Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 95 76
Rank change year-on-year +13 -19 -29
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 113 113 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.08% 2.72% 3.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.16% 9.98% 12.39%
Number of salaries quoted 97 74 153
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £43,124 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.24% +7.81% -18.37%
10th Percentile £32,650 £26,650 £31,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £59,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
% 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 929 1,132 1,065
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.33% 27.28% 25.93%
Number of salaries quoted 595 752 816
Birmingham median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,600 £65,000 £69,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year - -0.62% +0.63%

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 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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 91 (80.53%) Microsoft
2 83 (73.45%) MCSE
3 73 (64.60%) Windows
4 55 (48.67%) VMware
5 48 (42.48%) Active Directory
6 42 (37.17%) SAN
6 42 (37.17%) Office 365
7 41 (36.28%) VMware Infrastructure
8 36 (31.86%) ITIL
9 33 (29.20%) Windows Server
10 31 (27.43%) SQL Server
11 30 (26.55%) MCP
12 27 (23.89%) Citrix Certification
12 27 (23.89%) Citrix
12 27 (23.89%) Hyper-V
13 26 (23.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 25 (22.12%) Windows Server 2012
15 24 (21.24%) MCSA
16 22 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (19.47%) Windows 10
17 21 (18.58%) Project Management
17 21 (18.58%) SQL
18 20 (17.70%) PowerShell
19 19 (16.81%) Microsoft Azure
19 19 (16.81%) Microsoft Office
20 18 (15.93%) Firewall
20 18 (15.93%) Windows 7
21 17 (15.04%) XenApp
21 17 (15.04%) CCA
22 16 (14.16%) Finance

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 12 (10.62%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.31%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.42%) IIS
4 3 (2.65%) Apache
4 3 (2.65%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.65%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (16.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.77%) BPCS
2 2 (1.77%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (1.77%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 42 (37.17%) Office 365
2 19 (16.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.54%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.65%) IaaS
6 2 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (37.17%) SAN
2 18 (15.93%) Firewall
3 12 (10.62%) LAN
3 12 (10.62%) WAN
4 11 (9.73%) SSL
5 10 (8.85%) IPsec
5 10 (8.85%) Network Security
6 9 (7.96%) VoIP
7 5 (4.42%) DNS
8 4 (3.54%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.77%) NAS
10 1 (0.88%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.88%) NaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (27.43%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (7.96%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.88%) Power BI
6 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (9.73%) Visual Studio
2 9 (7.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.77%) Chocolatey
3 2 (1.77%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.88%) NuGet
4 1 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (14.16%) Finance
2 10 (8.85%) Retail
3 9 (7.96%) Automotive
4 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Advertising
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (21.24%) Consultant
2 19 (16.81%) Analyst
3 18 (15.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (15.04%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 13 (11.50%) Support Analyst
6 12 (10.62%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (9.73%) Architect
8 10 (8.85%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 9 (7.96%) .NET Developer
9 9 (7.96%) Developer
9 9 (7.96%) SCCM Engineer
10 8 (7.08%) Lead Architect
11 7 (6.19%) Office 365 Specialist
12 6 (5.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 6 (5.31%) Technical Engineer
13 5 (4.42%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 5 (4.42%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
13 5 (4.42%) Technical Specialist
14 4 (3.54%) Senior Technical Engineer
14 4 (3.54%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.62%) .NET
2 11 (9.73%) ASP.NET
3 9 (7.96%) CSS
3 9 (7.96%) HTML
3 9 (7.96%) jQuery
4 2 (1.77%) JSON
4 2 (1.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.16%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.85%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.08%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.54%) Clustering
4 4 (3.54%) PKI
4 4 (3.54%) Replication
5 3 (2.65%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.65%) Handset
5 3 (2.65%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.88%) FMCG
6 1 (0.88%) iPad
6 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 73 (64.60%) Windows
2 33 (29.20%) Windows Server
3 25 (22.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (19.47%) Windows 10
5 18 (15.93%) Windows 7
6 11 (9.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (6.19%) Linux
8 5 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.54%) CentOS
10 1 (0.88%) Android
10 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (31.86%) ITIL
2 22 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (18.58%) Project Management
4 16 (14.16%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (12.39%) PRINCE2
5 14 (12.39%) Root Cause Analysis
6 13 (11.50%) Mentoring
7 12 (10.62%) Business Continuity
7 12 (10.62%) Business Continuity Planning
8 11 (9.73%) Presales
9 10 (8.85%) Service Management
10 9 (7.96%) BCP
10 9 (7.96%) IT Strategy
10 9 (7.96%) Network Design
10 9 (7.96%) Scrum
10 9 (7.96%) Six Sigma
10 9 (7.96%) Software Engineering
10 9 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (7.96%) TDD
10 9 (7.96%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.58%) SQL
2 20 (17.70%) PowerShell
3 14 (12.39%) C#
4 10 (8.85%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.85%) VBScript
5 4 (3.54%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.88%) C++
7 1 (0.88%) Python
7 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.88%) X++
Qualifications
1 83 (73.45%) MCSE
2 30 (26.55%) MCP
3 27 (23.89%) Citrix Certification
4 26 (23.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 24 (21.24%) MCSA
6 17 (15.04%) CCA
7 16 (14.16%) Degree
8 15 (13.27%) CCNA
8 15 (13.27%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
9 10 (8.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (8.85%) MCITP
10 8 (7.08%) SC Cleared
11 4 (3.54%) MCTS
12 3 (2.65%) MCDST
12 3 (2.65%) MCSD
13 2 (1.77%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.77%) MCDBA
14 1 (0.88%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.96%) COBIT
1 9 (7.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.54%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (42.48%) Active Directory
2 41 (36.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (23.89%) Hyper-V
4 17 (15.04%) XenApp
5 14 (12.39%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (9.73%) vSphere
7 3 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.65%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (10.62%) SCCM
2 7 (6.19%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.54%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.65%) Puppet
4 3 (2.65%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.77%) Terraform
5 2 (1.77%) WSUS
6 1 (0.88%) Ansible
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.88%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 91 (80.53%) Microsoft
2 55 (48.67%) VMware
3 27 (23.89%) Citrix
4 9 (7.96%) Cisco
5 7 (6.19%) Veeam
6 5 (4.42%) HP
6 5 (4.42%) Juniper
6 5 (4.42%) SolarWinds
7 4 (3.54%) NetApp
7 4 (3.54%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.65%) IBM
8 3 (2.65%) Oracle
9 2 (1.77%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.77%) Epicor
9 2 (1.77%) IFS
9 2 (1.77%) Infor
9 2 (1.77%) Sage
9 2 (1.77%) SAP
9 2 (1.77%) WatchGuard
10 1 (0.88%) 3PAR