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 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 73 73 61
Rank change year-on-year 0 -12  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 55 65 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.01% 2.78% 3.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.17% 10.67% 11.07%
Number of salaries quoted 36 61 56
Median salary £40,250 £42,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.16% -11.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  

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 452 609 533
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 24.73% 26.00% 31.08%
Number of salaries quoted 310 430 419
Median salary £43,750 £42,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% -11.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Birmingham

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 78 (69.64%) MCSE
2 76 (67.86%) Microsoft
3 47 (41.96%) Windows
3 47 (41.96%) MS Excel
4 43 (38.39%) Degree
5 39 (34.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 37 (33.04%) VMware
7 34 (30.36%) Project Management
8 33 (29.46%) Data Centre
8 33 (29.46%) Presales
9 31 (27.68%) Active Directory
9 31 (27.68%) VMware Infrastructure
10 30 (26.79%) MCP
11 28 (25.00%) Line Management
12 26 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (22.32%) Time Management
14 23 (20.54%) SQL Server
15 21 (18.75%) C#
15 21 (18.75%) JavaScript
15 21 (18.75%) .NET
16 20 (17.86%) HTML
16 20 (17.86%) ASP.NET
16 20 (17.86%) CSS
16 20 (17.86%) MCSA
16 20 (17.86%) Automotive
16 20 (17.86%) Public Cloud
16 20 (17.86%) Customer Requirements
17 19 (16.96%) Windows Server
17 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (16.96%) Scrum

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 18 (16.07%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.04%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (4.46%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 47 (41.96%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.36%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.89%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 39 (34.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (16.96%) Office 365
3 3 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.79%) IaaS
5 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.89%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.50%) SAN
2 12 (10.71%) Firewall
3 9 (8.04%) LAN
3 9 (8.04%) Skype
3 9 (8.04%) WAN
4 6 (5.36%) VLAN
5 5 (4.46%) DHCP
5 5 (4.46%) DNS
5 5 (4.46%) NAS
5 5 (4.46%) Wireless
6 4 (3.57%) Network Security
6 4 (3.57%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.68%) BGP
7 3 (2.68%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (2.68%) OSPF
7 3 (2.68%) RIP
7 3 (2.68%) Unified Communications
7 3 (2.68%) VPN
8 2 (1.79%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.79%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.54%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.07%) SQL Server 2012
2 18 (16.07%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.79%) DB2
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (8.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (17.86%) Automotive
2 11 (9.82%) Finance
3 10 (8.93%) Retail
4 3 (2.68%) Games
5 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (32.14%) Architect
2 20 (17.86%) .NET Developer
2 20 (17.86%) Developer
3 18 (16.07%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (8.04%) Consultant
4 9 (8.04%) Senior .NET Developer
4 9 (8.04%) Senior Developer
5 8 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 8 (7.14%) Lead Architect
5 8 (7.14%) Technical Architect
6 7 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
6 7 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
6 7 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (5.36%) IT Manager
8 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.75%) .NET
2 20 (17.86%) ASP.NET
2 20 (17.86%) CSS
2 20 (17.86%) HTML
3 11 (9.82%) jQuery
4 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.89%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.89%) Middleware
5 1 (0.89%) WinForms
5 1 (0.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (29.46%) Data Centre
2 20 (17.86%) Public Cloud
3 9 (8.04%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.25%) Private Cloud
5 6 (5.36%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.68%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.68%) FMCG
6 3 (2.68%) Online Games
6 3 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.79%) Clustering
7 2 (1.79%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.89%) CCTV
8 1 (0.89%) CESG
8 1 (0.89%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.89%) Life Science
8 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (41.96%) Windows
2 19 (16.96%) Windows Server
2 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (11.61%) Windows 7
5 11 (9.82%) Linux
5 11 (9.82%) Windows 10
6 6 (5.36%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.68%) Unix
7 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.79%) Android
8 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.36%) Project Management
2 33 (29.46%) Presales
3 28 (25.00%) Line Management
4 26 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (22.32%) Time Management
6 20 (17.86%) Customer Requirements
7 19 (16.96%) Scrum
8 18 (16.07%) Mentoring
9 17 (15.18%) Business Development
10 15 (13.39%) ITIL
11 13 (11.61%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (8.93%) TDD
13 7 (6.25%) Software Engineering
14 6 (5.36%) Migration
14 6 (5.36%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 5 (4.46%) Operations Management
15 5 (4.46%) Service Management
16 4 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
16 4 (3.57%) PRINCE2
17 3 (2.68%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.75%) C#
1 21 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 16 (14.29%) SQL
3 12 (10.71%) PowerShell
4 8 (7.14%) VBScript
5 3 (2.68%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.89%) VB
7 1 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 78 (69.64%) MCSE
2 43 (38.39%) Degree
3 30 (26.79%) MCP
4 20 (17.86%) MCSA
5 17 (15.18%) VCAP
5 17 (15.18%) VCDX
6 15 (13.39%) Security Cleared
7 14 (12.50%) SC Cleared
8 12 (10.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (8.93%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (4.46%) CCNA
11 5 (4.46%) RHCE
12 4 (3.57%) RHCA
12 4 (3.57%) RHCSA
13 3 (2.68%) A+ Certification
13 3 (2.68%) DBS Check
13 3 (2.68%) MCITP
13 3 (2.68%) NCDA
13 3 (2.68%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 31 (27.68%) Active Directory
1 31 (27.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (11.61%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.46%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (3.57%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.79%) vSphere
5 2 (1.79%) XenApp
6 1 (0.89%) Firmware
6 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (8.93%) SCCM
2 5 (4.46%) ZABBIX
3 3 (2.68%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.68%) SCOM
4 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.79%) WSUS
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.89%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 76 (67.86%) Microsoft
2 37 (33.04%) VMware
3 18 (16.07%) Cisco
4 11 (9.82%) Citrix
5 8 (7.14%) NetApp
6 7 (6.25%) HP
7 6 (5.36%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.46%) New Relic
9 4 (3.57%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.68%) Veeam
11 2 (1.79%) Dell
11 2 (1.79%) Oracle
12 1 (0.89%) 3Com
12 1 (0.89%) Apple
12 1 (0.89%) CommVault
12 1 (0.89%) EMC
12 1 (0.89%) IBM
12 1 (0.89%) NETGEAR
12 1 (0.89%) Remedy
12 1 (0.89%) Sophos
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