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

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 95 100 82
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 162 140 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.60% 2.59% 3.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.39% 9.92% 12.01%
Number of salaries quoted 108 129 136
Median salary £39,250 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.44% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,550 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,500 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -4.10%
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
1726 1411 1316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.73% 26.12% 26.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1246 1099 1050
Median salary £40,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 -18 54 £42,000 +20.00% 5
Warwickshire +21 40 £43,000 +30.30% 4
Staffordshire +25 35 £24,000 - 11
Coventry +5 19 £39,000 +4.00% 2
Worcestershire -8 5 £27,500 +19.56% 1
Shropshire -25 3 £22,500 -27.41%
Dudley +3 1 £40,000 +45.45%
Wolverhampton 0 1 £40,000 -
Walsall -7 1 £40,000 +11.11%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £60,000 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 May 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.

1 229 (73.63%) Microsoft
2 149 (47.91%) MCSE
3 137 (44.05%) Windows
4 128 (41.16%) SQL
5 123 (39.55%) SQL Server
6 112 (36.01%) .NET
7 102 (32.80%) VMware
8 98 (31.51%) C#
8 98 (31.51%) Windows Server
9 96 (30.87%) Active Directory
10 89 (28.62%) JavaScript
11 81 (26.05%) HTML
11 81 (26.05%) ASP.NET
11 81 (26.05%) MCSA
12 73 (23.47%) CSS
12 73 (23.47%) Degree
13 62 (19.94%) T-SQL
14 61 (19.61%) OO
14 61 (19.61%) SOA
14 61 (19.61%) MCITP
15 59 (18.97%) MS Excel
16 57 (18.33%) Mentoring
17 56 (18.01%) Windows Server 2012
18 55 (17.68%) Citrix
19 52 (16.72%) Web Services
19 52 (16.72%) ITIL
20 50 (16.08%) MCSD
21 48 (15.43%) SharePoint
21 48 (15.43%) MVC
21 48 (15.43%) VMware Infrastructure

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 48 (15.43%) SharePoint
2 37 (11.90%) MS Exchange
3 17 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (5.47%) Skype for Business
4 15 (4.82%) IIS
5 9 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (2.25%) WordPress
7 6 (1.93%) Office Communications Server
7 6 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.29%) Moodle
10 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.64%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.32%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.32%) JBoss
Applications
1 59 (18.97%) MS Excel
2 24 (7.72%) MS Office
3 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (7.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.93%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.29%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.96%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.96%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (9.00%) Office 365
3 10 (3.22%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.89%) IaaS
5 5 (1.61%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.29%) PaaS
7 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.64%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (11.58%) LAN
1 36 (11.58%) SAN
2 35 (11.25%) Firewall
3 30 (9.65%) WAN
4 14 (4.50%) TCP/IP
4 14 (4.50%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (3.86%) DHCP
5 12 (3.86%) NetScaler
5 12 (3.86%) Network Security
5 12 (3.86%) VoIP
6 10 (3.22%) DNS
6 10 (3.22%) Kerberos
7 9 (2.89%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (2.89%) IPv4
8 8 (2.57%) VPN
9 7 (2.25%) Intranet
9 7 (2.25%) IPsec
9 7 (2.25%) VLAN
10 6 (1.93%) Cisco IPT
10 6 (1.93%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (39.55%) SQL Server
2 45 (14.47%) Relational Database
3 44 (14.15%) RDBMS
4 37 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 34 (10.93%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (5.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (3.22%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (2.25%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.96%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.96%) SSDT
12 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (5.79%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.64%) MorphX
3 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (7.72%) Finance
2 13 (4.18%) Marketing
3 12 (3.86%) Games
4 7 (2.25%) Automotive
4 7 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.93%) Retail
6 4 (1.29%) Legal
7 2 (0.64%) Back Office
7 2 (0.64%) French Language
7 2 (0.64%) German Language
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 97 (31.19%) Developer
2 65 (20.90%) .NET Developer
3 55 (17.68%) C# .NET Developer
3 55 (17.68%) C# Developer
4 45 (14.47%) ASP.NET Developer
4 45 (14.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 43 (13.83%) .NET Software Developer
5 43 (13.83%) C# Software Developer
6 38 (12.22%) Analyst
7 27 (8.68%) Consultant
8 26 (8.36%) Support Engineer
9 25 (8.04%) Software Developer
10 22 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (5.79%) Senior Developer
12 17 (5.47%) Administrator
13 16 (5.14%) Graduate
13 16 (5.14%) Senior .NET Developer
13 16 (5.14%) Senior C# .NET Developer
13 16 (5.14%) Senior C# Developer
14 15 (4.82%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (36.01%) .NET
2 81 (26.05%) ASP.NET
2 81 (26.05%) HTML
3 73 (23.47%) CSS
4 52 (16.72%) Web Services
5 45 (14.47%) XML
6 44 (14.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 43 (13.83%) jQuery
8 39 (12.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 32 (10.29%) WCF
10 21 (6.75%) .NET Framework
10 21 (6.75%) HTML5
11 19 (6.11%) XSLT
12 13 (4.18%) Ajax
12 13 (4.18%) CSS3
13 8 (2.57%) Classic ASP
13 8 (2.57%) KnockoutJS
14 6 (1.93%) AngularJS
14 6 (1.93%) Backbone.js
14 6 (1.93%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.58%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.50%) Replication
3 13 (4.18%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.54%) Clustering
5 10 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.22%) Driving Licence
5 10 (3.22%) User Experience
6 9 (2.89%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.57%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.93%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.61%) Economics
9 5 (1.61%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.29%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.29%) Handset
10 4 (1.29%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.96%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.96%) FMCG
11 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 137 (44.05%) Windows
2 98 (31.51%) Windows Server
3 56 (18.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (11.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (5.47%) Linux
6 15 (4.82%) Windows 10
6 15 (4.82%) Windows 7
6 15 (4.82%) Windows 8
7 8 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.93%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.61%) Mac OS X
9 5 (1.61%) MVS
9 5 (1.61%) Unix
9 5 (1.61%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.64%) Android
10 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (19.61%) OO
1 61 (19.61%) SOA
2 57 (18.33%) Mentoring
3 52 (16.72%) ITIL
4 48 (15.43%) MVC
5 47 (15.11%) Release Management
6 43 (13.83%) Wealth Management
7 37 (11.90%) Presales
8 34 (10.93%) Coaching
9 26 (8.36%) SDLC
10 22 (7.07%) CRM
10 22 (7.07%) ITIL V3
11 21 (6.75%) OOP
12 16 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (5.14%) Service Delivery
12 16 (5.14%) Service Management
13 13 (4.18%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (4.18%) PRINCE2
14 12 (3.86%) ETL
14 12 (3.86%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 128 (41.16%) SQL
2 98 (31.51%) C#
3 89 (28.62%) JavaScript
4 62 (19.94%) T-SQL
5 33 (10.61%) VB.NET
6 20 (6.43%) PowerShell
7 19 (6.11%) XPath
8 11 (3.54%) C++
9 10 (3.22%) Java
10 8 (2.57%) VB
11 2 (0.64%) VBScript
11 2 (0.64%) X++
12 1 (0.32%) F#
12 1 (0.32%) VBA
12 1 (0.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 149 (47.91%) MCSE
2 81 (26.05%) MCSA
3 73 (23.47%) Degree
4 61 (19.61%) MCITP
5 50 (16.08%) MCSD
6 48 (15.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 46 (14.79%) MCTS
8 41 (13.18%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (9.97%) MCP
10 30 (9.65%) CCNA
11 19 (6.11%) Security Cleared
12 18 (5.79%) CCNP
12 18 (5.79%) MCPD
13 17 (5.47%) Citrix Certification
14 16 (5.14%) CCA
15 14 (4.50%) MCDST
16 12 (3.86%) SC Cleared
17 7 (2.25%) A+ Certification
17 7 (2.25%) MCAD
18 6 (1.93%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.40%) SLA
2 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 96 (30.87%) Active Directory
2 48 (15.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (15.11%) Hyper-V
4 23 (7.40%) XenApp
5 22 (7.07%) vSphere
6 12 (3.86%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.57%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.93%) XenServer
9 5 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.61%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.96%) Firmware
12 2 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.64%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (7.07%) Backup Exec
2 18 (5.79%) WSUS
3 13 (4.18%) SCCM
4 11 (3.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (2.89%) SCOM
6 6 (1.93%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.29%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.32%) MOM
8 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.32%) Puppet
8 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 229 (73.63%) Microsoft
2 102 (32.80%) VMware
3 55 (17.68%) Citrix
4 44 (14.15%) Cisco
5 24 (7.72%) HP
5 24 (7.72%) NetApp
6 17 (5.47%) Veeam
7 15 (4.82%) Symantec
8 11 (3.54%) SolarWinds
9 10 (3.22%) Juniper
10 9 (2.89%) Avaya
11 8 (2.57%) Palo Alto
11 8 (2.57%) Sophos
12 7 (2.25%) EMC
12 7 (2.25%) SonicWALL
13 6 (1.93%) SAP
14 5 (1.61%) AVG
14 5 (1.61%) Kaseya
14 5 (1.61%) Kaspersky
14 5 (1.61%) Ruckus Wireless
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + bonus + Microsoft accreditation
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield
IQ Telecom
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 10% Shift Allowance, 10% Annual bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: Company Car
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Talent International
Salary: £46000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Southam, Warwickshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + pen/health/25 hols/gym
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £22500 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Katharine House Hospice
Salary: From £22,000 to £26,000 per annum plus Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick
Networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55000 per annum + Car Allowance - £4200
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + £4,200 CA
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benfits & training
Posted: 20 days ago