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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 227 183
Rank change year-on-year +48 -44  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 28 20 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.32% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.55% 1.18% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 10 16 28
Median salary £32,500 £30,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -27.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,850 £17,000 £21,350
10% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £40,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median 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 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 1097 1689 1348
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.00% 27.36% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 855 1278 1075
Median salary £44,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +30 21 £24,000 -40.00% 1
Warwickshire +26 4 £35,000 +16.66%
Staffordshire +12 1 £22,000 +15.78%
Dudley +8 1 £17,500 -16.66%
Worcestershire - 1 £55,000 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 37 (72.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (68.63%) Degree
3 34 (66.67%) MCSE
4 33 (64.71%) Data Centre
5 25 (49.02%) Microsoft
6 22 (43.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (37.25%) Windows
8 18 (35.29%) Project Management
8 18 (35.29%) Line Management
8 18 (35.29%) Presales
9 17 (33.33%) Public Cloud
9 17 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
9 17 (33.33%) VCDX
9 17 (33.33%) Time Management
9 17 (33.33%) VCAP
9 17 (33.33%) Business Development
10 16 (31.37%) VMware
10 16 (31.37%) Cisco
11 14 (27.45%) MS Excel
11 14 (27.45%) Firewall
11 14 (27.45%) Root Cause Analysis
12 13 (25.49%) Windows 7
12 13 (25.49%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (25.49%) CCNA
13 11 (21.57%) Windows 10
14 10 (19.61%) VPN
14 10 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (17.65%) Computer Science
16 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
16 8 (15.69%) MS 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 (7.84%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (27.45%) MS Excel
2 8 (15.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 22 (43.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.80%) Office 365
3 2 (3.92%) G Suite
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (27.45%) Firewall
2 10 (19.61%) VPN
3 7 (13.73%) Network Security
4 5 (9.80%) 802.11
4 5 (9.80%) DHCP
4 5 (9.80%) DNS
4 5 (9.80%) LAN
4 5 (9.80%) WAN
4 5 (9.80%) Wireless
5 3 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (5.88%) SAN
5 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.96%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.96%) VoIP
6 1 (1.96%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) DB2
1 1 (1.96%) MySQL
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
1 7 (13.73%) Retail
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Architect
1 17 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 10 (19.61%) Network Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) SCCM Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Graduate
5 4 (7.84%) Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Help Desk Adviser
6 3 (5.88%) Network Operations Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) IT Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Support Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Field Service Technician
8 1 (1.96%) IT Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Service Desk Support
8 1 (1.96%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.96%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 33 (64.71%) Data Centre
2 17 (33.33%) Public Cloud
3 9 (17.65%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.84%) Blackberry
5 3 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.96%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 19 (37.25%) Windows
2 13 (25.49%) Windows 7
3 11 (21.57%) Windows 10
4 5 (9.80%) Windows 8
4 5 (9.80%) Windows Vista
5 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) Line Management
1 18 (35.29%) Presales
1 18 (35.29%) Project Management
2 17 (33.33%) Business Development
2 17 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 17 (33.33%) Time Management
3 14 (27.45%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 6 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 5 (9.80%) Data Analysis
5 5 (9.80%) ITIL
5 5 (9.80%) Process Improvement
6 4 (7.84%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
6 4 (7.84%) Service Management
7 3 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.88%) ITSM
7 3 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
1 6 (11.76%) VBScript
2 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (72.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (68.63%) Degree
3 34 (66.67%) MCSE
4 17 (33.33%) VCAP
4 17 (33.33%) VCDX
5 13 (25.49%) CCNA
5 13 (25.49%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (9.80%) CCNP
7 3 (5.88%) A+ Certification
7 3 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.92%) MCSA
9 1 (1.96%) CCENT
9 1 (1.96%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.96%) PMP
9 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) SLA
2 3 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
3 4 (7.84%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.96%) Firmware
4 1 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.96%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) SCCM
2 3 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.96%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (49.02%) Microsoft
2 16 (31.37%) Cisco
2 16 (31.37%) VMware
3 6 (11.76%) HP
4 5 (9.80%) Citrix
4 5 (9.80%) Fujitsu
5 3 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 3 (5.88%) Palo Alto
5 3 (5.88%) Veeam
6 2 (3.92%) Google
7 1 (1.96%) 3Com
7 1 (1.96%) Apple
7 1 (1.96%) BMC
7 1 (1.96%) Draytek
7 1 (1.96%) IBM
7 1 (1.96%) NETGEAR
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle
7 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.96%) Sophos
7 1 (1.96%) ZyXEL
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