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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 98 101
Rank change year-on-year +12 +3  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 161 161 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.16% 2.60% 2.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.19% 9.94% 9.81%
Number of salaries quoted 143 109 136
Median salary £40,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.77%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1221 1619 1489
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.93% 26.16% 25.98%
Number of salaries quoted 981 1165 1152
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +35 77 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Staffordshire -4 27 £35,000 +16.66% 4
Warwickshire -4 15 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Wolverhampton +12 7 £43,354 +101.64%
Shropshire +9 6 £47,500 +115.90%
Worcestershire +4 5 £37,500 - 1
Coventry -28 5 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Solihull -5 2 £35,000 -
Walsall +7 1 £30,000 +36.36%
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £34,500 -
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 205 (74.28%) Microsoft
2 152 (55.07%) MCSE
3 146 (52.90%) Windows
4 116 (42.03%) Active Directory
5 102 (36.96%) VMware
6 83 (30.07%) MCSA
7 80 (28.99%) Microsoft Azure
8 72 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 70 (25.36%) Windows Server
10 67 (24.28%) SQL Server
11 65 (23.55%) Degree
12 63 (22.83%) ITIL
13 60 (21.74%) .NET
13 60 (21.74%) C#
14 59 (21.38%) SQL
15 58 (21.01%) Data Centre
16 53 (19.20%) Hyper-V
17 50 (18.12%) Windows Server 2008
18 42 (15.22%) Cisco
19 41 (14.86%) MCP
19 41 (14.86%) ASP.NET
20 40 (14.49%) Windows Server 2012
21 39 (14.13%) MS Exchange
22 37 (13.41%) Office 365
23 35 (12.68%) PowerShell
23 35 (12.68%) SharePoint
23 35 (12.68%) Cisco Certification
24 34 (12.32%) Citrix
24 34 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
25 33 (11.96%) IIS

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 (14.13%) MS Exchange
2 35 (12.68%) SharePoint
3 33 (11.96%) IIS
4 21 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.54%) Apache
6 7 (2.54%) CMS
6 7 (2.54%) EPiServer
6 7 (2.54%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (2.54%) Skype for Business
6 7 (2.54%) Umbraco
7 5 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.45%) WordPress
9 2 (0.72%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (9.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.17%) Sentinel
2 6 (2.17%) Workfront
3 4 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 80 (28.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (13.41%) Office 365
3 24 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 20 (7.25%) IaaS
5 10 (3.62%) PaaS
6 8 (2.90%) G Suite
7 7 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (1.45%) SaaS
10 3 (1.09%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.51%) Firewall
2 27 (9.78%) SAN
2 27 (9.78%) TCP/IP
3 23 (8.33%) DNS
4 22 (7.97%) WAN
5 20 (7.25%) LAN
5 20 (7.25%) NAS
6 14 (5.07%) DHCP
6 14 (5.07%) Wireless
7 12 (4.35%) VPN
8 10 (3.62%) WLAN
9 9 (3.26%) SNMP
10 8 (2.90%) DDNS
10 8 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (2.54%) Network Security
11 7 (2.54%) Skype
12 6 (2.17%) MPLS
12 6 (2.17%) PBX
13 5 (1.81%) VLAN
13 5 (1.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (24.28%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.88%) SQL Server 2014
3 17 (6.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (3.26%) Azure SQL Database
4 9 (3.26%) MySQL
5 8 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.72%) DB2
10 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.72%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 21 (7.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (5.43%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.36%) NUnit
General
1 21 (7.61%) Finance
2 18 (6.52%) Automotive
3 14 (5.07%) Retail
4 8 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.45%) Advertising
6 4 (1.45%) Games
7 2 (0.72%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 55 (19.93%) Developer
2 42 (15.22%) .NET Developer
3 34 (12.32%) Consultant
4 27 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 26 (9.42%) C# Developer
6 21 (7.61%) Analyst
6 21 (7.61%) C# .NET Developer
7 20 (7.25%) IT Manager
8 17 (6.16%) Software Developer
9 16 (5.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 16 (5.80%) Architect
10 15 (5.43%) C# Software Developer
11 14 (5.07%) .NET Software Developer
11 14 (5.07%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (4.71%) Senior Developer
13 12 (4.35%) Network Engineer
13 12 (4.35%) Storage Engineer
14 11 (3.99%) Senior .NET Developer
15 10 (3.62%) Support Engineer
15 10 (3.62%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (21.74%) .NET
2 41 (14.86%) ASP.NET
3 27 (9.78%) HTML
4 26 (9.42%) CSS
5 17 (6.16%) jQuery
6 11 (3.99%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (3.99%) WinForms
7 7 (2.54%) AngularJS
7 7 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 7 (2.54%) WCF
8 5 (1.81%) WPF
8 5 (1.81%) XML
9 4 (1.45%) 802.1X
9 4 (1.45%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (1.45%) Sass
10 3 (1.09%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.09%) HTML5
10 3 (1.09%) Middleware
10 3 (1.09%) Node.js
11 2 (0.72%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 58 (21.01%) Data Centre
2 29 (10.51%) Driving Licence
3 20 (7.25%) Computer Science
4 16 (5.80%) Public Cloud
5 14 (5.07%) Private Cloud
6 11 (3.99%) Clustering
7 10 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (3.26%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (2.17%) Blackberry
9 6 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.81%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.45%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.09%) CESG
12 3 (1.09%) Online Games
12 3 (1.09%) Replication
13 2 (0.72%) Blog
13 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.72%) Fintech
13 2 (0.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 146 (52.90%) Windows
2 70 (25.36%) Windows Server
3 50 (18.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (14.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (7.61%) Linux
6 19 (6.88%) Windows 10
7 17 (6.16%) Windows 7
8 13 (4.71%) Windows 8
9 10 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (3.26%) Windows Vista
11 6 (2.17%) Android
12 5 (1.81%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.45%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (22.83%) ITIL
2 34 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (11.59%) Project Management
4 27 (9.78%) MVC
4 27 (9.78%) Presales
5 23 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 20 (7.25%) Time Management
7 19 (6.88%) Line Management
8 18 (6.52%) Mentoring
8 18 (6.52%) Scrum
9 17 (6.16%) Customer Requirements
10 16 (5.80%) TDD
11 14 (5.07%) Migration
11 14 (5.07%) PRINCE2
12 13 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (4.71%) Integration Testing
13 11 (3.99%) Business Development
13 11 (3.99%) Problem Management
13 11 (3.99%) Software Engineering
14 10 (3.62%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 60 (21.74%) C#
2 59 (21.38%) SQL
3 35 (12.68%) PowerShell
4 31 (11.23%) JavaScript
5 20 (7.25%) VBScript
6 18 (6.52%) VB.NET
7 14 (5.07%) Bash Shell
7 14 (5.07%) T-SQL
8 13 (4.71%) VB
9 5 (1.81%) C++
10 4 (1.45%) Java
11 1 (0.36%) ANSI C
11 1 (0.36%) C
11 1 (0.36%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.36%) VBA
11 1 (0.36%) X++
Qualifications
1 152 (55.07%) MCSE
2 83 (30.07%) MCSA
3 65 (23.55%) Degree
4 41 (14.86%) MCP
5 35 (12.68%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (11.96%) MCITP
7 32 (11.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 29 (10.51%) CCNA
9 24 (8.70%) Security Cleared
10 23 (8.33%) CCNP
11 20 (7.25%) Computer Science Degree
11 20 (7.25%) MCSD
12 17 (6.16%) SC Cleared
13 11 (3.99%) VCAP
13 11 (3.99%) VCDX
14 8 (2.90%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (2.54%) A+ Certification
15 7 (2.54%) DBS Check
15 7 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (2.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.99%) SLA
2 10 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.54%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.72%) COBIT
6 1 (0.36%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 116 (42.03%) Active Directory
2 72 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (19.20%) Hyper-V
4 21 (7.61%) vSphere
5 17 (6.16%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (2.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.72%) XenApp
9 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.36%) Firmware
9 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (10.51%) SCCM
2 28 (10.14%) Backup Exec
3 22 (7.97%) SCOM
4 9 (3.26%) WSUS
5 7 (2.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 6 (2.17%) NetBackup
6 6 (2.17%) ZABBIX
7 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.45%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.45%) SCSM
8 4 (1.45%) WMI
9 2 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.72%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.72%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.36%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 205 (74.28%) Microsoft
2 102 (36.96%) VMware
3 42 (15.22%) Cisco
4 34 (12.32%) Citrix
5 22 (7.97%) NetApp
5 22 (7.97%) Veeam
6 19 (6.88%) HP
7 15 (5.43%) SAP
8 14 (5.07%) SolarWinds
9 10 (3.62%) Dell
10 8 (2.90%) Google
11 7 (2.54%) EMC
11 7 (2.54%) Oracle
11 7 (2.54%) Sitecore
12 6 (2.17%) CheckPoint
12 6 (2.17%) LANDesk
12 6 (2.17%) New Relic
12 6 (2.17%) Palo Alto
12 6 (2.17%) Remedy
12 6 (2.17%) ServiceNow
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