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

Microsoft Certification
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 105 99
Rank change year-on-year +21 -6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 286 300 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.25% 3.00% 2.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.06% 12.45% 9.79%
Number of salaries quoted 204 255 245
West Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% +17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,750 £19,750
90th Percentile £79,375 £65,000 £48,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%

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 2,371 2,410 3,238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.97% 24.10% 26.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,549 1,924 2,345
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £40,591 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.63% +1.48% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,080 £22,850
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 September 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 September 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 +7 161 £42,500 -5.56% 23
Dudley - 26 £26,000 - 1
Staffordshire -16 23 £40,000 +33.74% 2
Coventry +17 15 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Shropshire +20 14 £40,500 -14.74%
Worcestershire +13 11 £26,500 -29.33% 8
Wolverhampton +5 10 £37,500 -13.50% 5
Solihull +7 9 £45,000 +56.52%
Warwickshire +15 5 £32,000 -8.57% 5
Herefordshire +12 2 - -
Walsall +4 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 220 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 189 (66.08%) MCSE
3 173 (60.49%) Windows
4 133 (46.50%) Active Directory
5 123 (43.01%) VMware
6 95 (33.22%) Windows Server
7 94 (32.87%) MCP
8 82 (28.67%) Office 365
9 81 (28.32%) MCSA
10 78 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
11 77 (26.92%) Microsoft Office
12 72 (25.17%) VMware Infrastructure
13 63 (22.03%) Windows Server 2012
13 63 (22.03%) SQL Server
14 62 (21.68%) SQL
14 62 (21.68%) Degree
15 61 (21.33%) Citrix
16 60 (20.98%) Windows 7
17 57 (19.93%) Windows Server 2008
18 55 (19.23%) Data Centre
18 55 (19.23%) Windows 10
18 55 (19.23%) ITIL
19 54 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
20 53 (18.53%) SCCM
21 52 (18.18%) .NET
22 51 (17.83%) Presales
23 50 (17.48%) Security Cleared
23 50 (17.48%) Project Management
24 49 (17.13%) NetApp
25 46 (16.08%) PowerShell

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 30 (10.49%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.55%) IIS
3 12 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (3.85%) Apache
5 9 (3.15%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.45%) Umbraco
7 6 (2.10%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.40%) CMS
9 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.35%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.35%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 77 (26.92%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (4.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.35%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 82 (28.67%) Office 365
2 78 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (5.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (5.24%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (5.24%) Amazon EMR
5 15 (5.24%) Amazon Kinesis
5 15 (5.24%) Amazon S3
5 15 (5.24%) Amazon SQS
5 15 (5.24%) AWS Lambda
5 15 (5.24%) Serverless
6 8 (2.80%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.70%) IaaS
7 2 (0.70%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.35%) PaaS
8 1 (0.35%) SaaS
8 1 (0.35%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 45 (15.73%) WAN
2 43 (15.03%) DNS
3 41 (14.34%) LAN
3 41 (14.34%) Network Security
4 35 (12.24%) Firewall
5 30 (10.49%) DHCP
5 30 (10.49%) SAN
6 16 (5.59%) TCP/IP
7 12 (4.20%) VoIP
8 10 (3.50%) NAS
8 10 (3.50%) Skype
9 8 (2.80%) DDNS
9 8 (2.80%) MPLS
9 8 (2.80%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (2.80%) VLAN
9 8 (2.80%) VPN
9 8 (2.80%) Wireless
10 7 (2.45%) PBX
11 6 (2.10%) SSL
12 3 (1.05%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.64%) RDBMS
2 19 (6.64%) Relational Database
3 18 (6.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (5.24%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (5.24%) Amazon Redshift
4 15 (5.24%) Cosmos DB
4 15 (5.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (5.24%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (3.15%) MySQL
6 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.70%) DB2
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.70%) RavenDB
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (6.29%) Visual Studio
2 15 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.70%) AccuRev
4 2 (0.70%) JIRA
5 1 (0.35%) NUnit
General
1 18 (6.29%) Retail
2 16 (5.59%) Automotive
3 13 (4.55%) Finance
4 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.70%) Legal
5 1 (0.35%) Advertising
5 1 (0.35%) Games
5 1 (0.35%) Local Government
5 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (17.83%) Architect
2 38 (13.29%) Developer
3 34 (11.89%) Analyst
4 30 (10.49%) SCCM Engineer
5 26 (9.09%) Technical Architect
6 23 (8.04%) Lead Architect
7 22 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
7 22 (7.69%) IT Support
8 19 (6.64%) C# Developer
8 19 (6.64%) Senior SCCM Engineer
9 18 (6.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (5.94%) Support Engineer
11 16 (5.59%) Solutions Architect
11 16 (5.59%) Support Analyst
12 15 (5.24%) .NET Developer
12 15 (5.24%) Technical Leader
13 14 (4.90%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 13 (4.55%) IT Analyst
14 13 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
15 12 (4.20%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (18.18%) .NET
2 37 (12.94%) ASP.NET
3 31 (10.84%) Web Services
4 20 (6.99%) HTML
5 15 (5.24%) CSS
5 15 (5.24%) jQuery
6 10 (3.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (3.50%) WinForms
7 8 (2.80%) WCF
8 7 (2.45%) SOAP
9 4 (1.40%) RESTful
9 4 (1.40%) Spring
10 3 (1.05%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.05%) Sass
11 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (0.70%) COM
11 2 (0.70%) LDAP
12 1 (0.35%) MSMQ
12 1 (0.35%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 55 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 39 (13.64%) Self-Motivation
3 37 (12.94%) Computer Science
4 28 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.15%) Clustering
6 8 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.45%) Replication
8 6 (2.10%) NHS
9 5 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.75%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.40%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.40%) iPad
10 4 (1.40%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.05%) iPhone
11 3 (1.05%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.70%) PKI
12 2 (0.70%) Video Editing
13 1 (0.35%) Graphic Design
13 1 (0.35%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 173 (60.49%) Windows
2 95 (33.22%) Windows Server
3 63 (22.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 60 (20.98%) Windows 7
5 57 (19.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (19.23%) Windows 10
7 30 (10.49%) Linux
8 24 (8.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (6.99%) Windows 8
10 13 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.40%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.70%) Android
12 2 (0.70%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.35%) Unix
13 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (19.23%) ITIL
2 54 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (17.83%) Presales
4 50 (17.48%) Project Management
5 39 (13.64%) Vendor Relationship Management
6 34 (11.89%) Enterprise Architecture
7 32 (11.19%) Incident Management
8 31 (10.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 31 (10.84%) Software Engineering
9 29 (10.14%) Root Cause Analysis
10 26 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
10 26 (9.09%) ITSM
11 24 (8.39%) Programme Management
11 24 (8.39%) Scrum
12 23 (8.04%) Server Virtualisation
13 19 (6.64%) Data Protection
13 19 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (6.29%) Time Management
15 17 (5.94%) MVC
16 16 (5.59%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (21.68%) SQL
2 46 (16.08%) PowerShell
3 45 (15.73%) C#
4 33 (11.54%) VBScript
5 30 (10.49%) JavaScript
6 16 (5.59%) Python
7 11 (3.85%) VB.NET
8 10 (3.50%) Java
8 10 (3.50%) PL/SQL
8 10 (3.50%) Scala
8 10 (3.50%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.10%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.40%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.05%) VB
12 1 (0.35%) Go
12 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 189 (66.08%) MCSE
2 94 (32.87%) MCP
3 81 (28.32%) MCSA
4 62 (21.68%) Degree
5 50 (17.48%) Security Cleared
6 35 (12.24%) MCITP
7 33 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 32 (11.19%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (11.19%) Computer Science Degree
9 25 (8.74%) CCNA
10 19 (6.64%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (3.85%) SC Cleared
12 10 (3.50%) HNC
13 9 (3.15%) CCNP
14 8 (2.80%) CISM
14 8 (2.80%) CISSP
14 8 (2.80%) MCPD
15 7 (2.45%) MCTS
16 6 (2.10%) DV Cleared
17 5 (1.75%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.74%) GDPR
2 12 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.80%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.40%) SLA
6 1 (0.35%) GPG13
System Software
1 133 (46.50%) Active Directory
2 72 (25.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (8.74%) Hyper-V
4 14 (4.90%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (4.55%) vSphere
6 11 (3.85%) XenApp
7 5 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.75%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.05%) Firmware
8 3 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 53 (18.53%) SCCM
2 34 (11.89%) WSUS
3 11 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.05%) SCOM
4 3 (1.05%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.05%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.70%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.70%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.35%) Ansible
6 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.35%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 220 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 123 (43.01%) VMware
3 61 (21.33%) Citrix
4 49 (17.13%) NetApp
5 43 (15.03%) Cisco
6 24 (8.39%) Red Hat
7 15 (5.24%) Nimble Storage
8 11 (3.85%) HP
9 8 (2.80%) SolarWinds
10 6 (2.10%) Veeam
11 5 (1.75%) CA
11 5 (1.75%) Oracle
11 5 (1.75%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.40%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.05%) 3PAR
13 3 (1.05%) Dell
13 3 (1.05%) IBM
13 3 (1.05%) MobileIron
13 3 (1.05%) Polycom
13 3 (1.05%) Sage