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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / West Midlands
Rank 187 194 174
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCP 26 23 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.45% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.29% 1.85% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 12 21 37
Median salary £32,000 £30,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,950 £17,000 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £29,126 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.00% -10.38%

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
1137 1242 1319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.30% 24.33% 26.62%
Number of salaries quoted 832 978 1134
Median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,780 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +8 12 - - 1
Warwickshire - 4 £37,500 - 3
Dudley +11 2 £17,500 -30.00%
Worcestershire -6 2 £39,250 +78.40%
Staffordshire 0 1 £22,000 -20.00%
Coventry - 1 £25,000 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MCP.

1 42 (72.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (68.97%) Microsoft
3 37 (63.79%) Degree
4 32 (55.17%) MS Excel
5 30 (51.72%) Windows
5 30 (51.72%) MCSE
6 28 (48.28%) Data Centre
7 19 (32.76%) Windows 7
8 18 (31.03%) Computer Science
8 18 (31.03%) Active Directory
8 18 (31.03%) Software Engineering
9 17 (29.31%) Windows 10
9 17 (29.31%) Root Cause Analysis
10 16 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
10 16 (27.59%) VMware
11 14 (24.14%) Windows 8
12 13 (22.41%) Firewall
13 12 (20.69%) VPN
13 12 (20.69%) MS Office
14 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
14 11 (18.97%) Cisco
14 11 (18.97%) CCNA
14 11 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (18.97%) SCCM
14 11 (18.97%) PowerShell
15 10 (17.24%) Presales
15 10 (17.24%) Project Management
16 9 (15.52%) HP
16 9 (15.52%) .NET

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (12.07%) IIS
1 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
1 7 (12.07%) Umbraco
2 6 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.45%) CMS
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 32 (55.17%) MS Excel
2 12 (20.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 16 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.17%) Office 365
4 1 (1.72%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.41%) Firewall
2 12 (20.69%) VPN
3 7 (12.07%) DHCP
3 7 (12.07%) DNS
3 7 (12.07%) Network Security
4 6 (10.34%) 802.11
5 4 (6.90%) VLAN
6 3 (5.17%) LAN
6 3 (5.17%) WAN
7 2 (3.45%) HTTP
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.72%) SAN
8 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.72%) VoIP
8 1 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (12.07%) Automotive
2 3 (5.17%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (18.97%) SCCM Engineer
2 9 (15.52%) Architect
2 9 (15.52%) Developer
2 9 (15.52%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (13.79%) .NET Developer
3 8 (13.79%) Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (12.07%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (12.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (12.07%) C# Developer
4 7 (12.07%) Network Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) SQL Developer
4 7 (12.07%) SQL Server Developer
5 6 (10.34%) Graduate
5 6 (10.34%) IT Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 5 (8.62%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) .NET
1 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET
1 9 (15.52%) CSS
1 9 (15.52%) HTML
2 7 (12.07%) .NET Framework
2 7 (12.07%) Ajax
2 7 (12.07%) CSS3
2 7 (12.07%) jQuery
2 7 (12.07%) Web Services
3 6 (10.34%) 802.1X
4 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.72%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 28 (48.28%) Data Centre
2 18 (31.03%) Computer Science
3 9 (15.52%) Public Cloud
4 4 (6.90%) Replication
5 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 30 (51.72%) Windows
2 19 (32.76%) Windows 7
3 17 (29.31%) Windows 10
4 14 (24.14%) Windows 8
5 6 (10.34%) Windows Vista
6 5 (8.62%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) Software Engineering
2 17 (29.31%) Root Cause Analysis
3 11 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (17.24%) Presales
4 10 (17.24%) Project Management
5 9 (15.52%) Business Development
5 9 (15.52%) Line Management
5 9 (15.52%) MVC
5 9 (15.52%) Time Management
6 7 (12.07%) Front End Development
6 7 (12.07%) SDLC
6 7 (12.07%) Web Development
7 6 (10.34%) Data Analysis
7 6 (10.34%) Problem Management
7 6 (10.34%) Process Improvement
8 5 (8.62%) ITIL
9 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
10 3 (5.17%) ITSM
10 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
10 3 (5.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) PowerShell
2 9 (15.52%) C#
2 9 (15.52%) SQL
3 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
3 7 (12.07%) T-SQL
3 7 (12.07%) VB.NET
4 3 (5.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (72.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (63.79%) Degree
3 30 (51.72%) MCSE
4 11 (18.97%) CCNA
4 11 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
5 9 (15.52%) VCAP
5 9 (15.52%) VCDX
6 8 (13.79%) MCSA
6 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
7 7 (12.07%) MCAD
7 7 (12.07%) MCSD
7 7 (12.07%) MCTS
8 4 (6.90%) A+ Certification
8 4 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.72%) CCA
9 1 (1.72%) CCNP
9 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.72%) MCITP
9 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (31.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.34%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (18.97%) SCCM
2 4 (6.90%) Backup Exec
2 4 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 40 (68.97%) Microsoft
2 16 (27.59%) VMware
3 11 (18.97%) Cisco
4 9 (15.52%) HP
5 6 (10.34%) Fujitsu
6 5 (8.62%) Sophos
7 4 (6.90%) Kaspersky
7 4 (6.90%) Symantec
7 4 (6.90%) Veeam
8 3 (5.17%) Citrix
9 2 (3.45%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.72%) 3Com
10 1 (1.72%) Apple
10 1 (1.72%) Dell
10 1 (1.72%) Draytek
10 1 (1.72%) Google
10 1 (1.72%) NETGEAR
10 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.72%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.72%) ZyXEL
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