Period
to 23 March 2019

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 23 March 2019 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
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 9 10
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 160 81 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 24.02% 17.49% 18.18%
As % of the Vendors category 69.26% 48.21% 39.33%
Number of salaries quoted 123 67 124
Worcestershire median annual salary £40,000 £29,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.93% -22.67% +36.36%
10th Percentile £22,500 £20,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £48,300 £52,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -0.64%

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 231 168 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 34.68% 36.29% 46.22%
Number of salaries quoted 185 141 290
Worcestershire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £51,464 £52,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -

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 23 March 2019.

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 23 March 2019. 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 +2 75 £44,125 +17.67% 4
Redditch +15 45 £33,000 +32.00% 2
Kidderminster +6 21 £28,500 -
Malvern -18 5 £45,750 +83.00% 1
Droitwich 0 4 £31,000 +24.00%
Bromsgrove -4 3 £55,000 +189.47% 4
Stourport-on-Severn - 2 - -
Evesham +3 1 £22,500 -38.36%
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 2019, 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 85 (53.13%) Windows
2 63 (39.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (34.38%) SQL Server
4 52 (32.50%) SQL
5 48 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
6 46 (28.75%) ITIL
7 44 (27.50%) Amazon AWS
8 43 (26.88%) Windows Server
9 38 (23.75%) Security Cleared
10 35 (21.88%) Degree
10 35 (21.88%) Office 365
11 34 (21.25%) Web Services
12 33 (20.63%) VMware
12 33 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (20.63%) Hyper-V
13 32 (20.00%) Active Directory
14 31 (19.38%) Business Intelligence
14 31 (19.38%) C#
15 29 (18.13%) .NET
16 27 (16.88%) HTML
16 27 (16.88%) JavaScript
16 27 (16.88%) Linux
17 26 (16.25%) C
18 25 (15.63%) CSS
18 25 (15.63%) OO
18 25 (15.63%) MVC
18 25 (15.63%) AngularJS
19 24 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
19 24 (15.00%) ASP.NET
19 24 (15.00%) Cisco

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 22 (13.75%) MS Exchange
2 19 (11.88%) SharePoint
3 12 (7.50%) IIS
3 12 (7.50%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.25%) CMS
5 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 48 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 63 (39.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (27.50%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (21.88%) Office 365
4 21 (13.13%) SaaS
5 4 (2.50%) Basecamp
5 4 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.88%) IaaS
7 2 (1.25%) PaaS
8 1 (0.63%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.38%) Firewall
2 17 (10.63%) LAN
2 17 (10.63%) WAN
3 16 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (10.00%) Network Security
4 15 (9.38%) Unified Communications
5 12 (7.50%) VLAN
6 7 (4.38%) Wireless
7 6 (3.75%) Internet
8 5 (3.13%) TCP/IP
8 5 (3.13%) Wireless Security
9 2 (1.25%) Intranet
9 2 (1.25%) NAS
9 2 (1.25%) SAN
9 2 (1.25%) VoIP
9 2 (1.25%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.63%) ADSL
10 1 (0.63%) DNS
10 1 (0.63%) DSL
10 1 (0.63%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (34.38%) SQL Server
2 23 (14.38%) Relational Database
3 21 (13.13%) SQL Server 2014
4 18 (11.25%) MySQL
5 4 (2.50%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (2.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (2.50%) Oracle Discoverer
5 4 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.25%) Big Data
7 1 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.63%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 23 (14.38%) Visual Studio
2 9 (5.63%) Redmine
3 4 (2.50%) JDeveloper
3 4 (2.50%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.63%) Moq
4 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (8.75%) Finance
2 9 (5.63%) Aerospace
2 9 (5.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.63%) Military
3 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (16.88%) Developer
2 25 (15.63%) Software Developer
3 21 (13.13%) Architect
3 21 (13.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (11.25%) Analyst
5 16 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 16 (10.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (8.75%) Graduate
6 14 (8.75%) Graduate Developer
6 14 (8.75%) Graduate Software Developer
7 13 (8.13%) Infrastructure Support
7 13 (8.13%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (7.50%) Junior
9 11 (6.88%) .NET Developer
9 11 (6.88%) .NET Software Developer
9 11 (6.88%) Team Leader
10 10 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (6.25%) Junior Developer
11 9 (5.63%) C# Developer
11 9 (5.63%) Junior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (21.25%) Web Services
2 29 (18.13%) .NET
3 27 (16.88%) HTML
4 25 (15.63%) AngularJS
4 25 (15.63%) CSS
5 24 (15.00%) ASP.NET
6 23 (14.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 23 (14.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 23 (14.38%) HTML5
6 23 (14.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 23 (14.38%) WPF
7 21 (13.13%) Ajax
8 4 (2.50%) XML
9 2 (1.25%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.25%) CSS3
9 2 (1.25%) jQuery
9 2 (1.25%) Middleware
9 2 (1.25%) React
9 2 (1.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (13.13%) Hybrid Cloud
3 16 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 12 (7.50%) Clustering
4 12 (7.50%) Enterprise Storage
5 8 (5.00%) Data Centre
6 7 (4.38%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.25%) Cyberattack
8 2 (1.25%) Life Science
8 2 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.25%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.63%) User Experience
9 1 (0.63%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 85 (53.13%) Windows
2 43 (26.88%) Windows Server
3 27 (16.88%) Linux
4 22 (13.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (11.88%) Windows 10
6 7 (4.38%) Android
6 7 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.75%) Unix
7 6 (3.75%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.88%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.25%) CentOS
9 2 (1.25%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (28.75%) ITIL
2 33 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (19.38%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (15.63%) MVC
4 25 (15.63%) OO
5 24 (15.00%) MVVM
5 24 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (14.38%) ITSM
6 23 (14.38%) OOP
6 23 (14.38%) Service Delivery
6 23 (14.38%) Service Management
6 23 (14.38%) SOA
6 23 (14.38%) TDD
7 22 (13.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 21 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (12.50%) Change Management
9 20 (12.50%) IT Strategy
10 17 (10.63%) Customer Requirements
11 16 (10.00%) Computer Science
11 16 (10.00%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 52 (32.50%) SQL
2 31 (19.38%) C#
3 27 (16.88%) JavaScript
4 26 (16.25%) C
5 21 (13.13%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.50%) Java
6 4 (2.50%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.50%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.88%) Python
8 2 (1.25%) VB
8 2 (1.25%) VB6
9 1 (0.63%) XAML
Qualifications
1 38 (23.75%) Security Cleared
2 35 (21.88%) Degree
3 20 (12.50%) CCNP
3 20 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 14 (8.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (7.50%) CCNA
7 11 (6.88%) CCA
7 11 (6.88%) CCAA
7 11 (6.88%) Citrix Certification
7 11 (6.88%) VCAP
8 10 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (3.13%) HNC
9 5 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (3.13%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.88%) MCT
11 2 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.25%) MCSE
11 2 (1.25%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.00%) SLA
3 4 (2.50%) QA
4 3 (1.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 33 (20.63%) Hyper-V
2 32 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 11 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (5.63%) BitLocker
6 6 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.25%) XenApp
8 1 (0.63%) Docker
8 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (14.38%) SCCM
2 14 (8.75%) SCVMM
3 13 (8.13%) SCOM
4 10 (6.25%) Linux-HA
5 7 (4.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (2.50%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.25%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.25%) WSUS
8 1 (0.63%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 33 (20.63%) VMware
2 24 (15.00%) Cisco
3 19 (11.88%) Citrix
4 18 (11.25%) McAfee
5 13 (8.13%) HP
6 6 (3.75%) Oracle
6 6 (3.75%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.88%) Google
8 2 (1.25%) Dell
8 2 (1.25%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.25%) Meraki
8 2 (1.25%) Veeam
9 1 (0.63%) AVG
9 1 (0.63%) Juniper
9 1 (0.63%) Kaseya
9 1 (0.63%) NetApp
9 1 (0.63%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (0.63%) SonicWALL
9 1 (0.63%) Sophos
9 1 (0.63%) Symantec