The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 16 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 Solihull region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 49 40 29
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 4 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 1.40% 4.55% 5.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.67% 10.78% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 0 11 8
Average salary - £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
109 102 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 38.11% 42.15% 30.57%
Number of salaries quoted 35 58 41
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £31,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
West Midlands

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

MCTS
Salary Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Solihull region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Solihull

MCTS
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) CRM
2 6 (85.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 6 (85.71%) Workflow
2 6 (85.71%) Validation
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (85.71%) Web Developer
2 6 (85.71%) C# Web Developer
2 6 (85.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (85.71%) C# .NET Developer
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Developer
2 6 (85.71%) C# Developer
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior SharePoint Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
2 1 (14.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) CRM
1 6 (85.71%) Workflow
1 6 (85.71%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft