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 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 211 209 170
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -39
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 30 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.021% 0.52% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.097% 1.98% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1 25 42
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
UK excluding London median salary £43,250 £34,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
+27.20% -15.52%

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
1033 1517 1289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.85% 26.14% 25.85%
Number of salaries quoted 781 1179 1089
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +4 1 £40,000 -2.43%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
3 6 (54.55%) HTML
3 6 (54.55%) CSS
3 6 (54.55%) MCAD
3 6 (54.55%) MCSD
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) Web Services
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) T-SQL
5 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 4 (36.36%) IIS
5 4 (36.36%) C#
5 4 (36.36%) .NET
5 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
5 4 (36.36%) MCP
5 4 (36.36%) MCSE
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 4 (36.36%) MVC
5 4 (36.36%) Automotive
5 4 (36.36%) Content Management
5 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
5 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
5 4 (36.36%) Ajax
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (36.36%) Web Development

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 (36.36%) IIS
1 4 (36.36%) Umbraco
2 2 (18.18%) CMS
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) InfoPath
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (36.36%) Automotive
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) .NET Developer
2 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET Developer
2 4 (36.36%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (36.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 4 (36.36%) C# Developer
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Developer
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Developer
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Web Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C# Web Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (27.27%) Web Developer
4 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) CMS Developer
4 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) CSS
1 6 (54.55%) HTML
2 5 (45.45%) Web Services
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
3 4 (36.36%) Ajax
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 4 (36.36%) CSS3
3 4 (36.36%) jQuery
4 2 (18.18%) HTML5
4 2 (18.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) User Experience
3 1 (9.09%) Clustering
3 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Content Management
1 4 (36.36%) Front End Development
1 4 (36.36%) MVC
1 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
1 4 (36.36%) Web Development
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Records Management
2 2 (18.18%) Scrum
2 2 (18.18%) SDLC
3 1 (9.09%) Business Transformation
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) High Availability
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
1 5 (45.45%) T-SQL
2 4 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (54.55%) MCAD
2 6 (54.55%) MCSD
3 4 (36.36%) Degree
3 4 (36.36%) MCP
3 4 (36.36%) MCSE
4 3 (27.27%) MCITP
5 2 (18.18%) CCA
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (18.18%) MCPD
5 2 (18.18%) MCSA
5 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) CCNA
6 1 (9.09%) CCNP
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (9.09%) NCDA
6 1 (9.09%) NCIE
6 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Terminal Server
2 2 (18.18%) XenApp
2 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) LANDesk
3 1 (9.09%) NetApp
3 1 (9.09%) Remedy
3 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow
3 1 (9.09%) VMware