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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 183 161 131
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -30
Permanent jobs citing MCP 30 36 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.79% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.20% 2.95% 5.44%
Number of salaries quoted 29 29 74
Average salary £37,500 £31,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.11% -9.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £21,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.10%
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
1364 1219 1379
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.25% 26.82% 28.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1088 968 1130
Average salary £40,000 £42,944 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.85% +10.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -6 23 £50,000 +42.85% 5
Warwickshire -11 3 £22,500 -15.09% 1
Staffordshire -4 2 £19,250 -
Solihull -4 1 £22,500 -25.00%
Coventry -22 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £21,500 - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 64 (85.33%) Microsoft
2 61 (81.33%) Windows
3 54 (72.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (53.33%) SQL
5 36 (48.00%) .NET
6 35 (46.67%) C#
6 35 (46.67%) HTML
6 35 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (45.33%) CRM
8 32 (42.67%) ASP.NET
8 32 (42.67%) WCF
9 30 (40.00%) SharePoint
10 29 (38.67%) Active Directory
11 28 (37.33%) CSS
11 28 (37.33%) JavaScript
11 28 (37.33%) T-SQL
12 27 (36.00%) SQL Server
13 26 (34.67%) IIS
13 26 (34.67%) MCTS
14 25 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
15 24 (32.00%) Dynamics CRM
15 24 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 24 (32.00%) Office 365
16 23 (30.67%) SharePoint 2013
16 23 (30.67%) SharePoint 2010
16 23 (30.67%) .NET Framework
16 23 (30.67%) OOA/OOD
16 23 (30.67%) OO
16 23 (30.67%) MCAD
16 23 (30.67%) MCSD

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 30 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 26 (34.67%) IIS
3 23 (30.67%) BizTalk Server
3 23 (30.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 23 (30.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 14 (18.67%) MS Exchange
5 9 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2000
6 6 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (25.33%) MS Office
2 17 (22.67%) MS Excel
3 6 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (32.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 24 (32.00%) Office 365
2 4 (5.33%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.00%) VoIP
2 7 (9.33%) LAN
3 6 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.00%) VPN
4 3 (4.00%) DNS
4 3 (4.00%) WAN
4 3 (4.00%) SMTP
4 3 (4.00%) HTTP
4 3 (4.00%) PABX
4 3 (4.00%) Internet
5 2 (2.67%) Firewall
5 2 (2.67%) Symposium
5 2 (2.67%) Nortel Meridian
5 2 (2.67%) Network Security
6 1 (1.33%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.33%) Wireless
6 1 (1.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (9.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.00%) Automotive
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (42.67%) Developer
2 23 (30.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 13 (17.33%) Analyst
4 8 (10.67%) .NET Developer
5 6 (8.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Architect
5 6 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.33%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Wintel Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Lead .NET Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Software Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Lead Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (48.00%) .NET
2 35 (46.67%) HTML
3 32 (42.67%) ASP.NET
3 32 (42.67%) WCF
4 28 (37.33%) CSS
5 23 (30.67%) Ajax
5 23 (30.67%) .NET Framework
6 12 (16.00%) HTML5
7 9 (12.00%) WPF
8 8 (10.67%) jQuery
9 5 (6.67%) CSS3
10 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Clustering
1 9 (12.00%) iPhone
1 9 (12.00%) iPad
2 6 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.33%) PDA
4 1 (1.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 61 (81.33%) Windows
2 18 (24.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (14.67%) Windows 8
5 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.00%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (45.33%) CRM
3 23 (30.67%) OOA/OOD
3 23 (30.67%) OO
4 10 (13.33%) ITIL
5 9 (12.00%) Scrum
5 9 (12.00%) E-Commerce
5 9 (12.00%) B2B
6 5 (6.67%) Unit Testing
7 4 (5.33%) Test Automation
7 4 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.33%) Workflow
7 4 (5.33%) TDD
7 4 (5.33%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.00%) Workflow Management
8 3 (4.00%) MVC
8 3 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (4.00%) Mobile Development
9 2 (2.67%) Line Management
9 2 (2.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 40 (53.33%) SQL
2 35 (46.67%) C#
3 28 (37.33%) JavaScript
3 28 (37.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.67%) VBScript
4 2 (2.67%) VB
4 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 54 (72.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (34.67%) MCTS
3 23 (30.67%) MCAD
3 23 (30.67%) MCSD
4 19 (25.33%) MCSE
5 10 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
6 8 (10.67%) MCSA
7 6 (8.00%) MCITP
8 3 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.67%) CCNA
9 2 (2.67%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.33%) HND
10 1 (1.33%) CCA
10 1 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.33%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (38.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.00%) Hyper-V
3 11 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.33%) Terminal Services
4 4 (5.33%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (4.00%) XenApp
6 2 (2.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) ARCserve
1 3 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (4.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (4.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 64 (85.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.33%) Apple
3 12 (16.00%) VMware
4 10 (13.33%) Citrix
5 9 (12.00%) Cisco
6 5 (6.67%) Symantec
7 4 (5.33%) Google
8 2 (2.67%) Juniper
8 2 (2.67%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.67%) Intel
8 2 (2.67%) Nortel
9 1 (1.33%) Dell
9 1 (1.33%) EMC
9 1 (1.33%) NetApp
9 1 (1.33%) Sophos
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