Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 62 79
Rank change year-on-year +21 +17 +15
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 58 53 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.87% 4.25% 2.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.86% 20.15% 11.02%
Number of salaries quoted 44 66 26
Staffordshire median annual salary £27,500 £27,000 £31,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% -14.96% -9.29%
10th Percentile £18,500 £18,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
West Midlands median annual salary £38,750 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% -6.25%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 278 263 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 23.36% 21.07% 21.06%
Number of salaries quoted 219 228 198
Staffordshire median annual salary £33,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £22,463
90th Percentile £59,000 £50,250 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 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
Stoke-on-Trent +28 23 £26,000 +8.33% 2
Tamworth +9 22 £35,000 -12.50%
Lichfield -7 6 £26,500 -24.29%
Cannock +3 3 £30,000 -25.00%
Stafford -15 2 £34,500 +60.47%
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 48 (82.76%) Microsoft
2 28 (48.28%) SQL
3 21 (36.21%) Windows
4 19 (32.76%) C#
4 19 (32.76%) SQL Server
4 19 (32.76%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (27.59%) .NET
6 12 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
6 12 (20.69%) ITIL
7 11 (18.97%) MVC
7 11 (18.97%) Driving Licence
8 10 (17.24%) VB.NET
9 9 (15.52%) MCSE
9 9 (15.52%) MCSA
9 9 (15.52%) Active Directory
9 9 (15.52%) Windows 8
10 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
10 8 (13.79%) T-SQL
10 8 (13.79%) JavaScript
10 8 (13.79%) Management Information System
11 7 (12.07%) Migration
11 7 (12.07%) VMware
11 7 (12.07%) Windows 7
11 7 (12.07%) Degree
11 7 (12.07%) WCF
12 6 (10.34%) VLAN
12 6 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (10.34%) Office 365
12 6 (10.34%) PL/SQL
12 6 (10.34%) Windows XP

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 5 (8.62%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.45%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.72%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Office 365
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.34%) VLAN
3 5 (8.62%) VoIP
4 4 (6.90%) LAN
4 4 (6.90%) WAN
5 3 (5.17%) Firewall
5 3 (5.17%) SAN
6 2 (3.45%) MPLS
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.72%) DHCP
7 1 (1.72%) DNS
7 1 (1.72%) VPN
7 1 (1.72%) Wireless
7 1 (1.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (32.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (6.90%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.72%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (24.14%) Support Engineer
2 13 (22.41%) Developer
3 12 (20.69%) 1st Line Support
3 12 (20.69%) Analyst
4 10 (17.24%) 1st Line Engineer
4 10 (17.24%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) C# Developer
5 7 (12.07%) IT Support
6 5 (8.62%) Desktop Support
6 5 (8.62%) IT Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) .NET Developer
7 4 (6.90%) DBA
7 4 (6.90%) HTML Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Web Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.59%) .NET
2 7 (12.07%) WCF
3 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.62%) HTML
3 5 (8.62%) Kendo UI
4 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.45%) WinForms
4 2 (3.45%) WPF
5 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.72%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.72%) COM
5 1 (1.72%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.72%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (32.76%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (18.97%) Driving Licence
3 8 (13.79%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.90%) Replication
5 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.45%) Handset
6 2 (3.45%) Life Science
7 1 (1.72%) Clustering
7 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.72%) iPad
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.21%) Windows
2 9 (15.52%) Windows 8
3 7 (12.07%) Windows 7
4 6 (10.34%) Windows XP
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.17%) Android
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) ITIL
2 11 (18.97%) MVC
3 7 (12.07%) Migration
4 6 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (8.62%) Mathematics
6 4 (6.90%) Analytical Thinking
6 4 (6.90%) Database Security
6 4 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (6.90%) Risk Management
6 4 (6.90%) Statistics
6 4 (6.90%) Web Development
7 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.17%) Project Planning
8 2 (3.45%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (3.45%) Data Conversion
8 2 (3.45%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.45%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.45%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.45%) Time Management
8 2 (3.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (48.28%) SQL
2 19 (32.76%) C#
3 10 (17.24%) VB.NET
4 8 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.79%) T-SQL
5 6 (10.34%) PL/SQL
6 4 (6.90%) C
7 2 (3.45%) Java
8 1 (1.72%) C++
8 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) MCSA
1 9 (15.52%) MCSE
2 7 (12.07%) Degree
3 4 (6.90%) CCNA
3 4 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.90%) MCP
4 3 (5.17%) CCNP
4 3 (5.17%) CCSA
4 3 (5.17%) MCITP
4 3 (5.17%) MCSD
5 1 (1.72%) CCENT
5 1 (1.72%) CISA
5 1 (1.72%) CITP
5 1 (1.72%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.72%) HNC
5 1 (1.72%) MCTS
5 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.72%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.72%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 9 (15.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (82.76%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.07%) VMware
3 5 (8.62%) Telerik
4 4 (6.90%) Cisco
5 3 (5.17%) Apple
6 2 (3.45%) CommVault
6 2 (3.45%) Lotus
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle
7 1 (1.72%) IDERA
7 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.72%) SAP