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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 172 170 127
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -43
Permanent jobs citing MCP 38 30 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.68% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.90% 2.47% 5.73%
Number of salaries quoted 34 23 75
Average salary £40,000 £30,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.14% -18.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,650 £26,000 £31,900
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £41,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
1311 1217 1362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.10% 27.52% 28.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1129 955 1181
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £28,617
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -3 27 £52,500 +61.53% 1
Staffordshire +1 5 £20,250 -49.37%
Coventry -6 5 £27,500 -9.09%
Solihull 0 1 £22,000 -37.58%
Worcestershire 0 1 £40,000 +28.00%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 78 (85.71%) Windows
1 78 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 62 (68.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (49.45%) Active Directory
4 40 (43.96%) SQL
5 36 (39.56%) C#
5 36 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (38.46%) .NET
7 34 (37.36%) HTML
8 33 (36.26%) CRM
9 31 (34.07%) SharePoint
9 31 (34.07%) ASP.NET
9 31 (34.07%) WCF
10 28 (30.77%) MCSE
11 27 (29.67%) MS Excel
11 27 (29.67%) SQL Server
12 26 (28.57%) IIS
12 26 (28.57%) CSS
12 26 (28.57%) JavaScript
12 26 (28.57%) T-SQL
12 26 (28.57%) MS Exchange
13 25 (27.47%) SQL Server 2008
13 25 (27.47%) MCTS
14 24 (26.37%) Microsoft Azure
14 24 (26.37%) SharePoint 2010
14 24 (26.37%) VMware
15 23 (25.27%) BizTalk Server
15 23 (25.27%) OOA/OOD
15 23 (25.27%) OO
15 23 (25.27%) MCAD

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 31 (34.07%) SharePoint
2 26 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 26 (28.57%) IIS
3 24 (26.37%) SharePoint 2010
4 23 (25.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 23 (25.27%) BizTalk Server
5 21 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (20.88%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (19.78%) Exchange Server 2000
8 17 (18.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 16 (17.58%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 27 (29.67%) MS Excel
2 19 (20.88%) MS Office
3 5 (5.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.10%) MS Project
4 1 (1.10%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 23 (25.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (26.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (25.27%) Office 365
3 3 (3.30%) Google Apps
4 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.99%) VoIP
1 10 (10.99%) TCP/IP
2 9 (9.89%) LAN
3 6 (6.59%) Internet
3 6 (6.59%) Network Security
3 6 (6.59%) VPN
4 5 (5.49%) WAN
4 5 (5.49%) Firewall
5 4 (4.40%) Symposium
5 4 (4.40%) Nortel Meridian
5 4 (4.40%) DNS
6 3 (3.30%) SMTP
6 3 (3.30%) PABX
6 3 (3.30%) HTTP
7 2 (2.20%) Wireless
7 2 (2.20%) SAN
8 1 (1.10%) DHCP
8 1 (1.10%) ADSL
8 1 (1.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (29.67%) SQL Server
2 25 (27.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (9.89%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 31 (34.07%) Developer
2 23 (25.27%) SharePoint Developer
3 16 (17.58%) Analyst
4 11 (12.09%) Consultant
5 8 (8.79%) Architect
5 8 (8.79%) Wintel Consultant
6 7 (7.69%) Wintel Architect
6 7 (7.69%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.59%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.59%) Service Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Designer
9 4 (4.40%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) IT Administrator
9 4 (4.40%) Administrator
9 4 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.30%) Development Manager
10 3 (3.30%) Desktop Support
10 3 (3.30%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (38.46%) .NET
2 34 (37.36%) HTML
3 31 (34.07%) ASP.NET
3 31 (34.07%) WCF
4 26 (28.57%) CSS
5 23 (25.27%) Ajax
5 23 (25.27%) .NET Framework
6 11 (12.09%) HTML5
7 8 (8.79%) WPF
8 6 (6.59%) jQuery
9 3 (3.30%) CSS3
10 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.58%) Blackberry
2 13 (14.29%) Clustering
3 8 (8.79%) iPhone
3 8 (8.79%) iPad
4 4 (4.40%) PDA
5 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.10%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 78 (85.71%) Windows
2 20 (21.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (19.78%) Windows 7
4 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (13.19%) Windows 8
6 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.49%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.30%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.10%) Linux
9 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (36.26%) CRM
3 23 (25.27%) OOA/OOD
3 23 (25.27%) OO
4 19 (20.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (14.29%) ITIL
6 11 (12.09%) Change Control
7 8 (8.79%) E-Commerce
7 8 (8.79%) B2B
7 8 (8.79%) Scrum
8 5 (5.49%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.40%) Workflow
10 3 (3.30%) MVC
10 3 (3.30%) Project Management
10 3 (3.30%) Change Management
10 3 (3.30%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.30%) Workflow Management
10 3 (3.30%) Unit Testing
10 3 (3.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.30%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 40 (43.96%) SQL
2 36 (39.56%) C#
3 26 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 26 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 9 (9.89%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.40%) VBScript
5 4 (4.40%) VB
6 2 (2.20%) C
6 2 (2.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 62 (68.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (30.77%) MCSE
3 25 (27.47%) MCTS
4 23 (25.27%) MCAD
4 23 (25.27%) MCSD
5 19 (20.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (12.09%) Security Cleared
7 10 (10.99%) SC Cleared
8 8 (8.79%) MCSA
9 7 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (6.59%) CCNA
11 3 (3.30%) MCITP
12 2 (2.20%) Degree
12 2 (2.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (1.10%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (1.10%) HND
13 1 (1.10%) CCA
13 1 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (1.10%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.89%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (49.45%) Active Directory
2 23 (25.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (19.78%) VMware ESX
4 17 (18.68%) Hyper-V
5 16 (17.58%) XenApp
6 12 (13.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 10 (10.99%) Terminal Services
8 4 (4.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) ARCserve
1 6 (6.59%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (6.59%) NetBackup
2 5 (5.49%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 78 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 24 (26.37%) VMware
3 20 (21.98%) Citrix
4 11 (12.09%) Apple
5 8 (8.79%) Symantec
5 8 (8.79%) Cisco
6 4 (4.40%) Nortel
6 4 (4.40%) Sophos
6 4 (4.40%) Websense
7 3 (3.30%) Google
8 2 (2.20%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.20%) Juniper
8 2 (2.20%) NetApp
8 2 (2.20%) Sun
8 2 (2.20%) HP
8 2 (2.20%) Dell
9 1 (1.10%) EMC
9 1 (1.10%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.10%) Kaspersky