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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 201 174 95
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -79
Permanent jobs citing MCP 17 39 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.73% 2.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.17% 2.63% 7.63%
Number of salaries quoted 17 32 115
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,965 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,900 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -20.00%
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
1452 1483 1586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.79% 27.64% 29.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1167 1228 1375
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,850 £26,338
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -3 9 £36,000 +10.76% 2
Coventry -18 3 £32,000 +1.58% 1
West Bromwich - 2 £30,500 -
Shropshire -5 1 £17,000 -67.30%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 30 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (72.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (67.50%) Windows
4 20 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 13 (32.50%) MS Exchange
5 13 (32.50%) SQL
5 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (30.00%) MCTS
6 12 (30.00%) MCSE
7 11 (27.50%) Citrix
7 11 (27.50%) VMware
7 11 (27.50%) Hyper-V
8 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 10 (25.00%) T-SQL
9 9 (22.50%) .NET
9 9 (22.50%) C#
9 9 (22.50%) HTML
9 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
9 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET
9 9 (22.50%) CSS
9 9 (22.50%) Firewall
9 9 (22.50%) Windows 7
9 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (20.00%) HTML5
10 8 (20.00%) jQuery
10 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
10 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 7 (17.50%) IIS
11 7 (17.50%) MCSA

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (32.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (17.50%) IIS
3 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2000
4 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) Firewall
2 5 (12.50%) Kerberos
2 5 (12.50%) SAN
3 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.50%) LAN
4 3 (7.50%) WAN
5 2 (5.00%) Internet
5 2 (5.00%) IPsec
5 2 (5.00%) IPv4
6 1 (2.50%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.50%) VLAN
6 1 (2.50%) Network Security
6 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.50%) DHCP
6 1 (2.50%) VPN
6 1 (2.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) Big Data
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
1 6 (15.00%) Automotive
2 2 (5.00%) Local Government
3 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 4 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 4 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) IT Support
4 4 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.00%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) HTML
1 9 (22.50%) .NET
1 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET
1 9 (22.50%) CSS
2 8 (20.00%) jQuery
2 8 (20.00%) HTML5
3 7 (17.50%) CSS3
4 6 (15.00%) Ajax
4 6 (15.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (12.50%) Classic ASP
6 4 (10.00%) Web Services
6 4 (10.00%) WCF
7 3 (7.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Clustering
2 4 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.50%) iPhone
3 3 (7.50%) iPad
4 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.00%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 27 (67.50%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (22.50%) Windows 7
3 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) ITIL
2 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (10.00%) MVC
3 4 (10.00%) CRM
3 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.00%) Web Development
3 4 (10.00%) SDLC
4 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
4 3 (7.50%) Server Building
4 3 (7.50%) Change Control
4 3 (7.50%) Software Deployment
4 3 (7.50%) TDD
4 3 (7.50%) Scrum
4 3 (7.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (7.50%) B2B
5 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.00%) Network Design
5 2 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) SQL
2 10 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 9 (22.50%) C#
3 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 3 (7.50%) VBScript
6 3 (7.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (72.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (30.00%) MCSE
2 12 (30.00%) MCTS
3 7 (17.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (17.50%) MCSA
4 6 (15.00%) MCAD
4 6 (15.00%) MCSD
5 5 (12.50%) MCITP
5 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.00%) A+ Certification
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (2.50%) CCNA
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.50%) CCEA
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) MCDST
7 1 (2.50%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (27.50%) Hyper-V
3 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (10.00%) XenApp
5 4 (10.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (7.50%) Terminal Services
6 3 (7.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (7.50%) vSphere
7 2 (5.00%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (5.00%) MetaFrame
8 1 (2.50%) XenServer
8 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.50%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 4 (10.00%) ARCserve
3 2 (5.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.50%) SCCM
4 1 (2.50%) SCOM
4 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 30 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) Citrix
2 11 (27.50%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) Symantec
4 5 (12.50%) Cisco
5 4 (10.00%) HP
5 4 (10.00%) Dell
6 3 (7.50%) Intel
6 3 (7.50%) Apple
6 3 (7.50%) SonicWALL
7 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.00%) NetApp
8 1 (2.50%) Sun
8 1 (2.50%) Kaspersky
8 1 (2.50%) Veeam
8 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.50%) AVG
8 1 (2.50%) Sophos
8 1 (2.50%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.50%) WatchGuard
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago