Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 159 191
Rank change year-on-year +20 +32 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCP 52 39 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.43% 1.03% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.41% 4.00% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 16
Birmingham median annual salary £77,500 £27,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +181.82% -19.12% -9.33%
10th Percentile £29,000 £22,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £53,750 £43,250
West Midlands median annual salary £26,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -13.33% -7.69% -8.45%

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 1,178 974 1,454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 32.36% 25.62% 30.11%
Number of salaries quoted 687 718 960
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £71,375
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% -

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 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for MCP in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for MCP.

1 51 (98.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (96.15%) MCSE
3 47 (90.38%) Microsoft
3 47 (90.38%) Windows
4 32 (61.54%) Active Directory
5 30 (57.69%) Office 365
6 27 (51.92%) Windows 10
7 26 (50.00%) Windows 7
7 26 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
8 25 (48.08%) Project Management
8 25 (48.08%) Microsoft Azure
8 25 (48.08%) Network Security
8 25 (48.08%) Presales
8 25 (48.08%) Enterprise Architecture
8 25 (48.08%) Data Protection
8 25 (48.08%) Security Cleared
8 25 (48.08%) GDPR
8 25 (48.08%) Vendor Relationship Management
9 22 (42.31%) VMware
10 21 (40.38%) VBScript
10 21 (40.38%) Citrix
10 21 (40.38%) PowerShell
10 21 (40.38%) Software Engineering
10 21 (40.38%) Computer Science
10 21 (40.38%) SCCM
10 21 (40.38%) Degree
10 21 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (40.38%) Root Cause Analysis
10 21 (40.38%) Computer Science Degree
10 21 (40.38%) Self-Motivation

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:

Applications
1 26 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (57.69%) Office 365
2 25 (48.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (48.08%) Network Security
2 2 (3.85%) DHCP
2 2 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (1.92%) LAN
3 1 (1.92%) VPN
3 1 (1.92%) WAN
3 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 14 (26.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 25 (48.08%) Architect
1 25 (48.08%) Technical Architect
2 21 (40.38%) SCCM Engineer
3 18 (34.62%) Senior SCCM Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Lead Architect
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Support Specialist
5 4 (7.69%) Technical Leader
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 1 (1.92%) Analyst
7 1 (1.92%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 1 (1.92%) IT Support
7 1 (1.92%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) Senior IT Support
7 1 (1.92%) Service Analyst
7 1 (1.92%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (1.92%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (40.38%) Computer Science
1 21 (40.38%) Data Centre
1 21 (40.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 47 (90.38%) Windows
2 27 (51.92%) Windows 10
3 26 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 20 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 20 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (48.08%) Data Protection
1 25 (48.08%) Enterprise Architecture
1 25 (48.08%) Presales
1 25 (48.08%) Project Management
1 25 (48.08%) Vendor Relationship Management
2 21 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (40.38%) Root Cause Analysis
2 21 (40.38%) Software Engineering
3 20 (38.46%) Customer Requirements
3 20 (38.46%) Programme Management
3 20 (38.46%) Server Virtualisation
4 5 (9.62%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (9.62%) ITIL
4 5 (9.62%) Time Management
5 4 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (40.38%) PowerShell
1 21 (40.38%) VBScript
2 14 (26.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (98.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (96.15%) MCSE
3 25 (48.08%) Security Cleared
4 21 (40.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (40.38%) Degree
5 5 (9.62%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (7.69%) MCDST
7 1 (1.92%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (48.08%) GDPR
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (61.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (40.38%) SCCM
2 14 (26.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (90.38%) Microsoft
2 22 (42.31%) VMware
3 21 (40.38%) Citrix
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco
4 1 (1.92%) Sophos