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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 131 94 91
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 8 24 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.40% 1.27% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.23% 4.06% 5.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8 22 36
Average salary £35,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.45% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £42,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £55,000 £63,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
648 591 621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.11% 31.15% 32.24%
Number of salaries quoted 509 516 542
Average salary £47,000 £47,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.57% +6.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,012 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 7 July 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 15 (75.00%) Windows
3 15 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (70.00%) .NET Framework
4 14 (70.00%) ASP.NET
4 14 (70.00%) CSS
4 14 (70.00%) IIS
4 14 (70.00%) C#
4 14 (70.00%) HTML
4 14 (70.00%) JavaScript
4 14 (70.00%) SQL
4 14 (70.00%) MCP
4 14 (70.00%) MCAD
4 14 (70.00%) MCSD
4 14 (70.00%) .NET
5 13 (65.00%) T-SQL
5 13 (65.00%) Ajax
6 9 (45.00%) WCF
6 9 (45.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (45.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (45.00%) Office 365
6 9 (45.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (45.00%) CRM
6 9 (45.00%) SharePoint
6 9 (45.00%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (40.00%) OOA/OOD

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 14 (70.00%) IIS
2 9 (45.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (45.00%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (45.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 9 (45.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.00%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (45.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.00%) VPN
2 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) Wireless
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) WAN
2 2 (10.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 15 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) NUnit
2 1 (5.00%) CruiseControl
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (5.00%) MSBuild
General
1 5 (25.00%) Automotive
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 4 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Developer
5 1 (5.00%) DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (70.00%) HTML
1 14 (70.00%) .NET
1 14 (70.00%) ASP.NET
1 14 (70.00%) CSS
1 14 (70.00%) .NET Framework
2 13 (65.00%) Ajax
3 9 (45.00%) WCF
4 5 (25.00%) jQuery
4 5 (25.00%) HTML5
4 5 (25.00%) Classic ASP
5 4 (20.00%) Web Services
5 4 (20.00%) CSS3
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) CRM
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
2 8 (40.00%) OO
3 5 (25.00%) MVC
4 4 (20.00%) Web Development
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
6 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) SOA
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.00%) Time Management
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) C#
1 14 (70.00%) JavaScript
1 14 (70.00%) SQL
2 13 (65.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (70.00%) MCP
2 14 (70.00%) MCAD
2 14 (70.00%) MCSD
3 4 (20.00%) MCSE
3 4 (20.00%) CCNA
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (20.00%) MCITP
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (10.00%) CCENT
4 2 (10.00%) CCDA
4 2 (10.00%) CCDP
4 2 (10.00%) MCSA
4 2 (10.00%) CCNP
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) MCPD
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Terminal Server
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix
2 2 (10.00%) VMware
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco