The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 107 86 82
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 27 41 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.16% 1.91% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.42% 6.55% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 12 40 18
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MCTS
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
790 626 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.04% 29.13% 27.82%
Number of salaries quoted 684 564 389
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

MCTS
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Birmingham region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Birmingham

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing MCTS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCTS.

1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (85.42%) MCITP
3 38 (79.17%) MCSE
4 36 (75.00%) VMware
4 36 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (70.83%) Active Directory
5 34 (70.83%) Windows
6 31 (64.58%) Hyper-V
7 27 (56.25%) MS Exchange
8 25 (52.08%) Lync
9 23 (47.92%) Exchange Server 2010
9 23 (47.92%) XenDesktop
9 23 (47.92%) Citrix
9 23 (47.92%) CCA
9 23 (47.92%) Citrix Certification
9 23 (47.92%) Exchange Server 2003
10 19 (39.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 19 (39.58%) Office 365
11 18 (37.50%) SQL Server
12 17 (35.42%) Unified Communications
13 16 (33.33%) vSphere
13 16 (33.33%) Degree
14 15 (31.25%) Cisco
15 13 (27.08%) SAN
15 13 (27.08%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
16 12 (25.00%) NAS
16 12 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
16 12 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing MCTS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (56.25%) MS Exchange
2 25 (52.08%) Lync
3 23 (47.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (47.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
4 12 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (20.83%) SharePoint
6 7 (14.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (10.42%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (4.17%) IIS
8 2 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (20.83%) MS Office
1 10 (20.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (39.58%) Office 365
2 3 (6.25%) IaaS
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (35.42%) Unified Communications
2 13 (27.08%) SAN
3 12 (25.00%) NAS
4 11 (22.92%) WAAS
4 11 (22.92%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (8.33%) NetScaler
6 3 (6.25%) PBX
6 3 (6.25%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (27.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (22.92%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (62.50%) Consultant
2 20 (41.67%) Microsoft Consultant
3 18 (37.50%) Architect
4 14 (29.17%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (25.00%) Exchange Consultant
6 11 (22.92%) Virtualisation Architect
6 11 (22.92%) Storage Architect
6 11 (22.92%) Storage Solutions Architect
7 7 (14.58%) SharePoint Developer
7 7 (14.58%) Developer
8 5 (10.42%) Senior Developer
8 5 (10.42%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (10.42%) Senior SharePoint Developer
9 4 (8.33%) Senior Architect
10 3 (6.25%) Solutions Consultant
10 3 (6.25%) Pre Sales Consultant
11 2 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
12 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Consultant
12 1 (2.08%) IT Manager
12 1 (2.08%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) .NET
1 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
2 5 (10.42%) ADO.NET
2 5 (10.42%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 4 (8.33%) Application Packaging
4 2 (4.17%) WCF
4 2 (4.17%) CSS
4 2 (4.17%) Ajax
4 2 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) CLARiiON
1 11 (22.92%) Celerra
2 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 34 (70.83%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (10.42%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Project Management
1 12 (25.00%) Migration
1 12 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
1 12 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
2 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
3 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (4.17%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (4.17%) OO
3 2 (4.17%) CRM
3 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.08%) Change Management
4 1 (2.08%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.08%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) C#
2 5 (10.42%) VB.NET
3 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.17%) SQL
3 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (85.42%) MCITP
3 38 (79.17%) MCSE
4 23 (47.92%) CCA
4 23 (47.92%) Citrix Certification
5 19 (39.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (33.33%) Degree
7 12 (25.00%) MCSA
7 12 (25.00%) CCEE
8 11 (22.92%) CCIA
8 11 (22.92%) CCEA
8 11 (22.92%) NCDA
8 11 (22.92%) NCIE
8 11 (22.92%) VCAP
8 11 (22.92%) VTSP
9 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (6.25%) CCNP
10 2 (4.17%) MCAD
10 2 (4.17%) MCSD
11 1 (2.08%) MCPD
System Software
1 36 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (70.83%) Active Directory
3 31 (64.58%) Hyper-V
4 23 (47.92%) XenDesktop
5 16 (33.33%) vSphere
6 11 (22.92%) vCloud
7 4 (8.33%) XenApp
7 4 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 36 (75.00%) VMware
3 23 (47.92%) Citrix
4 15 (31.25%) Cisco
5 11 (22.92%) 3PAR
5 11 (22.92%) NetApp
5 11 (22.92%) EMC
6 4 (8.33%) AppSense