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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 95 104 72
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -32
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 163 135 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.63% 2.52% 3.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.61% 9.76% 12.62%
Number of salaries quoted 111 123 149
Median salary £34,500 £34,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.47% -4.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £51,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,500 £35,661 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -3.61%
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
1696 1383 1402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.32% 25.82% 26.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1228 1058 1101
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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
Staffordshire +24 49 £24,000 -11.11% 5
Birmingham -15 48 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Warwickshire +9 31 £30,000 -0.82% 1
Coventry +2 24 £41,250 +10.00% 2
Shropshire -21 6 £22,000 -12.87%
Dudley +6 4 £35,000 +16.66%
Wolverhampton -10 4 £21,750 -37.85%
Worcestershire -5 2 £27,500 +19.56% 1
Walsall -8 2 £31,000 -13.88%
Solihull +12 1 - - 1
Brierley Hill - 1 £30,000 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 236 (73.07%) Microsoft
2 158 (48.92%) MCSE
3 139 (43.03%) Windows
4 133 (41.18%) SQL
5 122 (37.77%) .NET
6 120 (37.15%) SQL Server
7 109 (33.75%) C#
8 102 (31.58%) VMware
9 96 (29.72%) Windows Server
10 95 (29.41%) Active Directory
11 92 (28.48%) JavaScript
12 81 (25.08%) HTML
13 80 (24.77%) MCSA
14 79 (24.46%) Degree
15 77 (23.84%) ASP.NET
16 72 (22.29%) CSS
17 68 (21.05%) MS Excel
18 66 (20.43%) OO
18 66 (20.43%) T-SQL
19 63 (19.50%) Mentoring
20 60 (18.58%) MCITP
21 58 (17.96%) SOA
22 55 (17.03%) ITIL
23 51 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
24 50 (15.48%) Relational Database
25 49 (15.17%) Web Services
25 49 (15.17%) MCSD
25 49 (15.17%) SharePoint
25 49 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
26 48 (14.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms

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 49 (15.17%) SharePoint
2 37 (11.46%) MS Exchange
3 21 (6.50%) Skype for Business
4 17 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (3.41%) IIS
5 11 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.48%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (2.17%) WordPress
8 5 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.62%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.31%) JBoss
11 1 (0.31%) Moodle
Applications
1 68 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 24 (7.43%) MS Office
3 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.93%) Exstream
4 2 (0.62%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (8.36%) Office 365
3 8 (2.48%) OneDrive
4 7 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.55%) IaaS
6 4 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.93%) PaaS
8 2 (0.62%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.53%) LAN
2 33 (10.22%) SAN
3 31 (9.60%) Firewall
4 30 (9.29%) WAN
5 15 (4.64%) TCP/IP
6 12 (3.72%) DHCP
6 12 (3.72%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (3.41%) VoIP
8 10 (3.10%) DNS
8 10 (3.10%) NetScaler
9 8 (2.48%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (2.48%) Intranet
9 8 (2.48%) IPv4
9 8 (2.48%) Network Security
10 7 (2.17%) IPsec
10 7 (2.17%) Kerberos
10 7 (2.17%) VLAN
10 7 (2.17%) VPN
11 6 (1.86%) Cisco IPT
11 6 (1.86%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (37.15%) SQL Server
2 50 (15.48%) Relational Database
3 45 (13.93%) RDBMS
4 34 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 30 (9.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (2.79%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.93%) SSDT
13 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (3.72%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.31%) MorphX
2 1 (0.31%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.31%) MSTest
2 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (8.36%) Finance
2 13 (4.02%) Games
3 11 (3.41%) Marketing
4 8 (2.48%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.86%) Retail
6 4 (1.24%) Automotive
6 4 (1.24%) Legal
7 3 (0.93%) French Language
7 3 (0.93%) German Language
8 1 (0.31%) Advertising
8 1 (0.31%) Back Office
8 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 104 (32.20%) Developer
2 66 (20.43%) .NET Developer
3 57 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
3 57 (17.65%) C# Developer
4 44 (13.62%) ASP.NET Developer
4 44 (13.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 42 (13.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 42 (13.00%) C# Software Developer
6 39 (12.07%) Analyst
7 29 (8.98%) Support Engineer
8 26 (8.05%) Software Developer
9 22 (6.81%) Consultant
9 22 (6.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (5.57%) Senior Developer
11 16 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 16 (4.95%) Administrator
11 16 (4.95%) Junior
12 15 (4.64%) Graduate
12 15 (4.64%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
12 15 (4.64%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (37.77%) .NET
2 81 (25.08%) HTML
3 77 (23.84%) ASP.NET
4 72 (22.29%) CSS
5 49 (15.17%) Web Services
6 48 (14.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 46 (14.24%) XML
8 39 (12.07%) jQuery
9 36 (11.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 36 (11.15%) WCF
10 22 (6.81%) HTML5
11 19 (5.88%) XSLT
12 17 (5.26%) .NET Framework
13 12 (3.72%) CSS3
14 11 (3.41%) WinForms
15 10 (3.10%) Ajax
16 7 (2.17%) Backbone.js
16 7 (2.17%) KnockoutJS
16 7 (2.17%) WPF
17 6 (1.86%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.84%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.81%) Driving Licence
3 16 (4.95%) Computer Science
4 15 (4.64%) Replication
5 10 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.10%) Clustering
5 10 (3.10%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.48%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.48%) User Experience
6 8 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.55%) Handset
8 4 (1.24%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.24%) FMCG
8 4 (1.24%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.24%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.24%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.93%) Economics
9 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Licensing
9 3 (0.93%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 139 (43.03%) Windows
2 96 (29.72%) Windows Server
3 51 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (9.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (5.26%) Linux
6 14 (4.33%) Windows 7
6 14 (4.33%) Windows 8
7 12 (3.72%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.86%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.55%) Windows 2000
9 5 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.93%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.93%) MVS
10 3 (0.93%) Unix
11 2 (0.62%) Android
11 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.62%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (20.43%) OO
2 63 (19.50%) Mentoring
3 58 (17.96%) SOA
4 55 (17.03%) ITIL
5 47 (14.55%) Release Management
6 46 (14.24%) MVC
7 43 (13.31%) Wealth Management
8 37 (11.46%) Coaching
9 32 (9.91%) Presales
10 28 (8.67%) OOP
11 23 (7.12%) ITIL V3
12 22 (6.81%) SDLC
13 21 (6.50%) CRM
14 20 (6.19%) Service Delivery
15 17 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (5.26%) Service Management
16 15 (4.64%) Risk Management
17 14 (4.33%) Root Cause Analysis
18 13 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
18 13 (4.02%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 133 (41.18%) SQL
2 109 (33.75%) C#
3 92 (28.48%) JavaScript
4 66 (20.43%) T-SQL
5 43 (13.31%) VB.NET
6 19 (5.88%) XPath
7 18 (5.57%) PowerShell
8 13 (4.02%) C++
9 12 (3.72%) Java
10 10 (3.10%) VB
11 3 (0.93%) VBScript
12 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.31%) F#
12 1 (0.31%) VBA
12 1 (0.31%) X++
12 1 (0.31%) XAML
Qualifications
1 158 (48.92%) MCSE
2 80 (24.77%) MCSA
3 79 (24.46%) Degree
4 60 (18.58%) MCITP
5 49 (15.17%) MCSD
6 44 (13.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 43 (13.31%) MCTS
8 34 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (8.05%) MCP
10 25 (7.74%) CCNA
11 21 (6.50%) Security Cleared
12 17 (5.26%) MCPD
13 14 (4.33%) SC Cleared
14 13 (4.02%) CCNP
14 13 (4.02%) Citrix Certification
14 13 (4.02%) MCDST
15 11 (3.41%) CCA
16 6 (1.86%) CISSP
16 6 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (1.55%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.19%) SLA
2 6 (1.86%) QA
3 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 95 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 49 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (14.55%) Hyper-V
4 21 (6.50%) vSphere
5 20 (6.19%) XenApp
6 10 (3.10%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.48%) Firmware
8 7 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (1.86%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.55%) XenServer
11 3 (0.93%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.62%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (7.12%) Backup Exec
2 20 (6.19%) WSUS
3 16 (4.95%) SCCM
4 12 (3.72%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (3.72%) SCOM
5 7 (2.17%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.31%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.31%) Puppet
7 1 (0.31%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 236 (73.07%) Microsoft
2 102 (31.58%) VMware
3 47 (14.55%) Citrix
4 34 (10.53%) Cisco
5 27 (8.36%) NetApp
6 25 (7.74%) HP
7 17 (5.26%) Veeam
8 14 (4.33%) Symantec
9 11 (3.41%) SolarWinds
10 10 (3.10%) EMC
11 9 (2.79%) Avaya
11 9 (2.79%) Juniper
12 8 (2.48%) Sophos
13 7 (2.17%) SonicWALL
14 6 (1.86%) SAP
15 5 (1.55%) AVG
15 5 (1.55%) Kaseya
15 5 (1.55%) Kaspersky
15 5 (1.55%) Ruckus Wireless
16 4 (1.24%) IBM
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
DS Smith
Salary: £45-50k, Car & fuel card, up to 20% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + Holiday + Microsoft certification
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Experis IT
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 5 days ago
Lichfield
IQ Telecom
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 10% Shift Allowance, 10% Annual bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ds Smith Plc
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Car + Fuel Card, Up To 20% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55000 per annum + Car Allowance - £4200
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
greywood
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Staffordshire
greywood
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago