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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 56 44 36
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 231 244 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.22% 4.42% 5.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.33% 15.14% 19.46%
Number of salaries quoted 199 222 234
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 £26,600 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +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
1507 1612 1362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.54% 29.17% 28.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1249 1400 1120
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 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 1 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 +11 116 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Coventry +10 30 £38,500 -10.46% 3
Warwickshire -8 18 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Worcestershire +11 17 £25,750 -26.42% 3
Staffordshire -27 16 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Shropshire +6 15 £35,000 +3.70% 1
Solihull -8 7 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Wolverhampton +4 3 £49,500 -1.00%
West Bromwich +3 1 £37,500 -11.76%
Herefordshire - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 359 (86.71%) Microsoft
2 275 (66.43%) Windows
3 226 (54.59%) MCSE
4 169 (40.82%) VMware
5 156 (37.68%) Active Directory
6 133 (32.13%) SQL Server
7 126 (30.43%) MS Exchange
8 122 (29.47%) MCITP
9 114 (27.54%) MS Excel
10 113 (27.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 112 (27.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 107 (25.85%) Citrix
13 101 (24.40%) Windows 7
14 100 (24.15%) Degree
14 100 (24.15%) ITIL
15 93 (22.46%) SQL
16 90 (21.74%) .NET
17 89 (21.50%) Cisco
18 80 (19.32%) C#
19 75 (18.12%) Hyper-V
20 73 (17.63%) SharePoint
21 70 (16.91%) Windows Server 2012
22 67 (16.18%) MCSA
22 67 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2010
23 64 (15.46%) SAN
24 63 (15.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 62 (14.98%) SCCM
26 59 (14.25%) MCTS
27 58 (14.01%) MCP
28 56 (13.53%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 73 (17.63%) SharePoint
3 67 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 56 (13.53%) Lync
5 50 (12.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 38 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2003
7 36 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 27 (6.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 23 (5.56%) IIS
10 22 (5.31%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (4.11%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (3.38%) Office Communications Server
13 9 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.97%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.97%) Apache
16 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.48%) Lotus Domino
16 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 114 (27.54%) MS Excel
2 56 (13.53%) MS Office
3 3 (0.72%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 7 (1.69%) Summit
3 5 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.24%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.24%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.24%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 41 (9.90%) Office 365
2 17 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (15.46%) SAN
2 56 (13.53%) TCP/IP
3 54 (13.04%) DNS
4 52 (12.56%) WAN
5 50 (12.08%) Firewall
6 48 (11.59%) LAN
6 48 (11.59%) Unified Communications
7 43 (10.39%) DHCP
8 42 (10.14%) VPN
9 30 (7.25%) NAS
10 24 (5.80%) VoIP
11 22 (5.31%) Internet
12 20 (4.83%) ADSL
12 20 (4.83%) NetScaler
13 16 (3.86%) iSCSI
14 13 (3.14%) Fibre Channel
14 13 (3.14%) 3G
14 13 (3.14%) Broadband
14 13 (3.14%) Wireless
15 11 (2.66%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (32.13%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 29 (7.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 24 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.69%) Oracle OLAP
5 7 (1.69%) OLAP
5 7 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.69%) IBM InfoSphere
5 7 (1.69%) Cognos Query Studio
5 7 (1.69%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 7 (1.69%) Cognos Report Studio
5 7 (1.69%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 6 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.48%) MySQL
10 1 (0.24%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 31 (7.49%) Visual Studio
2 23 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.21%) JIRA
4 2 (0.48%) MSI
4 2 (0.48%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.48%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.48%) NUnit
5 1 (0.24%) MorphX
5 1 (0.24%) MSTest
5 1 (0.24%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.24%) Moq
5 1 (0.24%) RequisitePro
5 1 (0.24%) ProC
General
1 32 (7.73%) Finance
2 21 (5.07%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.42%) Legal
4 9 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.17%) Advertising
5 8 (1.93%) Automotive
6 6 (1.45%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.21%) Games
8 3 (0.72%) Law
9 2 (0.48%) Back Office
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.24%) Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Retail
10 1 (0.24%) Local Government
10 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 82 (19.81%) Developer
2 76 (18.36%) Consultant
3 69 (16.67%) Analyst
4 42 (10.14%) Administrator
5 37 (8.94%) Microsoft Consultant
6 33 (7.97%) Systems Administrator
7 31 (7.49%) Support Engineer
8 28 (6.76%) Architect
8 28 (6.76%) .NET Developer
9 27 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (6.04%) Service Analyst
10 25 (6.04%) Service Desk Analyst
11 24 (5.80%) Support Analyst
12 21 (5.07%) Senior Developer
12 21 (5.07%) Software Developer
13 19 (4.59%) Systems Engineer
14 17 (4.11%) Technical Consultant
14 17 (4.11%) C# Developer
14 17 (4.11%) C# .NET Developer
15 15 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (21.74%) .NET
2 53 (12.80%) ASP.NET
3 44 (10.63%) HTML
4 36 (8.70%) CSS
5 34 (8.21%) XML
6 32 (7.73%) WCF
7 29 (7.00%) .NET Framework
8 23 (5.56%) Ajax
9 21 (5.07%) jQuery
10 18 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (3.62%) HTML5
12 14 (3.38%) WPF
12 14 (3.38%) Web Services
13 11 (2.66%) CSS3
14 10 (2.42%) Application Packaging
15 8 (1.93%) FIX Protocol
15 8 (1.93%) SOAP
16 7 (1.69%) ADO.NET
17 5 (1.21%) XSLT
17 5 (1.21%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.76%) Blackberry
2 26 (6.28%) Clustering
2 26 (6.28%) Computer Science
3 18 (4.35%) Mathematics
4 14 (3.38%) PDA
5 13 (3.14%) Mobile App
6 12 (2.90%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.66%) Thin Client
7 11 (2.66%) Fat Client
8 9 (2.17%) iPad
8 9 (2.17%) iPhone
9 8 (1.93%) Celerra
9 8 (1.93%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.93%) CLARiiON
10 6 (1.45%) Replication
10 6 (1.45%) Remote Sensing
10 6 (1.45%) Telematics
11 5 (1.21%) EqualLogic
11 5 (1.21%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 275 (66.43%) Windows
2 112 (27.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 101 (24.40%) Windows 7
4 70 (16.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (13.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (7.49%) Windows XP
7 23 (5.56%) Linux
7 23 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.21%) Android
8 5 (1.21%) SUSE
9 4 (0.97%) Windows NT
9 4 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (0.97%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.72%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.48%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.24%) UNIX
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (24.15%) ITIL
2 49 (11.84%) Project Management
3 36 (8.70%) Migration
4 35 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (7.49%) MVC
5 31 (7.49%) CRM
6 30 (7.25%) Service Management
7 26 (6.28%) Disaster Recovery
8 22 (5.31%) Scrum
8 22 (5.31%) Technical Analysis
9 21 (5.07%) TDD
9 21 (5.07%) Software Engineering
9 21 (5.07%) Load Balancing
10 17 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (3.86%) Data Protection
11 16 (3.86%) Customer Engagement
11 16 (3.86%) Asset Management
12 15 (3.62%) PRINCE2
13 14 (3.38%) SOA
13 14 (3.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 93 (22.46%) SQL
2 80 (19.32%) C#
3 37 (8.94%) JavaScript
4 25 (6.04%) T-SQL
5 14 (3.38%) VB.NET
6 13 (3.14%) PowerShell
7 12 (2.90%) VB
8 7 (1.69%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.45%) C
10 4 (0.97%) PHP
11 3 (0.72%) VBScript
11 3 (0.72%) C++
11 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.72%) VB6
12 2 (0.48%) X++
12 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 226 (54.59%) MCSE
2 122 (29.47%) MCITP
3 100 (24.15%) Degree
4 67 (16.18%) MCSA
5 63 (15.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 59 (14.25%) MCTS
7 58 (14.01%) MCP
8 55 (13.29%) Cisco Certification
9 54 (13.04%) Citrix Certification
10 52 (12.56%) CCNA
11 45 (10.87%) CCA
12 39 (9.42%) MCSD
13 16 (3.86%) CCEE
14 15 (3.62%) NCDA
15 13 (3.14%) Security Cleared
16 11 (2.66%) CCEA
16 11 (2.66%) CCIA
17 10 (2.42%) SC Cleared
17 10 (2.42%) CCNP
18 9 (2.17%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.76%) SLA
2 4 (0.97%) QA
3 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 156 (37.68%) Active Directory
2 113 (27.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (18.12%) Hyper-V
4 56 (13.53%) XenApp
5 44 (10.63%) XenDesktop
6 42 (10.14%) vSphere
7 22 (5.31%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (3.62%) VMware ESX
9 12 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (2.66%) Terminal Services
11 10 (2.42%) XenServer
12 9 (2.17%) vCloud
13 8 (1.93%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
16 2 (0.48%) UAG
16 2 (0.48%) ISA Server
17 1 (0.24%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 62 (14.98%) SCCM
2 28 (6.76%) SCOM
3 19 (4.59%) Backup Exec
4 10 (2.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (2.17%) SCVMM
6 7 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (1.45%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.45%) SCDPM
8 3 (0.72%) XenMobile
8 3 (0.72%) MOM
9 2 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.48%) AppDNA
9 2 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.48%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.48%) WSUS
10 1 (0.24%) SCSM
10 1 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.24%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 359 (86.71%) Microsoft
2 169 (40.82%) VMware
3 107 (25.85%) Citrix
4 89 (21.50%) Cisco
5 43 (10.39%) HP
6 35 (8.45%) NetApp
7 26 (6.28%) Dell
8 23 (5.56%) Mitel
9 19 (4.59%) EMC
10 17 (4.11%) Avaya
11 16 (3.86%) Nortel
11 16 (3.86%) IBM
12 15 (3.62%) LANDesk
13 14 (3.38%) Symantec
13 14 (3.38%) Dialogic
14 13 (3.14%) McAfee
15 12 (2.90%) WatchGuard
16 11 (2.66%) Apple
17 10 (2.42%) 3PAR
18 9 (2.17%) SolarWinds
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £19000.00 - £23000 per annum + shift allowance(20% of base sal)
Posted: 12 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £30800.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warwickshire
Roc Search
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candidate Source
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + car
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + beneftis + training
Posted: 4 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £47000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000 + Bonus (upto 17.5%)
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + career growth, benefits, gym membership
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 21 days ago