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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 155 165 83
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -82
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 62 40 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.12% 0.80% 2.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.05% 3.10% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 58 39 138
Average salary £49,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £20,000 £31,748
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,250 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
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
1529 1292 1426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.73% 25.91% 29.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1342 1048 1251
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 2014. 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 +23 38 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Wolverhampton - 8 £40,000 - 1
Coventry -6 6 £49,500 -1.00%
Solihull -4 4 £38,500 -23.00%
Warwickshire -8 3 £22,500 +12.50%
Staffordshire -16 1 £18,500 -15.90%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 99 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (75.76%) Microsoft
3 61 (61.62%) Windows
4 59 (59.60%) MCITP
5 51 (51.52%) SQL Server
6 45 (45.45%) SQL
7 40 (40.40%) SharePoint
8 36 (36.36%) .NET
9 35 (35.35%) MCSE
10 34 (34.34%) C#
10 34 (34.34%) ASP.NET
10 34 (34.34%) SharePoint 2013
11 31 (31.31%) SQL Server 2008
12 30 (30.30%) SharePoint 2010
13 29 (29.29%) Active Directory
14 28 (28.28%) VMware
14 28 (28.28%) Office 365
15 27 (27.27%) MS Exchange
16 25 (25.25%) VMware Infrastructure
17 24 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2010
17 24 (24.24%) Performance Tuning
18 23 (23.23%) MS Office
18 23 (23.23%) Hyper-V
19 22 (22.22%) Citrix
20 21 (21.21%) MCP
21 20 (20.20%) T-SQL
21 20 (20.20%) MS Excel
21 20 (20.20%) Citrix Certification
21 20 (20.20%) .NET Framework
21 20 (20.20%) XenDesktop

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 40 (40.40%) SharePoint
2 34 (34.34%) SharePoint 2013
3 30 (30.30%) SharePoint 2010
4 27 (27.27%) MS Exchange
5 24 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (18.18%) IIS
6 18 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
7 17 (17.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (16.16%) SharePoint Server
9 15 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (10.10%) Lync
11 8 (8.08%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (4.04%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (1.01%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 23 (23.23%) MS Office
2 20 (20.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 28 (28.28%) Office 365
2 18 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.12%) WAAS
1 12 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (7.07%) Unified Communications
3 6 (6.06%) NetScaler
4 5 (5.05%) SAN
5 4 (4.04%) NAS
5 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.03%) VPN
6 3 (3.03%) Firewall
7 2 (2.02%) Wireless
8 1 (1.01%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.01%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.01%) DNS
8 1 (1.01%) LAN
8 1 (1.01%) PBX
8 1 (1.01%) WAN
8 1 (1.01%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (51.52%) SQL Server
2 31 (31.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (13.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
General
1 1 (1.01%) Finance
1 1 (1.01%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (34.34%) Developer
1 34 (34.34%) SharePoint Developer
2 24 (24.24%) DBA
2 24 (24.24%) Administrator
3 23 (23.23%) SQL DBA
4 19 (19.19%) Consultant
5 18 (18.18%) Architect
6 13 (13.13%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (12.12%) Virtualisation Architect
7 12 (12.12%) Storage Architect
7 12 (12.12%) Storage Solutions Architect
8 6 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Consultant
8 6 (6.06%) Senior Consultant
9 5 (5.05%) Senior Architect
9 5 (5.05%) Senior Developer
9 5 (5.05%) Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Senior SharePoint Developer
10 4 (4.04%) Exchange Consultant
11 3 (3.03%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (36.36%) .NET
2 34 (34.34%) ASP.NET
3 20 (20.20%) .NET Framework
4 18 (18.18%) HTML
4 18 (18.18%) CSS
4 18 (18.18%) Ajax
4 18 (18.18%) WCF
5 16 (16.16%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 16 (16.16%) ADO.NET
6 5 (5.05%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.12%) CLARiiON
1 12 (12.12%) Celerra
2 4 (4.04%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.01%) Statistics
4 1 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.01%) Clustering
4 1 (1.01%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 61 (61.62%) Windows
2 8 (8.08%) Windows 7
2 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (5.05%) Windows 8
4 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.01%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.24%) Performance Tuning
2 19 (19.19%) CRM
3 18 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
3 18 (18.18%) OO
3 18 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (16.16%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (12.12%) Software Engineering
6 11 (11.11%) Migration
7 4 (4.04%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (4.04%) Project Management
7 4 (4.04%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.04%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (2.02%) ITIL
8 2 (2.02%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (1.01%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (1.01%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (1.01%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.01%) Capacity Management
9 1 (1.01%) Performance Management
9 1 (1.01%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (45.45%) SQL
2 34 (34.34%) C#
3 20 (20.20%) T-SQL
4 18 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 16 (16.16%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 99 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (59.60%) MCITP
3 35 (35.35%) MCSE
4 21 (21.21%) MCP
5 20 (20.20%) Citrix Certification
6 19 (19.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (19.19%) CCA
7 18 (18.18%) MCAD
7 18 (18.18%) MCSD
8 12 (12.12%) CCEA
8 12 (12.12%) NCDA
8 12 (12.12%) NCIE
8 12 (12.12%) VCAP
8 12 (12.12%) VTSP
8 12 (12.12%) CCIA
9 10 (10.10%) MCSA
10 9 (9.09%) Degree
11 7 (7.07%) CCEE
12 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (1.01%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (29.29%) Active Directory
2 25 (25.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (23.23%) Hyper-V
4 20 (20.20%) XenDesktop
5 18 (18.18%) vSphere
6 12 (12.12%) vCloud
7 7 (7.07%) XenApp
8 5 (5.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) XenMobile
2 2 (2.02%) SCCM
2 2 (2.02%) SCOM
3 1 (1.01%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.01%) SCSM
3 1 (1.01%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 75 (75.76%) Microsoft
2 28 (28.28%) VMware
3 22 (22.22%) Citrix
4 14 (14.14%) Cisco
5 12 (12.12%) NetApp
5 12 (12.12%) EMC
5 12 (12.12%) 3PAR
6 5 (5.05%) AppSense
7 2 (2.02%) Sophos
7 2 (2.02%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.01%) Barracuda Networks
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