Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 267 279 276
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3 -47
Permanent jobs citing MCP 56 60 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.53% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.34% 2.00% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 35 36 46
West Midlands median annual salary £30,000 £33,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.77% -5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £22,500 £20,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £40,125 £42,500
England median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% -3.08%

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 2390 3005 2733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.44% 26.37% 25.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1839 2201 2172
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,000 £65,480
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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
Birmingham +43 42 £33,500 -1.47% 1
Staffordshire +5 4 £26,000 -24.64% 1
Coventry - 3 £57,500 -
Warwickshire -12 2 £28,750 -23.33%
Shropshire -8 1 - -
Worcestershire -10 1 £22,350 -4.89% 1
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing MCP 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MCP.

1 39 (69.64%) Microsoft
2 34 (60.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (51.79%) MCSE
4 25 (44.64%) Windows
5 23 (41.07%) Office 365
5 23 (41.07%) Presales
6 21 (37.50%) Project Management
7 20 (35.71%) VMware
8 19 (33.93%) ITIL
8 19 (33.93%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (30.36%) Time Management
10 16 (28.57%) Customer Engagement
10 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
11 14 (25.00%) Degree
12 13 (23.21%) Network Security
12 13 (23.21%) Citrix Certification
12 13 (23.21%) Windows 7
13 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
13 12 (21.43%) Windows 10
13 12 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
14 11 (19.64%) HP
14 11 (19.64%) Data Centre
15 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
15 10 (17.86%) VPN
15 10 (17.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 9 (16.07%) Citrix
16 9 (16.07%) Windows 8
17 8 (14.29%) Hyper-V
17 8 (14.29%) SLA
17 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Office

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 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.57%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.57%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.79%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (41.07%) Office 365
2 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.79%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) Network Security
2 10 (17.86%) VPN
3 7 (12.50%) DHCP
3 7 (12.50%) DNS
4 6 (10.71%) 802.11
4 6 (10.71%) LAN
4 6 (10.71%) SAN
5 5 (8.93%) VLAN
5 5 (8.93%) WAN
6 4 (7.14%) MPLS
6 4 (7.14%) Wireshark
7 2 (3.57%) Firewall
7 2 (3.57%) Skype
7 2 (3.57%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.79%) HTTP
8 1 (1.79%) VoIP
8 1 (1.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.79%) GitLab
1 1 (1.79%) MSBuild
1 1 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 4 (7.14%) Multimedia
1 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.79%) Electronics
2 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Architect
2 12 (21.43%) Analyst
2 12 (21.43%) Lead Architect
3 8 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 6 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (10.71%) Desktop Support
5 5 (8.93%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Consultant
5 5 (8.93%) ITIL Service Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Service Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Mitel Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Presales Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Solutions Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Storage Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.71%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.79%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.93%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.36%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.36%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.36%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.57%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.57%) Handset
4 2 (3.57%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.79%) CMDB
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.79%) NHS
5 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.79%) User Experience
5 1 (1.79%) VLE
5 1 (1.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (44.64%) Windows
2 13 (23.21%) Windows 7
3 12 (21.43%) Windows 10
4 9 (16.07%) Windows 8
5 7 (12.50%) Windows Vista
6 5 (8.93%) Windows XP
7 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.36%) Android
8 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
9 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.07%) Presales
2 21 (37.50%) Project Management
3 19 (33.93%) ITIL
4 17 (30.36%) Time Management
5 16 (28.57%) Customer Engagement
6 12 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (12.50%) Problem Management
7 7 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 6 (10.71%) Data Analysis
8 6 (10.71%) Line Management
8 6 (10.71%) Process Improvement
8 6 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (8.93%) Business Development
10 4 (7.14%) ITIL V3
11 2 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (3.57%) CRM
11 2 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
11 2 (3.57%) Service Management
12 1 (1.79%) Business Intelligence
12 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) ANSI C
1 1 (1.79%) C
1 1 (1.79%) C#
1 1 (1.79%) Embedded C
1 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (60.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (51.79%) MCSE
3 14 (25.00%) Degree
4 13 (23.21%) Citrix Certification
5 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 10 (17.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (10.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (10.71%) Master's Degree
7 6 (10.71%) MCSA
8 5 (8.93%) HP ASE
9 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 4 (7.14%) VCAP
9 4 (7.14%) VCDX
10 3 (5.36%) A+ Certification
10 3 (5.36%) CCNA
10 3 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (5.36%) MCDST
11 2 (3.57%) DBS Check
11 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (3.57%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (33.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
3 8 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.36%) XenApp
5 2 (3.57%) BitLocker
5 2 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.79%) vSphere
6 1 (1.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Backup Exec
1 3 (5.36%) SCCM
2 1 (1.79%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (69.64%) Microsoft
2 20 (35.71%) VMware
3 11 (19.64%) HP
4 9 (16.07%) Citrix
5 6 (10.71%) Fujitsu
6 5 (8.93%) IBM
7 4 (7.14%) Cisco
7 4 (7.14%) Mitel
8 2 (3.57%) Becrypt
8 2 (3.57%) CommVault
8 2 (3.57%) Lotus
8 2 (3.57%) Wyse
9 1 (1.79%) Apple
9 1 (1.79%) BMC
9 1 (1.79%) Google
9 1 (1.79%) Kaseya
9 1 (1.79%) Veeam