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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 175 88 122
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +34
Permanent jobs citing MCP 38 126 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.70% 2.31% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.52% 7.87% 5.38%
Number of salaries quoted 32 120 69
Average salary £31,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,965 £25,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,900 £60,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,950 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.13% +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
1509 1602 1358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.67% 29.36% 28.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1248 1391 1118
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £26,375 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -28 23 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Coventry +5 8 £31,500 +1.61% 1
Solihull -3 4 £30,000 -18.15%
Warwickshire -23 1 £27,850 -34.47%
Shropshire - 1 £52,000 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 67 (84.81%) Microsoft
2 64 (81.01%) Windows
3 58 (73.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (49.37%) Active Directory
4 39 (49.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (45.57%) MCSE
6 29 (36.71%) VMware
7 27 (34.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 26 (32.91%) Windows 7
9 23 (29.11%) MS Exchange
10 22 (27.85%) SQL
11 21 (26.58%) Blackberry
12 20 (25.32%) ITIL
13 19 (24.05%) SQL Server
13 19 (24.05%) MS Excel
13 19 (24.05%) Citrix
14 18 (22.78%) Cisco
14 18 (22.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 18 (22.78%) Clustering
15 17 (21.52%) TCP/IP
16 16 (20.25%) .NET
16 16 (20.25%) Hyper-V
16 16 (20.25%) SCCM
17 15 (18.99%) WAN
17 15 (18.99%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (17.72%) C#
18 14 (17.72%) Windows 8
18 14 (17.72%) Windows Server 2012
19 13 (16.46%) iPad
19 13 (16.46%) iPhone

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 23 (29.11%) MS Exchange
2 18 (22.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (13.92%) IIS
3 11 (13.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (13.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (13.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (13.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2000
5 9 (11.39%) SharePoint
6 4 (5.06%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.27%) Lync
8 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (24.05%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Exchequer
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.27%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Office 365
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.52%) TCP/IP
2 15 (18.99%) WAN
3 12 (15.19%) Internet
4 10 (12.66%) Firewall
4 10 (12.66%) VPN
5 9 (11.39%) ADSL
6 8 (10.13%) DNS
6 8 (10.13%) Network Security
7 7 (8.86%) LAN
7 7 (8.86%) DHCP
8 6 (7.59%) SAN
9 5 (6.33%) NAS
10 4 (5.06%) SSL
11 3 (3.80%) Wireless
12 2 (2.53%) Symposium
12 2 (2.53%) Nortel Meridian
12 2 (2.53%) MPLS
12 2 (2.53%) VoIP
12 2 (2.53%) SMTP
12 2 (2.53%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.05%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (11.39%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MSI
2 1 (1.27%) NUnit
2 1 (1.27%) MSTest
2 1 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.27%) Moq
2 1 (1.27%) RequisitePro
General
1 9 (11.39%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.27%) Law
4 1 (1.27%) Legal
4 1 (1.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (18.99%) Analyst
2 13 (16.46%) Developer
2 13 (16.46%) .NET Developer
3 11 (13.92%) Consultant
3 11 (13.92%) Support Analyst
4 10 (12.66%) ASP.NET Developer
5 9 (11.39%) Administrator
6 8 (10.13%) Implementation Specialist
7 7 (8.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (8.86%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (8.86%) C# Developer
8 6 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (7.59%) Wintel Consultant
8 6 (7.59%) IT Administrator
9 4 (5.06%) Wintel Architect
9 4 (5.06%) IT Support
9 4 (5.06%) Architect
10 3 (3.80%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.25%) .NET
2 13 (16.46%) ASP.NET
2 13 (16.46%) WCF
2 13 (16.46%) WPF
3 12 (15.19%) HTML
3 12 (15.19%) HTML5
4 8 (10.13%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.27%) WinForms
5 1 (1.27%) Spring.NET
5 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.27%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (1.27%) Ninject
5 1 (1.27%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (1.27%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.58%) Blackberry
2 18 (22.78%) Clustering
3 13 (16.46%) iPhone
3 13 (16.46%) iPad
4 9 (11.39%) Fat Client
4 9 (11.39%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.27%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.27%) CMDB
6 1 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 64 (81.01%) Windows
2 39 (49.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (32.91%) Windows 7
4 15 (18.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (17.72%) Windows 8
5 14 (17.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (16.46%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.53%) Linux
8 1 (1.27%) Android
8 1 (1.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.32%) ITIL
2 13 (16.46%) CRM
2 13 (16.46%) Scrum
3 12 (15.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (15.19%) E-Commerce
3 12 (15.19%) B2B
4 11 (13.92%) PRINCE2
5 10 (12.66%) Project Management
5 10 (12.66%) Service Management
5 10 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (12.66%) Change Control
6 8 (10.13%) Technical Analysis
6 8 (10.13%) Project Planning
7 4 (5.06%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.80%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.80%) Workflow
8 3 (3.80%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.80%) Integration Testing
8 3 (3.80%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.80%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.85%) SQL
2 14 (17.72%) C#
3 11 (13.92%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.80%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.80%) VBScript
4 3 (3.80%) VB
5 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.27%) C
5 1 (1.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 58 (73.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (45.57%) MCSE
3 10 (12.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
4 9 (11.39%) Degree
5 8 (10.13%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (10.13%) CCNA
6 7 (8.86%) SC Cleared
7 4 (5.06%) MCTS
7 4 (5.06%) MCITP
8 2 (2.53%) A+ Certification
8 2 (2.53%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (2.53%) MCSA
9 1 (1.27%) MCT
9 1 (1.27%) CCA
9 1 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.27%) MCAD
9 1 (1.27%) MCSD
9 1 (1.27%) HNC
9 1 (1.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.66%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (49.37%) Active Directory
2 27 (34.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (20.25%) Hyper-V
4 12 (15.19%) Terminal Services
5 10 (12.66%) VMware ESX
6 8 (10.13%) XenApp
6 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (5.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.53%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.27%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (20.25%) SCCM
2 8 (10.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (6.33%) ARCserve
3 5 (6.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (6.33%) NetBackup
3 5 (6.33%) SCOM
4 4 (5.06%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.27%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.27%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.27%) SCSM
Vendors
1 67 (84.81%) Microsoft
2 29 (36.71%) VMware
3 19 (24.05%) Citrix
4 18 (22.78%) Cisco
5 12 (15.19%) Apple
6 8 (10.13%) Intel
7 7 (8.86%) Websense
8 6 (7.59%) Symantec
9 4 (5.06%) HP
10 2 (2.53%) Dell
10 2 (2.53%) Nortel
10 2 (2.53%) MobileIron
11 1 (1.27%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.27%) AVG
11 1 (1.27%) Sophos
11 1 (1.27%) Sage
11 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (1.27%) Juniper
11 1 (1.27%) NetApp
11 1 (1.27%) EMC
Coventry
Trinity
Salary: £17,500 day shift
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago