Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 173 214
Rank change year-on-year +49 +41 -58
Permanent jobs citing MCP 78 26 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.98% 0.67% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.24% 2.61% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 7
Birmingham median annual salary £48,750 £26,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +83.96% -26.39% -29.41%
10th Percentile £21,100 £22,500 £31,400
90th Percentile £81,250 £28,750 £47,500
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £27,500 £28,750
% change year-on-year +18.18% -4.35% -32.35%

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 1,251 995 1,389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.68% 25.70% 28.81%
Number of salaries quoted 686 744 939
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.85% -3.53% -6.59%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £75,000
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.75% - -

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 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for MCP in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 59 (75.64%) Microsoft
1 59 (75.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (74.36%) MCSE
3 57 (73.08%) Windows
4 53 (67.95%) VMware
4 53 (67.95%) Degree
5 51 (65.38%) Self-Motivation
6 50 (64.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 50 (64.10%) Computer Science
6 50 (64.10%) Data Centre
6 50 (64.10%) Software Engineering
7 43 (55.13%) Active Directory
8 41 (52.56%) Windows 10
9 40 (51.28%) Microsoft Office
10 39 (50.00%) PowerShell
11 38 (48.72%) Windows 7
11 38 (48.72%) SCCM
12 35 (44.87%) Root Cause Analysis
12 35 (44.87%) VBScript
12 35 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
13 34 (43.59%) Microsoft Azure
14 33 (42.31%) Presales
15 30 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
15 30 (38.46%) Citrix
16 23 (29.49%) Office 365
17 22 (28.21%) ITIL
18 18 (23.08%) SQL
18 18 (23.08%) Project Management
18 18 (23.08%) Windows Server
18 18 (23.08%) Customer Requirements

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 4 (5.13%) IIS
Applications
1 40 (51.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 34 (43.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (29.49%) Office 365
4 15 (19.23%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.85%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.79%) Network Security
2 4 (5.13%) DHCP
2 4 (5.13%) SSL
3 3 (3.85%) DNS
3 3 (3.85%) SAN
4 2 (2.56%) Internet
5 1 (1.28%) VLAN
5 1 (1.28%) VPN
5 1 (1.28%) Wireless
5 1 (1.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.79%) SQL Server
2 14 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.28%) Power BI
3 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 6 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (44.87%) SCCM Engineer
2 17 (21.79%) Architect
2 17 (21.79%) Senior SCCM Engineer
2 17 (21.79%) Technical Architect
3 15 (19.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 15 (19.23%) Technical Specialist
4 5 (6.41%) Support Engineer
5 3 (3.85%) Administrator
5 3 (3.85%) Consultant
5 3 (3.85%) IT Administrator
5 3 (3.85%) IT Systems Administrator
5 3 (3.85%) Support Specialist
5 3 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (2.56%) IT Engineer
6 2 (2.56%) IT Support
6 2 (2.56%) Junior IT Engineer
6 2 (2.56%) Junior IT Support
6 2 (2.56%) Junior Support Engineer
6 2 (2.56%) Lead Architect
6 2 (2.56%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) COM
1 1 (1.28%) HTML
1 1 (1.28%) LDAP
1 1 (1.28%) SAML
1 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (65.38%) Self-Motivation
2 50 (64.10%) Computer Science
2 50 (64.10%) Data Centre
3 15 (19.23%) CMDB
4 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.56%) Fintech
5 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 57 (73.08%) Windows
2 41 (52.56%) Windows 10
3 38 (48.72%) Windows 7
4 18 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 18 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (64.10%) Software Engineering
2 35 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (44.87%) Root Cause Analysis
3 33 (42.31%) Presales
4 22 (28.21%) ITIL
5 18 (23.08%) Customer Requirements
5 18 (23.08%) Project Management
6 17 (21.79%) Enterprise Architecture
6 17 (21.79%) Vendor Relationship Management
7 15 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (19.23%) Due Diligence
7 15 (19.23%) Line Management
7 15 (19.23%) Proactive Management
7 15 (19.23%) Programme Management
7 15 (19.23%) Requirements Analysis
7 15 (19.23%) Server Virtualisation
7 15 (19.23%) Service Delivery
8 9 (11.54%) Data Protection
9 4 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (3.85%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 35 (44.87%) VBScript
3 18 (23.08%) SQL
4 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (75.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (74.36%) MCSE
3 53 (67.95%) Degree
4 50 (64.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (21.79%) Security Cleared
6 15 (19.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (3.85%) MCDST
8 2 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.28%) MCDBA
9 1 (1.28%) MCITP
9 1 (1.28%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.54%) GDPR
2 3 (3.85%) SLA
3 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 43 (55.13%) Active Directory
2 18 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (19.23%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 38 (48.72%) SCCM
2 15 (19.23%) SCVMM
3 13 (16.67%) WSUS
4 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 59 (75.64%) Microsoft
2 53 (67.95%) VMware
3 30 (38.46%) Citrix
4 15 (19.23%) BMC
5 3 (3.85%) Forcepoint
5 3 (3.85%) NetApp
5 3 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.28%) Mitel
6 1 (1.28%) Snow