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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 192 153 113
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -40
Permanent jobs citing MCP 26 46 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.93% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.89% 3.51% 6.22%
Number of salaries quoted 26 38 90
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,750 £21,200 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,800 £39,400
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -1.42%
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
1378 1310 1447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.76% 26.41% 29.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1075 1044 1179
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -25 18 £37,500 +25.00% 3
Warwickshire -11 4 £26,000 -5.45%
Solihull +2 1 £22,500 -25.00%
Staffordshire 0 1 £17,500 -
Coventry -23 1 £17,500 -53.33%
Shropshire - 1 £21,500 - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 46 (83.64%) Microsoft
2 43 (78.18%) Windows
3 36 (65.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (45.45%) SQL
5 24 (43.64%) Active Directory
6 22 (40.00%) CRM
7 21 (38.18%) SharePoint
7 21 (38.18%) .NET
7 21 (38.18%) SQL Server
8 20 (36.36%) C#
8 20 (36.36%) HTML
8 20 (36.36%) ASP.NET
8 20 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (36.36%) MCTS
8 20 (36.36%) WCF
9 19 (34.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (34.55%) CSS
9 19 (34.55%) JavaScript
9 19 (34.55%) T-SQL
10 18 (32.73%) Dynamics CRM
10 18 (32.73%) Microsoft Azure
10 18 (32.73%) Office 365
11 17 (30.91%) SharePoint 2013
11 17 (30.91%) SharePoint 2010
11 17 (30.91%) .NET Framework
11 17 (30.91%) Ajax
11 17 (30.91%) IIS
11 17 (30.91%) MCAD
11 17 (30.91%) MCSD
11 17 (30.91%) OOA/OOD

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 21 (38.18%) SharePoint
2 17 (30.91%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (30.91%) SharePoint 2010
2 17 (30.91%) SharePoint 2013
2 17 (30.91%) IIS
3 16 (29.09%) MS Exchange
4 9 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2000
5 7 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
2 11 (20.00%) MS Office
3 4 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (32.73%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (32.73%) Microsoft Azure
1 18 (32.73%) Office 365
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) LAN
1 4 (7.27%) VPN
1 4 (7.27%) SAN
2 3 (5.45%) VoIP
2 3 (5.45%) Firewall
2 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.64%) PABX
3 2 (3.64%) IPsec
3 2 (3.64%) WAN
3 2 (3.64%) SMTP
3 2 (3.64%) HTTP
3 2 (3.64%) Internet
3 2 (3.64%) DNS
3 2 (3.64%) IPv4
4 1 (1.82%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.82%) VLAN
4 1 (1.82%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (38.18%) SQL Server
2 19 (34.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.82%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Automotive
2 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (36.36%) Developer
2 17 (30.91%) SharePoint Developer
3 6 (10.91%) Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Architect
5 4 (7.27%) Technical Architect
5 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Project Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Wintel Architect
7 2 (3.64%) IT Services Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Server Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) IT Support
7 2 (3.64%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.18%) .NET
2 20 (36.36%) ASP.NET
2 20 (36.36%) WCF
2 20 (36.36%) HTML
3 19 (34.55%) CSS
4 17 (30.91%) Ajax
4 17 (30.91%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.45%) WPF
5 3 (5.45%) HTML5
6 2 (3.64%) CSS3
6 2 (3.64%) jQuery
7 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Clustering
2 5 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.45%) iPhone
3 3 (5.45%) iPad
4 2 (3.64%) PDA
5 1 (1.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 43 (78.18%) Windows
2 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) CRM
2 20 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (30.91%) OOA/OOD
3 17 (30.91%) OO
4 11 (20.00%) ITIL
5 4 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.45%) Workflow
6 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.45%) Scrum
6 3 (5.45%) B2B
7 2 (3.64%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.64%) Change Management
7 2 (3.64%) Migration
7 2 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.64%) TDD
7 2 (3.64%) Network Design
7 2 (3.64%) Workflow Management
7 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.64%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.64%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (45.45%) SQL
2 20 (36.36%) C#
3 19 (34.55%) JavaScript
3 19 (34.55%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.45%) VBScript
4 3 (5.45%) VB
5 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (65.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (36.36%) MCTS
3 17 (30.91%) MCAD
3 17 (30.91%) MCSD
4 14 (25.45%) MCSE
5 10 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (14.55%) MCSA
7 7 (12.73%) MCITP
7 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
8 4 (7.27%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.64%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.82%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.82%) CCNA
10 1 (1.82%) CCA
10 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (43.64%) Active Directory
2 15 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 12 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.27%) Terminal Services
4 4 (7.27%) VMware ESX
4 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (5.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (5.45%) XenApp
6 2 (3.64%) vSphere
6 2 (3.64%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (7.27%) NetBackup
2 4 (7.27%) Backup Exec
2 4 (7.27%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 46 (83.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (23.64%) VMware
3 11 (20.00%) Citrix
4 7 (12.73%) Cisco
5 5 (9.09%) Symantec
6 4 (7.27%) Apple
7 3 (5.45%) SonicWALL
7 3 (5.45%) NetApp
7 3 (5.45%) Dell
8 2 (3.64%) HP
8 2 (3.64%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.64%) Sophos
8 2 (3.64%) Intel
9 1 (1.82%) Kaspersky
9 1 (1.82%) AVG
9 1 (1.82%) Google
9 1 (1.82%) Sun
9 1 (1.82%) EMC
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