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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 54 58 43
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 6 13 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 1.09% 2.02% 2.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.87% 5.96% 8.53%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 10
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £35,500 £32,950
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £64,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Coventry
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
155 218 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 28.08% 33.90% 31.23%
Number of salaries quoted 129 205 112
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 18 April 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCITP
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) MCSE
4 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
4 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (50.00%) Unified Communications
5 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (40.00%) HP
6 4 (40.00%) Dell
6 4 (40.00%) Migration
6 4 (40.00%) VMware
6 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (30.00%) VCAP
7 3 (30.00%) Office 365
7 3 (30.00%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (30.00%) Lync
7 3 (30.00%) NCDA
7 3 (30.00%) vSphere
7 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (30.00%) SAN
7 3 (30.00%) Citrix

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) Office Communications Server
3 3 (30.00%) Lync
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2000
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (10.00%) IIS
5 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
5 1 (10.00%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (30.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (30.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Technician
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (10.00%) IT Support
5 1 (10.00%) Senior IT Support
5 1 (10.00%) Database Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
5 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Database Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (20.00%) CLARiiON
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
1 2 (20.00%) EqualLogic
1 2 (20.00%) Celerra
1 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) Information Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCITP
3 7 (70.00%) MCSE
4 3 (30.00%) VCAP
4 3 (30.00%) NCDA
4 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (20.00%) CCIE
5 2 (20.00%) CCNA
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (20.00%) NCIE
5 2 (20.00%) VCDX
5 2 (20.00%) HP AIS
5 2 (20.00%) HP ASE
5 2 (20.00%) HP MASE
5 2 (20.00%) CCEE
5 2 (20.00%) CCIA
6 1 (10.00%) VCP5
6 1 (10.00%) CCVP
6 1 (10.00%) CCDA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) vSphere
4 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (20.00%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (20.00%) UAG
4 2 (20.00%) XenApp
4 2 (20.00%) XenServer
4 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (20.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) MOM
1 2 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
1 2 (20.00%) SCOM
1 2 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) Dell
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) EMC
4 2 (20.00%) NetApp
4 2 (20.00%) Symantec
5 1 (10.00%) Teradata
5 1 (10.00%) Mitel
5 1 (10.00%) Lotus
5 1 (10.00%) Avaya
5 1 (10.00%) IBM