The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 95 93 74
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 14 19 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.78% 1.10% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.79% 3.79% 6.41%
Number of salaries quoted 14 19 25
Average salary £52,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
502 501 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.87% 28.89% 26.82%
Number of salaries quoted 443 396 335
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
West Midlands

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) MCITP
3 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 14 (58.33%) MCSE
5 13 (54.17%) MS Exchange
5 13 (54.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
7 11 (45.83%) Migration
7 11 (45.83%) Hyper-V
7 11 (45.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (41.67%) Unified Communications
9 9 (37.50%) Lync
9 9 (37.50%) Office 365
9 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (37.50%) Office Communications Server
9 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (37.50%) VMware
9 9 (37.50%) SAN
10 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
10 8 (33.33%) Degree
10 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
12 6 (25.00%) MS Office
12 6 (25.00%) C#
12 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
12 6 (25.00%) .NET

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 13 (54.17%) MS Exchange
1 13 (54.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (45.83%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (37.50%) Office Communications Server
3 9 (37.50%) Lync
4 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
5 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
8 1 (4.17%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Unified Communications
2 9 (37.50%) SAN
3 5 (20.83%) NAS
4 3 (12.50%) Internet
5 2 (8.33%) DHCP
5 2 (8.33%) DNS
6 1 (4.17%) NetScaler
6 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) DTS
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Consultant
2 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Consultant
3 6 (25.00%) Exchange Consultant
3 6 (25.00%) Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Senior SharePoint Developer
5 3 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (4.17%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) DBA
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) ADO.NET
2 3 (12.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 3 (12.50%) RESTful
2 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Clustering
1 4 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Celerra
3 2 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (8.33%) EqualLogic
3 2 (8.33%) CLARiiON
4 1 (4.17%) Replication
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Migration
2 5 (20.83%) Project Management
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 4 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (12.50%) Kanban
4 3 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (12.50%) BDD
4 3 (12.50%) Web Application Development
4 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.50%) Scrum
4 3 (12.50%) TDD
4 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (12.50%) MVC
5 1 (4.17%) Database Tuning
5 1 (4.17%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) C#
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (70.83%) MCITP
3 14 (58.33%) MCSE
4 8 (33.33%) Degree
5 5 (20.83%) MCSA
6 4 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (12.50%) NCDA
7 3 (12.50%) VCAP
7 3 (12.50%) CCEE
7 3 (12.50%) CCIA
7 3 (12.50%) MCP
7 3 (12.50%) MCAD
7 3 (12.50%) MCSD
7 3 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (8.33%) HP AIS
8 2 (8.33%) HP ASE
8 2 (8.33%) HP MASE
8 2 (8.33%) VCDX
8 2 (8.33%) CCIE
8 2 (8.33%) CCNA
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (45.83%) Hyper-V
3 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (16.67%) vSphere
5 4 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (16.67%) UAG
6 3 (12.50%) XenApp
6 3 (12.50%) XenServer
6 3 (12.50%) XenDesktop
7 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
7 2 (8.33%) vCloud
8 1 (4.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) SCCM
1 5 (20.83%) SCOM
2 4 (16.67%) MOM
2 4 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (4.17%) SCSM
3 1 (4.17%) SCDPM
3 1 (4.17%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) VMware
3 5 (20.83%) HP
4 4 (16.67%) Dell
4 4 (16.67%) Citrix
4 4 (16.67%) Symantec
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco
5 3 (12.50%) EMC
6 2 (8.33%) IBM
6 2 (8.33%) NetApp
7 1 (4.17%) Lotus
7 1 (4.17%) Mitel
7 1 (4.17%) Veeam
7 1 (4.17%) Avaya
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