The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Walsall region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Walsall region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank - 13 13
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall - 9.59% 5.88%
As % of the Qualifications category - 35.00% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 2
Average salary - £25,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Walsall
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
13 20 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 17.11% 27.40% 17.65%
Number of salaries quoted 9 19 5
Average salary £42,500 £25,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.00% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,150 £25,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £37,500 £42,400
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Walsall

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Walsall

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Walsall 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (50.00%) PDA
2 1 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) OLTP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Walsall 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 1 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) OLTP
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) PDA
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) VMware