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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 94 62 42
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 156 222 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.70% 4.09% 5.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.49% 15.02% 18.45%
Number of salaries quoted 146 187 255
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,625 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,300 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average 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
1487 1478 1534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.76% 27.21% 28.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1157 1178 1285
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

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 1 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 1 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 -25 67 £36,000 -14.28% 5
Warwickshire -28 19 £37,500 +19.04% 4
Staffordshire +17 17 £27,000 -27.02% 7
Coventry -40 15 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Shropshire -3 13 £31,500 -10.00%
Wolverhampton +14 5 £35,000 +3.70%
Dudley +6 5 £27,500 -21.42%
Walsall +7 2 £30,500 -12.85% 1
West Bromwich -1 2 - -
Worcestershire -22 2 £30,500 -21.29% 1
Solihull +9 1 £45,000 +34.32%
Herefordshire - 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 1 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.

1 222 (74.75%) Microsoft
2 197 (66.33%) Windows
3 139 (46.80%) MCSE
4 123 (41.41%) Active Directory
5 110 (37.04%) VMware
6 101 (34.01%) SQL Server
7 96 (32.32%) SQL
8 94 (31.65%) MCITP
9 92 (30.98%) Citrix
10 74 (24.92%) MS Excel
10 74 (24.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 70 (23.57%) MCSA
12 67 (22.56%) .NET
13 65 (21.89%) VMware Infrastructure
14 64 (21.55%) MS Exchange
15 58 (19.53%) ITIL
16 57 (19.19%) C#
17 54 (18.18%) JavaScript
17 54 (18.18%) MCTS
18 53 (17.85%) HTML
19 52 (17.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 50 (16.84%) ASP.NET
20 50 (16.84%) DNS
21 48 (16.16%) CSS
21 48 (16.16%) TCP/IP
21 48 (16.16%) SQL Server 2008
21 48 (16.16%) Hyper-V
22 47 (15.82%) SAN
22 47 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
23 45 (15.15%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 64 (21.55%) MS Exchange
2 34 (11.45%) SharePoint
3 29 (9.76%) IIS
4 28 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 16 (5.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 14 (4.71%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (3.70%) Apache
10 10 (3.37%) Lync
10 10 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (1.35%) Node.js
13 2 (0.67%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.67%) OpenEdge
13 2 (0.67%) CMS
14 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 74 (24.92%) MS Excel
2 34 (11.45%) MS Office
3 3 (1.01%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (7.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.67%) MIS ActiveH
2 2 (0.67%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.08%) Office 365
2 21 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.04%) SaaS
4 2 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.34%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (16.84%) DNS
2 48 (16.16%) TCP/IP
3 47 (15.82%) SAN
4 45 (15.15%) Firewall
5 37 (12.46%) DHCP
6 31 (10.44%) VPN
7 23 (7.74%) WAN
8 21 (7.07%) LAN
9 14 (4.71%) Wireless
9 14 (4.71%) NAS
10 12 (4.04%) VoIP
11 9 (3.03%) Internet
12 6 (2.02%) Wireshark
13 5 (1.68%) DDNS
13 5 (1.68%) HTTPS
13 5 (1.68%) Kerberos
14 4 (1.35%) MPLS
14 4 (1.35%) IPsec
14 4 (1.35%) VLAN
15 3 (1.01%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (34.01%) SQL Server
2 48 (16.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (6.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (4.38%) SQL Server 2000
6 10 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (3.03%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (2.36%) RDBMS
8 7 (2.36%) MySQL
9 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (5.72%) Visual Studio
2 13 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.68%) RequisitePro
3 5 (1.68%) NUnit
4 4 (1.35%) MSTest
4 4 (1.35%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (1.35%) Moq
5 1 (0.34%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.34%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
General
1 28 (9.43%) Finance
2 10 (3.37%) Retail
3 7 (2.36%) Automotive
4 4 (1.35%) Marketing
5 3 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.01%) Back Office
6 2 (0.67%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.67%) Advertising
6 2 (0.67%) Legal
7 1 (0.34%) Local Government
7 1 (0.34%) Law
7 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (17.85%) Developer
2 45 (15.15%) Analyst
3 34 (11.45%) Support Engineer
3 34 (11.45%) Administrator
4 27 (9.09%) Consultant
5 24 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (7.74%) SQL DBA
6 23 (7.74%) DBA
7 19 (6.40%) .NET Developer
8 18 (6.06%) Team Leader
8 18 (6.06%) Architect
9 17 (5.72%) 3rd Line Support
10 16 (5.39%) Software Developer
10 16 (5.39%) Systems Administrator
11 14 (4.71%) Support Analyst
11 14 (4.71%) Technical Consultant
12 13 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
12 13 (4.38%) Desktop Support
12 13 (4.38%) Technical Engineer
12 13 (4.38%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (22.56%) .NET
2 53 (17.85%) HTML
3 50 (16.84%) ASP.NET
4 48 (16.16%) CSS
5 30 (10.10%) jQuery
5 30 (10.10%) HTML5
6 26 (8.75%) WCF
7 23 (7.74%) Web Services
8 22 (7.41%) .NET Framework
8 22 (7.41%) CSS3
9 15 (5.05%) Ajax
10 12 (4.04%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (4.04%) XML
11 9 (3.03%) WPF
12 6 (2.02%) Razor View Engine
13 5 (1.68%) AngularJS
13 5 (1.68%) Classic ASP
14 4 (1.35%) Spring.NET
14 4 (1.35%) WinForms
14 4 (1.35%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.77%) Data Centre
2 25 (8.42%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.38%) Clustering
3 13 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.36%) EqualLogic
5 6 (2.02%) iPad
5 6 (2.02%) iPhone
6 5 (1.68%) Replication
6 5 (1.68%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.35%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (1.01%) User Experience
8 3 (1.01%) iSeries
8 3 (1.01%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.01%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.01%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.67%) HP StoreVirtual
9 2 (0.67%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.34%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 197 (66.33%) Windows
2 74 (24.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (13.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (13.13%) Linux
5 37 (12.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (9.43%) Windows 8
7 26 (8.75%) Windows 7
8 11 (3.70%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.67%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.67%) UNIX
9 2 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.34%) Android
10 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.34%) AIX
10 1 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (19.53%) ITIL
2 47 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (11.11%) CRM
4 30 (10.10%) Performance Tuning
5 25 (8.42%) MVC
6 20 (6.73%) Mentoring
7 19 (6.40%) Scrum
7 19 (6.40%) OO
8 17 (5.72%) TDD
9 15 (5.05%) Migration
10 14 (4.71%) E-Commerce
11 11 (3.70%) Project Management
11 11 (3.70%) Software Engineering
12 10 (3.37%) Infrastructure Management
13 9 (3.03%) OOA/OOD
14 8 (2.69%) Service Delivery
14 8 (2.69%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (2.69%) Technical Architecture
14 8 (2.69%) Time Management
14 8 (2.69%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 96 (32.32%) SQL
2 57 (19.19%) C#
3 54 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 30 (10.10%) T-SQL
5 23 (7.74%) PowerShell
6 12 (4.04%) VB.NET
7 5 (1.68%) VBScript
8 4 (1.35%) PHP
9 3 (1.01%) VB
9 3 (1.01%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.67%) VB6
10 2 (0.67%) XPath
10 2 (0.67%) C++
11 1 (0.34%) C
Qualifications
1 139 (46.80%) MCSE
2 94 (31.65%) MCITP
3 70 (23.57%) MCSA
4 54 (18.18%) MCTS
5 52 (17.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 43 (14.48%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (13.47%) CCNA
8 36 (12.12%) MCP
9 33 (11.11%) MCSD
10 31 (10.44%) Citrix Certification
11 29 (9.76%) Degree
12 22 (7.41%) CCA
13 15 (5.05%) MCAD
14 12 (4.04%) CCNP
14 12 (4.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (2.69%) Security Cleared
17 7 (2.36%) MCDST
18 4 (1.35%) CCENT
19 3 (1.01%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.75%) SLA
2 4 (1.35%) QA
3 3 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 123 (41.41%) Active Directory
2 65 (21.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (16.16%) Hyper-V
4 22 (7.41%) vSphere
5 20 (6.73%) XenApp
6 12 (4.04%) VMware ESX
7 10 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (3.37%) Terminal Server
8 8 (2.69%) Terminal Services
8 8 (2.69%) XenDesktop
9 6 (2.02%) XenServer
10 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.67%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 14 (4.71%) SCOM
2 12 (4.04%) SCCM
3 9 (3.03%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.36%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.68%) WSUS
6 4 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.67%) MOM
8 1 (0.34%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.34%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.34%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.34%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.34%) SCSM
Vendors
1 222 (74.75%) Microsoft
2 110 (37.04%) VMware
3 92 (30.98%) Citrix
4 38 (12.79%) Cisco
5 28 (9.43%) NetApp
6 18 (6.06%) HP
7 17 (5.72%) Dell
8 10 (3.37%) Symantec
9 9 (3.03%) Apple
10 8 (2.69%) Veeam
11 6 (2.02%) LANDesk
12 5 (1.68%) Barracuda Networks
12 5 (1.68%) BT
13 4 (1.35%) Brocade
13 4 (1.35%) EMC
13 4 (1.35%) IBM
13 4 (1.35%) Oracle
13 4 (1.35%) Red Gate
14 3 (1.01%) SonicWALL
14 3 (1.01%) CommVault
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £20000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
ninesharp
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + car, bonus, gym, certifications
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 55,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Market Leading Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £20k - 24k per year + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Erin Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £28500 - £32500 per annum + Healthcare and Pension
Posted: 14 days ago
Warwickshire
Real Staffing
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 16 days ago
Lichfield
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago