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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
England / West Midlands
Rank 103 93 92
Rank change year-on-year -10 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 115 170 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.43% 2.77% 2.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.52% 10.13% 10.57%
Number of salaries quoted 92 128 132
Median salary £35,000 £39,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.39% +12.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,250 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  

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 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 1093 1678 1325
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.14% 27.32% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 844 1275 1058
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +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

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 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 -2 55 £40,250 -1.82% 7
Staffordshire +1 18 £29,500 +22.91% 5
Worcestershire -7 11 £33,000 -
Warwickshire -2 10 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Shropshire +11 7 £35,000 +7.69%
Coventry +7 7 £55,000 +41.02% 1
West Bromwich - 2 £41,750 - 1
Walsall +12 1 £28,500 -28.75%
Dudley +4 1 £17,500 -56.25%
Wolverhampton +2 1 £37,500 +1.35%
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 171 (72.77%) Microsoft
2 140 (59.57%) MCSE
3 113 (48.09%) Windows
4 89 (37.87%) VMware
5 87 (37.02%) Active Directory
6 79 (33.62%) MS Excel
7 69 (29.36%) Degree
8 58 (24.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 54 (22.98%) Windows Server
10 53 (22.55%) .NET
10 53 (22.55%) Cisco
11 52 (22.13%) C#
12 49 (20.85%) Microsoft Azure
13 48 (20.43%) SQL Server
13 48 (20.43%) Project Management
14 47 (20.00%) SQL
15 46 (19.57%) JavaScript
16 44 (18.72%) ASP.NET
17 43 (18.30%) MS Exchange
17 43 (18.30%) Data Centre
18 42 (17.87%) Office 365
18 42 (17.87%) CSS
18 42 (17.87%) HTML
19 41 (17.45%) Agile Software Development
20 39 (16.60%) MCP
20 39 (16.60%) SAN
21 38 (16.17%) Windows Server 2012
21 38 (16.17%) Presales
22 36 (15.32%) MCSA
22 36 (15.32%) Firewall

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 43 (18.30%) MS Exchange
2 25 (10.64%) SharePoint
3 19 (8.09%) IIS
4 17 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (5.11%) Skype for Business
6 10 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.98%) Apache
8 4 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.85%) CMS
10 2 (0.85%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.85%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.85%) WordPress
11 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 79 (33.62%) MS Excel
2 23 (9.79%) MS Office
3 2 (0.85%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (2.55%) Sentinel
2 3 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.85%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 49 (20.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (17.87%) Office 365
3 9 (3.83%) G Suite
4 7 (2.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.70%) IaaS
7 3 (1.28%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.85%) SaaS
9 1 (0.43%) PaaS
9 1 (0.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (16.60%) SAN
2 36 (15.32%) Firewall
3 28 (11.91%) LAN
3 28 (11.91%) WAN
4 25 (10.64%) DNS
5 21 (8.94%) TCP/IP
6 19 (8.09%) NAS
7 17 (7.23%) DHCP
8 16 (6.81%) VLAN
8 16 (6.81%) VPN
9 15 (6.38%) Network Security
10 12 (5.11%) Skype
11 11 (4.68%) Wireless
12 8 (3.40%) DDNS
12 8 (3.40%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (3.40%) SNMP
13 6 (2.55%) 802.11
13 6 (2.55%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (2.55%) iSCSI
14 4 (1.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (20.43%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.66%) SQL Server 2012
2 18 (7.66%) SQL Server 2014
3 10 (4.26%) Big Data
4 9 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.98%) MySQL
6 6 (2.55%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.55%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.85%) DB2
7 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.43%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (11.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (8.94%) Visual Studio
3 12 (5.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.43%) MorphX
General
1 23 (9.79%) Finance
2 20 (8.51%) Automotive
3 13 (5.53%) Retail
4 6 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.28%) Advertising
5 3 (1.28%) Games
5 3 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (20.00%) Developer
2 39 (16.60%) .NET Developer
3 37 (15.74%) Architect
4 22 (9.36%) C# Developer
5 21 (8.94%) C# .NET Developer
6 19 (8.09%) Analyst
6 19 (8.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (7.66%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (7.23%) Senior Developer
8 17 (7.23%) Software Developer
9 15 (6.38%) Senior .NET Developer
10 14 (5.96%) .NET Software Developer
10 14 (5.96%) C# Software Developer
10 14 (5.96%) IT Manager
11 13 (5.53%) ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (5.11%) Consultant
13 11 (4.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 10 (4.26%) Graduate
14 10 (4.26%) Support Engineer
14 10 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (22.55%) .NET
2 44 (18.72%) ASP.NET
3 42 (17.87%) CSS
3 42 (17.87%) HTML
4 25 (10.64%) jQuery
5 20 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (7.66%) KnockoutJS
7 15 (6.38%) AngularJS
8 14 (5.96%) .NET Framework
9 12 (5.11%) Angular 2
9 12 (5.11%) Node.js
10 11 (4.68%) Sass
10 11 (4.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (4.26%) ASP.NET Core
11 10 (4.26%) Entity Framework
12 9 (3.83%) LESS
12 9 (3.83%) XML
13 8 (3.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (2.55%) 802.1X
14 6 (2.55%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 43 (18.30%) Data Centre
2 21 (8.94%) Public Cloud
3 17 (7.23%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.68%) Client/Server
5 10 (4.26%) Clustering
6 9 (3.83%) Algorithms
6 9 (3.83%) Private Cloud
7 8 (3.40%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.55%) Blackberry
8 6 (2.55%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (1.70%) FMCG
11 3 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.28%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.28%) Online Games
11 3 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.85%) Fintech
12 2 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 113 (48.09%) Windows
2 54 (22.98%) Windows Server
3 38 (16.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (10.64%) Windows 7
6 18 (7.66%) Windows 10
7 14 (5.96%) Windows 8
8 13 (5.53%) Linux
9 10 (4.26%) Windows Vista
10 9 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.70%) Unix
12 3 (1.28%) Android
12 3 (1.28%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.43%) Solaris
14 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.43%) Project Management
2 41 (17.45%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (16.17%) Presales
4 33 (14.04%) ITIL
4 33 (14.04%) Line Management
5 26 (11.06%) MVC
5 26 (11.06%) Time Management
6 25 (10.64%) Mentoring
7 24 (10.21%) Scrum
8 22 (9.36%) Customer Requirements
9 21 (8.94%) Software Engineering
10 20 (8.51%) TDD
11 17 (7.23%) Business Development
11 17 (7.23%) PRINCE2
12 16 (6.81%) Root Cause Analysis
13 14 (5.96%) OOP
13 14 (5.96%) Service Management
13 14 (5.96%) Web Development
14 12 (5.11%) Dependency Injection
15 11 (4.68%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 52 (22.13%) C#
2 47 (20.00%) SQL
3 46 (19.57%) JavaScript
4 21 (8.94%) PowerShell
5 14 (5.96%) T-SQL
5 14 (5.96%) VB.NET
6 10 (4.26%) R
6 10 (4.26%) TypeScript
7 9 (3.83%) VBScript
8 8 (3.40%) VB
9 4 (1.70%) XPath
10 3 (1.28%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.28%) C++
10 3 (1.28%) Java
11 1 (0.43%) Google Apps Script
11 1 (0.43%) VBA
11 1 (0.43%) X++
Qualifications
1 140 (59.57%) MCSE
2 69 (29.36%) Degree
3 39 (16.60%) MCP
4 36 (15.32%) MCSA
5 34 (14.47%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (13.19%) CCNA
7 25 (10.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 23 (9.79%) Security Cleared
9 22 (9.36%) MCITP
10 18 (7.66%) MCSD
11 17 (7.23%) Citrix Certification
11 17 (7.23%) SC Cleared
11 17 (7.23%) VCAP
11 17 (7.23%) VCDX
12 15 (6.38%) CCNP
13 10 (4.26%) CISMP
14 9 (3.83%) CISSP
15 8 (3.40%) CEH
15 8 (3.40%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (3.40%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (5.11%) SLA
3 4 (1.70%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.85%) COBIT
5 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 87 (37.02%) Active Directory
2 58 (24.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (14.47%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.68%) vSphere
5 10 (4.26%) Docker
6 9 (3.83%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (1.70%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.85%) XenApp
9 1 (0.43%) Firmware
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (9.79%) SCCM
2 14 (5.96%) Backup Exec
3 8 (3.40%) AirWatch
4 6 (2.55%) SCOM
4 6 (2.55%) ZABBIX
5 4 (1.70%) WSUS
6 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.85%) WMI
7 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.43%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 171 (72.77%) Microsoft
2 89 (37.87%) VMware
3 53 (22.55%) Cisco
4 33 (14.04%) Citrix
5 21 (8.94%) HP
6 14 (5.96%) SolarWinds
7 12 (5.11%) Veeam
8 10 (4.26%) Dell
8 10 (4.26%) Google
8 10 (4.26%) NetApp
9 8 (3.40%) Qualys
10 7 (2.98%) SAP
11 6 (2.55%) New Relic
12 5 (2.13%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.70%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.70%) Fortinet
14 3 (1.28%) Oracle
14 3 (1.28%) Palo Alto
15 2 (0.85%) ServiceNow
15 2 (0.85%) Sitecore
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + pen/health/25 hols/gym
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + BONUS + Paid for Certifications
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + MORE
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + Car,Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Car
Posted: 2 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £53000.00 per annum + Car All + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bonus, holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Staffordshire University
Salary: Grade 5, £23,164 - £26,829 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Staffordshire University
Salary: Grade 4, £19,485 - £22,494 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Hereford
360 Resourcing
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Salary range depends on candidates'
Posted: 25 days ago