Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > West Midlands
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 84 101 98
Rank change year-on-year +17 -3 +14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 130 233 271
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.97% 3.03% 2.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.83% 10.27% 11.19%
Number of salaries quoted 122 169 186
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +0.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £54,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 1,013 2,268 2,421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.12% 29.46% 25.82%
Number of salaries quoted 792 1,549 1,549
Median annual salary £47,500 £43,620 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.90% -0.86% +10.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £74,000 £70,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020. 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 +12 45 £50,000 +17.65% 4
Warwickshire +30 29 £32,500 -31.58% 2
Staffordshire +7 29 £32,500 -13.33% 6
Herefordshire +17 11 £47,500 +25.00%
Coventry +15 6 £47,500 +61.02%
West Bromwich 0 6 £41,250 +21.32%
Solihull -18 3 £75,000 +76.47% 1
Shropshire +24 2 £30,000 -25.00% 10
Worcestershire +24 1 - - 1
Walsall -5 1 £75,000 +102.70%
Wolverhampton - 1 £75,000 - 1
Stourbridge - 1 £75,000 - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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.

1 117 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 89 (68.46%) Windows
3 74 (56.92%) MCSE
4 70 (53.85%) Active Directory
5 60 (46.15%) Azure
6 59 (45.38%) MCSA
7 54 (41.54%) ITIL
7 54 (41.54%) Office 365
8 51 (39.23%) VMware
9 48 (36.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 41 (31.54%) Windows Server
11 39 (30.00%) MS Exchange
12 36 (27.69%) DNS
13 34 (26.15%) SQL Server
14 33 (25.38%) DHCP
15 32 (24.62%) SQL
16 31 (23.85%) PowerShell
17 29 (22.31%) Hyper-V
17 29 (22.31%) Cisco
18 27 (20.77%) Citrix
18 27 (20.77%) WAN
19 26 (20.00%) LAN
19 26 (20.00%) SAN
20 25 (19.23%) Degree
21 24 (18.46%) TCP/IP
22 23 (17.69%) Analytical Skills
23 21 (16.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 20 (15.38%) SharePoint
25 19 (14.62%) Public Sector
26 18 (13.85%) Problem-Solving

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 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 20 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 12 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (6.15%) Skype for Business
6 6 (4.62%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (9.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (46.15%) Azure
2 54 (41.54%) Office 365
3 15 (11.54%) Power Platform
4 14 (10.77%) AWS
5 11 (8.46%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (5.38%) OneDrive
7 6 (4.62%) PowerApps
7 6 (4.62%) SaaS
8 5 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (3.85%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (3.85%) GCP
8 5 (3.85%) IaaS
9 4 (3.08%) Serverless
10 3 (2.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (2.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (2.31%) AWS CodeBuild
10 3 (2.31%) AWS CodeDeploy
10 3 (2.31%) AWS CodePipeline
10 3 (2.31%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 36 (27.69%) DNS
2 33 (25.38%) DHCP
3 27 (20.77%) WAN
4 26 (20.00%) LAN
4 26 (20.00%) SAN
5 24 (18.46%) TCP/IP
6 15 (11.54%) VPN
7 13 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
8 10 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (7.69%) Firewall
9 9 (6.92%) Internet
9 9 (6.92%) Skype
10 5 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (3.08%) VLAN
11 4 (3.08%) VoIP
12 3 (2.31%) Wireless
13 2 (1.54%) BGP
13 2 (1.54%) IPsec
13 2 (1.54%) OSPF
13 2 (1.54%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (26.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.15%) Power BI
2 8 (6.15%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (2.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.31%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (2.31%) Data Lake
5 3 (2.31%) MySQL
5 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.54%) Big Data
6 2 (1.54%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.77%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 19 (14.62%) Public Sector
2 9 (6.92%) Finance
3 7 (5.38%) Retail
4 6 (4.62%) Banking
5 5 (3.85%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.31%) Games
6 3 (2.31%) Marketing
7 2 (1.54%) Law
8 1 (0.77%) Back Office
8 1 (0.77%) Military
8 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (19.23%) Analyst
2 20 (15.38%) Administrator
3 19 (14.62%) Support Analyst
4 18 (13.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 16 (12.31%) Consultant
5 16 (12.31%) Systems Engineer
6 15 (11.54%) Technical Analyst
7 12 (9.23%) Applications Support
8 11 (8.46%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (8.46%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (8.46%) Technical Support
8 11 (8.46%) Technical Support Analyst
9 10 (7.69%) Developer
10 9 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (6.92%) IT Engineer
11 7 (5.38%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
11 7 (5.38%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
11 7 (5.38%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
11 7 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 7 (5.38%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.23%) .NET
2 11 (8.46%) ASP.NET
3 9 (6.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (4.62%) WinForms
5 4 (3.08%) Spring
5 4 (3.08%) Web Services
6 2 (1.54%) ADO
6 2 (1.54%) CSS
6 2 (1.54%) jQuery
7 1 (0.77%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.77%) Ajax
7 1 (0.77%) COM
7 1 (0.77%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.77%) HTML
7 1 (0.77%) JSON
7 1 (0.77%) Node.js
7 1 (0.77%) React
7 1 (0.77%) SOAP
7 1 (0.77%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.69%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.77%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 10 (7.69%) Clustering
4 9 (6.92%) Management Information System
4 9 (6.92%) Replication
5 7 (5.38%) Data Centre
6 6 (4.62%) User Experience
7 5 (3.85%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.54%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.54%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.77%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.77%) FMCG
9 1 (0.77%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 89 (68.46%) Windows
2 41 (31.54%) Windows Server
3 15 (11.54%) Windows 10
4 11 (8.46%) Windows 7
5 9 (6.92%) Linux
5 9 (6.92%) Windows 8
5 9 (6.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.31%) Unix
9 2 (1.54%) OpenVMS
9 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (41.54%) ITIL
2 18 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (11.54%) Service Management
4 13 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 11 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (8.46%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 11 (8.46%) DevOps
5 11 (8.46%) MVC
6 10 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 10 (7.69%) Presales
7 9 (6.92%) Capacity Management
7 9 (6.92%) Change Control
7 9 (6.92%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (6.92%) Problem Management
8 8 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (6.15%) CRM
8 8 (6.15%) Data Management
8 8 (6.15%) Project Delivery
9 7 (5.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.62%) SQL
2 31 (23.85%) PowerShell
3 14 (10.77%) T-SQL
4 11 (8.46%) C#
4 11 (8.46%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 9 (6.92%) VB.NET
7 8 (6.15%) Python
8 7 (5.38%) C
9 6 (4.62%) R
10 5 (3.85%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.54%) KiXtart
11 2 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (56.92%) MCSE
2 59 (45.38%) MCSA
3 25 (19.23%) Degree
4 21 (16.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 17 (13.08%) Security Cleared
6 16 (12.31%) SC Cleared
7 13 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (10.00%) MCP
8 11 (8.46%) DV Cleared
9 10 (7.69%) CCNA
10 8 (6.15%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (5.38%) CCNP
12 6 (4.62%) AWS Certification
12 6 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (3.85%) A+ Certification
13 5 (3.85%) RHCE
14 4 (3.08%) CCA
14 4 (3.08%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (2.31%) HNC
16 2 (1.54%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.46%) SLA
2 2 (1.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 70 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 48 (36.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (22.31%) Hyper-V
4 17 (13.08%) vSphere
5 16 (12.31%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (11.54%) XenApp
7 4 (3.08%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.77%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (9.23%) SCOM
2 10 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (6.92%) SCCM
4 8 (6.15%) Ansible
4 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (4.62%) vCenter Server
6 5 (3.85%) Puppet
6 5 (3.85%) Terraform
7 2 (1.54%) Dollar Universe
7 2 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.54%) WSUS
8 1 (0.77%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.77%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 117 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 51 (39.23%) VMware
3 29 (22.31%) Cisco
4 27 (20.77%) Citrix
5 18 (13.85%) Dell
6 12 (9.23%) NetApp
7 11 (8.46%) Veeam
8 10 (7.69%) Red Hat
9 8 (6.15%) McAfee
10 6 (4.62%) Fujitsu
11 5 (3.85%) EMC
11 5 (3.85%) Oracle
12 4 (3.08%) CheckPoint
12 4 (3.08%) Symantec
13 3 (2.31%) Databricks
13 3 (2.31%) SonicWALL
14 2 (1.54%) Acronis
14 2 (1.54%) Huawei
14 2 (1.54%) PagerDuty
14 2 (1.54%) Rockwell