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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 61 42 48
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 229 246 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.09% 4.52% 4.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.71% 15.57% 17.76%
Number of salaries quoted 188 226 207
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +6.66%
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
1557 1580 1340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.80% 29.04% 27.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1302 1361 1109
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +3 119 £40,000 -8.57% 10
Coventry -4 22 £38,500 -10.46% 4
Warwickshire -22 18 £36,750 -8.12% 3
Worcestershire +12 16 £21,500 -49.41% 1
Shropshire +10 14 £40,000 +14.28%
Staffordshire -38 14 £35,500 +5.97% 3
Solihull -4 10 £38,750 +9.92% 1
Wolverhampton +3 6 £49,500 +21.84% 3
West Bromwich +3 1 £37,500 -11.76%
Herefordshire - 1 - - 2
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 384 (86.68%) Microsoft
2 286 (64.56%) Windows
3 239 (53.95%) MCSE
4 178 (40.18%) VMware
5 158 (35.67%) Active Directory
6 140 (31.60%) SQL Server
7 126 (28.44%) MS Exchange
8 124 (27.99%) MCITP
9 123 (27.77%) VMware Infrastructure
10 119 (26.86%) MS Excel
11 118 (26.64%) Citrix
12 114 (25.73%) Windows Server 2008
13 105 (23.70%) Degree
14 103 (23.25%) Windows 7
15 101 (22.80%) ITIL
16 100 (22.57%) SQL
17 99 (22.35%) Cisco
18 97 (21.90%) .NET
19 89 (20.09%) C#
20 81 (18.28%) Hyper-V
21 74 (16.70%) SharePoint
21 74 (16.70%) Windows Server 2012
22 72 (16.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 70 (15.80%) Agile Software Development
24 68 (15.35%) MCSA
24 68 (15.35%) Exchange Server 2010
25 67 (15.12%) SAN
26 65 (14.67%) Citrix Certification
27 63 (14.22%) MCTS
28 62 (14.00%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 126 (28.44%) MS Exchange
2 74 (16.70%) SharePoint
3 68 (15.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 55 (12.42%) Lync
5 49 (11.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 40 (9.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 36 (8.13%) Exchange Server 2003
8 26 (5.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 25 (5.64%) IIS
10 22 (4.97%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (3.84%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (2.71%) Office Communications Server
13 10 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (1.58%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.90%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
16 2 (0.45%) Apache
16 2 (0.45%) Drupal
17 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 119 (26.86%) MS Excel
2 61 (13.77%) MS Office
3 9 (2.03%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 19 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 7 (1.58%) Summit
4 5 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.23%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.23%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.23%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 41 (9.26%) Office 365
2 20 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (15.12%) SAN
2 54 (12.19%) DNS
2 54 (12.19%) WAN
3 53 (11.96%) TCP/IP
4 51 (11.51%) LAN
5 48 (10.84%) Firewall
6 46 (10.38%) Unified Communications
7 43 (9.71%) DHCP
8 42 (9.48%) VPN
9 28 (6.32%) NAS
10 26 (5.87%) VoIP
11 23 (5.19%) Internet
11 23 (5.19%) NetScaler
12 19 (4.29%) ADSL
13 17 (3.84%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (3.61%) iSCSI
15 13 (2.93%) Fibre Channel
15 13 (2.93%) 3G
15 13 (2.93%) Broadband
15 13 (2.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (31.60%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 31 (7.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (6.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.58%) Oracle OLAP
6 7 (1.58%) OLAP
6 7 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.58%) IBM InfoSphere
6 7 (1.58%) Cognos Query Studio
6 7 (1.58%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 7 (1.58%) Cognos Report Studio
6 7 (1.58%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 6 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.45%) MySQL
11 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 32 (7.22%) Visual Studio
2 23 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.13%) JIRA
4 2 (0.45%) MSI
4 2 (0.45%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.45%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.45%) NUnit
5 1 (0.23%) MorphX
5 1 (0.23%) MSTest
5 1 (0.23%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.23%) Moq
5 1 (0.23%) RequisitePro
5 1 (0.23%) ProC
General
1 37 (8.35%) Finance
2 22 (4.97%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.26%) Legal
4 9 (2.03%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.03%) Advertising
5 8 (1.81%) Games
6 7 (1.58%) Automotive
7 4 (0.90%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.68%) Law
9 2 (0.45%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 91 (20.54%) Developer
2 72 (16.25%) Consultant
3 64 (14.45%) Analyst
4 46 (10.38%) Administrator
5 38 (8.58%) Architect
6 35 (7.90%) Support Engineer
7 33 (7.45%) Systems Administrator
8 32 (7.22%) .NET Developer
8 32 (7.22%) Microsoft Consultant
9 26 (5.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 24 (5.42%) Service Analyst
10 24 (5.42%) Service Desk Analyst
11 22 (4.97%) Software Developer
11 22 (4.97%) Senior Developer
12 20 (4.51%) Systems Engineer
12 20 (4.51%) Support Analyst
12 20 (4.51%) Technical Consultant
13 19 (4.29%) C# Developer
13 19 (4.29%) C# .NET Developer
14 17 (3.84%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (21.90%) .NET
2 59 (13.32%) ASP.NET
3 46 (10.38%) HTML
4 37 (8.35%) CSS
5 35 (7.90%) XML
5 35 (7.90%) WCF
6 31 (7.00%) .NET Framework
7 24 (5.42%) Ajax
8 19 (4.29%) jQuery
9 18 (4.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (3.61%) HTML5
11 15 (3.39%) WPF
12 13 (2.93%) Web Services
13 11 (2.48%) Application Packaging
14 10 (2.26%) CSS3
15 8 (1.81%) FIX Protocol
15 8 (1.81%) SOAP
15 8 (1.81%) ADO.NET
16 5 (1.13%) Windows SharePoint Services
16 5 (1.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.00%) Computer Science
2 26 (5.87%) Blackberry
3 24 (5.42%) Clustering
4 20 (4.51%) Mathematics
5 15 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.16%) PDA
7 13 (2.93%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.93%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.48%) Thin Client
8 11 (2.48%) CLARiiON
8 11 (2.48%) Fat Client
8 11 (2.48%) Celerra
9 9 (2.03%) iPhone
9 9 (2.03%) iPad
10 8 (1.81%) EqualLogic
10 8 (1.81%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.35%) Remote Sensing
11 6 (1.35%) Telematics
12 5 (1.13%) N-Tier
12 5 (1.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 286 (64.56%) Windows
2 114 (25.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 103 (23.25%) Windows 7
4 74 (16.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (12.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (7.00%) Windows XP
7 24 (5.42%) Windows 8
8 21 (4.74%) Linux
9 5 (1.13%) SUSE
10 4 (0.90%) Windows NT
10 4 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.90%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.90%) Android
11 3 (0.68%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.68%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.68%) VMS
12 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (22.80%) ITIL
2 70 (15.80%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (11.96%) Project Management
4 36 (8.13%) Migration
5 35 (7.90%) CRM
6 33 (7.45%) MVC
7 30 (6.77%) Service Management
8 27 (6.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (5.19%) Scrum
9 23 (5.19%) Software Engineering
10 21 (4.74%) TDD
11 20 (4.51%) Technical Analysis
12 19 (4.29%) Load Balancing
13 17 (3.84%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (3.84%) PRINCE2
14 16 (3.61%) Asset Management
14 16 (3.61%) Customer Engagement
14 16 (3.61%) Unit Testing
15 15 (3.39%) Project Planning
15 15 (3.39%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (22.57%) SQL
2 89 (20.09%) C#
3 39 (8.80%) JavaScript
4 26 (5.87%) T-SQL
5 18 (4.06%) VB.NET
6 13 (2.93%) VB
7 11 (2.48%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.58%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.35%) C
10 4 (0.90%) PHP
10 4 (0.90%) C++
10 4 (0.90%) VB6
11 3 (0.68%) VBScript
12 2 (0.45%) X++
13 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 239 (53.95%) MCSE
2 124 (27.99%) MCITP
3 105 (23.70%) Degree
4 72 (16.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 68 (15.35%) MCSA
6 65 (14.67%) Citrix Certification
7 63 (14.22%) MCTS
8 62 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
8 62 (14.00%) MCP
9 55 (12.42%) CCNA
10 54 (12.19%) CCA
11 42 (9.48%) MCSD
12 19 (4.29%) CCEE
13 17 (3.84%) NCDA
13 17 (3.84%) VTSP
14 15 (3.39%) CCNP
15 14 (3.16%) VCAP
16 13 (2.93%) SC Cleared
16 13 (2.93%) Security Cleared
16 13 (2.93%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.77%) SLA
2 3 (0.68%) QA
3 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 158 (35.67%) Active Directory
2 123 (27.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (18.28%) Hyper-V
4 62 (14.00%) XenApp
5 50 (11.29%) XenDesktop
5 50 (11.29%) vSphere
6 20 (4.51%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (3.84%) vCloud
8 14 (3.16%) VMware ESX
9 10 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (2.26%) Terminal Services
9 10 (2.26%) XenServer
10 8 (1.81%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.45%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 57 (12.87%) SCCM
2 24 (5.42%) SCOM
3 23 (5.19%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.58%) XenMobile
4 7 (1.58%) SCVMM
4 7 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.35%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (1.13%) SCDPM
7 3 (0.68%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.45%) WSUS
8 2 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.45%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.23%) Unicenter
9 1 (0.23%) MOM
Vendors
1 384 (86.68%) Microsoft
2 178 (40.18%) VMware
3 118 (26.64%) Citrix
4 99 (22.35%) Cisco
5 53 (11.96%) HP
6 45 (10.16%) NetApp
7 28 (6.32%) Dell
8 26 (5.87%) EMC
9 23 (5.19%) Mitel
10 21 (4.74%) IBM
11 19 (4.29%) Avaya
12 18 (4.06%) Nortel
13 15 (3.39%) LANDesk
14 14 (3.16%) WatchGuard
14 14 (3.16%) Symantec
14 14 (3.16%) Dialogic
15 13 (2.93%) 3PAR
15 13 (2.93%) McAfee
16 12 (2.71%) Apple
17 9 (2.03%) SonicWALL
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Car
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Car
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
MBA Ltd
Salary: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry
Trinity
Salary: £36,000 - £42,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Starting Salary £20,000 rising to £21,500 after 6 months
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £22k - 25k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Roc Search
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + competitive, negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £47000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + car, bonus, gym, certifications
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £65000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 9 days ago
Wolverhampton
Real Staffing
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
euro car parts
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago