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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 204 178 109
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -69
Permanent jobs citing MCP 23 39 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.72% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.55% 2.64% 7.30%
Number of salaries quoted 23 27 108
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,700 £25,000 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £35,800 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.23% -7.14%
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
1487 1478 1534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.76% 27.21% 28.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1157 1178 1285
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -9 18 £36,000 +20.00%
Coventry -25 2 £24,750 -22.65% 1
Warwickshire -22 1 £29,500 +5.92% 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 42 (79.25%) Microsoft
2 38 (71.70%) Windows
3 36 (67.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (47.17%) SQL
5 24 (45.28%) Active Directory
6 21 (39.62%) .NET
7 20 (37.74%) T-SQL
7 20 (37.74%) C#
7 20 (37.74%) HTML
7 20 (37.74%) ASP.NET
8 19 (35.85%) CSS
8 19 (35.85%) JavaScript
9 18 (33.96%) MS Exchange
10 17 (32.08%) SQL Server
10 17 (32.08%) MCTS
11 16 (30.19%) Hyper-V
11 16 (30.19%) CRM
12 15 (28.30%) VMware
12 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (28.30%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (28.30%) WCF
13 14 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (26.42%) .NET Framework
13 14 (26.42%) Ajax
13 14 (26.42%) MCAD
13 14 (26.42%) MCSD
13 14 (26.42%) IIS
13 14 (26.42%) Citrix
14 13 (24.53%) MCSE
15 12 (22.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 18 (33.96%) MS Exchange
2 14 (26.42%) IIS
3 10 (18.87%) SharePoint
4 9 (16.98%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2000
4 9 (16.98%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (16.98%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (11.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
2 8 (15.09%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (18.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) Office 365
2 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) Firewall
2 5 (9.43%) Kerberos
3 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.55%) SAN
4 3 (5.66%) VPN
5 2 (3.77%) Internet
5 2 (3.77%) IPv4
5 2 (3.77%) IPsec
6 1 (1.89%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.89%) VLAN
6 1 (1.89%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.89%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.89%) DNS
6 1 (1.89%) LAN
6 1 (1.89%) VoIP
6 1 (1.89%) WAN
6 1 (1.89%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.08%) SQL Server
2 15 (28.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.89%) Big Data
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (18.87%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (13.21%) Automotive
2 4 (7.55%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (37.74%) Developer
2 9 (16.98%) SharePoint Developer
3 7 (13.21%) .NET Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Technical Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Software Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) IT Support
5 4 (7.55%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Wintel Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.66%) Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Service Desk Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Project Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (39.62%) .NET
2 20 (37.74%) ASP.NET
2 20 (37.74%) HTML
3 19 (35.85%) CSS
4 15 (28.30%) WCF
5 14 (26.42%) Ajax
5 14 (26.42%) .NET Framework
6 11 (20.75%) HTML5
7 10 (18.87%) jQuery
8 9 (16.98%) CSS3
9 6 (11.32%) WPF
10 5 (9.43%) Classic ASP
11 4 (7.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Clustering
2 6 (11.32%) iPhone
2 6 (11.32%) iPad
2 6 (11.32%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.77%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 38 (71.70%) Windows
2 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (18.87%) Windows 7
4 7 (13.21%) Windows 8
5 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) CRM
2 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.98%) OOA/OOD
3 9 (16.98%) OO
4 7 (13.21%) ITIL
5 6 (11.32%) Scrum
5 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
5 6 (11.32%) B2B
6 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (9.43%) TDD
6 5 (9.43%) Unit Testing
6 5 (9.43%) Test Automation
7 4 (7.55%) Server Building
7 4 (7.55%) SDLC
7 4 (7.55%) Web Development
7 4 (7.55%) MVC
8 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.66%) Change Control
9 2 (3.77%) Time Management
9 2 (3.77%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (47.17%) SQL
2 20 (37.74%) T-SQL
2 20 (37.74%) C#
3 19 (35.85%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
5 5 (9.43%) VB.NET
6 4 (7.55%) VBScript
6 4 (7.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (67.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (32.08%) MCTS
3 14 (26.42%) MCAD
3 14 (26.42%) MCSD
4 13 (24.53%) MCSE
5 12 (22.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (16.98%) MCSA
7 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
8 7 (13.21%) MCITP
9 3 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (3.77%) A+ Certification
10 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.89%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (1.89%) CCNA
11 1 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.89%) CCEA
11 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.89%) CCAA
11 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (45.28%) Active Directory
2 16 (30.19%) Hyper-V
3 14 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (9.43%) XenApp
5 5 (9.43%) VMware ESX
6 4 (7.55%) Terminal Services
6 4 (7.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (5.66%) vSphere
8 2 (3.77%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (3.77%) MetaFrame
9 1 (1.89%) XenServer
9 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (9.43%) NetBackup
2 5 (9.43%) ARCserve
3 3 (5.66%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 42 (79.25%) Microsoft
2 15 (28.30%) VMware
3 14 (26.42%) Citrix
4 7 (13.21%) Apple
4 7 (13.21%) Symantec
5 6 (11.32%) Cisco
6 5 (9.43%) Dell
7 4 (7.55%) Intel
7 4 (7.55%) HP
8 3 (5.66%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.77%) NetApp
9 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.89%) Sophos
10 1 (1.89%) Google
10 1 (1.89%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.89%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.89%) Sun
10 1 (1.89%) Kaspersky
10 1 (1.89%) Veeam
10 1 (1.89%) AVG
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £20k - 24k per year + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Real Staffing
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago