Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 75 105
Rank change year-on-year +21 +30 -40
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 178 140 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.01% 3.67% 2.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.79% 14.34% 9.21%
Number of salaries quoted 107 116 77
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £24,740
90th Percentile £86,750 £61,250 £55,650
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £38,375 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.75% +9.64% -6.67%

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 1,127 976 1,346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.70% 25.62% 29.26%
Number of salaries quoted 643 708 875
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -1.16%
10th Percentile £26,050 £26,250 £24,349
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £43,429 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Birmingham over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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.

1 156 (87.64%) Microsoft
2 137 (76.97%) MCSE
3 103 (57.87%) Windows
4 102 (57.30%) Active Directory
5 92 (51.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 86 (48.31%) Office 365
7 70 (39.33%) VMware
8 69 (38.76%) Project Management
9 66 (37.08%) Microsoft Office
9 66 (37.08%) Windows Server
10 64 (35.96%) Presales
11 63 (35.39%) SQL
12 59 (33.15%) Network Security
13 57 (32.02%) Vendor Relationship Management
14 55 (30.90%) Amazon AWS
15 54 (30.34%) Security Cleared
16 53 (29.78%) MCSA
17 51 (28.65%) Enterprise Architecture
18 50 (28.09%) Windows Server 2012
19 49 (27.53%) Data Centre
19 49 (27.53%) GDPR
20 48 (26.97%) Data Protection
20 48 (26.97%) MCP
21 47 (26.40%) Windows Server 2008
22 45 (25.28%) .NET
23 44 (24.72%) SCCM
24 41 (23.03%) Windows 7
24 41 (23.03%) Citrix
25 39 (21.91%) ASP.NET
26 38 (21.35%) Web Services

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 11 (6.18%) Skype for Business
2 6 (3.37%) Apache
2 6 (3.37%) CMS
3 5 (2.81%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.12%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.56%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.56%) IIS
6 1 (0.56%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 66 (37.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 92 (51.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (48.31%) Office 365
3 55 (30.90%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (17.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (16.29%) Amazon EC2
5 29 (16.29%) Amazon EMR
5 29 (16.29%) Amazon Kinesis
5 29 (16.29%) Amazon S3
5 29 (16.29%) Amazon SQS
5 29 (16.29%) AWS Lambda
5 29 (16.29%) Serverless
6 5 (2.81%) IaaS
7 4 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (33.15%) Network Security
2 21 (11.80%) DHCP
2 21 (11.80%) DNS
3 16 (8.99%) SAN
4 12 (6.74%) Firewall
4 12 (6.74%) LAN
4 12 (6.74%) WAN
5 11 (6.18%) BGP
5 11 (6.18%) OSPF
5 11 (6.18%) RIP
5 11 (6.18%) Skype
5 11 (6.18%) VLAN
5 11 (6.18%) VPN
6 10 (5.62%) Wireless
7 9 (5.06%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (3.37%) VoIP
9 2 (1.12%) NAS
10 1 (0.56%) DMZ
10 1 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (20.22%) SQL Server
2 29 (16.29%) Amazon RDS
2 29 (16.29%) Amazon Redshift
2 29 (16.29%) Cosmos DB
2 29 (16.29%) RDBMS
2 29 (16.29%) Relational Database
3 15 (8.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (4.49%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.81%) DB2
6 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.56%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 9 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (4.49%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.37%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.37%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.56%) NUnit
General
1 14 (7.87%) Retail
2 8 (4.49%) Automotive
3 4 (2.25%) Finance
4 1 (0.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 68 (38.20%) Architect
2 36 (20.22%) Technical Architect
3 29 (16.29%) Cloud Architect
3 29 (16.29%) Lead Architect
4 28 (15.73%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 28 (15.73%) Solutions Architect
5 24 (13.48%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 23 (12.92%) Developer
7 19 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (8.99%) SCCM Engineer
9 15 (8.43%) Senior SCCM Engineer
10 14 (7.87%) C# Developer
11 13 (7.30%) Full Stack Developer
12 12 (6.74%) Technical Leader
13 11 (6.18%) Systems Engineer
14 9 (5.06%) .NET Developer
14 9 (5.06%) Network Systems Engineer
14 9 (5.06%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 6 (3.37%) Analyst
15 6 (3.37%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (25.28%) .NET
2 39 (21.91%) ASP.NET
3 38 (21.35%) Web Services
4 22 (12.36%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (6.18%) HTML
6 9 (5.06%) CSS
6 9 (5.06%) jQuery
7 8 (4.49%) WCF
7 8 (4.49%) WinForms
8 7 (3.93%) Spring
9 5 (2.81%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.81%) RESTful
9 5 (2.81%) Sass
10 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.56%) COM
10 1 (0.56%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (0.56%) Lambda Expressions
10 1 (0.56%) Node.js
10 1 (0.56%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 49 (27.53%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.43%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (5.06%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (4.49%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.25%) Replication
6 2 (1.12%) Video Editing
7 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.56%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.56%) iPad
7 1 (0.56%) iPhone
7 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.56%) NHS
7 1 (0.56%) Photography
7 1 (0.56%) PKI
7 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 103 (57.87%) Windows
2 66 (37.08%) Windows Server
3 50 (28.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (26.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (23.03%) Windows 7
6 35 (19.66%) Windows 10
7 21 (11.80%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.37%) Linux
9 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.56%) Android
10 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (38.76%) Project Management
2 64 (35.96%) Presales
3 57 (32.02%) Vendor Relationship Management
4 51 (28.65%) Enterprise Architecture
5 48 (26.97%) Data Protection
6 36 (20.22%) ITIL
7 34 (19.10%) Thought Leadership
8 32 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (17.98%) Customer Requirements
9 31 (17.42%) Server Virtualisation
10 29 (16.29%) Identity Access Management
11 23 (12.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 22 (12.36%) Programme Management
13 21 (11.80%) Time Management
14 17 (9.55%) Root Cause Analysis
14 17 (9.55%) Scrum
15 16 (8.99%) Computer Science
16 15 (8.43%) Software Engineering
17 12 (6.74%) Multi-Factor Authentication
18 10 (5.62%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (35.39%) SQL
2 24 (13.48%) C#
3 22 (12.36%) Java
3 22 (12.36%) PL/SQL
3 22 (12.36%) Python
3 22 (12.36%) Scala
3 22 (12.36%) Shell Script
4 18 (10.11%) PowerShell
5 17 (9.55%) VBScript
6 14 (7.87%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 137 (76.97%) MCSE
2 54 (30.34%) Security Cleared
3 53 (29.78%) MCSA
4 48 (26.97%) MCP
5 37 (20.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 26 (14.61%) Degree
7 16 (8.99%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (8.43%) MCITP
9 11 (6.18%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (4.49%) CCNA
10 8 (4.49%) MCPD
11 7 (3.93%) CISM
11 7 (3.93%) CISSP
12 6 (3.37%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (3.37%) RHCA
13 5 (2.81%) RHCE
13 5 (2.81%) RHCSA
14 4 (2.25%) MCDST
15 3 (1.69%) CCNP
15 3 (1.69%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (27.53%) GDPR
2 7 (3.93%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.56%) GPG13
System Software
1 102 (57.30%) Active Directory
2 36 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (11.24%) Hyper-V
4 19 (10.67%) XenApp
4 19 (10.67%) XenDesktop
5 12 (6.74%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (5.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.25%) vSphere
8 3 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.56%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 44 (24.72%) SCCM
2 33 (18.54%) WSUS
3 12 (6.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 10 (5.62%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (4.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 8 (4.49%) SCOrch
6 5 (2.81%) Backup Exec
7 4 (2.25%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.69%) SCOM
9 2 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 156 (87.64%) Microsoft
2 70 (39.33%) VMware
3 41 (23.03%) Citrix
4 24 (13.48%) NetApp
5 19 (10.67%) HP
6 15 (8.43%) Cisco
7 14 (7.87%) Nimble Storage
8 11 (6.18%) Ivanti
9 9 (5.06%) Polycom
10 8 (4.49%) Dell
11 5 (2.81%) Oracle
11 5 (2.81%) Veeam
12 4 (2.25%) EMC
13 3 (1.69%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.69%) Remedy
13 3 (1.69%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.69%) Symantec
14 2 (1.12%) Huawei
14 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
14 2 (1.12%) Sophos