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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 115 100 93
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 11 14 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.62% 0.77% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 2.72% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 21
Average salary £37,500 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.81% +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £45,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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
551 514 533
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.13% 28.21% 31.54%
Number of salaries quoted 415 454 425
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,650
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,750
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 22 May 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (87.88%) Microsoft
3 27 (81.82%) Windows
4 25 (75.76%) SQL Server
5 22 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (63.64%) SQL
7 20 (60.61%) C#
7 20 (60.61%) .NET
7 20 (60.61%) ASP.NET
8 19 (57.58%) CSS
8 19 (57.58%) HTML
8 19 (57.58%) JavaScript
8 19 (57.58%) IIS
8 19 (57.58%) MCP
8 19 (57.58%) MCAD
8 19 (57.58%) MCSD
8 19 (57.58%) SharePoint
8 19 (57.58%) .NET Framework
9 18 (54.55%) Ajax
9 18 (54.55%) T-SQL
10 17 (51.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 17 (51.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (48.48%) Office 365
11 16 (48.48%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (48.48%) Dynamics CRM
11 16 (48.48%) WCF
11 16 (48.48%) CRM
11 16 (48.48%) BizTalk Server
12 15 (45.45%) OOA/OOD

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (57.58%) IIS
1 19 (57.58%) SharePoint
2 17 (51.52%) SharePoint 2010
2 17 (51.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 16 (48.48%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
5 3 (9.09%) OpenEdge
6 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (48.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (48.48%) Office 365
1 16 (48.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Kerberos
2 2 (6.06%) LAN
2 2 (6.06%) WAN
2 2 (6.06%) DHCP
2 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) VPN
2 2 (6.06%) DNS
2 2 (6.06%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (75.76%) SQL Server
2 22 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (9.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (3.03%) MSBuild
2 1 (3.03%) NUnit
2 1 (3.03%) CruiseControl
General
1 3 (9.09%) Automotive
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Developer
2 16 (48.48%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) DBA
4 2 (6.06%) Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.06%) Administrator
4 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
4 2 (6.06%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.06%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (3.03%) IT Support
5 1 (3.03%) CRM Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (3.03%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (60.61%) .NET
1 20 (60.61%) ASP.NET
2 19 (57.58%) CSS
2 19 (57.58%) HTML
2 19 (57.58%) .NET Framework
3 18 (54.55%) Ajax
4 16 (48.48%) WCF
5 3 (9.09%) HTML5
5 3 (9.09%) jQuery
5 3 (9.09%) Classic ASP
6 2 (6.06%) Web Services
6 2 (6.06%) CSS3
7 1 (3.03%) Entity Framework
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 1 (3.03%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (3.03%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Private Cloud
1 3 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (6.06%) Replication
2 2 (6.06%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (6.06%) Statistics
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (81.82%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (48.48%) CRM
2 15 (45.45%) OOA/OOD
2 15 (45.45%) OO
3 8 (24.24%) Migration
4 3 (9.09%) MVC
4 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.09%) ITIL
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.06%) Service Management
5 2 (6.06%) Web Development
5 2 (6.06%) Information Security
5 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.06%) Capacity Management
5 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.03%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (63.64%) SQL
2 20 (60.61%) C#
3 19 (57.58%) JavaScript
4 18 (54.55%) T-SQL
5 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 4 (12.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (57.58%) MCP
2 19 (57.58%) MCAD
2 19 (57.58%) MCSD
3 9 (27.27%) MCSE
4 8 (24.24%) MCITP
5 4 (12.12%) CCNA
5 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (9.09%) Degree
7 2 (6.06%) MCSA
7 2 (6.06%) CCDA
7 2 (6.06%) CCDP
7 2 (6.06%) CCNP
7 2 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (6.06%) CCENT
8 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
8 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.03%) MCPD
8 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
1 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.06%) Terminal Server
4 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) SCOM
2 3 (9.09%) SCVMM
2 3 (9.09%) SCCM
2 3 (9.09%) SCDPM
2 3 (9.09%) SCSM
Vendors
1 29 (87.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) VMware
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco
3 2 (6.06%) Citrix
3 2 (6.06%) SonicWALL
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