The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 72 48 49
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 6 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 0.43% 1.17% 3.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.64% 4.32% 10.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 21
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £46,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £53,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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 Coventry region.

Qualifications Category
Coventry
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
183 139 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 26.33% 27.20% 31.54%
Number of salaries quoted 147 115 186
Average salary £37,500 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,000 £27,881
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

MCTS
Salary Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Coventry region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Coventry

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Coventry

MCTS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Coventry 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) MCITP
2 8 (88.89%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) Coaching
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) WCF
3 1 (11.11%) LINQ
3 1 (11.11%) VCP4
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) MCSD
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Coventry 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) DBA
1 8 (88.89%) Administrator
1 8 (88.89%) SQL DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Junior DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 1 (11.11%) WCF
1 1 (11.11%) LINQ
1 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Coaching
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) MCITP
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) VCP4
3 1 (11.11%) MCSD
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft