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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 94 83 79
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 29 40 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.47% 1.98% 2.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.41% 6.31% 7.39%
Number of salaries quoted 25 39 31
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £61,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
657 634 460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.37% 31.43% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 577 568 392
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (91.11%) Microsoft
3 40 (88.89%) MCITP
4 37 (82.22%) MCSE
5 35 (77.78%) Windows
6 32 (71.11%) VMware
6 32 (71.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 31 (68.89%) Hyper-V
8 30 (66.67%) Active Directory
9 26 (57.78%) MS Exchange
10 25 (55.56%) Lync
11 22 (48.89%) Exchange Server 2010
12 21 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2003
13 19 (42.22%) Unified Communications
14 18 (40.00%) Citrix
14 18 (40.00%) SAN
15 17 (37.78%) Migration
15 17 (37.78%) Citrix Certification
15 17 (37.78%) Office 365
15 17 (37.78%) XenDesktop
15 17 (37.78%) Degree
16 15 (33.33%) CCA
17 14 (31.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 14 (31.11%) Office Communications Server
18 13 (28.89%) NAS
18 13 (28.89%) CCEE
18 13 (28.89%) Technical Architecture
18 13 (28.89%) MCSA
18 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
18 13 (28.89%) Project Management

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 26 (57.78%) MS Exchange
2 25 (55.56%) Lync
3 22 (48.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (31.11%) Office Communications Server
6 13 (28.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (24.44%) SharePoint
8 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2000
9 4 (8.89%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (8.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (8.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 8 (17.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (37.78%) Office 365
2 3 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (42.22%) Unified Communications
2 18 (40.00%) SAN
3 13 (28.89%) NAS
4 4 (8.89%) WAAS
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (6.67%) NetScaler
5 3 (6.67%) PBX
5 3 (6.67%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.22%) DTS
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (77.78%) Consultant
2 25 (55.56%) Microsoft Consultant
3 13 (28.89%) Exchange Consultant
4 10 (22.22%) Architect
5 7 (15.56%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Storage Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Virtualisation Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Senior SharePoint Developer
6 4 (8.89%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Storage Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Solutions Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Architect
8 1 (2.22%) SQL Server DBA
8 1 (2.22%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 4 (8.89%) ADO.NET
1 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
1 4 (8.89%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) Application Packaging
3 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Celerra
1 6 (13.33%) CLARiiON
2 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.89%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.89%) Clustering
3 2 (4.44%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.22%) Replication
4 1 (2.22%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 35 (77.78%) Windows
2 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.89%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.67%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Migration
2 13 (28.89%) Technical Architecture
2 13 (28.89%) Project Management
2 13 (28.89%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (8.89%) Network Load Balancing
3 4 (8.89%) Data Protection
3 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
3 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.22%) Change Management
5 1 (2.22%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.22%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.22%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (2.22%) Database Tuning
5 1 (2.22%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) C#
1 4 (8.89%) VB.NET
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (88.89%) MCITP
3 37 (82.22%) MCSE
4 17 (37.78%) Citrix Certification
4 17 (37.78%) Degree
5 15 (33.33%) CCA
6 14 (31.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (28.89%) CCEE
7 13 (28.89%) MCSA
8 7 (15.56%) VCAP
8 7 (15.56%) NCDA
9 6 (13.33%) NCIE
9 6 (13.33%) CCIA
10 5 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (8.89%) VTSP
11 4 (8.89%) CCEA
11 4 (8.89%) CCNP
12 2 (4.44%) VCDX
12 2 (4.44%) HP AIS
12 2 (4.44%) HP ASE
System Software
1 32 (71.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (68.89%) Hyper-V
3 30 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 17 (37.78%) XenDesktop
5 11 (24.44%) vSphere
6 7 (15.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (13.33%) vCloud
8 5 (11.11%) XenApp
9 4 (8.89%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (8.89%) UAG
10 2 (4.44%) XenServer
10 2 (4.44%) VMware ESX
11 1 (2.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) SCCM
1 4 (8.89%) SCOM
1 4 (8.89%) MOM
1 4 (8.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 4 (8.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (8.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (6.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 41 (91.11%) Microsoft
2 32 (71.11%) VMware
3 18 (40.00%) Citrix
4 11 (24.44%) Cisco
5 7 (15.56%) EMC
6 6 (13.33%) NetApp
7 4 (8.89%) 3PAR
7 4 (8.89%) Symantec
7 4 (8.89%) HP
8 3 (6.67%) Dell
8 3 (6.67%) AppSense
9 1 (2.22%) Avaya
9 1 (2.22%) Mitel