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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 44 61
Rank change year-on-year +3 +17  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 18 28 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.17% 4.17% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.50% 22.76% 9.24%
Number of salaries quoted 16 22 10
Median salary £29,500 £24,000 £19,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.91% +24.67%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £21,500 £18,400
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £51,350 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +5.71%  

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 80 123 119
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 18.52% 18.30% 20.27%
Number of salaries quoted 54 115 88
Median salary £31,000 £34,750 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.79% +15.83%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £18,750
10% offered a salary of more than £37,700 £47,000 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 28 March 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 28 March 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
Stoke-on-Trent +9 11 £28,000 +16.66% 3
Tamworth +1 5 £37,000 -15.42% 2
Stafford -4 2 £33,750 +56.97%
Microsoft Certification
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 16 (48.48%) MCSE
3 14 (42.42%) Windows
4 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
5 11 (33.33%) Cisco
5 11 (33.33%) C#
5 11 (33.33%) .NET
5 11 (33.33%) Network Security
6 10 (30.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (27.27%) SQL
7 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 9 (27.27%) MS Exchange
8 8 (24.24%) SSCP
8 8 (24.24%) CCNP
8 8 (24.24%) CCNA
8 8 (24.24%) CISSP
8 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (24.24%) PRINCE2
8 8 (24.24%) VB.NET
8 8 (24.24%) CEH
8 8 (24.24%) CISMP
8 8 (24.24%) Firewall
8 8 (24.24%) CCSA
8 8 (24.24%) Qualys
8 8 (24.24%) SIEM
8 8 (24.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 8 (24.24%) Security Operations
9 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
10 6 (18.18%) Office 365
10 6 (18.18%) VMware

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 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Office 365
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) IaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) Network Security
2 8 (24.24%) Firewall
3 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
4 4 (12.12%) DHCP
4 4 (12.12%) DNS
4 4 (12.12%) LDAP
4 4 (12.12%) SNMP
5 3 (9.09%) MPLS
5 3 (9.09%) VLAN
5 3 (9.09%) VPN
5 3 (9.09%) WLAN
6 2 (6.06%) NAS
6 2 (6.06%) SAN
7 1 (3.03%) Kerberos
7 1 (3.03%) LAN
7 1 (3.03%) Skype
7 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Operations Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Security Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Security Operations Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Graduate
5 3 (9.09%) Graduate Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Graduate Software Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Junior
5 3 (9.09%) Junior Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Junior Software Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Technician
5 3 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.06%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.03%) Ajax
3 1 (3.03%) CSS
3 1 (3.03%) CSS3
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) HTML5
3 1 (3.03%) jQuery
3 1 (3.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.03%) Android
5 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) PRINCE2
1 8 (24.24%) Security Operations
1 8 (24.24%) SIEM
1 8 (24.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 4 (12.12%) MVC
3 3 (9.09%) ITIL
3 3 (9.09%) ITSM
3 3 (9.09%) OO
3 3 (9.09%) OOP
3 3 (9.09%) Service Management
4 2 (6.06%) Manual Testing
4 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
4 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.03%) API Development
5 1 (3.03%) CRM
5 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.03%) Information Security
5 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.03%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) C#
2 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 8 (24.24%) VB.NET
4 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
6 3 (9.09%) C++
6 3 (9.09%) Java
7 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (48.48%) MCSE
2 8 (24.24%) CCNA
2 8 (24.24%) CCNP
2 8 (24.24%) CCSA
2 8 (24.24%) CEH
2 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (24.24%) CISMP
2 8 (24.24%) CISSP
2 8 (24.24%) SSCP
3 6 (18.18%) Degree
4 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (6.06%) MCITP
5 2 (6.06%) MCSA
5 2 (6.06%) MCSD
6 1 (3.03%) MCP
6 1 (3.03%) MCPD
6 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (33.33%) Cisco
3 8 (24.24%) Qualys
4 6 (18.18%) VMware
5 3 (9.09%) Citrix
6 1 (3.03%) Xamarin
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + pen/health/25 hols/gym
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Staffordshire University
Salary: Grade 5, £23,164 - £26,829 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Staffordshire University
Salary: Grade 4, £19,485 - £22,494 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago