The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank - 12 14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall - 8.06% 5.41%
As % of the Qualifications category - 27.78% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 2
Average salary - £25,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
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 Walsall region.

Qualifications Category
Walsall
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
13 18 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 15.85% 29.03% 21.62%
Number of salaries quoted 10 17 7
Average salary £42,500 £27,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.54% -26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £25,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £37,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 21 August 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%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
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
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
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%) 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

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) OLTP
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
1 1 (50.00%) PDA
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 XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
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%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco