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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 97 76
Rank change year-on-year +35 -21  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 77 47 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.98% 1.97% 3.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.59% 6.99% 9.41%
Number of salaries quoted 74 40 58
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,875 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,150 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.77%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 494 672 659
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 25.53% 28.24% 32.64%
Number of salaries quoted 376 437 519
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.59%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 94 (71.21%) Microsoft
2 86 (65.15%) MCSE
3 71 (53.79%) Windows
4 65 (49.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 62 (46.97%) Active Directory
6 50 (37.88%) MCSA
6 50 (37.88%) VMware
7 43 (32.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 40 (30.30%) Data Centre
9 32 (24.24%) Degree
10 30 (22.73%) SQL
11 29 (21.97%) ITIL
11 29 (21.97%) Windows Server
12 27 (20.45%) SQL Server
12 27 (20.45%) PowerShell
13 25 (18.94%) MCP
14 24 (18.18%) Hyper-V
15 23 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
15 23 (17.42%) C#
16 22 (16.67%) .NET
17 21 (15.91%) Presales
17 21 (15.91%) Root Cause Analysis
18 20 (15.15%) JavaScript
18 20 (15.15%) SCCM
19 19 (14.39%) HTML
19 19 (14.39%) ASP.NET
19 19 (14.39%) CSS
19 19 (14.39%) NetApp
19 19 (14.39%) Office 365
19 19 (14.39%) 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 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 15 (11.36%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.30%) IIS
3 7 (5.30%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.76%) CMS
7 1 (0.76%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.76%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (12.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.55%) Sentinel
2 4 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 65 (49.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (14.39%) Azure Active Directory
2 19 (14.39%) Office 365
3 16 (12.12%) IaaS
4 9 (6.82%) PaaS
5 5 (3.79%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (3.79%) G Suite
6 2 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.52%) SaaS
7 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.76%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.82%) Firewall
2 8 (6.06%) SAN
3 7 (5.30%) Skype
4 5 (3.79%) DHCP
4 5 (3.79%) DNS
4 5 (3.79%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.03%) 802.11
5 4 (3.03%) LAN
5 4 (3.03%) VPN
6 3 (2.27%) PBX
7 2 (1.52%) NaaS
7 2 (1.52%) NAS
7 2 (1.52%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.52%) WAN
7 2 (1.52%) Wireless
8 1 (0.76%) Network Security
8 1 (0.76%) VLAN
8 1 (0.76%) VoIP
8 1 (0.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 18 (13.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 15 (11.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.79%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.52%) DB2
5 2 (1.52%) MySQL
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.52%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (6.82%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (12.88%) Automotive
2 11 (8.33%) Finance
2 11 (8.33%) Retail
3 4 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.27%) Advertising
4 3 (2.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (20.45%) Consultant
2 19 (14.39%) .NET Developer
2 19 (14.39%) Developer
3 15 (11.36%) Architect
4 13 (9.85%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (7.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (6.82%) Storage Engineer
8 8 (6.06%) Analyst
8 8 (6.06%) Azure Consultant
8 8 (6.06%) Cloud Consultant
8 8 (6.06%) SCCM Engineer
9 7 (5.30%) Senior .NET Developer
9 7 (5.30%) Senior Developer
10 6 (4.55%) .NET Software Developer
10 6 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (4.55%) C# Software Developer
10 6 (4.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 6 (4.55%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.67%) .NET
2 19 (14.39%) ASP.NET
2 19 (14.39%) CSS
2 19 (14.39%) HTML
3 12 (9.09%) jQuery
4 4 (3.03%) 802.1X
5 3 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.27%) Middleware
5 3 (2.27%) XML
6 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (30.30%) Data Centre
2 16 (12.12%) Public Cloud
3 13 (9.85%) Private Cloud
4 9 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.82%) Driving Licence
5 7 (5.30%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (3.79%) Blackberry
7 4 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (2.27%) CESG
8 3 (2.27%) Clustering
8 3 (2.27%) Online Games
9 2 (1.52%) PKI
10 1 (0.76%) CCTV
10 1 (0.76%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.76%) Life Science
10 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 71 (53.79%) Windows
2 29 (21.97%) Windows Server
3 19 (14.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (12.88%) Windows 10
4 17 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (9.85%) Windows 7
6 12 (9.09%) Linux
7 9 (6.82%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.03%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.27%) Android
10 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.97%) ITIL
2 23 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (15.91%) Presales
3 21 (15.91%) Root Cause Analysis
4 18 (13.64%) Mentoring
5 15 (11.36%) Scrum
5 15 (11.36%) Time Management
6 14 (10.61%) Line Management
6 14 (10.61%) Project Management
7 13 (9.85%) Integration Testing
8 12 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
9 11 (8.33%) Business Development
10 10 (7.58%) TDD
11 8 (6.06%) Migration
12 7 (5.30%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 6 (4.55%) Software Engineering
14 5 (3.79%) Capacity Management
14 5 (3.79%) Operations Management
14 5 (3.79%) Problem Management
14 5 (3.79%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 30 (22.73%) SQL
2 27 (20.45%) PowerShell
3 23 (17.42%) C#
4 20 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 13 (9.85%) VBScript
6 7 (5.30%) Bash Shell
6 7 (5.30%) VB
7 6 (4.55%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 86 (65.15%) MCSE
2 50 (37.88%) MCSA
3 32 (24.24%) Degree
4 25 (18.94%) MCP
5 17 (12.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (12.12%) Security Cleared
7 15 (11.36%) SC Cleared
8 12 (9.09%) MCITP
9 11 (8.33%) VCAP
9 11 (8.33%) VCDX
10 10 (7.58%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (5.30%) CCNA
11 7 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (3.79%) RHCE
13 4 (3.03%) A+ Certification
13 4 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (3.03%) MCSD
13 4 (3.03%) RHCSA
13 4 (3.03%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.30%) SLA
2 4 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 62 (46.97%) Active Directory
2 43 (32.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.58%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (6.82%) vSphere
6 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.76%) Firmware
8 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.76%) XenApp
8 1 (0.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (15.15%) SCCM
2 18 (13.64%) SCOM
3 11 (8.33%) Backup Exec
4 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (3.79%) ZABBIX
5 4 (3.03%) AirWatch
5 4 (3.03%) SCSM
6 2 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.52%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.52%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.76%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 94 (71.21%) Microsoft
2 50 (37.88%) VMware
3 19 (14.39%) NetApp
4 13 (9.85%) Citrix
5 11 (8.33%) Veeam
6 10 (7.58%) Cisco
7 8 (6.06%) HP
8 7 (5.30%) EMC
9 6 (4.55%) Dell
9 6 (4.55%) SAP
10 5 (3.79%) Google
10 5 (3.79%) New Relic
10 5 (3.79%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.03%) Oracle
11 4 (3.03%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.76%) 3Com
12 1 (0.76%) Apple
12 1 (0.76%) CommVault
12 1 (0.76%) Sage
12 1 (0.76%) Sophos
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, bonus, private medical
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computacenter
Salary: Benefits+Car
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computacenter
Salary: Benefits+Car
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago