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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 38 45 33
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 130 94 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.47% 4.43% 5.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.51% 15.85% 17.35%
Number of salaries quoted 95 90 70
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,728 £30,000 £20,950
10% offered a salary of more than £58,100 £57,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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
838 593 490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.24% 27.95% 29.15%
Number of salaries quoted 743 535 411
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,728 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £63,250 £65,000
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 24 October 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 203 (91.44%) Microsoft
2 146 (65.77%) Windows
3 122 (54.95%) MCSE
4 105 (47.30%) VMware
5 94 (42.34%) Active Directory
6 85 (38.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 76 (34.23%) MCITP
8 68 (30.63%) Hyper-V
9 65 (29.28%) Citrix
10 64 (28.83%) SQL Server
11 62 (27.93%) MCTS
12 61 (27.48%) MS Exchange
13 58 (26.13%) MS Excel
14 56 (25.23%) Degree
15 52 (23.42%) .NET
15 52 (23.42%) C#
16 51 (22.97%) Cisco
17 50 (22.52%) SharePoint
18 49 (22.07%) Windows Server 2008
19 45 (20.27%) Citrix Certification
19 45 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
20 44 (19.82%) Windows Server 2012
21 43 (19.37%) Office 365
21 43 (19.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 41 (18.47%) ASP.NET
23 40 (18.02%) SQL
24 39 (17.57%) CCA
25 38 (17.12%) MCSA
25 38 (17.12%) XenDesktop
26 37 (16.67%) vSphere

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 61 (27.48%) MS Exchange
2 50 (22.52%) SharePoint
3 37 (16.67%) Lync
3 37 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (13.06%) SharePoint 2013
4 29 (13.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 28 (12.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (8.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 19 (8.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (8.11%) IIS
8 17 (7.66%) SharePoint Server
9 13 (5.86%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (4.05%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 58 (26.13%) MS Excel
2 30 (13.51%) MS Office
3 10 (4.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (9.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.15%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 43 (19.37%) Office 365
2 29 (13.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (14.86%) SAN
2 23 (10.36%) Unified Communications
3 21 (9.46%) DNS
3 21 (9.46%) DHCP
4 17 (7.66%) WAN
5 16 (7.21%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (5.86%) NetScaler
6 13 (5.86%) NAS
6 13 (5.86%) LAN
7 12 (5.41%) WAAS
8 11 (4.95%) VPN
8 11 (4.95%) Firewall
9 8 (3.60%) TCP/IP
9 8 (3.60%) Network Security
10 6 (2.70%) Wireless
11 5 (2.25%) iSCSI
11 5 (2.25%) IP Telephony
12 4 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.80%) Internet
12 4 (1.80%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (28.83%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (4.05%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.45%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.45%) ProC
3 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.45%) AdminStudio
General
1 15 (6.76%) Finance
2 5 (2.25%) Automotive
2 5 (2.25%) Legal
2 5 (2.25%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.35%) Law
4 2 (0.90%) Back Office
4 2 (0.90%) Advertising
5 1 (0.45%) Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 52 (23.42%) Developer
2 51 (22.97%) Consultant
3 34 (15.32%) Architect
4 24 (10.81%) Analyst
5 22 (9.91%) Microsoft Consultant
6 21 (9.46%) SharePoint Developer
7 18 (8.11%) Technical Consultant
8 16 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (7.21%) Virtualisation Architect
9 15 (6.76%) Senior Developer
9 15 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (6.31%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (5.41%) Support Engineer
11 12 (5.41%) .NET Developer
11 12 (5.41%) Storage Architect
11 12 (5.41%) Storage Solutions Architect
12 10 (4.50%) Exchange Consultant
12 10 (4.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 10 (4.50%) Administrator
12 10 (4.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (23.42%) .NET
2 41 (18.47%) ASP.NET
3 27 (12.16%) HTML
4 25 (11.26%) WCF
5 24 (10.81%) CSS
5 24 (10.81%) Ajax
6 15 (6.76%) .NET Framework
7 12 (5.41%) jQuery
8 11 (4.95%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 11 (4.95%) ADO.NET
9 10 (4.50%) Web Services
10 9 (4.05%) XML
11 8 (3.60%) SOAP
12 6 (2.70%) Application Packaging
13 5 (2.25%) WPF
13 5 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (2.25%) HTML5
14 4 (1.80%) Silverlight
14 4 (1.80%) Reactive Extensions
14 4 (1.80%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.86%) Computer Science
2 12 (5.41%) Celerra
2 12 (5.41%) CLARiiON
3 10 (4.50%) Clustering
4 9 (4.05%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.15%) Mathematics
6 6 (2.70%) Remote Sensing
6 6 (2.70%) Telematics
6 6 (2.70%) GIS
6 6 (2.70%) NHS
6 6 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.25%) iPad
7 5 (2.25%) PMI
7 5 (2.25%) iPhone
8 4 (1.80%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.80%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.80%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.80%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.35%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 146 (65.77%) Windows
2 49 (22.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (19.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (11.71%) Windows 7
5 17 (7.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (6.76%) Windows 8
7 9 (4.05%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.35%) Linux
9 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.45%) UNIX
9 1 (0.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (15.77%) ITIL
3 33 (14.86%) Migration
4 31 (13.96%) CRM
5 29 (13.06%) Project Management
6 15 (6.76%) Software Engineering
7 12 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (4.95%) PRINCE
8 11 (4.95%) Scrum
8 11 (4.95%) Technical Analysis
9 10 (4.50%) OOA/OOD
9 10 (4.50%) OO
10 9 (4.05%) PRINCE2
10 9 (4.05%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (3.60%) Data Migration
11 8 (3.60%) Customer Engagement
11 8 (3.60%) Waterfall
11 8 (3.60%) TDD
12 6 (2.70%) E-Commerce
12 6 (2.70%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (23.42%) C#
2 40 (18.02%) SQL
3 24 (10.81%) JavaScript
4 19 (8.56%) T-SQL
5 11 (4.95%) VB.NET
6 6 (2.70%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.35%) PHP
7 3 (1.35%) C
8 1 (0.45%) VBScript
8 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 122 (54.95%) MCSE
2 76 (34.23%) MCITP
3 62 (27.93%) MCTS
4 56 (25.23%) Degree
5 45 (20.27%) Citrix Certification
6 43 (19.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 39 (17.57%) CCA
8 38 (17.12%) MCSA
9 33 (14.86%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (13.51%) MCP
11 21 (9.46%) VTSP
12 20 (9.01%) CCNA
13 19 (8.56%) MCSD
13 19 (8.56%) CCEE
14 18 (8.11%) CCNP
15 17 (7.66%) VCAP
15 17 (7.66%) SC Cleared
15 17 (7.66%) Security Cleared
16 13 (5.86%) CCIA
17 12 (5.41%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.31%) SLA
System Software
1 94 (42.34%) Active Directory
2 85 (38.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (30.63%) Hyper-V
4 38 (17.12%) XenDesktop
5 37 (16.67%) vSphere
6 31 (13.96%) XenApp
7 17 (7.66%) vCloud
8 9 (4.05%) VMware ESX
9 8 (3.60%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (3.15%) VMware Server
10 7 (3.15%) XenServer
11 3 (1.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 31 (13.96%) SCCM
2 19 (8.56%) SCOM
3 10 (4.50%) XenMobile
4 8 (3.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 8 (3.60%) SCVMM
5 6 (2.70%) MOM
5 6 (2.70%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.70%) WSUS
5 6 (2.70%) SCDPM
5 6 (2.70%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.80%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.90%) Windows Intune
8 2 (0.90%) SCSM
9 1 (0.45%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 203 (91.44%) Microsoft
2 105 (47.30%) VMware
3 65 (29.28%) Citrix
4 51 (22.97%) Cisco
5 33 (14.86%) HP
6 32 (14.41%) NetApp
7 24 (10.81%) EMC
8 12 (5.41%) 3PAR
9 9 (4.05%) IBM
9 9 (4.05%) Symantec
10 8 (3.60%) Websense
10 8 (3.60%) SolarWinds
11 6 (2.70%) Apple
11 6 (2.70%) Juniper
12 5 (2.25%) AppSense
12 5 (2.25%) SonicWALL
13 4 (1.80%) Open-E
13 4 (1.80%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.80%) CommVault
14 3 (1.35%) Intel
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Benefi6s
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £47500 per annum + car allowance + bens.
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 23 days ago