Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 75 106
Rank change year-on-year +5 +31 -33
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 147 142 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.79% 3.63% 2.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.55% 14.16% 7.96%
Number of salaries quoted 81 134 99
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30,750 £27,800 £24,349
90th Percentile £81,250 £70,000 £54,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%

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 1,273 1,003 1,394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 32.86% 25.65% 29.11%
Number of salaries quoted 702 749 921
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -6.08%
10th Percentile £24,538 £25,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £73,750
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.75% - -

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 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 123 (83.67%) Microsoft
2 101 (68.71%) MCSE
3 81 (55.10%) Windows
4 75 (51.02%) Active Directory
5 59 (40.14%) MCP
6 55 (37.41%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (34.69%) VMware
8 50 (34.01%) Microsoft Office
9 49 (33.33%) SQL
10 48 (32.65%) Office 365
10 48 (32.65%) Windows 10
11 46 (31.29%) Windows 7
11 46 (31.29%) Degree
12 44 (29.93%) SCCM
12 44 (29.93%) SQL Server
13 41 (27.89%) Microsoft Azure
14 40 (27.21%) Data Centre
15 39 (26.53%) PowerShell
15 39 (26.53%) Project Management
16 38 (25.85%) Windows Server
17 37 (25.17%) Security Cleared
18 36 (24.49%) Presales
19 34 (23.13%) Computer Science
20 33 (22.45%) VBScript
21 32 (21.77%) Root Cause Analysis
21 32 (21.77%) Software Engineering
21 32 (21.77%) Computer Science Degree
21 32 (21.77%) Self-Motivation
22 30 (20.41%) Network Security
23 29 (19.73%) Vendor Relationship Management

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 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.72%) IIS
2 4 (2.72%) Umbraco
3 3 (2.04%) CMS
3 3 (2.04%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.36%) Apache
4 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.68%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 50 (34.01%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.36%) BPCS
3 2 (1.36%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (1.36%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 48 (32.65%) Office 365
2 41 (27.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (17.69%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (8.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (6.12%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (6.12%) Amazon EMR
5 9 (6.12%) Amazon Kinesis
5 9 (6.12%) Amazon S3
5 9 (6.12%) Amazon SQS
5 9 (6.12%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (6.12%) Serverless
6 4 (2.72%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (2.04%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.68%) IaaS
8 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (20.41%) Network Security
2 11 (7.48%) DHCP
2 11 (7.48%) DNS
3 9 (6.12%) SAN
4 8 (5.44%) SSL
5 7 (4.76%) Firewall
6 6 (4.08%) LAN
6 6 (4.08%) WAN
7 4 (2.72%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (2.72%) IPsec
7 4 (2.72%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.72%) VoIP
8 1 (0.68%) DMZ
8 1 (0.68%) HTTP
8 1 (0.68%) NAS
8 1 (0.68%) Skype
8 1 (0.68%) VPN
8 1 (0.68%) WebEx
8 1 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (29.93%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
2 14 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
3 13 (8.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (6.12%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (6.12%) Amazon Redshift
4 9 (6.12%) Cosmos DB
4 9 (6.12%) RDBMS
4 9 (6.12%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.72%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.72%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.68%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 16 (10.88%) Visual Studio
2 15 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.68%) Chocolatey
4 1 (0.68%) NUnit
General
1 20 (13.61%) Retail
2 14 (9.52%) Automotive
3 4 (2.72%) Finance
4 3 (2.04%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (25.17%) Architect
2 33 (22.45%) SCCM Engineer
3 25 (17.01%) Developer
4 21 (14.29%) Technical Architect
5 18 (12.24%) Lead Architect
6 17 (11.56%) Senior SCCM Engineer
7 16 (10.88%) Cloud Architect
8 15 (10.20%) .NET Developer
9 12 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (7.48%) Support Engineer
11 9 (6.12%) C# Developer
12 8 (5.44%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 8 (5.44%) Consultant
12 8 (5.44%) Full Stack Developer
12 8 (5.44%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (4.76%) Lead Solutions Architect
14 6 (4.08%) Technical Engineer
14 6 (4.08%) Technical Support
14 6 (4.08%) Technical Support Engineer
15 5 (3.40%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (19.05%) .NET
1 28 (19.05%) ASP.NET
2 17 (11.56%) HTML
3 16 (10.88%) Web Services
4 15 (10.20%) CSS
4 15 (10.20%) jQuery
5 6 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (4.08%) WCF
5 6 (4.08%) WinForms
6 3 (2.04%) Spring
7 2 (1.36%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.36%) RESTful
7 2 (1.36%) Sass
8 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.68%) COM
8 1 (0.68%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.68%) Lambda Expressions
8 1 (0.68%) Node.js
8 1 (0.68%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 40 (27.21%) Data Centre
2 34 (23.13%) Computer Science
3 32 (21.77%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.72%) NHS
6 2 (1.36%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.36%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.36%) Video Editing
7 1 (0.68%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.68%) iPad
7 1 (0.68%) iPhone
7 1 (0.68%) Photography
7 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 81 (55.10%) Windows
2 48 (32.65%) Windows 10
3 46 (31.29%) Windows 7
4 38 (25.85%) Windows Server
5 28 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.44%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.68%) Android
9 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.68%) Linux
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (37.41%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (26.53%) Project Management
3 36 (24.49%) Presales
4 32 (21.77%) Root Cause Analysis
4 32 (21.77%) Software Engineering
5 29 (19.73%) Vendor Relationship Management
6 26 (17.69%) Enterprise Architecture
7 21 (14.29%) Scrum
8 20 (13.61%) ITIL
9 19 (12.93%) Customer Requirements
9 19 (12.93%) Mentoring
10 18 (12.24%) Programme Management
11 17 (11.56%) Server Virtualisation
12 16 (10.88%) TDD
13 14 (9.52%) Time Management
14 13 (8.84%) Data Protection
15 12 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 9 (6.12%) Identity Access Management
16 9 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
17 8 (5.44%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (33.33%) SQL
2 39 (26.53%) PowerShell
3 33 (22.45%) VBScript
4 26 (17.69%) C#
5 18 (12.24%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.08%) Java
6 6 (4.08%) PL/SQL
6 6 (4.08%) Python
6 6 (4.08%) Scala
6 6 (4.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 101 (68.71%) MCSE
2 59 (40.14%) MCP
3 46 (31.29%) Degree
4 37 (25.17%) Security Cleared
5 32 (21.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (12.93%) MCSA
7 11 (7.48%) SC Cleared
8 10 (6.80%) CCNA
8 10 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (6.80%) Citrix Certification
8 10 (6.80%) MCITP
9 8 (5.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (4.08%) MCPD
11 4 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.72%) MCDBA
11 4 (2.72%) MCDST
11 4 (2.72%) OCP
11 4 (2.72%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (1.36%) CISM
12 2 (1.36%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.88%) GDPR
2 7 (4.76%) SLA
3 2 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 75 (51.02%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.04%) Firmware
5 2 (1.36%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.68%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.68%) XenApp
6 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (29.93%) SCCM
2 17 (11.56%) WSUS
3 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.68%) Puppet
4 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 123 (83.67%) Microsoft
2 51 (34.69%) VMware
3 18 (12.24%) Citrix
4 8 (5.44%) Cisco
5 7 (4.76%) NetApp
6 6 (4.08%) Oracle
7 5 (3.40%) CheckPoint
7 5 (3.40%) Nimble Storage
8 4 (2.72%) AppDynamics
8 4 (2.72%) Sage
8 4 (2.72%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.04%) Forcepoint
9 3 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.36%) Dell
10 2 (1.36%) Epicor
10 2 (1.36%) HP
10 2 (1.36%) IFS
10 2 (1.36%) Infor
10 2 (1.36%) SAP
11 1 (0.68%) Apple