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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 55 - 53
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 5 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 0.85% - 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.76% - 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 3
Average salary £31,500 - £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
133 145 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 22.62% 25.48% 32.94%
Number of salaries quoted 121 131 131
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +16.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) MCSE
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) MCITP
5 3 (37.50%) vSphere
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
5 3 (37.50%) .NET
5 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) MCP
6 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (25.00%) CCIE
6 2 (25.00%) CCNA
6 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) XenApp
6 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
7 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (12.50%) Lync
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Applications Support
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Support
3 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) MCSE
3 4 (50.00%) MCITP
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (37.50%) MCP
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) CCIE
5 2 (25.00%) CCNA
6 1 (12.50%) CCDA
6 1 (12.50%) CCNP
6 1 (12.50%) CCVP
6 1 (12.50%) NCDA
6 1 (12.50%) VCAP
6 1 (12.50%) VCP5
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) vSphere
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (12.50%) UAG
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) MOM
1 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
1 1 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) Avaya
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) Mitel
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco