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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 98 100 100
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing MCP 31 22 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.50% 1.16% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.23% 4.29% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 31 18 8
Average salary £47,500 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.33% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
733 513 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.39% 27.11% 30.13%
Number of salaries quoted 660 454 439
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 18 December 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 57 (98.28%) Microsoft
2 56 (96.55%) Windows
3 39 (67.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (51.72%) SQL
5 28 (48.28%) C#
5 28 (48.28%) HTML
5 28 (48.28%) .NET
5 28 (48.28%) ASP.NET
5 28 (48.28%) CRM
5 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (48.28%) WCF
6 25 (43.10%) Active Directory
7 21 (36.21%) MS Exchange
7 21 (36.21%) CSS
7 21 (36.21%) JavaScript
7 21 (36.21%) T-SQL
7 21 (36.21%) VMware
7 21 (36.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (34.48%) IIS
9 19 (32.76%) SQL Server
9 19 (32.76%) SharePoint
9 19 (32.76%) Citrix
9 19 (32.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 19 (32.76%) Office 365
10 18 (31.03%) SharePoint 2013
10 18 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
10 18 (31.03%) Exchange Server 2010
10 18 (31.03%) SQL Server 2008
10 18 (31.03%) BizTalk Server
10 18 (31.03%) OOA/OOD

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 21 (36.21%) MS Exchange
2 20 (34.48%) IIS
3 19 (32.76%) SharePoint
3 19 (32.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 18 (31.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (31.03%) SharePoint 2013
4 18 (31.03%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (31.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (31.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (29.31%) Exchange Server 2000
5 17 (29.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (18.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (29.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (32.76%) Office 365
2 18 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) Network Security
2 3 (5.17%) LAN
2 3 (5.17%) WAN
3 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.45%) DNS
3 2 (3.45%) SSL
3 2 (3.45%) SAN
4 1 (1.72%) Internet
4 1 (1.72%) Firewall
4 1 (1.72%) Wireless
4 1 (1.72%) VLAN
4 1 (1.72%) VPN
4 1 (1.72%) DHCP
4 1 (1.72%) NAS
4 1 (1.72%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (32.76%) SQL Server
2 18 (31.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
1 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.72%) RequisitePro
General
1 2 (3.45%) Automotive
2 1 (1.72%) Legal
2 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (48.28%) Developer
2 18 (31.03%) SharePoint Developer
3 9 (15.52%) .NET Developer
4 8 (13.79%) Architect
4 8 (13.79%) Consultant
4 8 (13.79%) Wintel Consultant
5 7 (12.07%) Wintel Architect
5 7 (12.07%) Administrator
6 6 (10.34%) IT Administrator
7 5 (8.62%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (8.62%) Designer
8 4 (6.90%) Lead .NET Developer
8 4 (6.90%) Lead Developer
9 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Support Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
10 2 (3.45%) Technical Architect
10 2 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
11 1 (1.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (48.28%) HTML
1 28 (48.28%) .NET
1 28 (48.28%) ASP.NET
1 28 (48.28%) WCF
2 21 (36.21%) CSS
3 18 (31.03%) Ajax
3 18 (31.03%) .NET Framework
4 10 (17.24%) WPF
4 10 (17.24%) HTML5
5 3 (5.17%) CSS3
5 3 (5.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Blackberry
1 11 (18.97%) Clustering
2 10 (17.24%) iPhone
2 10 (17.24%) iPad
3 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 56 (96.55%) Windows
2 12 (20.69%) Windows 8
3 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.72%) Linux
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (48.28%) CRM
1 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.03%) OOA/OOD
2 18 (31.03%) OO
3 17 (29.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (17.24%) Scrum
4 10 (17.24%) B2B
4 10 (17.24%) E-Commerce
4 10 (17.24%) Change Control
5 3 (5.17%) ITIL
5 3 (5.17%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.17%) Unit Testing
6 2 (3.45%) TDD
6 2 (3.45%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.45%) Test Automation
7 1 (1.72%) SIEM
7 1 (1.72%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.72%) Information Assurance
7 1 (1.72%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.72%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (51.72%) SQL
2 28 (48.28%) C#
3 21 (36.21%) JavaScript
3 21 (36.21%) T-SQL
4 8 (13.79%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.17%) VBScript
5 3 (5.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (67.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (31.03%) MCAD
2 18 (31.03%) MCSD
2 18 (31.03%) MCTS
3 17 (29.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
4 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
4 10 (17.24%) MCSE
5 2 (3.45%) CCNA
5 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.72%) MCITP
6 1 (1.72%) CCA
6 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.72%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.72%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (43.10%) Active Directory
2 21 (36.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (29.31%) VMware ESX
4 16 (27.59%) XenApp
5 12 (20.69%) Hyper-V
6 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (15.52%) Terminal Services
8 4 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) ARCserve
1 5 (8.62%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (8.62%) NetBackup
2 4 (6.90%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 57 (98.28%) Microsoft
2 21 (36.21%) VMware
3 19 (32.76%) Citrix
4 10 (17.24%) Apple
5 6 (10.34%) Websense
6 5 (8.62%) Symantec
7 3 (5.17%) HP
8 1 (1.72%) Dell
8 1 (1.72%) EMC
8 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.72%) Juniper
8 1 (1.72%) NetApp
8 1 (1.72%) Sophos
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco
8 1 (1.72%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.72%) Kaspersky
8 1 (1.72%) Kaseya
8 1 (1.72%) AVG
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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