Period
to 21 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 114 71 110
Rank change year-on-year -43 +39 -48
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 63 24 49
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.98% 2.61% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.77% 12.06% 8.11%
Number of salaries quoted 25 18 32
10th Percentile £27,350 £21,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £23,031 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - -11.76% -
75th Percentile £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £32,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +37.40% -18.13% -

Microsoft Certification 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 645 199 604
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 20.28% 21.68% 22.44%
Number of salaries quoted 463 153 517
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £48,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +18.56% +2.11% +5.56%
75th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £68,750 £69,400
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.69%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Microsoft Certification.

1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 35 (55.56%) VMware
3 32 (50.79%) MCSE
3 32 (50.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (44.44%) Azure
4 28 (44.44%) MCP
4 28 (44.44%) Data Centre
5 27 (42.86%) MCSA
6 23 (36.51%) SC Cleared
6 23 (36.51%) Security Cleared
7 22 (34.92%) DV Cleared
7 22 (34.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 22 (34.92%) vSphere
7 22 (34.92%) Management Information System
7 22 (34.92%) Server Management
7 22 (34.92%) Legacy Systems
8 18 (28.57%) Active Directory
9 15 (23.81%) Customer Engagement
9 15 (23.81%) Microsoft 365
10 14 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (22.22%) Windows
10 14 (22.22%) Software Licensing
11 12 (19.05%) Presales
11 12 (19.05%) Social Skills
11 12 (19.05%) Citrix
12 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
12 11 (17.46%) Dynamics 365
13 10 (15.87%) Organisational Skills
13 10 (15.87%) Azure Logic Apps
13 10 (15.87%) SLA

Microsoft Certification
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 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 28 (44.44%) Azure
2 15 (23.81%) Microsoft 365
3 11 (17.46%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (15.87%) Azure Logic Apps
5 9 (14.29%) Power Platform
5 9 (14.29%) Serverless
6 6 (9.52%) Power Automate
7 2 (3.17%) AWS
8 1 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.59%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 1 (1.59%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.59%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) Firewall
2 4 (6.35%) LAN
2 4 (6.35%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (6.35%) WAN
3 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.17%) DHCP
4 2 (3.17%) DNS
5 1 (1.59%) Skype
5 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (9.52%) Power BI
4 2 (3.17%) Data Lake
4 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.59%) Big Data
5 1 (1.59%) MySQL
5 1 (1.59%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (1.59%) QlikView
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.59%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (19.05%) Social Skills
2 10 (15.87%) Organisational Skills
3 6 (9.52%) Local Government
4 5 (7.94%) Finance
5 4 (6.35%) Marketing
6 3 (4.76%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (1.59%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 36 (57.14%) Architect
2 22 (34.92%) Infrastructure Architect
2 22 (34.92%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 22 (34.92%) Technical Architect
2 22 (34.92%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 14 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (14.29%) Analyst
4 9 (14.29%) Azure Architect
5 7 (11.11%) Consultant
5 7 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Data Architect
6 5 (7.94%) Data Centre Architect
7 4 (6.35%) Developer
8 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Solutions Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Data Consultant
9 2 (3.17%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) .NET
1 6 (9.52%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 22 (34.92%) Legacy Systems
2 22 (34.92%) Management Information System
3 9 (14.29%) Public Cloud
4 6 (9.52%) Housing Association
5 4 (6.35%) Fat Client
5 4 (6.35%) Thin Client
6 3 (4.76%) Clustering
7 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.22%) Windows
2 7 (11.11%) Linux
3 4 (6.35%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (3.17%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.59%) CentOS
6 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.92%) Server Management
2 15 (23.81%) Customer Engagement
3 14 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (22.22%) Software Licensing
4 12 (19.05%) Presales
5 10 (15.87%) Analytics
5 10 (15.87%) Data Analysis
5 10 (15.87%) DevOps
5 10 (15.87%) Trend Analysis
6 9 (14.29%) Time Management
7 6 (9.52%) Full Stack Development
8 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.35%) Incident Management
8 4 (6.35%) ITIL
9 3 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (4.76%) High Availability
9 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 3 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (3.17%) People Management
10 2 (3.17%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.52%) C#
1 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
1 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.35%) SQL
3 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (50.79%) MCSE
2 28 (44.44%) MCP
3 27 (42.86%) MCSA
4 23 (36.51%) SC Cleared
4 23 (36.51%) Security Cleared
5 22 (34.92%) DV Cleared
5 22 (34.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.76%) MCITP
7 2 (3.17%) CCA
7 2 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.59%) Degree
8 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.59%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.87%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (50.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (34.92%) vSphere
3 18 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 9 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.17%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 35 (55.56%) VMware
3 12 (19.05%) Citrix
4 5 (7.94%) Adobe
4 5 (7.94%) Apple
5 3 (4.76%) Veeam
6 2 (3.17%) Zscaler
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco
7 1 (1.59%) Dell
7 1 (1.59%) WatchGuard