The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Walsall region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 24 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 Walsall region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 15 12
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall - 9.59% 5.88%
As % of the Qualifications category - 41.18% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 2
Average salary - £25,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Walsall
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
14 17 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 17.28% 23.29% 17.65%
Number of salaries quoted 9 17 5
Average salary £42,500 £25,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.00% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,150 £25,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £37,500 £41,800
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 Walsall

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

MCTS
Salary Trend in Walsall

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Walsall

MCTS
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Walsall 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%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (100.00%) PDA
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESXi

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Walsall 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 2007
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware