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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 179 156 128
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -28
Permanent jobs citing MCP 31 29 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.60% 0.69% 1.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.08% 2.45% 5.48%
Number of salaries quoted 30 21 69
Average salary £50,000 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.66% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,350 £22,600 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,900 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
MCP
England

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

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1489 1183 1278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.99% 28.25% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1235 896 1066
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MCP
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

MCP Salary Trend in the West Midlands

MCP
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

MCP
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 25 £52,500 +75.00% 1
Staffordshire - 3 £19,500 -
Coventry -19 2 £32,500 -14.47%
Worcestershire -7 1 £40,000 +3.89%
Warwickshire -15 1 £22,500 -15.09%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing MCP 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 MCP.

1 76 (85.39%) Microsoft
2 75 (84.27%) Windows
3 62 (69.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (50.56%) SQL
5 41 (46.07%) C#
5 41 (46.07%) .NET
5 41 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (44.94%) HTML
6 40 (44.94%) Active Directory
7 39 (43.82%) CRM
8 37 (41.57%) ASP.NET
8 37 (41.57%) WCF
9 34 (38.20%) SharePoint
10 32 (35.96%) CSS
10 32 (35.96%) JavaScript
10 32 (35.96%) T-SQL
11 30 (33.71%) SQL Server
11 30 (33.71%) IIS
12 29 (32.58%) MCTS
12 29 (32.58%) SQL Server 2008
13 28 (31.46%) Microsoft Azure
14 27 (30.34%) SharePoint 2010
14 27 (30.34%) Dynamics CRM
14 27 (30.34%) .NET Framework
14 27 (30.34%) Ajax
14 27 (30.34%) Office 365
14 27 (30.34%) SharePoint 2013
14 27 (30.34%) OOA/OOD
14 27 (30.34%) OO
14 27 (30.34%) MCAD

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing MCP 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 MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (38.20%) SharePoint
2 30 (33.71%) IIS
3 27 (30.34%) BizTalk Server
3 27 (30.34%) SharePoint 2010
3 27 (30.34%) SharePoint 2013
4 22 (24.72%) MS Exchange
5 16 (17.98%) Exchange Server 2000
6 15 (16.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (16.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (14.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (14.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 24 (26.97%) MS Excel
2 20 (22.47%) MS Office
3 6 (6.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.12%) MS Project
4 1 (1.12%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 27 (30.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (31.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (30.34%) Office 365
3 4 (4.49%) Google Apps
4 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.36%) VoIP
2 9 (10.11%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.99%) LAN
4 7 (7.87%) VPN
5 5 (5.62%) Internet
6 4 (4.49%) Firewall
6 4 (4.49%) Symposium
6 4 (4.49%) Nortel Meridian
6 4 (4.49%) WAN
7 3 (3.37%) SMTP
7 3 (3.37%) HTTP
7 3 (3.37%) DNS
7 3 (3.37%) Network Security
7 3 (3.37%) PABX
8 1 (1.12%) Wireless
8 1 (1.12%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (33.71%) SQL Server
2 29 (32.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (10.11%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 37 (41.57%) Developer
2 27 (30.34%) SharePoint Developer
3 16 (17.98%) Analyst
4 9 (10.11%) Architect
4 9 (10.11%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.87%) Consultant
5 7 (7.87%) Wintel Architect
6 5 (5.62%) Wintel Consultant
6 5 (5.62%) Designer
6 5 (5.62%) Desktop Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Service Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (4.49%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.37%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.37%) Development Manager
8 3 (3.37%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (46.07%) .NET
2 40 (44.94%) HTML
3 37 (41.57%) ASP.NET
3 37 (41.57%) WCF
4 32 (35.96%) CSS
5 27 (30.34%) Ajax
5 27 (30.34%) .NET Framework
6 13 (14.61%) HTML5
7 10 (11.24%) WPF
8 8 (8.99%) jQuery
9 5 (5.62%) CSS3
10 1 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) Clustering
1 12 (13.48%) Blackberry
2 10 (11.24%) iPhone
2 10 (11.24%) iPad
3 4 (4.49%) PDA
4 1 (1.12%) Statistics
4 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 75 (84.27%) Windows
2 20 (22.47%) Windows 7
3 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (13.48%) Windows 8
5 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.62%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.37%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (43.82%) CRM
3 27 (30.34%) OOA/OOD
3 27 (30.34%) OO
4 13 (14.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (11.24%) E-Commerce
5 10 (11.24%) B2B
5 10 (11.24%) Scrum
6 9 (10.11%) ITIL
7 7 (7.87%) Change Control
8 5 (5.62%) Unit Testing
9 4 (4.49%) Test Automation
9 4 (4.49%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.49%) Workflow
9 4 (4.49%) TDD
10 3 (3.37%) Workflow Management
10 3 (3.37%) MVC
10 3 (3.37%) Change Management
10 3 (3.37%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.37%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (50.56%) SQL
2 41 (46.07%) C#
3 32 (35.96%) JavaScript
3 32 (35.96%) T-SQL
4 6 (6.74%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.37%) VBScript
5 3 (3.37%) VB
6 1 (1.12%) C
6 1 (1.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 62 (69.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (32.58%) MCTS
3 27 (30.34%) MCAD
3 27 (30.34%) MCSD
4 23 (25.84%) MCSE
5 17 (19.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (13.48%) Security Cleared
7 8 (8.99%) SC Cleared
7 8 (8.99%) MCSA
8 5 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (4.49%) CCNA
10 3 (3.37%) MCITP
10 3 (3.37%) VCP4
11 2 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.12%) Degree
12 1 (1.12%) CCENT
12 1 (1.12%) CCA
12 1 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (1.12%) HND
12 1 (1.12%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (44.94%) Active Directory
2 18 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (15.73%) Hyper-V
4 13 (14.61%) VMware ESX
5 12 (13.48%) XenApp
6 9 (10.11%) Terminal Services
7 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (3.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) ARCserve
1 5 (5.62%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (5.62%) NetBackup
2 4 (4.49%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 76 (85.39%) Microsoft
2 19 (21.35%) VMware
3 17 (19.10%) Citrix
4 14 (15.73%) Apple
5 8 (8.99%) Cisco
6 7 (7.87%) Symantec
7 4 (4.49%) Google
7 4 (4.49%) Nortel
8 3 (3.37%) Sophos
9 2 (2.25%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.25%) Juniper
10 1 (1.12%) NetApp
10 1 (1.12%) Sun
10 1 (1.12%) Dell
10 1 (1.12%) EMC
10 1 (1.12%) Intel
10 1 (1.12%) Websense
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