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

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 218 191 183
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 25 26 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.49% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.46% 1.86% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 13 26 22
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £19,250 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,305 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -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
1716 1398 1283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.55% 26.26% 26.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1248 1090 1022
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 28 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(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
Warwickshire +1 16 £38,000 +111.11% 1
Coventry -4 4 £37,500 -
Birmingham -19 3 £38,500 -26.66%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 47 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (68.09%) SQL Server
3 30 (63.83%) C#
4 29 (61.70%) ASP.NET
4 29 (61.70%) .NET
5 28 (59.57%) JavaScript
6 27 (57.45%) SQL
6 27 (57.45%) HTML
6 27 (57.45%) CSS
7 26 (55.32%) T-SQL
8 24 (51.06%) Web Services
8 24 (51.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 20 (42.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 20 (42.55%) OO
9 20 (42.55%) SOA
9 20 (42.55%) Microsoft
10 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
11 17 (36.17%) RDBMS
11 17 (36.17%) XML
11 17 (36.17%) XSLT
11 17 (36.17%) Release Management
11 17 (36.17%) MCPD
11 17 (36.17%) XPath
11 17 (36.17%) Mentoring
11 17 (36.17%) Coaching
11 17 (36.17%) Relational Database
12 16 (34.04%) Wealth Management
13 14 (29.79%) MCSE
14 13 (27.66%) Windows
15 12 (25.53%) VMware

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 7 (14.89%) IIS
2 5 (10.64%) WordPress
3 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.13%) JBoss
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) Kerberos
2 5 (10.64%) Intranet
3 2 (4.26%) Internet
4 1 (2.13%) DHCP
4 1 (2.13%) SAN
4 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (68.09%) SQL Server
2 24 (51.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 17 (36.17%) RDBMS
3 17 (36.17%) Relational Database
4 9 (19.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (14.89%) Automotive
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (63.83%) Developer
2 27 (57.45%) .NET Developer
3 24 (51.06%) C# .NET Developer
3 24 (51.06%) C# Developer
4 23 (48.94%) ASP.NET Developer
4 23 (48.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 22 (46.81%) .NET Software Developer
5 22 (46.81%) C# Software Developer
6 15 (31.91%) Senior Developer
7 13 (27.66%) Senior .NET Developer
7 13 (27.66%) Senior .NET Software Developer
7 13 (27.66%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 13 (27.66%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 13 (27.66%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
7 13 (27.66%) Senior C# Developer
7 13 (27.66%) Senior C# Software Developer
7 13 (27.66%) Senior Software Developer
8 9 (19.15%) SQL Developer
9 7 (14.89%) Software Developer
9 7 (14.89%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (61.70%) .NET
1 29 (61.70%) ASP.NET
2 27 (57.45%) CSS
2 27 (57.45%) HTML
3 24 (51.06%) Web Services
4 20 (42.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 17 (36.17%) XML
5 17 (36.17%) XSLT
6 10 (21.28%) .NET Framework
6 10 (21.28%) Ajax
7 7 (14.89%) Classic ASP
7 7 (14.89%) CSS3
7 7 (14.89%) HTML5
7 7 (14.89%) jQuery
8 5 (10.64%) WCF
9 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (6.38%) Entity Framework
9 3 (6.38%) LINQ
9 3 (6.38%) WinForms
10 2 (4.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.66%) Windows
2 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (21.28%) Windows 10
4 9 (19.15%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.51%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.13%) Android
7 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) OO
1 20 (42.55%) SOA
2 17 (36.17%) Coaching
2 17 (36.17%) Mentoring
2 17 (36.17%) Release Management
3 16 (34.04%) Wealth Management
4 10 (21.28%) MVC
4 10 (21.28%) Web Development
5 9 (19.15%) SDLC
6 7 (14.89%) ITIL
7 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (12.77%) Patch Management
8 4 (8.51%) ITIL V3
8 4 (8.51%) Service Management
9 3 (6.38%) Extreme Programming
9 3 (6.38%) Multithreading
9 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
9 3 (6.38%) Scrum
9 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 30 (63.83%) C#
2 28 (59.57%) JavaScript
3 27 (57.45%) SQL
4 26 (55.32%) T-SQL
5 17 (36.17%) XPath
6 8 (17.02%) PowerShell
7 7 (14.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (36.17%) MCPD
3 14 (29.79%) MCSE
4 11 (23.40%) MCP
5 10 (21.28%) MCDST
5 10 (21.28%) MCSA
5 10 (21.28%) MCSD
6 7 (14.89%) MCAD
7 6 (12.77%) MCITP
8 3 (6.38%) CCNA
8 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
9 2 (4.26%) Degree
10 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
10 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) WSUS
2 2 (4.26%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) Microsoft
2 12 (25.53%) VMware
3 6 (12.77%) SolarWinds
3 6 (12.77%) Veeam
4 2 (4.26%) Symantec
5 1 (2.13%) Apple