Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 97 72 68
Rank change year-on-year -25 -4 +44
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 65 151 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.34% 3.89% 3.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.22% 11.81% 14.51%
Number of salaries quoted 50 82 137
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £28,725 £30,800 £28,100
90th Percentile £70,000 £81,250 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 636 1,279 1,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 22.85% 32.98% 25.99%
Number of salaries quoted 508 700 759
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £24,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £62,750
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,545
% change year-on-year +3.45% +7.29% +1.36%

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 19 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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 62 (95.38%) Active Directory
2 54 (83.08%) Windows
3 49 (75.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 47 (72.31%) Office 365
5 45 (69.23%) MCSE
6 43 (66.15%) Microsoft
7 36 (55.38%) Windows Server
8 32 (49.23%) MCSA
9 30 (46.15%) VMware
10 29 (44.62%) ITIL
11 28 (43.08%) PowerShell
12 25 (38.46%) Project Management
12 25 (38.46%) SCCM
13 22 (33.85%) Microsoft Office
14 21 (32.31%) DNS
14 21 (32.31%) Cisco
14 21 (32.31%) DHCP
15 20 (30.77%) SQL
15 20 (30.77%) Configuration Management
16 17 (26.15%) Citrix
16 17 (26.15%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (24.62%) PaaS
17 16 (24.62%) Skype for Business
17 16 (24.62%) IaaS
17 16 (24.62%) Skype
17 16 (24.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 16 (24.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 15 (23.08%) Clustering
18 15 (23.08%) Veeam
19 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2012

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 16 (24.62%) Skype for Business
2 13 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (33.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Workfront
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 49 (75.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (72.31%) Office 365
3 16 (24.62%) IaaS
3 16 (24.62%) PaaS
4 14 (21.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (18.46%) Azure Functions
5 12 (18.46%) Serverless
6 11 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (12.31%) Azure Machine Learning
8 4 (6.15%) Azure Stack
9 3 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (4.62%) SaaS
10 2 (3.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (3.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (3.08%) Amazon S3
10 2 (3.08%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (3.08%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (3.08%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (32.31%) DHCP
1 21 (32.31%) DNS
2 16 (24.62%) Skype
3 14 (21.54%) SAN
4 13 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (15.38%) Firewall
5 10 (15.38%) LAN
5 10 (15.38%) WAN
6 9 (13.85%) Remote Desktop
7 8 (12.31%) NAS
8 6 (9.23%) Network Security
9 3 (4.62%) WLAN
10 2 (3.08%) Wireless
11 1 (1.54%) Converged Networks
11 1 (1.54%) Internet
11 1 (1.54%) Intranet
11 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
11 1 (1.54%) Unified Communications
11 1 (1.54%) VLAN
11 1 (1.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) Azure SQL Database
1 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (3.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (18.46%) Jenkins
2 10 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.08%) JIRA
3 2 (3.08%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (3.08%) TeamCity
3 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (4.62%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.08%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (15.38%) Analyst
3 8 (12.31%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) IT Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Desktop Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Desktop Support
5 6 (9.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) SCCM Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Senior SCCM Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Technical Leader
8 3 (4.62%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) JSON
2 11 (16.92%) SAML
3 2 (3.08%) .NET
3 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (3.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.08%) Clustering
2 9 (13.85%) Data Centre
3 6 (9.23%) Blackberry
3 6 (9.23%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (9.23%) Smartphone
4 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (4.62%) Driving Licence
6 2 (3.08%) Public Cloud
6 2 (3.08%) Replication
6 2 (3.08%) Wiki
7 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.54%) User Experience
7 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 54 (83.08%) Windows
2 36 (55.38%) Windows Server
3 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (18.46%) Linux
4 12 (18.46%) Windows 7
5 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (12.31%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.62%) Windows 10
8 3 (4.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (44.62%) ITIL
2 25 (38.46%) Project Management
3 20 (30.77%) Configuration Management
4 16 (24.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (18.46%) Line Management
6 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (16.92%) Deployment Automation
7 10 (15.38%) ERP
7 10 (15.38%) Open Source
8 9 (13.85%) DevOps
8 9 (13.85%) Identity Access Management
8 9 (13.85%) Migration
8 9 (13.85%) Presales
8 9 (13.85%) Project Delivery
9 8 (12.31%) Asset Management
9 8 (12.31%) Data Protection
9 8 (12.31%) Machine Learning
9 8 (12.31%) Mentoring
9 8 (12.31%) SDLC
9 8 (12.31%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (43.08%) PowerShell
2 20 (30.77%) SQL
3 8 (12.31%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.08%) C#
4 2 (3.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 45 (69.23%) MCSE
2 32 (49.23%) MCSA
3 16 (24.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 11 (16.92%) MCITP
5 10 (15.38%) MCP
6 7 (10.77%) CCNA
6 7 (10.77%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (10.77%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (10.77%) MCDST
7 3 (4.62%) DBS Check
8 2 (3.08%) AWS Certification
9 1 (1.54%) CEH
9 1 (1.54%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (1.54%) Degree
9 1 (1.54%) MCTS
9 1 (1.54%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) GDPR
1 2 (3.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (95.38%) Active Directory
2 17 (26.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (21.54%) Docker
4 12 (18.46%) Hyper-V
5 9 (13.85%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (13.85%) XenApp
5 9 (13.85%) XenDesktop
6 6 (9.23%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (6.15%) KVM
9 2 (3.08%) vSphere
10 1 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (38.46%) SCCM
2 12 (18.46%) Kubernetes
2 12 (18.46%) NetBackup
2 12 (18.46%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (18.46%) Puppet
3 11 (16.92%) Failover Clustering
4 10 (15.38%) Terraform
5 9 (13.85%) FortiGate
5 9 (13.85%) WSUS
6 8 (12.31%) Ansible
6 8 (12.31%) HP Data Protector
6 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (12.31%) SCOM
7 6 (9.23%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (6.15%) Backup Exec
8 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Mesos
9 2 (3.08%) rkt
Vendors
1 43 (66.15%) Microsoft
2 30 (46.15%) VMware
3 21 (32.31%) Cisco
4 17 (26.15%) Citrix
5 15 (23.08%) Veeam
6 13 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 8 (12.31%) arcserve
7 8 (12.31%) CommVault
7 8 (12.31%) Oracle
8 6 (9.23%) Ivanti
8 6 (9.23%) Remedy
8 6 (9.23%) ServiceNow
9 5 (7.69%) NetApp
9 5 (7.69%) Nimble Storage
10 4 (6.15%) Avaya
10 4 (6.15%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.54%) Apple
11 1 (1.54%) Symantec
11 1 (1.54%) WatchGuard