The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 Staffordshire region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 58 51
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 1.83% 2.26%
As % of the Qualifications category - 6.09% 8.39%
Number of salaries quoted 0 12 12
Average salary - £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
144 197 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 19.81% 30.03% 26.98%
Number of salaries quoted 119 166 119
Average salary £35,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,950 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
West Midlands

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 23 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Wireless
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Help Desk Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft