Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 108 101
Rank change year-on-year +21 -7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 294 284 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.13% 2.82% 2.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.54% 11.82% 10.06%
Number of salaries quoted 193 264 261
West Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +4.90%
10th Percentile £25,550 £25,750 £19,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £53,250
England median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%

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 2,547 2,403 3,369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.09% 23.87% 27.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,632 1,925 2,488
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,850 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018. 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 -11 131 £45,000 - 10
Staffordshire -11 29 £35,500 +18.33% 3
Coventry +19 25 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Worcestershire +24 19 £27,500 -16.67% 7
Wolverhampton 0 19 £42,000 -1.75% 2
Shropshire +28 17 £36,000 +2.86% 2
Dudley - 15 £26,000 - 1
Solihull +19 14 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Warwickshire +4 9 £41,000 +17.14% 5
Herefordshire +31 2 - -
West Bromwich +11 1 £32,500 -22.16% 1
Walsall -2 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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.

1 224 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 188 (63.95%) MCSE
3 175 (59.52%) Windows
4 137 (46.60%) Active Directory
5 122 (41.50%) VMware
6 88 (29.93%) Windows Server
7 85 (28.91%) MCP
7 85 (28.91%) Office 365
8 74 (25.17%) SQL Server
8 74 (25.17%) Microsoft Office
9 72 (24.49%) MCSA
10 71 (24.15%) Degree
11 69 (23.47%) VMware Infrastructure
12 68 (23.13%) Windows 10
13 63 (21.43%) SQL
14 62 (21.09%) PowerShell
15 61 (20.75%) SCCM
15 61 (20.75%) Windows 7
15 61 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
16 57 (19.39%) Windows Server 2012
16 57 (19.39%) ITIL
16 57 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
17 54 (18.37%) Citrix
18 50 (17.01%) Data Centre
19 46 (15.65%) WAN
20 45 (15.31%) Computer Science
20 45 (15.31%) Windows Server 2008
21 43 (14.63%) DNS
21 43 (14.63%) Self-Motivation
22 42 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree

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 39 (13.27%) MS Exchange
2 23 (7.82%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.76%) IIS
4 12 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (3.06%) Apache
6 5 (1.70%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.36%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.02%) Sonic ESB
9 2 (0.68%) CMS
9 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.34%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.34%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 74 (25.17%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.68%) BPCS
3 2 (0.68%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.34%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.34%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 85 (28.91%) Office 365
2 61 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (7.82%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (5.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (3.74%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.70%) Amazon EMR
6 5 (1.70%) Amazon Kinesis
6 5 (1.70%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.70%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (1.70%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (1.70%) Serverless
7 4 (1.36%) IaaS
8 3 (1.02%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.02%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.02%) PaaS
9 2 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.68%) SaaS
9 2 (0.68%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 46 (15.65%) WAN
2 43 (14.63%) DNS
3 37 (12.59%) LAN
4 33 (11.22%) SAN
5 32 (10.88%) Firewall
6 30 (10.20%) DHCP
7 27 (9.18%) Network Security
8 21 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 21 (7.14%) VoIP
9 14 (4.76%) NAS
9 14 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
10 13 (4.42%) PBX
11 9 (3.06%) SSL
12 8 (2.72%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (2.72%) DDNS
12 8 (2.72%) MPLS
12 8 (2.72%) VPN
13 7 (2.38%) Skype
14 6 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (2.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (25.17%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
5 11 (3.74%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.06%) MySQL
6 9 (3.06%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.38%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (1.70%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (1.70%) Cosmos DB
10 4 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.02%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (5.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 16 (5.44%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.36%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.68%) Chocolatey
4 1 (0.34%) AccuRev
4 1 (0.34%) JIRA
4 1 (0.34%) NUnit
General
1 18 (6.12%) Retail
2 14 (4.76%) Automotive
2 14 (4.76%) Finance
3 5 (1.70%) Law
4 4 (1.36%) Advertising
5 3 (1.02%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.02%) Legal
5 3 (1.02%) Local Government
5 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.02%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.34%) Back Office
6 1 (0.34%) Games
6 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 36 (12.24%) SCCM Engineer
2 34 (11.56%) Architect
2 34 (11.56%) Developer
3 26 (8.84%) Consultant
4 25 (8.50%) Support Engineer
5 23 (7.82%) Analyst
6 20 (6.80%) IT Manager
7 18 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (6.12%) Technical Architect
8 17 (5.78%) Senior SCCM Engineer
9 16 (5.44%) IT Support
9 16 (5.44%) Technical Engineer
10 15 (5.10%) Administrator
11 14 (4.76%) IT Engineer
11 14 (4.76%) Lead Architect
11 14 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
12 13 (4.42%) .NET Developer
12 13 (4.42%) Infrastructure Manager
13 12 (4.08%) C# Developer
13 12 (4.08%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.59%) .NET
2 24 (8.16%) ASP.NET
3 15 (5.10%) Web Services
4 14 (4.76%) HTML
5 13 (4.42%) CSS
5 13 (4.42%) jQuery
6 10 (3.40%) SOAP
7 6 (2.04%) WCF
8 5 (1.70%) WinForms
9 4 (1.36%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.02%) Entity Framework
10 3 (1.02%) JMS
10 3 (1.02%) Kafka
10 3 (1.02%) LINQ
10 3 (1.02%) REST
10 3 (1.02%) RESTful
10 3 (1.02%) XML
10 3 (1.02%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 50 (17.01%) Data Centre
2 45 (15.31%) Computer Science
3 43 (14.63%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.72%) Clustering
6 7 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.38%) NHS
6 7 (2.38%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.38%) User Experience
7 5 (1.70%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.36%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.36%) Replication
8 4 (1.36%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.36%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.02%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.02%) iPad
9 3 (1.02%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.68%) iPhone
10 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.34%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 175 (59.52%) Windows
2 88 (29.93%) Windows Server
3 68 (23.13%) Windows 10
4 61 (20.75%) Windows 7
5 57 (19.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (15.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (8.50%) Linux
8 19 (6.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (4.76%) Windows 8
10 12 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.36%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.02%) Android
13 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.68%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.34%) Unix
14 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
1 57 (19.39%) ITIL
2 40 (13.61%) Presales
3 37 (12.59%) Project Management
3 37 (12.59%) Software Engineering
4 35 (11.90%) Root Cause Analysis
5 28 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (9.18%) Incident Management
7 24 (8.16%) Customer Requirements
7 24 (8.16%) Programme Management
8 22 (7.48%) Vendor Relationship Management
9 21 (7.14%) Scrum
10 20 (6.80%) Enterprise Architecture
10 20 (6.80%) Service Delivery
11 19 (6.46%) Mentoring
12 18 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (6.12%) Server Virtualisation
13 15 (5.10%) ITSM
13 15 (5.10%) MVC
13 15 (5.10%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 63 (21.43%) SQL
2 62 (21.09%) PowerShell
3 39 (13.27%) VBScript
4 36 (12.24%) C#
5 25 (8.50%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.74%) Python
6 11 (3.74%) VB.NET
7 8 (2.72%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.04%) Java
8 6 (2.04%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.02%) Scala
9 3 (1.02%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.02%) VB
10 2 (0.68%) Go
11 1 (0.34%) C
11 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 188 (63.95%) MCSE
2 85 (28.91%) MCP
3 72 (24.49%) MCSA
4 71 (24.15%) Degree
5 42 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 39 (13.27%) Security Cleared
7 36 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (11.90%) MCITP
9 24 (8.16%) CCNA
10 21 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 17 (5.78%) Citrix Certification
12 14 (4.76%) CCNP
12 14 (4.76%) SC Cleared
13 11 (3.74%) MCTS
14 9 (3.06%) CISM
14 9 (3.06%) CISSP
15 8 (2.72%) CCDP
15 8 (2.72%) HNC
16 6 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (2.04%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.10%) GDPR
2 12 (4.08%) SLA
3 10 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.70%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 137 (46.60%) Active Directory
2 69 (23.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (11.90%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (3.74%) XenApp
6 9 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (3.06%) vSphere
7 8 (2.72%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (1.70%) Firmware
10 2 (0.68%) Docker
11 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 61 (20.75%) SCCM
2 24 (8.16%) WSUS
3 17 (5.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (3.06%) SCVMM
5 8 (2.72%) SCOrch
6 7 (2.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (2.04%) SCDPM
7 6 (2.04%) SCSM
8 4 (1.36%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.02%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.68%) Ansible
10 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.68%) Puppet
10 2 (0.68%) SCOM
10 2 (0.68%) Terraform
11 1 (0.34%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 224 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 122 (41.50%) VMware
3 54 (18.37%) Citrix
4 42 (14.29%) Cisco
5 30 (10.20%) NetApp
6 19 (6.46%) Red Hat
7 12 (4.08%) SolarWinds
8 9 (3.06%) Oracle
9 8 (2.72%) HP
10 6 (2.04%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.04%) IBM
10 6 (2.04%) Nimble Storage
10 6 (2.04%) Sage
11 5 (1.70%) CA
12 4 (1.36%) AppDynamics
12 4 (1.36%) Remedy
12 4 (1.36%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.36%) WatchGuard
13 3 (1.02%) Fortinet
13 3 (1.02%) MobileIron