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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 86 59 44
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -15
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 162 220 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.77% 4.07% 4.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.55% 14.78% 15.95%
Number of salaries quoted 147 184 218
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £27,530 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.06%
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
1536 1489 1555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.23% 27.57% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1209 1215 1331
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -13 84 £37,500 -10.71% 9
Warwickshire -13 20 £37,500 +7.14%
Staffordshire +9 18 £30,000 -16.66% 6
Coventry -41 12 £37,500 -2.59% 1
Shropshire -4 10 £35,750 +19.16%
Wolverhampton - 4 £35,000 -
West Bromwich -3 2 - -
Worcestershire -15 2 £30,500 -2.40% 1
Solihull +10 1 £45,000 +50.00%
Walsall - 1 £25,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £50,000 -
Dudley - 1 £50,000 -
Kingswinford - 1 £28,500 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 228 (75.50%) Microsoft
2 199 (65.89%) Windows
3 130 (43.05%) MCSE
4 111 (36.75%) Active Directory
5 102 (33.77%) SQL
5 102 (33.77%) VMware
6 96 (31.79%) MCITP
7 95 (31.46%) SQL Server
8 80 (26.49%) .NET
9 79 (26.16%) MS Excel
10 78 (25.83%) Citrix
11 74 (24.50%) C#
12 71 (23.51%) Windows Server 2008
13 69 (22.85%) MCSA
14 65 (21.52%) ASP.NET
15 63 (20.86%) JavaScript
16 62 (20.53%) HTML
17 61 (20.20%) VMware Infrastructure
18 58 (19.21%) MS Exchange
19 56 (18.54%) CSS
20 52 (17.22%) ITIL
20 52 (17.22%) Hyper-V
21 50 (16.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 49 (16.23%) TCP/IP
23 47 (15.56%) MCTS
24 46 (15.23%) SQL Server 2008
24 46 (15.23%) jQuery
25 45 (14.90%) Windows 8
26 43 (14.24%) HTML5
27 42 (13.91%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 58 (19.21%) MS Exchange
2 34 (11.26%) SharePoint
3 27 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (8.28%) IIS
5 17 (5.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (3.97%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (3.64%) Lync
7 11 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (2.65%) Apache
10 6 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.32%) Node.js
12 2 (0.66%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.66%) OpenEdge
13 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.33%) CMS
13 1 (0.33%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 79 (26.16%) MS Excel
2 32 (10.60%) MS Office
3 3 (0.99%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (5.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.28%) Office 365
2 20 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.30%) SaaS
4 3 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (16.23%) TCP/IP
2 42 (13.91%) DNS
3 41 (13.58%) SAN
4 38 (12.58%) Firewall
5 35 (11.59%) DHCP
6 29 (9.60%) VPN
7 19 (6.29%) LAN
7 19 (6.29%) WAN
8 13 (4.30%) Wireless
9 11 (3.64%) VoIP
10 10 (3.31%) NAS
11 9 (2.98%) Internet
12 5 (1.66%) Kerberos
13 4 (1.32%) IPsec
13 4 (1.32%) Skype
14 3 (0.99%) Unified Communications
14 3 (0.99%) Wireshark
14 3 (0.99%) IP Telephony
14 3 (0.99%) VLAN
15 2 (0.66%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (31.46%) SQL Server
2 46 (15.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (5.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.97%) SQL Server 2000
5 9 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (2.98%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.65%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.32%) MySQL
9 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 34 (11.26%) Visual Studio
2 30 (9.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.66%) NUnit
4 4 (1.32%) MSTest
4 4 (1.32%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (1.32%) Moq
5 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.66%) RequisitePro
7 1 (0.33%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.33%) MSBuild
General
1 24 (7.95%) Finance
2 7 (2.32%) Automotive
2 7 (2.32%) Retail
3 3 (0.99%) Marketing
3 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
3 3 (0.99%) Aerospace
3 3 (0.99%) Back Office
4 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.33%) Advertising
4 1 (0.33%) Legal
4 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 62 (20.53%) Developer
2 37 (12.25%) Analyst
3 32 (10.60%) Consultant
4 30 (9.93%) Support Engineer
4 30 (9.93%) Administrator
5 25 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (6.95%) .NET Developer
6 21 (6.95%) SQL DBA
6 21 (6.95%) DBA
7 17 (5.63%) Team Leader
8 15 (4.97%) C# Developer
8 15 (4.97%) 3rd Line Support
8 15 (4.97%) Technical Consultant
8 15 (4.97%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (4.64%) Architect
9 14 (4.64%) C# .NET Developer
10 13 (4.30%) AWS Developer
10 13 (4.30%) Desktop Support
11 12 (3.97%) Support Analyst
11 12 (3.97%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (26.49%) .NET
2 65 (21.52%) ASP.NET
3 62 (20.53%) HTML
4 56 (18.54%) CSS
5 46 (15.23%) jQuery
6 43 (14.24%) HTML5
7 36 (11.92%) CSS3
8 22 (7.28%) WCF
9 19 (6.29%) .NET Framework
10 17 (5.63%) Web Services
11 13 (4.30%) XML
11 13 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (3.64%) Ajax
13 9 (2.98%) WPF
14 5 (1.66%) Classic ASP
14 5 (1.66%) AngularJS
14 5 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 4 (1.32%) Unity DI Container
15 4 (1.32%) Castle Windsor
15 4 (1.32%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.27%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.62%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.98%) Private Cloud
6 8 (2.65%) EqualLogic
6 8 (2.65%) Clustering
7 7 (2.32%) Replication
8 5 (1.66%) iPhone
8 5 (1.66%) iPad
9 4 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.99%) iSeries
10 3 (0.99%) User Experience
10 3 (0.99%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.99%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.66%) HP StoreVirtual
11 2 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.66%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 199 (65.89%) Windows
2 71 (23.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (14.90%) Windows 8
4 37 (12.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (11.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (11.26%) Linux
6 24 (7.95%) Windows 7
7 10 (3.31%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.66%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.33%) Android
9 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.33%) UNIX
9 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (17.22%) ITIL
2 41 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (10.60%) TDD
3 32 (10.60%) E-Commerce
4 29 (9.60%) Performance Tuning
5 27 (8.94%) CRM
6 24 (7.95%) Mentoring
7 23 (7.62%) MVC
8 22 (7.28%) Test Automation
9 19 (6.29%) Scrum
10 18 (5.96%) Unit Testing
11 15 (4.97%) Migration
12 13 (4.30%) OO
13 12 (3.97%) Infrastructure Management
14 11 (3.64%) Project Management
15 9 (2.98%) Time Management
15 9 (2.98%) Coaching
15 9 (2.98%) SDLC
16 8 (2.65%) SOA
17 7 (2.32%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 102 (33.77%) SQL
2 74 (24.50%) C#
3 63 (20.86%) JavaScript
4 39 (12.91%) T-SQL
5 20 (6.62%) PowerShell
6 13 (4.30%) VB.NET
7 5 (1.66%) VBScript
8 4 (1.32%) PHP
9 3 (0.99%) VB
9 3 (0.99%) XPath
9 3 (0.99%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.66%) VB6
10 2 (0.66%) C++
11 1 (0.33%) C
Qualifications
1 130 (43.05%) MCSE
2 96 (31.79%) MCITP
3 69 (22.85%) MCSA
4 50 (16.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 47 (15.56%) MCTS
6 33 (10.93%) CCNA
6 33 (10.93%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (10.26%) MCP
8 30 (9.93%) MCSD
9 25 (8.28%) Citrix Certification
10 24 (7.95%) Degree
11 18 (5.96%) CCA
12 12 (3.97%) Security Cleared
13 11 (3.64%) MCAD
14 10 (3.31%) CCNP
15 9 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (2.32%) SC Cleared
16 7 (2.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 6 (1.99%) MCDST
18 4 (1.32%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.29%) SLA
2 4 (1.32%) QA
3 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 111 (36.75%) Active Directory
2 61 (20.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (17.22%) Hyper-V
4 21 (6.95%) XenApp
5 18 (5.96%) vSphere
6 9 (2.98%) Terminal Server
6 9 (2.98%) Terminal Services
7 8 (2.65%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.32%) VMware ESX
9 6 (1.99%) XenServer
10 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.66%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 20 (6.62%) SCOM
2 18 (5.96%) SCCM
3 13 (4.30%) Backup Exec
4 8 (2.65%) NetBackup
5 7 (2.32%) WSUS
6 6 (1.99%) SCVMM
7 5 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.66%) MOM
9 2 (0.66%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.66%) SCSM
10 1 (0.33%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.33%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 228 (75.50%) Microsoft
2 102 (33.77%) VMware
3 78 (25.83%) Citrix
4 31 (10.26%) Cisco
5 27 (8.94%) Apple
6 24 (7.95%) NetApp
7 22 (7.28%) HP
8 17 (5.63%) Dell
9 11 (3.64%) Veeam
10 10 (3.31%) Symantec
11 8 (2.65%) LANDesk
12 5 (1.66%) Barracuda Networks
12 5 (1.66%) EMC
13 4 (1.32%) IBM
13 4 (1.32%) Oracle
13 4 (1.32%) Brocade
13 4 (1.32%) Red Gate
14 3 (0.99%) ServiceNow
14 3 (0.99%) SonicWALL
14 3 (0.99%) Sophos
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £34,600 to £40,000 per annum Car Allowance - £5,400, Fuel Card, M
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum SALARY:£40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £28500 - £32500 per annum + Healthcare and Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £82000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + Comprehensive benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Coventry
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Market Leading Benefits Package
Posted: 18 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago