The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 66 52 28
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -24
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 18 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.16% 2.93% 7.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 11.76% 25.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 18 39
Average salary £18,500 £31,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.32% -22.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 Staffordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
116 153 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 18.99% 24.92% 30.69%
Number of salaries quoted 100 139 138
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,900 £19,400 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Staffordshire

MCTS
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth -12 1 £18,500 -7.50%
MCTS
West Midlands

MCTS
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware