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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 68 - 61
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 5 0 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.76% - 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.14% - 6.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 12
Average salary £22,500 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,826 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.43% -
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
159 140 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 24.24% 19.23% 29.68%
Number of salaries quoted 110 116 167
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £22,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,600 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 2015. 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 - 5 £22,500 -
MCTS
West Midlands

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) MCSE
1 9 (100.00%) LAN
1 9 (100.00%) DHCP
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) MCITP
2 8 (88.89%) Wireless
2 8 (88.89%) Citrix
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (88.89%) TCP/IP
2 8 (88.89%) VPN
2 8 (88.89%) MS Exchange
2 8 (88.89%) CCNA
2 8 (88.89%) WAN
2 8 (88.89%) MS Office
3 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 7 (77.78%) DNS
3 7 (77.78%) Terminal Server
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
7 3 (33.33%) VMware
8 2 (22.22%) SLA
8 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
8 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
9 1 (11.11%) Lync

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) MS Exchange
2 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (11.11%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (88.89%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) DHCP
1 9 (100.00%) LAN
2 8 (88.89%) WAN
2 8 (88.89%) TCP/IP
2 8 (88.89%) VPN
2 8 (88.89%) Wireless
3 7 (77.78%) DNS
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
4 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
4 1 (11.11%) WebEx
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
2 7 (77.78%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
1 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) MCSE
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) MCITP
2 8 (88.89%) CCNA
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
1 7 (77.78%) Terminal Server
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Citrix
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Avaya