The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 183 188 149
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -39
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 30 18 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.35% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.24% 1.31% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 30 17 51
Average salary £35,250 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.78% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £33,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £55,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
MCTS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1339 1376 1461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.38% 26.81% 29.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1032 1090 1178
Average salary £38,750 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.48% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,883
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MCTS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

MCTS Salary Trend in the West Midlands

MCTS
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

MCTS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Birmingham -15 11 £37,500 -31.81% 1
Coventry -4 8 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Wolverhampton +17 5 £35,000 +3.70% 1
Staffordshire +9 4 £19,250 +1.31% 2
Solihull 0 1 £22,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £18,000 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (64.79%) SQL
3 44 (61.97%) MCITP
4 42 (59.15%) Windows
5 41 (57.75%) Microsoft
6 27 (38.03%) SQL Server
7 24 (33.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (33.80%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (29.58%) C#
8 21 (29.58%) .NET
8 21 (29.58%) MCP
9 20 (28.17%) MCSD
9 20 (28.17%) ASP.NET
9 20 (28.17%) MCSE
9 20 (28.17%) .NET Framework
9 20 (28.17%) Office 365
10 19 (26.76%) SharePoint
10 19 (26.76%) CSS
10 19 (26.76%) MCAD
10 19 (26.76%) HTML
10 19 (26.76%) JavaScript
10 19 (26.76%) IIS
10 19 (26.76%) Active Directory
11 18 (25.35%) T-SQL
11 18 (25.35%) Ajax
12 17 (23.94%) Dynamics CRM
12 17 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (23.94%) WCF
12 17 (23.94%) CRM
12 17 (23.94%) SharePoint 2010

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 19 (26.76%) SharePoint
1 19 (26.76%) IIS
2 17 (23.94%) SharePoint 2010
2 17 (23.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 16 (22.54%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (21.13%) MS Exchange
5 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (7.04%) OpenEdge
7 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.41%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (16.90%) MS Office
2 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (23.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (28.17%) Office 365
2 16 (22.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.68%) LAN
1 9 (12.68%) DHCP
1 9 (12.68%) TCP/IP
1 9 (12.68%) VPN
1 9 (12.68%) DNS
2 8 (11.27%) Wireless
2 8 (11.27%) WAN
3 3 (4.23%) Kerberos
4 2 (2.82%) Firewall
5 1 (1.41%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.41%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (38.03%) SQL Server
2 24 (33.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (11.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (7.04%) RDBMS
4 5 (7.04%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.41%) NUnit
2 1 (1.41%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.41%) MSBuild
General
1 3 (4.23%) Automotive
2 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (38.03%) DBA
2 26 (36.62%) SQL DBA
3 25 (35.21%) Administrator
4 19 (26.76%) Developer
5 16 (22.54%) SharePoint Developer
6 9 (12.68%) Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Help Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Consultant
8 4 (5.63%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (4.23%) Deployment Engineer
10 2 (2.82%) .NET Software Developer
10 2 (2.82%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.82%) 3rd Line Support
10 2 (2.82%) Team Leader
10 2 (2.82%) .NET Developer
11 1 (1.41%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (29.58%) .NET
2 20 (28.17%) ASP.NET
2 20 (28.17%) .NET Framework
3 19 (26.76%) CSS
3 19 (26.76%) HTML
4 18 (25.35%) Ajax
5 17 (23.94%) WCF
6 3 (4.23%) jQuery
6 3 (4.23%) Classic ASP
6 3 (4.23%) HTML5
7 2 (2.82%) Entity Framework
7 2 (2.82%) CSS3
7 2 (2.82%) Web Services
8 1 (1.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 1 (1.41%) LINQ
8 1 (1.41%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.23%) Replication
1 3 (4.23%) Clustering
1 3 (4.23%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (4.23%) Private Cloud
1 3 (4.23%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (2.82%) Statistics
3 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 42 (59.15%) Windows
2 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (9.86%) Windows 7
4 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (7.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.80%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.94%) CRM
3 15 (21.13%) OOA/OOD
3 15 (21.13%) OO
4 14 (19.72%) Migration
5 9 (12.68%) Service Delivery
6 8 (11.27%) ITIL
7 3 (4.23%) MVC
7 3 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.23%) Information Security
7 3 (4.23%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.23%) Mentoring
7 3 (4.23%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.23%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.23%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.82%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.82%) Service Management
8 2 (2.82%) Web Development
9 1 (1.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 46 (64.79%) SQL
2 21 (29.58%) C#
3 19 (26.76%) JavaScript
4 18 (25.35%) T-SQL
5 8 (11.27%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (61.97%) MCITP
3 21 (29.58%) MCP
4 20 (28.17%) MCSD
4 20 (28.17%) MCSE
5 19 (26.76%) MCAD
6 10 (14.08%) CCNA
6 10 (14.08%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (9.86%) MCSA
8 5 (7.04%) Degree
9 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.82%) CCDA
9 2 (2.82%) CCDP
9 2 (2.82%) CCNP
9 2 (2.82%) CCENT
9 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.41%) MCPD
10 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.82%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (26.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.45%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.04%) Terminal Server
4 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) SCOM
2 3 (4.23%) SCVMM
2 3 (4.23%) SCCM
2 3 (4.23%) SCDPM
2 3 (4.23%) SCSM
Vendors
1 41 (57.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.27%) Citrix
3 7 (9.86%) VMware
4 3 (4.23%) Cisco
5 2 (2.82%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.41%) Avaya
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Qualification Allowance + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £27000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago