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

Microsoft Certification
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 80 88
Rank change year-on-year +28 +8 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 155 115 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.84% 3.10% 2.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.21% 11.40% 10.61%
Number of salaries quoted 80 99 73
Birmingham median annual salary £43,250 £40,000 £43,124
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.13% -7.24% +7.81%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,700 £26,350
90th Percentile £87,500 £68,750 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -12.50%

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 956 1,009 1,046
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 29.84% 27.17% 26.46%
Number of salaries quoted 543 613 697
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.25% - -

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 March 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 March 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.

1 133 (85.81%) MCSE
2 124 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 111 (71.61%) Active Directory
4 110 (70.97%) Windows
5 93 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 91 (58.71%) Office 365
7 82 (52.90%) Windows Server
8 79 (50.97%) VMware
9 71 (45.81%) Project Management
10 63 (40.65%) MCSA
11 62 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
12 61 (39.35%) GDPR
13 54 (34.84%) Data Protection
14 53 (34.19%) SCCM
14 53 (34.19%) SQL
15 52 (33.55%) Windows Server 2012
15 52 (33.55%) Data Centre
16 49 (31.61%) Presales
17 48 (30.97%) MCP
18 46 (29.68%) Amazon AWS
18 46 (29.68%) Network Security
19 45 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
20 44 (28.39%) Enterprise Architecture
21 43 (27.74%) ITIL
22 42 (27.10%) Vendor Relationship Management
23 40 (25.81%) Citrix
23 40 (25.81%) Security Cleared
24 39 (25.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 39 (25.16%) Windows 7
25 38 (24.52%) WSUS

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 18 (11.61%) Skype for Business
2 8 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (3.87%) Apache
3 6 (3.87%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.94%) CMS
4 3 (1.94%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.94%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 62 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.58%) Workfront
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 93 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (58.71%) Office 365
3 46 (29.68%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (18.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (12.90%) Serverless
6 19 (12.26%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (12.26%) Amazon EMR
6 19 (12.26%) Amazon Kinesis
6 19 (12.26%) Amazon S3
6 19 (12.26%) Amazon SQS
6 19 (12.26%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (8.39%) IaaS
8 11 (7.10%) PaaS
9 6 (3.87%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.94%) SaaS
11 1 (0.65%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.65%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 46 (29.68%) Network Security
2 30 (19.35%) DHCP
2 30 (19.35%) DNS
3 21 (13.55%) SAN
4 18 (11.61%) Skype
5 12 (7.74%) Firewall
5 12 (7.74%) LAN
5 12 (7.74%) WAN
6 9 (5.81%) VLAN
6 9 (5.81%) VPN
7 8 (5.16%) BGP
7 8 (5.16%) OSPF
7 8 (5.16%) RIP
7 8 (5.16%) Wireless
8 7 (4.52%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (4.52%) VoIP
9 6 (3.87%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (3.87%) NAS
10 1 (0.65%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (12.26%) Amazon RDS
2 19 (12.26%) Amazon Redshift
2 19 (12.26%) Cosmos DB
2 19 (12.26%) RDBMS
2 19 (12.26%) Relational Database
3 15 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.87%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (3.23%) DB2
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (2.58%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (4.52%) Retail
2 4 (2.58%) Finance
3 1 (0.65%) Automotive
3 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (37.42%) Architect
2 34 (21.94%) Technical Architect
3 31 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (13.55%) Cloud Architect
4 21 (13.55%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 21 (13.55%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (12.26%) Lead Architect
6 18 (11.61%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 18 (11.61%) SCCM Engineer
6 18 (11.61%) Senior SCCM Engineer
7 14 (9.03%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (5.81%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (5.16%) Analyst
9 8 (5.16%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 8 (5.16%) Team Leader
10 7 (4.52%) IT Engineer
10 7 (4.52%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.87%) Developer
11 6 (3.87%) Network Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.87%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.13%) .NET
2 20 (12.90%) Web Services
3 19 (12.26%) ASP.NET
4 17 (10.97%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (3.87%) SAML
5 6 (3.87%) Spring
6 3 (1.94%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.94%) RESTful
6 3 (1.94%) Sass
7 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.65%) CSS
7 1 (0.65%) HTML
7 1 (0.65%) jQuery
7 1 (0.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 52 (33.55%) Data Centre
2 17 (10.97%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (7.10%) Clustering
4 7 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.52%) Private Cloud
4 7 (4.52%) Replication
5 6 (3.87%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.58%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.94%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.94%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.29%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 110 (70.97%) Windows
2 82 (52.90%) Windows Server
3 52 (33.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (25.16%) Windows 7
6 24 (15.48%) Windows 10
7 21 (13.55%) Windows 8
8 15 (9.68%) Linux
9 3 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.65%) CentOS
10 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (45.81%) Project Management
2 54 (34.84%) Data Protection
3 49 (31.61%) Presales
4 44 (28.39%) Enterprise Architecture
5 43 (27.74%) ITIL
6 42 (27.10%) Vendor Relationship Management
7 31 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 27 (17.42%) Customer Requirements
8 27 (17.42%) Server Virtualisation
9 25 (16.13%) Identity Access Management
10 24 (15.48%) Thought Leadership
11 23 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (13.55%) Programme Management
13 18 (11.61%) Root Cause Analysis
14 16 (10.32%) Computer Science
14 16 (10.32%) Line Management
15 15 (9.68%) Software Engineering
15 15 (9.68%) Time Management
16 8 (5.16%) Configuration Management
16 8 (5.16%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (34.19%) SQL
2 31 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 18 (11.61%) VBScript
4 17 (10.97%) Java
4 17 (10.97%) PL/SQL
4 17 (10.97%) Python
4 17 (10.97%) Scala
4 17 (10.97%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.23%) C#
6 4 (2.58%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.58%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 133 (85.81%) MCSE
2 63 (40.65%) MCSA
3 48 (30.97%) MCP
4 40 (25.81%) Security Cleared
5 39 (25.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 22 (14.19%) Degree
7 17 (10.97%) MCITP
8 16 (10.32%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (5.16%) CCNA
11 6 (3.87%) CISM
11 6 (3.87%) CISSP
12 5 (3.23%) RHCA
12 5 (3.23%) RHCE
12 5 (3.23%) RHCSA
13 3 (1.94%) CCNP
13 3 (1.94%) MCDST
13 3 (1.94%) MCTS
14 2 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (39.35%) GDPR
2 6 (3.87%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 111 (71.61%) Active Directory
2 34 (21.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (11.61%) Hyper-V
4 16 (10.32%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (9.68%) XenApp
5 15 (9.68%) XenDesktop
6 7 (4.52%) vSphere
7 6 (3.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.94%) KVM
10 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 53 (34.19%) SCCM
2 38 (24.52%) WSUS
3 13 (8.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 9 (5.81%) Backup Exec
5 8 (5.16%) Failover Clustering
5 8 (5.16%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (5.16%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (3.87%) FortiGate
6 6 (3.87%) SCOM
6 6 (3.87%) SCOrch
7 4 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (2.58%) Puppet
8 3 (1.94%) Ansible
9 2 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 124 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 79 (50.97%) VMware
3 40 (25.81%) Citrix
4 28 (18.06%) Cisco
5 23 (14.84%) NetApp
6 16 (10.32%) HP
7 15 (9.68%) Nimble Storage
8 12 (7.74%) Ivanti
8 12 (7.74%) Veeam
9 10 (6.45%) CheckPoint
10 9 (5.81%) SolarWinds
11 8 (5.16%) Dell
12 6 (3.87%) Oracle
12 6 (3.87%) Polycom
12 6 (3.87%) Remedy
12 6 (3.87%) ServiceNow
13 5 (3.23%) EMC
14 4 (2.58%) Symantec
15 3 (1.94%) Fortinet
15 3 (1.94%) Red Hat