Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 114 107
Rank change year-on-year +29 -7 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 453 402 480
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.37% 2.67% 2.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.14% 11.60% 9.99%
Number of salaries quoted 340 353 390
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +21.21% -10.81%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,400 £19,750
90th Percentile £70,250 £65,000 £50,000
England median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +4.00%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,447 3,467 4,807
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 25.63% 23.00% 26.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,356 2,791 3,530
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +23 286 £41,000 +2.50% 70
East Midlands +38 168 £40,000 -3.61% 36
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 371 (81.90%) Microsoft
2 278 (61.37%) Windows
3 269 (59.38%) MCSE
4 209 (46.14%) Active Directory
5 187 (41.28%) VMware
6 151 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 148 (32.67%) MCP
8 145 (32.01%) MCSA
9 144 (31.79%) Microsoft Azure
10 139 (30.68%) Office 365
11 114 (25.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 112 (24.72%) SQL
12 112 (24.72%) Citrix
13 108 (23.84%) VMware Infrastructure
14 102 (22.52%) SQL Server
15 100 (22.08%) .NET
16 95 (20.97%) Microsoft Office
17 94 (20.75%) ITIL
18 90 (19.87%) Agile Software Development
19 89 (19.65%) Windows 7
20 87 (19.21%) Hyper-V
21 84 (18.54%) Cisco
22 80 (17.66%) LAN
23 75 (16.56%) Windows Server 2008
23 75 (16.56%) Security Cleared
24 74 (16.34%) SCCM
24 74 (16.34%) Windows 10
25 72 (15.89%) C#
26 68 (15.01%) Data Centre
27 67 (14.79%) Presales

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 53 (11.70%) MS Exchange
2 20 (4.42%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (3.53%) NServiceBus
5 15 (3.31%) Sitefinity
6 13 (2.87%) IBM Notes
7 12 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (2.43%) CMS
9 10 (2.21%) Apache
10 9 (1.99%) IIS
10 9 (1.99%) Skype for Business
11 8 (1.77%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.22%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 95 (20.97%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.88%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 25 (5.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (3.75%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.88%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.44%) Workfront
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.22%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.22%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 144 (31.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 139 (30.68%) Office 365
3 59 (13.02%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (10.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (5.52%) Amazon EC2
5 25 (5.52%) Amazon S3
6 24 (5.30%) Amazon EMR
6 24 (5.30%) Amazon Kinesis
6 24 (5.30%) AWS Lambda
6 24 (5.30%) Serverless
7 23 (5.08%) Amazon SQS
8 15 (3.31%) Dynamics 365
8 15 (3.31%) GitHub
9 6 (1.32%) IaaS
9 6 (1.32%) SaaS
10 5 (1.10%) PaaS
11 3 (0.66%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.22%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 80 (17.66%) LAN
2 67 (14.79%) WAN
3 63 (13.91%) DNS
4 55 (12.14%) Firewall
5 52 (11.48%) DHCP
5 52 (11.48%) Network Security
6 46 (10.15%) TCP/IP
7 35 (7.73%) VLAN
8 34 (7.51%) SAN
9 22 (4.86%) Wireless
10 17 (3.75%) Internet
11 14 (3.09%) Skype
12 12 (2.65%) Ethernet
12 12 (2.65%) VPN
13 9 (1.99%) VoIP
14 8 (1.77%) MPLS
15 7 (1.55%) NAS
15 7 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
16 6 (1.32%) BGP
16 6 (1.32%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (22.52%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.06%) Relational Database
3 27 (5.96%) RDBMS
4 26 (5.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (5.30%) Amazon RDS
5 24 (5.30%) Amazon Redshift
5 24 (5.30%) Cosmos DB
6 21 (4.64%) SSDT
7 19 (4.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 15 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.77%) MySQL
11 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.88%) DB2
12 4 (0.88%) OLAP
12 4 (0.88%) OLAP Cube
12 4 (0.88%) Power BI
13 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 44 (9.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (6.62%) Octopus Deploy
3 24 (5.30%) Visual Studio
4 11 (2.43%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.66%) JIRA
7 2 (0.44%) AccuRev
7 2 (0.44%) Selenium
8 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.22%) JMeter
8 1 (0.22%) NUnit
8 1 (0.22%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.22%) SpecFlow
General
1 55 (12.14%) Finance
2 28 (6.18%) Retail
3 14 (3.09%) Automotive
3 14 (3.09%) Games
4 7 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.10%) Legal
6 3 (0.66%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.44%) Advertising
7 2 (0.44%) Law
8 1 (0.22%) Back Office
8 1 (0.22%) German Language
8 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 78 (17.22%) Developer
2 66 (14.57%) Architect
3 65 (14.35%) Analyst
4 40 (8.83%) IT Support
5 39 (8.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 33 (7.28%) .NET Developer
7 31 (6.84%) Applications Developer
7 31 (6.84%) Support Engineer
7 31 (6.84%) Technical Architect
8 29 (6.40%) Solutions Architect
8 29 (6.40%) Support Analyst
9 28 (6.18%) Cloud Architect
10 27 (5.96%) Lead Architect
11 24 (5.30%) C# Developer
11 24 (5.30%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 23 (5.08%) Consultant
12 23 (5.08%) SCCM Engineer
13 22 (4.86%) IT Engineer
14 20 (4.42%) IT Analyst
14 20 (4.42%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (22.08%) .NET
2 60 (13.25%) ASP.NET
3 41 (9.05%) Web Services
4 36 (7.95%) HTML
5 30 (6.62%) WinForms
6 23 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 23 (5.08%) CSS
7 20 (4.42%) jQuery
8 15 (3.31%) HTML5
9 12 (2.65%) .NET Framework
10 11 (2.43%) Entity Framework
11 9 (1.99%) Kendo UI
11 9 (1.99%) SOAP
12 8 (1.77%) Sass
12 8 (1.77%) Spring
12 8 (1.77%) WCF
13 5 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (1.10%) RESTful
14 4 (0.88%) AngularJS
14 4 (0.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 68 (15.01%) Data Centre
2 33 (7.28%) Self-Motivation
3 30 (6.62%) Computer Science
4 28 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (4.86%) Clustering
6 17 (3.75%) Management Information System
7 14 (3.09%) Blackberry
7 14 (3.09%) Client/Server
8 10 (2.21%) NHS
8 10 (2.21%) Replication
9 9 (1.99%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.55%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.10%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.88%) iPad
14 3 (0.66%) iPhone
15 2 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
15 2 (0.44%) Mainframe
15 2 (0.44%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 278 (61.37%) Windows
2 151 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 114 (25.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 89 (19.65%) Windows 7
5 75 (16.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 74 (16.34%) Windows 10
7 38 (8.39%) Linux
8 30 (6.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (6.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (5.74%) Windows 8
11 15 (3.31%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.22%) Android
13 1 (0.22%) Unix
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (20.75%) ITIL
2 90 (19.87%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (14.79%) Presales
4 65 (14.35%) Project Management
5 51 (11.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 50 (11.04%) Incident Management
6 50 (11.04%) Vendor Relationship Management
7 44 (9.71%) Enterprise Architecture
8 37 (8.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 36 (7.95%) MVC
9 36 (7.95%) Time Management
10 33 (7.28%) Test Automation
11 32 (7.06%) Customer Requirements
11 32 (7.06%) Service Management
12 30 (6.62%) Data Protection
12 30 (6.62%) ITSM
13 29 (6.40%) CRM
13 29 (6.40%) Software Engineering
14 28 (6.18%) Problem-Solving
15 27 (5.96%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 112 (24.72%) SQL
2 72 (15.89%) C#
3 55 (12.14%) JavaScript
4 42 (9.27%) PowerShell
5 31 (6.84%) VB.NET
6 29 (6.40%) Java
7 24 (5.30%) VBScript
8 23 (5.08%) Python
9 17 (3.75%) Scala
10 16 (3.53%) PL/SQL
10 16 (3.53%) Shell Script
10 16 (3.53%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.32%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.88%) C
13 3 (0.66%) C++
13 3 (0.66%) VB
14 1 (0.22%) VBA
14 1 (0.22%) X++
Qualifications
1 269 (59.38%) MCSE
2 148 (32.67%) MCP
3 145 (32.01%) MCSA
4 75 (16.56%) Security Cleared
5 63 (13.91%) Degree
6 56 (12.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 49 (10.82%) MCITP
8 46 (10.15%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (9.27%) CCNA
10 38 (8.39%) MCPD
11 29 (6.40%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (3.75%) A+ Certification
12 17 (3.75%) MCDST
13 16 (3.53%) BC Cleared
13 16 (3.53%) Citrix Certification
13 16 (3.53%) DBS Check
14 13 (2.87%) Network+ Certification
15 12 (2.65%) ACDT
15 12 (2.65%) ACHDS
15 12 (2.65%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.73%) GDPR
2 23 (5.08%) SLA
3 13 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.21%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.44%) PMO
6 2 (0.44%) TickIT
7 1 (0.22%) GPG13
System Software
1 209 (46.14%) Active Directory
2 108 (23.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (19.21%) Hyper-V
4 23 (5.08%) vSphere
5 22 (4.86%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (4.19%) XenApp
7 14 (3.09%) Virtual Servers
8 12 (2.65%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.88%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 74 (16.34%) SCCM
2 36 (7.95%) WSUS
3 18 (3.97%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (1.32%) SCOrch
6 5 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (1.10%) SCOM
7 4 (0.88%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.66%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.44%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.22%) Nmap
10 1 (0.22%) Puppet
10 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.22%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.22%) SCSM
10 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 371 (81.90%) Microsoft
2 187 (41.28%) VMware
3 112 (24.72%) Citrix
4 84 (18.54%) Cisco
5 59 (13.02%) NetApp
6 30 (6.62%) Red Hat
7 19 (4.19%) Oracle
8 17 (3.75%) Apple
8 17 (3.75%) HP
9 15 (3.31%) Nimble Storage
9 15 (3.31%) Remedy
10 12 (2.65%) Lotus
11 9 (1.99%) SolarWinds
12 8 (1.77%) ServiceNow
13 7 (1.55%) Ivanti
13 7 (1.55%) Veeam
14 6 (1.32%) JD Edwards
15 5 (1.10%) CA
15 5 (1.10%) Dell
15 5 (1.10%) Polycom