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

Microsoft Certification
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 120 99
Rank change year-on-year +16 -21 -12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 268 232 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.77% 2.37% 2.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.28% 10.07% 10.07%
Number of salaries quoted 188 182 279
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,425 £23,050 £22,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £63,375 £57,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +1.30%

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 2,376 2,305 3,029
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.56% 23.56% 26.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,535 1,763 2,295
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% -3.23% +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 23 April 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 April 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 +1 119 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Staffordshire -3 29 £33,500 +8.06% 7
Solihull +26 22 £36,500 -18.89% 1
Worcestershire +34 21 £35,000 -4.76% 5
Wolverhampton -1 20 £42,250 +12.67% 1
Coventry -2 17 £46,250 -7.50% 2
Warwickshire +5 15 £34,000 -2.86% 3
Shropshire +12 6 £26,250 -25.00% 5
Herefordshire +24 2 £60,000 +71.43% 3
West Bromwich +6 1 £32,500 -32.99%
Walsall -4 1 £18,000 -38.46% 1
Dudley -6 1 £24,000 +37.14%
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 214 (79.85%) Microsoft
2 168 (62.69%) MCSE
3 158 (58.96%) Windows
4 125 (46.64%) VMware
5 116 (43.28%) Active Directory
6 87 (32.46%) Office 365
7 83 (30.97%) VMware Infrastructure
8 72 (26.87%) Windows Server
9 64 (23.88%) Citrix
9 64 (23.88%) SQL
9 64 (23.88%) MCSA
10 63 (23.51%) Hyper-V
11 59 (22.01%) SQL Server
12 58 (21.64%) Windows Server 2012
13 56 (20.90%) Windows 10
13 56 (20.90%) PowerShell
14 55 (20.52%) ITIL
15 54 (20.15%) Microsoft Office
16 52 (19.40%) SAN
17 49 (18.28%) MCP
17 49 (18.28%) SCCM
18 48 (17.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 47 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
20 46 (17.16%) Degree
20 46 (17.16%) Windows 7
21 45 (16.79%) Data Centre
22 38 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
22 38 (14.18%) MS Exchange
23 37 (13.81%) MCITP
24 33 (12.31%) DNS

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 38 (14.18%) MS Exchange
2 27 (10.07%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.10%) IIS
4 6 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.87%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.49%) Sonic ESB
7 3 (1.12%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.12%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.75%) Apache
8 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 54 (20.15%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.36%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.49%) BPCS
3 4 (1.49%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 87 (32.46%) Office 365
2 38 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (3.73%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.24%) OneDrive
6 5 (1.87%) IaaS
7 3 (1.12%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.12%) PaaS
8 2 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.75%) GitHub
8 2 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.75%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.75%) SaaS
8 2 (0.75%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 52 (19.40%) SAN
2 33 (12.31%) DNS
3 26 (9.70%) DHCP
4 25 (9.33%) WAN
5 20 (7.46%) VoIP
6 19 (7.09%) Firewall
7 17 (6.34%) LAN
8 15 (5.60%) TCP/IP
9 11 (4.10%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (3.73%) NAS
10 10 (3.73%) PBX
11 9 (3.36%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (3.36%) SSL
12 7 (2.61%) iSCSI
12 7 (2.61%) Network Security
13 6 (2.24%) VLAN
13 6 (2.24%) VPN
13 6 (2.24%) Wireless
14 5 (1.87%) IPsec
15 3 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (22.01%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (6.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (4.10%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (2.99%) Power BI
6 7 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.61%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.87%) MySQL
8 5 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (1.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.12%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.12%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.75%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (3.73%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.49%) MorphX
4 2 (0.75%) Chocolatey
4 2 (0.75%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (9.33%) Finance
2 19 (7.09%) Retail
3 10 (3.73%) Automotive
4 8 (2.99%) Law
5 7 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.49%) Advertising
6 4 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.12%) Local Government
8 2 (0.75%) Back Office
8 2 (0.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (13.81%) Consultant
2 32 (11.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (10.45%) Developer
4 24 (8.96%) Administrator
4 24 (8.96%) SCCM Engineer
5 23 (8.58%) Support Engineer
6 18 (6.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 18 (6.72%) 3rd Line Support
7 17 (6.34%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 15 (5.60%) Architect
9 14 (5.22%) Analyst
9 14 (5.22%) IT Manager
9 14 (5.22%) Systems Engineer
10 13 (4.85%) Technical Specialist
11 12 (4.48%) DBA
11 12 (4.48%) Infrastructure Manager
12 11 (4.10%) IT Support
13 10 (3.73%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (3.73%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.82%) .NET
2 15 (5.60%) HTML
3 13 (4.85%) ASP.NET
4 11 (4.10%) CSS
5 10 (3.73%) jQuery
6 8 (2.99%) WCF
7 5 (1.87%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.87%) Kafka
7 5 (1.87%) SOAP
8 4 (1.49%) Entity Framework
8 4 (1.49%) JMS
8 4 (1.49%) Kendo UI
8 4 (1.49%) LINQ
8 4 (1.49%) Middleware
8 4 (1.49%) REST
8 4 (1.49%) XML
8 4 (1.49%) XSLT
9 2 (0.75%) LDAP
9 2 (0.75%) RESTful
10 1 (0.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (16.79%) Data Centre
2 31 (11.57%) Computer Science
3 24 (8.96%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.73%) Replication
6 7 (2.61%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.24%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.24%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (2.24%) User Experience
7 6 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.87%) Clustering
8 5 (1.87%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.87%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.87%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.49%) PKI
10 3 (1.12%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.75%) Handset
11 2 (0.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 158 (58.96%) Windows
2 72 (26.87%) Windows Server
3 58 (21.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (20.90%) Windows 10
5 46 (17.16%) Windows 7
6 31 (11.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (4.85%) Linux
7 13 (4.85%) Windows 8
8 9 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.87%) Android
11 4 (1.49%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.12%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (20.52%) ITIL
2 47 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (9.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 26 (9.70%) Project Management
4 25 (9.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 25 (9.33%) Software Engineering
5 22 (8.21%) Presales
6 21 (7.84%) Mentoring
6 21 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (7.46%) Service Delivery
8 19 (7.09%) Scrum
9 15 (5.60%) PRINCE2
10 14 (5.22%) Server Virtualisation
11 13 (4.85%) Customer Requirements
11 13 (4.85%) Mobile Device Management
12 12 (4.48%) Programme Management
12 12 (4.48%) Service Management
13 11 (4.10%) CRM
13 11 (4.10%) Incident Management
13 11 (4.10%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 64 (23.88%) SQL
2 56 (20.90%) PowerShell
3 28 (10.45%) VBScript
4 25 (9.33%) C#
5 18 (6.72%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.24%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.24%) Python
7 5 (1.87%) VB.NET
7 5 (1.87%) X++
8 4 (1.49%) Java
8 4 (1.49%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.49%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.12%) VB
10 2 (0.75%) Go
11 1 (0.37%) C
11 1 (0.37%) C++
11 1 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 168 (62.69%) MCSE
2 64 (23.88%) MCSA
3 49 (18.28%) MCP
4 48 (17.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 46 (17.16%) Degree
6 37 (13.81%) MCITP
7 33 (12.31%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (11.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 30 (11.19%) Citrix Certification
10 25 (9.33%) Security Cleared
11 22 (8.21%) CCA
11 22 (8.21%) CCNA
12 20 (7.46%) SC Cleared
13 17 (6.34%) CCNP
14 13 (4.85%) VCP5
15 12 (4.48%) MCTS
16 7 (2.61%) CCDP
16 7 (2.61%) CISM
16 7 (2.61%) CISSP
16 7 (2.61%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.48%) SLA
2 6 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.12%) COBIT
4 2 (0.75%) GDPR
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 116 (43.28%) Active Directory
2 83 (30.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (23.51%) Hyper-V
4 22 (8.21%) XenApp
5 11 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (3.36%) vSphere
6 9 (3.36%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.24%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.87%) Firmware
9 2 (0.75%) Docker
10 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (18.28%) SCCM
2 13 (4.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (4.10%) Backup Exec
3 11 (4.10%) WSUS
4 9 (3.36%) SCVMM
5 7 (2.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 7 (2.61%) SCDPM
6 6 (2.24%) SCOrch
6 6 (2.24%) SCSM
7 5 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.49%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.49%) SCOM
8 4 (1.49%) Terraform
9 2 (0.75%) Ansible
9 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.75%) Packer
9 2 (0.75%) Puppet
9 2 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 214 (79.85%) Microsoft
2 125 (46.64%) VMware
3 64 (23.88%) Citrix
4 31 (11.57%) Cisco
5 14 (5.22%) Oracle
6 13 (4.85%) NetApp
7 11 (4.10%) SolarWinds
8 10 (3.73%) Veeam
9 8 (2.99%) HP
10 7 (2.61%) IBM
10 7 (2.61%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.61%) Sage
11 6 (2.24%) arcserve
11 6 (2.24%) Symantec
11 6 (2.24%) Veritas
12 5 (1.87%) Nimble Storage
12 5 (1.87%) WatchGuard
13 4 (1.49%) AppDynamics
13 4 (1.49%) Epicor
13 4 (1.49%) IFS