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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 65 62
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 0.55% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.50% 5.13%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 6
Average salary - £18,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -13.95%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
128 120 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 20.78% 21.94% 21.51%
Number of salaries quoted 117 101 107
Average salary £41,500 £32,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.71% -6.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £18,750 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless Security
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Presales
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless Security
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) CRM Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Field Service Technician
1 1 (33.33%) IT Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Presales
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Apple