The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 40 47 38
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 114 97 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.00% 4.52% 4.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.65% 15.40% 17.70%
Number of salaries quoted 85 85 68
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,728 £32,900 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £58,000 £51,050
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
Microsoft Certification
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
778 630 486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.12% 29.33% 27.87%
Number of salaries quoted 674 567 396
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Birmingham region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Microsoft Certification.

1 176 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 127 (66.15%) Windows
3 105 (54.69%) MCSE
4 87 (45.31%) VMware
5 81 (42.19%) Active Directory
6 72 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 68 (35.42%) MCITP
8 60 (31.25%) Degree
8 60 (31.25%) MS Exchange
9 56 (29.17%) MS Excel
10 55 (28.65%) Hyper-V
11 51 (26.56%) SQL Server
12 46 (23.96%) MCTS
13 44 (22.92%) Citrix
14 43 (22.40%) .NET
15 41 (21.35%) C#
16 40 (20.83%) SCCM
16 40 (20.83%) Lync
17 39 (20.31%) Cisco
18 38 (19.79%) SharePoint
19 37 (19.27%) Project Management
20 36 (18.75%) Citrix Certification
20 36 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
20 36 (18.75%) Windows 7
21 35 (18.23%) Office 365
21 35 (18.23%) Windows Server 2012
21 35 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
22 33 (17.19%) SQL
23 32 (16.67%) ASP.NET
23 32 (16.67%) CCA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 60 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 40 (20.83%) Lync
3 38 (19.79%) SharePoint
4 31 (16.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 28 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (7.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (6.77%) SharePoint Server
7 13 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (6.77%) Office Communications Server
8 10 (5.21%) IIS
9 8 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.52%) Apache
11 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 56 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 22 (11.46%) MS Office
3 6 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (7.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 35 (18.23%) Office 365
2 17 (8.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.58%) Unified Communications
2 26 (13.54%) SAN
3 16 (8.33%) VPN
4 15 (7.81%) WAN
4 15 (7.81%) NAS
5 13 (6.77%) TCP/IP
6 12 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (6.25%) DHCP
6 12 (6.25%) DNS
7 10 (5.21%) WAAS
7 10 (5.21%) Firewall
8 9 (4.69%) Internet
8 9 (4.69%) ADSL
9 8 (4.17%) LAN
10 7 (3.65%) Network Security
10 7 (3.65%) NetScaler
11 6 (3.13%) Wireless
12 5 (2.60%) IP Telephony
13 4 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (1.56%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (26.56%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (5.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (7.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (4.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.52%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.52%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.52%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.52%) ProC
General
1 13 (6.77%) Finance
2 5 (2.60%) Automotive
2 5 (2.60%) Legal
2 5 (2.60%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.56%) Law
4 2 (1.04%) Advertising
4 2 (1.04%) Back Office
5 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (23.96%) Consultant
2 43 (22.40%) Developer
3 34 (17.71%) Architect
4 28 (14.58%) Microsoft Consultant
5 18 (9.38%) Analyst
6 15 (7.81%) Software Developer
6 15 (7.81%) Senior Developer
7 14 (7.29%) .NET Developer
8 13 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (6.77%) Exchange Consultant
8 13 (6.77%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (6.77%) Technical Architect
9 12 (6.25%) Virtualisation Architect
9 12 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
10 11 (5.73%) Support Analyst
11 10 (5.21%) Storage Solutions Architect
11 10 (5.21%) Storage Architect
12 9 (4.69%) Support Engineer
12 9 (4.69%) Server Engineer
13 8 (4.17%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (22.40%) .NET
2 32 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 23 (11.98%) HTML
4 20 (10.42%) CSS
5 19 (9.90%) WCF
6 17 (8.85%) Ajax
7 14 (7.29%) jQuery
8 13 (6.77%) Web Services
9 12 (6.25%) XML
10 9 (4.69%) .NET Framework
11 8 (4.17%) ADO.NET
11 8 (4.17%) SOAP
12 5 (2.60%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 5 (2.60%) WPF
12 5 (2.60%) HTML5
12 5 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (2.60%) CSS3
13 4 (2.08%) Reactive Extensions
13 4 (2.08%) Managed Extensibility Framework
13 4 (2.08%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 11 (5.73%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.21%) CLARiiON
3 10 (5.21%) Celerra
4 9 (4.69%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.69%) Clustering
4 9 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.65%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.65%) Mathematics
6 6 (3.13%) Remote Sensing
6 6 (3.13%) Telematics
7 5 (2.60%) iPad
7 5 (2.60%) iPhone
8 4 (2.08%) NHS
9 3 (1.56%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.56%) PMI
9 3 (1.56%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.56%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.04%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.52%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 127 (66.15%) Windows
2 36 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 36 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 35 (18.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (7.29%) Windows 8
4 14 (7.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.08%) Linux
7 3 (1.56%) Android
8 1 (0.52%) UNIX
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.27%) Project Management
2 35 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (16.67%) Migration
4 22 (11.46%) CRM
5 21 (10.94%) ITIL
6 16 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
7 13 (6.77%) Technical Architecture
7 13 (6.77%) Technical Analysis
8 11 (5.73%) Business Development
8 11 (5.73%) Software Engineering
8 11 (5.73%) Scrum
9 8 (4.17%) Data Migration
9 8 (4.17%) TDD
10 7 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (3.13%) Multithreading
11 6 (3.13%) Data Protection
11 6 (3.13%) Waterfall
11 6 (3.13%) E-Commerce
12 5 (2.60%) B2B
12 5 (2.60%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 41 (21.35%) C#
2 33 (17.19%) SQL
3 20 (10.42%) JavaScript
4 15 (7.81%) T-SQL
5 8 (4.17%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.08%) VB
7 3 (1.56%) C
7 3 (1.56%) VB6
7 3 (1.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.52%) VBScript
8 1 (0.52%) PHP
8 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 105 (54.69%) MCSE
2 68 (35.42%) MCITP
3 60 (31.25%) Degree
4 46 (23.96%) MCTS
5 36 (18.75%) Citrix Certification
6 32 (16.67%) CCA
7 29 (15.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 27 (14.06%) MCSA
9 26 (13.54%) MCP
10 23 (11.98%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (9.38%) CCNA
12 14 (7.29%) VTSP
12 14 (7.29%) CCEE
13 13 (6.77%) MCSD
13 13 (6.77%) SC Cleared
13 13 (6.77%) Security Cleared
14 12 (6.25%) VCAP
15 11 (5.73%) CCIA
16 10 (5.21%) NCDA
16 10 (5.21%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.73%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 81 (42.19%) Active Directory
2 72 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (28.65%) Hyper-V
4 31 (16.15%) XenDesktop
5 21 (10.94%) vSphere
6 19 (9.90%) XenApp
7 12 (6.25%) vCloud
8 8 (4.17%) Terminal Services
9 7 (3.65%) VMware Server
10 4 (2.08%) XenServer
10 4 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (2.08%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 40 (20.83%) SCCM
2 18 (9.38%) SCOM
3 8 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.60%) SCVMM
4 5 (2.60%) SCDPM
4 5 (2.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (2.60%) XenMobile
5 4 (2.08%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.56%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.04%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.52%) MOM
8 1 (0.52%) WSUS
8 1 (0.52%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 176 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 87 (45.31%) VMware
3 44 (22.92%) Citrix
4 39 (20.31%) Cisco
5 24 (12.50%) HP
6 22 (11.46%) NetApp
7 13 (6.77%) EMC
8 10 (5.21%) 3PAR
9 8 (4.17%) SolarWinds
9 8 (4.17%) Apple
9 8 (4.17%) Intel
10 7 (3.65%) Websense
11 6 (3.13%) Symantec
12 5 (2.60%) SonicWALL
13 4 (2.08%) IBM
13 4 (2.08%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.56%) AppSense
14 3 (1.56%) WatchGuard
15 2 (1.04%) AVG
15 2 (1.04%) Kaspersky
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