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 7 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 187 183 154
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -29
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 27 24 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.47% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.96% 1.75% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 27 21 53
Average salary £37,500 £46,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.91% +23.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,900 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
1376 1373 1471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.70% 26.73% 29.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1075 1097 1200
Average salary £40,000 £41,495 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.60% +10.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,100 £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 7 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 7 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 -19 10 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Coventry -14 7 £37,500 -21.05%
Wolverhampton +14 4 £39,500 +17.03%
Staffordshire +7 4 £19,250 -3.75% 1
Solihull -4 1 £22,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £18,000 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 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 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (63.51%) SQL
3 45 (60.81%) Windows
3 45 (60.81%) Microsoft
3 45 (60.81%) MCITP
4 28 (37.84%) SQL Server
5 27 (36.49%) Performance Tuning
6 24 (32.43%) SharePoint
7 23 (31.08%) C#
7 23 (31.08%) .NET
8 22 (29.73%) ASP.NET
8 22 (29.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (29.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 22 (29.73%) Office 365
8 22 (29.73%) SharePoint 2013
9 20 (27.03%) MCP
10 19 (25.68%) MCSD
10 19 (25.68%) CRM
10 19 (25.68%) MCSE
10 19 (25.68%) Dynamics CRM
10 19 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (25.68%) .NET Framework
10 19 (25.68%) WCF
11 18 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
11 18 (24.32%) MCAD
11 18 (24.32%) CSS
11 18 (24.32%) HTML
11 18 (24.32%) JavaScript
11 18 (24.32%) IIS
11 18 (24.32%) BizTalk Server

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 24 (32.43%) SharePoint
2 22 (29.73%) SharePoint 2010
2 22 (29.73%) SharePoint 2013
3 18 (24.32%) IIS
3 18 (24.32%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (18.92%) MS Exchange
5 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.41%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (5.41%) OpenEdge
7 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.35%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (18.92%) MS Office
2 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (25.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (29.73%) Office 365
2 18 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) LAN
1 8 (10.81%) DHCP
1 8 (10.81%) TCP/IP
1 8 (10.81%) VPN
1 8 (10.81%) DNS
2 7 (9.46%) WAN
2 7 (9.46%) Wireless
3 2 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (1.35%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.35%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.35%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.35%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (37.84%) SQL Server
2 22 (29.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.41%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.35%) NUnit
1 1 (1.35%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.35%) MSBuild
1 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (39.19%) DBA
2 28 (37.84%) Administrator
2 28 (37.84%) SQL DBA
3 22 (29.73%) Developer
4 21 (28.38%) SharePoint Developer
5 8 (10.81%) Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Consultant
6 4 (5.41%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) Team Leader
8 2 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
9 1 (1.35%) Technical Support
9 1 (1.35%) Technical Support Engineer
9 1 (1.35%) Junior
9 1 (1.35%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.08%) .NET
2 22 (29.73%) ASP.NET
3 19 (25.68%) .NET Framework
3 19 (25.68%) WCF
4 18 (24.32%) CSS
4 18 (24.32%) HTML
5 17 (22.97%) Ajax
6 4 (5.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 4 (5.41%) ADO.NET
7 2 (2.70%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 1 (1.35%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.05%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (4.05%) Replication
1 3 (4.05%) Private Cloud
1 3 (4.05%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (2.70%) Statistics
2 2 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 45 (60.81%) Windows
2 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (8.11%) Windows 7
3 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.41%) Windows 8
4 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.49%) Performance Tuning
2 19 (25.68%) CRM
2 19 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (22.97%) OOA/OOD
3 17 (22.97%) OO
4 13 (17.57%) Migration
5 8 (10.81%) Service Delivery
6 7 (9.46%) ITIL
7 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.05%) Information Security
8 3 (4.05%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.05%) Data Protection
8 3 (4.05%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.05%) Capacity Management
8 3 (4.05%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (1.35%) SOA
10 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2
10 1 (1.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (63.51%) SQL
2 23 (31.08%) C#
3 18 (24.32%) JavaScript
4 17 (22.97%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (60.81%) MCITP
3 20 (27.03%) MCP
4 19 (25.68%) MCSD
4 19 (25.68%) MCSE
5 18 (24.32%) MCAD
6 9 (12.16%) CCNA
6 9 (12.16%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (9.46%) MCSA
8 4 (5.41%) Degree
9 2 (2.70%) CCENT
9 2 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.70%) CCDA
9 2 (2.70%) CCDP
9 2 (2.70%) CCNP
10 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.35%) MCPD
10 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (20.27%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.11%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.41%) Terminal Server
4 2 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) SCOM
2 3 (4.05%) SCCM
2 3 (4.05%) SCVMM
2 3 (4.05%) SCDPM
2 3 (4.05%) SCSM
Vendors
1 45 (60.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.46%) VMware
2 7 (9.46%) Citrix
3 3 (4.05%) Cisco
4 2 (2.70%) SonicWALL
5 1 (1.35%) Avaya
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