Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 71 94
Rank change year-on-year -16 +23 -25
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 116 124 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.13% 3.35% 2.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.86% 13.26% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 69 104 151
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -15.79%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,875 £30,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +12.68%

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 1,068 935 1,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 28.79% 25.25% 27.48%
Number of salaries quoted 585 644 876
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -4.76% -6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,850 £73,750
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +8.75% -3.61% +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 21 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 95 (81.90%) Microsoft
2 88 (75.86%) MCSE
3 72 (62.07%) Windows
4 57 (49.14%) VMware
5 53 (45.69%) Active Directory
6 47 (40.52%) MCP
6 47 (40.52%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (37.93%) Degree
8 43 (37.07%) PowerShell
9 41 (35.34%) Windows 10
10 36 (31.03%) Windows 7
11 35 (30.17%) Data Centre
11 35 (30.17%) Microsoft Office
12 34 (29.31%) SCCM
13 33 (28.45%) Computer Science
14 32 (27.59%) Root Cause Analysis
14 32 (27.59%) SQL
14 32 (27.59%) VBScript
15 31 (26.72%) Windows Server
15 31 (26.72%) Software Engineering
15 31 (26.72%) Computer Science Degree
15 31 (26.72%) Self-Motivation
16 29 (25.00%) SQL Server
17 28 (24.14%) Office 365
18 23 (19.83%) SAN
19 22 (18.97%) Windows Server 2012
20 21 (18.10%) Security Cleared
20 21 (18.10%) VMware Infrastructure
21 20 (17.24%) Project Management
22 19 (16.38%) Citrix

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 6 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.31%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.45%) IIS
4 3 (2.59%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.86%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (30.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.31%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (3.45%) BPCS
3 4 (3.45%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 28 (24.14%) Office 365
2 12 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (6.03%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.59%) IaaS
5 3 (2.59%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.86%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.83%) SAN
2 10 (8.62%) Network Security
3 8 (6.90%) Firewall
3 8 (6.90%) SSL
4 5 (4.31%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (4.31%) DNS
4 5 (4.31%) LAN
4 5 (4.31%) WAN
5 4 (3.45%) IPsec
5 4 (3.45%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.59%) DHCP
7 2 (1.72%) NAS
7 2 (1.72%) VoIP
8 1 (0.86%) NaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (8.62%) SQL Server 2014
3 10 (8.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.86%) Power BI
5 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (8.62%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.72%) Chocolatey
General
1 14 (12.07%) Retail
2 10 (8.62%) Automotive
3 6 (5.17%) Finance
4 4 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.86%) Advertising
6 1 (0.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (26.72%) SCCM Engineer
2 17 (14.66%) Architect
3 13 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (10.34%) Consultant
4 12 (10.34%) Senior SCCM Engineer
5 11 (9.48%) Developer
6 10 (8.62%) .NET Developer
7 9 (7.76%) Technical Architect
8 8 (6.90%) Lead Architect
9 7 (6.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (6.03%) Cloud Architect
9 7 (6.03%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 6 (5.17%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (4.31%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
11 5 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (4.31%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
11 5 (4.31%) 3rd Line Technical Support
11 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Support
11 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 5 (4.31%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.07%) .NET
2 13 (11.21%) ASP.NET
3 10 (8.62%) CSS
3 10 (8.62%) HTML
3 10 (8.62%) jQuery
4 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 35 (30.17%) Data Centre
2 33 (28.45%) Computer Science
3 31 (26.72%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.72%) PKI
5 2 (1.72%) Replication
6 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.86%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.86%) NHS
6 1 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 72 (62.07%) Windows
2 41 (35.34%) Windows 10
3 36 (31.03%) Windows 7
4 31 (26.72%) Windows Server
5 22 (18.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (11.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.59%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (40.52%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.59%) Root Cause Analysis
3 31 (26.72%) Software Engineering
4 20 (17.24%) Project Management
5 19 (16.38%) ITIL
6 16 (13.79%) Mentoring
6 16 (13.79%) Presales
7 11 (9.48%) Server Virtualisation
8 10 (8.62%) Scrum
8 10 (8.62%) TDD
9 9 (7.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (7.76%) Programme Management
10 8 (6.90%) CRM
10 8 (6.90%) Customer Requirements
10 8 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (6.90%) Line Management
10 8 (6.90%) Time Management
10 8 (6.90%) Vendor Relationship Management
11 6 (5.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 43 (37.07%) PowerShell
2 32 (27.59%) SQL
2 32 (27.59%) VBScript
3 14 (12.07%) C#
4 12 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.86%) C++
5 1 (0.86%) Python
5 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.86%) X++
Qualifications
1 88 (75.86%) MCSE
2 47 (40.52%) MCP
3 44 (37.93%) Degree
4 31 (26.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (18.10%) Security Cleared
6 15 (12.93%) Citrix Certification
7 14 (12.07%) MCSA
8 13 (11.21%) MCITP
8 13 (11.21%) SC Cleared
9 11 (9.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (6.03%) CCA
10 7 (6.03%) CCNA
10 7 (6.03%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (4.31%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (4.31%) MCDBA
12 4 (3.45%) MCTS
12 4 (3.45%) OCP
12 4 (3.45%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (1.72%) CIPD
13 2 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.03%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 53 (45.69%) Active Directory
2 21 (18.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.21%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.03%) XenApp
5 5 (4.31%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.59%) Firmware
6 3 (2.59%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.59%) vSphere
6 3 (2.59%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 34 (29.31%) SCCM
2 9 (7.76%) WSUS
3 5 (4.31%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.45%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.72%) Puppet
6 2 (1.72%) Terraform
7 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.86%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 95 (81.90%) Microsoft
2 57 (49.14%) VMware
3 19 (16.38%) Citrix
4 9 (7.76%) Cisco
5 8 (6.90%) Oracle
6 7 (6.03%) NetApp
7 6 (5.17%) Sage
7 6 (5.17%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.31%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.45%) AppDynamics
9 4 (3.45%) Epicor
9 4 (3.45%) HP
9 4 (3.45%) IFS
9 4 (3.45%) Infor
9 4 (3.45%) SAP
10 3 (2.59%) Forcepoint
10 3 (2.59%) IBM
10 3 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (2.59%) Veeam
11 2 (1.72%) WatchGuard