The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 24 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.67% 1.06% 4.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.41% 3.85% 16.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 10
Average salary £48,250 - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
Microsoft Certification
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
37 52 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 30.83% 27.51% 28.64%
Number of salaries quoted 17 36 37
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £35,000 £46,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Midlands region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in the Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) SAN
3 4 (66.67%) NetApp
3 4 (66.67%) UNIX
3 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (66.67%) XenApp
3 4 (66.67%) XenDesktop
3 4 (66.67%) Business Continuity
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) Network Design
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (50.00%) XenServer
4 3 (50.00%) vSphere
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (33.33%) CCA
5 2 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) CCNA
6 1 (16.67%) Dell

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (16.67%) Lync
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
2 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 3 (50.00%) Support Consultant
2 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Pre Sales Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Sales Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (16.67%) Pre Sales Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Sales Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) UNIX
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) AIX
4 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Business Continuity
2 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (50.00%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) CCA
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (16.67%) CCEA
4 1 (16.67%) MCSD
4 1 (16.67%) MCSA
4 1 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) MCITP
4 1 (16.67%) NCIE
4 1 (16.67%) VCP5
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (66.67%) XenApp
2 4 (66.67%) XenDesktop
3 3 (50.00%) vSphere
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
1 1 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (16.67%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) NetApp
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) Symantec
5 1 (16.67%) Mitel
5 1 (16.67%) Brocade
5 1 (16.67%) Avaya
5 1 (16.67%) Juniper
5 1 (16.67%) Dell