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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 71 62 45
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 61 60 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.19% 3.22% 5.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.53% 12.82% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 35 51 95
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 £32,500 £32,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
487 468 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.44% 25.08% 33.48%
Number of salaries quoted 303 371 533
Median salary £41,750 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.37% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £60,000
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 18 January 2017.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 101 (82.11%) Microsoft
2 79 (64.23%) MCSE
3 58 (47.15%) MS Excel
4 57 (46.34%) Windows
5 49 (39.84%) Degree
6 38 (30.89%) Active Directory
6 38 (30.89%) VMware
7 35 (28.46%) MCSA
7 35 (28.46%) MCP
7 35 (28.46%) SQL Server
8 31 (25.20%) Microsoft Azure
9 30 (24.39%) Data Centre
9 30 (24.39%) Windows Server
10 29 (23.58%) .NET
10 29 (23.58%) C#
11 27 (21.95%) Security Cleared
11 27 (21.95%) Presales
12 26 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
12 26 (21.14%) SC Cleared
12 26 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (21.14%) JavaScript
13 25 (20.33%) Project Management
14 24 (19.51%) HTML
14 24 (19.51%) ASP.NET
14 24 (19.51%) CSS
14 24 (19.51%) MS Exchange
14 24 (19.51%) Cisco
14 24 (19.51%) SQL Server 2012
14 24 (19.51%) Windows 7
15 23 (18.70%) SQL

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 24 (19.51%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.01%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (8.13%) IIS
3 10 (8.13%) Skype for Business
4 9 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.69%) SharePoint
5 7 (5.69%) Umbraco
6 6 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.44%) JBoss
8 3 (2.44%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.44%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.63%) CMS
10 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
Applications
1 58 (47.15%) MS Excel
2 19 (15.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (25.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (17.89%) Office 365
3 7 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.88%) Yammer
5 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.01%) Firewall
2 14 (11.38%) LAN
2 14 (11.38%) SAN
2 14 (11.38%) WAN
3 10 (8.13%) VLAN
4 7 (5.69%) Skype
4 7 (5.69%) VPN
5 6 (4.88%) Network Security
6 5 (4.07%) DHCP
6 5 (4.07%) DNS
6 5 (4.07%) NAS
6 5 (4.07%) Unified Communications
6 5 (4.07%) VoIP
7 4 (3.25%) Wireless
8 3 (2.44%) BGP
8 3 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.44%) IPv4
8 3 (2.44%) OSPF
8 3 (2.44%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (28.46%) SQL Server
2 24 (19.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (13.01%) SQL Server 2014
4 13 (10.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (8.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (4.88%) Power BI
6 6 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (4.07%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (8.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.88%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.44%) NUnit
3 3 (2.44%) Selenium
General
1 20 (16.26%) Automotive
2 9 (7.32%) Finance
3 4 (3.25%) Retail
4 3 (2.44%) French Language
4 3 (2.44%) German Language
5 2 (1.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (21.95%) Architect
2 25 (20.33%) Developer
3 21 (17.07%) .NET Developer
4 13 (10.57%) ASP.NET Developer
4 13 (10.57%) C# .NET Developer
4 13 (10.57%) C# Developer
4 13 (10.57%) Consultant
5 12 (9.76%) SCCM Engineer
6 11 (8.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (8.94%) IT Support
7 9 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (6.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (6.50%) IT Engineer
8 8 (6.50%) Lead Architect
8 8 (6.50%) Software Developer
8 8 (6.50%) Support Engineer
8 8 (6.50%) Technical Architect
9 7 (5.69%) IT Support Engineer
9 7 (5.69%) Senior Developer
9 7 (5.69%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (23.58%) .NET
2 24 (19.51%) ASP.NET
2 24 (19.51%) CSS
2 24 (19.51%) HTML
3 17 (13.82%) jQuery
4 13 (10.57%) .NET Framework
5 7 (5.69%) Ajax
5 7 (5.69%) CSS3
5 7 (5.69%) Web Services
6 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (3.25%) WPF
7 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (2.44%) Entity Framework
7 3 (2.44%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.44%) LINQ
7 3 (2.44%) WCF
7 3 (2.44%) WF
8 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.81%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.81%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.39%) Data Centre
2 19 (15.45%) Computer Science
3 12 (9.76%) Public Cloud
4 6 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.88%) Client/Server
5 5 (4.07%) Clustering
5 5 (4.07%) Private Cloud
6 4 (3.25%) Replication
7 3 (2.44%) FMCG
7 3 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.81%) CCTV
8 1 (0.81%) CESG
8 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.81%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 57 (46.34%) Windows
2 30 (24.39%) Windows Server
3 24 (19.51%) Windows 7
4 17 (13.82%) Windows 10
5 16 (13.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (10.57%) Windows 8
8 7 (5.69%) Linux
9 3 (2.44%) Unix
9 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.63%) Android
11 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.95%) Presales
2 26 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (20.33%) Project Management
4 21 (17.07%) Time Management
5 19 (15.45%) Software Engineering
6 17 (13.82%) Line Management
7 16 (13.01%) Root Cause Analysis
8 14 (11.38%) ITIL
8 14 (11.38%) Scrum
9 13 (10.57%) Mentoring
10 12 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (8.94%) MVC
12 9 (7.32%) Business Development
13 8 (6.50%) Migration
14 7 (5.69%) Front End Development
14 7 (5.69%) TDD
14 7 (5.69%) Web Development
15 6 (4.88%) High Availability
15 6 (4.88%) Wireframes
16 5 (4.07%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.58%) C#
2 26 (21.14%) JavaScript
3 23 (18.70%) SQL
4 18 (14.63%) PowerShell
5 13 (10.57%) T-SQL
6 6 (4.88%) VBScript
7 5 (4.07%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.44%) Java
9 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.81%) C++
10 1 (0.81%) Python
10 1 (0.81%) VBA
10 1 (0.81%) X++
Qualifications
1 79 (64.23%) MCSE
2 49 (39.84%) Degree
3 35 (28.46%) MCP
3 35 (28.46%) MCSA
4 27 (21.95%) Security Cleared
5 26 (21.14%) SC Cleared
6 16 (13.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (11.38%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (10.57%) MCSD
9 9 (7.32%) CCNA
9 9 (7.32%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (7.32%) VCAP
9 9 (7.32%) VCDX
10 8 (6.50%) MCTS
11 7 (5.69%) MCAD
12 5 (4.07%) CCNP
12 5 (4.07%) MCITP
13 3 (2.44%) DBS Check
13 3 (2.44%) NCDA
13 3 (2.44%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 38 (30.89%) Active Directory
2 26 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (14.63%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.69%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.25%) vSphere
6 4 (3.25%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.63%) XenApp
8 1 (0.81%) Docker
8 1 (0.81%) Firmware
8 1 (0.81%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (13.01%) SCCM
2 5 (4.07%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.25%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.25%) WSUS
4 3 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.44%) SCOM
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 101 (82.11%) Microsoft
2 38 (30.89%) VMware
3 24 (19.51%) Cisco
4 13 (10.57%) Citrix
5 12 (9.76%) NetApp
6 8 (6.50%) HP
7 5 (4.07%) Sophos
8 4 (3.25%) Kaspersky
8 4 (3.25%) Symantec
8 4 (3.25%) Veeam
9 3 (2.44%) Juniper
10 2 (1.63%) EMC
10 2 (1.63%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.81%) 3Com
11 1 (0.81%) Apple
11 1 (0.81%) Dell
11 1 (0.81%) IBM
11 1 (0.81%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.81%) Remedy
11 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
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