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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 157 120 139
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +19
Permanent jobs citing MCP 40 84 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.81% 1.68% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.07% 5.81% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 34 83 51
Average salary £30,000 £31,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £19,000 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,650 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1304 1446 1170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.37% 28.87% 24.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1041 1178 963
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% +9.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +10 27 £33,500 -10.66% 2
Warwickshire -2 5 £26,500 +39.47%
Coventry +2 3 £34,000 +25.92% 2
Staffordshire -15 2 - -
Worcestershire 0 1 £21,000 -44.00% 1
Solihull -8 1 £30,000 -20.00%
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 £21,000 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 60 (81.08%) Microsoft
2 51 (68.92%) Windows
3 44 (59.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (58.11%) Active Directory
5 29 (39.19%) MS Exchange
6 28 (37.84%) VMware
7 26 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (32.43%) MCSE
9 23 (31.08%) SQL Server
9 23 (31.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (29.73%) MS Excel
11 21 (28.38%) Windows 7
12 18 (24.32%) SCCM
12 18 (24.32%) ASP.NET
12 18 (24.32%) C#
12 18 (24.32%) .NET
13 17 (22.97%) Citrix
13 17 (22.97%) TCP/IP
13 17 (22.97%) Scrum
14 16 (21.62%) Security Cleared
14 16 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (21.62%) WAN
15 15 (20.27%) Cisco
15 15 (20.27%) Terminal Services
15 15 (20.27%) Blackberry
15 15 (20.27%) WCF
15 15 (20.27%) Exchange Server 2003
16 14 (18.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 14 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2007
16 14 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 29 (39.19%) MS Exchange
2 15 (20.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (17.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (14.86%) Exchange Server 2000
7 8 (10.81%) SharePoint
8 7 (9.46%) IIS
8 7 (9.46%) Lync
9 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (1.35%) Site Server
Applications
1 22 (29.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.76%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Office 365
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.35%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.97%) TCP/IP
2 16 (21.62%) WAN
3 14 (18.92%) VPN
4 13 (17.57%) Firewall
5 11 (14.86%) SAN
6 10 (13.51%) Internet
7 8 (10.81%) DHCP
7 8 (10.81%) DNS
8 7 (9.46%) ADSL
9 6 (8.11%) LAN
9 6 (8.11%) SSL
10 4 (5.41%) MPLS
10 4 (5.41%) SMTP
11 3 (4.05%) FTP
11 3 (4.05%) Wireless
11 3 (4.05%) Network Security
11 3 (4.05%) NAS
12 2 (2.70%) Structured Cabling
12 2 (2.70%) Unified Communications
12 2 (2.70%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.08%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Rhino Mocks
1 6 (8.11%) NUnit
2 1 (1.35%) MSTest
2 1 (1.35%) Moq
General
1 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
1 3 (4.05%) Games
2 2 (2.70%) Law
2 2 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (22.97%) Developer
2 16 (21.62%) .NET Developer
3 10 (13.51%) Consultant
3 10 (13.51%) Support Analyst
3 10 (13.51%) Analyst
4 9 (12.16%) Architect
5 7 (9.46%) Administrator
5 7 (9.46%) Wintel Architect
6 6 (8.11%) Technical Architect
6 6 (8.11%) C# Developer
6 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.76%) IT Support
7 5 (6.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Wintel Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) Server Administrator
8 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Senior Technician
9 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.32%) ASP.NET
1 18 (24.32%) .NET
2 15 (20.27%) WCF
3 9 (12.16%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (12.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 9 (12.16%) WPF
4 8 (10.81%) HTML5
4 8 (10.81%) HTML
5 6 (8.11%) Razor View Engine
5 6 (8.11%) Castle Windsor
6 5 (6.76%) MonoRail
6 5 (6.76%) NHibernate
7 3 (4.05%) RESTful
7 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.35%) EDI
8 1 (1.35%) WinForms
8 1 (1.35%) Spring.NET
8 1 (1.35%) Ninject
8 1 (1.35%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Blackberry
2 10 (13.51%) iPad
2 10 (13.51%) iPhone
3 9 (12.16%) Clustering
4 5 (6.76%) Tandem
5 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.35%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 51 (68.92%) Windows
2 26 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (28.38%) Windows 7
4 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (18.92%) Windows XP
5 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.76%) Linux
6 5 (6.76%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Phone
7 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.70%) Android
8 1 (1.35%) UNIX
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.97%) Scrum
2 16 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (16.22%) ITIL
4 11 (14.86%) Change Control
5 9 (12.16%) MVC
5 9 (12.16%) Web Application Development
5 9 (12.16%) TDD
6 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (10.81%) CRM
6 8 (10.81%) E-Commerce
6 8 (10.81%) B2B
7 6 (8.11%) Integration Testing
7 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.76%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.76%) Business Continuity
8 5 (6.76%) Migration
8 5 (6.76%) Load Balancing
9 4 (5.41%) Capacity Management
9 4 (5.41%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (5.41%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.32%) C#
2 13 (17.57%) SQL
3 11 (14.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.05%) VBScript
4 3 (4.05%) VB
5 2 (2.70%) C
6 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (59.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (32.43%) MCSE
3 16 (21.62%) Security Cleared
4 14 (18.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (17.57%) MCITP
6 10 (13.51%) SC Cleared
6 10 (13.51%) MCTS
6 10 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (13.51%) CCNA
7 9 (12.16%) MCAD
7 9 (12.16%) MCSD
8 4 (5.41%) Degree
9 3 (4.05%) MCSA
10 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.35%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.35%) CCA
10 1 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.35%) CISSP
10 1 (1.35%) CCNP
System Software
1 43 (58.11%) Active Directory
2 23 (31.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (20.27%) Terminal Services
4 13 (17.57%) Hyper-V
5 11 (14.86%) VMware ESX
6 8 (10.81%) XenApp
7 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (4.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (2.70%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (2.70%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (24.32%) SCCM
2 8 (10.81%) SCOM
2 8 (10.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (8.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (6.76%) NetBackup
4 5 (6.76%) ARCserve
5 3 (4.05%) Backup Exec
5 3 (4.05%) HP SIM
6 2 (2.70%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.70%) SCSM
6 2 (2.70%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 60 (81.08%) Microsoft
2 28 (37.84%) VMware
3 17 (22.97%) Citrix
4 15 (20.27%) Cisco
5 9 (12.16%) Apple
6 8 (10.81%) HP
7 7 (9.46%) Intel
8 6 (8.11%) Symantec
9 4 (5.41%) NetApp
10 3 (4.05%) IBM
10 3 (4.05%) Dell
11 2 (2.70%) MobileIron
11 2 (2.70%) Juniper
12 1 (1.35%) Sage
12 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (1.35%) WatchGuard
12 1 (1.35%) Google
12 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.35%) Nimsoft
12 1 (1.35%) Spiceworks
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
JTL
Salary: £25,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Simplified Recruitment
Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 per Annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
DP Connect
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago