The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 58 44 35
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 218 250 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.05% 4.51% 5.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.55% 16.18% 20.21%
Number of salaries quoted 183 219 241
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +1.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1498 1545 1316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.80% 27.88% 26.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1221 1324 1106
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,728 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -3 97 £42,000 -1.17% 20
Coventry +33 43 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Warwickshire +3 21 £35,000 -5.40%
Staffordshire -38 16 £36,000 -10.00% 7
Worcestershire +4 13 £31,250 -10.71%
Shropshire +2 8 £35,000 +9.37% 3
West Bromwich 0 8 £19,000 -47.58%
Solihull -26 7 £30,000 -15.49%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 316 (84.95%) Microsoft
2 237 (63.71%) Windows
3 200 (53.76%) MCSE
4 139 (37.37%) VMware
5 129 (34.68%) Active Directory
6 119 (31.99%) SQL Server
7 111 (29.84%) MCITP
8 109 (29.30%) MS Exchange
9 107 (28.76%) MS Excel
10 97 (26.08%) Windows 7
11 95 (25.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 91 (24.46%) VMware Infrastructure
12 91 (24.46%) Degree
13 89 (23.92%) .NET
14 87 (23.39%) Citrix
15 85 (22.85%) SQL
16 83 (22.31%) Cisco
17 78 (20.97%) C#
18 77 (20.70%) ITIL
19 69 (18.55%) Hyper-V
20 63 (16.94%) SharePoint
21 61 (16.40%) SCCM
22 60 (16.13%) MCTS
23 58 (15.59%) MCP
23 58 (15.59%) Windows Server 2003
24 57 (15.32%) TCP/IP
25 54 (14.52%) ASP.NET
25 54 (14.52%) MCSA
25 54 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
26 53 (14.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 109 (29.30%) MS Exchange
2 63 (16.94%) SharePoint
3 54 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 51 (13.71%) Lync
5 38 (10.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 36 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 30 (8.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 28 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 21 (5.65%) SharePoint Server
10 19 (5.11%) IIS
11 14 (3.76%) Office Communications Server
12 13 (3.49%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (2.96%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
16 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2000
16 4 (1.08%) Apache
16 4 (1.08%) IBM Notes
17 2 (0.54%) Drupal
17 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 107 (28.76%) MS Excel
2 44 (11.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.34%) Summit
2 5 (1.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.27%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.27%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 36 (9.68%) Office 365
2 14 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.81%) IaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 57 (15.32%) TCP/IP
2 51 (13.71%) SAN
3 48 (12.90%) WAN
4 47 (12.63%) Unified Communications
5 45 (12.10%) Firewall
6 43 (11.56%) LAN
7 41 (11.02%) VPN
7 41 (11.02%) DNS
8 32 (8.60%) DHCP
9 28 (7.53%) NAS
10 25 (6.72%) VoIP
11 20 (5.38%) Internet
12 19 (5.11%) NetScaler
13 18 (4.84%) ADSL
14 15 (4.03%) Wireless
15 13 (3.49%) Broadband
15 13 (3.49%) 3G
16 12 (3.23%) iSCSI
17 11 (2.96%) Fibre Channel
18 7 (1.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (31.99%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (4.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.34%) IBM InfoSphere
7 5 (1.34%) Cognos Query Studio
7 5 (1.34%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 5 (1.34%) Cognos Report Studio
7 5 (1.34%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 5 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.34%) OLAP
7 5 (1.34%) Oracle OLAP
8 4 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.81%) DTS
9 3 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.54%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 28 (7.53%) Visual Studio
2 18 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.34%) JIRA
4 2 (0.54%) NUnit
4 2 (0.54%) MSI
5 1 (0.27%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.27%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.27%) RequisitePro
5 1 (0.27%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.27%) Moq
5 1 (0.27%) MSTest
General
1 26 (6.99%) Finance
2 19 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.42%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.42%) Advertising
4 6 (1.61%) Automotive
4 6 (1.61%) Games
5 5 (1.34%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.81%) Legal
7 2 (0.54%) Retail
7 2 (0.54%) Back Office
7 2 (0.54%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 83 (22.31%) Consultant
2 77 (20.70%) Developer
3 62 (16.67%) Analyst
4 38 (10.22%) Microsoft Consultant
5 36 (9.68%) Administrator
6 30 (8.06%) Systems Administrator
7 27 (7.26%) Architect
7 27 (7.26%) .NET Developer
8 26 (6.99%) Support Analyst
9 22 (5.91%) Service Analyst
9 22 (5.91%) Support Engineer
9 22 (5.91%) Service Desk Analyst
10 20 (5.38%) C# Developer
11 19 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 19 (5.11%) Technical Consultant
11 19 (5.11%) C# .NET Developer
12 18 (4.84%) Software Developer
13 17 (4.57%) Senior Developer
14 15 (4.03%) Technical Architect
15 14 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (23.92%) .NET
2 54 (14.52%) ASP.NET
3 46 (12.37%) HTML
4 36 (9.68%) XML
5 33 (8.87%) CSS
6 30 (8.06%) WCF
7 26 (6.99%) .NET Framework
8 20 (5.38%) Ajax
9 18 (4.84%) jQuery
10 16 (4.30%) HTML5
10 16 (4.30%) Web Services
11 15 (4.03%) WPF
11 15 (4.03%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (3.49%) CSS3
13 9 (2.42%) Application Packaging
14 8 (2.15%) FIX Protocol
14 8 (2.15%) SOAP
15 7 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 7 (1.88%) ADO.NET
16 5 (1.34%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 25 (6.72%) Computer Science
2 25 (6.72%) Clustering
3 14 (3.76%) PDA
4 13 (3.49%) Mathematics
5 11 (2.96%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.69%) Fat Client
6 10 (2.69%) Thin Client
7 9 (2.42%) Replication
7 9 (2.42%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.15%) iPad
8 8 (2.15%) iPhone
8 8 (2.15%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.61%) Celerra
9 6 (1.61%) CLARiiON
10 5 (1.34%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.08%) Telematics
11 4 (1.08%) Remote Sensing
12 3 (0.81%) EqualLogic
13 1 (0.27%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 237 (63.71%) Windows
2 97 (26.08%) Windows 7
3 95 (25.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (15.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 50 (13.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (9.41%) Windows XP
7 20 (5.38%) Windows 8
8 18 (4.84%) Linux
9 5 (1.34%) SUSE
9 5 (1.34%) Android
10 4 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (1.08%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.54%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (20.70%) ITIL
2 46 (12.37%) Project Management
3 37 (9.95%) Migration
4 34 (9.14%) CRM
5 32 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (7.26%) MVC
7 25 (6.72%) Service Management
8 23 (6.18%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (5.65%) Software Engineering
9 21 (5.65%) Technical Analysis
10 18 (4.84%) Load Balancing
11 17 (4.57%) Scrum
11 17 (4.57%) TDD
12 16 (4.30%) Data Protection
12 16 (4.30%) Asset Management
12 16 (4.30%) Workflow
13 15 (4.03%) PRINCE2
13 15 (4.03%) Service Delivery
13 15 (4.03%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (3.76%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 85 (22.85%) SQL
2 78 (20.97%) C#
3 38 (10.22%) JavaScript
4 23 (6.18%) T-SQL
5 16 (4.30%) VB.NET
6 10 (2.69%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.42%) VB
8 5 (1.34%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.34%) C
9 4 (1.08%) PHP
10 3 (0.81%) VB6
10 3 (0.81%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.27%) VBScript
12 1 (0.27%) Perl
12 1 (0.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 200 (53.76%) MCSE
2 111 (29.84%) MCITP
3 91 (24.46%) Degree
4 60 (16.13%) MCTS
5 58 (15.59%) MCP
6 54 (14.52%) MCSA
7 53 (14.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 50 (13.44%) Cisco Certification
9 47 (12.63%) CCNA
10 45 (12.10%) Citrix Certification
11 34 (9.14%) CCA
12 29 (7.80%) MCSD
13 19 (5.11%) CCEE
14 15 (4.03%) Security Cleared
15 12 (3.23%) NCDA
16 10 (2.69%) CCIA
17 9 (2.42%) CCEA
17 9 (2.42%) CCNP
17 9 (2.42%) SC Cleared
18 7 (1.88%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.45%) SLA
2 3 (0.81%) QA
3 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 129 (34.68%) Active Directory
2 91 (24.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (18.55%) Hyper-V
4 49 (13.17%) XenApp
5 39 (10.48%) XenDesktop
6 30 (8.06%) vSphere
7 20 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (3.76%) XenServer
8 14 (3.76%) VMware ESX
8 14 (3.76%) Terminal Services
9 13 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (1.61%) vCloud
10 6 (1.61%) VMware Server
11 5 (1.34%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (1.08%) UAG
13 2 (0.54%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.54%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.54%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 61 (16.40%) SCCM
2 28 (7.53%) SCOM
3 14 (3.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 12 (3.23%) Backup Exec
5 9 (2.42%) SCVMM
6 8 (2.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (1.34%) SCDPM
8 4 (1.08%) MOM
8 4 (1.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.81%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.81%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.54%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.54%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.54%) SCSM
11 1 (0.27%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.27%) Unicenter
11 1 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 316 (84.95%) Microsoft
2 139 (37.37%) VMware
3 87 (23.39%) Citrix
4 83 (22.31%) Cisco
5 37 (9.95%) HP
6 27 (7.26%) NetApp
7 23 (6.18%) Mitel
7 23 (6.18%) Dell
8 17 (4.57%) EMC
8 17 (4.57%) IBM
9 16 (4.30%) Avaya
9 16 (4.30%) Nortel
10 14 (3.76%) Dialogic
10 14 (3.76%) LANDesk
11 13 (3.49%) McAfee
12 11 (2.96%) Apple
12 11 (2.96%) WatchGuard
13 10 (2.69%) Intel
14 9 (2.42%) Symantec
15 8 (2.15%) Siemens
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EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £38-55,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Staffordshire
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Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
The Legal Ombudsman
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £4000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Bonus + pension + Healtcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £29750.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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The Metropolitan Police Service
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
The Metropolitan Police Service
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: Unspecified £40,000 - £50,000 + Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000 + Bonus (upto 17.5%)
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + NAV 2013 Certs
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + NAV 2013 Projects
Posted: 6 days ago
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + car allowance, benefits
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