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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 156 178 96
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -82
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 51 20 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.02% 0.45% 2.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.90% 1.64% 8.54%
Number of salaries quoted 51 18 114
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £20,900 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1307 1216 1347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.03% 27.57% 28.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1122 955 1167
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +4.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £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 January 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 January 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 +5 25 £52,500 - 1
Wolverhampton - 10 £37,500 -
Solihull +4 5 £38,500 -
Staffordshire 0 3 £18,500 -53.75%
Coventry -8 3 £40,000 -15.78%
Warwickshire - 1 £41,500 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 97 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (70.10%) Microsoft
3 58 (59.79%) Windows
4 55 (56.70%) MCITP
5 54 (55.67%) SQL
6 49 (50.52%) SQL Server
7 40 (41.24%) SharePoint
8 36 (37.11%) .NET
8 36 (37.11%) C#
8 36 (37.11%) ASP.NET
8 36 (37.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 36 (37.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 35 (36.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 32 (32.99%) Office 365
11 29 (29.90%) Performance Tuning
12 27 (27.84%) MCSE
13 25 (25.77%) CRM
13 25 (25.77%) MCP
14 24 (24.74%) MCAD
14 24 (24.74%) MCSD
14 24 (24.74%) CSS
14 24 (24.74%) OOA/OOD
14 24 (24.74%) OO
14 24 (24.74%) HTML
14 24 (24.74%) JavaScript
14 24 (24.74%) T-SQL
14 24 (24.74%) IIS
14 24 (24.74%) Active Directory
14 24 (24.74%) BizTalk Server
14 24 (24.74%) Agile Software Development

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 40 (41.24%) SharePoint
2 36 (37.11%) SharePoint 2010
2 36 (37.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 24 (24.74%) IIS
3 24 (24.74%) BizTalk Server
4 23 (23.71%) MS Exchange
5 19 (19.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (12.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (12.37%) SharePoint Server
7 11 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (5.15%) Lync
10 3 (3.09%) OpenEdge
11 2 (2.06%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 20 (20.62%) MS Office
2 13 (13.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 24 (24.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 32 (32.99%) Office 365
2 24 (24.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.25%) WAAS
1 8 (8.25%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (6.19%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.15%) VPN
4 4 (4.12%) Wireless
4 4 (4.12%) Unified Communications
5 3 (3.09%) LAN
5 3 (3.09%) WAN
5 3 (3.09%) DHCP
5 3 (3.09%) DNS
5 3 (3.09%) SAN
5 3 (3.09%) Firewall
6 2 (2.06%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.06%) NAS
7 1 (1.03%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (50.52%) SQL Server
2 35 (36.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (11.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.09%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (1.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (37.11%) Developer
1 36 (37.11%) SharePoint Developer
2 30 (30.93%) DBA
2 30 (30.93%) Administrator
3 29 (29.90%) SQL DBA
4 12 (12.37%) Consultant
5 10 (10.31%) Architect
6 8 (8.25%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (8.25%) Virtualisation Architect
6 8 (8.25%) Storage Architect
6 8 (8.25%) Storage Solutions Architect
7 7 (7.22%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (5.15%) Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (3.09%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.09%) Deployment Engineer
10 2 (2.06%) Operations Analyst
10 2 (2.06%) IT Operations Analyst
10 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Consultant
10 2 (2.06%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (37.11%) ASP.NET
1 36 (37.11%) .NET
2 24 (24.74%) .NET Framework
2 24 (24.74%) CSS
2 24 (24.74%) Ajax
2 24 (24.74%) HTML
2 24 (24.74%) WCF
3 12 (12.37%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 12 (12.37%) ADO.NET
4 2 (2.06%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.25%) CLARiiON
1 8 (8.25%) Celerra
2 3 (3.09%) Replication
2 3 (3.09%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.06%) Clustering
3 2 (2.06%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 58 (59.79%) Windows
2 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (6.19%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.09%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.03%) Linux
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.90%) Performance Tuning
2 25 (25.77%) CRM
3 24 (24.74%) OOA/OOD
3 24 (24.74%) OO
3 24 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (14.43%) Migration
5 12 (12.37%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (8.25%) Software Engineering
7 7 (7.22%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.12%) ITIL
9 3 (3.09%) Capacity Management
9 3 (3.09%) Data Protection
9 3 (3.09%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.09%) Information Security
10 2 (2.06%) Project Management
10 2 (2.06%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (2.06%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (2.06%) Technical Analysis
11 1 (1.03%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 54 (55.67%) SQL
2 36 (37.11%) C#
3 24 (24.74%) JavaScript
3 24 (24.74%) T-SQL
4 12 (12.37%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 97 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (56.70%) MCITP
3 27 (27.84%) MCSE
4 25 (25.77%) MCP
5 24 (24.74%) MCAD
5 24 (24.74%) MCSD
6 11 (11.34%) Citrix Certification
7 10 (10.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (10.31%) CCA
8 9 (9.28%) MCSA
9 8 (8.25%) CCEA
9 8 (8.25%) NCDA
9 8 (8.25%) NCIE
9 8 (8.25%) VCAP
9 8 (8.25%) VTSP
9 8 (8.25%) CCIA
10 4 (4.12%) Degree
11 3 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (3.09%) CCNA
12 2 (2.06%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (24.74%) Active Directory
2 17 (17.53%) Hyper-V
3 14 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (10.31%) XenDesktop
4 10 (10.31%) vSphere
5 8 (8.25%) vCloud
6 3 (3.09%) XenApp
7 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.03%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) SCCM
1 4 (4.12%) SCOM
2 3 (3.09%) SCVMM
2 3 (3.09%) SCDPM
2 3 (3.09%) SCSM
3 2 (2.06%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 68 (70.10%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.53%) VMware
3 14 (14.43%) Citrix
4 9 (9.28%) Cisco
5 8 (8.25%) 3PAR
5 8 (8.25%) NetApp
5 8 (8.25%) EMC
6 2 (2.06%) Sophos
6 2 (2.06%) AppSense
6 2 (2.06%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.03%) Barracuda Networks
Birmingham
Canon
Salary: £27945 - £36180 per annum + £4372 to £5348 OTE + co car/car allowance
Posted: 21 days ago