The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 34 39 28
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 104 103 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.17% 5.06% 6.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.34% 16.14% 21.19%
Number of salaries quoted 91 88 91
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,550 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
678 638 472
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.68% 31.34% 28.35%
Number of salaries quoted 594 569 402
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,375 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

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 1 August 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 155 (89.08%) Microsoft
2 117 (67.24%) Windows
3 96 (55.17%) MCSE
4 76 (43.68%) Active Directory
5 73 (41.95%) VMware
6 70 (40.23%) MCITP
7 60 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
8 58 (33.33%) Degree
9 55 (31.61%) MS Excel
10 54 (31.03%) MS Exchange
11 49 (28.16%) SQL Server
11 49 (28.16%) Hyper-V
12 45 (25.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 45 (25.86%) SCCM
13 44 (25.29%) MCTS
14 41 (23.56%) Windows 7
15 39 (22.41%) .NET
16 38 (21.84%) SharePoint
17 37 (21.26%) Lync
18 36 (20.69%) C#
19 35 (20.11%) Citrix
20 33 (18.97%) Office 365
21 32 (18.39%) Migration
21 32 (18.39%) Cisco
22 31 (17.82%) Project Management
22 31 (17.82%) Windows Server 2012
23 29 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
23 29 (16.67%) SQL
23 29 (16.67%) MCP
24 28 (16.09%) Unified Communications

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 54 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 38 (21.84%) SharePoint
3 37 (21.26%) Lync
4 26 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (13.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (13.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (8.05%) Office Communications Server
7 13 (7.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (7.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (7.47%) SharePoint Server
8 10 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (5.75%) IIS
9 4 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (1.15%) Apache
11 2 (1.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 55 (31.61%) MS Excel
2 16 (9.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (2.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 33 (18.97%) Office 365
2 13 (7.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.09%) Unified Communications
2 23 (13.22%) SAN
3 20 (11.49%) TCP/IP
3 20 (11.49%) VPN
4 15 (8.62%) NAS
4 15 (8.62%) Firewall
5 14 (8.05%) DNS
5 14 (8.05%) WAN
5 14 (8.05%) DHCP
6 10 (5.75%) Internet
6 10 (5.75%) ADSL
7 6 (3.45%) LAN
7 6 (3.45%) Network Security
7 6 (3.45%) NetScaler
8 5 (2.87%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (2.87%) WAAS
8 5 (2.87%) IP Telephony
9 4 (2.30%) SSL
9 4 (2.30%) Wireless
9 4 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (28.16%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.15%) DTS
7 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.57%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.57%) OLTP
8 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (4.60%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.57%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.57%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.57%) AdminStudio
General
1 11 (6.32%) Finance
2 4 (2.30%) Legal
2 4 (2.30%) Automotive
2 4 (2.30%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.15%) Back Office
3 2 (1.15%) Advertising
3 2 (1.15%) Law
4 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.57%) Banking
4 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (32.76%) Consultant
2 38 (21.84%) Developer
3 33 (18.97%) Microsoft Consultant
4 26 (14.94%) Architect
5 19 (10.92%) Analyst
6 14 (8.05%) Technical Architect
7 13 (7.47%) Software Developer
7 13 (7.47%) Technical Consultant
7 13 (7.47%) Exchange Consultant
8 12 (6.90%) Support Analyst
9 11 (6.32%) .NET Developer
10 9 (5.17%) Senior Developer
10 9 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (4.60%) Administrator
11 8 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (4.60%) CRM Developer
12 7 (4.02%) Applications Developer
13 6 (3.45%) Senior Consultant
13 6 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
13 6 (3.45%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (22.41%) .NET
2 26 (14.94%) ASP.NET
3 22 (12.64%) HTML
4 17 (9.77%) WCF
4 17 (9.77%) CSS
5 16 (9.20%) Web Services
6 14 (8.05%) Ajax
7 13 (7.47%) XML
8 12 (6.90%) jQuery
9 8 (4.60%) .NET Framework
9 8 (4.60%) SOAP
9 8 (4.60%) CSS3
10 7 (4.02%) ADO.NET
11 6 (3.45%) HTML5
12 4 (2.30%) WPF
12 4 (2.30%) Silverlight
12 4 (2.30%) Application Packaging
12 4 (2.30%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 4 (2.30%) Reactive Extensions
12 4 (2.30%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.62%) Computer Science
2 14 (8.05%) Blackberry
3 11 (6.32%) Clustering
4 10 (5.75%) Mobile App
5 7 (4.02%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.45%) Celerra
6 6 (3.45%) CLARiiON
7 5 (2.87%) iPad
7 5 (2.87%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.87%) iPhone
8 4 (2.30%) Remote Sensing
8 4 (2.30%) Telematics
9 3 (1.72%) Replication
9 3 (1.72%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.15%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.15%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.57%) EqualLogic
11 1 (0.57%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.57%) PDA
11 1 (0.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 117 (67.24%) Windows
2 45 (25.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (23.56%) Windows 7
4 31 (17.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (11.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (7.47%) Windows 8
7 12 (6.90%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.30%) Linux
8 4 (2.30%) Android
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.39%) Migration
2 31 (17.82%) Project Management
3 18 (10.34%) CRM
3 18 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (8.62%) Customer Engagement
4 15 (8.62%) ITIL
5 13 (7.47%) Technical Analysis
5 13 (7.47%) Technical Architecture
6 12 (6.90%) Software Engineering
7 11 (6.32%) Business Development
7 11 (6.32%) Service Delivery
8 9 (5.17%) Data Protection
9 8 (4.60%) Scrum
9 8 (4.60%) TDD
10 7 (4.02%) Data Migration
10 7 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (2.87%) Integration Testing
11 5 (2.87%) Load Balancing
11 5 (2.87%) E-Commerce
12 4 (2.30%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 36 (20.69%) C#
2 29 (16.67%) SQL
3 17 (9.77%) JavaScript
4 15 (8.62%) T-SQL
5 9 (5.17%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.30%) C
6 4 (2.30%) VB
6 4 (2.30%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.72%) VB6
8 2 (1.15%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.15%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.57%) VBScript
9 1 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 96 (55.17%) MCSE
2 70 (40.23%) MCITP
3 58 (33.33%) Degree
4 44 (25.29%) MCTS
5 29 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
5 29 (16.67%) MCP
6 24 (13.79%) CCA
6 24 (13.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (13.22%) MCSA
8 18 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (8.62%) Security Cleared
9 15 (8.62%) CCEE
9 15 (8.62%) CCNA
10 10 (5.75%) SC Cleared
11 9 (5.17%) CCIA
12 7 (4.02%) NCDA
12 7 (4.02%) VCAP
12 7 (4.02%) MCSD
12 7 (4.02%) CCEA
13 6 (3.45%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.02%) SLA
2 2 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 76 (43.68%) Active Directory
2 60 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (28.16%) Hyper-V
4 26 (14.94%) XenDesktop
5 16 (9.20%) vSphere
5 16 (9.20%) XenApp
6 10 (5.75%) Terminal Services
7 8 (4.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (3.45%) VMware Server
8 6 (3.45%) XenServer
8 6 (3.45%) vCloud
9 4 (2.30%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.72%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.72%) UAG
11 1 (0.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 45 (25.86%) SCCM
2 24 (13.79%) SCOM
3 13 (7.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (4.60%) SCVMM
4 8 (4.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (3.45%) SCDPM
6 4 (2.30%) MOM
7 3 (1.72%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.72%) XenMobile
7 3 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (1.72%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.15%) SCSM
9 1 (0.57%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.57%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 155 (89.08%) Microsoft
2 73 (41.95%) VMware
3 35 (20.11%) Citrix
4 32 (18.39%) Cisco
5 20 (11.49%) HP
6 11 (6.32%) NetApp
7 10 (5.75%) Intel
8 8 (4.60%) EMC
9 7 (4.02%) Apple
9 7 (4.02%) Symantec
10 6 (3.45%) Websense
10 6 (3.45%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.87%) 3PAR
12 4 (2.30%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.72%) AppSense
13 3 (1.72%) WatchGuard
13 3 (1.72%) SonicWALL
13 3 (1.72%) Dell
14 2 (1.15%) Juniper
14 2 (1.15%) IBM
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