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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 216 204
Rank change year-on-year +6 -12  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 17 22 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.36% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.39% 1.36% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 25
Median salary £27,500 £31,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.69% -10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,010 £20,450 £20,100
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,200 £50,200
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
% change year-on-year - +1.69%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1221 1619 1489
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.93% 26.16% 25.98%
Number of salaries quoted 981 1165 1152
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing MCP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Birmingham +11 7 £26,500 -26.38%
Warwickshire +9 5 £35,000 +75.00%
Coventry -8 1 £19,520 -9.20% 1
Worcestershire - 1 £22,350 -
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 41 (87.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (82.98%) MCSE
3 29 (61.70%) Degree
4 27 (57.45%) Windows
4 27 (57.45%) Microsoft
5 23 (48.94%) VMware
6 20 (42.55%) Data Centre
7 19 (40.43%) Cisco
8 17 (36.17%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (31.91%) Firewall
10 14 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (29.79%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (27.66%) Project Management
12 12 (25.53%) ITIL
12 12 (25.53%) Time Management
12 12 (25.53%) Line Management
12 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (25.53%) Presales
13 11 (23.40%) Windows 10
13 11 (23.40%) Public Cloud
13 11 (23.40%) VCAP
13 11 (23.40%) VCDX
13 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
13 11 (23.40%) Business Development
13 11 (23.40%) Customer Requirements
13 11 (23.40%) Computer Science Degree
13 11 (23.40%) Computer Science
13 11 (23.40%) CCNA
13 11 (23.40%) VPN
13 11 (23.40%) Cisco Certification

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 9 (19.15%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 17 (36.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (17.02%) Office 365
3 4 (8.51%) G Suite
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.91%) Firewall
2 11 (23.40%) VPN
3 8 (17.02%) LAN
3 8 (17.02%) WAN
4 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
5 6 (12.77%) SAN
5 6 (12.77%) Wireless
6 5 (10.64%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (10.64%) DHCP
6 5 (10.64%) DNS
7 4 (8.51%) 802.11
7 4 (8.51%) WLAN
8 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.13%) FCoE
8 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.13%) NAS
8 1 (2.13%) Network Security
8 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
8 1 (2.13%) VLAN
8 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) DB2
1 1 (2.13%) MySQL
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
1 7 (14.89%) Retail
2 2 (4.26%) Electronics
3 1 (2.13%) Games
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Architect
1 11 (23.40%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (12.77%) Network Engineer
2 6 (12.77%) SCCM Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Network Operations Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Help Desk Adviser
5 3 (6.38%) Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) IT Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Field Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) IT Support
6 2 (4.26%) IT Technician
6 2 (4.26%) Mechanical Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) PC Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Support Technician
7 1 (2.13%) Desktop Technician
7 1 (2.13%) Service Desk Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.13%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (42.55%) Data Centre
2 11 (23.40%) Computer Science
2 11 (23.40%) Public Cloud
3 6 (12.77%) Blackberry
4 5 (10.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.26%) NHS
6 1 (2.13%) CMDB
6 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.13%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 27 (57.45%) Windows
2 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (23.40%) Windows 10
3 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
4 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (14.89%) Windows 8
6 6 (12.77%) Windows Vista
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.38%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
9 1 (2.13%) Android
9 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Root Cause Analysis
2 13 (27.66%) Project Management
3 12 (25.53%) ITIL
3 12 (25.53%) Line Management
3 12 (25.53%) Presales
3 12 (25.53%) Time Management
4 11 (23.40%) Business Development
4 11 (23.40%) Customer Requirements
5 9 (19.15%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
6 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering
7 5 (10.64%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (10.64%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (8.51%) Data Analysis
8 4 (8.51%) Process Improvement
9 3 (6.38%) Break/Fix
9 3 (6.38%) CRM
9 3 (6.38%) Hardware Maintenance
9 3 (6.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
1 6 (12.77%) VBScript
2 1 (2.13%) ANSI C
2 1 (2.13%) C
2 1 (2.13%) Embedded C
2 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (87.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (82.98%) MCSE
3 29 (61.70%) Degree
4 11 (23.40%) CCNA
4 11 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (23.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (23.40%) VCAP
4 11 (23.40%) VCDX
5 9 (19.15%) CCNP
6 6 (12.77%) DBS Check
7 4 (8.51%) A+ Certification
7 4 (8.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (8.51%) Master's Degree
7 4 (8.51%) MCSA
8 3 (6.38%) MCITP
9 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.13%) CCENT
10 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
10 1 (2.13%) PMP
10 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) SLA
2 5 (10.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
2 10 (21.28%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.13%) Firmware
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.13%) vSphere
4 1 (2.13%) XenApp
4 1 (2.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) SCCM
2 5 (10.64%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.26%) WSUS
4 1 (2.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 27 (57.45%) Microsoft
2 23 (48.94%) VMware
3 19 (40.43%) Cisco
4 7 (14.89%) Citrix
5 6 (12.77%) HP
6 5 (10.64%) CheckPoint
6 5 (10.64%) Palo Alto
6 5 (10.64%) Veeam
7 4 (8.51%) Fujitsu
7 4 (8.51%) Google
8 1 (2.13%) 3Com
8 1 (2.13%) Apple
8 1 (2.13%) BMC
8 1 (2.13%) Draytek
8 1 (2.13%) IBM
8 1 (2.13%) Juniper
8 1 (2.13%) NETGEAR
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle
8 1 (2.13%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.13%) ZyXEL
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £17772.00 - £21268.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago