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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 113 102 59
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -43
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 121 120 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.22% 2.36% 4.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.14% 9.93% 15.53%
Number of salaries quoted 73 93 216
Median salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
1324 1209 1590
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.28% 23.77% 28.05%
Number of salaries quoted 970 951 1395
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Birmingham -16 55 £43,124 +7.81% 4
Solihull -3 12 £40,000 +14.28%
Staffordshire -3 12 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Warwickshire +3 10 £32,500 -29.34% 1
West Bromwich +11 9 £35,500 -4.05%
Worcestershire -15 3 £36,750 +17.60% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £20,000 -
Herefordshire - 3 £35,000 -
Shropshire - 3 £45,000 -
Dudley +1 2 £27,000 -10.00%
Coventry -8 2 £40,500 -1.81% 1
Wolverhampton +3 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 229 (80.35%) Microsoft
2 149 (52.28%) MCSE
3 136 (47.72%) Windows
4 107 (37.54%) MS Excel
5 93 (32.63%) Active Directory
6 88 (30.88%) SQL
7 87 (30.53%) SQL Server
7 87 (30.53%) VMware
8 84 (29.47%) .NET
9 83 (29.12%) Windows Server
10 79 (27.72%) C#
11 75 (26.32%) Degree
12 72 (25.26%) ASP.NET
13 71 (24.91%) JavaScript
14 70 (24.56%) Cisco
15 69 (24.21%) MCSA
16 67 (23.51%) HTML
17 66 (23.16%) CSS
18 65 (22.81%) Cisco Certification
19 58 (20.35%) MVC
20 56 (19.65%) CCNA
21 54 (18.95%) Firewall
22 53 (18.60%) WAN
22 53 (18.60%) Hyper-V
22 53 (18.60%) Office 365
23 52 (18.25%) LAN
24 51 (17.89%) MS Exchange
25 49 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
26 48 (16.84%) Microsoft Azure
27 45 (15.79%) MCSD

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 51 (17.89%) MS Exchange
2 27 (9.47%) SharePoint
3 25 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (7.02%) Skype for Business
5 18 (6.32%) IIS
6 16 (5.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (2.46%) Umbraco
9 6 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.40%) CMS
10 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.40%) JBoss
10 4 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.40%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.40%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 107 (37.54%) MS Excel
2 28 (9.82%) MS Office
3 3 (1.05%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 53 (18.60%) Office 365
2 48 (16.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.56%) Yammer
4 10 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (2.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (2.46%) G Suite
7 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.70%) IaaS
7 2 (0.70%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 54 (18.95%) Firewall
2 53 (18.60%) WAN
3 52 (18.25%) LAN
4 38 (13.33%) SAN
5 25 (8.77%) DHCP
5 25 (8.77%) DNS
6 21 (7.37%) VPN
7 20 (7.02%) VLAN
8 19 (6.67%) Network Security
9 15 (5.26%) Skype
9 15 (5.26%) TCP/IP
10 13 (4.56%) Wireless
11 7 (2.46%) Unified Communications
11 7 (2.46%) VoIP
11 7 (2.46%) WLAN
12 6 (2.11%) 802.11
12 6 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.75%) NAS
14 4 (1.40%) IPv4
15 3 (1.05%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (30.53%) SQL Server
2 37 (12.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (8.42%) RDBMS
3 24 (8.42%) Relational Database
4 22 (7.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (7.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (3.86%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (3.51%) Big Data
8 10 (3.51%) Power BI
9 9 (3.16%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.75%) DTS
10 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.70%) MySQL
12 1 (0.35%) Base SAS
12 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (7.02%) Visual Studio
2 18 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (3.51%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.05%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.05%) NUnit
4 3 (1.05%) Selenium
5 1 (0.35%) MorphX
General
1 27 (9.47%) Finance
2 19 (6.67%) Automotive
3 6 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.75%) Advertising
4 5 (1.75%) Legal
5 4 (1.40%) French Language
5 4 (1.40%) German Language
5 4 (1.40%) Retail
6 3 (1.05%) Military
7 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (26.67%) Developer
2 52 (18.25%) .NET Developer
3 42 (14.74%) C# .NET Developer
3 42 (14.74%) C# Developer
4 37 (12.98%) ASP.NET Developer
5 34 (11.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 28 (9.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 26 (9.12%) Analyst
7 26 (9.12%) IT Engineer
8 24 (8.42%) Consultant
9 22 (7.72%) .NET Software Developer
9 22 (7.72%) C# Software Developer
9 22 (7.72%) Support Engineer
10 21 (7.37%) IT Support
11 20 (7.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 19 (6.67%) Architect
12 19 (6.67%) Senior Developer
13 18 (6.32%) Software Developer
14 16 (5.61%) Senior .NET Developer
15 15 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (29.47%) .NET
2 72 (25.26%) ASP.NET
3 67 (23.51%) HTML
4 66 (23.16%) CSS
5 40 (14.04%) jQuery
6 36 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 36 (12.63%) Web Services
7 33 (11.58%) .NET Framework
8 24 (8.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 24 (8.42%) XML
9 22 (7.72%) KnockoutJS
10 17 (5.96%) WCF
11 14 (4.91%) CSS3
11 14 (4.91%) Entity Framework
12 13 (4.56%) AngularJS
13 12 (4.21%) Backbone.js
13 12 (4.21%) XSLT
14 11 (3.86%) Ajax
15 10 (3.51%) Angular 2
15 10 (3.51%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.58%) Data Centre
2 22 (7.72%) Computer Science
3 16 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.21%) Clustering
5 10 (3.51%) Client/Server
6 9 (3.16%) Algorithms
7 7 (2.46%) FMCG
7 7 (2.46%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.46%) Replication
8 6 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.11%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.75%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.75%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.75%) Physics
9 5 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.70%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Licensing
10 2 (0.70%) Statistics
10 2 (0.70%) User Experience
11 1 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 136 (47.72%) Windows
2 83 (29.12%) Windows Server
3 44 (15.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (12.63%) Windows 7
5 32 (11.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (9.47%) Windows 8
7 22 (7.72%) Windows 10
8 16 (5.61%) Linux
9 11 (3.86%) Unix
10 10 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (2.81%) Solaris
12 7 (2.46%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (20.35%) MVC
2 38 (13.33%) Mentoring
3 37 (12.98%) ITIL
4 33 (11.58%) OO
5 30 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (9.82%) Software Engineering
7 27 (9.47%) Presales
8 26 (9.12%) Release Management
9 25 (8.77%) Project Management
10 24 (8.42%) SOA
10 24 (8.42%) Wealth Management
11 22 (7.72%) Web Development
12 21 (7.37%) SDLC
13 18 (6.32%) Coaching
13 18 (6.32%) PRINCE2
14 17 (5.96%) Time Management
15 16 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
17 14 (4.91%) TDD
18 13 (4.56%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 88 (30.88%) SQL
2 79 (27.72%) C#
3 71 (24.91%) JavaScript
4 45 (15.79%) T-SQL
5 27 (9.47%) VB.NET
6 25 (8.77%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.51%) R
7 10 (3.51%) TypeScript
7 10 (3.51%) XPath
8 9 (3.16%) Java
9 6 (2.11%) C++
9 6 (2.11%) VB
10 5 (1.75%) F#
11 2 (0.70%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.70%) VBScript
11 2 (0.70%) X++
12 1 (0.35%) Google Apps Script
12 1 (0.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 149 (52.28%) MCSE
2 75 (26.32%) Degree
3 69 (24.21%) MCSA
4 65 (22.81%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (19.65%) CCNA
6 45 (15.79%) MCSD
7 41 (14.39%) MCP
8 33 (11.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 32 (11.23%) MCITP
9 32 (11.23%) Security Cleared
10 31 (10.88%) SC Cleared
11 29 (10.18%) MCTS
12 23 (8.07%) CCNP
13 19 (6.67%) CCSA
14 13 (4.56%) CEH
14 13 (4.56%) CISMP
14 13 (4.56%) CISSP
14 13 (4.56%) SSCP
15 12 (4.21%) Citrix Certification
16 11 (3.86%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.16%) SLA
3 3 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 93 (32.63%) Active Directory
2 53 (18.60%) Hyper-V
3 49 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.86%) Docker
5 10 (3.51%) vSphere
6 9 (3.16%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (2.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.11%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.40%) XenApp
10 2 (0.70%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.35%) Firmware
11 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (8.77%) SCCM
2 12 (4.21%) Backup Exec
3 8 (2.81%) AirWatch
4 6 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (2.11%) SCOM
4 6 (2.11%) WSUS
5 5 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 229 (80.35%) Microsoft
2 87 (30.53%) VMware
3 70 (24.56%) Cisco
4 38 (13.33%) HP
5 31 (10.88%) Citrix
6 17 (5.96%) NetApp
7 13 (4.56%) Juniper
8 12 (4.21%) Dell
8 12 (4.21%) Qualys
9 10 (3.51%) CheckPoint
9 10 (3.51%) Google
10 8 (2.81%) Veeam
11 7 (2.46%) Kaspersky
11 7 (2.46%) Palo Alto
11 7 (2.46%) SonicWALL
12 6 (2.11%) Sophos
13 5 (1.75%) Symantec
14 4 (1.40%) 3PAR
14 4 (1.40%) SAP
14 4 (1.40%) WatchGuard
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