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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 93 90 102
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCP 27 16 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.48% 1.02% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.53% 3.67% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 26 12 10
Average salary £52,500 £32,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.53% -10.34%
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
596 436 504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.62% 27.75% 30.34%
Number of salaries quoted 527 385 427
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,827
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +0.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £31,500
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 26 January 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 57 (98.28%) Windows
2 56 (96.55%) Microsoft
3 39 (67.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (56.90%) SQL
5 31 (53.45%) CRM
6 30 (51.72%) .NET
6 30 (51.72%) C#
6 30 (51.72%) HTML
6 30 (51.72%) ASP.NET
6 30 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (51.72%) WCF
7 26 (44.83%) Active Directory
7 26 (44.83%) CSS
7 26 (44.83%) JavaScript
7 26 (44.83%) T-SQL
8 23 (39.66%) SQL Server
8 23 (39.66%) IIS
8 23 (39.66%) MCAD
8 23 (39.66%) MCSD
8 23 (39.66%) SharePoint
8 23 (39.66%) OOA/OOD
8 23 (39.66%) OO
8 23 (39.66%) BizTalk Server
8 23 (39.66%) .NET Framework
8 23 (39.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 23 (39.66%) Microsoft Azure
8 23 (39.66%) SharePoint 2010
8 23 (39.66%) Ajax
8 23 (39.66%) MCTS
8 23 (39.66%) Dynamics CRM

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 23 (39.66%) IIS
1 23 (39.66%) SharePoint
1 23 (39.66%) BizTalk Server
1 23 (39.66%) SharePoint 2010
1 23 (39.66%) SharePoint 2013
2 21 (36.21%) MS Exchange
3 19 (32.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (32.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 19 (32.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 18 (31.03%) Exchange Server 2000
5 16 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (20.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 23 (39.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (39.66%) Microsoft Azure
1 23 (39.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) Network Security
2 2 (3.45%) LAN
2 2 (3.45%) WAN
3 1 (1.72%) DHCP
3 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.72%) VPN
3 1 (1.72%) DNS
3 1 (1.72%) SAN
3 1 (1.72%) Internet
3 1 (1.72%) Firewall
3 1 (1.72%) Wireless
3 1 (1.72%) VLAN
3 1 (1.72%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (39.66%) SQL Server
1 23 (39.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
1 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (3.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 30 (51.72%) Developer
2 23 (39.66%) SharePoint Developer
3 8 (13.79%) Wintel Consultant
3 8 (13.79%) Architect
3 8 (13.79%) Consultant
4 7 (12.07%) Wintel Architect
5 6 (10.34%) .NET Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Designer
7 4 (6.90%) IT Administrator
7 4 (6.90%) Administrator
7 4 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Lead Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Lead .NET Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Project Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Technical Architect
10 1 (1.72%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (51.72%) HTML
1 30 (51.72%) .NET
1 30 (51.72%) ASP.NET
1 30 (51.72%) WCF
2 26 (44.83%) CSS
3 23 (39.66%) Ajax
3 23 (39.66%) .NET Framework
4 7 (12.07%) WPF
4 7 (12.07%) HTML5
5 3 (5.17%) CSS3
5 3 (5.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Blackberry
1 12 (20.69%) Clustering
2 7 (12.07%) iPhone
2 7 (12.07%) iPad
3 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 57 (98.28%) Windows
2 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (13.79%) Windows 8
3 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.72%) Linux
5 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (53.45%) CRM
2 30 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (39.66%) OOA/OOD
3 23 (39.66%) OO
4 18 (31.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (17.24%) Change Control
6 7 (12.07%) Scrum
6 7 (12.07%) B2B
6 7 (12.07%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.17%) ITIL
7 3 (5.17%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.45%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.45%) TDD
9 1 (1.72%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.72%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (1.72%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 33 (56.90%) SQL
2 30 (51.72%) C#
3 26 (44.83%) JavaScript
3 26 (44.83%) T-SQL
4 8 (13.79%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.90%) VBScript
5 4 (6.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (67.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (39.66%) MCTS
2 23 (39.66%) MCAD
2 23 (39.66%) MCSD
3 19 (32.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
4 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
5 9 (15.52%) MCSE
6 3 (5.17%) MCSA
6 3 (5.17%) MCITP
7 1 (1.72%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.72%) CCNA
7 1 (1.72%) CCA
7 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 20 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (31.03%) VMware ESX
4 16 (27.59%) XenApp
5 13 (22.41%) Hyper-V
6 12 (20.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 10 (17.24%) Terminal Services
8 4 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) ARCserve
1 6 (10.34%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (10.34%) NetBackup
2 5 (8.62%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 56 (96.55%) Microsoft
2 21 (36.21%) VMware
3 18 (31.03%) Citrix
4 7 (12.07%) Apple
5 6 (10.34%) Symantec
6 4 (6.90%) Websense
7 2 (3.45%) Cisco
7 2 (3.45%) HP
7 2 (3.45%) Dell
8 1 (1.72%) NetApp
8 1 (1.72%) Sophos
8 1 (1.72%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.72%) Kaspersky
8 1 (1.72%) Kaseya
8 1 (1.72%) AVG