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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 223 200 197
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 14 23 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.40% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 1.53% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5 23 25
Median salary £36,000 £35,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £21,700 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £38,400 £37,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-7.35% -15.00%
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
1614 1499 1496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.12% 26.02% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1160 1157 1191
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -13 9 £36,000 +1.40% 1
Warwickshire - 5 £29,000 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (68.63%) SQL Server
3 33 (64.71%) SQL
4 31 (60.78%) C#
5 30 (58.82%) ASP.NET
5 30 (58.82%) .NET
6 28 (54.90%) CSS
6 28 (54.90%) HTML
6 28 (54.90%) JavaScript
7 27 (52.94%) T-SQL
8 25 (49.02%) Web Services
8 25 (49.02%) SQL Server 2005
9 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
10 22 (43.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 22 (43.14%) OO
10 22 (43.14%) SOA
11 19 (37.25%) XML
11 19 (37.25%) XSLT
11 19 (37.25%) RDBMS
11 19 (37.25%) Release Management
11 19 (37.25%) XPath
11 19 (37.25%) MCPD
11 19 (37.25%) Mentoring
11 19 (37.25%) Coaching
11 19 (37.25%) Relational Database
12 18 (35.29%) Wealth Management
13 13 (25.49%) MCSE
14 12 (23.53%) Windows
14 12 (23.53%) Active Directory
14 12 (23.53%) MCITP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (11.76%) IIS
2 4 (7.84%) WordPress
3 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.96%) JBoss
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) Intranet
2 3 (5.88%) Kerberos
3 2 (3.92%) DHCP
3 2 (3.92%) Internet
3 2 (3.92%) LAN
3 2 (3.92%) WAN
4 1 (1.96%) DNS
4 1 (1.96%) SAN
4 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.96%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.96%) VoIP
4 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (68.63%) SQL Server
2 25 (49.02%) SQL Server 2005
3 19 (37.25%) RDBMS
3 19 (37.25%) Relational Database
4 8 (15.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (9.80%) DTS
6 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (11.76%) Automotive
2 1 (1.96%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (58.82%) Developer
2 28 (54.90%) .NET Developer
3 25 (49.02%) C# .NET Developer
3 25 (49.02%) C# Developer
4 24 (47.06%) ASP.NET Developer
4 24 (47.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 23 (45.10%) .NET Software Developer
5 23 (45.10%) C# Software Developer
6 17 (33.33%) Senior Developer
7 15 (29.41%) Senior .NET Developer
7 15 (29.41%) Senior .NET Software Developer
7 15 (29.41%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 15 (29.41%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 15 (29.41%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
7 15 (29.41%) Senior C# Developer
7 15 (29.41%) Senior C# Software Developer
7 15 (29.41%) Senior Software Developer
8 8 (15.69%) SQL Developer
9 6 (11.76%) VB.NET Developer
9 6 (11.76%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (58.82%) .NET
1 30 (58.82%) ASP.NET
2 28 (54.90%) CSS
2 28 (54.90%) HTML
3 25 (49.02%) Web Services
4 22 (43.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 19 (37.25%) XML
5 19 (37.25%) XSLT
6 9 (17.65%) .NET Framework
6 9 (17.65%) Ajax
7 6 (11.76%) CSS3
7 6 (11.76%) jQuery
8 5 (9.80%) WCF
9 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (5.88%) Classic ASP
9 3 (5.88%) Entity Framework
9 3 (5.88%) HTML5
9 3 (5.88%) LINQ
9 3 (5.88%) WinForms
10 2 (3.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.92%) Clustering
5 1 (1.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Windows
2 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (13.73%) Windows 10
3 7 (13.73%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) OO
1 22 (43.14%) SOA
2 19 (37.25%) Coaching
2 19 (37.25%) Mentoring
2 19 (37.25%) Release Management
3 18 (35.29%) Wealth Management
4 9 (17.65%) MVC
4 9 (17.65%) Web Development
5 8 (15.69%) SDLC
6 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 5 (9.80%) ETL
7 5 (9.80%) ITIL
7 5 (9.80%) Patch Management
8 4 (7.84%) Service Management
9 3 (5.88%) Concurrent Programming
9 3 (5.88%) Extreme Programming
9 3 (5.88%) Performance Engineering
9 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 33 (64.71%) SQL
2 31 (60.78%) C#
3 28 (54.90%) JavaScript
4 27 (52.94%) T-SQL
5 19 (37.25%) XPath
6 6 (11.76%) VB.NET
7 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (37.25%) MCPD
3 13 (25.49%) MCSE
4 12 (23.53%) MCITP
5 10 (19.61%) MCP
5 10 (19.61%) MCSA
6 9 (17.65%) MCSD
7 8 (15.69%) MCDST
8 6 (11.76%) MCAD
9 5 (9.80%) Degree
10 3 (5.88%) CCNA
10 3 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.96%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.84%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) WSUS
2 3 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.92%) SCCM
4 1 (1.96%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
2 11 (21.57%) VMware
3 6 (11.76%) Veeam
4 5 (9.80%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.92%) HP
5 2 (3.92%) Symantec
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco
6 1 (1.96%) Draytek
6 1 (1.96%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.96%) Juniper
6 1 (1.96%) NETGEAR
6 1 (1.96%) SonicWALL
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