) MCSE
3 6 (7.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (6.58%) MCITP
4 5 (6.58%) MCSA
5 4 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.95%) A+ Certification
6 3 (3.95%) CCENT
6 3 (3.95%) Degree
6 3 (3.95%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.32%) CCNA
7 1 (1.32%) CCNP
7 1 (1.32%) CIPD
7 1 (1.32%) ISEB
7 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.32%) VCP5
7 1 (1.32%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) QA
System Software
1 24 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 18 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (19.74%) Hyper-V
4 6 (7.89%) vSphere
5 3 (3.95%) XenApp
5 3 (3.95%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) Backup Exec
2 8 (10.53%) WSUS
3 4 (5.26%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 21 (27.63%) VMware
2 19 (25.00%) Cisco
3 12 (15.79%) Citrix
4 10 (13.16%) Veeam
5 7 (9.21%) HP
6 6 (7.89%) Oracle
7 4 (5.26%) Fortinet
7 4 (5.26%) Symantec
8 3 (3.95%) Capita
8 3 (3.95%) NetApp
8 3 (3.95%) Polycom
9 2 (2.63%) SAP
10 1 (1.32%) Epicor
10 1 (1.32%) Infor
10 1 (1.32%) JD Edwards
10 1 (1.32%) Kronos
10 1 (1.32%) Sage
10 1 (1.32%) Tableau