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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 89 73 40
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -33
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 145 148 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.73% 3.01% 5.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.46% 11.51% 19.19%
Number of salaries quoted 134 129 265
Average salary £32,500 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.95% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
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
1386 1286 1475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.07% 26.18% 29.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1086 1027 1211
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -17 58 £35,000 -22.22% 15
Coventry -30 20 £37,500 -16.66% 3
Shropshire +2 14 £31,000 +14.81% 5
Staffordshire +3 13 £24,000 +11.62% 3
Warwickshire -17 13 £29,500 -5.60% 3
Dudley 0 11 £27,500 -12.00%
Wolverhampton +10 5 £40,000 +33.33%
Solihull -4 5 £32,500 -18.75%
West Bromwich +2 2 £13,625 -41.39%
Kingswinford - 2 £28,500 -
Walsall +1 1 £36,000 +30.90%
Worcestershire -10 1 £23,000 +9.52% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 281 (81.21%) Microsoft
2 224 (64.74%) Windows
3 139 (40.17%) MCSE
4 128 (36.99%) Active Directory
5 122 (35.26%) VMware
6 114 (32.95%) SQL
7 112 (32.37%) SQL Server
8 102 (29.48%) Citrix
9 94 (27.17%) MCITP
10 86 (24.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 82 (23.70%) .NET
12 78 (22.54%) MCTS
13 75 (21.68%) C#
14 73 (21.10%) MCSA
14 73 (21.10%) MS Exchange
15 72 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
16 69 (19.94%) SharePoint
17 67 (19.36%) MS Excel
17 67 (19.36%) ITIL
17 67 (19.36%) VMware Infrastructure
18 64 (18.50%) Cisco
19 62 (17.92%) ASP.NET
20 60 (17.34%) JavaScript
21 58 (16.76%) HTML
22 57 (16.47%) CSS
23 56 (16.18%) Windows Server 2012
24 54 (15.61%) Cisco Certification
25 53 (15.32%) CRM
26 51 (14.74%) Firewall
27 49 (14.16%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 73 (21.10%) MS Exchange
2 69 (19.94%) SharePoint
3 39 (11.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (10.40%) SharePoint 2013
4 36 (10.40%) SharePoint 2010
5 30 (8.67%) IIS
6 24 (6.94%) BizTalk Server
7 19 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (4.62%) Apache
9 12 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (3.18%) Lync
11 10 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (1.16%) IBM Notes
13 4 (1.16%) OpenEdge
14 3 (0.87%) Lotus Domino
15 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.58%) CMS
15 2 (0.58%) Node.js
16 1 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 67 (19.36%) MS Excel
2 35 (10.12%) MS Office
3 4 (1.16%) MS Project
4 3 (0.87%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 36 (10.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.16%) MIS ActiveH
3 2 (0.58%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.58%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 37 (10.69%) Office 365
2 35 (10.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.16%) SaaS
4 3 (0.87%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (14.74%) Firewall
2 49 (14.16%) SAN
3 41 (11.85%) DNS
4 39 (11.27%) TCP/IP
5 28 (8.09%) VPN
6 26 (7.51%) WAN
7 23 (6.65%) DHCP
8 22 (6.36%) LAN
9 16 (4.62%) NAS
10 12 (3.47%) VoIP
11 11 (3.18%) DDNS
12 8 (2.31%) Wireless
12 8 (2.31%) IP Telephony
13 6 (1.73%) VLAN
13 6 (1.73%) MPLS
14 5 (1.45%) Internet
14 5 (1.45%) HTTPS
14 5 (1.45%) Wireshark
15 4 (1.16%) IPsec
15 4 (1.16%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (32.37%) SQL Server
2 47 (13.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (6.07%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (2.89%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.73%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.73%) MySQL
9 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.16%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (2.89%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.45%) RequisitePro
4 3 (0.87%) NUnit
5 2 (0.58%) MSTest
5 2 (0.58%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (0.58%) Moq
6 1 (0.29%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.29%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.29%) JIRA
6 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.29%) AccuRev
General
1 21 (6.07%) Finance
2 8 (2.31%) Retail
3 5 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.16%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.16%) Marketing
5 3 (0.87%) Automotive
6 2 (0.58%) Back Office
6 2 (0.58%) Advertising
6 2 (0.58%) Legal
7 1 (0.29%) Local Government
7 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 74 (21.39%) Developer
2 43 (12.43%) Analyst
2 43 (12.43%) Administrator
3 37 (10.69%) Support Engineer
4 34 (9.83%) Consultant
5 33 (9.54%) DBA
6 32 (9.25%) SQL DBA
7 30 (8.67%) SharePoint Developer
8 27 (7.80%) 3rd Line Support
9 26 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 22 (6.36%) .NET Developer
11 17 (4.91%) Architect
11 17 (4.91%) Operations Analyst
12 16 (4.62%) Senior Developer
13 15 (4.34%) Software Developer
13 15 (4.34%) Technical Engineer
14 14 (4.05%) Support Analyst
14 14 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
15 13 (3.76%) Team Leader
15 13 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (23.70%) .NET
2 62 (17.92%) ASP.NET
3 58 (16.76%) HTML
4 57 (16.47%) CSS
5 34 (9.83%) WCF
6 31 (8.96%) .NET Framework
7 28 (8.09%) Ajax
8 26 (7.51%) HTML5
9 24 (6.94%) jQuery
10 15 (4.34%) CSS3
11 14 (4.05%) Web Services
12 12 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (3.18%) WPF
14 6 (1.73%) Razor View Engine
14 6 (1.73%) XML
15 5 (1.45%) ADO.NET
15 5 (1.45%) Windows SharePoint Services
16 3 (0.87%) COM
16 3 (0.87%) AngularJS
16 3 (0.87%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.20%) Clustering
1 18 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.91%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.60%) iPhone
4 9 (2.60%) iPad
5 6 (1.73%) Replication
6 5 (1.45%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.16%) PMI
7 4 (1.16%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.16%) iSeries
8 3 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.87%) User Experience
8 3 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.58%) Handset
9 2 (0.58%) GIS
9 2 (0.58%) Statistics
9 2 (0.58%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 224 (64.74%) Windows
2 86 (24.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (16.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (14.16%) Linux
5 43 (12.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (6.94%) Windows 7
7 21 (6.07%) Windows 8
8 10 (2.89%) Windows XP
9 9 (2.60%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (1.73%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.58%) CentOS
11 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.58%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.29%) UNIX
12 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.29%) Android
12 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.29%) AIX
12 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (19.36%) ITIL
3 53 (15.32%) CRM
4 37 (10.69%) Performance Tuning
5 28 (8.09%) Migration
6 24 (6.94%) OO
7 23 (6.65%) Service Delivery
8 22 (6.36%) MVC
9 21 (6.07%) Mentoring
10 20 (5.78%) Scrum
11 19 (5.49%) OOA/OOD
12 16 (4.62%) TDD
12 16 (4.62%) Information Security
13 15 (4.34%) Technical Architecture
14 14 (4.05%) Change Management
14 14 (4.05%) PRINCE2
15 13 (3.76%) E-Commerce
15 13 (3.76%) Project Management
16 12 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
16 12 (3.47%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 114 (32.95%) SQL
2 75 (21.68%) C#
3 60 (17.34%) JavaScript
4 35 (10.12%) T-SQL
5 16 (4.62%) PowerShell
6 10 (2.89%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.16%) VB
8 2 (0.58%) C
8 2 (0.58%) VBScript
8 2 (0.58%) PHP
8 2 (0.58%) C++
8 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.58%) VB6
9 1 (0.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 139 (40.17%) MCSE
2 94 (27.17%) MCITP
3 78 (22.54%) MCTS
4 73 (21.10%) MCSA
5 54 (15.61%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (13.29%) MCP
7 45 (13.01%) CCNA
8 44 (12.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 41 (11.85%) MCSD
10 35 (10.12%) Citrix Certification
11 32 (9.25%) Degree
12 24 (6.94%) CCA
13 20 (5.78%) MCAD
14 17 (4.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 16 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (3.76%) CCNP
17 9 (2.60%) Security Cleared
18 6 (1.73%) CCENT
18 6 (1.73%) SC Cleared
18 6 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.96%) SLA
2 12 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.73%) QA
4 3 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 128 (36.99%) Active Directory
2 67 (19.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (12.72%) Hyper-V
4 39 (11.27%) vSphere
5 21 (6.07%) XenApp
6 19 (5.49%) VMware ESX
7 12 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (3.18%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (1.16%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.87%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.87%) XenServer
11 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 13 (3.76%) NetBackup
1 13 (3.76%) Backup Exec
2 12 (3.47%) SCOM
3 11 (3.18%) SCCM
4 6 (1.73%) WSUS
4 6 (1.73%) SCDPM
5 5 (1.45%) Nagios
5 5 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.16%) MOM
7 3 (0.87%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.87%) SCSM
7 3 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.29%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.29%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 281 (81.21%) Microsoft
2 122 (35.26%) VMware
3 102 (29.48%) Citrix
4 64 (18.50%) Cisco
5 33 (9.54%) NetApp
6 25 (7.23%) HP
7 13 (3.76%) Symantec
8 10 (2.89%) Apple
9 9 (2.60%) IBM
10 8 (2.31%) Dell
10 8 (2.31%) Brocade
10 8 (2.31%) Veeam
11 7 (2.02%) Juniper
12 6 (1.73%) SonicWALL
13 5 (1.45%) EMC
13 5 (1.45%) BT
14 4 (1.16%) Lotus
15 3 (0.87%) Avaya
15 3 (0.87%) Adobe
15 3 (0.87%) SolarWinds
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Shropshire
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oldbury, West Midlands
Roc Search Limited
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus Mileage Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 Per Annum plus benefits and regular bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits + Car
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + CAR
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago