Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 112 106
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 -43
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 265 250 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.68% 2.40% 2.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.78% 9.57% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 191 178 255
West Midlands median annual salary £39,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.86% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £19,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,550 £57,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

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 2,249 2,612 2,551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.77% 25.04% 24.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,625 1,911 2,031
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +17 133 £40,000 -5.88% 15
Staffordshire +13 44 £27,500 +14.58% 9
Shropshire +17 19 £55,000 +155.81% 2
Worcestershire +18 15 £36,250 -1.02% 13
Solihull -7 15 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Warwickshire -11 12 £45,750 +1.67% 6
Coventry -8 10 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Wolverhampton -12 7 £70,000 +225.58% 2
Herefordshire +9 2 £60,000 +71.43% 2
Walsall -6 2 £70,000 +159.26%
Dudley +7 1 £24,000 -11.11% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 218 (82.26%) Microsoft
2 160 (60.38%) Windows
3 145 (54.72%) MCSE
4 124 (46.79%) VMware
5 117 (44.15%) Active Directory
6 93 (35.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 85 (32.08%) Windows Server
8 76 (28.68%) Office 365
8 76 (28.68%) SAN
9 74 (27.92%) MCSA
10 69 (26.04%) Citrix
10 69 (26.04%) Hyper-V
11 63 (23.77%) ITIL
12 60 (22.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 58 (21.89%) Windows Server 2012
14 57 (21.51%) SQL Server
15 53 (20.00%) SQL
16 50 (18.87%) Citrix Certification
17 44 (16.60%) Windows Server 2008
18 42 (15.85%) MCITP
19 41 (15.47%) MCP
20 40 (15.09%) Data Centre
21 39 (14.72%) MS Exchange
22 37 (13.96%) C#
22 37 (13.96%) Project Management
22 37 (13.96%) Microsoft Azure
23 34 (12.83%) DNS
23 34 (12.83%) PowerShell
24 33 (12.45%) Finance
24 33 (12.45%) Agile Software Development

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 (14.72%) MS Exchange
2 22 (8.30%) IIS
2 22 (8.30%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (4.53%) Apache
5 7 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (2.64%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.13%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.13%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.38%) Sonic ESB
8 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (11.70%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.64%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.75%) BPCS
3 2 (0.75%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.38%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 76 (28.68%) Office 365
2 37 (13.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.89%) npm
5 3 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.13%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.13%) PaaS
6 2 (0.75%) GitHub
6 2 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (28.68%) SAN
2 34 (12.83%) DNS
3 26 (9.81%) TCP/IP
4 24 (9.06%) Firewall
5 22 (8.30%) LAN
5 22 (8.30%) WAN
6 19 (7.17%) NAS
7 18 (6.79%) DHCP
8 14 (5.28%) VoIP
9 13 (4.91%) Network Security
10 10 (3.77%) DDNS
10 10 (3.77%) Remote Desktop
10 10 (3.77%) VLAN
11 9 (3.40%) IPsec
11 9 (3.40%) SSL
12 8 (3.02%) iSCSI
13 5 (1.89%) Intranet
14 4 (1.51%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (1.51%) VPN
14 4 (1.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (21.51%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (5.28%) SQL Server 2014
4 11 (4.15%) MySQL
4 11 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (3.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.64%) Power BI
7 6 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.13%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.75%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.75%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.75%) OLAP
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (6.04%) Visual Studio
2 14 (5.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.89%) gulp
4 4 (1.51%) MorphX
5 3 (1.13%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.38%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.38%) MSI
6 1 (0.38%) NuGet
6 1 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (12.45%) Finance
2 18 (6.79%) Retail
3 12 (4.53%) Automotive
4 6 (2.26%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.26%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.89%) Law
6 2 (0.75%) Advertising
6 2 (0.75%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) Back Office
7 1 (0.38%) Brand Awareness
7 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (14.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 37 (13.96%) Analyst
3 35 (13.21%) Developer
4 25 (9.43%) Consultant
4 25 (9.43%) Support Engineer
5 23 (8.68%) 3rd Line Support
6 22 (8.30%) Architect
7 19 (7.17%) Support Analyst
8 18 (6.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 17 (6.42%) Administrator
9 17 (6.42%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 15 (5.66%) 1st Line Support
10 15 (5.66%) IT Support
11 14 (5.28%) .NET Developer
12 13 (4.91%) Lead Architect
12 13 (4.91%) Technical Specialist
13 11 (4.15%) 1st Line Support Engineer
13 11 (4.15%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (4.15%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
13 11 (4.15%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.08%) .NET
2 18 (6.79%) CSS
3 17 (6.42%) HTML
3 17 (6.42%) jQuery
4 16 (6.04%) ASP.NET
5 7 (2.64%) REST
6 6 (2.26%) WAP
6 6 (2.26%) WCF
7 5 (1.89%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.89%) Kendo UI
7 5 (1.89%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (1.89%) LESS
7 5 (1.89%) Sass
8 4 (1.51%) JSON
8 4 (1.51%) XML
9 2 (0.75%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.75%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.75%) Kafka
10 1 (0.38%) LINQ
10 1 (0.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 40 (15.09%) Data Centre
2 23 (8.68%) Clustering
3 14 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.91%) Replication
5 11 (4.15%) Driving Licence
5 11 (4.15%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (3.40%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.64%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.26%) Analytical Mindset
8 6 (2.26%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.26%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.89%) Handset
10 4 (1.51%) PKI
10 4 (1.51%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.75%) FMCG
11 2 (0.75%) iPad
11 2 (0.75%) Life Science
12 1 (0.38%) AS400
12 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 160 (60.38%) Windows
2 85 (32.08%) Windows Server
3 58 (21.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (16.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (9.81%) Windows 7
6 24 (9.06%) Windows 10
7 20 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (5.66%) Windows 8
9 12 (4.53%) Linux
10 8 (3.02%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.51%) Android
11 4 (1.51%) CentOS
11 4 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.13%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.38%) HPUX
13 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (23.77%) ITIL
2 37 (13.96%) Project Management
3 33 (12.45%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (10.19%) Presales
5 23 (8.68%) Mentoring
6 22 (8.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 20 (7.55%) Service Management
7 20 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (7.55%) Time Management
8 17 (6.42%) Root Cause Analysis
8 17 (6.42%) Scrum
9 16 (6.04%) Customer Engagement
10 15 (5.66%) PRINCE2
11 14 (5.28%) Business Continuity
11 14 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (5.28%) Enterprise Architecture
11 14 (5.28%) Translating Business Requirements
12 12 (4.53%) Business Continuity Planning
12 12 (4.53%) TDD
13 11 (4.15%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 53 (20.00%) SQL
2 37 (13.96%) C#
3 34 (12.83%) PowerShell
4 25 (9.43%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.02%) T-SQL
5 8 (3.02%) VB.NET
6 7 (2.64%) VBScript
7 6 (2.26%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.89%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.89%) TypeScript
8 5 (1.89%) X++
9 4 (1.51%) C
9 4 (1.51%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.75%) Python
11 1 (0.38%) C++
11 1 (0.38%) Java
11 1 (0.38%) Perl
11 1 (0.38%) PHP
11 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 145 (54.72%) MCSE
2 74 (27.92%) MCSA
3 60 (22.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 50 (18.87%) Citrix Certification
5 42 (15.85%) MCITP
6 41 (15.47%) MCP
7 27 (10.19%) Degree
7 27 (10.19%) Security Cleared
8 26 (9.81%) CCNA
8 26 (9.81%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (8.68%) CCA
10 14 (5.28%) SC Cleared
11 13 (4.91%) VCP5
12 12 (4.53%) MCSD
13 10 (3.77%) VCP4
14 8 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (3.02%) MCTS
15 6 (2.26%) CCNP
16 4 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (1.51%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.40%) COBIT
3 8 (3.02%) SLA
4 1 (0.38%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.38%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 117 (44.15%) Active Directory
2 93 (35.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (26.04%) Hyper-V
4 21 (7.92%) vSphere
5 20 (7.55%) XenApp
6 16 (6.04%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.26%) UAG
7 6 (2.26%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (9.43%) SCCM
2 16 (6.04%) Backup Exec
3 15 (5.66%) SCOM
3 15 (5.66%) WSUS
4 8 (3.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 7 (2.64%) vCenter Server
6 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.89%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.51%) MOM
9 2 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.75%) Packer
9 2 (0.75%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.75%) Terraform
10 1 (0.38%) Ansible
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.38%) Puppet
10 1 (0.38%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 218 (82.26%) Microsoft
2 124 (46.79%) VMware
3 69 (26.04%) Citrix
4 27 (10.19%) Cisco
5 18 (6.79%) Veeam
6 15 (5.66%) HP
6 15 (5.66%) SolarWinds
7 13 (4.91%) NetApp
8 9 (3.40%) Juniper
9 8 (3.02%) Oracle
9 8 (3.02%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.26%) arcserve
10 6 (2.26%) Symantec
10 6 (2.26%) Veritas
11 5 (1.89%) Telerik
12 4 (1.51%) Barracuda Networks
12 4 (1.51%) McAfee
12 4 (1.51%) Nimble Storage
12 4 (1.51%) Sophos
13 3 (1.13%) Polycom