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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 89 112 83
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -29
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 40 10 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.93% 0.53% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.46% 1.95% 5.39%
Number of salaries quoted 37 10 27
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £40,000 £31,748
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,750 £55,000
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
733 513 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.39% 27.11% 30.13%
Number of salaries quoted 660 454 439
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £31,000
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 18 December 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (98.55%) Microsoft
3 52 (75.36%) Windows
4 51 (73.91%) SQL Server
5 38 (55.07%) SharePoint
6 35 (50.72%) C#
6 35 (50.72%) ASP.NET
6 35 (50.72%) .NET
6 35 (50.72%) SharePoint 2013
7 33 (47.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 32 (46.38%) MCITP
9 30 (43.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 29 (42.03%) MCSE
11 26 (37.68%) Office 365
12 25 (36.23%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (36.23%) VMware
13 23 (33.33%) Hyper-V
14 22 (31.88%) Active Directory
14 22 (31.88%) SQL
15 21 (30.43%) .NET Framework
16 19 (27.54%) WCF
16 19 (27.54%) XenDesktop
16 19 (27.54%) Microsoft Azure
16 19 (27.54%) T-SQL
16 19 (27.54%) HTML
16 19 (27.54%) JavaScript
16 19 (27.54%) IIS
16 19 (27.54%) MS Office
16 19 (27.54%) CSS
16 19 (27.54%) OOA/OOD

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 38 (55.07%) SharePoint
2 35 (50.72%) SharePoint 2013
3 30 (43.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 19 (27.54%) MS Exchange
4 19 (27.54%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (27.54%) IIS
5 18 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (23.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 16 (23.19%) SharePoint Server
7 12 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (13.04%) Lync
9 4 (5.80%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (2.90%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 19 (27.54%) MS Office
2 17 (24.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (26.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (37.68%) Office 365
2 19 (27.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.39%) WAAS
1 12 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (10.14%) Unified Communications
3 5 (7.25%) NetScaler
4 4 (5.80%) SAN
4 4 (5.80%) NAS
5 2 (2.90%) Firewall
6 1 (1.45%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.45%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (73.91%) SQL Server
2 33 (47.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (20.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (1.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (50.72%) Developer
1 35 (50.72%) SharePoint Developer
2 18 (26.09%) Architect
3 16 (23.19%) Consultant
4 13 (18.84%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (17.39%) Virtualisation Architect
5 12 (17.39%) Storage Architect
5 12 (17.39%) Storage Solutions Architect
6 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Consultant
6 6 (8.70%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Architect
7 5 (7.25%) Senior SharePoint Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Exchange Consultant
9 3 (4.35%) DBA
9 3 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (4.35%) Administrator
10 2 (2.90%) SQL DBA
10 2 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support
10 2 (2.90%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (50.72%) ASP.NET
1 35 (50.72%) .NET
2 21 (30.43%) .NET Framework
3 19 (27.54%) CSS
3 19 (27.54%) Ajax
3 19 (27.54%) HTML
3 19 (27.54%) WCF
4 16 (23.19%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 16 (23.19%) ADO.NET
5 5 (7.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) CLARiiON
1 12 (17.39%) Celerra
2 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.90%) Replication
3 2 (2.90%) Statistics
3 2 (2.90%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 52 (75.36%) Windows
2 5 (7.25%) Windows 7
2 5 (7.25%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (27.54%) OOA/OOD
1 19 (27.54%) OO
1 19 (27.54%) CRM
2 16 (23.19%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (17.39%) Software Engineering
4 10 (14.49%) Migration
5 4 (5.80%) Project Management
5 4 (5.80%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (5.80%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.90%) ITIL
7 2 (2.90%) Information Security
7 2 (2.90%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.90%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.90%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.90%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.90%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (50.72%) C#
2 22 (31.88%) SQL
3 19 (27.54%) T-SQL
3 19 (27.54%) JavaScript
4 16 (23.19%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (46.38%) MCITP
3 29 (42.03%) MCSE
4 19 (27.54%) MCAD
4 19 (27.54%) MCSD
4 19 (27.54%) CCA
4 19 (27.54%) Citrix Certification
5 18 (26.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 18 (26.09%) MCP
6 12 (17.39%) CCIA
6 12 (17.39%) NCDA
6 12 (17.39%) NCIE
6 12 (17.39%) VCAP
6 12 (17.39%) VTSP
6 12 (17.39%) CCEA
7 10 (14.49%) Degree
8 7 (10.14%) CCEE
9 4 (5.80%) MCSA
10 1 (1.45%) CCNP
10 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (36.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 22 (31.88%) Active Directory
4 19 (27.54%) XenDesktop
5 17 (24.64%) vSphere
6 12 (17.39%) vCloud
7 5 (7.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (7.25%) XenApp
8 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) XenMobile
2 3 (4.35%) SCCM
2 3 (4.35%) SCOM
3 2 (2.90%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.90%) SCDPM
3 2 (2.90%) SCSM
Vendors
1 68 (98.55%) Microsoft
2 25 (36.23%) VMware
3 19 (27.54%) Citrix
4 13 (18.84%) Cisco
5 12 (17.39%) 3PAR
5 12 (17.39%) NetApp
5 12 (17.39%) EMC
6 5 (7.25%) AppSense
7 2 (2.90%) SonicWALL
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