Period
to 21 January 2020

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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 100 52 77
Rank change year-on-year -48 +25 +16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 55 174 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.11% 5.31% 3.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.96% 16.68% 14.33%
Number of salaries quoted 52 103 106
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,875
90th Percentile £76,250 £86,750 £68,125
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,875
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.89% +11.07%

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 552 1,043 907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 21.18% 31.82% 25.17%
Number of salaries quoted 493 584 615
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £49,083 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.87% +18.27% -2.35%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £43,715 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.66% +9.29% -

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 21 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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 48 (87.27%) Microsoft
2 35 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 35 (63.64%) MCSE
3 32 (58.18%) Azure
4 30 (54.55%) Windows
5 24 (43.64%) Office 365
6 21 (38.18%) MCSA
6 21 (38.18%) ITIL
7 19 (34.55%) Windows Server
8 15 (27.27%) DevOps
9 14 (25.45%) PowerShell
9 14 (25.45%) DNS
10 13 (23.64%) DHCP
10 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Office
11 12 (21.82%) LAN
11 12 (21.82%) WAN
12 11 (20.00%) VPN
12 11 (20.00%) Cisco
12 11 (20.00%) Hyper-V
12 11 (20.00%) Docker
13 10 (18.18%) Windows 8
13 10 (18.18%) AWS
13 10 (18.18%) Firewall
13 10 (18.18%) Citrix
13 10 (18.18%) MS Exchange
13 10 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 9 (16.36%) SQL
14 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
15 8 (14.55%) Change Management
15 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development

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 10 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.45%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (5.45%) IIS
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Workfront
2 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 32 (58.18%) Azure
2 24 (43.64%) Office 365
3 10 (18.18%) AWS
4 8 (14.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (14.55%) IaaS
5 7 (12.73%) PaaS
6 6 (10.91%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (10.91%) Serverless
7 5 (9.09%) Azure Functions
7 5 (9.09%) SaaS
8 4 (7.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (5.45%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (3.64%) Amazon Cognito
10 2 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (3.64%) Amazon S3
10 2 (3.64%) AWS CodeBuild
10 2 (3.64%) AWS CodeDeploy
10 2 (3.64%) AWS CodePipeline
10 2 (3.64%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.45%) DNS
2 13 (23.64%) DHCP
3 12 (21.82%) LAN
3 12 (21.82%) WAN
4 11 (20.00%) VPN
5 10 (18.18%) Firewall
6 7 (12.73%) TCP/IP
7 6 (10.91%) Wireless
8 5 (9.09%) BGP
8 5 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (9.09%) HSRP
8 5 (9.09%) IPsec
8 5 (9.09%) OSPF
8 5 (9.09%) VLAN
8 5 (9.09%) VRRP
9 3 (5.45%) SAN
9 3 (5.45%) WLAN
10 2 (3.64%) PBX
10 2 (3.64%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (3.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) Cosmos DB
3 3 (5.45%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (3.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.82%) Big Data
5 1 (1.82%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.82%) Power BI
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (10.91%) Visual Studio
3 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.45%) JIRA
4 3 (5.45%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (5.45%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (9.09%) Public Sector
2 4 (7.27%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Consultant
2 8 (14.55%) Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Support Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 6 (10.91%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
4 6 (10.91%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (10.91%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Technical Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Technical Support
4 6 (10.91%) Technical Support Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Network Systems Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) .NET Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) JSON
2 4 (7.27%) .NET
2 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (3.64%) SAML
4 2 (3.64%) Web Services
5 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (1.82%) CSS
5 1 (1.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Data Centre
1 8 (14.55%) Driving Licence
2 7 (12.73%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.45%) Cloud Native
4 3 (5.45%) Replication
4 3 (5.45%) Wiki
5 2 (3.64%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (54.55%) Windows
2 19 (34.55%) Windows Server
3 10 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 8 (14.55%) Windows 10
5 7 (12.73%) Windows 7
6 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (7.27%) Linux
9 3 (5.45%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.82%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) ITIL
2 15 (27.27%) DevOps
3 10 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (14.55%) Change Management
5 7 (12.73%) Capacity Management
5 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
5 7 (12.73%) Mentoring
6 6 (10.91%) Data Management
6 6 (10.91%) Migration
6 6 (10.91%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (9.09%) Innovative Thinking
7 5 (9.09%) Presales
7 5 (9.09%) Service Management
8 4 (7.27%) Analytics
8 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure as Code
8 4 (7.27%) Problem Management
8 4 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (7.27%) Project Management
9 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.45%) PowerShell
2 9 (16.36%) SQL
3 5 (9.09%) C#
4 4 (7.27%) Python
4 4 (7.27%) VBScript
5 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.64%) Go
6 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.82%) KiXtart
7 1 (1.82%) X++
Qualifications
1 35 (63.64%) MCSE
2 21 (38.18%) MCSA
3 7 (12.73%) MCP
4 5 (9.09%) CCNA
4 5 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.45%) AWS Certification
5 3 (5.45%) DBS Check
5 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.64%) CCNP
6 2 (3.64%) CISSP
6 2 (3.64%) MCITP
7 1 (1.82%) CCA
7 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.82%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.64%) NIST
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.00%) Docker
2 11 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (14.55%) XenApp
4 6 (10.91%) XenDesktop
5 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) SCCM
2 7 (12.73%) Ansible
2 7 (12.73%) Kubernetes
3 5 (9.09%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (9.09%) Terraform
4 4 (7.27%) Backup Exec
5 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (5.45%) NetBackup
5 3 (5.45%) WSUS
6 2 (3.64%) Mesos
6 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.64%) Puppet
6 2 (3.64%) rkt
6 2 (3.64%) SCOM
7 1 (1.82%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (1.82%) Nagios
7 1 (1.82%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 48 (87.27%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.00%) Cisco
3 10 (18.18%) Citrix
4 5 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 5 (9.09%) Forcepoint
4 5 (9.09%) Huawei
4 5 (9.09%) ServiceNow
4 5 (9.09%) VMware
5 4 (7.27%) Remedy
6 3 (5.45%) Ivanti
6 3 (5.45%) Oracle
7 1 (1.82%) arcserve
7 1 (1.82%) CommVault
7 1 (1.82%) McAfee
7 1 (1.82%) NetApp
7 1 (1.82%) Rockwell
7 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.82%) Sophos
7 1 (1.82%) Synology
7 1 (1.82%) Veeam