Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 148 95 124
Rank change year-on-year -53 +29 -35
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 215 118 283
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.05% 3.01% 2.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.33% 13.00% 10.63%
Number of salaries quoted 155 102 224
10th Percentile £30,300 £23,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £28,125 £28,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £36,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.44% -8.75% -
75th Percentile £53,750 £45,128 £50,313
90th Percentile £57,500 £54,875 £58,725
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 2,304 908 2,662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.94% 23.14% 23.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,384 704 2,012
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,250 £32,650
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £63,750 £58,563 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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 -71 129 £42,500 +30.77% 28
East Midlands -28 86 £42,500 - 28
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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.

1 169 (78.60%) Microsoft
2 136 (63.26%) VMware
3 113 (52.56%) Active Directory
4 112 (52.09%) Windows
5 110 (51.16%) Azure
6 98 (45.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 95 (44.19%) MCSA
8 91 (42.33%) MCSE
8 91 (42.33%) Microsoft 365
9 71 (33.02%) Windows Server
10 61 (28.37%) Hyper-V
10 61 (28.37%) vSphere
11 59 (27.44%) Social Skills
12 55 (25.58%) Citrix
13 51 (23.72%) ITIL
14 49 (22.79%) Data Centre
14 49 (22.79%) Problem-Solving
15 47 (21.86%) MCP
15 47 (21.86%) SQL
16 43 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 39 (18.14%) SQL Server
18 36 (16.74%) Firewall
19 35 (16.28%) Linux
20 31 (14.42%) Cisco
21 30 (13.95%) Project Management
21 30 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 29 (13.49%) Security Cleared
22 29 (13.49%) PowerShell
22 29 (13.49%) Management Information System
23 28 (13.02%) Cisco Certification

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 15 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.12%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.86%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.93%) IIS
4 2 (0.93%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Workfront
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 110 (51.16%) Azure
2 91 (42.33%) Microsoft 365
3 26 (12.09%) Power Platform
4 16 (7.44%) Dynamics 365
4 16 (7.44%) Power Automate
5 14 (6.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (6.05%) AWS
6 13 (6.05%) Azure Logic Apps
7 12 (5.58%) SaaS
7 12 (5.58%) Serverless
8 9 (4.19%) Azure Data Factory
8 9 (4.19%) PaaS
9 7 (3.26%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 7 (3.26%) PowerApps
10 4 (1.86%) OneDrive
11 3 (1.40%) Azure Machine Learning
11 3 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.40%) IaaS
12 2 (0.93%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.47%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 36 (16.74%) Firewall
2 26 (12.09%) LAN
3 22 (10.23%) SAN
3 22 (10.23%) WAN
4 16 (7.44%) DHCP
5 14 (6.51%) DNS
6 13 (6.05%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (4.65%) VLAN
8 9 (4.19%) Wireless
9 8 (3.72%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (3.72%) VSAN
10 7 (3.26%) TCP/IP
11 5 (2.33%) NAS
11 5 (2.33%) Spanning Tree
11 5 (2.33%) VPN
12 4 (1.86%) SD-WAN
13 3 (1.40%) Cisco Wireless
14 2 (0.93%) Network Security
14 2 (0.93%) Skype
15 1 (0.47%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (18.14%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.70%) Power BI
3 19 (8.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (4.19%) Data Lake
6 8 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.79%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.86%) Big Data
9 4 (1.86%) MySQL
10 3 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.40%) PolyBase
10 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.47%) FileMaker
12 1 (0.47%) Qlik Sense
12 1 (0.47%) QlikView
12 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (27.44%) Social Skills
2 25 (11.63%) Public Sector
3 16 (7.44%) Organisational Skills
4 11 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.19%) Automotive
6 8 (3.72%) Finance
6 8 (3.72%) Local Government
6 8 (3.72%) Telecoms
7 7 (3.26%) Documentation Skills
8 6 (2.79%) Back Office
8 6 (2.79%) Presentation Skills
9 5 (2.33%) Marketing
10 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.93%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.47%) Fire and Rescue
12 1 (0.47%) Publishing
12 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (20.47%) Architect
2 32 (14.88%) Support Engineer
3 25 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (11.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 23 (10.70%) Infrastructure Architect
6 22 (10.23%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 22 (10.23%) Solutions Architect
6 22 (10.23%) Technical Architect
6 22 (10.23%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 21 (9.77%) IT Engineer
8 20 (9.30%) Developer
9 19 (8.84%) 3rd Line Support
9 19 (8.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 15 (6.98%) Consultant
10 15 (6.98%) IT Support
11 14 (6.51%) Analyst
11 14 (6.51%) Azure Architect
12 13 (6.05%) IT Support Engineer
13 11 (5.12%) Senior Support Engineer
13 11 (5.12%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.44%) .NET
2 9 (4.19%) AngularJS
3 7 (3.26%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (3.26%) SAML
4 6 (2.79%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 6 (2.79%) WinForms
5 5 (2.33%) Spring
6 2 (0.93%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.47%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.47%) Blazor
7 1 (0.47%) CSS
7 1 (0.47%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.47%) HTML
7 1 (0.47%) jQuery
7 1 (0.47%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.47%) REST
7 1 (0.47%) SOAP
7 1 (0.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (22.79%) Data Centre
2 29 (13.49%) Management Information System
3 22 (10.23%) Legacy Systems
4 12 (5.58%) Driving Licence
4 12 (5.58%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.72%) Housing Association
6 7 (3.26%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.33%) Fat Client
8 5 (2.33%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.86%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.40%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.93%) Clustering
11 2 (0.93%) NHS
11 2 (0.93%) PKI
11 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 112 (52.09%) Windows
2 71 (33.02%) Windows Server
3 35 (16.28%) Linux
4 13 (6.05%) Windows Server 2016
5 11 (5.12%) Windows 10
5 11 (5.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (5.12%) Windows Server 2019
6 9 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.86%) Android
7 4 (1.86%) CentOS
7 4 (1.86%) Unix
8 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (23.72%) ITIL
2 49 (22.79%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 30 (13.95%) Project Management
4 26 (12.09%) Server Management
5 25 (11.63%) Customer Engagement
6 23 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (10.23%) Cybersecurity
7 22 (10.23%) Presales
8 21 (9.77%) Analytics
9 16 (7.44%) Data Analysis
9 16 (7.44%) Software Licensing
10 15 (6.98%) DevOps
10 15 (6.98%) Identity Management
11 14 (6.51%) Capacity Management
11 14 (6.51%) Project Delivery
12 13 (6.05%) Root Cause Analysis
12 13 (6.05%) Trend Analysis
13 12 (5.58%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (5.58%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (21.86%) SQL
2 29 (13.49%) PowerShell
3 16 (7.44%) C#
4 14 (6.51%) JavaScript
4 14 (6.51%) T-SQL
5 6 (2.79%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.40%) U-SQL
7 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 95 (44.19%) MCSA
2 91 (42.33%) MCSE
3 47 (21.86%) MCP
4 43 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 29 (13.49%) Security Cleared
6 28 (13.02%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (12.56%) SC Cleared
8 23 (10.70%) MCITP
9 22 (10.23%) DV Cleared
10 20 (9.30%) CCNA
10 20 (9.30%) Citrix Certification
11 18 (8.37%) Degree
12 14 (6.51%) VCAP
13 12 (5.58%) CCNP
14 5 (2.33%) A+ Certification
14 5 (2.33%) CCDP
14 5 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.40%) HNC
15 3 (1.40%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (13.02%) SLA
2 2 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.93%) PMO
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 113 (52.56%) Active Directory
2 98 (45.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (28.37%) Hyper-V
3 61 (28.37%) vSphere
4 25 (11.63%) XenApp
5 19 (8.84%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (8.84%) XenDesktop
6 8 (3.72%) NFS
7 7 (3.26%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (2.79%) VMware NSX
9 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.93%) Docker
11 1 (0.47%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (9.30%) SCCM
2 13 (6.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (4.65%) SCOM
4 9 (4.19%) Ansible
4 9 (4.19%) WSUS
5 7 (3.26%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (2.33%) Backup Exec
6 5 (2.33%) Kubernetes
6 5 (2.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (2.33%) vRealize
7 3 (1.40%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.40%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.40%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.93%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (0.93%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.93%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.47%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.47%) Puppet
9 1 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 169 (78.60%) Microsoft
2 136 (63.26%) VMware
3 55 (25.58%) Citrix
4 31 (14.42%) Cisco
5 11 (5.12%) NetApp
6 10 (4.65%) Apple
7 9 (4.19%) McAfee
7 9 (4.19%) Veeam
8 7 (3.26%) Okta
8 7 (3.26%) SolarWinds
9 6 (2.79%) Databricks
9 6 (2.79%) Dell
10 5 (2.33%) Adobe
10 5 (2.33%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.86%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.86%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.86%) Remedy
12 3 (1.40%) BT
12 3 (1.40%) Juniper
12 3 (1.40%) Sophos