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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 141 120 106
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 10 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.12% 0.55% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 1.73% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 16
Average salary £38,500 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £32,400 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,718 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -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
690 579 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.98% 31.64% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 455 443 437
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £74,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 29 April 2016.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 18 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
4 11 (61.11%) Windows
5 10 (55.56%) VMware
5 10 (55.56%) MCDST
5 10 (55.56%) WSUS
5 10 (55.56%) Windows 10
6 9 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (50.00%) MCSE
7 8 (44.44%) MCSA
7 8 (44.44%) Data Centre
8 7 (38.89%) SDLC
8 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
8 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (38.89%) Ajax
8 7 (38.89%) HTML5
8 7 (38.89%) CSS3
8 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
8 7 (38.89%) Kerberos
8 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (38.89%) IIS
8 7 (38.89%) C#
8 7 (38.89%) HTML
8 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
8 7 (38.89%) SQL
8 7 (38.89%) T-SQL

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (38.89%) IIS
2 5 (27.78%) WordPress
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Kerberos
2 3 (16.67%) Intranet
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2000
2 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (38.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (38.89%) Automotive
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) .NET Developer
1 7 (38.89%) .NET Software Developer
1 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET Developer
1 7 (38.89%) C# .NET Developer
1 7 (38.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 7 (38.89%) C# Developer
1 7 (38.89%) C# Software Developer
1 7 (38.89%) C# VB.NET Developer
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
1 7 (38.89%) Software Developer
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Developer
1 7 (38.89%) VB.NET Developer
1 7 (38.89%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Platform Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
1 7 (38.89%) .NET Framework
1 7 (38.89%) Ajax
1 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
1 7 (38.89%) Classic ASP
1 7 (38.89%) CSS
1 7 (38.89%) CSS3
1 7 (38.89%) HTML
1 7 (38.89%) HTML5
1 7 (38.89%) jQuery
1 7 (38.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows 10
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
1 7 (38.89%) MVC
1 7 (38.89%) SDLC
1 7 (38.89%) Web Development
2 6 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) C#
1 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
1 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
1 7 (38.89%) T-SQL
1 7 (38.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (55.56%) MCDST
3 9 (50.00%) MCSE
4 8 (44.44%) MCSA
5 7 (38.89%) MCAD
5 7 (38.89%) MCP
5 7 (38.89%) MCSD
6 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
7 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (55.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 6 (33.33%) Veeam