Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 274 287
Rank change year-on-year +78 +13 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCP 97 43 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.10% 0.43% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.08% 1.78% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 43 27 32
West Midlands median annual salary £26,000 £30,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £23,200 £22,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £57,500 £41,150
England median annual salary £30,000 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year -3.23% -1.59% -1.56%

MCP 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 West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,378 2,418 3,219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.03% 24.08% 26.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,550 1,931 2,336
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.88% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,080 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,625 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,408 £46,658
% change year-on-year +5.47% +1.61% +3.68%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in the West Midlands

MCP
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for MCP in the West Midlands

MCP
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for MCP in the West Midlands

MCP
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 September 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
Birmingham +44 61 £77,500 +192.45% 2
Dudley - 23 £26,000 - 1
Worcestershire +17 4 £42,500 +90.16%
Coventry +16 3 £45,000 -21.74%
Solihull - 2 - -
Warwickshire +30 1 £22,500 -35.71%
Wolverhampton - 1 £40,000 - 1
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT jobs citing MCP 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MCP.

1 94 (96.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (91.75%) Windows
3 84 (86.60%) MCSE
4 73 (75.26%) Microsoft
5 62 (63.92%) VMware
6 47 (48.45%) Active Directory
6 47 (48.45%) Citrix
7 41 (42.27%) Microsoft Office
8 39 (40.21%) PowerShell
9 38 (39.18%) Degree
10 37 (38.14%) Windows 10
11 36 (37.11%) Windows 7
12 35 (36.08%) Office 365
12 35 (36.08%) Self-Motivation
13 34 (35.05%) Windows Server
14 32 (32.99%) Data Centre
14 32 (32.99%) VMware Infrastructure
14 32 (32.99%) Computer Science
14 32 (32.99%) VBScript
15 31 (31.96%) SCCM
16 30 (30.93%) Software Engineering
16 30 (30.93%) Computer Science Degree
17 29 (29.90%) Root Cause Analysis
17 29 (29.90%) Agile Software Development
18 28 (28.87%) Microsoft Azure
18 28 (28.87%) MCSA
18 28 (28.87%) NetApp
19 26 (26.80%) Incident Management
19 26 (26.80%) Cisco
20 25 (25.77%) Network Security

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 5 (5.15%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.06%) IIS
2 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 41 (42.27%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 35 (36.08%) Office 365
2 28 (28.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (22.68%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.06%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 25 (25.77%) Network Security
2 24 (24.74%) Firewall
2 24 (24.74%) LAN
3 23 (23.71%) WAN
4 4 (4.12%) DHCP
4 4 (4.12%) DNS
4 4 (4.12%) Wireless
5 3 (3.09%) SAN
6 2 (2.06%) Skype
6 2 (2.06%) SSL
6 2 (2.06%) VPN
7 1 (1.03%) Internet
7 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.62%) SQL Server
2 15 (15.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (2.06%) Finance
1 2 (2.06%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.03%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 29 (29.90%) SCCM Engineer
2 24 (24.74%) Analyst
2 24 (24.74%) Architect
2 24 (24.74%) Technical Architect
3 19 (19.59%) Senior SCCM Engineer
4 15 (15.46%) IT Support
5 14 (14.43%) Support Analyst
6 13 (13.40%) IT Analyst
6 13 (13.40%) IT Support Analyst
7 8 (8.25%) Support Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (7.22%) Senior Support Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Desktop Support
9 5 (5.15%) Operations Analyst
10 4 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) Lead Architect
10 4 (4.12%) Support Specialist
10 4 (4.12%) Technical Leader
11 3 (3.09%) Desktop Engineer
11 3 (3.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.03%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 35 (36.08%) Self-Motivation
2 32 (32.99%) Computer Science
2 32 (32.99%) Data Centre
3 9 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.15%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.06%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.03%) CMDB
7 1 (1.03%) EPoS
7 1 (1.03%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 89 (91.75%) Windows
2 37 (38.14%) Windows 10
3 36 (37.11%) Windows 7
4 34 (35.05%) Windows Server
5 25 (25.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (24.74%) Linux
7 23 (23.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (23.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (30.93%) Software Engineering
2 29 (29.90%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (29.90%) Root Cause Analysis
3 26 (26.80%) Incident Management
4 25 (25.77%) Presales
4 25 (25.77%) Project Management
5 24 (24.74%) Enterprise Architecture
5 24 (24.74%) Vendor Relationship Management
6 23 (23.71%) ITSM
7 20 (20.62%) Customer Requirements
7 20 (20.62%) Programme Management
7 20 (20.62%) Server Virtualisation
8 19 (19.59%) Data Protection
9 14 (14.43%) ITIL
10 9 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (9.28%) Service Delivery
10 9 (9.28%) Service Management
11 7 (7.22%) Mobile Device Management
12 5 (5.15%) Infrastructure Management
12 5 (5.15%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 39 (40.21%) PowerShell
2 32 (32.99%) VBScript
3 17 (17.53%) SQL
4 5 (5.15%) Bash Shell
4 5 (5.15%) Python
5 3 (3.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 94 (96.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (86.60%) MCSE
3 38 (39.18%) Degree
4 30 (30.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (28.87%) MCSA
6 24 (24.74%) Security Cleared
7 7 (7.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (6.19%) MCTS
9 5 (5.15%) HNC
9 5 (5.15%) MCITP
10 4 (4.12%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (4.12%) MCDST
11 2 (2.06%) A+ Certification
12 1 (1.03%) CCENT
12 1 (1.03%) CCNA
12 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (1.03%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.59%) GDPR
2 2 (2.06%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (48.45%) Active Directory
2 32 (32.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (5.15%) vSphere
3 5 (5.15%) XenApp
4 4 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.06%) Firmware
5 2 (2.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 31 (31.96%) SCCM
2 15 (15.46%) WSUS
3 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (4.12%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 73 (75.26%) Microsoft
2 62 (63.92%) VMware
3 47 (48.45%) Citrix
4 28 (28.87%) NetApp
5 26 (26.80%) Cisco
6 23 (23.71%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.15%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.09%) MobileIron
9 2 (2.06%) Forcepoint
9 2 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.03%) BMC
10 1 (1.03%) Dell
10 1 (1.03%) HP
10 1 (1.03%) Meraki
10 1 (1.03%) Sage
10 1 (1.03%) Samsung
10 1 (1.03%) Sophos
10 1 (1.03%) Toshiba
10 1 (1.03%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.03%) Xerox