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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 35 44 35
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 115 103 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.28% 4.82% 5.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.29% 15.54% 18.28%
Number of salaries quoted 93 90 72
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,982 £35,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,400 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +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
752 663 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.53% 31.01% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 650 598 390
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 171 (90.48%) Microsoft
2 130 (68.78%) Windows
3 105 (55.56%) MCSE
4 84 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 82 (43.39%) VMware
6 74 (39.15%) MCITP
7 67 (35.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 64 (33.86%) Degree
9 60 (31.75%) MS Exchange
10 57 (30.16%) MS Excel
11 53 (28.04%) Hyper-V
12 51 (26.98%) SQL Server
13 48 (25.40%) MCTS
14 44 (23.28%) SCCM
15 43 (22.75%) Windows Server 2008
16 42 (22.22%) .NET
17 41 (21.69%) Lync
18 40 (21.16%) Citrix
18 40 (21.16%) SharePoint
19 39 (20.63%) C#
19 39 (20.63%) Windows 7
20 36 (19.05%) Office 365
20 36 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
21 35 (18.52%) Project Management
22 33 (17.46%) SQL
22 33 (17.46%) Migration
23 31 (16.40%) Cisco
23 31 (16.40%) Citrix Certification
23 31 (16.40%) Exchange Server 2010
24 30 (15.87%) Unified Communications

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 60 (31.75%) MS Exchange
2 41 (21.69%) Lync
3 40 (21.16%) SharePoint
4 31 (16.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (15.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 29 (15.34%) Exchange Server 2003
6 15 (7.94%) Office Communications Server
7 14 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (6.88%) SharePoint Server
9 12 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (5.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (5.29%) IIS
11 3 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (1.06%) Apache
12 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
12 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 57 (30.16%) MS Excel
2 20 (10.58%) MS Office
3 3 (1.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (6.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.12%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.12%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 36 (19.05%) Office 365
2 16 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.87%) Unified Communications
2 29 (15.34%) SAN
3 18 (9.52%) VPN
4 17 (8.99%) TCP/IP
4 17 (8.99%) NAS
5 15 (7.94%) DNS
5 15 (7.94%) DHCP
5 15 (7.94%) WAN
5 15 (7.94%) Firewall
6 9 (4.76%) Internet
6 9 (4.76%) ADSL
7 8 (4.23%) LAN
7 8 (4.23%) WAAS
7 8 (4.23%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (3.70%) Network Security
9 6 (3.17%) NetScaler
10 5 (2.65%) IP Telephony
10 5 (2.65%) Wireless
11 4 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (26.98%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.53%) DTS
8 1 (0.53%) OLTP
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.53%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.53%) ProC
3 1 (0.53%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.53%) AdminStudio
General
1 11 (5.82%) Finance
2 6 (3.17%) Automotive
3 5 (2.65%) Legal
3 5 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.59%) Law
5 2 (1.06%) Back Office
5 2 (1.06%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Retail
6 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 53 (28.04%) Consultant
2 42 (22.22%) Developer
3 33 (17.46%) Microsoft Consultant
4 28 (14.81%) Architect
5 20 (10.58%) Analyst
6 15 (7.94%) Software Developer
6 15 (7.94%) Exchange Consultant
7 14 (7.41%) Senior Developer
7 14 (7.41%) .NET Developer
8 13 (6.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (6.88%) Technical Architect
9 12 (6.35%) Technical Consultant
10 11 (5.82%) Support Analyst
10 11 (5.82%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (4.76%) Administrator
11 9 (4.76%) Server Engineer
12 8 (4.23%) Virtualisation Architect
12 8 (4.23%) CRM Developer
12 8 (4.23%) Storage Architect
12 8 (4.23%) Storage Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (22.22%) .NET
2 30 (15.87%) ASP.NET
3 23 (12.17%) HTML
4 20 (10.58%) CSS
5 18 (9.52%) WCF
6 17 (8.99%) Ajax
7 15 (7.94%) jQuery
8 14 (7.41%) Web Services
9 12 (6.35%) XML
10 8 (4.23%) SOAP
10 8 (4.23%) .NET Framework
11 7 (3.70%) ADO.NET
12 6 (3.17%) CSS3
13 5 (2.65%) WPF
13 5 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (2.65%) HTML5
14 4 (2.12%) Silverlight
14 4 (2.12%) Application Packaging
14 4 (2.12%) Windows SharePoint Services
14 4 (2.12%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.47%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.35%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.82%) Blackberry
3 11 (5.82%) Clustering
4 8 (4.23%) CLARiiON
4 8 (4.23%) Celerra
5 7 (3.70%) Mathematics
5 7 (3.70%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.17%) Remote Sensing
6 6 (3.17%) iPhone
6 6 (3.17%) Telematics
6 6 (3.17%) iPad
7 3 (1.59%) NHS
7 3 (1.59%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.59%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.06%) Replication
9 1 (0.53%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.53%) PDA
9 1 (0.53%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 130 (68.78%) Windows
2 43 (22.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (20.63%) Windows 7
4 36 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (7.94%) Windows 8
7 11 (5.82%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.65%) Linux
9 4 (2.12%) Android
10 2 (1.06%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.53%) UNIX
11 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (18.52%) Project Management
2 33 (17.46%) Migration
3 21 (11.11%) ITIL
4 20 (10.58%) CRM
5 18 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (8.47%) Customer Engagement
7 15 (7.94%) Technical Analysis
7 15 (7.94%) Technical Architecture
8 11 (5.82%) Software Engineering
8 11 (5.82%) Scrum
8 11 (5.82%) Business Development
9 9 (4.76%) Data Protection
9 9 (4.76%) Service Delivery
10 8 (4.23%) TDD
10 8 (4.23%) Data Migration
11 6 (3.17%) Multithreading
11 6 (3.17%) E-Commerce
11 6 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (2.65%) B2B
12 5 (2.65%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (20.63%) C#
2 33 (17.46%) SQL
3 20 (10.58%) JavaScript
4 15 (7.94%) T-SQL
5 7 (3.70%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.65%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.12%) C
7 4 (2.12%) VB
8 3 (1.59%) VB6
9 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.53%) VBScript
10 1 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 105 (55.56%) MCSE
2 74 (39.15%) MCITP
3 64 (33.86%) Degree
4 48 (25.40%) MCTS
5 31 (16.40%) Citrix Certification
6 29 (15.34%) MCP
7 28 (14.81%) MCSA
7 28 (14.81%) CCA
8 26 (13.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 20 (10.58%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (8.99%) CCNA
11 13 (6.88%) Security Cleared
11 13 (6.88%) CCEE
12 12 (6.35%) MCSD
13 10 (5.29%) SC Cleared
13 10 (5.29%) CCIA
14 9 (4.76%) NCDA
14 9 (4.76%) VCAP
14 9 (4.76%) CCEA
15 8 (4.23%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.82%) SLA
2 2 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 84 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 67 (35.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (28.04%) Hyper-V
4 28 (14.81%) XenDesktop
5 19 (10.05%) vSphere
6 16 (8.47%) XenApp
7 8 (4.23%) Terminal Services
7 8 (4.23%) vCloud
8 7 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (3.70%) VMware Server
9 4 (2.12%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.12%) XenServer
10 3 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.06%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.06%) UAG
12 1 (0.53%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 44 (23.28%) SCCM
2 22 (11.64%) SCOM
3 10 (5.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (3.70%) SCVMM
4 7 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (3.17%) SCDPM
6 4 (2.12%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.59%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.59%) MOM
7 3 (1.59%) XenMobile
8 2 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.06%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.53%) SCSM
9 1 (0.53%) WSUS
9 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.53%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 171 (90.48%) Microsoft
2 82 (43.39%) VMware
3 40 (21.16%) Citrix
4 31 (16.40%) Cisco
5 21 (11.11%) HP
6 15 (7.94%) NetApp
7 10 (5.29%) EMC
8 8 (4.23%) Intel
8 8 (4.23%) Apple
8 8 (4.23%) Symantec
8 8 (4.23%) SolarWinds
8 8 (4.23%) 3PAR
9 7 (3.70%) Websense
10 5 (2.65%) SonicWALL
11 4 (2.12%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.59%) AppSense
12 3 (1.59%) WatchGuard
13 2 (1.06%) Sophos
13 2 (1.06%) Juniper
13 2 (1.06%) Dell
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