Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 104 113
Rank change year-on-year +17 +9 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 279 293 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.28% 2.87% 2.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.12% 12.17% 9.75%
Number of salaries quoted 211 228 232
West Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £19,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £62,375 £51,000
England median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%

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 2,302 2,407 3,077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.10% 23.57% 26.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,531 1,856 2,263
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £63,950
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +17 171 £45,000 +5.88% 29
Dudley - 30 £26,000 -
Staffordshire -7 23 £38,750 +40.91% 10
Coventry +20 15 £45,000 -35.71% 6
Shropshire -3 13 £40,500 -14.74% 2
Solihull +3 7 £43,750 +48.31% 1
Warwickshire +25 6 £36,500 -14.12% 5
Wolverhampton +9 5 £38,363 -45.20% 1
Worcestershire -3 4 £23,154 -29.84% 4
Walsall -5 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 221 (79.21%) Microsoft
2 193 (69.18%) MCSE
3 179 (64.16%) Windows
4 140 (50.18%) Active Directory
5 133 (47.67%) VMware
6 99 (35.48%) Microsoft Azure
7 98 (35.13%) Office 365
8 96 (34.41%) Windows Server
9 91 (32.62%) MCSA
10 82 (29.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 80 (28.67%) MCP
12 77 (27.60%) Microsoft Office
12 77 (27.60%) Citrix
13 72 (25.81%) SQL
14 70 (25.09%) ITIL
15 62 (22.22%) Project Management
15 62 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
16 61 (21.86%) Data Centre
17 60 (21.51%) Presales
17 60 (21.51%) Windows Server 2008
18 59 (21.15%) NetApp
19 55 (19.71%) .NET
19 55 (19.71%) LAN
20 54 (19.35%) WAN
20 54 (19.35%) Network Security
21 53 (19.00%) Windows 7
22 52 (18.64%) SQL Server
22 52 (18.64%) Vendor Relationship Management
23 51 (18.28%) Amazon AWS
24 50 (17.92%) Security Cleared

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 30 (10.75%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.66%) Skype for Business
3 11 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.23%) Umbraco
5 8 (2.87%) Apache
5 8 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (2.87%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.15%) CMS
6 6 (2.15%) IIS
7 4 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.36%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.36%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 77 (27.60%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (3.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.72%) Workfront
4 1 (0.36%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.36%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 99 (35.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (35.13%) Office 365
3 51 (18.28%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (10.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (9.32%) Amazon EC2
5 26 (9.32%) Amazon EMR
5 26 (9.32%) Amazon Kinesis
5 26 (9.32%) Amazon S3
5 26 (9.32%) Amazon SQS
5 26 (9.32%) AWS Lambda
5 26 (9.32%) Serverless
6 7 (2.51%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.79%) IaaS
8 1 (0.36%) PaaS
8 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (19.71%) LAN
2 54 (19.35%) Network Security
2 54 (19.35%) WAN
3 42 (15.05%) Firewall
4 40 (14.34%) DNS
5 33 (11.83%) DHCP
6 30 (10.75%) SAN
7 18 (6.45%) TCP/IP
8 16 (5.73%) VLAN
9 15 (5.38%) Skype
10 14 (5.02%) VPN
11 11 (3.94%) BGP
11 11 (3.94%) OSPF
11 11 (3.94%) RIP
12 10 (3.58%) MPLS
12 10 (3.58%) Wireless
13 9 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (3.23%) NAS
14 8 (2.87%) VoIP
15 7 (2.51%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 31 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 29 (10.39%) RDBMS
4 26 (9.32%) Amazon RDS
4 26 (9.32%) Amazon Redshift
4 26 (9.32%) Cosmos DB
5 17 (6.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (3.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (3.58%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (1.79%) DB2
8 3 (1.08%) MySQL
8 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.72%) RavenDB
9 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (5.02%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.15%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.15%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.72%) AccuRev
4 2 (0.72%) JIRA
4 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 1 (0.36%) JMeter
5 1 (0.36%) NUnit
5 1 (0.36%) Selenium
5 1 (0.36%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (5.73%) Retail
2 12 (4.30%) Automotive
3 10 (3.58%) Finance
4 2 (0.72%) Legal
5 1 (0.36%) Games
5 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 62 (22.22%) Architect
2 39 (13.98%) Analyst
3 33 (11.83%) Developer
4 32 (11.47%) Technical Architect
5 27 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
6 26 (9.32%) Cloud Architect
6 26 (9.32%) Lead Architect
7 25 (8.96%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 25 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (7.89%) IT Support
8 22 (7.89%) Support Analyst
9 21 (7.53%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 19 (6.81%) SCCM Engineer
10 19 (6.81%) Technical Leader
11 16 (5.73%) C# Developer
11 16 (5.73%) IT Analyst
11 16 (5.73%) IT Support Analyst
11 16 (5.73%) Senior SCCM Engineer
12 13 (4.66%) Full Stack Developer
12 13 (4.66%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (19.71%) .NET
2 44 (15.77%) ASP.NET
3 35 (12.54%) Web Services
4 22 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
5 17 (6.09%) HTML
6 12 (4.30%) CSS
7 11 (3.94%) jQuery
7 11 (3.94%) WinForms
8 10 (3.58%) Spring
9 8 (2.87%) WCF
10 6 (2.15%) RESTful
11 5 (1.79%) AngularJS
11 5 (1.79%) Sass
12 4 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 4 (1.43%) LDAP
13 2 (0.72%) COM
14 1 (0.36%) KnockoutJS
14 1 (0.36%) MSMQ
14 1 (0.36%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 61 (21.86%) Data Centre
2 28 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (10.04%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (7.53%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (2.87%) Clustering
5 8 (2.87%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.15%) Replication
7 5 (1.79%) NHS
7 5 (1.79%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.43%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.43%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.72%) iPad
9 2 (0.72%) iPhone
9 2 (0.72%) PKI
9 2 (0.72%) Video Editing
10 1 (0.36%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.36%) Photography
10 1 (0.36%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 179 (64.16%) Windows
2 96 (34.41%) Windows Server
3 62 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 60 (21.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (19.00%) Windows 7
6 39 (13.98%) Linux
6 39 (13.98%) Windows 10
7 30 (10.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (8.24%) Windows 8
9 15 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.36%) Android
11 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.36%) Unix
11 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (25.09%) ITIL
2 62 (22.22%) Project Management
3 60 (21.51%) Presales
4 52 (18.64%) Vendor Relationship Management
5 46 (16.49%) Enterprise Architecture
6 42 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (13.26%) Data Protection
8 33 (11.83%) Incident Management
8 33 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 31 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
10 30 (10.75%) Customer Requirements
10 30 (10.75%) ITSM
11 26 (9.32%) Identity Access Management
12 21 (7.53%) Programme Management
12 21 (7.53%) Software Engineering
13 20 (7.17%) Root Cause Analysis
13 20 (7.17%) Service Management
14 19 (6.81%) Scrum
15 18 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
15 18 (6.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (25.81%) SQL
2 42 (15.05%) C#
3 29 (10.39%) PowerShell
4 25 (8.96%) Python
5 23 (8.24%) JavaScript
6 19 (6.81%) Java
6 19 (6.81%) PL/SQL
6 19 (6.81%) Scala
6 19 (6.81%) Shell Script
6 19 (6.81%) VBScript
7 6 (2.15%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.15%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.79%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 193 (69.18%) MCSE
2 91 (32.62%) MCSA
3 80 (28.67%) MCP
4 50 (17.92%) Security Cleared
5 44 (15.77%) Degree
5 44 (15.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 41 (14.70%) MCITP
7 23 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (7.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 19 (6.81%) CCNA
10 15 (5.38%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (3.94%) HNC
12 8 (2.87%) MCPD
13 7 (2.51%) CCNP
14 6 (2.15%) CISM
14 6 (2.15%) CISSP
14 6 (2.15%) RHCA
15 5 (1.79%) MCDST
15 5 (1.79%) MCTS
15 5 (1.79%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (15.05%) GDPR
2 12 (4.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.58%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.15%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (2.15%) SLA
5 1 (0.36%) GPG13
System Software
1 140 (50.18%) Active Directory
2 82 (29.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (10.39%) Hyper-V
4 24 (8.60%) XenApp
5 19 (6.81%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (6.09%) XenDesktop
7 15 (5.38%) vSphere
8 7 (2.51%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 49 (17.56%) SCCM
2 33 (11.83%) WSUS
3 9 (3.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 9 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (2.51%) SCOrch
5 6 (2.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (1.79%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.79%) SCOM
7 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (1.43%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.72%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.36%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 221 (79.21%) Microsoft
2 133 (47.67%) VMware
3 77 (27.60%) Citrix
4 59 (21.15%) NetApp
5 46 (16.49%) Cisco
6 30 (10.75%) Red Hat
7 21 (7.53%) HP
8 16 (5.73%) Nimble Storage
9 9 (3.23%) Ivanti
9 9 (3.23%) Polycom
9 9 (3.23%) ServiceNow
10 6 (2.15%) Dell
10 6 (2.15%) Oracle
10 6 (2.15%) Veeam
11 5 (1.79%) Avaya
12 4 (1.43%) Remedy
12 4 (1.43%) SolarWinds
13 3 (1.08%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.08%) EMC
13 3 (1.08%) Symantec