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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
England / West Midlands
Rank 116 97 80
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -17
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 95 166 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.02% 2.80% 3.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.13% 10.57% 13.22%
Number of salaries quoted 74 133 169
Median salary £36,875 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.81% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £28,000 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

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
1041 1570 1301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.13% 26.48% 25.67%
Number of salaries quoted 796 1219 1096
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 -4 56 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Staffordshire +6 15 £35,000 -9.09% 3
Coventry +2 6 £41,250 +3.12% 1
Shropshire - 6 £35,000 - 3
Warwickshire -5 4 £35,000 -15.66%
Worcestershire -15 3 £36,750 +11.36% 2
Dudley +4 2 £17,500 -56.25% 2
West Bromwich - 1 £35,000 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 162 (73.64%) Microsoft
2 130 (59.09%) MCSE
3 102 (46.36%) Windows
4 82 (37.27%) MS Excel
5 76 (34.55%) Active Directory
6 72 (32.73%) VMware
7 60 (27.27%) Degree
8 55 (25.00%) .NET
9 54 (24.55%) SQL Server
9 54 (24.55%) C#
10 53 (24.09%) SQL
11 52 (23.64%) Windows Server
12 50 (22.73%) JavaScript
13 48 (21.82%) ASP.NET
14 46 (20.91%) Cisco
15 45 (20.45%) CSS
15 45 (20.45%) HTML
16 43 (19.55%) VMware Infrastructure
17 42 (19.09%) Data Centre
17 42 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
18 41 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
19 40 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
20 38 (17.27%) Cisco Certification
20 38 (17.27%) Project Management
21 36 (16.36%) MCP
21 36 (16.36%) MS Exchange
22 35 (15.91%) MCSA
23 34 (15.45%) SAN
24 33 (15.00%) CCNA
24 33 (15.00%) ITIL

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 36 (16.36%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.82%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.91%) IIS
4 12 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (5.45%) Skype for Business
5 11 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.73%) Apache
7 5 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.82%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.91%) CMS
9 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 82 (37.27%) MS Excel
2 25 (11.36%) MS Office
3 3 (1.36%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.82%) Sentinel
2 3 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (15.00%) Office 365
3 8 (3.64%) G Suite
4 5 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.36%) IaaS
7 2 (0.91%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.45%) PaaS
8 1 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.45%) SAN
2 32 (14.55%) Firewall
3 27 (12.27%) LAN
3 27 (12.27%) WAN
4 22 (10.00%) DNS
5 18 (8.18%) TCP/IP
6 16 (7.27%) VPN
7 15 (6.82%) DHCP
8 14 (6.36%) Network Security
9 13 (5.91%) NAS
9 13 (5.91%) VLAN
10 11 (5.00%) Skype
11 8 (3.64%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (3.18%) DDNS
13 6 (2.73%) 802.11
13 6 (2.73%) VoIP
13 6 (2.73%) Wireless
14 4 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
15 3 (1.36%) iSCSI
15 3 (1.36%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (24.55%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (8.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (8.64%) SQL Server 2014
4 10 (4.55%) Big Data
5 8 (3.64%) RDBMS
5 8 (3.64%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (2.73%) MySQL
7 5 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.91%) DB2
11 1 (0.45%) Base SAS
11 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (10.45%) Visual Studio
3 10 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.45%) MorphX
4 1 (0.45%) NUnit
4 1 (0.45%) Selenium
General
1 22 (10.00%) Automotive
2 20 (9.09%) Finance
3 10 (4.55%) Retail
4 4 (1.82%) Advertising
5 3 (1.36%) Games
6 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 50 (22.73%) Developer
2 40 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 34 (15.45%) Architect
4 26 (11.82%) C# Developer
5 25 (11.36%) C# .NET Developer
6 19 (8.64%) Analyst
6 19 (8.64%) ASP.NET Developer
7 17 (7.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (7.27%) Senior Developer
9 15 (6.82%) Software Developer
9 15 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (6.36%) Senior .NET Developer
11 13 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (5.45%) .NET Software Developer
12 12 (5.45%) C# Software Developer
12 12 (5.45%) Consultant
12 12 (5.45%) Support Engineer
13 11 (5.00%) IT Support
14 9 (4.09%) IT Manager
14 9 (4.09%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (25.00%) .NET
2 48 (21.82%) ASP.NET
3 45 (20.45%) CSS
3 45 (20.45%) HTML
4 30 (13.64%) jQuery
5 21 (9.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (8.64%) .NET Framework
7 18 (8.18%) KnockoutJS
8 13 (5.91%) Web Services
9 11 (5.00%) AngularJS
9 11 (5.00%) Entity Framework
10 10 (4.55%) Angular 2
10 10 (4.55%) ASP.NET Core
10 10 (4.55%) Node.js
11 9 (4.09%) LESS
11 9 (4.09%) Sass
11 9 (4.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 8 (3.64%) Backbone.js
12 8 (3.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (19.09%) Data Centre
2 19 (8.64%) Computer Science
3 18 (8.18%) Public Cloud
4 11 (5.00%) Clustering
5 10 (4.55%) Private Cloud
6 9 (4.09%) Algorithms
6 9 (4.09%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.73%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.82%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.82%) FMCG
9 3 (1.36%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.36%) Online Games
9 3 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.91%) User Experience
11 1 (0.45%) Blog
11 1 (0.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 102 (46.36%) Windows
2 52 (23.64%) Windows Server
3 41 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (14.55%) Windows 7
5 28 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (10.00%) Windows 10
7 20 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 16 (7.27%) Linux
9 7 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (3.18%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.82%) Unix
11 2 (0.91%) Android
11 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.45%) Solaris
12 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (17.27%) Project Management
3 33 (15.00%) ITIL
4 30 (13.64%) MVC
5 28 (12.73%) Presales
6 27 (12.27%) Mentoring
7 26 (11.82%) Line Management
7 26 (11.82%) Software Engineering
8 24 (10.91%) Scrum
9 23 (10.45%) Time Management
10 20 (9.09%) TDD
11 17 (7.73%) Customer Requirements
12 16 (7.27%) PRINCE2
13 14 (6.36%) Business Development
13 14 (6.36%) Root Cause Analysis
13 14 (6.36%) Service Management
13 14 (6.36%) Web Development
14 12 (5.45%) SDLC
15 11 (5.00%) Migration
15 11 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 54 (24.55%) C#
2 53 (24.09%) SQL
3 50 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 26 (11.82%) PowerShell
5 22 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 16 (7.27%) VB.NET
7 10 (4.55%) R
7 10 (4.55%) TypeScript
8 7 (3.18%) VB
8 7 (3.18%) VBScript
9 4 (1.82%) XPath
10 3 (1.36%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.36%) C++
10 3 (1.36%) Java
11 2 (0.91%) X++
12 1 (0.45%) F#
12 1 (0.45%) Google Apps Script
12 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 130 (59.09%) MCSE
2 60 (27.27%) Degree
3 38 (17.27%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (16.36%) MCP
5 35 (15.91%) MCSA
6 33 (15.00%) CCNA
7 29 (13.18%) Security Cleared
8 24 (10.91%) SC Cleared
9 20 (9.09%) MCSD
9 20 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (7.73%) Citrix Certification
10 17 (7.73%) MCITP
11 15 (6.82%) CCNP
12 14 (6.36%) VCAP
12 14 (6.36%) VCDX
13 11 (5.00%) MCTS
14 9 (4.09%) CISSP
15 8 (3.64%) CISMP
15 8 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (3.64%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (4.09%) SLA
2 2 (0.91%) COBIT
2 2 (0.91%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 76 (34.55%) Active Directory
2 43 (19.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (12.27%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.55%) Docker
5 7 (3.18%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (2.73%) vSphere
6 6 (2.73%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (1.82%) XenApp
9 2 (0.91%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.45%) Firmware
10 1 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (11.36%) SCCM
2 8 (3.64%) AirWatch
3 6 (2.73%) SCOM
3 6 (2.73%) ZABBIX
4 5 (2.27%) WSUS
5 4 (1.82%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.45%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 162 (73.64%) Microsoft
2 72 (32.73%) VMware
3 46 (20.91%) Cisco
4 23 (10.45%) Citrix
5 15 (6.82%) HP
6 13 (5.91%) SolarWinds
7 10 (4.55%) NetApp
8 9 (4.09%) Google
9 8 (3.64%) Dell
9 8 (3.64%) Qualys
10 6 (2.73%) New Relic
11 5 (2.27%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.36%) Oracle
12 3 (1.36%) SAP
13 2 (0.91%) Apple
13 2 (0.91%) CheckPoint
13 2 (0.91%) EMC
13 2 (0.91%) Intel Security
13 2 (0.91%) Remedy
13 2 (0.91%) Sophos
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Telford
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
nGeneration Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + pension, retail discounts
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £36 - £40000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + Car,Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + + car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
nGeneration Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Coventry or Manchester
Department For Education
Salary: Cash remuneration between £27,951 to £30,859 dependent upon the skills and experience that is brought to the role and a pension contribution of around £6,175
Posted: 11 days ago
Telford
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Guru Careers
Salary: 35000-45000 Per Annum DOE + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago