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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 70 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 0.12% 0.85% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 3.76% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 0
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
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
179 133 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 21.83% 22.58% 25.71%
Number of salaries quoted 150 121 131
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,450
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) MCITP
2 7 (87.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) OpenEdge
3 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) OpenEdge
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) DBA
1 8 (100.00%) SQL DBA
2 7 (87.50%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) MCITP
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification