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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 221 205 187
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 16 21 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.36% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.99% 1.36% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 7 21 28
Median salary £36,000 £35,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £21,500 £39,150
10% offered a salary of more than £37,600 £47,500 £60,750
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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
1623 1540 1498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.88% 26.15% 27.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1199 1209 1221
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £27,850
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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -14 10 £36,000 -
Warwickshire - 6 £29,000 - 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (73.17%) SQL
3 28 (68.29%) SQL Server
4 27 (65.85%) C#
5 26 (63.41%) ASP.NET
5 26 (63.41%) .NET
6 25 (60.98%) CSS
6 25 (60.98%) HTML
6 25 (60.98%) JavaScript
7 23 (56.10%) T-SQL
8 22 (53.66%) Web Services
8 22 (53.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 21 (51.22%) OO
9 21 (51.22%) SOA
9 21 (51.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 18 (43.90%) Release Management
10 18 (43.90%) MCPD
10 18 (43.90%) XPath
10 18 (43.90%) XML
10 18 (43.90%) XSLT
10 18 (43.90%) RDBMS
10 18 (43.90%) Mentoring
10 18 (43.90%) Coaching
10 18 (43.90%) Relational Database
11 17 (41.46%) Wealth Management
12 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
13 11 (26.83%) MCITP
14 7 (17.07%) Web Development
14 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
14 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering

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 4 (9.76%) IIS
2 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) LAN
1 3 (7.32%) WAN
2 2 (4.88%) DHCP
2 2 (4.88%) Intranet
2 2 (4.88%) Unified Communications
2 2 (4.88%) VoIP
2 2 (4.88%) Wireless
3 1 (2.44%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) Internet
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (68.29%) SQL Server
2 22 (53.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 18 (43.90%) RDBMS
3 18 (43.90%) Relational Database
4 5 (12.20%) DTS
4 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.76%) Automotive
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (63.41%) Developer
2 24 (58.54%) .NET Developer
3 21 (51.22%) C# .NET Developer
3 21 (51.22%) C# Developer
4 20 (48.78%) .NET Software Developer
4 20 (48.78%) ASP.NET Developer
4 20 (48.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 20 (48.78%) C# Software Developer
5 17 (41.46%) Senior Developer
6 15 (36.59%) Senior .NET Developer
6 15 (36.59%) Senior .NET Software Developer
6 15 (36.59%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (36.59%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 15 (36.59%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (36.59%) Senior C# Developer
6 15 (36.59%) Senior C# Software Developer
6 15 (36.59%) Senior Software Developer
7 5 (12.20%) Database Manager
7 5 (12.20%) SQL Developer
8 4 (9.76%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (63.41%) .NET
1 26 (63.41%) ASP.NET
2 25 (60.98%) CSS
2 25 (60.98%) HTML
3 22 (53.66%) Web Services
4 21 (51.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 18 (43.90%) XML
5 18 (43.90%) XSLT
6 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
6 7 (17.07%) Ajax
7 4 (9.76%) CSS3
7 4 (9.76%) jQuery
7 4 (9.76%) WCF
8 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (7.32%) Entity Framework
8 3 (7.32%) LINQ
8 3 (7.32%) WinForms
9 1 (2.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Clustering
3 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) OO
1 21 (51.22%) SOA
2 18 (43.90%) Coaching
2 18 (43.90%) Mentoring
2 18 (43.90%) Release Management
3 17 (41.46%) Wealth Management
4 7 (17.07%) MVC
4 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
4 7 (17.07%) Web Development
5 6 (14.63%) SDLC
6 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (12.20%) ETL
7 3 (7.32%) Concurrent Programming
7 3 (7.32%) Extreme Programming
7 3 (7.32%) Multithreading
7 3 (7.32%) Performance Engineering
7 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.32%) Scrum
7 3 (7.32%) User Stories
7 3 (7.32%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 30 (73.17%) SQL
2 27 (65.85%) C#
3 25 (60.98%) JavaScript
4 23 (56.10%) T-SQL
5 18 (43.90%) XPath
6 4 (9.76%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (43.90%) MCPD
3 11 (26.83%) MCITP
4 7 (17.07%) MCSD
4 7 (17.07%) MCSE
5 6 (14.63%) MCP
6 5 (12.20%) Degree
6 5 (12.20%) MCSA
7 4 (9.76%) MCAD
7 4 (9.76%) MCDST
8 2 (4.88%) CCNA
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.44%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
1 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
1 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.88%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (4.88%) WSUS
3 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) VMware
3 3 (7.32%) HP
3 3 (7.32%) Veeam
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco
4 2 (4.88%) Draytek
4 2 (4.88%) Juniper
4 2 (4.88%) NETGEAR
4 2 (4.88%) SonicWALL
5 1 (2.44%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.44%) Symantec
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