Period
to 24 November 2017

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

Microsoft Certification
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 99 72
Rank change year-on-year +31 -27 -28
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 142 121 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.69% 2.55% 3.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.14% 8.60% 12.16%
Number of salaries quoted 121 82 131
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £36,750 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.84% -4.55% -9.41%
10th Percentile £30,000 £21,785 £22,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £52,500 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £38,125 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.93% -6.67% -6.25%

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 1004 1407 1184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 26.06% 29.71% 29.93%
Number of salaries quoted 733 916 952
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% -3.23%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £71,125
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 108 (76.06%) Microsoft
2 105 (73.94%) MCSE
3 87 (61.27%) Windows
4 71 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 71 (50.00%) VMware
5 61 (42.96%) VMware Infrastructure
6 52 (36.62%) MCSA
7 47 (33.10%) Office 365
8 46 (32.39%) ITIL
9 45 (31.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 45 (31.69%) Windows Server
10 42 (29.58%) Microsoft Azure
11 32 (22.54%) SQL Server
12 31 (21.83%) SAN
12 31 (21.83%) PowerShell
13 30 (21.13%) Hyper-V
14 27 (19.01%) Project Management
14 27 (19.01%) Presales
15 26 (18.31%) Citrix
15 26 (18.31%) C#
15 26 (18.31%) MCP
16 25 (17.61%) Degree
17 24 (16.90%) Citrix Certification
18 23 (16.20%) Windows Server 2012
19 22 (15.49%) Windows 10
20 21 (14.79%) Data Centre
20 21 (14.79%) JavaScript
21 20 (14.08%) CSS
21 20 (14.08%) jQuery
21 20 (14.08%) Windows Server 2008

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 (12.68%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.45%) MS Exchange
3 10 (7.04%) IIS
4 9 (6.34%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.11%) Apache
5 3 (2.11%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.41%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (8.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 47 (33.10%) Office 365
2 42 (29.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.63%) npm
4 6 (4.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.52%) G Suite
5 5 (3.52%) IaaS
6 4 (2.82%) PaaS
7 3 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (21.83%) SAN
2 14 (9.86%) Firewall
3 13 (9.15%) Network Security
4 12 (8.45%) LAN
5 11 (7.75%) WAN
6 10 (7.04%) VoIP
7 9 (6.34%) DNS
7 9 (6.34%) IPsec
7 9 (6.34%) SSL
8 8 (5.63%) Intranet
9 6 (4.23%) DHCP
10 5 (3.52%) 802.11
10 5 (3.52%) VPN
11 4 (2.82%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (2.82%) TCP/IP
12 3 (2.11%) NaaS
13 2 (1.41%) Skype
14 1 (0.70%) iSCSI
14 1 (0.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (22.54%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (8.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (9.86%) Visual Studio
2 12 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (5.63%) gulp
4 3 (2.11%) InstallShield
4 3 (2.11%) MSI
5 2 (1.41%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.70%) NuGet
6 1 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (9.86%) Finance
2 13 (9.15%) Retail
3 12 (8.45%) Automotive
4 3 (2.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (19.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (18.31%) Analyst
3 20 (14.08%) Consultant
3 20 (14.08%) Developer
4 18 (12.68%) Architect
5 17 (11.97%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (10.56%) Support Analyst
7 14 (9.86%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 13 (9.15%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 12 (8.45%) .NET Developer
9 12 (8.45%) Lead Architect
10 11 (7.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 9 (6.34%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (5.63%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (5.63%) Lead Developer
12 8 (5.63%) SharePoint Developer
13 6 (4.23%) Desktop Analyst
13 6 (4.23%) Desktop Support
13 6 (4.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 6 (4.23%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.08%) CSS
1 20 (14.08%) jQuery
2 15 (10.56%) .NET
3 12 (8.45%) ASP.NET
3 12 (8.45%) HTML
4 8 (5.63%) AngularJS
4 8 (5.63%) KnockoutJS
4 8 (5.63%) LESS
4 8 (5.63%) REST
4 8 (5.63%) Sass
5 5 (3.52%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.41%) JSON
6 2 (1.41%) XML
7 1 (0.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.79%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.34%) Driving Licence
3 7 (4.93%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (4.23%) Replication
5 4 (2.82%) Clustering
6 3 (2.11%) Handset
6 3 (2.11%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.11%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.41%) FMCG
7 2 (1.41%) PKI
7 2 (1.41%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.70%) AS400
8 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.70%) iPad
8 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 87 (61.27%) Windows
2 45 (31.69%) Windows Server
3 23 (16.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (15.49%) Windows 10
5 20 (14.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (12.68%) Linux
7 17 (11.97%) Windows 7
8 16 (11.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.52%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.52%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.82%) CentOS
11 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.70%) Android
12 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.70%) HPUX
12 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (32.39%) ITIL
2 27 (19.01%) Presales
2 27 (19.01%) Project Management
3 17 (11.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (11.97%) Time Management
3 17 (11.97%) Translating Business Requirements
4 16 (11.27%) Customer Engagement
5 13 (9.15%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (9.15%) Mentoring
5 13 (9.15%) TDD
6 12 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (8.45%) Business Continuity
6 12 (8.45%) Business Continuity Planning
6 12 (8.45%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (8.45%) PRINCE2
6 12 (8.45%) Scrum
7 10 (7.04%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (6.34%) BCP
8 9 (6.34%) Network Design
8 9 (6.34%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 31 (21.83%) PowerShell
2 26 (18.31%) C#
3 21 (14.79%) JavaScript
4 18 (12.68%) SQL
5 13 (9.15%) Bash Shell
5 13 (9.15%) VBScript
6 8 (5.63%) TypeScript
7 5 (3.52%) VB
8 3 (2.11%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 105 (73.94%) MCSE
2 52 (36.62%) MCSA
3 45 (31.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 26 (18.31%) MCP
5 25 (17.61%) Degree
6 24 (16.90%) Citrix Certification
7 19 (13.38%) MCITP
8 18 (12.68%) CCNA
8 18 (12.68%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (11.97%) Security Cleared
10 12 (8.45%) MCSD
11 10 (7.04%) CCA
12 5 (3.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (3.52%) Master's Degree
12 5 (3.52%) SC Cleared
12 5 (3.52%) VCP4
13 4 (2.82%) MCDST
13 4 (2.82%) VCAP
13 4 (2.82%) VCDX
14 2 (1.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.34%) COBIT
1 9 (6.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.63%) SLA
System Software
1 71 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 61 (42.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (21.13%) Hyper-V
4 19 (13.38%) vSphere
5 17 (11.97%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (7.75%) XenApp
7 6 (4.23%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (11.27%) SCCM
2 12 (8.45%) Backup Exec
3 9 (6.34%) SCOM
4 8 (5.63%) vCenter Server
5 6 (4.23%) WSUS
6 5 (3.52%) AirWatch
6 5 (3.52%) MOM
7 2 (1.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.41%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.41%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.70%) Ansible
8 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.70%) Puppet
8 1 (0.70%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.70%) SCSM
8 1 (0.70%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 108 (76.06%) Microsoft
2 71 (50.00%) VMware
3 26 (18.31%) Citrix
4 16 (11.27%) NetApp
5 15 (10.56%) Veeam
6 12 (8.45%) Cisco
7 10 (7.04%) HP
8 9 (6.34%) Juniper
9 7 (4.93%) Dell
10 5 (3.52%) EMC
10 5 (3.52%) Google
10 5 (3.52%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.82%) Sophos
12 3 (2.11%) AppSense
12 3 (2.11%) SAP
12 3 (2.11%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.41%) 3PAR
14 1 (0.70%) LANDesk
14 1 (0.70%) Lotus
14 1 (0.70%) Remedy