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

3 months to
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 92 93 61
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -32
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 159 162 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.64% 2.76% 4.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.81% 10.49% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 109 147 182
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,750 £27,713
10% offered a salary of more than £45,700 £49,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median 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
1621 1544 1495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.92% 26.32% 27.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1201 1213 1220
Median salary £41,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £28,728
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Birmingham -33 53 £37,500 - 3
Staffordshire +20 45 £32,750 +9.16% 1
Warwickshire +11 29 £30,000 -20.00% 2
Coventry +15 21 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Shropshire -17 6 £21,500 -39.86%
Wolverhampton -1 5 £21,500 -38.57%
Dudley -2 4 £27,500 -45.00%
Worcestershire +12 3 £37,500 +22.95% 1
Brierley Hill - 2 £30,750 -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £40,000 - 1
Solihull +11 1 - -
Walsall +2 1 £22,000 -12.00%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 232 (71.60%) Microsoft
2 153 (47.22%) MCSE
3 131 (40.43%) Windows
4 130 (40.12%) SQL
5 118 (36.42%) .NET
6 116 (35.80%) SQL Server
7 103 (31.79%) C#
8 93 (28.70%) JavaScript
9 90 (27.78%) VMware
10 88 (27.16%) MS Excel
11 87 (26.85%) HTML
11 87 (26.85%) Active Directory
12 86 (26.54%) Degree
13 83 (25.62%) Windows Server
14 78 (24.07%) CSS
15 76 (23.46%) ASP.NET
16 71 (21.91%) OO
17 68 (20.99%) MCSA
17 68 (20.99%) T-SQL
18 64 (19.75%) Mentoring
19 54 (16.67%) Web Services
20 53 (16.36%) MCSD
20 53 (16.36%) SOA
21 52 (16.05%) Relational Database
22 51 (15.74%) MVC
22 51 (15.74%) MCITP
23 50 (15.43%) SharePoint
24 49 (15.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
25 47 (14.51%) XML
25 47 (14.51%) VB.NET

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 50 (15.43%) SharePoint
2 44 (13.58%) MS Exchange
3 27 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 27 (8.33%) Skype for Business
4 21 (6.48%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (3.70%) IIS
7 7 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.54%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.93%) JBoss
9 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.93%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.93%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.93%) WordPress
10 2 (0.62%) CMS
10 2 (0.62%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.31%) Moodle
Applications
1 88 (27.16%) MS Excel
2 27 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.93%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 45 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (13.58%) Office 365
3 10 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.09%) OneDrive
4 8 (2.47%) Yammer
5 7 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.54%) IaaS
7 3 (0.93%) Sage Pay
8 2 (0.62%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.62%) PaaS
9 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (12.65%) LAN
2 40 (12.35%) WAN
3 30 (9.26%) Firewall
4 27 (8.33%) SAN
5 14 (4.32%) TCP/IP
6 11 (3.40%) DHCP
6 11 (3.40%) VPN
7 10 (3.09%) VLAN
7 10 (3.09%) VoIP
8 9 (2.78%) DNS
8 9 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (2.16%) IPsec
9 7 (2.16%) Wireless
10 6 (1.85%) NetScaler
10 6 (1.85%) Network Security
11 5 (1.54%) L2TP
11 5 (1.54%) Skype
11 5 (1.54%) SSL
12 4 (1.23%) Internet
12 4 (1.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (35.80%) SQL Server
2 52 (16.05%) Relational Database
3 47 (14.51%) RDBMS
4 36 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (8.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.85%) Power BI
9 5 (1.54%) DTS
10 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.31%) MorphX
3 1 (0.31%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.31%) MSTest
General
1 35 (10.80%) Finance
2 11 (3.40%) Manufacturing
3 10 (3.09%) Games
4 6 (1.85%) Automotive
4 6 (1.85%) French Language
4 6 (1.85%) German Language
5 5 (1.54%) Legal
6 4 (1.23%) Retail
7 3 (0.93%) Marketing
8 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.31%) Advertising
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 105 (32.41%) Developer
2 60 (18.52%) .NET Developer
3 54 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 54 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 46 (14.20%) ASP.NET Developer
4 46 (14.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 40 (12.35%) .NET Software Developer
5 40 (12.35%) C# Software Developer
6 36 (11.11%) Analyst
7 31 (9.57%) Consultant
8 29 (8.95%) Support Engineer
9 25 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (7.10%) IT Support
11 21 (6.48%) Software Developer
12 20 (6.17%) Senior Developer
13 16 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support
13 16 (4.94%) Senior .NET Developer
13 16 (4.94%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (4.94%) Senior C# Developer
13 16 (4.94%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (36.42%) .NET
2 87 (26.85%) HTML
3 78 (24.07%) CSS
4 76 (23.46%) ASP.NET
5 54 (16.67%) Web Services
6 49 (15.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 47 (14.51%) XML
8 37 (11.42%) jQuery
9 36 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 36 (11.11%) WCF
10 23 (7.10%) HTML5
11 18 (5.56%) XSLT
12 17 (5.25%) CSS3
13 15 (4.63%) .NET Framework
14 12 (3.70%) WinForms
15 11 (3.40%) Ajax
16 7 (2.16%) AngularJS
16 7 (2.16%) Backbone.js
16 7 (2.16%) KnockoutJS
17 5 (1.54%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.79%) Computer Science
3 19 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (5.25%) Driving Licence
5 13 (4.01%) Clustering
5 13 (4.01%) Replication
6 10 (3.09%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.78%) Client/Server
8 7 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.54%) FMCG
9 5 (1.54%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.23%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.23%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.23%) Physics
10 4 (1.23%) User Experience
11 3 (0.93%) Handset
11 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Licensing
12 2 (0.62%) Life Science
12 2 (0.62%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 131 (40.43%) Windows
2 83 (25.62%) Windows Server
3 32 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (6.79%) Windows 7
5 19 (5.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (4.63%) Linux
7 14 (4.32%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.85%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.54%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.93%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.62%) Solaris
11 2 (0.62%) Unix
12 1 (0.31%) Android
12 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (21.91%) OO
2 64 (19.75%) Mentoring
3 53 (16.36%) SOA
4 51 (15.74%) MVC
5 47 (14.51%) Release Management
6 45 (13.89%) ITIL
6 45 (13.89%) Wealth Management
7 34 (10.49%) Coaching
7 34 (10.49%) Presales
8 28 (8.64%) OOP
9 19 (5.86%) SDLC
10 18 (5.56%) Service Management
11 16 (4.94%) CRM
11 16 (4.94%) ITIL V3
12 15 (4.63%) Risk Management
12 15 (4.63%) Service Delivery
13 13 (4.01%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (4.01%) Root Cause Analysis
14 11 (3.40%) ETL
14 11 (3.40%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 130 (40.12%) SQL
2 103 (31.79%) C#
3 93 (28.70%) JavaScript
4 68 (20.99%) T-SQL
5 47 (14.51%) VB.NET
6 18 (5.56%) XPath
7 17 (5.25%) PowerShell
8 15 (4.63%) C++
8 15 (4.63%) Java
9 6 (1.85%) VB
10 3 (0.93%) F#
10 3 (0.93%) VBScript
11 2 (0.62%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.31%) Python
12 1 (0.31%) VBA
12 1 (0.31%) X++
Qualifications
1 153 (47.22%) MCSE
2 86 (26.54%) Degree
3 68 (20.99%) MCSA
4 53 (16.36%) MCSD
5 51 (15.74%) MCITP
6 38 (11.73%) MCTS
7 32 (9.88%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (9.26%) MCP
8 30 (9.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 29 (8.95%) CCNA
10 17 (5.25%) MCPD
10 17 (5.25%) Security Cleared
11 16 (4.94%) SC Cleared
12 10 (3.09%) CCNP
13 7 (2.16%) CISSP
13 7 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (2.16%) MCDST
14 5 (1.54%) CCSA
14 5 (1.54%) CEH
14 5 (1.54%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.94%) SLA
2 7 (2.16%) QA
3 4 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.62%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 87 (26.85%) Active Directory
2 47 (14.51%) Hyper-V
3 44 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.40%) Virtual Servers
4 11 (3.40%) XenApp
5 10 (3.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (2.78%) Firmware
7 7 (2.16%) vSphere
8 6 (1.85%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.85%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.62%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.31%) Docker
11 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (6.17%) Backup Exec
2 16 (4.94%) SCCM
3 13 (4.01%) Norton AntiVirus
3 13 (4.01%) WSUS
4 9 (2.78%) SCOM
5 5 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.54%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.31%) Puppet
8 1 (0.31%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 232 (71.60%) Microsoft
2 90 (27.78%) VMware
3 38 (11.73%) Cisco
3 38 (11.73%) Citrix
4 37 (11.42%) HP
5 25 (7.72%) NetApp
6 14 (4.32%) Symantec
7 10 (3.09%) Kaspersky
7 10 (3.09%) SonicWALL
7 10 (3.09%) Sophos
7 10 (3.09%) Veeam
8 9 (2.78%) EMC
9 8 (2.47%) Juniper
10 5 (1.54%) AVG
10 5 (1.54%) Kaseya
10 5 (1.54%) LANDesk
10 5 (1.54%) Remedy
10 5 (1.54%) Ruckus Wireless
11 4 (1.23%) 3PAR
11 4 (1.23%) SolarWinds
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Health & Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Montash
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Recann
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Coventry University
Salary: £36,678 - £52,224 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago