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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 143 110 93
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1 20 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.041% 1.09% 1.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 3.45% 5.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1 20 29
Average salary £30,000 £41,250 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% +28.90%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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
690 579 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.98% 31.64% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 455 443 437
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £74,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2000
2 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (87.50%) MVC
2 7 (87.50%) Automotive
2 7 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) HTML
2 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) T-SQL
2 7 (87.50%) VB.NET
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) IIS
2 7 (87.50%) Visual Studio
2 7 (87.50%) Classic ASP
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) CSS
2 7 (87.50%) Web Services
2 7 (87.50%) MCAD
2 7 (87.50%) MCSD
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (87.50%) Ajax
2 7 (87.50%) MCTS
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (87.50%) Web Development
2 7 (87.50%) .NET Framework
2 7 (87.50%) jQuery

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (87.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2000
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (87.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) .NET Developer
1 7 (87.50%) .NET Software Developer
1 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET Developer
1 7 (87.50%) C# .NET Developer
1 7 (87.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 7 (87.50%) C# Developer
1 7 (87.50%) C# Software Developer
1 7 (87.50%) C# VB.NET Developer
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
1 7 (87.50%) Software Developer
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Developer
1 7 (87.50%) VB.NET Developer
1 7 (87.50%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) .NET Framework
1 7 (87.50%) Ajax
1 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
1 7 (87.50%) Classic ASP
1 7 (87.50%) CSS
1 7 (87.50%) CSS3
1 7 (87.50%) HTML
1 7 (87.50%) HTML5
1 7 (87.50%) jQuery
1 7 (87.50%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) MVC
1 7 (87.50%) SDLC
1 7 (87.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
1 7 (87.50%) PowerShell
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
1 7 (87.50%) T-SQL
1 7 (87.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCAD
2 7 (87.50%) MCSD
2 7 (87.50%) MCTS
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) VMware