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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 82 59 44
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -15
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 153 231 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.69% 4.22% 4.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.54% 15.33% 15.14%
Number of salaries quoted 132 199 222
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £26,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
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
1452 1507 1612
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.53% 27.53% 29.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1172 1249 1400
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,850 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -12 82 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Warwickshire -7 15 £39,500 +5.33% 3
Staffordshire +3 14 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Coventry -25 13 £35,000 -9.09% 3
Solihull +2 6 £32,500 -13.33%
Shropshire -15 6 £35,750 +2.14%
West Bromwich -7 4 £30,500 -18.66%
Wolverhampton -8 2 £50,000 +1.01%
Worcestershire -17 2 £30,500 +18.44% 3
Walsall - 2 £25,000 -
Herefordshire +4 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £50,000 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 206 (72.79%) Microsoft
2 181 (63.96%) Windows
3 128 (45.23%) MCSE
4 106 (37.46%) Active Directory
5 103 (36.40%) VMware
6 89 (31.45%) SQL
7 82 (28.98%) MS Excel
7 82 (28.98%) MCITP
8 77 (27.21%) SQL Server
9 74 (26.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 69 (24.38%) MCSA
11 66 (23.32%) .NET
12 62 (21.91%) VMware Infrastructure
13 61 (21.55%) Citrix
14 60 (21.20%) C#
15 54 (19.08%) ASP.NET
16 52 (18.37%) MS Exchange
16 52 (18.37%) Hyper-V
17 50 (17.67%) JavaScript
18 49 (17.31%) HTML
19 46 (16.25%) Windows 8
20 44 (15.55%) TCP/IP
20 44 (15.55%) jQuery
20 44 (15.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 43 (15.19%) CSS
21 43 (15.19%) ITIL
22 41 (14.49%) DNS
23 40 (14.13%) Cisco
23 40 (14.13%) HTML5
24 39 (13.78%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 52 (18.37%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.19%) SharePoint
3 22 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (6.36%) IIS
5 14 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (3.89%) Lync
7 9 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (2.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.77%) Apache
10 4 (1.41%) Lotus Domino
10 4 (1.41%) Node.js
11 3 (1.06%) Moodle
11 3 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.71%) OpenEdge
12 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.35%) CMS
13 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 82 (28.98%) MS Excel
2 30 (10.60%) MS Office
3 3 (1.06%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.06%) Agresso
3 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.77%) Office 365
2 16 (5.65%) SaaS
3 15 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.71%) PaaS
6 1 (0.35%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 44 (15.55%) TCP/IP
2 41 (14.49%) DNS
3 39 (13.78%) SAN
4 38 (13.43%) DHCP
5 34 (12.01%) Firewall
6 24 (8.48%) VPN
7 21 (7.42%) LAN
7 21 (7.42%) WAN
8 17 (6.01%) VoIP
9 11 (3.89%) Wireless
10 9 (3.18%) Internet
11 7 (2.47%) NAS
12 6 (2.12%) Kerberos
13 4 (1.41%) IPsec
13 4 (1.41%) Skype
14 3 (1.06%) Unified Communications
14 3 (1.06%) VLAN
15 2 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
15 2 (0.71%) Spanning Tree
15 2 (0.71%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (27.21%) SQL Server
2 35 (12.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (4.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (3.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (3.89%) SQL Server 2000
5 9 (3.18%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.83%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.41%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (10.95%) Visual Studio
2 27 (9.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.41%) MSTest
3 4 (1.41%) Rhino Mocks
3 4 (1.41%) Moq
3 4 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (1.41%) NUnit
4 3 (1.06%) Git (software)
General
1 24 (8.48%) Finance
2 7 (2.47%) Automotive
3 4 (1.41%) Retail
4 3 (1.06%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.06%) Back Office
5 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.71%) Local Government
6 1 (0.35%) Marketing
6 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.35%) Advertising
6 1 (0.35%) Games
6 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (16.25%) Developer
2 35 (12.37%) Analyst
3 33 (11.66%) Support Engineer
4 31 (10.95%) Consultant
5 24 (8.48%) Administrator
5 24 (8.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (7.07%) 3rd Line Support
7 19 (6.71%) DBA
7 19 (6.71%) .NET Developer
7 19 (6.71%) SQL DBA
8 15 (5.30%) C# Developer
8 15 (5.30%) Team Leader
8 15 (5.30%) Technical Consultant
9 14 (4.95%) Architect
9 14 (4.95%) Desktop Support
9 14 (4.95%) IT Support
9 14 (4.95%) C# .NET Developer
10 13 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (4.59%) AWS Developer
11 11 (3.89%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (23.32%) .NET
2 54 (19.08%) ASP.NET
3 49 (17.31%) HTML
4 44 (15.55%) jQuery
5 43 (15.19%) CSS
6 40 (14.13%) HTML5
7 34 (12.01%) CSS3
8 14 (4.95%) .NET Framework
9 13 (4.59%) Web Services
10 12 (4.24%) XML
11 11 (3.89%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (3.53%) WCF
13 7 (2.47%) WPF
13 7 (2.47%) Ajax
14 6 (2.12%) Classic ASP
15 5 (1.77%) AngularJS
15 5 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 4 (1.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 4 (1.41%) Unity DI Container
16 4 (1.41%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.13%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.71%) Computer Science
3 16 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.53%) Private Cloud
4 10 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.18%) Replication
5 9 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.83%) EqualLogic
7 5 (1.77%) Clustering
7 5 (1.77%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.77%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.41%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (1.41%) User Experience
9 3 (1.06%) iPad
9 3 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.06%) iPhone
9 3 (1.06%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.71%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.71%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 181 (63.96%) Windows
2 74 (26.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (16.25%) Windows 8
4 39 (13.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (12.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (9.19%) Linux
6 26 (9.19%) Windows 7
7 12 (4.24%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.06%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.35%) Android
10 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.19%) ITIL
2 29 (10.25%) E-Commerce
2 29 (10.25%) TDD
3 26 (9.19%) Performance Tuning
4 24 (8.48%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (7.42%) Mentoring
6 20 (7.07%) Test Automation
7 18 (6.36%) MVC
8 16 (5.65%) Scrum
8 16 (5.65%) Unit Testing
9 15 (5.30%) CRM
10 14 (4.95%) Project Management
10 14 (4.95%) Migration
11 13 (4.59%) Infrastructure Management
12 11 (3.89%) SDLC
13 10 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (3.18%) Load Balancing
14 9 (3.18%) Time Management
14 9 (3.18%) Coaching
15 8 (2.83%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 89 (31.45%) SQL
2 60 (21.20%) C#
3 50 (17.67%) JavaScript
4 33 (11.66%) T-SQL
5 21 (7.42%) PowerShell
6 14 (4.95%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.41%) VBScript
7 4 (1.41%) PHP
8 3 (1.06%) XPath
8 3 (1.06%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.71%) C
10 1 (0.35%) VB6
10 1 (0.35%) C++
10 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 128 (45.23%) MCSE
2 82 (28.98%) MCITP
3 69 (24.38%) MCSA
4 44 (15.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 39 (13.78%) MCTS
6 35 (12.37%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (11.31%) CCNA
8 27 (9.54%) MCP
9 21 (7.42%) MCSD
10 19 (6.71%) Degree
11 17 (6.01%) Citrix Certification
12 14 (4.95%) CCA
13 12 (4.24%) CCNP
14 8 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (2.47%) Security Cleared
16 6 (2.12%) MCAD
17 5 (1.77%) SC Cleared
18 4 (1.41%) CCENT
18 4 (1.41%) MCDST
19 3 (1.06%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.01%) SLA
2 5 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.71%) QA
4 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 106 (37.46%) Active Directory
2 62 (21.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (18.37%) Hyper-V
4 18 (6.36%) XenApp
5 11 (3.89%) vSphere
6 8 (2.83%) XenDesktop
6 8 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (2.83%) Terminal Server
7 5 (1.77%) XenServer
8 4 (1.41%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.06%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.06%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.71%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.35%) UAG
Systems Management
1 21 (7.42%) SCOM
2 19 (6.71%) SCCM
3 11 (3.89%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.47%) WSUS
4 7 (2.47%) SCVMM
5 5 (1.77%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.06%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.71%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.71%) SCSM
8 2 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.71%) MOM
9 1 (0.35%) WMI
9 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.35%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.35%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 206 (72.79%) Microsoft
2 103 (36.40%) VMware
3 61 (21.55%) Citrix
4 40 (14.13%) Cisco
5 28 (9.89%) HP
6 24 (8.48%) Apple
7 23 (8.13%) NetApp
8 19 (6.71%) Dell
9 9 (3.18%) Veeam
10 8 (2.83%) LANDesk
11 7 (2.47%) Symantec
12 5 (1.77%) Barracuda Networks
13 4 (1.41%) Red Gate
13 4 (1.41%) Oracle
13 4 (1.41%) ServiceNow
14 3 (1.06%) CommVault
14 3 (1.06%) Adobe
14 3 (1.06%) SonicWALL
14 3 (1.06%) Remedy
14 3 (1.06%) McAfee
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + car, bonus, gym, certifications
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warwickshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £38154 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 to 65,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bromsgrove
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
City College Coventry
Salary: Unspecified Starting salary £23,500
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Searchability
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
City College Coventry
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £34,600 to £40,000 per annum Car Allowance - £5,400, Fuel Card, M
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16500 - £22500 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Version 1
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £28500 - £32500 per annum + Healthcare and Pension
Posted: 23 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £34627.00 - £34672.00 per annum + 40day Hol,Final Sal Pen,Health
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £34627 - £34672 per annum + 40day Hol, Final Sal Pen, Health
Posted: 25 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18500 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago