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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 85 87 44
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -43
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 142 113 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.79% 2.54% 5.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.64% 9.56% 18.02%
Number of salaries quoted 134 95 231
Average salary £33,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £54,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
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
1335 1182 1365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.21% 26.60% 28.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1070 942 1116
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £27,000
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 27 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 27 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 -4 60 £47,500 +18.75% 11
Coventry -27 16 £36,500 -27.00% 3
Shropshire +1 15 £31,000 +14.81% 3
Staffordshire -4 11 £19,250 -57.22% 5
Dudley -5 10 £27,500 -26.66% 1
Warwickshire -11 8 £27,250 -9.16% 2
Wolverhampton +9 6 £40,000 +45.45%
Solihull -8 6 £35,000 -12.50% 1
West Bromwich +8 4 £38,375 +39.54%
Worcestershire -6 2 £29,500 +40.47% 2
Kingswinford - 2 £28,500 -
Halesowen -2 1 £33,500 -4.28%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 300 (82.64%) Microsoft
2 240 (66.12%) Windows
3 156 (42.98%) MCSE
4 137 (37.74%) Active Directory
5 130 (35.81%) VMware
6 124 (34.16%) SQL
7 118 (32.51%) SQL Server
8 108 (29.75%) Citrix
9 92 (25.34%) MCITP
10 91 (25.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 90 (24.79%) MCTS
11 90 (24.79%) .NET
12 88 (24.24%) C#
13 80 (22.04%) SharePoint
14 79 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
15 77 (21.21%) MS Exchange
15 77 (21.21%) MCSA
16 73 (20.11%) VMware Infrastructure
17 70 (19.28%) Cisco
18 69 (19.01%) ASP.NET
19 67 (18.46%) MS Excel
20 65 (17.91%) ITIL
21 62 (17.08%) HTML
21 62 (17.08%) JavaScript
22 61 (16.80%) CSS
23 60 (16.53%) CRM
24 58 (15.98%) Cisco Certification
25 56 (15.43%) MCP
26 55 (15.15%) SAN
27 53 (14.60%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 80 (22.04%) SharePoint
2 77 (21.21%) MS Exchange
3 48 (13.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 45 (12.40%) SharePoint 2013
5 39 (10.74%) IIS
5 39 (10.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (8.54%) BizTalk Server
7 19 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (4.13%) Apache
10 13 (3.58%) Lync
11 10 (2.75%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.83%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.83%) OpenEdge
14 2 (0.55%) CMS
14 2 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 67 (18.46%) MS Excel
2 39 (10.74%) MS Office
3 5 (1.38%) MS Project
4 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 42 (11.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.55%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 46 (12.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (12.12%) Office 365
3 4 (1.10%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.55%) SaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (15.15%) SAN
2 52 (14.33%) Firewall
3 50 (13.77%) DNS
4 36 (9.92%) TCP/IP
5 34 (9.37%) VPN
6 29 (7.99%) DHCP
6 29 (7.99%) WAN
7 25 (6.89%) LAN
8 18 (4.96%) VoIP
8 18 (4.96%) NAS
9 13 (3.58%) Wireless
10 11 (3.03%) DDNS
11 9 (2.48%) IP Telephony
12 6 (1.65%) VLAN
12 6 (1.65%) MPLS
13 5 (1.38%) Internet
13 5 (1.38%) HTTPS
13 5 (1.38%) SMTP
13 5 (1.38%) Wireshark
14 4 (1.10%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (32.51%) SQL Server
2 53 (14.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (5.51%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (3.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (2.75%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.65%) MySQL
8 5 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.38%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.83%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (3.58%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.38%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.28%) NUnit
4 1 (0.28%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.28%) JIRA
4 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.28%) AccuRev
4 1 (0.28%) MSBuild
General
1 29 (7.99%) Finance
2 7 (1.93%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.65%) Manufacturing
3 6 (1.65%) Retail
4 4 (1.10%) Marketing
5 3 (0.83%) Automotive
6 2 (0.55%) Advertising
7 1 (0.28%) Back Office
7 1 (0.28%) Law
7 1 (0.28%) Legal
7 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 84 (23.14%) Developer
2 54 (14.88%) Analyst
3 41 (11.29%) SharePoint Developer
4 40 (11.02%) Administrator
5 33 (9.09%) DBA
6 32 (8.82%) Support Engineer
6 32 (8.82%) SQL DBA
7 31 (8.54%) Consultant
8 28 (7.71%) 3rd Line Support
8 28 (7.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (5.51%) .NET Developer
10 19 (5.23%) Support Analyst
11 17 (4.68%) Senior Developer
12 16 (4.41%) Software Developer
12 16 (4.41%) Technical Engineer
13 15 (4.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 14 (3.86%) Architect
14 14 (3.86%) Operations Analyst
15 13 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support
15 13 (3.58%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (24.79%) .NET
2 69 (19.01%) ASP.NET
3 62 (17.08%) HTML
4 61 (16.80%) CSS
5 38 (10.47%) WCF
6 35 (9.64%) .NET Framework
7 34 (9.37%) Ajax
8 22 (6.06%) HTML5
9 20 (5.51%) jQuery
10 15 (4.13%) Web Services
11 11 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (3.03%) CSS3
12 10 (2.75%) ADO.NET
12 10 (2.75%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 9 (2.48%) WPF
14 6 (1.65%) Razor View Engine
15 5 (1.38%) XML
16 3 (0.83%) COM
16 3 (0.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 2 (0.55%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.96%) Clustering
2 16 (4.41%) Computer Science
2 16 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.48%) iPhone
3 9 (2.48%) iPad
4 8 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.65%) GIS
6 5 (1.38%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.38%) PMI
6 5 (1.38%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.10%) Replication
8 3 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.83%) iSeries
9 2 (0.55%) EPoS
9 2 (0.55%) Handset
9 2 (0.55%) Statistics
9 2 (0.55%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.55%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.28%) User Experience
10 1 (0.28%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 240 (66.12%) Windows
2 91 (25.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (14.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (12.67%) Linux
5 43 (11.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (8.26%) Windows 7
7 17 (4.68%) Windows 8
8 10 (2.75%) Windows 2000 Server
9 9 (2.48%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.93%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.10%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.55%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.55%) CentOS
13 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.28%) UNIX
13 1 (0.28%) AIX
13 1 (0.28%) Solaris
13 1 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (17.91%) ITIL
3 60 (16.53%) CRM
4 32 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
5 30 (8.26%) OO
6 28 (7.71%) Migration
7 25 (6.89%) OOA/OOD
8 22 (6.06%) Service Delivery
8 22 (6.06%) MVC
9 21 (5.79%) Mentoring
10 18 (4.96%) PRINCE2
11 16 (4.41%) Project Management
12 15 (4.13%) Change Management
12 15 (4.13%) Scrum
12 15 (4.13%) Software Engineering
12 15 (4.13%) Information Security
13 14 (3.86%) Technical Architecture
13 14 (3.86%) TDD
14 12 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (3.31%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 124 (34.16%) SQL
2 88 (24.24%) C#
3 62 (17.08%) JavaScript
4 40 (11.02%) T-SQL
5 18 (4.96%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.03%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.10%) VB
8 2 (0.55%) C
8 2 (0.55%) VBScript
8 2 (0.55%) PHP
8 2 (0.55%) C++
8 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.55%) VB6
9 1 (0.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 156 (42.98%) MCSE
2 92 (25.34%) MCITP
3 90 (24.79%) MCTS
4 77 (21.21%) MCSA
5 58 (15.98%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (15.43%) MCP
7 46 (12.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 45 (12.40%) MCSD
8 45 (12.40%) CCNA
9 38 (10.47%) Citrix Certification
9 38 (10.47%) Degree
10 26 (7.16%) CCA
10 26 (7.16%) MCAD
11 16 (4.41%) CCNP
12 14 (3.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 13 (3.58%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (3.31%) Security Cleared
15 9 (2.48%) SC Cleared
16 8 (2.20%) VCP4
17 6 (1.65%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.99%) SLA
2 13 (3.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.65%) QA
4 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 137 (37.74%) Active Directory
2 73 (20.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (13.22%) Hyper-V
4 45 (12.40%) vSphere
5 22 (6.06%) XenApp
5 22 (6.06%) VMware ESX
6 11 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (2.75%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (1.10%) XenServer
8 4 (1.10%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.83%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (4.96%) SCOM
2 16 (4.41%) Backup Exec
3 12 (3.31%) NetBackup
4 10 (2.75%) WSUS
4 10 (2.75%) SCCM
5 9 (2.48%) SCDPM
6 8 (2.20%) MOM
7 6 (1.65%) Nagios
7 6 (1.65%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.83%) SCSM
10 1 (0.28%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.28%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.28%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 300 (82.64%) Microsoft
2 130 (35.81%) VMware
3 108 (29.75%) Citrix
4 70 (19.28%) Cisco
5 31 (8.54%) NetApp
6 27 (7.44%) HP
7 16 (4.41%) Symantec
8 14 (3.86%) Juniper
9 13 (3.58%) Apple
10 10 (2.75%) EMC
11 9 (2.48%) IBM
11 9 (2.48%) Brocade
12 8 (2.20%) Dell
13 7 (1.93%) Veeam
14 5 (1.38%) BT
14 5 (1.38%) Avaya
15 4 (1.10%) Mitel
15 4 (1.10%) Google
15 4 (1.10%) SolarWinds
15 4 (1.10%) SonicWALL
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 6 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 6 hours ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Connexica Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £27,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 58,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + training and benefits *career*
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £50k plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Broadway, Worcestershire
IT Lab
Salary: From £21,000 to £26,000 per annum PERM CAREER, PENSION, INCOME PROTECT
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Cannock
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Unrivalled Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago