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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 141 117 109
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 9 8 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.36% 0.43% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.17% 1.42% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 14
Median salary £34,000 £36,750 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.48% -33.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,650 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,600 £49,750 £61,750
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
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
772 564 766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.98% 29.98% 33.46%
Number of salaries quoted 500 461 666
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 £26,500 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 28 September 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 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (94.12%) SQL
2 16 (94.12%) SQL Server
3 13 (76.47%) MS Excel
4 11 (64.71%) MCP
4 11 (64.71%) MCAD
4 11 (64.71%) MCSD
4 11 (64.71%) IIS
4 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET
4 11 (64.71%) CSS
4 11 (64.71%) Web Services
4 11 (64.71%) T-SQL
4 11 (64.71%) C#
4 11 (64.71%) HTML
4 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
4 11 (64.71%) MVC
4 11 (64.71%) Automotive
4 11 (64.71%) .NET
4 11 (64.71%) Ajax
4 11 (64.71%) Software Engineering
4 11 (64.71%) Web Development
4 11 (64.71%) .NET Framework
4 11 (64.71%) Degree
4 11 (64.71%) Computer Science
4 11 (64.71%) jQuery
4 11 (64.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (64.71%) CSS3
4 11 (64.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (52.94%) SDLC

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 11 (64.71%) IIS
2 7 (41.18%) Umbraco
3 2 (11.76%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (76.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (94.12%) SQL Server
2 11 (64.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (64.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (52.94%) SQL Server 2000
3 9 (52.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (52.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (52.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (29.41%) DTS
General
1 11 (64.71%) Automotive
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) .NET Developer
1 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET Developer
1 11 (64.71%) C# .NET Developer
1 11 (64.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 11 (64.71%) C# Developer
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
1 11 (64.71%) SQL Developer
1 11 (64.71%) SQL Server Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Database Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (23.53%) .NET Software Developer
3 4 (23.53%) .NET Web Developer
3 4 (23.53%) C# Software Developer
3 4 (23.53%) C# VB.NET Developer
3 4 (23.53%) C# Web Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Software Developer
3 4 (23.53%) VB.NET Developer
3 4 (23.53%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Web Developer
4 2 (11.76%) CMS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) .NET
1 11 (64.71%) .NET Framework
1 11 (64.71%) Ajax
1 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET
1 11 (64.71%) CSS
1 11 (64.71%) CSS3
1 11 (64.71%) HTML
1 11 (64.71%) jQuery
1 11 (64.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) MVC
1 11 (64.71%) Software Engineering
1 11 (64.71%) Web Development
2 9 (52.94%) SDLC
3 7 (41.18%) Front End Development
4 5 (29.41%) ETL
5 2 (11.76%) Content Management
6 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.88%) ERP
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) SQL
2 11 (64.71%) C#
2 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
2 11 (64.71%) T-SQL
3 9 (52.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (64.71%) Degree
2 11 (64.71%) MCAD
2 11 (64.71%) MCP
2 11 (64.71%) MCSD
3 5 (29.41%) MCITP
4 1 (5.88%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) JD Edwards
2 1 (5.88%) VMware