Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 109 101
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8 -38
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 282 297 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.81% 2.59% 2.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.98% 9.84% 10.38%
Number of salaries quoted 218 225 254
West Midlands median annual salary £38,750 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £19,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £57,875 £51,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%

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 2354 3019 2754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.48% 26.37% 25.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1815 2212 2191
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,975 £65,480
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +30 141 £40,000 +11.11% 2
Staffordshire +21 58 £27,500 +1.85% 2
Shropshire +8 22 £47,500 +120.93% 1
Worcestershire 0 17 £33,000 -10.81% 1
Warwickshire -28 14 £42,500 +7.59% 1
Solihull -7 7 £29,500 -26.25% 4
Coventry -5 6 £70,000 +64.71% 3
Walsall -1 2 £70,000 +218.18%
Herefordshire -5 2 £60,000 +71.43%
Wolverhampton -8 1 £70,000 +225.58%
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Microsoft Certification.

1 223 (79.08%) Microsoft
2 168 (59.57%) Windows
3 149 (52.84%) MCSE
4 123 (43.62%) Active Directory
5 119 (42.20%) VMware
6 92 (32.62%) MCSA
7 91 (32.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 88 (31.21%) Windows Server
9 73 (25.89%) ITIL
9 73 (25.89%) SQL Server
10 63 (22.34%) SQL
10 63 (22.34%) Hyper-V
11 62 (21.99%) Office 365
12 60 (21.28%) SAN
13 58 (20.57%) Microsoft Azure
14 57 (20.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 53 (18.79%) C#
16 50 (17.73%) Citrix
17 48 (17.02%) PowerShell
17 48 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
17 48 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
18 45 (15.96%) .NET
19 42 (14.89%) Data Centre
20 41 (14.54%) MCITP
21 39 (13.83%) Degree
22 37 (13.12%) Citrix Certification
23 35 (12.41%) Project Management
24 34 (12.06%) MCP
24 34 (12.06%) DNS
25 33 (11.70%) JavaScript

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 32 (11.35%) MS Exchange
2 27 (9.57%) IIS
3 24 (8.51%) SharePoint
4 13 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (4.26%) Apache
6 9 (3.19%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.13%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.42%) WordPress
10 3 (1.06%) CMS
10 3 (1.06%) EPiServer
10 3 (1.06%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (1.06%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.06%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 30 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.06%) Workfront
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 62 (21.99%) Office 365
2 58 (20.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.90%) IaaS
4 9 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.84%) npm
5 8 (2.84%) PaaS
6 6 (2.13%) G Suite
7 2 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.71%) GitHub
7 2 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (21.28%) SAN
2 34 (12.06%) DNS
3 31 (10.99%) Firewall
4 30 (10.64%) TCP/IP
5 28 (9.93%) LAN
6 27 (9.57%) WAN
7 19 (6.74%) DHCP
7 19 (6.74%) NAS
8 16 (5.67%) VoIP
9 15 (5.32%) Network Security
10 13 (4.61%) VLAN
11 12 (4.26%) VPN
12 9 (3.19%) DDNS
12 9 (3.19%) IPsec
12 9 (3.19%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (3.19%) SSL
13 8 (2.84%) Intranet
14 6 (2.13%) iSCSI
14 6 (2.13%) Skype
15 5 (1.77%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (25.89%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (5.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 15 (5.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (4.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (4.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (3.90%) MySQL
8 7 (2.48%) Power BI
9 5 (1.77%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.42%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.71%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.71%) OLAP
11 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 20 (7.09%) Visual Studio
2 15 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.84%) gulp
4 4 (1.42%) MorphX
5 3 (1.06%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.06%) MSBuild
5 3 (1.06%) MSI
6 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.35%) NuGet
6 1 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (9.57%) Finance
2 21 (7.45%) Retail
3 12 (4.26%) Automotive
4 6 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.77%) Advertising
6 3 (1.06%) Law
6 3 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.71%) Brand Awareness
7 2 (0.71%) Legal
7 2 (0.71%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 50 (17.73%) Developer
2 43 (15.25%) Analyst
2 43 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (9.22%) Support Engineer
4 23 (8.16%) .NET Developer
4 23 (8.16%) Consultant
5 22 (7.80%) 3rd Line Support
6 20 (7.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 20 (7.09%) Architect
6 20 (7.09%) Support Analyst
7 15 (5.32%) 1st Line Support
7 15 (5.32%) IT Support
8 14 (4.96%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 13 (4.61%) C# Developer
9 13 (4.61%) Desktop Support
9 13 (4.61%) IT Engineer
10 12 (4.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (4.26%) Lead Architect
11 11 (3.90%) 1st Line Support Engineer
11 11 (3.90%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (15.96%) .NET
2 24 (8.51%) CSS
3 23 (8.16%) jQuery
4 21 (7.45%) HTML
5 20 (7.09%) ASP.NET
6 12 (4.26%) AngularJS
7 11 (3.90%) KnockoutJS
7 11 (3.90%) Sass
8 9 (3.19%) REST
9 8 (2.84%) LESS
9 8 (2.84%) WCF
10 6 (2.13%) WAP
10 6 (2.13%) WinForms
11 5 (1.77%) 802.1X
11 5 (1.77%) Kendo UI
12 4 (1.42%) JSON
13 3 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (1.06%) XML
14 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
14 2 (0.71%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.89%) Data Centre
2 22 (7.80%) Clustering
2 22 (7.80%) Driving Licence
3 20 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.96%) Replication
5 11 (3.90%) Public Cloud
6 10 (3.55%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (2.84%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.77%) Handset
9 4 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.42%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.06%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.06%) iPad
10 3 (1.06%) PKI
10 3 (1.06%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.71%) Blog
11 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.71%) FMCG
11 2 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 168 (59.57%) Windows
2 88 (31.21%) Windows Server
3 48 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (9.22%) Windows 7
5 25 (8.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (8.51%) Windows 10
7 22 (7.80%) Linux
8 18 (6.38%) Windows 8
9 9 (3.19%) Windows Vista
9 9 (3.19%) Windows XP
10 6 (2.13%) Android
11 4 (1.42%) CentOS
12 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.35%) HPUX
13 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (25.89%) ITIL
2 35 (12.41%) Project Management
3 33 (11.70%) Presales
4 29 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (7.80%) Time Management
8 20 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (6.74%) Mentoring
9 19 (6.74%) Root Cause Analysis
10 17 (6.03%) Translating Business Requirements
11 16 (5.67%) Customer Engagement
11 16 (5.67%) Scrum
11 16 (5.67%) Service Management
11 16 (5.67%) Web Development
12 15 (5.32%) Business Continuity
12 15 (5.32%) MVC
12 15 (5.32%) PRINCE2
12 15 (5.32%) TDD
13 14 (4.96%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 63 (22.34%) SQL
2 53 (18.79%) C#
3 48 (17.02%) PowerShell
4 33 (11.70%) JavaScript
5 16 (5.67%) Bash Shell
5 16 (5.67%) VBScript
6 15 (5.32%) VB.NET
7 14 (4.96%) T-SQL
8 10 (3.55%) VB
9 9 (3.19%) TypeScript
10 6 (2.13%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.77%) C
12 4 (1.42%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.42%) X++
13 2 (0.71%) Java
14 1 (0.35%) ANSI C
14 1 (0.35%) C++
14 1 (0.35%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.35%) Perl
14 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 149 (52.84%) MCSE
2 92 (32.62%) MCSA
3 57 (20.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 41 (14.54%) MCITP
5 39 (13.83%) Degree
6 37 (13.12%) Citrix Certification
7 34 (12.06%) MCP
8 30 (10.64%) CCNA
8 30 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (7.80%) MCSD
10 21 (7.45%) Security Cleared
11 11 (3.90%) CCA
12 9 (3.19%) CCNP
13 7 (2.48%) SC Cleared
13 7 (2.48%) VCP4
14 5 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.77%) Master's Degree
14 5 (1.77%) MCTS
14 5 (1.77%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.32%) SLA
2 12 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.19%) COBIT
4 4 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.71%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.35%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.35%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 123 (43.62%) Active Directory
2 91 (32.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (22.34%) Hyper-V
4 24 (8.51%) vSphere
5 18 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (4.96%) XenApp
7 8 (2.84%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (2.13%) UAG
9 5 (1.77%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.35%) Xen
11 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (10.64%) SCCM
2 21 (7.45%) Backup Exec
2 21 (7.45%) SCOM
3 17 (6.03%) WSUS
4 10 (3.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 8 (2.84%) vCenter Server
6 6 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.77%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.77%) MOM
8 4 (1.42%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.71%) Packer
10 2 (0.71%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.71%) Terraform
11 1 (0.35%) Ansible
11 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.35%) Puppet
11 1 (0.35%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.35%) SCSM
Vendors
1 223 (79.08%) Microsoft
2 119 (42.20%) VMware
3 50 (17.73%) Citrix
4 30 (10.64%) Cisco
5 23 (8.16%) NetApp
6 20 (7.09%) HP
6 20 (7.09%) Veeam
7 14 (4.96%) SolarWinds
8 9 (3.19%) Juniper
9 8 (2.84%) Google
10 7 (2.48%) Dell
10 7 (2.48%) Oracle
11 6 (2.13%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.77%) EMC
12 5 (1.77%) SAP
12 5 (1.77%) Telerik
13 4 (1.42%) Apple
13 4 (1.42%) Sophos
14 3 (1.06%) Remedy
14 3 (1.06%) Symantec