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

Location
3 months to
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 98 72 34
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -38
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 132 182 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.49% 3.49% 5.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.79% 13.11% 19.94%
Number of salaries quoted 120 151 260
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £36,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -5.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,600 £21,900 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,581 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.83% -1.33%
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
1349 1388 1434
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.43% 26.63% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1033 1097 1160
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 June 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 June 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 -23 52 £35,000 -20.00% 10
Coventry -28 17 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Staffordshire +12 16 £27,000 -27.02% 3
Warwickshire -18 13 £31,000 -1.58% 4
Shropshire -2 12 £27,500 -14.06%
Dudley +5 6 £30,000 -4.00%
Wolverhampton +12 5 £35,000 +7.69%
Solihull +4 3 £30,000 -10.44%
Kingswinford - 3 £28,500 -
Walsall +5 1 £36,000 +15.20% 2
Herefordshire 0 1 £50,000 +138.09%
Worcestershire -11 1 £23,000 +9.52% 4
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Microsoft Certification.

1 228 (77.55%) Microsoft
2 193 (65.65%) Windows
3 132 (44.90%) MCSE
4 124 (42.18%) Active Directory
5 106 (36.05%) VMware
6 101 (34.35%) SQL Server
7 96 (32.65%) SQL
7 96 (32.65%) Citrix
8 92 (31.29%) MCITP
9 76 (25.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 67 (22.79%) MCTS
11 63 (21.43%) MCSA
12 61 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 60 (20.41%) MS Exchange
14 59 (20.07%) .NET
15 58 (19.73%) ITIL
16 57 (19.39%) MS Excel
17 50 (17.01%) C#
18 49 (16.67%) Cisco
19 48 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
20 47 (15.99%) SQL Server 2008
20 47 (15.99%) Firewall
21 46 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
21 46 (15.65%) JavaScript
22 45 (15.31%) HTML
22 45 (15.31%) Linux
22 45 (15.31%) Cisco Certification
22 45 (15.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 42 (14.29%) SAN
23 42 (14.29%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 60 (20.41%) MS Exchange
2 41 (13.95%) SharePoint
3 31 (10.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (10.20%) IIS
5 23 (7.82%) SharePoint 2013
6 21 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 18 (6.12%) Apache
7 18 (6.12%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (3.40%) Lync
10 7 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.70%) OpenEdge
12 4 (1.36%) Node.js
13 3 (1.02%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.68%) CMS
15 1 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 57 (19.39%) MS Excel
2 29 (9.86%) MS Office
3 3 (1.02%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (9.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.36%) MIS ActiveH
3 2 (0.68%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.68%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.18%) Office 365
2 26 (8.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.06%) SaaS
4 2 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.34%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 47 (15.99%) Firewall
2 42 (14.29%) SAN
2 42 (14.29%) DNS
3 37 (12.59%) TCP/IP
4 30 (10.20%) VPN
5 27 (9.18%) DHCP
6 25 (8.50%) WAN
7 21 (7.14%) LAN
8 16 (5.44%) NAS
9 11 (3.74%) Wireless
10 10 (3.40%) VoIP
11 9 (3.06%) DDNS
12 7 (2.38%) IP Telephony
12 7 (2.38%) MPLS
13 6 (2.04%) Wireshark
14 5 (1.70%) VLAN
14 5 (1.70%) HTTPS
15 4 (1.36%) BGP
15 4 (1.36%) Kerberos
15 4 (1.36%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (34.35%) SQL Server
2 47 (15.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (4.42%) SQL Server 2000
6 10 (3.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.38%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.38%) MySQL
8 5 (1.70%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (3.40%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.70%) NUnit
2 5 (1.70%) RequisitePro
3 4 (1.36%) Rhino Mocks
3 4 (1.36%) Moq
3 4 (1.36%) MSTest
4 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.34%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.34%) CruiseControl
General
1 17 (5.78%) Finance
2 10 (3.40%) Retail
3 5 (1.70%) Automotive
4 4 (1.36%) Marketing
5 3 (1.02%) Back Office
6 2 (0.68%) Legal
6 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.34%) Local Government
7 1 (0.34%) Advertising
7 1 (0.34%) Law
7 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (16.33%) Developer
2 43 (14.63%) Analyst
3 36 (12.24%) Support Engineer
3 36 (12.24%) Administrator
4 33 (11.22%) Consultant
5 28 (9.52%) DBA
6 27 (9.18%) SQL DBA
7 23 (7.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 19 (6.46%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (6.12%) Architect
10 17 (5.78%) SharePoint Developer
10 17 (5.78%) .NET Developer
10 17 (5.78%) Operations Analyst
11 16 (5.44%) Technical Consultant
12 15 (5.10%) Software Developer
13 14 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
14 13 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 13 (4.42%) Team Leader
14 13 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support
15 12 (4.08%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (20.07%) .NET
2 45 (15.31%) HTML
3 42 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 42 (14.29%) CSS
4 25 (8.50%) WCF
5 24 (8.16%) .NET Framework
6 23 (7.82%) HTML5
7 19 (6.46%) Ajax
7 19 (6.46%) jQuery
7 19 (6.46%) Web Services
8 14 (4.76%) CSS3
9 8 (2.72%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (2.04%) XML
10 6 (2.04%) WPF
11 5 (1.70%) AngularJS
11 5 (1.70%) Razor View Engine
12 4 (1.36%) Classic ASP
12 4 (1.36%) WinForms
12 4 (1.36%) Castle Windsor
12 4 (1.36%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.22%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.46%) Computer Science
3 18 (6.12%) Clustering
4 13 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.72%) Replication
7 7 (2.38%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.36%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (1.02%) iPhone
9 3 (1.02%) iSeries
9 3 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.02%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.02%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.02%) iPad
9 3 (1.02%) User Experience
9 3 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.02%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.68%) Handset
10 2 (0.68%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 193 (65.65%) Windows
2 76 (25.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (15.31%) Linux
5 38 (12.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (8.84%) Windows 7
7 21 (7.14%) Windows 8
8 10 (3.40%) Windows XP
9 7 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (1.70%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.68%) CentOS
12 1 (0.34%) Android
12 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.34%) UNIX
12 1 (0.34%) AIX
12 1 (0.34%) Solaris
12 1 (0.34%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (19.73%) ITIL
2 46 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (12.24%) CRM
4 34 (11.56%) Performance Tuning
5 24 (8.16%) Migration
6 19 (6.46%) MVC
7 18 (6.12%) OO
8 17 (5.78%) Service Delivery
9 15 (5.10%) Mentoring
9 15 (5.10%) Scrum
10 13 (4.42%) OOA/OOD
11 12 (4.08%) Information Security
11 12 (4.08%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (3.74%) TDD
13 10 (3.40%) Project Management
13 10 (3.40%) Software Engineering
14 8 (2.72%) E-Commerce
14 8 (2.72%) PRINCE2
15 7 (2.38%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (32.65%) SQL
2 50 (17.01%) C#
3 46 (15.65%) JavaScript
4 25 (8.50%) T-SQL
5 21 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.74%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.36%) PHP
8 3 (1.02%) VB
9 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.68%) VBScript
9 2 (0.68%) C
9 2 (0.68%) C++
9 2 (0.68%) VB6
9 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 132 (44.90%) MCSE
2 92 (31.29%) MCITP
3 67 (22.79%) MCTS
4 63 (21.43%) MCSA
5 45 (15.31%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (15.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 40 (13.61%) CCNA
7 34 (11.56%) MCP
8 33 (11.22%) MCSD
9 31 (10.54%) Citrix Certification
10 28 (9.52%) Degree
11 22 (7.48%) CCA
12 18 (6.12%) MCAD
13 16 (5.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 10 (3.40%) CCNP
15 8 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (2.04%) MCDST
16 6 (2.04%) Security Cleared
17 5 (1.70%) CCENT
18 3 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.88%) SLA
2 12 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.04%) QA
4 4 (1.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 124 (42.18%) Active Directory
2 61 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (12.93%) Hyper-V
4 29 (9.86%) vSphere
5 18 (6.12%) XenApp
6 15 (5.10%) VMware ESX
7 13 (4.42%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (3.06%) Terminal Services
9 7 (2.38%) Terminal Server
10 6 (2.04%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.70%) XenServer
12 2 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 14 (4.76%) SCOM
2 11 (3.74%) SCCM
3 5 (1.70%) NetBackup
3 5 (1.70%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.36%) Nagios
4 4 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.02%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.02%) WSUS
5 3 (1.02%) SCDPM
5 3 (1.02%) SCSM
6 2 (0.68%) MOM
7 1 (0.34%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.34%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 228 (77.55%) Microsoft
2 106 (36.05%) VMware
3 96 (32.65%) Citrix
4 49 (16.67%) Cisco
5 30 (10.20%) NetApp
6 15 (5.10%) HP
7 9 (3.06%) Dell
8 7 (2.38%) Symantec
9 6 (2.04%) Brocade
10 5 (1.70%) Veeam
10 5 (1.70%) BT
11 4 (1.36%) IBM
11 4 (1.36%) Juniper
11 4 (1.36%) SonicWALL
11 4 (1.36%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.02%) Apple
12 3 (1.02%) Sophos
12 3 (1.02%) Avaya
12 3 (1.02%) Lotus
12 3 (1.02%) Red Hat
Warwickshire
ninesharp
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 11 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £15000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £10000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 55,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 60,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £1800.00 - £22000.00 per annum + FE Vehicle + Training & Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits + Car
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Nortech Management Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits - Travel Expenses + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago