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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 62 58 40
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 60 54 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.45% 3.31% 4.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.05% 12.11% 16.80%
Number of salaries quoted 57 49 74
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
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
543 446 482
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.22% 27.33% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 429 396 383
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,250
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 March 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 160 (96.39%) Microsoft
2 115 (69.28%) Windows
3 71 (42.77%) .NET
4 66 (39.76%) C#
4 66 (39.76%) MCSE
5 65 (39.16%) SQL Server
6 63 (37.95%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (34.94%) ASP.NET
8 54 (32.53%) SQL
8 54 (32.53%) SharePoint
9 50 (30.12%) CSS
9 50 (30.12%) JavaScript
10 48 (28.92%) HTML
10 48 (28.92%) MCTS
11 47 (28.31%) Active Directory
11 47 (28.31%) VMware
12 46 (27.71%) CRM
13 43 (25.90%) SharePoint 2010
13 43 (25.90%) SharePoint 2013
14 42 (25.30%) MCSA
14 42 (25.30%) Microsoft Azure
15 38 (22.89%) MCSD
15 38 (22.89%) MCP
16 36 (21.69%) WCF
17 35 (21.08%) VMware Infrastructure
18 34 (20.48%) Windows Server 2008
18 34 (20.48%) Office 365
19 33 (19.88%) Ajax
19 33 (19.88%) Dynamics CRM
19 33 (19.88%) T-SQL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 54 (32.53%) SharePoint
2 43 (25.90%) SharePoint 2010
2 43 (25.90%) SharePoint 2013
3 29 (17.47%) BizTalk Server
4 28 (16.87%) IIS
5 17 (10.24%) MS Exchange
6 13 (7.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (6.02%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (4.22%) Lync
9 4 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.20%) CMS
10 2 (1.20%) OpenEdge
10 2 (1.20%) Apache
10 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 21 (12.65%) MS Excel
2 15 (9.04%) MS Office
3 5 (3.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 33 (19.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (25.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (20.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.65%) SAN
2 17 (10.24%) Firewall
3 13 (7.83%) DNS
4 9 (5.42%) WAN
4 9 (5.42%) LAN
5 8 (4.82%) DHCP
6 5 (3.01%) HTTPS
6 5 (3.01%) Wireshark
7 4 (2.41%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.81%) VPN
9 2 (1.20%) LDAP
9 2 (1.20%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.20%) NAS
10 1 (0.60%) VoIP
10 1 (0.60%) FTP
10 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.60%) Internet
10 1 (0.60%) Wireless
10 1 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (39.16%) SQL Server
2 32 (19.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.61%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.01%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.60%) NUnit
4 1 (0.60%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.60%) MSBuild
General
1 12 (7.23%) Finance
2 6 (3.61%) Retail
3 3 (1.81%) Marketing
3 3 (1.81%) Automotive
4 1 (0.60%) Law
4 1 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 68 (40.96%) Developer
2 41 (24.70%) SharePoint Developer
3 19 (11.45%) Consultant
4 15 (9.04%) Analyst
5 14 (8.43%) Senior Developer
5 14 (8.43%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (7.83%) Architect
7 12 (7.23%) .NET Developer
8 11 (6.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 10 (6.02%) Project Manager
10 9 (5.42%) Software Developer
10 9 (5.42%) Support Engineer
11 8 (4.82%) Technical Architect
11 8 (4.82%) Wintel Support
12 7 (4.22%) SharePoint Consultant
12 7 (4.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (3.61%) Technical Consultant
13 6 (3.61%) Junior
13 6 (3.61%) Support Technician
13 6 (3.61%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (42.77%) .NET
2 58 (34.94%) ASP.NET
3 50 (30.12%) CSS
4 48 (28.92%) HTML
5 36 (21.69%) WCF
6 33 (19.88%) Ajax
7 32 (19.28%) .NET Framework
8 17 (10.24%) HTML5
9 12 (7.23%) jQuery
9 12 (7.23%) Web Services
10 10 (6.02%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 10 (6.02%) ADO.NET
10 10 (6.02%) CSS3
11 8 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (4.82%) WPF
12 5 (3.01%) Razor View Engine
13 2 (1.20%) SOAP
13 2 (1.20%) XML
14 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
14 1 (0.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.42%) iPhone
2 9 (5.42%) iPad
3 8 (4.82%) Clustering
4 7 (4.22%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.61%) GIS
6 5 (3.01%) PMI
6 5 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.81%) iSeries
8 2 (1.20%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.20%) Statistics
8 2 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.20%) Handset
8 2 (1.20%) Replication
9 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 115 (69.28%) Windows
2 34 (20.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (10.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (6.63%) Windows 8
5 10 (6.02%) Windows 7
5 10 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.20%) CentOS
6 2 (1.20%) Linux
7 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.60%) AIX
7 1 (0.60%) Solaris
7 1 (0.60%) UNIX
7 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (37.95%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (27.71%) CRM
3 30 (18.07%) OO
4 25 (15.06%) OOA/OOD
5 20 (12.05%) Migration
6 18 (10.84%) ITIL
7 14 (8.43%) Software Engineering
7 14 (8.43%) MVC
8 13 (7.83%) Scrum
9 11 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (6.63%) PRINCE
10 10 (6.02%) Waterfall
11 9 (5.42%) PRINCE2
12 8 (4.82%) E-Commerce
12 8 (4.82%) B2B
12 8 (4.82%) Project Management
12 8 (4.82%) Mentoring
13 7 (4.22%) Incident Management
13 7 (4.22%) Technical Architecture
14 6 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 66 (39.76%) C#
2 54 (32.53%) SQL
3 50 (30.12%) JavaScript
4 33 (19.88%) T-SQL
5 10 (6.02%) VB.NET
6 7 (4.22%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.20%) PHP
7 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (39.76%) MCSE
2 48 (28.92%) MCTS
3 42 (25.30%) MCSA
4 38 (22.89%) MCP
4 38 (22.89%) MCSD
5 32 (19.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 27 (16.27%) MCITP
7 26 (15.66%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (15.66%) MCAD
8 20 (12.05%) CCNA
9 18 (10.84%) Degree
10 11 (6.63%) Security Cleared
10 11 (6.63%) CCNP
10 11 (6.63%) Citrix Certification
11 10 (6.02%) CCA
12 8 (4.82%) SC Cleared
12 8 (4.82%) VCP4
13 5 (3.01%) MAPM
13 5 (3.01%) PMI Certification
14 4 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.02%) SLA
2 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 47 (28.31%) Active Directory
2 35 (21.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (16.27%) vSphere
4 21 (12.65%) VMware ESX
5 18 (10.84%) Hyper-V
6 8 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.61%) XenApp
8 3 (1.81%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.60%) vCloud
9 1 (0.60%) XenServer
9 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (9.04%) SCOM
2 8 (4.82%) MOM
2 8 (4.82%) WSUS
3 7 (4.22%) SCCM
4 5 (3.01%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.41%) SCVMM
5 4 (2.41%) SCDPM
6 3 (1.81%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.81%) SCSM
7 1 (0.60%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 160 (96.39%) Microsoft
2 47 (28.31%) VMware
3 32 (19.28%) Citrix
4 31 (18.67%) Cisco
5 9 (5.42%) Apple
6 8 (4.82%) Juniper
7 7 (4.22%) EMC
8 6 (3.61%) NetApp
9 5 (3.01%) HP
9 5 (3.01%) BT
10 4 (2.41%) IBM
11 3 (1.81%) Veeam
12 2 (1.20%) SonicWALL
12 2 (1.20%) Symantec
12 2 (1.20%) Dell
12 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.20%) CommVault
13 1 (0.60%) Stonesoft
13 1 (0.60%) Open-E
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