The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank - 20 26
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands - 5.69% 3.64%
As % of the Qualifications category - 18.18% 8.93%
Number of salaries quoted 0 12 8
Average salary - £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
44 66 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 23.04% 31.28% 40.73%
Number of salaries quoted 35 46 90
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £47,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft Certification
England

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) XenApp
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (60.00%) MCTS
3 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) vSphere
3 3 (60.00%) CCEE
3 3 (60.00%) vCloud
3 3 (60.00%) Application Packaging
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (60.00%) AppSense
3 3 (60.00%) CCA
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (20.00%) SLA
5 1 (20.00%) Linux

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Consultant
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix Technical Consultant
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix Consultant
2 3 (60.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) MOF
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) MCITP
3 3 (60.00%) MCTS
3 3 (60.00%) CCEE
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (60.00%) CCA
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (80.00%) XenApp
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
2 3 (60.00%) vCloud
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) AppSense
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (20.00%) Sophos