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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 62 56 33
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -23
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 226 193 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.22% 3.98% 6.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.31% 15.03% 21.08%
Number of salaries quoted 206 170 290
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,612
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £23,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
1476 1284 1390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.56% 26.46% 29.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1289 1031 1222
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,800 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +13 112 £47,500 +11.76% 9
Coventry -7 30 £41,000 -6.81% 2
Shropshire +8 16 £31,000 +3.33%
Solihull -15 15 £38,500 -3.75% 2
Warwickshire -6 12 £27,850 -20.42% 2
Staffordshire -23 10 £34,250 -2.14% 2
Wolverhampton -2 8 £40,000 +21.21%
Worcestershire +8 6 £31,250 +23.76% 2
Dudley -3 5 £27,500 -26.66%
West Bromwich +9 3 £18,500 -17.77% 1
Herefordshire -2 1 £40,000 - 1
Walsall -3 1 £23,000 -23.33%
Stourbridge - 1 £45,000 -
Kingswinford - 1 £29,000 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 382 (83.41%) Microsoft
2 286 (62.45%) Windows
3 205 (44.76%) MCSE
4 177 (38.65%) VMware
5 173 (37.77%) Active Directory
6 128 (27.95%) Citrix
7 127 (27.73%) SQL Server
8 125 (27.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 124 (27.07%) SQL
10 116 (25.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 109 (23.80%) MCITP
12 107 (23.36%) C#
13 103 (22.49%) .NET
14 98 (21.40%) MS Exchange
14 98 (21.40%) Cisco
15 97 (21.18%) SharePoint
15 97 (21.18%) MCTS
16 95 (20.74%) MS Excel
17 92 (20.09%) ITIL
18 91 (19.87%) Agile Software Development
19 83 (18.12%) MCSA
19 83 (18.12%) Windows Server 2012
20 80 (17.47%) vSphere
21 79 (17.25%) ASP.NET
22 73 (15.94%) Hyper-V
23 71 (15.50%) Cisco Certification
24 70 (15.28%) MS Office
24 70 (15.28%) MCP
24 70 (15.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 68 (14.85%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 98 (21.40%) MS Exchange
2 97 (21.18%) SharePoint
3 59 (12.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 47 (10.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 40 (8.73%) SharePoint 2010
6 36 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 34 (7.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 33 (7.21%) IIS
9 24 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2003
10 23 (5.02%) BizTalk Server
11 22 (4.80%) Lync
12 20 (4.37%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (1.75%) Apache
14 7 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
16 3 (0.66%) IBM Notes
16 3 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
16 3 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
17 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
17 2 (0.44%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 95 (20.74%) MS Excel
2 70 (15.28%) MS Office
3 15 (3.28%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 32 (6.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.87%) Summit
3 4 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 52 (11.35%) Office 365
2 42 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.66%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.44%) IaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (14.85%) SAN
2 61 (13.32%) DNS
3 52 (11.35%) Firewall
4 48 (10.48%) DHCP
5 47 (10.26%) WAN
6 44 (9.61%) LAN
6 44 (9.61%) TCP/IP
7 38 (8.30%) VPN
8 20 (4.37%) NetScaler
9 19 (4.15%) NAS
10 16 (3.49%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (3.28%) iSCSI
12 14 (3.06%) VoIP
12 14 (3.06%) Internet
13 12 (2.62%) VLAN
14 11 (2.40%) Network Security
14 11 (2.40%) Wireless
14 11 (2.40%) WAAS
14 11 (2.40%) Unified Communications
14 11 (2.40%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (27.73%) SQL Server
2 52 (11.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (5.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.87%) Cognos Query Studio
8 4 (0.87%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 4 (0.87%) Cognos Report Studio
8 4 (0.87%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 4 (0.87%) Oracle OLAP
8 4 (0.87%) OLAP
8 4 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.87%) IBM InfoSphere
9 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.44%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (5.68%) Visual Studio
2 13 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.44%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.44%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.22%) MorphX
4 1 (0.22%) JIRA
4 1 (0.22%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.22%) ProC
General
1 38 (8.30%) Finance
2 21 (4.59%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.18%) Legal
4 7 (1.53%) Automotive
5 5 (1.09%) Games
6 4 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.66%) Advertising
8 2 (0.44%) Law
9 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.22%) Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 110 (24.02%) Developer
2 61 (13.32%) Analyst
3 50 (10.92%) Consultant
4 43 (9.39%) Administrator
5 39 (8.52%) Support Engineer
6 38 (8.30%) SharePoint Developer
7 35 (7.64%) 3rd Line Support
8 34 (7.42%) .NET Developer
9 29 (6.33%) DBA
9 29 (6.33%) Architect
10 28 (6.11%) SQL DBA
11 26 (5.68%) Senior Developer
11 26 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 21 (4.59%) Technical Consultant
13 18 (3.93%) Project Manager
14 16 (3.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 15 (3.28%) C# Developer
15 15 (3.28%) Software Developer
15 15 (3.28%) Virtualisation Architect
15 15 (3.28%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (22.49%) .NET
2 79 (17.25%) ASP.NET
3 58 (12.66%) HTML
4 51 (11.14%) CSS
5 39 (8.52%) WCF
6 38 (8.30%) .NET Framework
7 36 (7.86%) Ajax
8 22 (4.80%) jQuery
9 20 (4.37%) HTML5
10 16 (3.49%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 16 (3.49%) WPF
10 16 (3.49%) ADO.NET
11 12 (2.62%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (2.40%) XML
13 8 (1.75%) Application Packaging
14 4 (0.87%) WinForms
14 4 (0.87%) COM
14 4 (0.87%) CSS3
15 3 (0.66%) Web Services
16 1 (0.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.37%) Computer Science
2 17 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.49%) Mathematics
4 15 (3.28%) Clustering
5 14 (3.06%) iPhone
5 14 (3.06%) iPad
6 11 (2.40%) Celerra
6 11 (2.40%) CLARiiON
7 10 (2.18%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.97%) PMI
8 9 (1.97%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.97%) EqualLogic
9 8 (1.75%) GIS
10 6 (1.31%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.31%) NHS
11 5 (1.09%) Telematics
11 5 (1.09%) Remote Sensing
12 4 (0.87%) FlexPod
13 3 (0.66%) User Experience
13 3 (0.66%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 286 (62.45%) Windows
2 125 (27.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 83 (18.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 58 (12.66%) Windows 7
5 54 (11.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (6.77%) Linux
7 27 (5.90%) Windows 8
8 12 (2.62%) Windows XP
9 8 (1.75%) Windows Vista
9 8 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (1.31%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.09%) VMS
12 4 (0.87%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.66%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.44%) UNIX
14 2 (0.44%) CentOS
15 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (20.09%) ITIL
2 91 (19.87%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (12.23%) CRM
4 37 (8.08%) Migration
5 30 (6.55%) Project Management
6 26 (5.68%) Performance Tuning
7 24 (5.24%) MVC
7 24 (5.24%) Scrum
7 24 (5.24%) OO
8 23 (5.02%) PRINCE2
9 20 (4.37%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
10 19 (4.15%) OOA/OOD
10 19 (4.15%) Line Management
11 18 (3.93%) Service Delivery
12 17 (3.71%) Change Management
12 17 (3.71%) TDD
12 17 (3.71%) PRINCE
12 17 (3.71%) Software Engineering
12 17 (3.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 124 (27.07%) SQL
2 107 (23.36%) C#
3 51 (11.14%) JavaScript
4 39 (8.52%) T-SQL
5 20 (4.37%) VB.NET
6 14 (3.06%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.31%) VB
8 5 (1.09%) C
9 4 (0.87%) PHP
9 4 (0.87%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.66%) C++
10 3 (0.66%) VBScript
11 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.44%) X++
11 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.22%) XAML
12 1 (0.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 205 (44.76%) MCSE
2 109 (23.80%) MCITP
3 97 (21.18%) MCTS
4 83 (18.12%) MCSA
5 71 (15.50%) Cisco Certification
6 70 (15.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 70 (15.28%) MCP
7 63 (13.76%) Degree
8 60 (13.10%) Citrix Certification
9 56 (12.23%) CCNA
10 52 (11.35%) MCSD
11 49 (10.70%) CCA
12 23 (5.02%) MCAD
13 21 (4.59%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (4.37%) CCNP
14 20 (4.37%) VTSP
15 17 (3.71%) NCDA
16 16 (3.49%) VCAP
17 13 (2.84%) CCIA
18 12 (2.62%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.11%) SLA
2 9 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.31%) QA
4 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 173 (37.77%) Active Directory
2 116 (25.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (17.47%) vSphere
4 73 (15.94%) Hyper-V
5 53 (11.57%) XenApp
6 37 (8.08%) XenDesktop
7 24 (5.24%) VMware ESX
8 21 (4.59%) vCloud
9 15 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (1.53%) XenServer
11 7 (1.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (1.09%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.66%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 32 (6.99%) Backup Exec
2 31 (6.77%) SCCM
3 22 (4.80%) SCOM
4 14 (3.06%) NetBackup
5 11 (2.40%) WSUS
6 10 (2.18%) MOM
6 10 (2.18%) SCDPM
7 9 (1.97%) XenMobile
7 9 (1.97%) SCVMM
8 6 (1.31%) Nagios
8 6 (1.31%) SCOrch
9 5 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (0.87%) SCSM
11 3 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.44%) Windows Intune
12 2 (0.44%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 382 (83.41%) Microsoft
2 177 (38.65%) VMware
3 128 (27.95%) Citrix
4 98 (21.40%) Cisco
5 63 (13.76%) HP
6 54 (11.79%) NetApp
7 33 (7.21%) EMC
8 26 (5.68%) Symantec
9 22 (4.80%) IBM
10 18 (3.93%) Apple
11 15 (3.28%) Dell
11 15 (3.28%) Juniper
12 14 (3.06%) 3PAR
13 11 (2.40%) SonicWALL
13 11 (2.40%) SolarWinds
14 10 (2.18%) Mitel
15 8 (1.75%) Avaya
16 7 (1.53%) Siemens
17 6 (1.31%) Websense
17 6 (1.31%) WatchGuard
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Co-operative Systems
Salary: From £27,000 to £37,000 per annum Competitive (DOE) plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits, great role
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Birmingham Hippodrome
Salary: Circa £25,000.00 + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Stafford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits / Home Working / Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TCNS
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Coventry
DP Connect
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 30 days holiday, BUPA and More
Posted: 23 days ago
Kidderminster
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 27 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & 25 Days Holiday
Posted: 27 days ago