Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 278 279
Rank change year-on-year +64 +1 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCP 86 56 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.01% 0.55% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.72% 2.34% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 47 35 36
West Midlands median annual salary £26,000 £30,000 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% -9.77% -5.00%
10th Percentile £22,800 £22,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £57,500 £40,125
England median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000

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 2,311 2,392 2,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.24% 23.68% 26.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,540 1,841 2,185
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,375 £67,500 £64,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +15 50 £77,500 +131.34% 2
Dudley - 27 £26,000 -
Shropshire +13 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 2 £40,000 -
Warwickshire +42 1 £22,500 -21.74%
Coventry +9 1 £45,000 -21.74%
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 80 (93.02%) Windows
2 79 (91.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 71 (82.56%) MCSE
4 56 (65.12%) Microsoft
5 50 (58.14%) VMware
6 49 (56.98%) Citrix
7 33 (38.37%) Active Directory
8 32 (37.21%) Data Protection
8 32 (37.21%) GDPR
9 31 (36.05%) Office 365
9 31 (36.05%) VMware Infrastructure
9 31 (36.05%) MCSA
10 30 (34.88%) LAN
10 30 (34.88%) Windows Server
11 29 (33.72%) WAN
11 29 (33.72%) Cisco
12 28 (32.56%) Firewall
12 28 (32.56%) Linux
12 28 (32.56%) NetApp
12 28 (32.56%) Incident Management
13 27 (31.40%) PowerShell
13 27 (31.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 27 (31.40%) Red Hat
13 27 (31.40%) ITSM
14 25 (29.07%) Project Management
14 25 (29.07%) Microsoft Office
14 25 (29.07%) Microsoft Azure
14 25 (29.07%) Enterprise Architecture
14 25 (29.07%) Security Cleared
14 25 (29.07%) 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 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.33%) Exstream Dialogue
2 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (29.07%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 31 (36.05%) Office 365
2 25 (29.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (23.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (34.88%) LAN
2 29 (33.72%) WAN
3 28 (32.56%) Firewall
4 25 (29.07%) Network Security
5 4 (4.65%) DHCP
5 4 (4.65%) DNS
6 3 (3.49%) VPN
7 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (26.74%) SQL Server
2 15 (17.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (1.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (38.37%) Analyst
2 25 (29.07%) Architect
2 25 (29.07%) Technical Architect
3 19 (22.09%) Support Analyst
4 18 (20.93%) SCCM Engineer
5 17 (19.77%) IT Support
6 16 (18.60%) IT Analyst
6 16 (18.60%) IT Support Analyst
6 16 (18.60%) Senior SCCM Engineer
7 8 (9.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (6.98%) Operations Analyst
8 6 (6.98%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Lead Architect
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Support Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Support Specialist
9 4 (4.65%) Technical Leader
10 3 (3.49%) Applications Support
10 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Service Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.16%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 23 (26.74%) Self-Motivation
2 22 (25.58%) Data Centre
3 18 (20.93%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.81%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 80 (93.02%) Windows
2 30 (34.88%) Windows Server
3 28 (32.56%) Linux
4 27 (31.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (29.07%) Windows 10
6 24 (27.91%) Windows 7
7 21 (24.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (24.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.21%) Data Protection
2 28 (32.56%) Incident Management
3 27 (31.40%) ITSM
4 25 (29.07%) Enterprise Architecture
4 25 (29.07%) Presales
4 25 (29.07%) Project Management
4 25 (29.07%) Vendor Relationship Management
5 20 (23.26%) Customer Requirements
5 20 (23.26%) Programme Management
5 20 (23.26%) Server Virtualisation
6 18 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (20.93%) Root Cause Analysis
6 18 (20.93%) Software Engineering
7 17 (19.77%) ITIL
8 11 (12.79%) Service Management
9 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (6.98%) Service Delivery
9 6 (6.98%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 5 (5.81%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.40%) PowerShell
2 18 (20.93%) SQL
2 18 (20.93%) VBScript
3 6 (6.98%) Bash Shell
3 6 (6.98%) Python
Qualifications
1 79 (91.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (82.56%) MCSE
3 31 (36.05%) MCSA
4 25 (29.07%) Security Cleared
5 24 (27.91%) Degree
6 18 (20.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (8.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (6.98%) HNC
9 5 (5.81%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (4.65%) MCDST
10 4 (4.65%) MCITP
11 3 (3.49%) MCTS
12 1 (1.16%) A+ Certification
12 1 (1.16%) CCENT
12 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (37.21%) GDPR
2 5 (5.81%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (38.37%) Active Directory
2 31 (36.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (6.98%) vSphere
3 6 (6.98%) XenApp
4 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (20.93%) SCCM
2 15 (17.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (65.12%) Microsoft
2 50 (58.14%) VMware
3 49 (56.98%) Citrix
4 29 (33.72%) Cisco
5 28 (32.56%) NetApp
6 27 (31.40%) Red Hat
7 7 (8.14%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.33%) HP
8 2 (2.33%) Oracle
9 1 (1.16%) Sophos
9 1 (1.16%) WatchGuard