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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 63 64 55
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 54 71 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.04% 3.31% 4.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.77% 12.79% 13.93%
Number of salaries quoted 34 64 78
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £32,150 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,250 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

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
423 555 560
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.82% 25.86% 31.27%
Number of salaries quoted 279 417 479
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -11.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,900 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 80 (70.80%) Microsoft
2 77 (68.14%) MCSE
3 51 (45.13%) MS Excel
4 49 (43.36%) Windows
5 42 (37.17%) Degree
6 37 (32.74%) VMware
7 33 (29.20%) Data Centre
8 32 (28.32%) Active Directory
8 32 (28.32%) Microsoft Azure
9 30 (26.55%) MCP
9 30 (26.55%) Project Management
10 29 (25.66%) SQL Server
11 28 (24.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 26 (23.01%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (23.01%) Presales
13 25 (22.12%) Windows Server
13 25 (22.12%) Line Management
13 25 (22.12%) .NET
13 25 (22.12%) C#
14 24 (21.24%) JavaScript
14 24 (21.24%) MCSA
15 23 (20.35%) SQL Server 2012
16 22 (19.47%) SQL
16 22 (19.47%) HTML
16 22 (19.47%) ASP.NET
16 22 (19.47%) CSS
16 22 (19.47%) Time Management
16 22 (19.47%) Security Cleared
17 21 (18.58%) SC Cleared
18 20 (17.70%) Automotive

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (15.93%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (6.19%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.54%) IIS
4 4 (3.54%) Umbraco
5 3 (2.65%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.77%) CMS
6 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 51 (45.13%) MS Excel
2 13 (11.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (28.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (14.16%) Office 365
3 3 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.88%) IaaS
5 1 (0.88%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.62%) SAN
2 10 (8.85%) Firewall
2 10 (8.85%) LAN
2 10 (8.85%) WAN
3 7 (6.19%) Skype
4 6 (5.31%) VLAN
5 5 (4.42%) DHCP
5 5 (4.42%) DNS
5 5 (4.42%) NAS
5 5 (4.42%) Network Security
5 5 (4.42%) VoIP
6 4 (3.54%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.54%) Unified Communications
6 4 (3.54%) Wireless
7 3 (2.65%) BGP
7 3 (2.65%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (2.65%) OSPF
7 3 (2.65%) RIP
7 3 (2.65%) VPN
8 2 (1.77%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (25.66%) SQL Server
2 23 (20.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (15.93%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (7.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (6.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.54%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.77%) DB2
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (12.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (7.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.88%) NUnit
3 1 (0.88%) Selenium
General
1 20 (17.70%) Automotive
2 8 (7.08%) Finance
3 7 (6.19%) Retail
4 3 (2.65%) Games
5 2 (1.77%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (29.20%) Architect
2 23 (20.35%) Developer
3 21 (18.58%) .NET Developer
4 15 (13.27%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (9.73%) ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (9.73%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (9.73%) C# Developer
6 9 (7.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (7.96%) SCCM Engineer
6 9 (7.96%) Senior Developer
7 8 (7.08%) Consultant
7 8 (7.08%) Lead Architect
7 8 (7.08%) Senior .NET Developer
7 8 (7.08%) Technical Architect
8 7 (6.19%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.31%) .NET Software Developer
9 6 (5.31%) C# Software Developer
9 6 (5.31%) IT Manager
10 5 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (3.54%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (22.12%) .NET
2 22 (19.47%) ASP.NET
2 22 (19.47%) CSS
2 22 (19.47%) HTML
3 14 (12.39%) jQuery
4 8 (7.08%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.54%) Ajax
5 4 (3.54%) CSS3
5 4 (3.54%) Web Services
6 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.77%) WPF
7 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.88%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.88%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.88%) LINQ
7 1 (0.88%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.88%) WCF
7 1 (0.88%) WF
7 1 (0.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 33 (29.20%) Data Centre
2 17 (15.04%) Public Cloud
3 13 (11.50%) Computer Science
4 9 (7.96%) Private Cloud
5 6 (5.31%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.54%) Clustering
7 3 (2.65%) FMCG
7 3 (2.65%) Online Games
7 3 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.77%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.88%) CCTV
9 1 (0.88%) CESG
9 1 (0.88%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.88%) Life Science
9 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 49 (43.36%) Windows
2 25 (22.12%) Windows Server
3 20 (17.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (15.93%) Windows 7
5 14 (12.39%) Windows 10
5 14 (12.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (9.73%) Linux
7 9 (7.96%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.65%) Unix
8 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.77%) Android
9 2 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.55%) Project Management
2 26 (23.01%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (23.01%) Presales
3 25 (22.12%) Line Management
4 22 (19.47%) Time Management
5 17 (15.04%) Scrum
6 16 (14.16%) Customer Requirements
6 16 (14.16%) ITIL
6 16 (14.16%) Mentoring
7 14 (12.39%) Business Development
8 13 (11.50%) Software Engineering
9 12 (10.62%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (7.96%) TDD
11 7 (6.19%) Migration
12 6 (5.31%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (5.31%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 6 (5.31%) MVC
13 5 (4.42%) High Availability
13 5 (4.42%) Operations Management
13 5 (4.42%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.12%) C#
2 24 (21.24%) JavaScript
3 22 (19.47%) SQL
4 14 (12.39%) PowerShell
5 9 (7.96%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.31%) VBScript
7 2 (1.77%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.77%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.88%) C++
8 1 (0.88%) Java
8 1 (0.88%) VBA
8 1 (0.88%) X++
Qualifications
1 77 (68.14%) MCSE
2 42 (37.17%) Degree
3 30 (26.55%) MCP
4 24 (21.24%) MCSA
5 22 (19.47%) Security Cleared
6 21 (18.58%) SC Cleared
7 14 (12.39%) VCAP
7 14 (12.39%) VCDX
8 13 (11.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (9.73%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (7.96%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (5.31%) CCNA
12 5 (4.42%) MCSD
12 5 (4.42%) MCTS
12 5 (4.42%) RHCE
13 4 (3.54%) MCAD
13 4 (3.54%) MCITP
13 4 (3.54%) RHCA
13 4 (3.54%) RHCSA
14 3 (2.65%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 32 (28.32%) Active Directory
2 28 (24.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (12.39%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.31%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (3.54%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.65%) vSphere
8 2 (1.77%) XenApp
9 1 (0.88%) Firmware
9 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (11.50%) SCCM
2 5 (4.42%) ZABBIX
3 4 (3.54%) SCOM
4 3 (2.65%) WSUS
5 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.88%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 80 (70.80%) Microsoft
2 37 (32.74%) VMware
3 18 (15.93%) Cisco
4 9 (7.96%) NetApp
5 8 (7.08%) Citrix
6 7 (6.19%) HP
7 6 (5.31%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.42%) New Relic
9 4 (3.54%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.77%) Dell
10 2 (1.77%) EMC
10 2 (1.77%) Oracle
11 1 (0.88%) 3Com
11 1 (0.88%) Apple
11 1 (0.88%) CommVault
11 1 (0.88%) IBM
11 1 (0.88%) Juniper
11 1 (0.88%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.88%) Remedy
11 1 (0.88%) Sophos
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