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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 51 67 46
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -21
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 76 39 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.22% 2.67% 4.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.24% 9.40% 14.86%
Number of salaries quoted 76 31 65
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -1.33%
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
621 415 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.44% 28.41% 28.24%
Number of salaries quoted 523 361 393
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 £29,300 £28,950
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 192 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 136 (66.67%) Windows
3 90 (44.12%) MCSE
4 76 (37.25%) SQL Server
5 75 (36.76%) .NET
6 72 (35.29%) VMware
7 71 (34.80%) C#
8 67 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
9 63 (30.88%) ASP.NET
10 62 (30.39%) Active Directory
11 59 (28.92%) SharePoint
11 59 (28.92%) MCTS
12 55 (26.96%) VMware Infrastructure
12 55 (26.96%) SQL
13 52 (25.49%) JavaScript
13 52 (25.49%) CSS
14 50 (24.51%) HTML
15 49 (24.02%) Citrix
15 49 (24.02%) Microsoft Azure
16 48 (23.53%) SharePoint 2013
16 48 (23.53%) Cisco
16 48 (23.53%) CRM
17 47 (23.04%) SharePoint 2010
18 46 (22.55%) MCSA
19 44 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
20 43 (21.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 42 (20.59%) vSphere
21 42 (20.59%) Office 365
22 41 (20.10%) MCSD
23 40 (19.61%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 59 (28.92%) SharePoint
2 48 (23.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 47 (23.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 32 (15.69%) IIS
4 32 (15.69%) BizTalk Server
5 29 (14.22%) MS Exchange
6 25 (12.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (6.37%) Lync
8 12 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
8 12 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.98%) OpenEdge
11 2 (0.98%) Apache
11 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.49%) CMS
Applications
1 26 (12.75%) MS Excel
2 21 (10.29%) MS Office
3 11 (5.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 35 (17.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 49 (24.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (20.59%) Office 365
3 2 (0.98%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.73%) SAN
2 17 (8.33%) Firewall
3 16 (7.84%) DNS
4 11 (5.39%) WAN
4 11 (5.39%) DHCP
4 11 (5.39%) LAN
5 9 (4.41%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (3.92%) NetScaler
7 7 (3.43%) Unified Communications
8 5 (2.45%) WAAS
8 5 (2.45%) Wireshark
8 5 (2.45%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.96%) Wireless
10 3 (1.47%) VPN
10 3 (1.47%) NAS
11 2 (0.98%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.98%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.49%) Network Security
12 1 (0.49%) LDAP
12 1 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (37.25%) SQL Server
2 40 (19.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.47%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.45%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.49%) NUnit
4 1 (0.49%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.49%) MSBuild
General
1 16 (7.84%) Finance
2 6 (2.94%) Retail
3 3 (1.47%) Automotive
4 2 (0.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.49%) Law
5 1 (0.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 73 (35.78%) Developer
2 46 (22.55%) SharePoint Developer
3 31 (15.20%) Consultant
4 27 (13.24%) Architect
5 17 (8.33%) Analyst
6 16 (7.84%) Project Manager
6 16 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support
7 14 (6.86%) Senior Developer
8 13 (6.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 12 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
9 12 (5.88%) Support Engineer
10 11 (5.39%) .NET Developer
11 10 (4.90%) Software Developer
12 9 (4.41%) Wintel Support
12 9 (4.41%) Virtualisation Architect
13 8 (3.92%) SharePoint Consultant
13 8 (3.92%) Senior Project Manager
13 8 (3.92%) Technical Architect
13 8 (3.92%) Senior Manager
14 7 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (36.76%) .NET
2 63 (30.88%) ASP.NET
3 52 (25.49%) CSS
4 50 (24.51%) HTML
5 39 (19.12%) WCF
6 35 (17.16%) .NET Framework
6 35 (17.16%) Ajax
7 16 (7.84%) HTML5
8 12 (5.88%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 12 (5.88%) ADO.NET
8 12 (5.88%) jQuery
9 11 (5.39%) Web Services
10 10 (4.90%) CSS3
11 8 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (3.92%) WPF
12 5 (2.45%) Razor View Engine
13 2 (0.98%) Application Packaging
14 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
14 1 (0.49%) XML
14 1 (0.49%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.39%) Clustering
2 10 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.41%) iPad
3 9 (4.41%) iPhone
4 8 (3.92%) PMI
4 8 (3.92%) GIS
5 7 (3.43%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.45%) Celerra
6 5 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.45%) CLARiiON
7 4 (1.96%) FlexPod
8 3 (1.47%) NHS
9 2 (0.98%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.98%) Statistics
9 2 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.98%) Handset
9 2 (0.98%) Replication
9 2 (0.98%) iSeries
10 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 136 (66.67%) Windows
2 44 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (6.86%) Windows 7
4 14 (6.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (6.37%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.96%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.98%) CentOS
7 2 (0.98%) Linux
8 1 (0.49%) UNIX
8 1 (0.49%) AIX
8 1 (0.49%) Solaris
8 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (23.53%) CRM
3 33 (16.18%) OO
4 28 (13.73%) OOA/OOD
4 28 (13.73%) ITIL
5 26 (12.75%) Migration
6 16 (7.84%) Software Engineering
6 16 (7.84%) PRINCE
7 15 (7.35%) Project Management
8 14 (6.86%) PRINCE2
8 14 (6.86%) MVC
9 13 (6.37%) Scrum
9 13 (6.37%) Waterfall
10 12 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (3.92%) B2B
11 8 (3.92%) E-Commerce
11 8 (3.92%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (3.43%) Incident Management
13 6 (2.94%) Matrix Management
13 6 (2.94%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (34.80%) C#
2 55 (26.96%) SQL
3 52 (25.49%) JavaScript
4 35 (17.16%) T-SQL
5 12 (5.88%) VB.NET
6 7 (3.43%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.98%) PHP
7 2 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 90 (44.12%) MCSE
2 59 (28.92%) MCTS
3 46 (22.55%) MCSA
4 43 (21.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 41 (20.10%) MCSD
6 39 (19.12%) MCP
7 37 (18.14%) MCITP
8 33 (16.18%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (14.22%) MCAD
10 25 (12.25%) Citrix Certification
11 24 (11.76%) Degree
12 21 (10.29%) CCNA
13 20 (9.80%) CCA
14 15 (7.35%) CCNP
14 15 (7.35%) Security Cleared
15 14 (6.86%) VTSP
16 13 (6.37%) VCP4
17 12 (5.88%) SC Cleared
18 10 (4.90%) VCAP
19 8 (3.92%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 62 (30.39%) Active Directory
2 55 (26.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (20.59%) vSphere
4 36 (17.65%) Hyper-V
5 21 (10.29%) VMware ESX
6 18 (8.82%) XenApp
7 12 (5.88%) XenDesktop
8 10 (4.90%) vCloud
9 8 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.96%) XenServer
10 4 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.98%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (7.84%) SCOM
2 9 (4.41%) MOM
2 9 (4.41%) WSUS
2 9 (4.41%) SCCM
3 7 (3.43%) XenMobile
4 6 (2.94%) SCOrch
4 6 (2.94%) SCVMM
5 5 (2.45%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.45%) SCSM
6 4 (1.96%) SCDPM
7 3 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.98%) Windows Intune
8 2 (0.98%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 192 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 72 (35.29%) VMware
3 49 (24.02%) Citrix
4 48 (23.53%) Cisco
5 20 (9.80%) NetApp
6 18 (8.82%) EMC
7 16 (7.84%) HP
8 11 (5.39%) IBM
9 10 (4.90%) Juniper
10 9 (4.41%) Apple
11 5 (2.45%) BT
11 5 (2.45%) 3PAR
12 4 (1.96%) Open-E
13 3 (1.47%) Symantec
13 3 (1.47%) CommVault
14 2 (0.98%) Red Hat
14 2 (0.98%) Dell
14 2 (0.98%) AppSense
14 2 (0.98%) SonicWALL
14 2 (0.98%) Veeam
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £50k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Serco Group PLC
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Holidays / Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: Excellent Salary + Car + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + OTE £60k - Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Benefi6s
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £52000 - £58000 per annum, Benefits benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits incl Microsoft Certifications
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Netcom Resourcing
Salary: 16000-24000
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits/ AX2012 Implementation Project
Posted: 25 days ago