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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 55 43 35
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 229 248 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.20% 4.54% 5.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.18% 15.48% 19.37%
Number of salaries quoted 198 226 232
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,420 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
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
1509 1602 1358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.67% 29.36% 28.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1248 1391 1118
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £26,375 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 +9 115 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Coventry +11 29 £38,500 -10.46% 2
Warwickshire -8 19 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Worcestershire +4 16 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Staffordshire -33 16 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Shropshire +6 15 £35,000 +3.70%
Solihull -13 7 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Wolverhampton +5 3 £49,500 -1.00% 2
West Bromwich +2 2 £28,250 -33.52%
Herefordshire - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 358 (87.10%) Microsoft
2 273 (66.42%) Windows
3 224 (54.50%) MCSE
4 167 (40.63%) VMware
5 154 (37.47%) Active Directory
6 133 (32.36%) SQL Server
7 126 (30.66%) MS Exchange
8 123 (29.93%) MCITP
9 113 (27.49%) MS Excel
10 112 (27.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 111 (27.01%) Windows Server 2008
12 105 (25.55%) Citrix
13 101 (24.57%) Degree
14 100 (24.33%) Windows 7
15 99 (24.09%) ITIL
16 92 (22.38%) SQL
17 90 (21.90%) .NET
18 88 (21.41%) Cisco
19 80 (19.46%) C#
20 76 (18.49%) Hyper-V
21 72 (17.52%) SharePoint
22 68 (16.55%) Windows Server 2012
23 67 (16.30%) Exchange Server 2010
23 67 (16.30%) MCSA
24 64 (15.57%) SAN
25 62 (15.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
26 61 (14.84%) SCCM
27 60 (14.60%) MCTS
28 58 (14.11%) MCP
29 57 (13.87%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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
1 126 (30.66%) MS Exchange
2 72 (17.52%) SharePoint
3 67 (16.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 56 (13.63%) Lync
5 50 (12.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 39 (9.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 36 (8.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 26 (6.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 23 (5.60%) IIS
10 22 (5.35%) SharePoint Server
11 16 (3.89%) SharePoint 2013
12 15 (3.65%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (1.70%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.97%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.97%) Apache
16 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.49%) Lotus Domino
16 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 113 (27.49%) MS Excel
2 55 (13.38%) MS Office
3 3 (0.73%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (4.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 7 (1.70%) Summit
3 5 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.24%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.24%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.24%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 42 (10.22%) Office 365
2 17 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.73%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (15.57%) SAN
2 55 (13.38%) TCP/IP
3 52 (12.65%) DNS
4 50 (12.17%) WAN
5 49 (11.92%) Firewall
5 49 (11.92%) Unified Communications
6 46 (11.19%) LAN
7 41 (9.98%) VPN
7 41 (9.98%) DHCP
8 31 (7.54%) NAS
9 24 (5.84%) VoIP
10 22 (5.35%) Internet
11 20 (4.87%) NetScaler
12 19 (4.62%) ADSL
13 15 (3.65%) iSCSI
14 13 (3.16%) 3G
14 13 (3.16%) Broadband
14 13 (3.16%) Wireless
15 12 (2.92%) Fibre Channel
16 11 (2.68%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (32.36%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (6.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 23 (5.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.70%) Oracle OLAP
6 7 (1.70%) IBM InfoSphere
6 7 (1.70%) Cognos Query Studio
6 7 (1.70%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 7 (1.70%) Cognos Report Studio
6 7 (1.70%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 7 (1.70%) OLAP
6 7 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.46%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.49%) MySQL
10 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.24%) DTS
Development Applications
1 31 (7.54%) Visual Studio
2 23 (5.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.22%) JIRA
4 2 (0.49%) MSI
4 2 (0.49%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.49%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.49%) NUnit
5 1 (0.24%) MorphX
5 1 (0.24%) MSTest
5 1 (0.24%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.24%) Moq
5 1 (0.24%) RequisitePro
5 1 (0.24%) ProC
General
1 32 (7.79%) Finance
2 20 (4.87%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.43%) Legal
4 9 (2.19%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.19%) Advertising
5 8 (1.95%) Automotive
6 6 (1.46%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.22%) Games
8 3 (0.73%) Law
9 2 (0.49%) Back Office
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.24%) Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Retail
10 1 (0.24%) Local Government
10 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 82 (19.95%) Developer
2 77 (18.73%) Consultant
3 68 (16.55%) Analyst
4 40 (9.73%) Administrator
5 38 (9.25%) Microsoft Consultant
6 32 (7.79%) Systems Administrator
7 29 (7.06%) Support Engineer
8 28 (6.81%) Architect
8 28 (6.81%) .NET Developer
9 27 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 24 (5.84%) Service Analyst
10 24 (5.84%) Service Desk Analyst
10 24 (5.84%) Support Analyst
11 21 (5.11%) Senior Developer
11 21 (5.11%) Software Developer
12 19 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
13 17 (4.14%) Technical Consultant
13 17 (4.14%) C# Developer
13 17 (4.14%) C# .NET Developer
14 15 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (21.90%) .NET
2 53 (12.90%) ASP.NET
3 44 (10.71%) HTML
4 36 (8.76%) CSS
5 34 (8.27%) XML
6 32 (7.79%) WCF
7 29 (7.06%) .NET Framework
8 23 (5.60%) Ajax
9 21 (5.11%) jQuery
10 18 (4.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (3.65%) HTML5
12 14 (3.41%) WPF
12 14 (3.41%) Web Services
13 11 (2.68%) CSS3
14 10 (2.43%) Application Packaging
15 8 (1.95%) FIX Protocol
15 8 (1.95%) SOAP
16 7 (1.70%) ADO.NET
17 5 (1.22%) XSLT
17 5 (1.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.57%) Blackberry
2 26 (6.33%) Computer Science
3 25 (6.08%) Clustering
4 17 (4.14%) Mathematics
5 14 (3.41%) PDA
6 13 (3.16%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.92%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.68%) Thin Client
8 11 (2.68%) Fat Client
9 9 (2.19%) iPad
9 9 (2.19%) iPhone
10 8 (1.95%) Celerra
10 8 (1.95%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.95%) CLARiiON
11 6 (1.46%) Replication
11 6 (1.46%) Remote Sensing
11 6 (1.46%) Telematics
12 5 (1.22%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.97%) EqualLogic
14 3 (0.73%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 273 (66.42%) Windows
2 111 (27.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 100 (24.33%) Windows 7
4 68 (16.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (13.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (7.54%) Windows XP
7 23 (5.60%) Linux
7 23 (5.60%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.22%) Android
8 5 (1.22%) SUSE
9 4 (0.97%) Windows 2000
9 4 (0.97%) Windows NT
9 4 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (0.97%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.49%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.24%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (24.09%) ITIL
2 50 (12.17%) Project Management
3 37 (9.00%) Migration
4 35 (8.52%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (7.54%) MVC
5 31 (7.54%) CRM
6 30 (7.30%) Service Management
7 26 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 23 (5.60%) Technical Analysis
9 22 (5.35%) Scrum
10 21 (5.11%) TDD
10 21 (5.11%) Software Engineering
10 21 (5.11%) Load Balancing
11 17 (4.14%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (3.89%) Data Protection
12 16 (3.89%) Customer Engagement
12 16 (3.89%) Asset Management
13 15 (3.65%) PRINCE2
13 15 (3.65%) Technical Architecture
14 14 (3.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 92 (22.38%) SQL
2 80 (19.46%) C#
3 37 (9.00%) JavaScript
4 25 (6.08%) T-SQL
5 14 (3.41%) VB.NET
6 12 (2.92%) PowerShell
7 11 (2.68%) VB
8 7 (1.70%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.46%) C
10 4 (0.97%) PHP
11 3 (0.73%) C++
11 3 (0.73%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.73%) VB6
12 2 (0.49%) X++
12 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.49%) VBScript
13 1 (0.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 224 (54.50%) MCSE
2 123 (29.93%) MCITP
3 101 (24.57%) Degree
4 67 (16.30%) MCSA
5 62 (15.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 60 (14.60%) MCTS
7 58 (14.11%) MCP
8 53 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
9 52 (12.65%) Citrix Certification
10 50 (12.17%) CCNA
11 43 (10.46%) CCA
12 39 (9.49%) MCSD
13 16 (3.89%) CCEE
14 15 (3.65%) NCDA
15 13 (3.16%) Security Cleared
16 11 (2.68%) CCEA
16 11 (2.68%) CCIA
17 10 (2.43%) CCNP
17 10 (2.43%) SC Cleared
18 9 (2.19%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.81%) SLA
2 4 (0.97%) QA
3 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 154 (37.47%) Active Directory
2 112 (27.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (18.49%) Hyper-V
4 55 (13.38%) XenApp
5 44 (10.71%) XenDesktop
6 40 (9.73%) vSphere
7 22 (5.35%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (3.65%) VMware ESX
9 12 (2.92%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (2.68%) Terminal Services
11 10 (2.43%) XenServer
12 8 (1.95%) vCloud
12 8 (1.95%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.49%) UAG
15 2 (0.49%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 1 (0.24%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 61 (14.84%) SCCM
2 27 (6.57%) SCOM
3 18 (4.38%) Backup Exec
4 10 (2.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (2.19%) SCVMM
6 7 (1.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (1.46%) SCDPM
8 5 (1.22%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.73%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.73%) MOM
10 2 (0.49%) AppDNA
10 2 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.49%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.49%) WSUS
11 1 (0.24%) SCSM
11 1 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.24%) Unicenter
11 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 358 (87.10%) Microsoft
2 167 (40.63%) VMware
3 105 (25.55%) Citrix
4 88 (21.41%) Cisco
5 42 (10.22%) HP
6 34 (8.27%) NetApp
7 25 (6.08%) Dell
8 23 (5.60%) Mitel
9 19 (4.62%) EMC
10 17 (4.14%) Avaya
11 16 (3.89%) Nortel
11 16 (3.89%) IBM
12 15 (3.65%) LANDesk
13 14 (3.41%) Dialogic
14 13 (3.16%) McAfee
15 12 (2.92%) Symantec
16 11 (2.68%) Apple
16 11 (2.68%) WatchGuard
17 10 (2.43%) 3PAR
18 9 (2.19%) SolarWinds
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + beneftis + training
Posted: 21 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £47000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000 + Bonus (upto 17.5%)
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £47000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + car
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + career growth, benefits, gym membership
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 18 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 25 days ago