The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Coventry region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 62 - 46
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 5 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 0.79% - 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.94% - 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 3
Average salary £31,500 - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Coventry
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
170 144 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 27.03% 20.87% 31.84%
Number of salaries quoted 141 124 109
Average salary £38,500 £38,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.65% +9.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £70,000
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 7 (63.64%) MCITP
4 6 (54.55%) MCSE
5 5 (45.45%) Citrix
5 5 (45.45%) SQL
5 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
5 5 (45.45%) VMware
5 5 (45.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (45.45%) vSphere
6 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
6 4 (36.36%) XenApp
6 4 (36.36%) XenDesktop
6 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
6 4 (36.36%) HP
7 3 (27.27%) SAN
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (27.27%) Dell
7 3 (27.27%) MCP
7 3 (27.27%) Cisco
7 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
7 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
7 3 (27.27%) .NET
7 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (27.27%) NCDA
7 3 (27.27%) Unified Communications
7 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (27.27%) VCAP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2000
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (9.09%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) SAN
1 3 (27.27%) Unified Communications
2 2 (18.18%) NetScaler
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Consultant
2 4 (36.36%) Support Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 3 (27.27%) Applications Support
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Support
4 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
1 2 (18.18%) CLARiiON
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
1 2 (18.18%) Celerra
1 2 (18.18%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
1 2 (18.18%) Network Load Balancing
1 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
1 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
2 1 (9.09%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (63.64%) MCITP
3 6 (54.55%) MCSE
4 5 (45.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (27.27%) MCP
5 3 (27.27%) NCDA
5 3 (27.27%) VCAP
6 2 (18.18%) CCEE
6 2 (18.18%) CCIA
6 2 (18.18%) NCIE
6 2 (18.18%) HP AIS
6 2 (18.18%) HP ASE
6 2 (18.18%) HP MASE
6 2 (18.18%) VCDX
6 2 (18.18%) CCIE
6 2 (18.18%) CCNA
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (9.09%) CCVP
7 1 (9.09%) CCDA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) vSphere
2 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
2 4 (36.36%) XenApp
2 4 (36.36%) XenDesktop
3 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (18.18%) XenServer
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (18.18%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (18.18%) UAG
4 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (18.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) MOM
1 2 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
1 2 (18.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (18.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) Dell
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) EMC
5 2 (18.18%) NetApp
5 2 (18.18%) Symantec
6 1 (9.09%) Avaya
6 1 (9.09%) Mitel