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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 63 - 59
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 0.50% - 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.33% - 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 3
Average salary £31,500 - £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
129 149 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 21.68% 29.62% 33.08%
Number of salaries quoted 115 135 154
Average salary £38,500 £43,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.46% +14.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £62,500 £66,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 22 September 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Coventry

MCTS
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) MCP
3 3 (50.00%) MCITP
3 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (33.33%) vSphere
4 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Support Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Applications Support
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Support
3 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
4 1 (16.67%) DBA
4 1 (16.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCP
2 3 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) XenApp
1 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
1 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) VMware