Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 116 117
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 -51
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 378 430 425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.48% 2.45% 2.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.19% 9.72% 9.04%
Number of salaries quoted 316 329 385
Midlands median annual salary £38,750 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £19,750 £21,500
90th Percentile £59,375 £55,250 £55,450
England median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% -5.00%

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 3377 4425 4699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.12% 25.18% 26.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2628 3278 3656
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,783 £22,750 £22,437
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 -1 269 £38,750 +10.71% 19
East Midlands -14 110 £38,750 +10.71% 19
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 315 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 238 (62.96%) Windows
3 204 (53.97%) MCSE
4 183 (48.41%) VMware
5 170 (44.97%) Active Directory
6 139 (36.77%) VMware Infrastructure
7 136 (35.98%) Windows Server
8 121 (32.01%) MCSA
9 111 (29.37%) Office 365
10 101 (26.72%) Hyper-V
11 96 (25.40%) ITIL
12 86 (22.75%) Windows Server 2012
13 85 (22.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 76 (20.11%) Citrix
15 75 (19.84%) SAN
15 75 (19.84%) Microsoft Azure
16 74 (19.58%) SQL Server
17 67 (17.72%) MCP
17 67 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
18 65 (17.20%) C#
19 64 (16.93%) SQL
20 63 (16.67%) MS Exchange
21 58 (15.34%) Firewall
22 57 (15.08%) MCITP
23 56 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
24 54 (14.29%) CCNA
25 52 (13.76%) .NET
25 52 (13.76%) Data Centre
26 50 (13.23%) Citrix Certification
26 50 (13.23%) Cisco

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 63 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 30 (7.94%) IIS
2 30 (7.94%) SharePoint
3 21 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (4.23%) NServiceBus
4 16 (4.23%) Sitefinity
5 15 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (3.44%) Skype for Business
7 12 (3.17%) Apache
8 10 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.79%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.79%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.79%) WordPress
11 2 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.53%) CMS
11 2 (0.53%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.53%) Umbraco
Applications
1 37 (9.79%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.91%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.53%) BPCS
4 2 (0.53%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.53%) Workfront
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 111 (29.37%) Office 365
2 75 (19.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (3.97%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (2.65%) IaaS
6 8 (2.12%) G Suite
6 8 (2.12%) npm
7 6 (1.59%) PaaS
8 5 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.79%) SaaS
10 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.53%) GitHub
10 2 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 75 (19.84%) SAN
2 58 (15.34%) Firewall
3 49 (12.96%) DNS
4 48 (12.70%) LAN
5 46 (12.17%) WAN
6 35 (9.26%) TCP/IP
7 29 (7.67%) DHCP
8 19 (5.03%) NAS
9 17 (4.50%) VLAN
10 16 (4.23%) Network Security
10 16 (4.23%) Remote Desktop
10 16 (4.23%) VoIP
11 13 (3.44%) Skype
12 10 (2.65%) Intranet
13 9 (2.38%) DDNS
13 9 (2.38%) IPsec
13 9 (2.38%) iSCSI
13 9 (2.38%) SSL
13 9 (2.38%) VPN
14 7 (1.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (19.58%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (5.03%) SQL Server 2014
4 17 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.91%) MySQL
6 11 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.85%) Power BI
7 7 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.06%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.79%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.79%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 7
11 2 (0.53%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 30 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (4.50%) Octopus Deploy
2 17 (4.50%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.12%) gulp
4 4 (1.06%) MorphX
5 3 (0.79%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.79%) MSBuild
5 3 (0.79%) MSI
6 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.26%) NuGet
6 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (8.73%) Finance
2 22 (5.82%) Retail
3 16 (4.23%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.91%) Automotive
5 8 (2.12%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.32%) Advertising
6 5 (1.32%) Law
7 4 (1.06%) Legal
8 2 (0.53%) Brand Awareness
8 2 (0.53%) Marketing
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 63 (16.67%) Developer
2 61 (16.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 49 (12.96%) Analyst
4 33 (8.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 32 (8.47%) Support Engineer
6 27 (7.14%) IT Engineer
7 26 (6.88%) Consultant
7 26 (6.88%) Support Analyst
8 24 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
9 23 (6.08%) IT Support
10 20 (5.29%) Architect
11 18 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
11 18 (4.76%) Technical Support
12 17 (4.50%) .NET Developer
12 17 (4.50%) Applications Developer
13 16 (4.23%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (3.97%) Administrator
14 15 (3.97%) Infrastructure Consultant
15 14 (3.70%) 1st Line Engineer
15 14 (3.70%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (13.76%) .NET
2 35 (9.26%) HTML
3 33 (8.73%) ASP.NET
4 23 (6.08%) CSS
5 22 (5.82%) jQuery
6 21 (5.56%) Kendo UI
7 19 (5.03%) .NET Framework
7 19 (5.03%) Entity Framework
8 16 (4.23%) HTML5
9 11 (2.91%) REST
10 10 (2.65%) AngularJS
10 10 (2.65%) KnockoutJS
10 10 (2.65%) Sass
11 8 (2.12%) LESS
11 8 (2.12%) WCF
12 6 (1.59%) WAP
12 6 (1.59%) XML
13 5 (1.32%) JSON
14 2 (0.53%) Web Services
14 2 (0.53%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.76%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.61%) Clustering
3 24 (6.35%) Driving Licence
4 18 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (4.23%) Replication
6 11 (2.91%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (2.38%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.85%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.59%) Analytical Mindset
9 6 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.32%) Handset
10 5 (1.32%) PKI
11 4 (1.06%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.06%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.79%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.79%) iPad
13 2 (0.53%) AS400
13 2 (0.53%) Blog
13 2 (0.53%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 238 (62.96%) Windows
2 136 (35.98%) Windows Server
3 86 (22.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 67 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (9.79%) Windows 10
6 30 (7.94%) Linux
6 30 (7.94%) Windows 7
6 30 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (7.41%) Windows 8
8 20 (5.29%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.32%) Android
9 5 (1.32%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.06%) CentOS
11 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.53%) Unix
11 2 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (25.40%) ITIL
2 48 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (11.38%) Presales
3 43 (11.38%) Project Management
4 29 (7.67%) MVC
5 28 (7.41%) Time Management
6 26 (6.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (6.08%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (5.29%) Mentoring
9 20 (5.29%) Service Management
10 19 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (5.03%) PRINCE2
10 19 (5.03%) Root Cause Analysis
11 17 (4.50%) Microservices
11 17 (4.50%) Scrum
11 17 (4.50%) SOLID
11 17 (4.50%) Test Automation
11 17 (4.50%) Translating Business Requirements
12 16 (4.23%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 65 (17.20%) C#
2 64 (16.93%) SQL
3 49 (12.96%) PowerShell
4 31 (8.20%) JavaScript
5 17 (4.50%) VBScript
6 15 (3.97%) Bash Shell
7 13 (3.44%) T-SQL
8 10 (2.65%) VB.NET
9 9 (2.38%) X++
10 8 (2.12%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.32%) C++
11 5 (1.32%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.06%) C
12 4 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.06%) VB
13 2 (0.53%) Java
13 2 (0.53%) VBA
13 2 (0.53%) XAML
14 1 (0.26%) Perl
14 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 204 (53.97%) MCSE
2 121 (32.01%) MCSA
3 85 (22.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 67 (17.72%) MCP
5 57 (15.08%) MCITP
6 56 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
7 54 (14.29%) CCNA
8 50 (13.23%) Citrix Certification
9 37 (9.79%) Degree
10 28 (7.41%) Security Cleared
11 24 (6.35%) CCA
12 17 (4.50%) MCPD
12 17 (4.50%) MCSD
13 16 (4.23%) CCNP
14 15 (3.97%) VCP5
15 14 (3.70%) SC Cleared
16 11 (2.91%) VCP4
17 10 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
18 9 (2.38%) A+ Certification
18 9 (2.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.03%) SLA
2 13 (3.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.38%) COBIT
4 2 (0.53%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.26%) GDPR
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) SSAE 16
5 1 (0.26%) TickIT
System Software
1 170 (44.97%) Active Directory
2 139 (36.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (26.72%) Hyper-V
4 28 (7.41%) XenApp
5 24 (6.35%) vSphere
6 18 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (2.12%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (1.59%) UAG
9 5 (1.32%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.53%) Firmware
12 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (11.90%) SCCM
2 24 (6.35%) SCOM
3 22 (5.82%) Backup Exec
4 15 (3.97%) WSUS
5 11 (2.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 9 (2.38%) vCenter Server
7 7 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (1.32%) MOM
8 5 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.79%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.53%) Packer
10 2 (0.53%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.53%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.53%) Terraform
11 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.26%) Ansible
11 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 315 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 183 (48.41%) VMware
3 76 (20.11%) Citrix
4 50 (13.23%) Cisco
5 27 (7.14%) NetApp
6 25 (6.61%) HP
7 23 (6.08%) Veeam
8 16 (4.23%) SolarWinds
9 12 (3.17%) Symantec
10 10 (2.65%) Google
11 9 (2.38%) Juniper
11 9 (2.38%) Oracle
12 7 (1.85%) Dell
13 6 (1.59%) arcserve
13 6 (1.59%) McAfee
13 6 (1.59%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.59%) Veritas
14 5 (1.32%) Telerik
15 4 (1.06%) Lotus
15 4 (1.06%) Sophos