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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 165 153 119
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -34
Permanent jobs citing MCP 50 54 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.92% 1.09% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.34% 4.17% 5.80%
Number of salaries quoted 46 49 80
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,000 £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
1498 1296 1415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.51% 26.12% 29.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1312 1050 1242
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -1 29 £47,500 +58.33% 1
Warwickshire -3 7 £25,500 +7.36%
Coventry -7 7 £27,500 -8.33% 2
Staffordshire -9 5 £19,500 -51.25%
Worcestershire +12 1 £40,000 +50.94%
Solihull -8 1 £22,000 -34.32%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 84 (84.85%) Microsoft
2 80 (80.81%) Windows
3 70 (70.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 43 (43.43%) SQL
6 38 (38.38%) C#
6 38 (38.38%) .NET
6 38 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (36.36%) HTML
8 34 (34.34%) CRM
9 33 (33.33%) ASP.NET
9 33 (33.33%) WCF
10 32 (32.32%) MCSE
11 27 (27.27%) MS Excel
12 25 (25.25%) SharePoint
12 25 (25.25%) MS Exchange
13 24 (24.24%) VMware
13 24 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
14 23 (23.23%) SQL Server
14 23 (23.23%) T-SQL
15 22 (22.22%) MCTS
15 22 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (22.22%) IIS
16 21 (21.21%) Citrix
16 21 (21.21%) CSS
16 21 (21.21%) JavaScript
17 20 (20.20%) MS Office
17 20 (20.20%) Exchange Server 2010
17 20 (20.20%) Exchange Server 2007
18 19 (19.19%) SharePoint 2010

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 25 (25.25%) SharePoint
1 25 (25.25%) MS Exchange
2 22 (22.22%) IIS
3 20 (20.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 20 (20.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (19.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 18 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
5 18 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
5 18 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
6 17 (17.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (17.17%) Exchange Server 2000
7 16 (16.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 27 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 20 (20.20%) MS Office
3 5 (5.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.01%) MS Project
4 1 (1.01%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 17 (17.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (19.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 19 (19.19%) Office 365
2 3 (3.03%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.11%) LAN
1 11 (11.11%) VoIP
1 11 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 8 (8.08%) Network Security
3 7 (7.07%) Internet
3 7 (7.07%) WAN
4 6 (6.06%) Firewall
5 5 (5.05%) Symposium
5 5 (5.05%) Nortel Meridian
5 5 (5.05%) VPN
6 4 (4.04%) DNS
7 3 (3.03%) SMTP
7 3 (3.03%) PABX
7 3 (3.03%) HTTP
8 2 (2.02%) Wireless
8 2 (2.02%) SAN
9 1 (1.01%) ADSL
9 1 (1.01%) VLAN
9 1 (1.01%) DHCP
9 1 (1.01%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.23%) SQL Server
2 19 (19.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.01%) RequisitePro
General
1 12 (12.12%) Finance
2 7 (7.07%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.02%) Automotive
4 1 (1.01%) Legal
4 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 33 (33.33%) Developer
2 19 (19.19%) Analyst
3 18 (18.18%) SharePoint Developer
4 14 (14.14%) .NET Developer
5 11 (11.11%) Consultant
6 8 (8.08%) Architect
6 8 (8.08%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (8.08%) Wintel Consultant
7 7 (7.07%) Wintel Architect
8 6 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) IT Administrator
8 6 (6.06%) Administrator
8 6 (6.06%) Service Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.05%) Designer
9 5 (5.05%) Desktop Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) Telecoms Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (4.04%) Lead .NET Developer
10 4 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (38.38%) .NET
2 36 (36.36%) HTML
3 33 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 33 (33.33%) WCF
4 21 (21.21%) CSS
5 18 (18.18%) Ajax
5 18 (18.18%) .NET Framework
5 18 (18.18%) HTML5
6 15 (15.15%) WPF
7 6 (6.06%) jQuery
8 3 (3.03%) CSS3
9 1 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.15%) Blackberry
1 15 (15.15%) iPhone
1 15 (15.15%) iPad
2 12 (12.12%) Clustering
3 4 (4.04%) PDA
3 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.01%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.01%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.01%) Statistics
6 1 (1.01%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 80 (80.81%) Windows
2 22 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (19.19%) Windows 7
4 16 (16.16%) Windows 8
5 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (6.06%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.03%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.01%) Linux
9 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (34.34%) CRM
3 18 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
3 18 (18.18%) OO
3 18 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (15.15%) Scrum
4 15 (15.15%) E-Commerce
4 15 (15.15%) B2B
5 12 (12.12%) ITIL
6 11 (11.11%) Change Control
7 6 (6.06%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.04%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (4.04%) Workflow
9 3 (3.03%) MVC
9 3 (3.03%) Project Management
9 3 (3.03%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.03%) Workflow Management
9 3 (3.03%) Unit Testing
9 3 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (2.02%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (43.43%) SQL
2 38 (38.38%) C#
3 23 (23.23%) T-SQL
4 21 (21.21%) JavaScript
5 10 (10.10%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.03%) VBScript
6 3 (3.03%) VB
7 2 (2.02%) C
7 2 (2.02%) C++
Qualifications
1 70 (70.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (32.32%) MCSE
3 22 (22.22%) MCTS
4 18 (18.18%) MCAD
4 18 (18.18%) MCSD
5 17 (17.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 10 (10.10%) SC Cleared
8 9 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (8.08%) CCNA
10 7 (7.07%) MCSA
11 2 (2.02%) MCITP
11 2 (2.02%) Degree
11 2 (2.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (1.01%) CCENT
12 1 (1.01%) CCA
12 1 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (1.01%) HND
12 1 (1.01%) A+ Certification
12 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.12%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 24 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (17.17%) VMware ESX
4 16 (16.16%) Hyper-V
4 16 (16.16%) XenApp
5 11 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (9.09%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.01%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) ARCserve
1 5 (5.05%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (5.05%) NetBackup
2 4 (4.04%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 84 (84.85%) Microsoft
2 24 (24.24%) VMware
3 21 (21.21%) Citrix
4 18 (18.18%) Apple
5 8 (8.08%) Cisco
6 7 (7.07%) Symantec
7 6 (6.06%) Websense
8 5 (5.05%) Nortel
9 4 (4.04%) Sophos
10 3 (3.03%) Google
10 3 (3.03%) HP
10 3 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (2.02%) Sun
11 2 (2.02%) Juniper
11 2 (2.02%) NetApp
11 2 (2.02%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.01%) SonicWALL
12 1 (1.01%) Kaspersky
12 1 (1.01%) Kaseya
12 1 (1.01%) AVG
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