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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 94 99 89
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 26 7 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.42% 0.45% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.36% 1.61% 4.96%
Number of salaries quoted 26 7 24
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
596 436 504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.62% 27.75% 30.34%
Number of salaries quoted 527 385 427
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,827
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +0.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 January 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 59 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (98.31%) Microsoft
3 48 (81.36%) SQL Server
4 46 (77.97%) Windows
5 38 (64.41%) SharePoint
6 36 (61.02%) ASP.NET
6 36 (61.02%) .NET
6 36 (61.02%) C#
6 36 (61.02%) SharePoint 2013
7 35 (59.32%) SharePoint 2010
8 34 (57.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 28 (47.46%) Office 365
10 27 (45.76%) SQL
11 24 (40.68%) T-SQL
11 24 (40.68%) HTML
11 24 (40.68%) JavaScript
11 24 (40.68%) IIS
11 24 (40.68%) CSS
11 24 (40.68%) OOA/OOD
11 24 (40.68%) OO
11 24 (40.68%) MCAD
11 24 (40.68%) MCSD
11 24 (40.68%) CRM
11 24 (40.68%) BizTalk Server
11 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (40.68%) Microsoft Azure
11 24 (40.68%) Ajax
11 24 (40.68%) .NET Framework
11 24 (40.68%) WCF
12 23 (38.98%) Dynamics CRM

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 38 (64.41%) SharePoint
2 36 (61.02%) SharePoint 2013
3 35 (59.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 24 (40.68%) BizTalk Server
4 24 (40.68%) IIS
5 12 (20.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (20.34%) MS Exchange
5 12 (20.34%) SharePoint Server
6 10 (16.95%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (6.78%) Lync
9 2 (3.39%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (3.39%) OpenEdge
9 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (23.73%) MS Office
2 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (38.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (47.46%) Office 365
2 24 (40.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.56%) WAAS
1 8 (13.56%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (6.78%) Unified Communications
3 2 (3.39%) NetScaler
3 2 (3.39%) SAN
3 2 (3.39%) Firewall
3 2 (3.39%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (81.36%) SQL Server
2 34 (57.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (16.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 36 (61.02%) Developer
1 36 (61.02%) SharePoint Developer
2 10 (16.95%) Architect
3 8 (13.56%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (13.56%) Consultant
3 8 (13.56%) Virtualisation Architect
3 8 (13.56%) Storage Architect
3 8 (13.56%) Storage Solutions Architect
4 3 (5.08%) DBA
4 3 (5.08%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (5.08%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (5.08%) Administrator
4 3 (5.08%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (3.39%) SQL DBA
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (3.39%) Exchange Consultant
5 2 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (3.39%) Senior Architect
6 1 (1.69%) Senior Developer
6 1 (1.69%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (61.02%) ASP.NET
1 36 (61.02%) .NET
2 24 (40.68%) .NET Framework
2 24 (40.68%) CSS
2 24 (40.68%) Ajax
2 24 (40.68%) HTML
2 24 (40.68%) WCF
3 12 (20.34%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 12 (20.34%) ADO.NET
4 2 (3.39%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) CLARiiON
1 8 (13.56%) Celerra
2 2 (3.39%) Replication
2 2 (3.39%) Statistics
2 2 (3.39%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 46 (77.97%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.68%) OOA/OOD
1 24 (40.68%) OO
1 24 (40.68%) CRM
1 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.34%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (15.25%) Migration
4 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.39%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (3.39%) Information Security
6 2 (3.39%) ITIL
6 2 (3.39%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (3.39%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.39%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.39%) Project Management
6 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 36 (61.02%) C#
2 27 (45.76%) SQL
3 24 (40.68%) T-SQL
3 24 (40.68%) JavaScript
4 12 (20.34%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 59 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (40.68%) MCAD
2 24 (40.68%) MCSD
3 23 (38.98%) MCP
4 20 (33.90%) MCITP
5 18 (30.51%) MCSE
6 10 (16.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (16.95%) CCA
6 10 (16.95%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (13.56%) CCEA
7 8 (13.56%) NCDA
7 8 (13.56%) NCIE
7 8 (13.56%) VCAP
7 8 (13.56%) VTSP
7 8 (13.56%) CCIA
8 4 (6.78%) Degree
9 2 (3.39%) CCEE
9 2 (3.39%) MCSA
10 1 (1.69%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (27.12%) Hyper-V
2 14 (23.73%) Active Directory
2 14 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (16.95%) XenDesktop
3 10 (16.95%) vSphere
4 8 (13.56%) vCloud
5 2 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) SCCM
1 4 (6.78%) SCOM
2 3 (5.08%) SCVMM
2 3 (5.08%) SCDPM
2 3 (5.08%) SCSM
3 2 (3.39%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 58 (98.31%) Microsoft
2 14 (23.73%) VMware
3 10 (16.95%) Citrix
4 8 (13.56%) NetApp
4 8 (13.56%) EMC
4 8 (13.56%) Cisco
4 8 (13.56%) 3PAR
5 2 (3.39%) AppSense
5 2 (3.39%) SonicWALL
Birmingham
Canon
Salary: £27945 - £36180 per annum + £4372 to £5348 OTE + co car/car allowance
Posted: 20 days ago