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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 136 126 97
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -29
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 10 9 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.42% 0.44% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.42% 1.32% 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 26
Median salary £36,000 £36,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -34.54%
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
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
706 683 639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 29.92% 33.38% 33.28%
Number of salaries quoted 479 542 563
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
3 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
4 9 (69.23%) SQL
5 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
6 5 (38.46%) DTS
6 5 (38.46%) ETL
6 5 (38.46%) MCITP
7 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (30.77%) Web Development
7 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
7 4 (30.77%) Degree
7 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
7 4 (30.77%) jQuery
7 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
7 4 (30.77%) Ajax
7 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (30.77%) MVC
7 4 (30.77%) Automotive
7 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
7 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
7 4 (30.77%) VB.NET
7 4 (30.77%) .NET
7 4 (30.77%) IIS
7 4 (30.77%) C#
7 4 (30.77%) HTML
7 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
7 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Intranet
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) DTS
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (30.77%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Database Manager
2 4 (30.77%) .NET Developer
2 4 (30.77%) .NET Software Developer
2 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Developer
2 4 (30.77%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (30.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 4 (30.77%) C# Developer
2 4 (30.77%) C# Software Developer
2 4 (30.77%) C# VB.NET Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Software Developer
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Developer
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Developer
2 4 (30.77%) VB.NET Developer
2 4 (30.77%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
1 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
1 4 (30.77%) Ajax
1 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
1 4 (30.77%) CSS
1 4 (30.77%) CSS3
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
1 4 (30.77%) jQuery
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ETL
2 4 (30.77%) MVC
2 4 (30.77%) SDLC
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) Web Development
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
4 1 (7.69%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
2 4 (30.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (38.46%) MCITP
3 4 (30.77%) Degree
3 4 (30.77%) MCAD
3 4 (30.77%) MCP
3 4 (30.77%) MCSD
4 2 (15.38%) MCDST
4 2 (15.38%) MCSA
4 2 (15.38%) MCSE
5 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) JD Edwards
3 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
3 1 (7.69%) Veeam