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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 111 111 81
Rank change year-on-year
0 -30
Permanent jobs citing MCP 9 23 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.47% 1.06% 2.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.42% 3.10% 8.26%
Number of salaries quoted 9 22 50
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% -8.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £29,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £40,900 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -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
633 742 666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.07% 34.32% 30.98%
Number of salaries quoted 519 643 602
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 27 August 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 18 (69.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (69.23%) Windows
3 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
4 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
4 11 (42.31%) SQL
4 11 (42.31%) Hyper-V
5 10 (38.46%) Citrix
5 10 (38.46%) VMware
6 9 (34.62%) T-SQL
6 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (30.77%) .NET
7 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
7 8 (30.77%) C#
7 8 (30.77%) HTML
7 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
7 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET
7 8 (30.77%) CSS
7 8 (30.77%) MCTS
8 7 (26.92%) jQuery
8 7 (26.92%) Clustering
8 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
8 7 (26.92%) IIS
8 7 (26.92%) HTML5
9 6 (23.08%) CSS3
9 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
9 6 (23.08%) Windows 7

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
2 7 (26.92%) IIS
3 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2000
5 4 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
7 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) Firewall
2 5 (19.23%) Kerberos
3 4 (15.38%) SAN
4 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.69%) IPsec
5 2 (7.69%) Internet
5 2 (7.69%) IPv4
6 1 (3.85%) VLAN
6 1 (3.85%) Network Security
6 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.85%) DNS
6 1 (3.85%) LAN
6 1 (3.85%) WAN
6 1 (3.85%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) Big Data
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (19.23%) Automotive
2 4 (15.38%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Local Government
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Software Developer
2 4 (15.38%) .NET Developer
2 4 (15.38%) IT Support
2 4 (15.38%) .NET Software Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Technical Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 2 (7.69%) AWS Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Wintel Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Server Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Server Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) HTML
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
1 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET
1 8 (30.77%) CSS
2 7 (26.92%) jQuery
2 7 (26.92%) HTML5
3 6 (23.08%) CSS3
3 6 (23.08%) Ajax
3 6 (23.08%) .NET Framework
4 5 (19.23%) Classic ASP
5 4 (15.38%) Web Services
6 3 (11.54%) WCF
7 2 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Clustering
2 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.69%) HP StoreVirtual
3 2 (7.69%) iPhone
3 2 (7.69%) iPad
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (69.23%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (15.38%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (15.38%) MVC
1 4 (15.38%) Web Development
1 4 (15.38%) SDLC
2 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
2 3 (11.54%) Server Building
2 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (11.54%) Change Control
2 3 (11.54%) CRM
3 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
3 2 (7.69%) B2B
3 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
3 2 (7.69%) TDD
3 2 (7.69%) Network Design
3 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (3.85%) Time Management
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) SQL
2 9 (34.62%) T-SQL
3 8 (30.77%) C#
3 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
5 5 (19.23%) VB.NET
6 3 (11.54%) VBScript
6 3 (11.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (30.77%) MCTS
3 6 (23.08%) MCAD
3 6 (23.08%) MCSD
3 6 (23.08%) MCSE
3 6 (23.08%) MCSA
3 6 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
5 3 (11.54%) MCITP
6 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) CCNA
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
7 1 (3.85%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 11 (42.31%) Hyper-V
3 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (15.38%) XenApp
5 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
6 3 (11.54%) Terminal Services
6 3 (11.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (7.69%) MetaFrame
7 2 (7.69%) vSphere
7 2 (7.69%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (3.85%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (15.38%) NetBackup
2 4 (15.38%) ARCserve
3 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.85%) SCCM
4 1 (3.85%) SCOM
4 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 10 (38.46%) Citrix
2 10 (38.46%) VMware
3 5 (19.23%) Symantec
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco
4 4 (15.38%) Dell
5 3 (11.54%) Intel
5 3 (11.54%) HP
5 3 (11.54%) SonicWALL
6 2 (7.69%) NetApp
6 2 (7.69%) Apple
6 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.85%) Kaspersky
7 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.85%) AVG
7 1 (3.85%) Sophos
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