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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 79 82 49
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -33
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 165 114 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.21% 2.72% 4.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.08% 9.64% 16.43%
Number of salaries quoted 163 89 200
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £22,000 £25,450
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
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
1489 1183 1278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.99% 28.25% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1235 896 1066
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 75 £47,500 - 12
Shropshire +4 19 £31,250 -21.87%
Dudley -3 13 £27,500 -26.66%
Coventry -31 13 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Staffordshire -8 9 £24,500 -45.55%
Wolverhampton - 9 £35,000 - 1
Solihull -10 7 £40,500 +1.25% 1
West Bromwich +10 6 £58,500 +160.00%
Warwickshire -14 5 £25,000 -16.66% 3
Worcestershire -9 3 £31,500 -14.28% 2
Halesowen -1 1 £33,500 -4.28%
Kingswinford - 1 £29,000 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 344 (83.70%) Microsoft
2 263 (63.99%) Windows
3 177 (43.07%) MCSE
4 155 (37.71%) Active Directory
5 151 (36.74%) VMware
6 126 (30.66%) SQL Server
7 124 (30.17%) SQL
8 119 (28.95%) Citrix
9 104 (25.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 103 (25.06%) C#
11 102 (24.82%) .NET
12 98 (23.84%) MCTS
13 92 (22.38%) MCITP
14 90 (21.90%) VMware Infrastructure
15 88 (21.41%) Agile Software Development
15 88 (21.41%) Cisco
16 87 (21.17%) SharePoint
16 87 (21.17%) MS Exchange
17 79 (19.22%) MS Excel
18 77 (18.73%) ASP.NET
19 74 (18.00%) MCSA
20 72 (17.52%) ITIL
21 69 (16.79%) Cisco Certification
21 69 (16.79%) SAN
22 67 (16.30%) HTML
23 66 (16.06%) JavaScript
24 65 (15.82%) CSS
25 64 (15.57%) Windows Server 2012
26 63 (15.33%) vSphere
26 63 (15.33%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 87 (21.17%) SharePoint
1 87 (21.17%) MS Exchange
2 52 (12.65%) SharePoint 2010
2 52 (12.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (12.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 45 (10.95%) IIS
5 35 (8.52%) BizTalk Server
6 26 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 18 (4.38%) Lync
9 17 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2003
10 15 (3.65%) Apache
11 12 (2.92%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.73%) OpenEdge
13 3 (0.73%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.49%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.24%) CMS
Applications
1 79 (19.22%) MS Excel
2 48 (11.68%) MS Office
3 12 (2.92%) MS Project
4 2 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.24%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 43 (10.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.49%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 53 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (12.41%) Office 365
3 4 (0.97%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.49%) IaaS
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (16.79%) SAN
2 56 (13.63%) DNS
3 55 (13.38%) Firewall
4 38 (9.25%) TCP/IP
5 37 (9.00%) WAN
6 35 (8.52%) DHCP
6 35 (8.52%) VPN
7 33 (8.03%) LAN
8 18 (4.38%) NAS
9 17 (4.14%) VoIP
10 14 (3.41%) Wireless
11 11 (2.68%) DDNS
12 9 (2.19%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (1.95%) NetScaler
13 8 (1.95%) IP Telephony
13 8 (1.95%) VLAN
14 7 (1.70%) Unified Communications
15 6 (1.46%) Internet
15 6 (1.46%) MPLS
16 5 (1.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (30.66%) SQL Server
2 61 (14.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (6.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (2.19%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.46%) MySQL
7 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.97%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.73%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (3.65%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.22%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.24%) NUnit
4 1 (0.24%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.24%) MorphX
4 1 (0.24%) JIRA
4 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.24%) AccuRev
4 1 (0.24%) MSBuild
General
1 37 (9.00%) Finance
2 9 (2.19%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.46%) Manufacturing
3 6 (1.46%) Retail
4 3 (0.73%) Advertising
4 3 (0.73%) Games
4 3 (0.73%) Automotive
4 3 (0.73%) Marketing
5 1 (0.24%) Law
5 1 (0.24%) Legal
5 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 101 (24.57%) Developer
2 54 (13.14%) Analyst
3 46 (11.19%) SharePoint Developer
4 43 (10.46%) Consultant
5 42 (10.22%) Administrator
6 33 (8.03%) Support Engineer
7 32 (7.79%) DBA
8 31 (7.54%) SQL DBA
9 28 (6.81%) Architect
9 28 (6.81%) 3rd Line Support
10 26 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 24 (5.84%) .NET Developer
12 19 (4.62%) Software Developer
13 18 (4.38%) Technical Consultant
14 17 (4.14%) Project Manager
14 17 (4.14%) Senior Developer
15 15 (3.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 15 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support
15 15 (3.65%) Technical Engineer
15 15 (3.65%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (24.82%) .NET
2 77 (18.73%) ASP.NET
3 67 (16.30%) HTML
4 65 (15.82%) CSS
5 43 (10.46%) WCF
6 40 (9.73%) .NET Framework
7 36 (8.76%) Ajax
8 22 (5.35%) HTML5
9 19 (4.62%) jQuery
10 14 (3.41%) Web Services
11 12 (2.92%) ADO.NET
11 12 (2.92%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 11 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (2.68%) CSS3
13 10 (2.43%) WPF
14 6 (1.46%) Razor View Engine
15 5 (1.22%) XML
16 4 (0.97%) WinForms
17 3 (0.73%) COM
17 3 (0.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.11%) Clustering
1 21 (5.11%) Computer Science
2 15 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.43%) iPhone
3 10 (2.43%) iPad
4 8 (1.95%) PMI
4 8 (1.95%) GIS
5 6 (1.46%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.46%) Blackberry
5 6 (1.46%) EqualLogic
6 5 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.22%) Celerra
6 5 (1.22%) CLARiiON
7 4 (0.97%) Mathematics
7 4 (0.97%) Replication
7 4 (0.97%) FlexPod
7 4 (0.97%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.73%) User Experience
8 3 (0.73%) NHS
8 3 (0.73%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 263 (63.99%) Windows
2 104 (25.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (15.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (11.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (9.98%) Linux
6 39 (9.49%) Windows 7
7 19 (4.62%) Windows 8
8 11 (2.68%) Windows XP
9 10 (2.43%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (1.70%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.46%) Windows Vista
12 5 (1.22%) VMS
13 2 (0.49%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.49%) CentOS
13 2 (0.49%) UNIX
14 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.24%) AIX
14 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (21.41%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (17.52%) ITIL
3 63 (15.33%) CRM
4 36 (8.76%) OO
5 32 (7.79%) Migration
6 29 (7.06%) Performance Tuning
7 28 (6.81%) OOA/OOD
8 25 (6.08%) PRINCE2
9 24 (5.84%) MVC
10 23 (5.60%) Project Management
11 20 (4.87%) Service Delivery
12 19 (4.62%) Software Engineering
12 19 (4.62%) Mentoring
13 18 (4.38%) Change Management
14 16 (3.89%) Scrum
14 16 (3.89%) TDD
14 16 (3.89%) PRINCE
15 14 (3.41%) Information Security
15 14 (3.41%) Technical Architecture
15 14 (3.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 124 (30.17%) SQL
2 103 (25.06%) C#
3 66 (16.06%) JavaScript
4 42 (10.22%) T-SQL
5 17 (4.14%) PowerShell
6 16 (3.89%) VB.NET
7 4 (0.97%) VB
8 3 (0.73%) C
8 3 (0.73%) C++
9 2 (0.49%) PHP
9 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.49%) VB6
9 2 (0.49%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.24%) X++
10 1 (0.24%) XAML
10 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 177 (43.07%) MCSE
2 98 (23.84%) MCTS
3 92 (22.38%) MCITP
4 74 (18.00%) MCSA
5 69 (16.79%) Cisco Certification
6 62 (15.09%) MCP
7 56 (13.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 52 (12.65%) Degree
9 50 (12.17%) Citrix Certification
9 50 (12.17%) CCNA
9 50 (12.17%) MCSD
10 36 (8.76%) CCA
11 29 (7.06%) MCAD
12 20 (4.87%) CCNP
13 17 (4.14%) VCP4
14 15 (3.65%) Security Cleared
14 15 (3.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 14 (3.41%) VTSP
15 14 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (2.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.79%) SLA
2 13 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.46%) QA
4 3 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 155 (37.71%) Active Directory
2 90 (21.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (15.33%) vSphere
4 62 (15.09%) Hyper-V
5 31 (7.54%) XenApp
6 22 (5.35%) VMware ESX
7 15 (3.65%) XenDesktop
7 15 (3.65%) vCloud
8 11 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (2.19%) Terminal Services
10 7 (1.70%) XenServer
11 4 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.49%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 20 (4.87%) Backup Exec
2 19 (4.62%) SCOM
3 11 (2.68%) SCCM
4 10 (2.43%) NetBackup
4 10 (2.43%) WSUS
5 9 (2.19%) MOM
5 9 (2.19%) SCDPM
6 8 (1.95%) SCVMM
7 7 (1.70%) XenMobile
8 6 (1.46%) SCOrch
8 6 (1.46%) Nagios
9 5 (1.22%) SCSM
10 3 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.49%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 344 (83.70%) Microsoft
2 151 (36.74%) VMware
3 119 (28.95%) Citrix
4 88 (21.41%) Cisco
5 47 (11.44%) NetApp
6 41 (9.98%) HP
7 21 (5.11%) EMC
8 20 (4.87%) Symantec
9 16 (3.89%) Juniper
10 15 (3.65%) IBM
11 14 (3.41%) Apple
12 12 (2.92%) Dell
13 9 (2.19%) Brocade
14 8 (1.95%) SonicWALL
15 7 (1.70%) Avaya
16 6 (1.46%) Veeam
16 6 (1.46%) 3PAR
17 5 (1.22%) WatchGuard
17 5 (1.22%) BT
18 4 (0.97%) SolarWinds
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary - full details on application
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Travel Expenses
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Career Fast Track
Posted: 19 hours ago
Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Bell International
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £50k plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £55k plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Serco Group PLC
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Holidays / Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: Excellent Salary + Car + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + OTE £60k - Car Allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Uncapped Commission - Fantastic OTE
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits incl Microsoft Certifications
Posted: 14 days ago