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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 125 115 100
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 16 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.053% 0.84% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 3.27% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1 16 26
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -23.80%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%

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
468 489 595
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.96% 25.52% 32.82%
Number of salaries quoted 293 383 525
Median salary £40,500 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT jobs citing MCTS 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCP
2 7 (87.50%) MCAD
2 7 (87.50%) MCSD
2 7 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) HTML
2 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) T-SQL
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) IIS
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) CSS
2 7 (87.50%) Web Services
2 7 (87.50%) MVC
2 7 (87.50%) Automotive
2 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 7 (87.50%) Ajax
2 7 (87.50%) Web Development
2 7 (87.50%) .NET Framework
2 7 (87.50%) Degree
2 7 (87.50%) jQuery
2 7 (87.50%) Umbraco
2 7 (87.50%) Computer Science
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (87.50%) CSS3
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (87.50%) MS Excel

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 7 (87.50%) IIS
1 7 (87.50%) Umbraco
2 2 (25.00%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (87.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) .NET Developer
1 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET Developer
1 7 (87.50%) C# .NET Developer
1 7 (87.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 7 (87.50%) C# Developer
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Developer
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (50.00%) .NET Web Developer
3 4 (50.00%) C# Web Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (25.00%) CMS Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) .NET Framework
1 7 (87.50%) Ajax
1 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
1 7 (87.50%) CSS
1 7 (87.50%) CSS3
1 7 (87.50%) HTML
1 7 (87.50%) jQuery
1 7 (87.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Front End Development
1 7 (87.50%) MVC
1 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
1 7 (87.50%) Web Development
2 5 (62.50%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Content Management
4 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
1 7 (87.50%) T-SQL
2 5 (62.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Degree
2 7 (87.50%) MCAD
2 7 (87.50%) MCP
2 7 (87.50%) MCSD
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) NCDA
3 1 (12.50%) NCIE
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
2 1 (12.50%) NetApp
2 1 (12.50%) Remedy
2 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
2 1 (12.50%) VMware