Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 221 244 276
Rank change year-on-year +23 +32 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCP 65 74 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.82% 0.75% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.74% 3.20% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 25 36 24
West Midlands median annual salary £26,000 £37,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.67% +10.29% +7.94%
10th Percentile £21,900 £25,000 £17,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £38,750
England median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -4.76%

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 2,373 2,316 2,515
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.78% 23.49% 24.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,565 1,609 1,869
West Midlands median annual salary £43,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.13% - -2.44%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019. 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 -10 50 £32,500 -27.78% 1
Dudley - 8 £26,000 -
Shropshire -1 2 - -
Coventry +15 1 £20,330 -66.12%
Solihull - 1 £25,000 - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £40,000 -
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 62 (95.38%) Windows
2 58 (89.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (84.62%) MCSE
4 48 (73.85%) Microsoft
5 43 (66.15%) GDPR
6 38 (58.46%) Data Protection
7 33 (50.77%) Active Directory
7 33 (50.77%) Citrix
8 32 (49.23%) VMware
9 30 (46.15%) Windows Server
10 28 (43.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (40.00%) Office 365
11 26 (40.00%) SQL Server
12 25 (38.46%) Project Management
12 25 (38.46%) Presales
12 25 (38.46%) Network Security
12 25 (38.46%) Enterprise Architecture
12 25 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
12 25 (38.46%) Vendor Relationship Management
13 23 (35.38%) Customer Requirements
13 23 (35.38%) Server Virtualisation
13 23 (35.38%) Amazon AWS
13 23 (35.38%) Security Cleared
13 23 (35.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (35.38%) Programme Management
14 21 (32.31%) PowerShell
14 21 (32.31%) Windows 10
15 20 (30.77%) Data Centre
15 20 (30.77%) Windows 7
15 20 (30.77%) 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 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (7.69%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.08%) Exstream Dialogue
2 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 26 (40.00%) Office 365
2 25 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (35.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (38.46%) Network Security
2 10 (15.38%) LAN
2 10 (15.38%) WAN
3 8 (12.31%) Firewall
4 5 (7.69%) SAN
4 5 (7.69%) Skype
5 3 (4.62%) DHCP
5 3 (4.62%) DNS
6 2 (3.08%) VPN
7 1 (1.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (26.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (3.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (38.46%) Architect
1 25 (38.46%) Technical Architect
2 17 (26.15%) SCCM Engineer
2 17 (26.15%) Senior SCCM Engineer
3 15 (23.08%) Analyst
4 10 (15.38%) Support Analyst
5 8 (12.31%) IT Support
6 7 (10.77%) IT Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) IT Support Analyst
7 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (7.69%) Support Engineer
9 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 4 (6.15%) Service Analyst
9 4 (6.15%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (6.15%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
10 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Support
Miscellaneous
1 20 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 17 (26.15%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (7.69%) Replication
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 62 (95.38%) Windows
2 30 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 28 (43.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (35.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (32.31%) Windows 10
6 20 (30.77%) Windows 7
7 8 (12.31%) Linux
7 8 (12.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.08%) Unix
9 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (58.46%) Data Protection
2 25 (38.46%) Enterprise Architecture
2 25 (38.46%) Presales
2 25 (38.46%) Project Management
2 25 (38.46%) Vendor Relationship Management
3 23 (35.38%) Customer Requirements
3 23 (35.38%) Programme Management
3 23 (35.38%) Server Virtualisation
4 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (26.15%) Computer Science
4 17 (26.15%) Root Cause Analysis
4 17 (26.15%) Software Engineering
5 13 (20.00%) ITIL
6 9 (13.85%) Incident Management
7 8 (12.31%) ITSM
8 7 (10.77%) ITIL V3
9 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (7.69%) Operations Management
10 5 (7.69%) Performance Management
11 3 (4.62%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.31%) PowerShell
2 20 (30.77%) SQL
3 17 (26.15%) VBScript
4 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 58 (89.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (84.62%) MCSE
3 23 (35.38%) Security Cleared
4 18 (27.69%) Degree
5 17 (26.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (23.08%) MCSA
7 2 (3.08%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.54%) HNC
8 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.54%) MCITP
8 1 (1.54%) MCTS
8 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (66.15%) GDPR
2 5 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (50.77%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.23%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (9.23%) vSphere
4 1 (1.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (27.69%) SCCM
2 17 (26.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (73.85%) Microsoft
2 33 (50.77%) Citrix
3 32 (49.23%) VMware
4 14 (21.54%) Cisco
5 8 (12.31%) NetApp
5 8 (12.31%) Red Hat
6 5 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 5 (7.69%) Veeam
7 3 (4.62%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.08%) HP
8 2 (3.08%) Oracle
9 1 (1.54%) Remedy
9 1 (1.54%) Sophos