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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 109 93 85
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCP 17 21 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.96% 1.15% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.09% 4.09% 5.44%
Number of salaries quoted 17 21 28
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £25,000 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -1.42%
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
551 514 533
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.13% 28.21% 31.54%
Number of salaries quoted 415 454 425
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,650
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,750
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 22 May 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 35 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 33 (78.57%) Windows
3 28 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (57.14%) SQL
5 21 (50.00%) .NET
5 21 (50.00%) C#
5 21 (50.00%) HTML
5 21 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 20 (47.62%) CSS
6 20 (47.62%) JavaScript
6 20 (47.62%) T-SQL
6 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
7 19 (45.24%) SQL Server
7 19 (45.24%) CRM
7 19 (45.24%) MCTS
8 18 (42.86%) Ajax
8 18 (42.86%) .NET Framework
8 18 (42.86%) WCF
8 18 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (42.86%) MCAD
8 18 (42.86%) MCSD
8 18 (42.86%) IIS
9 16 (38.10%) Dynamics CRM
9 16 (38.10%) Office 365
10 15 (35.71%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (35.71%) SharePoint 2010
10 15 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
10 15 (35.71%) OOA/OOD
10 15 (35.71%) OO

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 18 (42.86%) IIS
2 15 (35.71%) SharePoint 2013
2 15 (35.71%) SharePoint 2010
2 15 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 15 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 15 (35.71%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (26.19%) Exchange Server 2000
4 9 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (38.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (38.10%) Office 365
2 15 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Firewall
1 3 (7.14%) Kerberos
1 3 (7.14%) SAN
2 2 (4.76%) IPv4
2 2 (4.76%) IPsec
3 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.38%) VLAN
3 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (45.24%) SQL Server
2 18 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (9.52%) Automotive
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Developer
2 15 (35.71%) SharePoint Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Architect
4 5 (11.90%) .NET Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Wintel Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Project Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) IT Support
6 2 (4.76%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.76%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Wintel Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Data Centre Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Data Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Applications Developer
7 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (50.00%) .NET
1 21 (50.00%) HTML
1 21 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 20 (47.62%) CSS
3 18 (42.86%) Ajax
3 18 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 18 (42.86%) WCF
4 6 (14.29%) HTML5
5 5 (11.90%) jQuery
6 4 (9.52%) CSS3
7 3 (7.14%) WPF
7 3 (7.14%) Classic ASP
8 2 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Clustering
2 6 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.14%) iPad
3 3 (7.14%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 33 (78.57%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.90%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) CRM
2 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (35.71%) OOA/OOD
3 15 (35.71%) OO
4 6 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.14%) Change Control
5 3 (7.14%) Scrum
5 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.14%) B2B
6 2 (4.76%) ITIL
6 2 (4.76%) Web Development
6 2 (4.76%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Test Automation
6 2 (4.76%) TDD
6 2 (4.76%) Network Design
6 2 (4.76%) MVC
6 2 (4.76%) Migration
7 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.38%) Project Management
7 1 (2.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (57.14%) SQL
2 21 (50.00%) C#
3 20 (47.62%) JavaScript
3 20 (47.62%) T-SQL
4 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
5 4 (9.52%) VBScript
5 4 (9.52%) VB
6 3 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (45.24%) MCTS
3 18 (42.86%) MCAD
3 18 (42.86%) MCSD
4 12 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
6 6 (14.29%) MCSE
6 6 (14.29%) MCSA
7 5 (11.90%) MCITP
8 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.38%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.38%) A+ Certification
9 1 (2.38%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 14 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 12 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (14.29%) Terminal Services
4 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 4 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (9.52%) XenApp
6 2 (4.76%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (14.29%) ARCserve
2 6 (14.29%) NetBackup
3 5 (11.90%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 35 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (30.95%) VMware
3 12 (28.57%) Citrix
4 7 (16.67%) Symantec
5 6 (14.29%) Cisco
6 3 (7.14%) SonicWALL
6 3 (7.14%) Apple
6 3 (7.14%) HP
6 3 (7.14%) Dell
7 2 (4.76%) Intel
7 2 (4.76%) NetApp
7 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.38%) AVG
8 1 (2.38%) Kaspersky
8 1 (2.38%) Sophos
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