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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 173 91 144
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +53
Permanent jobs citing MCP 49 131 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 2.41% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.15% 8.29% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 43 125 58
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,520 £22,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,800 £56,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +4.16%
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
1557 1580 1340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.80% 29.04% 27.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1302 1361 1109
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 September 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 September 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 -30 29 £35,750 +2.14% 1
Coventry -2 10 £29,500 -4.83% 3
Solihull +4 5 £30,000 -18.15%
Warwickshire -35 2 £25,175 -37.06%
Shropshire - 2 £52,000 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 75 (84.27%) Microsoft
2 73 (82.02%) Windows
3 62 (69.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (51.69%) Active Directory
5 40 (44.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (42.70%) MCSE
7 35 (39.33%) VMware
8 33 (37.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 30 (33.71%) MS Exchange
10 26 (29.21%) Citrix
10 26 (29.21%) Windows 7
11 25 (28.09%) MS Excel
12 24 (26.97%) Blackberry
13 23 (25.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 23 (25.84%) SQL
14 22 (24.72%) Clustering
15 19 (21.35%) Disaster Recovery
15 19 (21.35%) ITIL
15 19 (21.35%) Hyper-V
15 19 (21.35%) Exchange Server 2010
15 19 (21.35%) Exchange Server 2007
16 18 (20.22%) Exchange Server 2003
16 18 (20.22%) SQL Server
17 17 (19.10%) .NET
17 17 (19.10%) Cisco
17 17 (19.10%) VMware ESX
17 17 (19.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
17 17 (19.10%) Exchange Server 2000
18 16 (17.98%) Exchange Server 2013

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 30 (33.71%) MS Exchange
2 23 (25.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 19 (21.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 19 (21.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (20.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 17 (19.10%) Exchange Server 2000
6 16 (17.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (13.48%) IIS
8 8 (8.99%) SharePoint
9 4 (4.49%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (3.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 25 (28.09%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.99%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) MS Project
3 1 (1.12%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) Sage 50
2 1 (1.12%) Exchequer
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Office 365
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.98%) WAN
2 15 (16.85%) TCP/IP
3 13 (14.61%) Internet
4 9 (10.11%) Firewall
4 9 (10.11%) Network Security
4 9 (10.11%) LAN
5 8 (8.99%) VPN
5 8 (8.99%) ADSL
6 6 (6.74%) SAN
7 5 (5.62%) NAS
7 5 (5.62%) DNS
8 4 (4.49%) VoIP
8 4 (4.49%) DHCP
8 4 (4.49%) Symposium
8 4 (4.49%) Nortel Meridian
9 3 (3.37%) Wireless
10 2 (2.25%) SSL
11 1 (1.12%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.12%) VLAN
11 1 (1.12%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (10.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MSI
2 1 (1.12%) NUnit
2 1 (1.12%) MSTest
2 1 (1.12%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.12%) Moq
2 1 (1.12%) RequisitePro
General
1 9 (10.11%) Manufacturing
2 8 (8.99%) Finance
3 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.12%) Law
4 1 (1.12%) Legal
4 1 (1.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (19.10%) Analyst
2 14 (15.73%) Developer
3 13 (14.61%) .NET Developer
3 13 (14.61%) Consultant
4 10 (11.24%) Administrator
4 10 (11.24%) ASP.NET Developer
5 9 (10.11%) Support Analyst
5 9 (10.11%) Wintel Consultant
6 8 (8.99%) Implementation Specialist
6 8 (8.99%) Architect
7 7 (7.87%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (7.87%) C# Developer
7 7 (7.87%) IT Administrator
7 7 (7.87%) Wintel Architect
7 7 (7.87%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (7.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.49%) Technical Architect
9 4 (4.49%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.10%) .NET
2 14 (15.73%) ASP.NET
2 14 (15.73%) WCF
3 13 (14.61%) WPF
3 13 (14.61%) HTML
4 12 (13.48%) HTML5
5 8 (8.99%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.12%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (1.12%) Ninject
6 1 (1.12%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (1.12%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (1.12%) Spring.NET
6 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.12%) CSS
6 1 (1.12%) WinForms
6 1 (1.12%) Ajax
6 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.97%) Blackberry
2 22 (24.72%) Clustering
3 12 (13.48%) iPhone
3 12 (13.48%) iPad
4 9 (10.11%) Fat Client
4 9 (10.11%) Thin Client
5 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.12%) CMDB
8 1 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.12%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 73 (82.02%) Windows
2 40 (44.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (29.21%) Windows 7
4 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (17.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (14.61%) Windows 8
7 11 (12.36%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.25%) Linux
9 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.35%) ITIL
1 19 (21.35%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (15.73%) CRM
3 14 (15.73%) Change Control
4 13 (14.61%) Scrum
5 12 (13.48%) E-Commerce
5 12 (13.48%) B2B
5 12 (13.48%) Project Management
6 11 (12.36%) PRINCE2
7 10 (11.24%) Service Management
8 9 (10.11%) Project Planning
9 8 (8.99%) Technical Analysis
10 5 (5.62%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (3.37%) Workflow
11 3 (3.37%) Incident Management
11 3 (3.37%) Asset Management
11 3 (3.37%) Configuration Management
12 2 (2.25%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (2.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.84%) SQL
2 16 (17.98%) C#
3 12 (13.48%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.49%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.49%) VBScript
4 4 (4.49%) VB
5 2 (2.25%) C
5 2 (2.25%) C++
6 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 62 (69.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (42.70%) MCSE
3 17 (19.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (13.48%) SC Cleared
4 12 (13.48%) Security Cleared
5 10 (11.24%) Degree
6 9 (10.11%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (10.11%) CCNA
7 6 (6.74%) MCTS
8 3 (3.37%) MCSA
9 2 (2.25%) MCAD
9 2 (2.25%) MCSD
9 2 (2.25%) A+ Certification
9 2 (2.25%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (2.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.12%) Server+ Certification
10 1 (1.12%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (1.12%) MOS
10 1 (1.12%) Security+ Certification
10 1 (1.12%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.48%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (51.69%) Active Directory
2 33 (37.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (21.35%) Hyper-V
4 17 (19.10%) VMware ESX
5 15 (16.85%) Terminal Services
5 15 (16.85%) XenApp
6 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (5.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.25%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.12%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 14 (15.73%) SCCM
2 7 (7.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (7.87%) ARCserve
2 7 (7.87%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (7.87%) NetBackup
3 5 (5.62%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.49%) SCOM
5 1 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 75 (84.27%) Microsoft
2 35 (39.33%) VMware
3 26 (29.21%) Citrix
4 17 (19.10%) Cisco
5 12 (13.48%) Apple
6 8 (8.99%) Symantec
6 8 (8.99%) Websense
7 7 (7.87%) Intel
8 4 (4.49%) Nortel
8 4 (4.49%) HP
9 2 (2.25%) Dell
9 2 (2.25%) Sun
9 2 (2.25%) Sophos
10 1 (1.12%) Sage
10 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.12%) EMC
10 1 (1.12%) Juniper
10 1 (1.12%) NetApp
10 1 (1.12%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.12%) Draytek
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Starting Salary £20,000 rising to £21,500 after 6 months
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £22k - 25k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Trinity
Salary: £17,500 day shift
Posted: 21 days ago