Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 69 117
Rank change year-on-year +12 +48 -44
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 162 153 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.43% 4.01% 2.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.66% 15.74% 7.56%
Number of salaries quoted 99 134 82
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.00% -4.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,825 £21,785
90th Percentile £86,500 £70,000 £52,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% +17.65% -9.33%

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 1,186 972 1,455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 32.41% 25.49% 30.02%
Number of salaries quoted 686 716 963
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 £22,100
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £72,500
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% -

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 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 141 (87.04%) Microsoft
2 119 (73.46%) MCSE
3 90 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 88 (54.32%) Windows
5 72 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 67 (41.36%) Office 365
7 59 (36.42%) VMware
8 58 (35.80%) Microsoft Office
9 56 (34.57%) SQL
10 53 (32.72%) Project Management
10 53 (32.72%) Presales
11 52 (32.10%) MCP
12 50 (30.86%) Windows Server
13 47 (29.01%) Vendor Relationship Management
13 47 (29.01%) Network Security
13 47 (29.01%) Security Cleared
14 46 (28.40%) Amazon AWS
15 43 (26.54%) Agile Software Development
16 41 (25.31%) Enterprise Architecture
16 41 (25.31%) Windows 7
16 41 (25.31%) SQL Server
16 41 (25.31%) Data Centre
17 40 (24.69%) Windows 10
17 40 (24.69%) .NET
17 40 (24.69%) SCCM
18 39 (24.07%) MCSA
18 39 (24.07%) Windows Server 2012
19 36 (22.22%) ASP.NET
19 36 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
20 32 (19.75%) Degree

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 6 (3.70%) Umbraco
2 5 (3.09%) CMS
3 4 (2.47%) Apache
3 4 (2.47%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.85%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.62%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.62%) IIS
6 1 (0.62%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 58 (35.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.62%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 72 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (41.36%) Office 365
3 46 (28.40%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (14.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (13.58%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (13.58%) Amazon EMR
5 22 (13.58%) Amazon Kinesis
5 22 (13.58%) Amazon S3
5 22 (13.58%) Amazon SQS
5 22 (13.58%) AWS Lambda
5 22 (13.58%) Serverless
6 4 (2.47%) IaaS
7 2 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (29.01%) Network Security
2 16 (9.88%) DHCP
2 16 (9.88%) DNS
3 10 (6.17%) SAN
4 7 (4.32%) Firewall
4 7 (4.32%) LAN
4 7 (4.32%) WAN
5 4 (2.47%) Skype
5 4 (2.47%) VoIP
5 4 (2.47%) VPN
5 4 (2.47%) Wireless
6 3 (1.85%) BGP
6 3 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (1.85%) OSPF
6 3 (1.85%) RIP
6 3 (1.85%) SSL
6 3 (1.85%) VLAN
7 2 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.23%) IPsec
7 2 (1.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (25.31%) SQL Server
2 22 (13.58%) Amazon RDS
2 22 (13.58%) Amazon Redshift
2 22 (13.58%) Cosmos DB
2 22 (13.58%) RDBMS
2 22 (13.58%) Relational Database
3 14 (8.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (2.47%) DB2
6 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.62%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 14 (8.64%) Visual Studio
2 13 (8.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.09%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.09%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.62%) NUnit
General
1 16 (9.88%) Retail
2 12 (7.41%) Automotive
3 3 (1.85%) Finance
4 1 (0.62%) Games
Job Titles
1 56 (34.57%) Architect
2 29 (17.90%) Technical Architect
3 26 (16.05%) Developer
4 25 (15.43%) Cloud Architect
4 25 (15.43%) Lead Architect
5 23 (14.20%) SCCM Engineer
6 21 (12.96%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 21 (12.96%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (11.11%) Senior SCCM Engineer
8 17 (10.49%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 15 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (8.02%) .NET Developer
10 13 (8.02%) C# Developer
11 12 (7.41%) Full Stack Developer
12 10 (6.17%) Support Engineer
12 10 (6.17%) Technical Leader
13 7 (4.32%) Consultant
13 7 (4.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 5 (3.09%) Analyst
15 4 (2.47%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (24.69%) .NET
2 36 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 31 (19.14%) Web Services
4 15 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web API
4 15 (9.26%) HTML
5 13 (8.02%) CSS
5 13 (8.02%) jQuery
6 8 (4.94%) WCF
6 8 (4.94%) WinForms
7 5 (3.09%) Spring
8 4 (2.47%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.47%) RESTful
8 4 (2.47%) Sass
9 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.62%) COM
9 1 (0.62%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (0.62%) Lambda Expressions
9 1 (0.62%) Node.js
9 1 (0.62%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 41 (25.31%) Data Centre
2 22 (13.58%) Computer Science
2 22 (13.58%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.32%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.47%) NHS
5 4 (2.47%) Replication
6 3 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.23%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.23%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.62%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.62%) iPad
8 1 (0.62%) iPhone
8 1 (0.62%) Photography
8 1 (0.62%) PKI
8 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 88 (54.32%) Windows
2 50 (30.86%) Windows Server
3 41 (25.31%) Windows 7
4 40 (24.69%) Windows 10
5 39 (24.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (8.02%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.62%) Android
9 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.62%) Linux
9 1 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (32.72%) Presales
1 53 (32.72%) Project Management
2 47 (29.01%) Vendor Relationship Management
3 43 (26.54%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (25.31%) Enterprise Architecture
5 26 (16.05%) Customer Requirements
5 26 (16.05%) ITIL
6 25 (15.43%) Data Protection
7 23 (14.20%) Server Virtualisation
8 22 (13.58%) Identity Access Management
8 22 (13.58%) Root Cause Analysis
8 22 (13.58%) Software Engineering
9 21 (12.96%) Scrum
10 20 (12.35%) Programme Management
11 19 (11.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 17 (10.49%) Time Management
13 14 (8.64%) TDD
14 13 (8.02%) Mentoring
15 8 (4.94%) Front End Development
16 7 (4.32%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (34.57%) SQL
2 28 (17.28%) C#
3 24 (14.81%) PowerShell
4 23 (14.20%) VBScript
5 17 (10.49%) JavaScript
6 15 (9.26%) Java
6 15 (9.26%) PL/SQL
6 15 (9.26%) Python
6 15 (9.26%) Scala
6 15 (9.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 119 (73.46%) MCSE
2 52 (32.10%) MCP
3 47 (29.01%) Security Cleared
4 39 (24.07%) MCSA
5 32 (19.75%) Degree
6 25 (15.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 22 (13.58%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (6.79%) MCITP
9 9 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (4.94%) CCNA
10 8 (4.94%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (4.94%) MCPD
11 6 (3.70%) SC Cleared
12 5 (3.09%) CISM
12 5 (3.09%) CISSP
12 5 (3.09%) RHCA
13 4 (2.47%) MCDST
13 4 (2.47%) RHCE
13 4 (2.47%) RHCSA
14 2 (1.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (16.05%) GDPR
2 5 (3.09%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.62%) GPG13
System Software
1 90 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 24 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.17%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (4.94%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.32%) XenApp
5 7 (4.32%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.47%) vSphere
8 3 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.62%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 40 (24.69%) SCCM
2 24 (14.81%) WSUS
3 7 (4.32%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (2.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (2.47%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.62%) SCOM
Vendors
1 141 (87.04%) Microsoft
2 59 (36.42%) VMware
3 27 (16.67%) Citrix
4 12 (7.41%) NetApp
5 10 (6.17%) Nimble Storage
6 9 (5.56%) Cisco
7 7 (4.32%) HP
8 5 (3.09%) Ivanti
8 5 (3.09%) Veeam
9 4 (2.47%) Dell
9 4 (2.47%) Oracle
10 3 (1.85%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.85%) Polycom
11 2 (1.23%) Sophos
12 1 (0.62%) Apple
12 1 (0.62%) Avaya
12 1 (0.62%) ConnectWise
12 1 (0.62%) Juniper
12 1 (0.62%) Remedy
12 1 (0.62%) ServiceNow