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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
England / West Midlands
Rank 108 107 64
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -43
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 111 121 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.27% 2.32% 4.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.78% 9.54% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 65 102 198
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
1135 1269 1321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.25% 24.32% 26.60%
Number of salaries quoted 827 1002 1136
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,113 £60,000 £60,000
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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -9 61 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Staffordshire +10 14 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Solihull -5 10 £45,000 +28.57%
West Bromwich +17 9 £35,500 -4.05%
Warwickshire +14 5 £27,000 -34.93% 3
Dudley +7 3 £17,500 -50.00%
Worcestershire -21 3 £36,750 +11.36% 1
Coventry -1 2 £58,750 +46.87% 1
Herefordshire - 1 £35,000 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 197 (77.56%) Microsoft
2 152 (59.84%) MCSE
3 123 (48.43%) Windows
4 97 (38.19%) MS Excel
5 88 (34.65%) Active Directory
6 78 (30.71%) VMware
7 72 (28.35%) Degree
8 68 (26.77%) Windows Server
9 67 (26.38%) .NET
9 67 (26.38%) SQL Server
10 65 (25.59%) C#
11 64 (25.20%) Cisco
12 61 (24.02%) MCSA
12 61 (24.02%) Cisco Certification
13 60 (23.62%) SQL
14 58 (22.83%) ASP.NET
15 56 (22.05%) JavaScript
16 52 (20.47%) HTML
16 52 (20.47%) CSS
16 52 (20.47%) CCNA
17 51 (20.08%) Firewall
18 49 (19.29%) Microsoft Azure
19 47 (18.50%) Office 365
20 46 (18.11%) VMware Infrastructure
21 45 (17.72%) MS Exchange
22 43 (16.93%) MVC
22 43 (16.93%) LAN
22 43 (16.93%) WAN
22 43 (16.93%) MCP
23 42 (16.54%) Hyper-V

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 45 (17.72%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 20 (7.87%) SharePoint
4 17 (6.69%) Skype for Business
5 14 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (4.72%) IIS
7 10 (3.94%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (2.76%) Umbraco
9 5 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.18%) JBoss
11 3 (1.18%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.18%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.79%) CMS
13 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 97 (38.19%) MS Excel
2 31 (12.20%) MS Office
3 3 (1.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.57%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 49 (19.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (18.50%) Office 365
3 9 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.15%) G Suite
4 8 (3.15%) Yammer
5 7 (2.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (20.08%) Firewall
2 43 (16.93%) LAN
2 43 (16.93%) WAN
3 32 (12.60%) SAN
4 22 (8.66%) DHCP
4 22 (8.66%) DNS
4 22 (8.66%) VPN
5 20 (7.87%) Network Security
6 19 (7.48%) VLAN
7 14 (5.51%) Skype
8 13 (5.12%) TCP/IP
9 11 (4.33%) Wireless
10 7 (2.76%) VoIP
11 6 (2.36%) 802.11
11 6 (2.36%) NAS
11 6 (2.36%) Unified Communications
12 5 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (1.97%) WLAN
13 3 (1.18%) OSPF
13 3 (1.18%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (26.38%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (9.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (6.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (6.30%) SQL Server 2014
5 13 (5.12%) RDBMS
5 13 (5.12%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.94%) Big Data
7 7 (2.76%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.36%) Power BI
8 6 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.97%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.97%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.79%) MySQL
11 1 (0.39%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 22 (8.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (8.27%) Visual Studio
3 10 (3.94%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.18%) NUnit
4 3 (1.18%) Selenium
5 1 (0.39%) MorphX
General
1 21 (8.27%) Finance
2 20 (7.87%) Automotive
3 6 (2.36%) Retail
4 5 (1.97%) Advertising
5 3 (1.18%) French Language
5 3 (1.18%) German Language
5 3 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.18%) Military
6 2 (0.79%) Legal
6 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (23.23%) Developer
2 44 (17.32%) .NET Developer
3 31 (12.20%) C# .NET Developer
3 31 (12.20%) C# Developer
4 29 (11.42%) Analyst
5 28 (11.02%) Architect
6 27 (10.63%) ASP.NET Developer
7 23 (9.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 21 (8.27%) IT Engineer
9 19 (7.48%) Consultant
9 19 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (7.09%) IT Support
10 18 (7.09%) Senior Developer
11 17 (6.69%) Support Engineer
12 16 (6.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 15 (5.91%) Operations Analyst
13 15 (5.91%) Security Analyst
13 15 (5.91%) Security Operations Analyst
13 15 (5.91%) Senior .NET Developer
14 14 (5.51%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (26.38%) .NET
2 58 (22.83%) ASP.NET
3 52 (20.47%) CSS
3 52 (20.47%) HTML
4 34 (13.39%) jQuery
5 27 (10.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 26 (10.24%) .NET Framework
7 21 (8.27%) Web Services
8 19 (7.48%) KnockoutJS
9 13 (5.12%) AngularJS
9 13 (5.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 13 (5.12%) Entity Framework
9 13 (5.12%) XML
10 10 (3.94%) Angular 2
10 10 (3.94%) Node.js
10 10 (3.94%) WCF
11 9 (3.54%) Backbone.js
11 9 (3.54%) LESS
11 9 (3.54%) Sass
11 9 (3.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.57%) Data Centre
2 21 (8.27%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.12%) Public Cloud
4 9 (3.54%) Algorithms
4 9 (3.54%) Client/Server
4 9 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.76%) Clustering
7 6 (2.36%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.97%) FMCG
8 5 (1.97%) Replication
9 3 (1.18%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.79%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.79%) User Experience
11 1 (0.39%) CCTV
11 1 (0.39%) CESG
11 1 (0.39%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.39%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 123 (48.43%) Windows
2 68 (26.77%) Windows Server
3 42 (16.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (15.75%) Windows 7
5 31 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (9.84%) Windows 10
6 25 (9.84%) Windows 8
7 15 (5.91%) Linux
8 9 (3.54%) Unix
8 9 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.76%) Windows Vista
10 6 (2.36%) Solaris
11 2 (0.79%) Android
12 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (16.93%) MVC
2 39 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (14.17%) ITIL
4 32 (12.60%) Mentoring
5 31 (12.20%) Project Management
5 31 (12.20%) Software Engineering
6 29 (11.42%) Presales
7 22 (8.66%) PRINCE2
8 21 (8.27%) Time Management
9 18 (7.09%) Root Cause Analysis
9 18 (7.09%) Scrum
9 18 (7.09%) Web Development
10 17 (6.69%) Line Management
10 17 (6.69%) SDLC
10 17 (6.69%) TDD
11 16 (6.30%) OO
12 15 (5.91%) Release Management
12 15 (5.91%) Security Operations
13 14 (5.51%) SIEM
13 14 (5.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 65 (25.59%) C#
2 60 (23.62%) SQL
3 56 (22.05%) JavaScript
4 30 (11.81%) T-SQL
5 29 (11.42%) PowerShell
6 20 (7.87%) VB.NET
7 10 (3.94%) R
7 10 (3.94%) TypeScript
8 6 (2.36%) VB
8 6 (2.36%) VBScript
8 6 (2.36%) XPath
9 5 (1.97%) Java
10 3 (1.18%) F#
11 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.79%) C++
11 2 (0.79%) X++
12 1 (0.39%) Google Apps Script
12 1 (0.39%) Python
12 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 152 (59.84%) MCSE
2 72 (28.35%) Degree
3 61 (24.02%) Cisco Certification
3 61 (24.02%) MCSA
4 52 (20.47%) CCNA
5 43 (16.93%) MCP
6 35 (13.78%) Security Cleared
7 32 (12.60%) SC Cleared
8 31 (12.20%) MCSD
9 30 (11.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 24 (9.45%) CCNP
11 21 (8.27%) MCITP
12 19 (7.48%) CCSA
13 17 (6.69%) MCTS
14 15 (5.91%) CEH
14 15 (5.91%) CISMP
14 15 (5.91%) CISSP
14 15 (5.91%) SSCP
15 14 (5.51%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (3.54%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.94%) SLA
3 3 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.18%) QA
4 1 (0.39%) COBIT
System Software
1 88 (34.65%) Active Directory
2 46 (18.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (16.54%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.33%) Docker
5 9 (3.54%) vSphere
6 8 (3.15%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (2.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (2.36%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.57%) XenApp
10 2 (0.79%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.39%) Firmware
11 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (10.24%) SCCM
2 8 (3.15%) AirWatch
2 8 (3.15%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.97%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (1.97%) SCOM
3 5 (1.97%) WSUS
4 2 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 197 (77.56%) Microsoft
2 78 (30.71%) VMware
3 64 (25.20%) Cisco
4 28 (11.02%) HP
5 27 (10.63%) Citrix
6 14 (5.51%) NetApp
6 14 (5.51%) Qualys
7 11 (4.33%) Dell
8 9 (3.54%) Google
8 9 (3.54%) Juniper
9 8 (3.15%) CheckPoint
10 7 (2.76%) Sophos
11 6 (2.36%) SonicWALL
11 6 (2.36%) Veeam
12 5 (1.97%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.57%) Kaspersky
13 4 (1.57%) Symantec
13 4 (1.57%) WatchGuard
14 3 (1.18%) EMC
14 3 (1.18%) Oracle
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