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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 56 50 37
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 240 241 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.24% 4.55% 5.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.16% 17.58% 20.40%
Number of salaries quoted 204 224 259
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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
1583 1371 1304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.95% 25.88% 28.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1378 1165 1122
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,200 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +11 126 £47,500 +18.75% 16
Coventry -7 29 £39,250 -10.79% 4
Warwickshire -12 18 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Solihull -16 15 £38,500 -3.75% 3
Shropshire +6 12 £31,000 +24.00% 2
Worcestershire +13 11 £21,500 -18.86%
Wolverhampton +1 8 £49,500 +57.14% 1
Staffordshire -41 7 £40,000 +19.40% 4
West Bromwich - 2 £18,250 -
Herefordshire 0 1 £40,000 -
Walsall -4 1 £23,000 -23.33%
Stourbridge - 1 £45,000 -
Dudley - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 405 (84.91%) Microsoft
2 295 (61.84%) Windows
3 227 (47.59%) MCSE
4 186 (38.99%) VMware
5 171 (35.85%) Active Directory
6 144 (30.19%) SQL Server
7 134 (28.09%) Citrix
8 126 (26.42%) SQL
8 126 (26.42%) MCITP
9 125 (26.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 123 (25.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 119 (24.95%) .NET
12 117 (24.53%) C#
13 111 (23.27%) MS Exchange
14 110 (23.06%) MS Excel
15 104 (21.80%) SharePoint
16 100 (20.96%) Cisco
16 100 (20.96%) Agile Software Development
17 96 (20.13%) ITIL
18 94 (19.71%) MCTS
19 93 (19.50%) Hyper-V
19 93 (19.50%) Windows Server 2012
20 84 (17.61%) Degree
21 83 (17.40%) ASP.NET
22 81 (16.98%) MCSA
23 79 (16.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 75 (15.72%) vSphere
25 74 (15.51%) Citrix Certification
26 73 (15.30%) Cisco Certification
26 73 (15.30%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 111 (23.27%) MS Exchange
2 104 (21.80%) SharePoint
3 66 (13.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 46 (9.64%) Lync
5 43 (9.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 42 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 40 (8.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 34 (7.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 32 (6.71%) IIS
10 30 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2003
11 24 (5.03%) SharePoint Server
12 19 (3.98%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (2.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (1.47%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (1.47%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.63%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.42%) Lotus Domino
16 2 (0.42%) Apache
16 2 (0.42%) Drupal
Applications
1 110 (23.06%) MS Excel
2 72 (15.09%) MS Office
3 15 (3.14%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 31 (6.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.31%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 7 (1.47%) Summit
4 6 (1.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 53 (11.11%) Office 365
2 37 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.05%) IaaS
4 3 (0.63%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 70 (14.68%) SAN
2 58 (12.16%) DNS
3 48 (10.06%) DHCP
4 46 (9.64%) WAN
4 46 (9.64%) Firewall
5 45 (9.43%) LAN
6 44 (9.22%) TCP/IP
7 36 (7.55%) VPN
8 27 (5.66%) Unified Communications
9 25 (5.24%) NetScaler
10 22 (4.61%) NAS
11 19 (3.98%) iSCSI
12 18 (3.77%) VoIP
13 17 (3.56%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (3.35%) Internet
15 15 (3.14%) Fibre Channel
16 13 (2.73%) Network Security
17 12 (2.52%) WAAS
18 11 (2.31%) Wireless
18 11 (2.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (30.19%) SQL Server
2 46 (9.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (6.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.47%) IBM InfoSphere
7 7 (1.47%) Cognos Query Studio
7 7 (1.47%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 7 (1.47%) Cognos Report Studio
7 7 (1.47%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 7 (1.47%) Oracle OLAP
7 7 (1.47%) OLAP
7 7 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 37 (7.76%) Visual Studio
2 24 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.42%) JIRA
3 2 (0.42%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.42%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.21%) MorphX
4 1 (0.21%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.21%) ProC
General
1 42 (8.81%) Finance
2 21 (4.40%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.10%) Legal
4 8 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.47%) Automotive
5 7 (1.47%) Games
6 5 (1.05%) Advertising
7 3 (0.63%) Law
8 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.21%) Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Local Government
9 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 120 (25.16%) Developer
2 69 (14.47%) Consultant
3 65 (13.63%) Analyst
4 42 (8.81%) Support Engineer
5 41 (8.60%) Administrator
6 35 (7.34%) .NET Developer
7 32 (6.71%) Architect
8 31 (6.50%) 3rd Line Support
9 30 (6.29%) Senior Developer
10 29 (6.08%) SharePoint Developer
11 26 (5.45%) Technical Consultant
12 24 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (4.82%) DBA
13 23 (4.82%) SQL DBA
14 22 (4.61%) Microsoft Consultant
15 18 (3.77%) Support Analyst
15 18 (3.77%) C# Developer
15 18 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
16 17 (3.56%) Project Manager
16 17 (3.56%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (24.95%) .NET
2 83 (17.40%) ASP.NET
3 63 (13.21%) HTML
4 53 (11.11%) CSS
5 46 (9.64%) WCF
6 41 (8.60%) .NET Framework
7 35 (7.34%) Ajax
8 28 (5.87%) XML
9 24 (5.03%) jQuery
10 23 (4.82%) HTML5
11 18 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 17 (3.56%) WPF
13 15 (3.14%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 15 (3.14%) ADO.NET
14 11 (2.31%) Application Packaging
15 10 (2.10%) Web Services
16 7 (1.47%) SOAP
17 6 (1.26%) CSS3
18 4 (0.84%) WinForms
19 3 (0.63%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.24%) Computer Science
2 19 (3.98%) Clustering
3 17 (3.56%) Mathematics
3 17 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.14%) iPad
4 15 (3.14%) iPhone
5 13 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.52%) CLARiiON
6 12 (2.52%) Celerra
6 12 (2.52%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.10%) EqualLogic
7 10 (2.10%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.89%) PMI
9 8 (1.68%) GIS
10 7 (1.47%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.47%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.26%) Remote Sensing
11 6 (1.26%) Telematics
11 6 (1.26%) NHS
12 5 (1.05%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 295 (61.84%) Windows
2 125 (26.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 93 (19.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 70 (14.68%) Windows 7
5 52 (10.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (6.08%) Windows 8
7 19 (3.98%) Linux
8 17 (3.56%) Windows XP
9 8 (1.68%) Windows Vista
10 5 (1.05%) VMS
11 4 (0.84%) Windows NT
11 4 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.42%) UNIX
13 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.21%) Android
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (20.96%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (20.13%) ITIL
3 54 (11.32%) CRM
4 39 (8.18%) Migration
4 39 (8.18%) Project Management
5 33 (6.92%) MVC
6 28 (5.87%) Scrum
7 26 (5.45%) Software Engineering
8 24 (5.03%) TDD
8 24 (5.03%) PRINCE2
9 23 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (4.61%) Line Management
11 20 (4.19%) Unit Testing
12 19 (3.98%) OO
13 18 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
14 17 (3.56%) B2B
14 17 (3.56%) PRINCE
14 17 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
14 17 (3.56%) Waterfall
14 17 (3.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 126 (26.42%) SQL
2 117 (24.53%) C#
3 55 (11.53%) JavaScript
4 37 (7.76%) T-SQL
5 20 (4.19%) VB.NET
6 13 (2.73%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.47%) VB
7 7 (1.47%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.05%) C
8 5 (1.05%) PHP
9 3 (0.63%) C++
9 3 (0.63%) VBScript
10 2 (0.42%) X++
11 1 (0.21%) VB6
Qualifications
1 227 (47.59%) MCSE
2 126 (26.42%) MCITP
3 94 (19.71%) MCTS
4 84 (17.61%) Degree
5 81 (16.98%) MCSA
6 79 (16.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 74 (15.51%) Citrix Certification
8 73 (15.30%) Cisco Certification
8 73 (15.30%) MCP
9 62 (13.00%) CCA
10 56 (11.74%) CCNA
11 54 (11.32%) MCSD
12 22 (4.61%) CCNP
13 21 (4.40%) MCAD
13 21 (4.40%) VTSP
14 20 (4.19%) CCEE
14 20 (4.19%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (3.77%) SC Cleared
15 18 (3.77%) Security Cleared
15 18 (3.77%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.24%) SLA
2 4 (0.84%) QA
3 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 171 (35.85%) Active Directory
2 123 (25.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (19.50%) Hyper-V
4 75 (15.72%) vSphere
5 65 (13.63%) XenApp
6 54 (11.32%) XenDesktop
7 22 (4.61%) vCloud
8 19 (3.98%) VMware ESX
9 14 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (2.31%) XenServer
11 9 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (1.68%) VMware Server
13 7 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.63%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 34 (7.13%) Backup Exec
2 32 (6.71%) SCCM
3 19 (3.98%) SCOM
4 14 (2.94%) NetBackup
5 10 (2.10%) SCDPM
5 10 (2.10%) XenMobile
6 9 (1.89%) SCVMM
7 8 (1.68%) WSUS
8 7 (1.47%) MOM
8 7 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (1.26%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.42%) SCSM
11 2 (0.42%) Nagios
11 2 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.42%) Windows Intune
11 2 (0.42%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 405 (84.91%) Microsoft
2 186 (38.99%) VMware
3 134 (28.09%) Citrix
4 100 (20.96%) Cisco
5 70 (14.68%) HP
6 56 (11.74%) NetApp
7 36 (7.55%) EMC
8 26 (5.45%) Symantec
9 24 (5.03%) IBM
10 20 (4.19%) Dell
11 18 (3.77%) Apple
12 15 (3.14%) Mitel
12 15 (3.14%) 3PAR
13 12 (2.52%) SonicWALL
13 12 (2.52%) Juniper
14 11 (2.31%) Avaya
14 11 (2.31%) WatchGuard
15 10 (2.10%) SolarWinds
16 9 (1.89%) Siemens
16 9 (1.89%) Nortel
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 15 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
IT Connections
Salary: 22,000 to 30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Benefi6s
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + car, bonus, gym, certifications
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Network ITR
Salary: £35,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £22k - 25k per year + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Curve Group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Life Assurance, Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 11 days ago