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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 179 161 133
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -28
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 32 22 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.50% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.40% 1.86% 4.98%
Number of salaries quoted 32 18 67
Average salary £43,250 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.94% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £22,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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
1335 1182 1365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.21% 26.60% 28.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1070 942 1116
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -6 14 £52,500 -
Coventry -17 6 £37,500 -21.05%
Staffordshire -2 5 £19,000 -9.52%
Wolverhampton - 4 £39,500 -
Solihull -7 1 £22,500 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £18,000 - 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 90 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (65.56%) Microsoft
3 57 (63.33%) Windows
4 56 (62.22%) SQL
5 47 (52.22%) MCITP
6 41 (45.56%) SQL Server
7 39 (43.33%) SharePoint
8 37 (41.11%) C#
8 37 (41.11%) .NET
8 37 (41.11%) SharePoint 2010
9 36 (40.00%) ASP.NET
9 36 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 30 (33.33%) Office 365
10 30 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
11 29 (32.22%) SQL Server 2008
12 28 (31.11%) Dynamics CRM
12 28 (31.11%) MCP
12 28 (31.11%) CRM
13 27 (30.00%) MCSD
13 27 (30.00%) .NET Framework
13 27 (30.00%) WCF
13 27 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
14 26 (28.89%) Microsoft Azure
14 26 (28.89%) MCAD
14 26 (28.89%) CSS
14 26 (28.89%) HTML
14 26 (28.89%) JavaScript
14 26 (28.89%) IIS
14 26 (28.89%) BizTalk Server
15 25 (27.78%) T-SQL

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 39 (43.33%) SharePoint
2 37 (41.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 36 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 26 (28.89%) IIS
4 26 (28.89%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (15.56%) MS Exchange
6 10 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (3.33%) OpenEdge
9 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (1.11%) Lync
Applications
1 19 (21.11%) MS Office
2 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 28 (31.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 30 (33.33%) Office 365
2 26 (28.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.78%) TCP/IP
1 7 (7.78%) VPN
1 7 (7.78%) Wireless
2 6 (6.67%) LAN
2 6 (6.67%) WAN
2 6 (6.67%) DHCP
2 6 (6.67%) DNS
3 2 (2.22%) Firewall
4 1 (1.11%) SAN
4 1 (1.11%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.11%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (45.56%) SQL Server
2 29 (32.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.33%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.11%) NUnit
1 1 (1.11%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (1.11%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (40.00%) Developer
2 35 (38.89%) SharePoint Developer
3 31 (34.44%) DBA
3 31 (34.44%) Administrator
4 30 (33.33%) SQL DBA
5 7 (7.78%) Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) Consultant
6 5 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (4.44%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (4.44%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) Deployment Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Help Desk Analyst
9 2 (2.22%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (2.22%) Team Leader
9 2 (2.22%) Technical Leader
10 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Developer
10 1 (1.11%) Junior DBA
10 1 (1.11%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (41.11%) .NET
2 36 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 27 (30.00%) .NET Framework
3 27 (30.00%) WCF
4 26 (28.89%) HTML
4 26 (28.89%) CSS
5 25 (27.78%) Ajax
6 10 (11.11%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 10 (11.11%) ADO.NET
7 2 (2.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (1.11%) LINQ
8 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.33%) Replication
1 3 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (2.22%) Statistics
3 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 57 (63.33%) Windows
2 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.33%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 28 (31.11%) CRM
3 27 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (27.78%) OOA/OOD
4 25 (27.78%) OO
5 12 (13.33%) Migration
6 10 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (7.78%) Service Delivery
7 7 (7.78%) Software Engineering
8 5 (5.56%) ITIL
9 3 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.33%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.33%) Data Protection
9 3 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.33%) Information Security
9 3 (3.33%) Capacity Management
10 2 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
11 1 (1.11%) Coaching
11 1 (1.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 56 (62.22%) SQL
2 37 (41.11%) C#
3 26 (28.89%) JavaScript
4 25 (27.78%) T-SQL
5 10 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 90 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (52.22%) MCITP
3 28 (31.11%) MCP
4 27 (30.00%) MCSD
5 26 (28.89%) MCAD
6 19 (21.11%) MCSE
7 8 (8.89%) CCNA
7 8 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (7.78%) MCSA
9 3 (3.33%) Degree
10 2 (2.22%) CCENT
10 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.22%) CCNP
10 2 (2.22%) CCDA
10 2 (2.22%) CCDP
11 1 (1.11%) MCPD
11 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (14.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.89%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.33%) Terminal Server
5 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) SCOM
2 4 (4.44%) SCCM
3 3 (3.33%) SCVMM
3 3 (3.33%) SCDPM
3 3 (3.33%) SCSM
Vendors
1 59 (65.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.78%) VMware
3 6 (6.67%) Citrix
4 3 (3.33%) Cisco
5 2 (2.22%) SonicWALL
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