Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 182 171
Rank change year-on-year +31 -11 -22
Permanent jobs citing MCP 43 31 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.13% 0.67% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.46% 2.30% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22 14 18
Birmingham median annual salary £33,750 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.74% -9.33% -18.48%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,000 £30,525
90th Percentile £57,500 £44,950 £42,500
West Midlands median annual salary £33,500 £33,250 £32,750
% change year-on-year +0.75% +1.53% -17.09%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 965 1348 1093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.29% 29.17% 28.79%
Number of salaries quoted 699 878 878
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,349 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £70,000
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 14 December 2017.

Salary histogram for MCP in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 30 (69.77%) Microsoft
2 26 (60.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (55.81%) Presales
4 23 (53.49%) MCSE
5 19 (44.19%) Office 365
6 18 (41.86%) ITIL
7 16 (37.21%) Project Management
7 16 (37.21%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (37.21%) Time Management
7 16 (37.21%) Customer Engagement
8 15 (34.88%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (34.88%) VMware
8 15 (34.88%) Windows
9 13 (30.23%) Citrix Certification
9 13 (30.23%) Network Security
9 13 (30.23%) Degree
10 12 (27.91%) Enterprise Architecture
10 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
10 12 (27.91%) Data Centre
11 11 (25.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (23.26%) Windows 10
12 10 (23.26%) Windows 7
13 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
13 9 (20.93%) HP
13 9 (20.93%) Citrix
14 7 (16.28%) Line Management
15 6 (13.95%) DHCP
16 5 (11.63%) IBM
16 5 (11.63%) DNS
16 5 (11.63%) SLA

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 1 (2.33%) IBM Notes
1 1 (2.33%) IIS
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (44.19%) Office 365
2 16 (37.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.23%) Network Security
2 6 (13.95%) DHCP
3 5 (11.63%) DNS
4 4 (9.30%) 802.11
4 4 (9.30%) SAN
4 4 (9.30%) VPN
5 2 (4.65%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (2.33%) HTTP
6 1 (2.33%) IPv6
6 1 (2.33%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.33%) GitLab
1 1 (2.33%) MSBuild
1 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Architect
2 12 (27.91%) Lead Architect
3 10 (23.26%) Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Support Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Consultant
6 5 (11.63%) ITIL Service Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Service Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 4 (9.30%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Presales Consultant
7 4 (9.30%) Server Consultant
7 4 (9.30%) Service Desk Support
7 4 (9.30%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Solutions Consultant
7 4 (9.30%) Storage Consultant
7 4 (9.30%) Virtualisation Architect
7 4 (9.30%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.63%) Driving Licence
3 3 (6.98%) Smartphone
3 3 (6.98%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.65%) CMDB
4 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.65%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.65%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) User Experience
5 1 (2.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.88%) Windows
2 10 (23.26%) Windows 10
2 10 (23.26%) Windows 7
3 4 (9.30%) Windows 8
3 4 (9.30%) Windows Vista
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Presales
2 18 (41.86%) ITIL
3 16 (37.21%) Customer Engagement
3 16 (37.21%) Project Management
3 16 (37.21%) Time Management
4 12 (27.91%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (16.28%) Line Management
6 5 (11.63%) Business Development
7 4 (9.30%) Data Analysis
7 4 (9.30%) Problem Management
7 4 (9.30%) Process Improvement
7 4 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.98%) ITIL V3
9 2 (4.65%) Proactive Management
9 2 (4.65%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (4.65%) Service Management
9 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.33%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) C#
1 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (60.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (53.49%) MCSE
3 13 (30.23%) Citrix Certification
3 13 (30.23%) Degree
4 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
5 11 (25.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (11.63%) HP ASE
7 4 (9.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (9.30%) Master's Degree
7 4 (9.30%) VCAP
7 4 (9.30%) VCDX
8 3 (6.98%) MCDST
8 3 (6.98%) MCSA
9 2 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (4.65%) MCITP
9 2 (4.65%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (34.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.65%) BitLocker
3 2 (4.65%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.65%) XenApp
3 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) SCCM
1 2 (4.65%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 30 (69.77%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.88%) VMware
3 9 (20.93%) Citrix
3 9 (20.93%) HP
4 5 (11.63%) IBM
5 4 (9.30%) Fujitsu
6 2 (4.65%) Becrypt
6 2 (4.65%) BMC
6 2 (4.65%) Wyse
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco
7 1 (2.33%) Lotus
7 1 (2.33%) Mitel