The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 101 92 65
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -27
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 144 140 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.52% 2.63% 4.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.24% 10.57% 15.46%
Number of salaries quoted 101 114 199
Median salary £34,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,450 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £49,700 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,479
% change year-on-year
- +2.79%
Microsoft Certification
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
1558 1324 1572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.27% 24.83% 27.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1131 1077 1314
Median salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
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 Microsoft Certification within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -38 61 £34,000 -9.33% 1
Staffordshire +14 28 £35,000 +6.06% 5
Warwickshire +14 19 £45,000 +13.92% 2
Coventry -7 9 £42,500 +30.76%
Walsall +8 8 £27,000 -
Shropshire -1 8 £21,500 -39.86% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 7 £30,000 -
Wolverhampton +3 6 £21,500 -57.00%
Worcestershire +12 4 £37,000 +34.54% 1
Dudley -7 2 £26,000 -48.00%
Herefordshire -1 1 £42,500 - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Microsoft Certification.

1 239 (77.10%) Microsoft
2 149 (48.06%) MCSE
3 139 (44.84%) Windows
4 111 (35.81%) MS Excel
5 102 (32.90%) SQL Server
6 101 (32.58%) SQL
7 100 (32.26%) .NET
8 93 (30.00%) C#
8 93 (30.00%) Active Directory
9 88 (28.39%) Degree
10 86 (27.74%) VMware
11 85 (27.42%) Windows Server
12 76 (24.52%) MCSA
13 75 (24.19%) JavaScript
14 69 (22.26%) HTML
15 65 (20.97%) CSS
16 64 (20.65%) ASP.NET
17 54 (17.42%) T-SQL
17 54 (17.42%) MVC
18 52 (16.77%) Hyper-V
18 52 (16.77%) Office 365
19 51 (16.45%) Microsoft Azure
19 51 (16.45%) MS Exchange
20 50 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
21 49 (15.81%) MCSD
22 48 (15.48%) OO
23 47 (15.16%) ITIL
23 47 (15.16%) Cisco
24 46 (14.84%) MCP
24 46 (14.84%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Certification
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 51 (16.45%) MS Exchange
2 42 (13.55%) SharePoint
3 28 (9.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (8.71%) SharePoint 2013
5 24 (7.74%) Skype for Business
6 21 (6.77%) IIS
7 18 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (2.26%) Umbraco
9 6 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.29%) CMS
11 4 (1.29%) JBoss
11 4 (1.29%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (1.29%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.29%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.65%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.32%) Moodle
13 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 111 (35.81%) MS Excel
2 33 (10.65%) MS Office
3 2 (0.65%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.65%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 52 (16.77%) Office 365
2 51 (16.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.87%) Yammer
4 9 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.90%) OneDrive
5 8 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.97%) Sage Pay
7 2 (0.65%) IaaS
8 1 (0.32%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 45 (14.52%) LAN
1 45 (14.52%) WAN
2 39 (12.58%) Firewall
3 24 (7.74%) SAN
4 20 (6.45%) DHCP
5 19 (6.13%) DNS
5 19 (6.13%) TCP/IP
6 15 (4.84%) VPN
7 12 (3.87%) Network Security
8 10 (3.23%) VLAN
8 10 (3.23%) VoIP
8 10 (3.23%) Wireless
9 8 (2.58%) Skype
10 7 (2.26%) WLAN
11 6 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.94%) Unified Communications
12 5 (1.61%) IPv4
13 3 (0.97%) Internet
13 3 (0.97%) SSL
14 2 (0.65%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (32.90%) SQL Server
2 39 (12.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (10.32%) Relational Database
4 27 (8.71%) RDBMS
5 25 (8.06%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (3.55%) SQL Server 2000
10 10 (3.23%) Power BI
11 5 (1.61%) DTS
12 3 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.65%) MySQL
13 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.26%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.97%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.97%) NUnit
2 3 (0.97%) Selenium
2 3 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.32%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.32%) MSTest
General
1 36 (11.61%) Finance
2 13 (4.19%) Automotive
3 12 (3.87%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.94%) French Language
4 6 (1.94%) German Language
5 4 (1.29%) Advertising
5 4 (1.29%) Games
5 4 (1.29%) Legal
6 3 (0.97%) Military
6 3 (0.97%) Retail
6 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 91 (29.35%) Developer
2 51 (16.45%) .NET Developer
3 47 (15.16%) C# .NET Developer
3 47 (15.16%) C# Developer
4 41 (13.23%) ASP.NET Developer
5 39 (12.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 36 (11.61%) Consultant
7 32 (10.32%) Analyst
8 28 (9.03%) IT Engineer
8 28 (9.03%) Support Engineer
9 26 (8.39%) .NET Software Developer
9 26 (8.39%) C# Software Developer
9 26 (8.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 26 (8.39%) IT Support
10 22 (7.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 20 (6.45%) Software Developer
12 19 (6.13%) 3rd Line Support
12 19 (6.13%) SharePoint Consultant
13 16 (5.16%) SQL Developer
14 15 (4.84%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (32.26%) .NET
2 69 (22.26%) HTML
3 65 (20.97%) CSS
4 64 (20.65%) ASP.NET
5 42 (13.55%) Web Services
6 37 (11.94%) jQuery
7 30 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 27 (8.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (8.71%) WCF
8 27 (8.71%) XML
9 25 (8.06%) .NET Framework
10 23 (7.42%) CSS3
11 17 (5.48%) HTML5
12 15 (4.84%) Ajax
13 10 (3.23%) WinForms
14 9 (2.90%) WPF
14 9 (2.90%) XSLT
15 7 (2.26%) Backbone.js
15 7 (2.26%) KnockoutJS
16 6 (1.94%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.97%) Data Centre
2 32 (10.32%) Computer Science
3 17 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.48%) Driving Licence
4 10 (3.23%) Clustering
5 8 (2.58%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.26%) Replication
7 6 (1.94%) FMCG
7 6 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.61%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.61%) Physics
9 4 (1.29%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.97%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Licensing
10 3 (0.97%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.97%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.65%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.65%) Handset
11 2 (0.65%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 139 (44.84%) Windows
2 85 (27.42%) Windows Server
3 46 (14.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (11.29%) Windows 7
5 34 (10.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (8.39%) Windows 8
7 18 (5.81%) Windows 10
8 15 (4.84%) Linux
9 10 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (2.26%) Solaris
10 7 (2.26%) Unix
11 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (17.42%) MVC
2 48 (15.48%) OO
3 47 (15.16%) ITIL
4 41 (13.23%) Mentoring
5 28 (9.03%) Presales
5 28 (9.03%) Release Management
6 27 (8.71%) SOA
7 26 (8.39%) Wealth Management
8 23 (7.42%) Coaching
9 21 (6.77%) Root Cause Analysis
9 21 (6.77%) Software Engineering
10 19 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (5.81%) OOP
11 18 (5.81%) SDLC
12 15 (4.84%) Risk Management
13 14 (4.52%) Web Development
14 13 (4.19%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (3.87%) PRINCE2
16 11 (3.55%) Time Management
17 10 (3.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (32.58%) SQL
2 93 (30.00%) C#
3 75 (24.19%) JavaScript
4 54 (17.42%) T-SQL
5 45 (14.52%) VB.NET
6 18 (5.81%) PowerShell
7 16 (5.16%) Java
8 13 (4.19%) C++
9 8 (2.58%) XPath
10 5 (1.61%) F#
10 5 (1.61%) VB
11 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.65%) VBScript
12 1 (0.32%) Python
12 1 (0.32%) VBA
12 1 (0.32%) X++
Qualifications
1 149 (48.06%) MCSE
2 88 (28.39%) Degree
3 76 (24.52%) MCSA
4 50 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (15.81%) MCSD
6 46 (14.84%) MCP
7 43 (13.87%) CCNA
8 32 (10.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 31 (10.00%) MCTS
10 30 (9.68%) MCITP
11 27 (8.71%) SC Cleared
11 27 (8.71%) Security Cleared
12 16 (5.16%) CCNP
13 14 (4.52%) CCSA
14 12 (3.87%) MCAD
15 9 (2.90%) CEH
15 9 (2.90%) CISSP
15 9 (2.90%) MCPD
16 8 (2.58%) CISMP
16 8 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.23%) QA
2 7 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.29%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.29%) SLA
4 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 93 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 52 (16.77%) Hyper-V
3 41 (13.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (4.19%) Virtual Servers
5 12 (3.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 11 (3.55%) vSphere
7 9 (2.90%) Firmware
8 7 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.61%) XenApp
10 3 (0.97%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.65%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.32%) Docker
12 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (6.45%) SCCM
2 12 (3.87%) Backup Exec
3 10 (3.23%) SCOM
4 9 (2.90%) WSUS
5 7 (2.26%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.32%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 239 (77.10%) Microsoft
2 86 (27.74%) VMware
3 47 (15.16%) Cisco
4 40 (12.90%) HP
5 32 (10.32%) Citrix
6 24 (7.74%) NetApp
7 14 (4.52%) Juniper
8 10 (3.23%) CheckPoint
9 8 (2.58%) EMC
9 8 (2.58%) Kaspersky
9 8 (2.58%) Palo Alto
9 8 (2.58%) SonicWALL
9 8 (2.58%) Sophos
10 7 (2.26%) Qualys
10 7 (2.26%) Symantec
10 7 (2.26%) Veeam
11 6 (1.94%) Dell
12 5 (1.61%) LANDesk
12 5 (1.61%) Remedy
13 4 (1.29%) WatchGuard
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Rugeley, Staffordshire
Candidate Source
Salary: £45,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Herefordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Delta Financial Systems
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £23500 - £27500 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 22 days ago