Period
to 15 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 108 133
Rank change year-on-year +25 +25 -27
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 264 272 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.33% 2.75% 2.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.35% 11.74% 8.83%
Number of salaries quoted 182 193 162
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £19,075
90th Percentile £73,000 £56,850 £57,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%

Microsoft Certification 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 2,326 2,317 2,537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.36% 23.45% 24.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,522 1,630 1,871
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 £63,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the West Midlands

Microsoft Certification
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 Microsoft Certification within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 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 +28 167 £45,000 +12.50% 29
Staffordshire +15 32 £37,500 +20.00% 10
Dudley +3 14 £26,000 +8.33% 1
Solihull +3 13 £37,500 +7.14% 12
Coventry +21 11 £29,500 -37.89%
Shropshire -12 7 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Warwickshire +17 6 £50,000 -3.85% 4
Worcestershire -26 5 £30,000 -25.00% 5
Herefordshire -6 2 £38,000 -36.67%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £45,000 - 1
Wolverhampton +13 1 £40,000 -42.86% 2
West Bromwich +10 1 £35,500 +9.23%
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Microsoft Certification.

1 203 (76.89%) Microsoft
2 197 (74.62%) Windows
3 192 (72.73%) MCSE
4 162 (61.36%) Active Directory
5 140 (53.03%) VMware
6 128 (48.48%) Office 365
7 113 (42.80%) Microsoft Azure
8 100 (37.88%) Windows Server
9 94 (35.61%) MCSA
10 83 (31.44%) SQL
11 77 (29.17%) Microsoft Office
12 76 (28.79%) Data Centre
12 76 (28.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 75 (28.41%) Project Management
14 67 (25.38%) ITIL
14 67 (25.38%) Citrix
15 66 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 66 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 64 (24.24%) GDPR
17 62 (23.48%) Amazon AWS
18 61 (23.11%) MCP
19 59 (22.35%) Data Protection
19 59 (22.35%) Presales
20 57 (21.59%) SCCM
20 57 (21.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 56 (21.21%) Windows 7
22 55 (20.83%) DNS
23 54 (20.45%) Network Security
24 52 (19.70%) Enterprise Architecture
24 52 (19.70%) Vendor Relationship Management

Microsoft Certification
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 37 (14.02%) MS Exchange
2 19 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2003
3 16 (6.06%) Skype for Business
4 11 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (2.65%) Apache
5 7 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.27%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.52%) CMS
7 4 (1.52%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.76%) IIS
9 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 77 (29.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.38%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.27%) Workfront
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 128 (48.48%) Office 365
2 113 (42.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (23.48%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (9.47%) Amazon EC2
5 25 (9.47%) Amazon EMR
5 25 (9.47%) Amazon Kinesis
5 25 (9.47%) Amazon S3
5 25 (9.47%) Amazon SQS
5 25 (9.47%) AWS Lambda
5 25 (9.47%) Serverless
6 13 (4.92%) IaaS
7 9 (3.41%) PaaS
8 6 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (1.52%) SaaS
10 2 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 55 (20.83%) DNS
2 54 (20.45%) Network Security
3 48 (18.18%) DHCP
4 42 (15.91%) SAN
5 33 (12.50%) Firewall
6 28 (10.61%) VLAN
7 27 (10.23%) LAN
7 27 (10.23%) WAN
8 24 (9.09%) TCP/IP
9 19 (7.20%) NAS
10 16 (6.06%) Skype
11 15 (5.68%) MPLS
11 15 (5.68%) VPN
12 13 (4.92%) Kerberos
12 13 (4.92%) SNMP
12 13 (4.92%) WLAN
13 12 (4.55%) VoIP
13 12 (4.55%) Wireless
14 11 (4.17%) OSPF
14 11 (4.17%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (19.32%) SQL Server
2 38 (14.39%) Relational Database
3 25 (9.47%) Amazon RDS
3 25 (9.47%) Amazon Redshift
3 25 (9.47%) Cosmos DB
3 25 (9.47%) RDBMS
4 18 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.65%) DB2
6 4 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.76%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.38%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio Coded UI
3 1 (0.38%) JMeter
3 1 (0.38%) Selenium
3 1 (0.38%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (3.79%) Retail
2 6 (2.27%) Finance
3 2 (0.76%) Automotive
3 2 (0.76%) Games
4 1 (0.38%) Military
4 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 72 (27.27%) Architect
2 39 (14.77%) Technical Architect
3 32 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 29 (10.98%) Solutions Architect
5 27 (10.23%) Analyst
6 26 (9.85%) Cloud Architect
6 26 (9.85%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 25 (9.47%) Developer
8 24 (9.09%) Lead Architect
9 22 (8.33%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 20 (7.58%) Systems Engineer
11 19 (7.20%) Team Leader
12 18 (6.82%) IT Engineer
12 18 (6.82%) SCCM Engineer
12 18 (6.82%) Senior SCCM Engineer
13 16 (6.06%) Support Analyst
14 15 (5.68%) Technical Leader
15 14 (5.30%) C# Developer
16 13 (4.92%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 13 (4.92%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (18.94%) .NET
2 42 (15.91%) ASP.NET
3 35 (13.26%) ASP.NET Web API
4 28 (10.61%) Web Services
5 24 (9.09%) Spring
6 15 (5.68%) WinForms
7 13 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 13 (4.92%) LDAP
8 5 (1.89%) CSS
8 5 (1.89%) HTML
8 5 (1.89%) RESTful
9 4 (1.52%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.52%) SAML
9 4 (1.52%) Sass
10 2 (0.76%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.76%) jQuery
10 2 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.76%) WCF
11 1 (0.38%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 76 (28.79%) Data Centre
2 27 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (4.92%) Clustering
5 11 (4.17%) Replication
6 10 (3.79%) Private Cloud
7 9 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.14%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.76%) Online Games
11 1 (0.38%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.38%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.38%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.38%) PKI
11 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 197 (74.62%) Windows
2 100 (37.88%) Windows Server
3 76 (28.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 66 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (21.21%) Windows 7
6 42 (15.91%) Windows 10
7 37 (14.02%) Linux
8 30 (11.36%) Windows 8
9 18 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.14%) CentOS
11 3 (1.14%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (28.41%) Project Management
2 67 (25.38%) ITIL
3 59 (22.35%) Data Protection
3 59 (22.35%) Presales
4 52 (19.70%) Enterprise Architecture
4 52 (19.70%) Vendor Relationship Management
5 40 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 34 (12.88%) Server Virtualisation
7 32 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (12.12%) Customer Requirements
8 31 (11.74%) Thought Leadership
9 29 (10.98%) Identity Access Management
10 24 (9.09%) Programme Management
10 24 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
11 22 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (7.58%) MVC
12 20 (7.58%) Time Management
13 19 (7.20%) Computer Science
13 19 (7.20%) Software Engineering
14 18 (6.82%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (31.44%) SQL
2 30 (11.36%) C#
2 30 (11.36%) PowerShell
3 23 (8.71%) VBScript
4 22 (8.33%) Python
5 21 (7.95%) Java
5 21 (7.95%) PL/SQL
5 21 (7.95%) Scala
5 21 (7.95%) Shell Script
6 20 (7.58%) JavaScript
7 16 (6.06%) VB.NET
8 15 (5.68%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 192 (72.73%) MCSE
2 94 (35.61%) MCSA
3 61 (23.11%) MCP
4 57 (21.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 50 (18.94%) Security Cleared
6 46 (17.42%) MCITP
7 44 (16.67%) Degree
8 26 (9.85%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (7.58%) CCNA
10 19 (7.20%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (4.92%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (3.03%) CCNP
12 8 (3.03%) CISM
12 8 (3.03%) CISSP
12 8 (3.03%) RHCA
12 8 (3.03%) RHCE
13 7 (2.65%) RHCSA
14 4 (1.52%) CCA
15 3 (1.14%) MCT
15 3 (1.14%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (24.24%) GDPR
2 16 (6.06%) SLA
3 9 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (3.03%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.38%) GPG13
System Software
1 162 (61.36%) Active Directory
2 66 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (13.64%) Hyper-V
4 23 (8.71%) XenApp
5 19 (7.20%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (6.82%) XenDesktop
7 16 (6.06%) vSphere
8 8 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 57 (21.59%) SCCM
2 49 (18.56%) WSUS
3 15 (5.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 12 (4.55%) Backup Exec
4 12 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (3.41%) NetBackup
6 8 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (3.03%) SCOM
7 7 (2.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (2.65%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.52%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.38%) Puppet
10 1 (0.38%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 203 (76.89%) Microsoft
2 140 (53.03%) VMware
3 67 (25.38%) Citrix
4 44 (16.67%) NetApp
5 43 (16.29%) Cisco
6 24 (9.09%) HP
7 20 (7.58%) Nimble Storage
8 15 (5.68%) Dell
9 14 (5.30%) Avaya
9 14 (5.30%) Ivanti
9 14 (5.30%) Red Hat
10 13 (4.92%) Veeam
11 9 (3.41%) CheckPoint
11 9 (3.41%) Polycom
12 8 (3.03%) ServiceNow
13 7 (2.65%) Oracle
13 7 (2.65%) Remedy
14 6 (2.27%) EMC
14 6 (2.27%) SolarWinds
15 5 (1.89%) Fortinet