The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 115 110 72
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -38
Permanent jobs citing MCP 14 15 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.69% 0.77% 2.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.06% 2.30% 8.46%
Number of salaries quoted 14 14 48
Average salary £36,750 £30,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.50% -18.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,950 £25,780 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,650 £38,400 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -20.00%
MCP
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
678 652 638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.53% 33.44% 31.54%
Number of salaries quoted 544 574 569
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

MCP
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Birmingham region.

MCP Salary Trend in Birmingham

MCP
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCP.

1 27 (79.41%) Microsoft
2 23 (67.65%) Windows
3 22 (64.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 16 (47.06%) SQL
6 15 (44.12%) T-SQL
6 15 (44.12%) .NET
6 15 (44.12%) C#
6 15 (44.12%) HTML
6 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET
7 14 (41.18%) CSS
7 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
7 14 (41.18%) MS Exchange
7 14 (41.18%) Hyper-V
8 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
8 12 (35.29%) Citrix
8 12 (35.29%) VMware
8 12 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (32.35%) MCTS
10 10 (29.41%) Ajax
10 10 (29.41%) .NET Framework
10 10 (29.41%) WCF
10 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (29.41%) IIS
10 10 (29.41%) CRM
10 10 (29.41%) MCAD
10 10 (29.41%) MCSD
10 10 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (29.41%) HTML5
11 9 (26.47%) Visual Studio

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 10 (29.41%) IIS
3 8 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2000
4 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (14.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (14.71%) SharePoint
5 5 (14.71%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (14.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Office 365
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Kerberos
1 5 (14.71%) Firewall
2 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.82%) SAN
3 2 (5.88%) Internet
3 2 (5.88%) IPv4
3 2 (5.88%) IPsec
4 1 (2.94%) VLAN
4 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.94%) DHCP
4 1 (2.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) Big Data
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Visual Studio
2 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (17.65%) Automotive
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Developer
2 7 (20.59%) .NET Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Technical Architect
3 5 (14.71%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (11.76%) IT Support
4 4 (11.76%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Wintel Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Wintel Architect
6 2 (5.88%) AWS Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Support Team Leader
6 2 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.94%) Implementation Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Project Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (44.12%) HTML
1 15 (44.12%) .NET
1 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET
2 14 (41.18%) CSS
3 10 (29.41%) Ajax
3 10 (29.41%) .NET Framework
3 10 (29.41%) WCF
3 10 (29.41%) HTML5
4 9 (26.47%) jQuery
5 8 (23.53%) CSS3
6 5 (14.71%) WPF
6 5 (14.71%) Classic ASP
7 4 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Clustering
2 5 (14.71%) iPhone
2 5 (14.71%) iPad
3 4 (11.76%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.88%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 23 (67.65%) Windows
2 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (17.65%) Windows 8
4 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) CRM
1 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (14.71%) Scrum
2 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
2 5 (14.71%) OOA/OOD
2 5 (14.71%) OO
2 5 (14.71%) B2B
3 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (11.76%) MVC
3 4 (11.76%) TDD
3 4 (11.76%) Web Development
3 4 (11.76%) Unit Testing
3 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
3 4 (11.76%) SDLC
4 3 (8.82%) Change Control
4 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
4 3 (8.82%) Server Building
5 2 (5.88%) Network Design
5 2 (5.88%) Migration
6 1 (2.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) SQL
2 15 (44.12%) T-SQL
2 15 (44.12%) C#
3 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
4 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
5 5 (14.71%) VB.NET
6 3 (8.82%) VBScript
6 3 (8.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (64.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (32.35%) MCTS
3 10 (29.41%) MCAD
3 10 (29.41%) MCSD
4 9 (26.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
6 6 (17.65%) MCSE
6 6 (17.65%) MCSA
7 3 (8.82%) MCITP
8 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.94%) CCNA
9 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
9 1 (2.94%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (41.18%) Hyper-V
3 12 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (14.71%) XenApp
6 4 (11.76%) VMware ESX
7 3 (8.82%) Terminal Services
7 3 (8.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (5.88%) MetaFrame
8 2 (5.88%) vSphere
8 2 (5.88%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (11.76%) NetBackup
2 4 (11.76%) ARCserve
3 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 27 (79.41%) Microsoft
2 12 (35.29%) Citrix
2 12 (35.29%) VMware
3 5 (14.71%) Symantec
3 5 (14.71%) Apple
4 4 (11.76%) Dell
4 4 (11.76%) Intel
4 4 (11.76%) Cisco
5 3 (8.82%) SonicWALL
5 3 (8.82%) HP
6 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.88%) NetApp
7 1 (2.94%) Kaspersky
7 1 (2.94%) AVG
7 1 (2.94%) Sophos