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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 207 182 163
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCP 26 27 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.54% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 2.11% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 23 25 19
Average salary £30,000 £52,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.85% +75.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £25,200 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £52,500 £41,200
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £32,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.72% -7.85%
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
1472 1282 1166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.57% 25.78% 27.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1150 1088 889
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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 -23 6 £40,000 -23.80% 2
Shropshire - 6 £17,000 -
Warwickshire - 5 £30,000 -
Dudley - 4 £25,500 - 2
Staffordshire -2 1 £22,500 +15.38% 1
Herefordshire - 1 - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 45 (78.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (71.93%) Microsoft
3 32 (56.14%) Windows
4 24 (42.11%) Active Directory
5 21 (36.84%) SQL
5 21 (36.84%) MCTS
6 20 (35.09%) ITIL
7 19 (33.33%) .NET
7 19 (33.33%) C#
7 19 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 18 (31.58%) SQL Server
9 17 (29.82%) MVC
10 16 (28.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (28.07%) IIS
10 16 (28.07%) Visual Studio
10 16 (28.07%) MCAD
10 16 (28.07%) MCSD
10 16 (28.07%) T-SQL
10 16 (28.07%) SAN
11 15 (26.32%) HTML
11 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
11 15 (26.32%) Classic ASP
11 15 (26.32%) CSS
11 15 (26.32%) jQuery
12 14 (24.56%) Automotive
12 14 (24.56%) Web Development
12 14 (24.56%) .NET Framework
12 14 (24.56%) SQL Server 2005
12 14 (24.56%) Ajax
12 14 (24.56%) Web Services

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 16 (28.07%) IIS
2 6 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (24.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.07%) SAN
2 14 (24.56%) Kerberos
3 12 (21.05%) Firewall
4 7 (12.28%) LAN
4 7 (12.28%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (12.28%) WLAN
5 6 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (10.53%) iSCSI
6 5 (8.77%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
7 4 (7.02%) VoIP
8 3 (5.26%) Internet
9 2 (3.51%) Intranet
10 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 16 (28.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (24.56%) SQL Server 2000
3 14 (24.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (24.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (24.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (7.02%) Data Mining
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (28.07%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.51%) Moq
2 2 (3.51%) MSTest
2 2 (3.51%) NUnit
2 2 (3.51%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 14 (24.56%) Automotive
2 7 (12.28%) Marketing
3 4 (7.02%) Finance
4 2 (3.51%) Local Government
5 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (40.35%) Analyst
2 19 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 19 (33.33%) Developer
3 16 (28.07%) .NET Software Developer
3 16 (28.07%) C# .NET Developer
3 16 (28.07%) C# Developer
3 16 (28.07%) SQL Developer
4 15 (26.32%) ASP.NET Developer
4 15 (26.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 14 (24.56%) C# Software Developer
5 14 (24.56%) C# VB.NET Developer
5 14 (24.56%) Software Developer
5 14 (24.56%) VB.NET Developer
5 14 (24.56%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 13 (22.81%) Service Analyst
6 13 (22.81%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (12.28%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (12.28%) Desktop Support
9 6 (10.53%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.33%) .NET
1 19 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 15 (26.32%) Classic ASP
2 15 (26.32%) CSS
2 15 (26.32%) HTML
2 15 (26.32%) jQuery
3 14 (24.56%) .NET Framework
3 14 (24.56%) Ajax
3 14 (24.56%) CSS3
3 14 (24.56%) HTML5
3 14 (24.56%) Web Services
4 7 (12.28%) Middleware
5 4 (7.02%) WCF
6 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (3.51%) Castle Windsor
6 2 (3.51%) Ninject
6 2 (3.51%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (3.51%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (3.51%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Data Centre
1 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.28%) Economics
2 7 (12.28%) Private Cloud
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.26%) Clustering
5 2 (3.51%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 32 (56.14%) Windows
2 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
2 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (14.04%) Linux
4 7 (12.28%) Mac OS X
4 7 (12.28%) MVS
4 7 (12.28%) Unix
5 5 (8.77%) Windows XP
6 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.75%) Android
8 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) ITIL
2 17 (29.82%) MVC
3 14 (24.56%) SDLC
3 14 (24.56%) Web Development
4 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
4 7 (12.28%) ITIL V3
4 7 (12.28%) ITSM
4 7 (12.28%) Load Balancing
4 7 (12.28%) Service Delivery
4 7 (12.28%) Service Management
4 7 (12.28%) SOA
5 6 (10.53%) Security Patching
6 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.02%) Coaching
6 4 (7.02%) Performance Management
6 4 (7.02%) Workflow
7 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.51%) Kanban
7 2 (3.51%) Scrum
7 2 (3.51%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) SQL
2 19 (33.33%) C#
3 16 (28.07%) T-SQL
4 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 14 (24.56%) PowerShell
5 14 (24.56%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.75%) C++
6 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (78.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (36.84%) MCTS
3 16 (28.07%) MCAD
3 16 (28.07%) MCSD
4 13 (22.81%) A+ Certification
5 11 (19.30%) MCSE
6 6 (10.53%) CCNA
6 6 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (10.53%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (8.77%) Degree
8 3 (5.26%) MCITP
9 2 (3.51%) MCSA
10 1 (1.75%) CNE
10 1 (1.75%) MCDST
10 1 (1.75%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.04%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.26%) UAG
4 1 (1.75%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.51%) SCOM
2 2 (3.51%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 41 (71.93%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.05%) VMware
3 7 (12.28%) Cisco
3 7 (12.28%) NetApp
4 4 (7.02%) Avaya
5 3 (5.26%) Citrix
6 2 (3.51%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.51%) Symantec
7 1 (1.75%) EPiServer
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Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive benefits
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