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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 119 102 95
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 10 15 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.55% 0.83% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 3.01% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 10 15 19
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
565 498 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.30% 27.56% 29.44%
Number of salaries quoted 437 434 409
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £60,000 £65,000
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 24 April 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (97.22%) Microsoft
3 33 (91.67%) Windows
4 30 (83.33%) SQL Server
5 27 (75.00%) SharePoint
6 25 (69.44%) C#
6 25 (69.44%) .NET
6 25 (69.44%) ASP.NET
6 25 (69.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 25 (69.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 23 (63.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (61.11%) SQL
9 20 (55.56%) HTML
9 20 (55.56%) JavaScript
9 20 (55.56%) IIS
9 20 (55.56%) CSS
9 20 (55.56%) MCP
9 20 (55.56%) MCAD
9 20 (55.56%) MCSD
9 20 (55.56%) CRM
9 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (55.56%) Dynamics CRM
9 20 (55.56%) .NET Framework
9 20 (55.56%) BizTalk Server
9 20 (55.56%) WCF
9 20 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
9 20 (55.56%) Office 365
10 19 (52.78%) Ajax
10 19 (52.78%) OOA/OOD
10 19 (52.78%) OO

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 27 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 25 (69.44%) SharePoint 2010
2 25 (69.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 20 (55.56%) BizTalk Server
3 20 (55.56%) IIS
4 5 (13.89%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (8.33%) OpenEdge
6 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
6 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (55.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 20 (55.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 23 (63.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.78%) NUnit
1 1 (2.78%) CruiseControl
1 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (2.78%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (69.44%) Developer
2 24 (66.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (8.33%) DBA
3 3 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.56%) Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) Team Leader
4 2 (5.56%) SQL DBA
5 1 (2.78%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (2.78%) IT Support
5 1 (2.78%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (69.44%) ASP.NET
1 25 (69.44%) .NET
2 20 (55.56%) .NET Framework
2 20 (55.56%) CSS
2 20 (55.56%) WCF
2 20 (55.56%) HTML
3 19 (52.78%) Ajax
4 5 (13.89%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 5 (13.89%) ADO.NET
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 1 (2.78%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Private Cloud
1 3 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (5.56%) Replication
2 2 (5.56%) Statistics
2 2 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 33 (91.67%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) CRM
1 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (52.78%) OOA/OOD
2 19 (52.78%) OO
3 8 (22.22%) Migration
4 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.33%) ITIL
6 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.56%) Information Security
6 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.56%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.78%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) C#
2 22 (61.11%) SQL
3 20 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 19 (52.78%) T-SQL
5 5 (13.89%) VB.NET
6 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (55.56%) MCP
2 20 (55.56%) MCAD
2 20 (55.56%) MCSD
3 7 (19.44%) MCSE
4 6 (16.67%) MCITP
5 3 (8.33%) Degree
6 2 (5.56%) CCENT
6 2 (5.56%) MCSA
6 2 (5.56%) CCNP
6 2 (5.56%) CCNA
6 2 (5.56%) CCDA
6 2 (5.56%) CCDP
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) MCPD
7 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) SCOM
2 3 (8.33%) SCVMM
2 3 (8.33%) SCDPM
2 3 (8.33%) SCSM
2 3 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (97.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) VMware
3 2 (5.56%) SonicWALL
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago