Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 112 86 100
Rank change year-on-year -26 +14 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 183 288 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.44% 3.28% 3.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.52% 12.14% 12.53%
Number of salaries quoted 135 206 254
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +17.65%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £57,550 £78,125 £65,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +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 1,922 2,372 2,395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.66% 26.99% 24.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,397 1,548 1,909
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +8.64% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,415
% change year-on-year - +5.45% +1.97%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -44 49 £42,500 -2.86% 15
Staffordshire +16 34 £40,000 - 10
Warwickshire +18 31 £55,000 +71.88% 4
Dudley -3 27 £25,000 -3.85% 2
Coventry +7 17 £55,000 +22.22%
Worcestershire -9 13 £45,000 +69.81% 3
Solihull -9 11 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Walsall +8 4 £55,000 - 1
Shropshire -5 3 £55,000 +35.80% 1
Wolverhampton +10 2 £62,500 +66.67% 1
Herefordshire -13 2 £32,000 - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 122 (66.67%) Windows
2 120 (65.57%) Microsoft
3 95 (51.91%) MCSE
4 82 (44.81%) Active Directory
5 76 (41.53%) MCSA
6 69 (37.70%) VMware
6 69 (37.70%) Office 365
7 64 (34.97%) Azure
8 60 (32.79%) Windows Server
9 59 (32.24%) SQL
10 55 (30.05%) Cisco
11 52 (28.42%) MCP
12 47 (25.68%) Linux
12 47 (25.68%) Firewall
13 45 (24.59%) ITIL
14 44 (24.04%) VMware Infrastructure
15 42 (22.95%) Citrix
16 36 (19.67%) SQL Server
17 34 (18.58%) .NET
17 34 (18.58%) WAN
18 33 (18.03%) Project Management
19 32 (17.49%) LAN
19 32 (17.49%) SCCM
19 32 (17.49%) Data Centre
20 31 (16.94%) SharePoint
20 31 (16.94%) C#
21 30 (16.39%) Presales
22 29 (15.85%) JavaScript
23 28 (15.30%) Cisco Certification
23 28 (15.30%) Self-Motivation

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 31 (16.94%) SharePoint
2 23 (12.57%) MS Exchange
3 11 (6.01%) SharePoint Server
3 11 (6.01%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.28%) IIS
6 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.55%) Apache
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.55%) Site Server
7 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (12.57%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (5.46%) Workfront
2 3 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 69 (37.70%) Office 365
2 64 (34.97%) Azure
3 23 (12.57%) IaaS
4 20 (10.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (9.84%) PaaS
6 16 (8.74%) AWS
7 11 (6.01%) Azure Functions
7 11 (6.01%) Serverless
8 7 (3.83%) Azure Machine Learning
8 7 (3.83%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (3.83%) SaaS
9 4 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.64%) GCP
11 2 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.09%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.09%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (1.09%) CloudFront
11 2 (1.09%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 47 (25.68%) Firewall
2 34 (18.58%) WAN
3 32 (17.49%) LAN
4 27 (14.75%) DNS
5 24 (13.11%) DHCP
6 21 (11.48%) Internet
6 21 (11.48%) SAN
7 14 (7.65%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (7.65%) VPN
8 13 (7.10%) Remote Desktop
9 12 (6.56%) VLAN
10 11 (6.01%) Skype
11 9 (4.92%) NAS
12 7 (3.83%) TCP/IP
13 6 (3.28%) Network Security
13 6 (3.28%) VoIP
14 5 (2.73%) Kerberos
14 5 (2.73%) Wireless
14 5 (2.73%) WLAN
15 3 (1.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.92%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (4.37%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.19%) Cosmos DB
4 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (1.64%) MySQL
6 2 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.55%) Power BI
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (11.48%) Visual Studio
2 12 (6.56%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.46%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.19%) JIRA
4 4 (2.19%) MSI
5 2 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.09%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (7.65%) Finance
2 5 (2.73%) Public Sector
3 3 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.55%) Automotive
5 1 (0.55%) French Language
5 1 (0.55%) Games
5 1 (0.55%) German Language
5 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (20.22%) Analyst
2 32 (17.49%) Developer
3 21 (11.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (10.38%) Consultant
5 15 (8.20%) .NET Developer
6 14 (7.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 13 (7.10%) Support Analyst
8 12 (6.56%) Architect
8 12 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (6.01%) C# Developer
9 11 (6.01%) Cloud Engineer
9 11 (6.01%) SharePoint Developer
10 10 (5.46%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (5.46%) IT Support
11 9 (4.92%) IT Analyst
12 8 (4.37%) IT Engineer
12 8 (4.37%) IT Support Analyst
12 8 (4.37%) SharePoint Analyst
13 7 (3.83%) Server Engineer
13 7 (3.83%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (18.58%) .NET
2 24 (13.11%) ASP.NET
3 20 (10.93%) jQuery
4 19 (10.38%) CSS
5 15 (8.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (7.10%) JSON
6 13 (7.10%) REST
7 12 (6.56%) SAML
7 12 (6.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 8 (4.37%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (4.37%) HTML
10 7 (3.83%) Spring
11 6 (3.28%) Node.js
11 6 (3.28%) WinForms
12 5 (2.73%) LDAP
12 5 (2.73%) Web Services
13 4 (2.19%) AngularJS
14 2 (1.09%) WCF
14 2 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.49%) Data Centre
2 28 (15.30%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (12.02%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.28%) Replication
5 5 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.19%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.19%) Clustering
6 4 (2.19%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.19%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.19%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.64%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.64%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.64%) Wiki
8 2 (1.09%) PKI
8 2 (1.09%) User Experience
9 1 (0.55%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 122 (66.67%) Windows
2 60 (32.79%) Windows Server
3 47 (25.68%) Linux
4 20 (10.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (8.74%) Windows 10
6 14 (7.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (6.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (5.46%) Windows 7
8 10 (5.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (4.92%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.73%) CentOS
10 5 (2.73%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.64%) Unix
11 3 (1.64%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (24.59%) ITIL
2 33 (18.03%) Project Management
3 30 (16.39%) Presales
4 26 (14.21%) Configuration Management
5 25 (13.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 22 (12.02%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (12.02%) MVC
7 20 (10.93%) Incident Management
8 19 (10.38%) Information Architecture
8 19 (10.38%) ITSM
9 18 (9.84%) Migration
9 18 (9.84%) Service Delivery
10 15 (8.20%) DevOps
10 15 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (7.65%) Root Cause Analysis
12 13 (7.10%) Change Control
13 11 (6.01%) Machine Learning
13 11 (6.01%) Mentoring
13 11 (6.01%) Open Source
13 11 (6.01%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 59 (32.24%) SQL
2 31 (16.94%) C#
3 29 (15.85%) JavaScript
4 21 (11.48%) PowerShell
5 10 (5.46%) Bash Shell
6 9 (4.92%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.83%) VB.NET
8 5 (2.73%) Python
9 3 (1.64%) VBScript
10 2 (1.09%) Go
Qualifications
1 95 (51.91%) MCSE
2 76 (41.53%) MCSA
3 52 (28.42%) MCP
4 28 (15.30%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (13.66%) CCNA
6 17 (9.29%) CCNP
7 16 (8.74%) Security Cleared
8 13 (7.10%) Degree
8 13 (7.10%) MCITP
8 13 (7.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (3.28%) SC Cleared
10 5 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.73%) MCSD
11 4 (2.19%) MCDST
12 3 (1.64%) DBS Check
12 3 (1.64%) HND
12 3 (1.64%) MCTS
12 3 (1.64%) RHCE
13 2 (1.09%) AWS Certification
13 2 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.46%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.92%) ISO 9001
2 9 (4.92%) SLA
3 4 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 82 (44.81%) Active Directory
2 44 (24.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (12.02%) Hyper-V
4 16 (8.74%) Docker
5 14 (7.65%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (6.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 11 (6.01%) XenApp
7 10 (5.46%) XenDesktop
8 8 (4.37%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (1.64%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.64%) VMware Server
10 3 (1.64%) vSphere
11 1 (0.55%) KVM
11 1 (0.55%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (17.49%) SCCM
2 17 (9.29%) NetBackup
3 16 (8.74%) WSUS
4 14 (7.65%) Microsoft Intune
5 13 (7.10%) Kubernetes
6 12 (6.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 12 (6.56%) SCOM
7 11 (6.01%) Terraform
8 10 (5.46%) Backup Exec
8 10 (5.46%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (5.46%) Puppet
9 9 (4.92%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (3.83%) Ansible
10 7 (3.83%) FortiGate
10 7 (3.83%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (1.09%) Mesos
11 2 (1.09%) rkt
11 2 (1.09%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 120 (65.57%) Microsoft
2 69 (37.70%) VMware
3 55 (30.05%) Cisco
4 42 (22.95%) Citrix
5 22 (12.02%) NetApp
6 19 (10.38%) Red Hat
7 17 (9.29%) CheckPoint
8 15 (8.20%) Veeam
9 11 (6.01%) ServiceNow
10 10 (5.46%) Ivanti
10 10 (5.46%) Remedy
11 9 (4.92%) Oracle
12 8 (4.37%) CommVault
13 7 (3.83%) arcserve
14 6 (3.28%) Avaya
14 6 (3.28%) Meraki
15 5 (2.73%) Symantec
16 4 (2.19%) HP
17 3 (1.64%) Juniper
17 3 (1.64%) Nimble Storage