Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 111 96
Rank change year-on-year +18 -15 +21
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 478 443 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.26% 2.83% 2.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.27% 12.63% 10.76%
Number of salaries quoted 340 439 441
Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.71% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,600 £20,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 3,601 3,507 5,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 24.53% 22.38% 26.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,462 2,794 3,827
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £23,753 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% +5.56%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +18 290 £41,000 +2.50% 42
East Midlands +19 191 £41,000 -3.53% 27
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 385 (80.54%) Microsoft
2 282 (59.00%) Windows
3 279 (58.37%) MCSE
4 218 (45.61%) Active Directory
5 186 (38.91%) VMware
6 147 (30.75%) MCSA
7 145 (30.33%) Office 365
8 138 (28.87%) Windows Server
9 137 (28.66%) MCP
10 120 (25.10%) SQL Server
11 116 (24.27%) SQL
11 116 (24.27%) ITIL
12 113 (23.64%) Microsoft Azure
13 106 (22.18%) VMware Infrastructure
14 105 (21.97%) Windows 10
15 102 (21.34%) Microsoft Office
16 100 (20.92%) Citrix
17 97 (20.29%) Windows Server 2012
18 96 (20.08%) Agile Software Development
19 95 (19.87%) SCCM
20 89 (18.62%) Degree
21 85 (17.78%) Windows 7
22 83 (17.36%) .NET
23 78 (16.32%) PowerShell
24 75 (15.69%) Hyper-V
24 75 (15.69%) Cisco
25 74 (15.48%) MS Exchange
26 69 (14.44%) WAN
27 66 (13.81%) DNS
28 64 (13.39%) LAN

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 74 (15.48%) MS Exchange
2 35 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 26 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (3.35%) IIS
5 15 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.88%) Apache
6 9 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (1.67%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.46%) NServiceBus
9 6 (1.26%) Sitefinity
10 5 (1.05%) CMS
10 5 (1.05%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.84%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.63%) Sonic ESB
13 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.21%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 102 (21.34%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.63%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 25 (5.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.93%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.42%) BPCS
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.21%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.21%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.21%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 145 (30.33%) Office 365
2 113 (23.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (6.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 29 (6.07%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (5.23%) GitHub
6 18 (3.77%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (2.51%) SaaS
8 11 (2.30%) OneDrive
9 10 (2.09%) PaaS
10 5 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.05%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (1.05%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (1.05%) Amazon S3
10 5 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (1.05%) IaaS
10 5 (1.05%) Serverless
11 4 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.63%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (14.44%) WAN
2 66 (13.81%) DNS
3 64 (13.39%) LAN
4 58 (12.13%) Firewall
5 55 (11.51%) SAN
6 47 (9.83%) DHCP
7 34 (7.11%) TCP/IP
8 26 (5.44%) Network Security
9 24 (5.02%) Remote Desktop
10 21 (4.39%) VoIP
11 20 (4.18%) VLAN
12 16 (3.35%) NAS
13 14 (2.93%) Wireless
14 13 (2.72%) PBX
15 12 (2.51%) Skype
16 11 (2.30%) VPN
17 10 (2.09%) Cisco ASA
18 9 (1.88%) MPLS
18 9 (1.88%) SSL
19 8 (1.67%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (25.10%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.86%) SSDT
3 22 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (3.97%) SQL Server 2014
5 18 (3.77%) MySQL
5 18 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (2.30%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.88%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.67%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.46%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (1.05%) Cosmos DB
13 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 47 (9.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (6.49%) Octopus Deploy
3 22 (4.60%) Visual Studio
4 10 (2.09%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.42%) Chocolatey
6 2 (0.42%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.42%) JIRA
7 1 (0.21%) AccuRev
7 1 (0.21%) NUnit
7 1 (0.21%) ReSharper
General
1 49 (10.25%) Finance
2 31 (6.49%) Retail
3 18 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 17 (3.56%) Games
5 13 (2.72%) Automotive
6 8 (1.67%) Law
6 8 (1.67%) Legal
7 7 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.05%) Advertising
8 5 (1.05%) Back Office
9 4 (0.84%) Marketing
10 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.63%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 71 (14.85%) Developer
2 47 (9.83%) Architect
2 47 (9.83%) Support Engineer
3 42 (8.79%) .NET Developer
4 41 (8.58%) Consultant
5 40 (8.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 39 (8.16%) Analyst
7 36 (7.53%) IT Support
7 36 (7.53%) SCCM Engineer
8 31 (6.49%) Applications Developer
8 31 (6.49%) IT Engineer
8 31 (6.49%) IT Manager
9 30 (6.28%) SQL Developer
10 24 (5.02%) .NET Applications Developer
10 24 (5.02%) VB.NET Developer
11 23 (4.81%) Technical Engineer
12 21 (4.39%) Technical Architect
13 20 (4.18%) Administrator
14 19 (3.97%) DBA
15 18 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (17.36%) .NET
2 38 (7.95%) ASP.NET
3 32 (6.69%) WinForms
4 30 (6.28%) HTML
5 28 (5.86%) CSS
6 26 (5.44%) jQuery
7 15 (3.14%) HTML5
7 15 (3.14%) Web Services
8 13 (2.72%) SOAP
9 10 (2.09%) .NET Framework
10 9 (1.88%) Ajax
10 9 (1.88%) JSON
11 7 (1.46%) Entity Framework
12 6 (1.26%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (1.05%) WCF
14 4 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (0.84%) Kafka
14 4 (0.84%) LINQ
14 4 (0.84%) REST
14 4 (0.84%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 61 (12.76%) Data Centre
2 48 (10.04%) Computer Science
3 44 (9.21%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (3.97%) NHS
6 12 (2.51%) Clustering
6 12 (2.51%) Private Cloud
6 12 (2.51%) User Experience
7 9 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.46%) Replication
9 6 (1.26%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.26%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.26%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.26%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.05%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.05%) PKI
10 5 (1.05%) PMI
11 4 (0.84%) CMDB
12 3 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 282 (59.00%) Windows
2 138 (28.87%) Windows Server
3 105 (21.97%) Windows 10
4 97 (20.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 85 (17.78%) Windows 7
6 60 (12.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (7.74%) Linux
8 20 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (4.18%) Windows 8
9 16 (3.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (2.09%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.26%) Android
12 5 (1.05%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.63%) Unix
14 2 (0.42%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.42%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (24.27%) ITIL
2 96 (20.08%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
4 50 (10.46%) Presales
5 48 (10.04%) Incident Management
6 41 (8.58%) Software Engineering
7 38 (7.95%) Continuous Improvement
7 38 (7.95%) Customer Requirements
7 38 (7.95%) Project Management
8 36 (7.53%) Root Cause Analysis
9 35 (7.32%) CRM
10 33 (6.90%) Service Management
11 31 (6.49%) Service Delivery
11 31 (6.49%) Test Automation
12 29 (6.07%) Mentoring
13 28 (5.86%) Event-Driven Architecture
14 27 (5.65%) PRINCE2
14 27 (5.65%) Time Management
15 26 (5.44%) ITIL V3
16 25 (5.23%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 116 (24.27%) SQL
2 78 (16.32%) PowerShell
3 48 (10.04%) C#
4 46 (9.62%) JavaScript
5 40 (8.37%) VBScript
6 39 (8.16%) VB.NET
7 17 (3.56%) T-SQL
8 14 (2.93%) C++
9 13 (2.72%) VB
10 12 (2.51%) Python
11 9 (1.88%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.88%) Java
12 5 (1.05%) C
12 5 (1.05%) X++
13 3 (0.63%) Scala
14 2 (0.42%) Go
14 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 279 (58.37%) MCSE
2 147 (30.75%) MCSA
3 137 (28.66%) MCP
4 89 (18.62%) Degree
5 60 (12.55%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (10.67%) Security Cleared
7 50 (10.46%) Computer Science Degree
8 49 (10.25%) MCITP
9 43 (9.00%) CCNA
10 33 (6.90%) MCPD
11 28 (5.86%) CCNP
11 28 (5.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (3.97%) Citrix Certification
13 16 (3.35%) SC Cleared
14 15 (3.14%) DBS Check
15 14 (2.93%) MCTS
16 12 (2.51%) CISSP
17 11 (2.30%) BC Cleared
18 10 (2.09%) MCDST
19 9 (1.88%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.11%) SLA
2 15 (3.14%) GDPR
3 11 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.88%) PMO
5 6 (1.26%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.63%) TickIT
8 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 218 (45.61%) Active Directory
2 106 (22.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (15.69%) Hyper-V
4 24 (5.02%) vSphere
5 20 (4.18%) XenApp
6 19 (3.97%) Virtual Desktop
7 18 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (2.93%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (2.93%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.46%) BitLocker
11 5 (1.05%) Firmware
12 3 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.42%) Docker
14 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 95 (19.87%) SCCM
2 27 (5.65%) WSUS
3 26 (5.44%) Microsoft Intune
4 16 (3.35%) SCSM
5 15 (3.14%) SCVMM
6 13 (2.72%) SCOrch
7 12 (2.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 11 (2.30%) SCDPM
9 7 (1.46%) Backup Exec
10 6 (1.26%) SCOM
11 5 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.84%) Ansible
12 4 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.84%) Puppet
12 4 (0.84%) Terraform
13 3 (0.63%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.42%) Kubernetes
15 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
15 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 1 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 385 (80.54%) Microsoft
2 186 (38.91%) VMware
3 100 (20.92%) Citrix
4 75 (15.69%) Cisco
5 36 (7.53%) NetApp
6 20 (4.18%) HP
6 20 (4.18%) Red Hat
7 15 (3.14%) Oracle
7 15 (3.14%) SolarWinds
8 12 (2.51%) Apple
9 10 (2.09%) Veeam
10 7 (1.46%) F5
10 7 (1.46%) IBM
10 7 (1.46%) Remedy
11 6 (1.26%) Avaya
11 6 (1.26%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.26%) Dell
11 6 (1.26%) MobileIron
11 6 (1.26%) Sage
12 5 (1.05%) Ivanti