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

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 95 68 92
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +24
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 154 186 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.71% 3.68% 2.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.62% 14.05% 9.98%
Number of salaries quoted 124 179 98
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £26,500 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -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
1450 1324 1203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.47% 26.17% 27.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1140 1124 929
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,500 £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%

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 11 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 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 -11 68 £40,000 -15.78% 7
Warwickshire +9 33 £41,500 +19.68% 1
Staffordshire +6 17 £45,000 +57.89% 6
Coventry -13 14 £40,000 +3.22% 6
Wolverhampton +10 13 £40,000 +14.28%
Worcestershire +1 11 £33,000 +4.76% 6
Dudley -4 9 £30,000 +9.09%
Solihull +5 5 £35,000 -9.09%
Walsall - 4 £40,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 212 (75.44%) Microsoft
2 142 (50.53%) MCSE
3 132 (46.98%) Windows
4 106 (37.72%) VMware
5 105 (37.37%) SQL
6 99 (35.23%) Windows Server
7 98 (34.88%) SQL Server
8 94 (33.45%) Active Directory
9 78 (27.76%) .NET
10 71 (25.27%) C#
11 67 (23.84%) Cisco
12 66 (23.49%) MCSA
12 66 (23.49%) ASP.NET
13 64 (22.78%) MS Excel
14 61 (21.71%) JavaScript
14 61 (21.71%) Windows Server 2012
15 56 (19.93%) Citrix
16 55 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
16 55 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
17 53 (18.86%) MCITP
18 52 (18.51%) HTML
19 51 (18.15%) CSS
20 48 (17.08%) MVC
20 48 (17.08%) SharePoint
20 48 (17.08%) Cisco Certification
21 47 (16.73%) MCP
22 46 (16.37%) ITIL
22 46 (16.37%) MCTS
23 44 (15.66%) Hyper-V
24 42 (14.95%) Data Centre

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 48 (17.08%) SharePoint
2 31 (11.03%) MS Exchange
3 24 (8.54%) IIS
4 23 (8.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (5.34%) Skype for Business
7 13 (4.63%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (4.63%) Moodle
8 6 (2.14%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (1.42%) WordPress
10 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.71%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.71%) Node.js
11 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.36%) Confluence
12 1 (0.36%) JBoss
Applications
1 64 (22.78%) MS Excel
2 22 (7.83%) MS Office
3 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (6.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (4.63%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.07%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.68%) Office 365
2 28 (9.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.56%) IaaS
4 7 (2.49%) PaaS
5 6 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.14%) SaaS
6 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (14.23%) Firewall
1 40 (14.23%) SAN
2 37 (13.17%) LAN
3 30 (10.68%) WAN
4 22 (7.83%) VoIP
5 17 (6.05%) Kerberos
6 13 (4.63%) DNS
6 13 (4.63%) TCP/IP
7 12 (4.27%) DHCP
7 12 (4.27%) Network Security
8 11 (3.91%) Wireless
9 10 (3.56%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (3.56%) WLAN
10 9 (3.20%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (3.20%) Internet
10 9 (3.20%) IPv4
11 8 (2.85%) NetScaler
11 8 (2.85%) Unified Communications
11 8 (2.85%) VPN
12 6 (2.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (34.88%) SQL Server
2 31 (11.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (9.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 25 (8.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (7.47%) RDBMS
5 21 (7.47%) Relational Database
6 19 (6.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (4.98%) SQL Server 2000
8 13 (4.63%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.42%) Data Mining
12 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (1.07%) SSDT
13 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (9.96%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.71%) Moq
3 2 (0.71%) MSTest
3 2 (0.71%) NUnit
3 2 (0.71%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.36%) MorphX
General
1 29 (10.32%) Finance
2 15 (5.34%) Marketing
3 14 (4.98%) Automotive
4 10 (3.56%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.85%) Games
6 5 (1.78%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.42%) Retail
8 3 (1.07%) Back Office
8 3 (1.07%) Legal
9 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.71%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 67 (23.84%) Developer
2 49 (17.44%) .NET Developer
3 46 (16.37%) C# Developer
4 42 (14.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 41 (14.59%) Analyst
6 32 (11.39%) ASP.NET Developer
6 32 (11.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 32 (11.39%) Consultant
7 31 (11.03%) .NET Software Developer
7 31 (11.03%) C# Software Developer
8 28 (9.96%) Software Developer
9 27 (9.61%) Support Engineer
10 20 (7.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (6.41%) SQL Developer
12 17 (6.05%) Graduate
13 16 (5.69%) C# VB.NET Developer
13 16 (5.69%) VB.NET Developer
13 16 (5.69%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
14 14 (4.98%) 2nd Line Support
14 14 (4.98%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (27.76%) .NET
2 66 (23.49%) ASP.NET
3 52 (18.51%) HTML
4 51 (18.15%) CSS
5 38 (13.52%) Web Services
6 33 (11.74%) jQuery
7 29 (10.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (9.61%) .NET Framework
9 26 (9.25%) XML
10 22 (7.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 19 (6.76%) HTML5
12 17 (6.05%) CSS3
12 17 (6.05%) WCF
13 16 (5.69%) Ajax
14 15 (5.34%) Classic ASP
15 12 (4.27%) XSLT
16 8 (2.85%) AngularJS
16 8 (2.85%) KnockoutJS
16 8 (2.85%) Middleware
17 5 (1.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.95%) Data Centre
2 30 (10.68%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.05%) Clustering
4 13 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.63%) Driving Licence
5 11 (3.91%) Replication
6 10 (3.56%) User Experience
7 9 (3.20%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (2.49%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.49%) Economics
8 7 (2.49%) Private Cloud
9 6 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.14%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.78%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.07%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.07%) HP Storage
11 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Licensing
11 3 (1.07%) N-Tier
11 3 (1.07%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.71%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 132 (46.98%) Windows
2 99 (35.23%) Windows Server
3 61 (21.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 55 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (7.12%) Windows 8
6 19 (6.76%) Windows 10
6 19 (6.76%) Windows 7
6 19 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (4.98%) Linux
8 10 (3.56%) Windows XP
9 7 (2.49%) Mac OS X
9 7 (2.49%) MVS
9 7 (2.49%) Unix
10 3 (1.07%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.71%) Android
12 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (17.08%) MVC
2 46 (16.37%) ITIL
3 38 (13.52%) SOA
4 33 (11.74%) SDLC
5 32 (11.39%) OO
6 31 (11.03%) Presales
7 27 (9.61%) Coaching
8 26 (9.25%) Mentoring
9 24 (8.54%) Release Management
10 23 (8.19%) Load Balancing
11 22 (7.83%) Wealth Management
12 19 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (6.41%) CRM
14 17 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (5.69%) Web Development
16 15 (5.34%) Project Management
16 15 (5.34%) Service Management
17 13 (4.63%) Disaster Recovery
18 12 (4.27%) ITIL V3
19 11 (3.91%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 105 (37.37%) SQL
2 71 (25.27%) C#
3 61 (21.71%) JavaScript
4 37 (13.17%) T-SQL
5 22 (7.83%) PowerShell
5 22 (7.83%) VB.NET
6 12 (4.27%) XPath
7 5 (1.78%) C++
8 4 (1.42%) VB
9 3 (1.07%) Java
9 3 (1.07%) VBScript
10 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.36%) X++
10 1 (0.36%) XAML
Qualifications
1 142 (50.53%) MCSE
2 66 (23.49%) MCSA
3 53 (18.86%) MCITP
4 48 (17.08%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (16.73%) MCP
6 46 (16.37%) MCTS
7 41 (14.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 40 (14.23%) MCSD
9 36 (12.81%) Degree
10 30 (10.68%) CCNA
11 28 (9.96%) CCNP
12 16 (5.69%) MCAD
12 16 (5.69%) Security Cleared
13 15 (5.34%) Citrix Certification
14 14 (4.98%) CCA
15 11 (3.91%) MCPD
16 10 (3.56%) SC Cleared
17 9 (3.20%) MCDST
18 7 (2.49%) A+ Certification
19 4 (1.42%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.34%) SLA
2 8 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 94 (33.45%) Active Directory
2 55 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (15.66%) Hyper-V
4 21 (7.47%) vSphere
5 17 (6.05%) XenApp
6 14 (4.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (2.49%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.14%) XenServer
9 4 (1.42%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (1.42%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.42%) UAG
10 3 (1.07%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (4.63%) HP Data Protector
1 13 (4.63%) SCCM
2 12 (4.27%) Backup Exec
2 12 (4.27%) WSUS
3 11 (3.91%) SCOM
4 4 (1.42%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.42%) WMI
5 3 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.71%) MOM
6 2 (0.71%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.36%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.36%) Puppet
7 1 (0.36%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 212 (75.44%) Microsoft
2 106 (37.72%) VMware
3 67 (23.84%) Cisco
4 56 (19.93%) Citrix
5 30 (10.68%) HP
6 21 (7.47%) NetApp
7 17 (6.05%) Palo Alto
8 12 (4.27%) Veeam
9 10 (3.56%) Avaya
9 10 (3.56%) Dell
9 10 (3.56%) Juniper
10 8 (2.85%) SolarWinds
11 7 (2.49%) Symantec
12 6 (2.14%) SAP
13 5 (1.78%) Sophos
14 4 (1.42%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.42%) IronPort
14 4 (1.42%) ServiceNow
15 3 (1.07%) Apple
16 2 (0.71%) EMC
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum, Benefits AMAZING
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 per annum + + 5% pension, 20% bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £37,000 to £42,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £21000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Venturi
Salary: £30000.00 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum + Car allow + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: c£30,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Fuel Card
Posted: 6 days ago
Broadway, Worcestershire
IT Lab
Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Worcester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £5500 - £55000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + travel, annual bonus, training fund
Posted: 23 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18500 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18500 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago