The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 32 57
Rank change year-on-year -3 +25  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 27 49 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.16% 6.96% 2.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.09% 30.63% 13.18%
Number of salaries quoted 17 37 16
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% -1.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,999 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £34,750
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.73% +1.38%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 128 160 129
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 24.47% 22.73% 20.54%
Number of salaries quoted 94 130 87
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Staffordshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Staffordshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Staffordshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Staffordshire

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth +1 16 £35,000 +16.66%
Stoke-on-Trent +10 6 £28,908 +20.45% 2
Cannock +1 4 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Stafford -15 1 £45,000 +109.30% 1
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 40 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 23 (51.11%) .NET
3 22 (48.89%) C#
4 21 (46.67%) SQL Server
5 18 (40.00%) SQL
5 18 (40.00%) Windows
6 14 (31.11%) MVC
7 13 (28.89%) ASP.NET
8 12 (26.67%) VB.NET
9 10 (22.22%) Degree
9 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
9 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (20.00%) Driving Licence
10 9 (20.00%) MS Exchange
11 8 (17.78%) MCSE
12 7 (15.56%) T-SQL
13 6 (13.33%) WLAN
13 6 (13.33%) MPLS
13 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (13.33%) VMware
13 6 (13.33%) WCF
13 6 (13.33%) TDD
13 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
14 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (11.11%) Office 365
14 5 (11.11%) SOLID
14 5 (11.11%) Windows Server
14 5 (11.11%) WPF

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 9 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) MPLS
1 6 (13.33%) WLAN
2 5 (11.11%) DHCP
2 5 (11.11%) DNS
2 5 (11.11%) LDAP
2 5 (11.11%) SNMP
2 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.89%) VLAN
4 3 (6.67%) NAS
4 3 (6.67%) Network Security
4 3 (6.67%) SAN
5 2 (4.44%) Firewall
5 2 (4.44%) Kerberos
5 2 (4.44%) LAN
5 2 (4.44%) WAN
5 2 (4.44%) Wireless
6 1 (2.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Automotive
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Developer
2 11 (24.44%) C# Developer
3 9 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 8 (17.78%) Software Developer
5 6 (13.33%) Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (13.33%) C# Software Developer
5 6 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
6 5 (11.11%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Graduate
6 5 (11.11%) Graduate Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Graduate Software Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Junior
7 3 (6.67%) Junior Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Junior Software Developer
8 2 (4.44%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (51.11%) .NET
2 13 (28.89%) ASP.NET
3 6 (13.33%) WCF
4 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (11.11%) WinForms
4 5 (11.11%) WPF
5 2 (4.44%) HTML
6 1 (2.22%) Ajax
6 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.22%) COM
6 1 (2.22%) CSS
6 1 (2.22%) CSS3
6 1 (2.22%) HTML5
6 1 (2.22%) jQuery
6 1 (2.22%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (20.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.44%) Replication
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.44%) Android
4 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) MVC
2 6 (13.33%) TDD
3 5 (11.11%) ITIL
3 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 5 (11.11%) SOLID
3 5 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 5 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (8.89%) Migration
4 4 (8.89%) OO
4 4 (8.89%) OOP
5 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.67%) Project Planning
6 2 (4.44%) CRM
6 2 (4.44%) Database Security
6 2 (4.44%) Information Security
6 2 (4.44%) Manual Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Mobile Development
6 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.44%) Statistics
6 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) C#
2 18 (40.00%) SQL
3 12 (26.67%) VB.NET
4 7 (15.56%) T-SQL
5 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.89%) C++
6 4 (8.89%) Java
7 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) Degree
2 8 (17.78%) MCSE
3 5 (11.11%) MCSD
3 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.89%) CCNA
4 4 (8.89%) CCNP
4 4 (8.89%) CCSA
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (6.67%) MCITP
6 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.22%) MCP
7 1 (2.22%) MCPD
7 1 (2.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 4 (8.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 40 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) VMware
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (4.44%) Apple
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle
5 1 (2.22%) Xamarin
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Argo IT Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum + Car, training + usual benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Accreditations, bonus, gym
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £18k per year + Healthcare,Pension
Posted: Yesterday