Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 205 161
Rank change year-on-year +38 -44 -22
Permanent jobs citing MCP 26 9 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.67% 0.19% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.65% 0.65% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 54
Birmingham median annual salary £26,500 £36,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.39% -29.41% +70.00%
10th Percentile £22,500 £31,400 £30,000
90th Percentile £28,750 £47,500 £56,250
West Midlands median annual salary £27,500 £28,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% -32.35% +41.67%

MCP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 982 1387 1257
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 25.39% 28.81% 32.43%
Number of salaries quoted 740 937 989
Birmingham median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.53% -6.59% -4.21%
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £75,000 £75,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Birmingham

MCP
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP in Birmingham.

Salary trend for MCP in Birmingham

MCP
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Salary histogram for MCP in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, IT jobs citing MCP 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for MCP.

1 17 (65.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) MCSE
2 16 (61.54%) Degree
3 14 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (46.15%) Root Cause Analysis
4 12 (46.15%) Data Centre
5 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
5 11 (42.31%) VMware
6 10 (38.46%) Windows 10
6 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
6 10 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (34.62%) Presales
7 9 (34.62%) Line Management
7 9 (34.62%) Project Management
8 8 (30.77%) Business Development
8 8 (30.77%) Citrix
8 8 (30.77%) ITIL
8 8 (30.77%) Public Cloud
8 8 (30.77%) Office 365
8 8 (30.77%) Customer Requirements
8 8 (30.77%) Time Management
8 8 (30.77%) VCDX
8 8 (30.77%) VCAP
9 7 (26.92%) SLA
9 7 (26.92%) Cisco
9 7 (26.92%) HP
10 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
10 6 (23.08%) DHCP
10 6 (23.08%) VPN

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 5 (19.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (30.77%) Office 365
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.85%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) 802.11
1 6 (23.08%) DHCP
1 6 (23.08%) DNS
1 6 (23.08%) Firewall
1 6 (23.08%) VPN
2 5 (19.23%) SAN
3 2 (7.69%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (3.85%) LAN
4 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.85%) VLAN
4 1 (3.85%) Wireless
4 1 (3.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) DB2
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
1 3 (11.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Architect
1 8 (30.77%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Help Desk Adviser
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Technical Support
3 3 (11.54%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Support
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Support
5 1 (3.85%) Field Service Technician
5 1 (3.85%) IT Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) Data Centre
2 8 (30.77%) Public Cloud
3 5 (19.23%) Blackberry
4 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.69%) Fat Client
4 2 (7.69%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.85%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows 10
2 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 6 (23.08%) Windows 8
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Vista
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Root Cause Analysis
2 9 (34.62%) Line Management
2 9 (34.62%) Presales
2 9 (34.62%) Project Management
3 8 (30.77%) Business Development
3 8 (30.77%) Customer Requirements
3 8 (30.77%) ITIL
3 8 (30.77%) Time Management
4 6 (23.08%) Data Analysis
4 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
4 6 (23.08%) Process Improvement
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.85%) Break/Fix
6 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.85%) Hardware Maintenance
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.85%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.69%) VBScript
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (61.54%) Degree
2 16 (61.54%) MCSE
3 8 (30.77%) VCAP
3 8 (30.77%) VCDX
4 6 (23.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (23.08%) Master's Degree
5 2 (7.69%) CCNA
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
6 1 (3.85%) CCENT
6 1 (3.85%) CCNP
6 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
6 1 (3.85%) MCSA
6 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.85%) PMP
6 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.54%) XenApp
4 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 2 (7.69%) BitLocker
4 2 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Backup Exec
2 4 (15.38%) SCCM
3 1 (3.85%) SCVMM
3 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
1 11 (42.31%) VMware
2 8 (30.77%) Citrix
3 7 (26.92%) Cisco
3 7 (26.92%) HP
4 6 (23.08%) Fujitsu
5 5 (19.23%) Veeam
6 2 (7.69%) Becrypt
6 2 (7.69%) Wyse
7 1 (3.85%) 3Com
7 1 (3.85%) BMC
7 1 (3.85%) Draytek
7 1 (3.85%) Google
7 1 (3.85%) IBM
7 1 (3.85%) NETGEAR
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle
7 1 (3.85%) ZyXEL