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

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 96 100 65
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -35
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 164 145 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.66% 2.55% 4.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.24% 9.80% 14.56%
Number of salaries quoted 110 135 181
Median salary £34,000 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -4.00%
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
1602 1479 1484
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.97% 26.02% 27.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1153 1139 1179
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 June 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 June 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 +20 48 £30,000 - 7
Birmingham -23 47 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Warwickshire +19 31 £30,000 -20.00%
Coventry +22 26 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Shropshire -20 7 £21,500 -27.11%
Wolverhampton -4 4 £21,500 -38.57%
Dudley +2 3 £30,000 +9.09%
Brierley Hill - 2 £30,750 -
Solihull +11 1 - -
Worcestershire +8 1 - - 2
Walsall -5 1 £22,000 -27.86%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 240 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 158 (47.02%) MCSE
3 135 (40.18%) Windows
4 133 (39.58%) SQL
5 130 (38.69%) .NET
6 127 (37.80%) SQL Server
7 116 (34.52%) C#
8 101 (30.06%) JavaScript
9 97 (28.87%) VMware
10 94 (27.98%) Active Directory
11 93 (27.68%) Windows Server
12 91 (27.08%) HTML
13 86 (25.60%) Degree
14 84 (25.00%) ASP.NET
15 82 (24.40%) CSS
16 78 (23.21%) MS Excel
17 76 (22.62%) OO
18 74 (22.02%) MCSA
18 74 (22.02%) T-SQL
19 68 (20.24%) Mentoring
20 62 (18.45%) SOA
21 61 (18.15%) MCITP
22 60 (17.86%) Web Services
23 56 (16.67%) MCSD
23 56 (16.67%) ITIL
23 56 (16.67%) Relational Database
24 54 (16.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
24 54 (16.07%) MVC
25 52 (15.48%) SharePoint
26 51 (15.18%) Release Management

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 52 (15.48%) SharePoint
2 37 (11.01%) MS Exchange
3 23 (6.85%) Skype for Business
4 20 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (4.46%) IIS
5 15 (4.46%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.38%) Office Communications Server
7 6 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.79%) WordPress
8 4 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.60%) CMS
10 2 (0.60%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.60%) Moodle
11 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.30%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 78 (23.21%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (4.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.89%) Exstream
4 1 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 41 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (10.42%) Office 365
3 10 (2.98%) OneDrive
4 8 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.49%) IaaS
7 3 (0.89%) Sage Pay
7 3 (0.89%) Yammer
8 2 (0.60%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.60%) PaaS
9 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (9.82%) LAN
2 30 (8.93%) WAN
3 26 (7.74%) Firewall
4 25 (7.44%) SAN
5 15 (4.46%) TCP/IP
6 13 (3.87%) VoIP
7 12 (3.57%) DHCP
8 11 (3.27%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (2.98%) DNS
10 8 (2.38%) VPN
11 7 (2.08%) IPsec
11 7 (2.08%) NetScaler
11 7 (2.08%) VLAN
12 6 (1.79%) Unified Communications
13 5 (1.49%) Internet
13 5 (1.49%) Intranet
13 5 (1.49%) L2TP
13 5 (1.49%) Network Security
13 5 (1.49%) SSL
13 5 (1.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (37.80%) SQL Server
2 56 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 51 (15.18%) RDBMS
4 39 (11.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 33 (9.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.19%) DTS
9 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.60%) Power BI
10 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.30%) MorphX
2 1 (0.30%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.30%) MSTest
2 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (10.71%) Finance
2 13 (3.87%) Games
3 8 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.38%) Marketing
4 7 (2.08%) Automotive
5 5 (1.49%) Legal
6 3 (0.89%) French Language
6 3 (0.89%) German Language
6 3 (0.89%) Retail
7 1 (0.30%) Advertising
7 1 (0.30%) Back Office
7 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 114 (33.93%) Developer
2 69 (20.54%) .NET Developer
3 62 (18.45%) C# .NET Developer
3 62 (18.45%) C# Developer
4 52 (15.48%) ASP.NET Developer
4 52 (15.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 45 (13.39%) .NET Software Developer
5 45 (13.39%) C# Software Developer
6 36 (10.71%) Analyst
7 28 (8.33%) Consultant
8 27 (8.04%) Software Developer
9 26 (7.74%) Support Engineer
10 22 (6.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (5.95%) Senior Developer
12 17 (5.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 17 (5.06%) Graduate
12 17 (5.06%) Senior .NET Developer
12 17 (5.06%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
12 17 (5.06%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 17 (5.06%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (38.69%) .NET
2 91 (27.08%) HTML
3 84 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 82 (24.40%) CSS
5 60 (17.86%) Web Services
6 54 (16.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 51 (15.18%) XML
8 42 (12.50%) jQuery
9 40 (11.90%) WCF
10 39 (11.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 24 (7.14%) HTML5
12 21 (6.25%) XSLT
13 19 (5.65%) .NET Framework
14 17 (5.06%) CSS3
15 14 (4.17%) Ajax
16 13 (3.87%) WinForms
17 9 (2.68%) Backbone.js
17 9 (2.68%) KnockoutJS
18 7 (2.08%) WPF
19 6 (1.79%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.23%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.55%) Computer Science
3 21 (6.25%) Driving Licence
4 12 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.27%) Replication
6 10 (2.98%) Clustering
6 10 (2.98%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.38%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.79%) User Experience
10 5 (1.49%) Handset
10 5 (1.49%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.19%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.19%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.89%) FMCG
12 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Licensing
13 2 (0.60%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.60%) Physics
13 2 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 135 (40.18%) Windows
2 93 (27.68%) Windows Server
3 42 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (8.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (5.06%) Linux
6 16 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 12 (3.57%) Windows 8
8 10 (2.98%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.79%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.49%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.89%) Unix
12 2 (0.60%) Android
12 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.60%) MVS
12 2 (0.60%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (22.62%) OO
2 68 (20.24%) Mentoring
3 62 (18.45%) SOA
4 56 (16.67%) ITIL
5 54 (16.07%) MVC
6 51 (15.18%) Release Management
7 49 (14.58%) Wealth Management
8 40 (11.90%) Coaching
9 37 (11.01%) Presales
10 30 (8.93%) OOP
11 23 (6.85%) SDLC
12 22 (6.55%) ITIL V3
13 20 (5.95%) Service Management
14 19 (5.65%) CRM
14 19 (5.65%) Service Delivery
15 16 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
16 15 (4.46%) Risk Management
17 13 (3.87%) PRINCE2
18 12 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (39.58%) SQL
2 116 (34.52%) C#
3 101 (30.06%) JavaScript
4 74 (22.02%) T-SQL
5 50 (14.88%) VB.NET
6 21 (6.25%) XPath
7 17 (5.06%) PowerShell
8 16 (4.76%) C++
9 15 (4.46%) Java
10 7 (2.08%) VB
11 3 (0.89%) VBScript
12 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.60%) F#
13 1 (0.30%) VBA
13 1 (0.30%) X++
Qualifications
1 158 (47.02%) MCSE
2 86 (25.60%) Degree
3 74 (22.02%) MCSA
4 61 (18.15%) MCITP
5 56 (16.67%) MCSD
6 50 (14.88%) MCTS
7 40 (11.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 34 (10.12%) MCP
9 30 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (7.44%) CCNA
11 19 (5.65%) MCPD
12 17 (5.06%) Security Cleared
13 15 (4.46%) SC Cleared
14 11 (3.27%) MCDST
15 10 (2.98%) Citrix Certification
16 8 (2.38%) CCA
16 8 (2.38%) CCNP
17 6 (1.79%) CISSP
17 6 (1.79%) MCAD
18 5 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.95%) SLA
2 7 (2.08%) QA
3 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 94 (27.98%) Active Directory
2 47 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (13.39%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.76%) XenApp
5 14 (4.17%) vSphere
6 11 (3.27%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (2.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (2.38%) Firmware
9 7 (2.08%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.79%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.89%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.60%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.60%) XenServer
13 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.30%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (6.85%) Backup Exec
2 19 (5.65%) WSUS
3 16 (4.76%) SCCM
4 12 (3.57%) SCOM
5 11 (3.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.79%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.30%) Puppet
9 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 240 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 97 (28.87%) VMware
3 39 (11.61%) Citrix
4 32 (9.52%) HP
5 31 (9.23%) Cisco
6 25 (7.44%) NetApp
7 16 (4.76%) Veeam
8 13 (3.87%) Symantec
9 9 (2.68%) EMC
10 8 (2.38%) SonicWALL
11 7 (2.08%) Avaya
11 7 (2.08%) SolarWinds
11 7 (2.08%) Sophos
12 6 (1.79%) Juniper
12 6 (1.79%) Kaspersky
13 5 (1.49%) AVG
13 5 (1.49%) Kaseya
13 5 (1.49%) LANDesk
13 5 (1.49%) Remedy
13 5 (1.49%) SAP
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £19,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Evesham, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + pension, holidays, discounts, childcare vouchers
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum, Benefits + Car, Phone, Laptop, Certified Tr
Posted: 6 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
greywood
Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance, Bonus, Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
The Elms School
Salary: From £15,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Connected IT
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford
EMBS
Salary: £18k - 25k per year + Amazing Bens + MS Training
Posted: 7 days ago
Staffordshire
greywood
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Staffordshire
greywood
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
greywood
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Cannock
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 21 days ago