The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 175 97 132
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +35
Permanent jobs citing MCP 39 117 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.73% 2.11% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.61% 7.57% 5.50%
Number of salaries quoted 28 111 68
Average salary £30,000 £36,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £27,400 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1492 1545 1309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.78% 27.81% 26.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1218 1318 1105
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,728 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCP
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Coventry +7 16 £31,500 +1.61% 1
Birmingham -36 15 £30,000 -18.91% 5
Solihull -6 5 £30,000 -18.91%
Worcestershire -7 1 £27,500 -21.42%
Warwickshire -14 1 £27,850 -24.72%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 72 (86.75%) Microsoft
2 64 (77.11%) Windows
3 57 (68.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (50.60%) Active Directory
5 39 (46.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (40.96%) MCSE
7 33 (39.76%) Windows 7
8 27 (32.53%) VMware
9 25 (30.12%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (28.92%) SQL
11 23 (27.71%) Cisco
11 23 (27.71%) SCCM
12 22 (26.51%) TCP/IP
12 22 (26.51%) MS Exchange
13 21 (25.30%) SQL Server
14 20 (24.10%) Blackberry
15 19 (22.89%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (22.89%) WAN
15 19 (22.89%) MS Excel
16 18 (21.69%) .NET
17 17 (20.48%) ITIL
17 17 (20.48%) Windows XP
17 17 (20.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 15 (18.07%) Clustering
18 15 (18.07%) Scrum
18 15 (18.07%) CRM
18 15 (18.07%) ASP.NET
18 15 (18.07%) C#
18 15 (18.07%) Citrix
18 15 (18.07%) Apple

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 22 (26.51%) MS Exchange
2 17 (20.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (16.87%) IIS
4 8 (9.64%) SharePoint
4 8 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2000
6 4 (4.82%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (3.61%) Lync
8 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.20%) Site Server
Applications
1 19 (22.89%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Exchequer
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.20%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Office 365
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 22 (26.51%) TCP/IP
2 19 (22.89%) WAN
3 14 (16.87%) VPN
4 13 (15.66%) Internet
4 13 (15.66%) Firewall
5 10 (12.05%) ADSL
6 9 (10.84%) LAN
6 9 (10.84%) DNS
7 8 (9.64%) DHCP
7 8 (9.64%) SAN
8 6 (7.23%) Network Security
9 5 (6.02%) NAS
9 5 (6.02%) SSL
10 4 (4.82%) Symposium
11 3 (3.61%) FTP
11 3 (3.61%) VoIP
11 3 (3.61%) SMTP
11 3 (3.61%) Wireless
11 3 (3.61%) MPLS
12 2 (2.41%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.30%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (10.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) MSI
2 1 (1.20%) NUnit
2 1 (1.20%) MSTest
2 1 (1.20%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.20%) Moq
2 1 (1.20%) RequisitePro
General
1 9 (10.84%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.02%) Finance
3 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.82%) Games
4 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.20%) Law
4 1 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (20.48%) Analyst
2 15 (18.07%) Developer
2 15 (18.07%) .NET Developer
3 14 (16.87%) Support Analyst
4 13 (15.66%) ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (12.05%) C# Developer
5 10 (12.05%) Administrator
5 10 (12.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (12.05%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (10.84%) Consultant
7 8 (9.64%) Implementation Specialist
8 6 (7.23%) Architect
9 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.82%) Server Administrator
10 4 (4.82%) IT Support
10 4 (4.82%) Wintel Architect
11 3 (3.61%) Wintel Consultant
11 3 (3.61%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.69%) .NET
2 15 (18.07%) ASP.NET
2 15 (18.07%) WCF
2 15 (18.07%) WPF
3 14 (16.87%) HTML
3 14 (16.87%) HTML5
4 8 (9.64%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.20%) WinForms
5 1 (1.20%) Spring.NET
5 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.20%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (1.20%) Ninject
5 1 (1.20%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (1.20%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.10%) Blackberry
2 15 (18.07%) Clustering
2 15 (18.07%) iPhone
2 15 (18.07%) iPad
3 9 (10.84%) Fat Client
3 9 (10.84%) Thin Client
4 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.20%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 64 (77.11%) Windows
2 39 (46.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (39.76%) Windows 7
4 19 (22.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (20.48%) Windows XP
6 12 (14.46%) Windows 8
7 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.82%) Linux
9 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.20%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.48%) ITIL
2 15 (18.07%) CRM
2 15 (18.07%) Scrum
3 14 (16.87%) E-Commerce
3 14 (16.87%) B2B
4 13 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (13.25%) PRINCE2
6 10 (12.05%) Service Management
7 9 (10.84%) Project Management
7 9 (10.84%) Change Control
8 8 (9.64%) Technical Analysis
8 8 (9.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (9.64%) Project Planning
9 6 (7.23%) Incident Management
9 6 (7.23%) Service Delivery
10 5 (6.02%) Configuration Management
10 5 (6.02%) Integration Testing
10 5 (6.02%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (4.82%) Capacity Management
11 4 (4.82%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.92%) SQL
2 15 (18.07%) C#
3 9 (10.84%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.61%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.61%) VBScript
4 3 (3.61%) VB
5 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (68.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (40.96%) MCSE
3 12 (14.46%) Security Cleared
4 11 (13.25%) Degree
5 9 (10.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (8.43%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (8.43%) CCNA
6 7 (8.43%) SC Cleared
7 5 (6.02%) MCITP
8 4 (4.82%) MCTS
9 2 (2.41%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.20%) Security+ Certification
10 1 (1.20%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.20%) Server+ Certification
10 1 (1.20%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (1.20%) MOS
10 1 (1.20%) CCA
10 1 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.20%) MCSA
10 1 (1.20%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (50.60%) Active Directory
2 25 (30.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (18.07%) Terminal Services
4 14 (16.87%) Hyper-V
5 7 (8.43%) VMware ESX
6 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (4.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (4.82%) XenApp
8 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.20%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 23 (27.71%) SCCM
2 10 (12.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (7.23%) SCOM
4 5 (6.02%) ARCserve
4 5 (6.02%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (6.02%) NetBackup
5 4 (4.82%) Backup Exec
6 3 (3.61%) HP SIM
7 2 (2.41%) SCVMM
7 2 (2.41%) SCOrch
7 2 (2.41%) SCSM
8 1 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 72 (86.75%) Microsoft
2 27 (32.53%) VMware
3 23 (27.71%) Cisco
4 15 (18.07%) Citrix
4 15 (18.07%) Apple
5 10 (12.05%) Intel
6 7 (8.43%) HP
7 6 (7.23%) Symantec
8 4 (4.82%) Websense
8 4 (4.82%) Dell
9 3 (3.61%) IBM
10 2 (2.41%) Nortel
10 2 (2.41%) NetApp
10 2 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (2.41%) MobileIron
11 1 (1.20%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.20%) Google
11 1 (1.20%) Draytek
11 1 (1.20%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.20%) Nimsoft
Coventry
Trinity
Salary: £17,500 day shift £26,000 night shift
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Accenture
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 10 days ago
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 21 days ago