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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 133 121 106
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 11 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.085% 0.62% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 1.98% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 14
Median salary £28,250 £37,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-24.66% -31.81%
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -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
693 555 515
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 29.43% 31.34% 28.27%
Number of salaries quoted 465 418 454
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,198 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 11 (73.33%) Windows
3 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
4 10 (66.67%) VMware
4 10 (66.67%) MCDST
4 10 (66.67%) WSUS
4 10 (66.67%) Windows 10
5 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
5 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (60.00%) MCSE
6 8 (53.33%) MCSA
6 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
7 7 (46.67%) ITIL
8 6 (40.00%) Patch Management
8 6 (40.00%) Veeam
8 6 (40.00%) SolarWinds
9 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (33.33%) WordPress
10 4 (26.67%) jQuery
10 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (26.67%) Web Development
10 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
10 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (26.67%) MVC
10 4 (26.67%) Automotive
10 4 (26.67%) MCP
10 4 (26.67%) MCAD
10 4 (26.67%) MCSD

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 5 (33.33%) WordPress
2 4 (26.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Kerberos
2 3 (20.00%) Intranet
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (26.67%) Automotive
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) .NET Software Developer
3 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) C# Developer
3 4 (26.67%) C# Software Developer
3 4 (26.67%) C# VB.NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Software Developer
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Developer
3 4 (26.67%) VB.NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Platform Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
1 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
1 4 (26.67%) Ajax
1 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
1 4 (26.67%) Classic ASP
1 4 (26.67%) CSS
1 4 (26.67%) CSS3
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
1 4 (26.67%) HTML5
1 4 (26.67%) jQuery
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows 10
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Patch Management
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL V3
3 4 (26.67%) MVC
3 4 (26.67%) SDLC
3 4 (26.67%) Web Development
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C#
1 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
1 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
1 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (66.67%) MCDST
3 9 (60.00%) MCSE
4 8 (53.33%) MCSA
5 4 (26.67%) MCAD
5 4 (26.67%) MCP
5 4 (26.67%) MCSD
6 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
7 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (66.67%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 6 (40.00%) Veeam