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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 124 97 92
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 5 33 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% 1.50% 2.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.80% 4.35% 6.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5 22 42
Average salary £36,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,300 £42,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £62,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +3.12%
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
625 758 653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.92% 34.55% 30.44%
Number of salaries quoted 519 654 586
Average salary £48,000 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (53.33%) MCP
5 7 (46.67%) SQL
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
5 7 (46.67%) Windows
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (40.00%) HTML5
6 6 (40.00%) Ajax
6 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
6 6 (40.00%) jQuery
6 6 (40.00%) MCSE
6 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
6 6 (40.00%) Classic ASP
6 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 6 (40.00%) CSS
6 6 (40.00%) IIS
6 6 (40.00%) C#
6 6 (40.00%) HTML
6 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (40.00%) T-SQL
6 6 (40.00%) VB.NET
6 6 (40.00%) .NET
6 6 (40.00%) MCAD
6 6 (40.00%) MCSD
6 6 (40.00%) Kerberos
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 6 (40.00%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Kerberos
2 3 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) Wireless
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (40.00%) Automotive
2 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Software Developer
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
2 4 (26.67%) .NET Software Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Team Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Manager
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support
5 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (6.67%) DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Development Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) HTML
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
1 6 (40.00%) Classic ASP
1 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (40.00%) CSS
1 6 (40.00%) Ajax
1 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (40.00%) jQuery
1 6 (40.00%) HTML5
2 5 (33.33%) CSS3
2 5 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Private Cloud
1 2 (13.33%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) MVC
1 5 (33.33%) Web Development
1 5 (33.33%) SDLC
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Time Management
4 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
1 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
2 6 (40.00%) T-SQL
2 6 (40.00%) VB.NET
2 6 (40.00%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (53.33%) MCP
3 6 (40.00%) MCAD
3 6 (40.00%) MCSD
3 6 (40.00%) MCSE
4 4 (26.67%) CCNA
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (26.67%) MCITP
5 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (13.33%) CCENT
5 2 (13.33%) CCDA
5 2 (13.33%) CCDP
5 2 (13.33%) MCSA
5 2 (13.33%) CCNP
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) Terminal Server
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCOM
2 2 (13.33%) SCVMM
2 2 (13.33%) SCDPM
2 2 (13.33%) SCSM
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco
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