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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 39 54 37
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -17
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 121 71 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.86% 3.78% 5.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.67% 13.84% 17.30%
Number of salaries quoted 108 66 85
Average salary £47,500 £43,750 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% +12.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,550 £30,000 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
726 513 503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.16% 27.29% 30.10%
Number of salaries quoted 655 454 441
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
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 19 December 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 221 (92.08%) Microsoft
2 154 (64.17%) Windows
3 114 (47.50%) MCSE
4 98 (40.83%) VMware
5 85 (35.42%) Active Directory
6 76 (31.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 76 (31.67%) SQL Server
7 71 (29.58%) C#
8 70 (29.17%) .NET
9 65 (27.08%) ASP.NET
9 65 (27.08%) MCTS
10 62 (25.83%) Citrix
10 62 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
11 59 (24.58%) MCITP
11 59 (24.58%) SharePoint
12 55 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
13 53 (22.08%) Hyper-V
14 51 (21.25%) Cisco
15 50 (20.83%) SQL
15 50 (20.83%) MS Exchange
16 48 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 48 (20.00%) MCSA
16 48 (20.00%) MS Excel
17 47 (19.58%) vSphere
18 46 (19.17%) SharePoint 2013
19 41 (17.08%) HTML
19 41 (17.08%) CSS
19 41 (17.08%) ITIL
19 41 (17.08%) JavaScript
20 40 (16.67%) MCP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 59 (24.58%) SharePoint
2 50 (20.83%) MS Exchange
3 46 (19.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 37 (15.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 25 (10.42%) IIS
7 21 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 20 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 19 (7.92%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2013
10 18 (7.50%) Lync
10 18 (7.50%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.25%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.83%) Apache
12 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.83%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 48 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 33 (13.75%) MS Office
3 14 (5.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 26 (10.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 39 (16.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 39 (16.25%) Office 365
2 2 (0.83%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.67%) SAN
2 21 (8.75%) DNS
2 21 (8.75%) DHCP
3 17 (7.08%) WAN
4 16 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 15 (6.25%) LAN
6 13 (5.42%) Firewall
6 13 (5.42%) NetScaler
7 12 (5.00%) WAAS
8 11 (4.58%) Unified Communications
9 6 (2.50%) Network Security
9 6 (2.50%) VPN
10 5 (2.08%) Wireless
10 5 (2.08%) iSCSI
10 5 (2.08%) NAS
11 4 (1.67%) TCP/IP
12 3 (1.25%) VLAN
13 2 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (0.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (31.67%) SQL Server
2 37 (15.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (5.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (4.58%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.42%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.42%) ProC
3 1 (0.42%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.42%) AdminStudio
General
1 14 (5.83%) Finance
2 7 (2.92%) Automotive
3 5 (2.08%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.08%) Legal
4 2 (0.83%) Law
5 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.42%) Advertising
5 1 (0.42%) Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (29.17%) Developer
2 39 (16.25%) Consultant
3 38 (15.83%) SharePoint Developer
4 30 (12.50%) Architect
5 26 (10.83%) Analyst
6 24 (10.00%) Senior Developer
7 20 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
8 17 (7.08%) Technical Consultant
8 17 (7.08%) .NET Developer
8 17 (7.08%) Project Manager
9 16 (6.67%) Virtualisation Architect
10 14 (5.83%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (5.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 14 (5.83%) Support Engineer
11 12 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (5.00%) Storage Architect
11 12 (5.00%) Storage Solutions Architect
12 10 (4.17%) Wintel Support
12 10 (4.17%) Administrator
12 10 (4.17%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (29.17%) .NET
2 65 (27.08%) ASP.NET
3 41 (17.08%) CSS
3 41 (17.08%) HTML
4 37 (15.42%) Ajax
5 32 (13.33%) WCF
6 29 (12.08%) .NET Framework
7 18 (7.50%) jQuery
8 16 (6.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 16 (6.67%) ADO.NET
9 12 (5.00%) HTML5
10 10 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (4.17%) WPF
11 6 (2.50%) Application Packaging
12 3 (1.25%) CSS3
13 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 2 (0.83%) REST
13 2 (0.83%) Web Services
14 1 (0.42%) XML
14 1 (0.42%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.00%) CLARiiON
1 12 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 12 (5.00%) Celerra
2 11 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.17%) iPhone
3 10 (4.17%) iPad
3 10 (4.17%) Clustering
4 9 (3.75%) PMI
5 8 (3.33%) GIS
6 7 (2.92%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.50%) NHS
7 6 (2.50%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.50%) Telematics
7 6 (2.50%) Remote Sensing
8 4 (1.67%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.25%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.25%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.25%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.83%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.83%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 154 (64.17%) Windows
2 55 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (9.58%) Windows 7
5 19 (7.92%) Windows 8
6 18 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.50%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.08%) Linux
9 2 (0.83%) CentOS
10 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.42%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (17.08%) ITIL
3 39 (16.25%) CRM
4 32 (13.33%) Migration
5 25 (10.42%) Project Management
6 19 (7.92%) OOA/OOD
6 19 (7.92%) OO
7 17 (7.08%) PRINCE
7 17 (7.08%) Waterfall
8 16 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (6.67%) Scrum
9 13 (5.42%) Software Engineering
9 13 (5.42%) PRINCE2
10 11 (4.58%) E-Commerce
11 10 (4.17%) B2B
11 10 (4.17%) MVC
12 8 (3.33%) Data Protection
13 7 (2.92%) Service Delivery
14 6 (2.50%) Change Management
14 6 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 71 (29.58%) C#
2 50 (20.83%) SQL
3 41 (17.08%) JavaScript
4 28 (11.67%) T-SQL
5 16 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 9 (3.75%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.25%) PHP
8 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.83%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.83%) C
9 1 (0.42%) VBScript
9 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 114 (47.50%) MCSE
2 65 (27.08%) MCTS
3 59 (24.58%) MCITP
4 48 (20.00%) MCSA
4 48 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 40 (16.67%) MCP
5 40 (16.67%) Degree
6 38 (15.83%) Citrix Certification
7 36 (15.00%) MCSD
8 33 (13.75%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (13.33%) CCA
10 21 (8.75%) CCNA
10 21 (8.75%) VTSP
11 19 (7.92%) MCAD
12 17 (7.08%) VCAP
13 15 (6.25%) CCNP
14 13 (5.42%) CCIA
14 13 (5.42%) SC Cleared
14 13 (5.42%) Security Cleared
15 12 (5.00%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.08%) SLA
2 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 85 (35.42%) Active Directory
2 76 (31.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (22.08%) Hyper-V
4 47 (19.58%) vSphere
5 28 (11.67%) XenDesktop
5 28 (11.67%) XenApp
6 17 (7.08%) vCloud
7 15 (6.25%) VMware ESX
8 8 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (2.08%) VMware Server
9 5 (2.08%) XenServer
10 4 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (10.00%) SCCM
2 18 (7.50%) SCOM
3 10 (4.17%) MOM
3 10 (4.17%) WSUS
3 10 (4.17%) XenMobile
4 7 (2.92%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.92%) SCVMM
5 6 (2.50%) SCOrch
6 5 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (2.08%) SCDPM
6 5 (2.08%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.67%) SCSM
8 2 (0.83%) Windows Intune
9 1 (0.42%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 221 (92.08%) Microsoft
2 98 (40.83%) VMware
3 62 (25.83%) Citrix
4 51 (21.25%) Cisco
5 28 (11.67%) NetApp
6 27 (11.25%) HP
7 26 (10.83%) EMC
8 12 (5.00%) 3PAR
9 11 (4.58%) Apple
10 10 (4.17%) IBM
10 10 (4.17%) Juniper
11 9 (3.75%) Symantec
12 8 (3.33%) SolarWinds
13 6 (2.50%) Websense
14 5 (2.08%) AppSense
14 5 (2.08%) SonicWALL
15 4 (1.67%) Open-E
15 4 (1.67%) CommVault
16 3 (1.25%) Dell
17 2 (0.83%) Red Hat
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Canon
Salary: £27945 - £36180 per annum + £4,300-£5,300 + company car/car allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Birmingham Hippodrome
Salary: Circa £25,000.00 + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Benefi6s
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TCNS
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago