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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 60 63 41
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -22
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 201 153 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.99% 3.41% 5.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.34% 12.48% 19.42%
Number of salaries quoted 191 129 256
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
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
1310 1226 1344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.01% 27.35% 28.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1126 965 1164
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 +18 93 £47,500 - 13
Coventry -8 23 £39,000 -22.00% 1
Shropshire +7 19 £31,750 +27.00% 1
Solihull +2 13 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Staffordshire -9 11 £24,500 -45.55% 3
Wolverhampton +2 10 £37,500 +8.69%
Dudley -1 8 £27,500 -26.66%
Warwickshire -5 6 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Worcestershire +9 5 £31,500 +0.80% 4
West Bromwich +9 4 £58,500 +160.00%
Walsall -2 1 £23,000 +15.00%
Herefordshire -5 1 £40,000 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
Halesowen - 1 £33,500 -
Kingswinford - 1 £29,000 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 367 (83.22%) Microsoft
2 278 (63.04%) Windows
3 197 (44.67%) MCSE
4 173 (39.23%) Active Directory
5 169 (38.32%) VMware
6 125 (28.34%) SQL Server
7 124 (28.12%) SQL
7 124 (28.12%) Citrix
8 116 (26.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 106 (24.04%) VMware Infrastructure
10 105 (23.81%) MCITP
11 101 (22.90%) MS Exchange
12 98 (22.22%) C#
13 97 (22.00%) MCTS
14 96 (21.77%) .NET
15 93 (21.09%) Cisco
16 90 (20.41%) SharePoint
17 89 (20.18%) ITIL
17 89 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
18 85 (19.27%) MS Excel
19 83 (18.82%) MCSA
20 74 (16.78%) Windows Server 2012
21 73 (16.55%) Cisco Certification
22 72 (16.33%) ASP.NET
22 72 (16.33%) vSphere
23 71 (16.10%) SAN
24 69 (15.65%) Hyper-V
25 65 (14.74%) DNS
26 63 (14.29%) MCP
26 63 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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
1 101 (22.90%) MS Exchange
2 90 (20.41%) SharePoint
3 58 (13.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 45 (10.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 43 (9.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 39 (8.84%) IIS
7 33 (7.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 32 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 27 (6.12%) BizTalk Server
10 21 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
11 20 (4.54%) Lync
12 13 (2.95%) SharePoint Server
13 11 (2.49%) Apache
14 5 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.68%) OpenEdge
16 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.45%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 85 (19.27%) MS Excel
2 61 (13.83%) MS Office
3 15 (3.40%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.23%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 37 (8.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.68%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 52 (11.79%) Office 365
2 47 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.68%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.45%) IaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (16.10%) SAN
2 65 (14.74%) DNS
3 52 (11.79%) Firewall
4 48 (10.88%) DHCP
5 46 (10.43%) WAN
6 40 (9.07%) LAN
7 39 (8.84%) TCP/IP
7 39 (8.84%) VPN
8 16 (3.63%) VoIP
8 16 (3.63%) NAS
9 13 (2.95%) VLAN
9 13 (2.95%) Wireless
9 13 (2.95%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (2.72%) NetScaler
10 12 (2.72%) Internet
11 10 (2.27%) Unified Communications
11 10 (2.27%) Network Security
12 8 (1.81%) DDNS
12 8 (1.81%) WAAS
12 8 (1.81%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (28.34%) SQL Server
2 58 (13.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (6.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.91%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.68%) Cognos Query Studio
8 3 (0.68%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 3 (0.68%) Cognos Report Studio
8 3 (0.68%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 3 (0.68%) IBM InfoSphere
8 3 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.68%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (0.68%) OLAP
8 3 (0.68%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (4.54%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.45%) RequisitePro
3 2 (0.45%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.45%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.23%) MorphX
4 1 (0.23%) JIRA
4 1 (0.23%) ProC
General
1 38 (8.62%) Finance
2 14 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 8 (1.81%) Legal
4 5 (1.13%) Automotive
5 4 (0.91%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.91%) Advertising
5 4 (0.91%) Games
6 3 (0.68%) Law
7 2 (0.45%) Retail
8 1 (0.23%) Local Government
8 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 101 (22.90%) Developer
2 58 (13.15%) Analyst
3 46 (10.43%) Consultant
4 43 (9.75%) Administrator
5 39 (8.84%) SharePoint Developer
6 36 (8.16%) Support Engineer
7 35 (7.94%) 3rd Line Support
8 32 (7.26%) DBA
9 31 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 31 (7.03%) SQL DBA
10 29 (6.58%) Architect
10 29 (6.58%) .NET Developer
11 21 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
12 20 (4.54%) Senior Developer
13 18 (4.08%) Project Manager
14 17 (3.85%) Software Developer
15 16 (3.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 14 (3.17%) Support Analyst
16 14 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support
17 13 (2.95%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (21.77%) .NET
2 72 (16.33%) ASP.NET
3 57 (12.93%) HTML
4 56 (12.70%) CSS
5 40 (9.07%) .NET Framework
6 38 (8.62%) Ajax
7 37 (8.39%) WCF
8 21 (4.76%) jQuery
9 18 (4.08%) HTML5
10 12 (2.72%) ADO.NET
10 12 (2.72%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 11 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (2.27%) WPF
13 8 (1.81%) Web Services
13 8 (1.81%) XML
14 6 (1.36%) CSS3
15 4 (0.91%) COM
15 4 (0.91%) WinForms
15 4 (0.91%) Application Packaging
16 3 (0.68%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.31%) Clustering
2 17 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 16 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.27%) Mathematics
4 10 (2.27%) iPhone
4 10 (2.27%) iPad
5 9 (2.04%) EqualLogic
5 9 (2.04%) PMI
6 8 (1.81%) CLARiiON
6 8 (1.81%) GIS
6 8 (1.81%) Celerra
7 7 (1.59%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.36%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.13%) NHS
10 4 (0.91%) Replication
10 4 (0.91%) FlexPod
11 3 (0.68%) User Experience
11 3 (0.68%) Remote Sensing
11 3 (0.68%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 278 (63.04%) Windows
2 116 (26.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 74 (16.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (10.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 47 (10.66%) Windows 7
5 38 (8.62%) Linux
6 20 (4.54%) Windows 8
7 9 (2.04%) Windows XP
8 8 (1.81%) Windows Vista
8 8 (1.81%) Windows 2000 Server
9 7 (1.59%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.13%) VMS
11 4 (0.91%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.68%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.68%) UNIX
13 2 (0.45%) CentOS
14 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.23%) AIX
14 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (20.18%) ITIL
1 89 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (12.70%) CRM
3 38 (8.62%) Migration
4 30 (6.80%) Project Management
5 29 (6.58%) OO
5 29 (6.58%) Performance Tuning
6 27 (6.12%) PRINCE2
7 24 (5.44%) OOA/OOD
8 22 (4.99%) MVC
9 21 (4.76%) Service Delivery
10 20 (4.54%) Line Management
11 19 (4.31%) Mentoring
12 18 (4.08%) Scrum
12 18 (4.08%) Change Management
12 18 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (3.85%) Waterfall
13 17 (3.85%) TDD
13 17 (3.85%) PRINCE
14 15 (3.40%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 124 (28.12%) SQL
2 98 (22.22%) C#
3 56 (12.70%) JavaScript
4 42 (9.52%) T-SQL
5 18 (4.08%) PowerShell
6 16 (3.63%) VB.NET
7 6 (1.36%) VB
8 5 (1.13%) C
9 3 (0.68%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.68%) VBScript
9 3 (0.68%) C++
10 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.45%) PHP
10 2 (0.45%) X++
10 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.23%) VB6
11 1 (0.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 197 (44.67%) MCSE
2 105 (23.81%) MCITP
3 97 (22.00%) MCTS
4 83 (18.82%) MCSA
5 73 (16.55%) Cisco Certification
6 63 (14.29%) MCP
6 63 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 58 (13.15%) Degree
8 54 (12.24%) Citrix Certification
8 54 (12.24%) CCNA
9 52 (11.79%) MCSD
10 41 (9.30%) CCA
11 27 (6.12%) MCAD
12 23 (5.22%) CCNP
13 21 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (3.85%) VTSP
15 13 (2.95%) VCAP
15 13 (2.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 12 (2.72%) SC Cleared
16 12 (2.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.03%) SLA
2 13 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.13%) QA
4 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 173 (39.23%) Active Directory
2 106 (24.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (16.33%) vSphere
4 69 (15.65%) Hyper-V
5 40 (9.07%) XenApp
6 24 (5.44%) XenDesktop
7 22 (4.99%) VMware ESX
8 18 (4.08%) vCloud
9 10 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.36%) XenServer
12 4 (0.91%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.68%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 26 (5.90%) Backup Exec
2 25 (5.67%) SCCM
3 21 (4.76%) SCOM
4 13 (2.95%) NetBackup
5 11 (2.49%) WSUS
6 10 (2.27%) MOM
6 10 (2.27%) SCDPM
7 9 (2.04%) SCVMM
8 7 (1.59%) XenMobile
9 6 (1.36%) Nagios
9 6 (1.36%) SCOrch
10 5 (1.13%) SCSM
11 4 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 2 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.45%) AppDNA
13 2 (0.45%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 367 (83.22%) Microsoft
2 169 (38.32%) VMware
3 124 (28.12%) Citrix
4 93 (21.09%) Cisco
5 51 (11.56%) HP
6 47 (10.66%) NetApp
7 24 (5.44%) Symantec
7 24 (5.44%) EMC
8 16 (3.63%) IBM
9 15 (3.40%) Dell
9 15 (3.40%) Juniper
10 13 (2.95%) Apple
11 10 (2.27%) SonicWALL
11 10 (2.27%) 3PAR
12 9 (2.04%) SolarWinds
13 8 (1.81%) Avaya
14 5 (1.13%) Veeam
14 5 (1.13%) WatchGuard
14 5 (1.13%) Brocade
14 5 (1.13%) Sophos
West Midlands
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bonus + Car + Health + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £56000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Britvic
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + car, bonus, gym, certifications
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16500 - £22500 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Home Working, Car and other benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Flexible Working Hours & 25 Days Holiday
Posted: 11 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago
Stafford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits / Home Working / Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago