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

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 207 199 171
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -28
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 21 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.021% 0.40% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.091% 1.63% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1 20 51
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%

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
1096 1290 1325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.95% 24.45% 26.46%
Number of salaries quoted 806 1017 1138
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,350 £25,750 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £58,780 £60,000 £60,000
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 January 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 -17 1 £40,000 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
4 11 (64.71%) HTML
4 11 (64.71%) SQL
4 11 (64.71%) CSS
5 10 (58.82%) Web Services
5 10 (58.82%) T-SQL
5 10 (58.82%) MS Excel
6 9 (52.94%) MCAD
6 9 (52.94%) MCSD
6 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
6 9 (52.94%) C#
6 9 (52.94%) .NET
6 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET
6 9 (52.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (52.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (41.18%) Front End Development
7 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (41.18%) CSS3
7 7 (41.18%) Degree
7 7 (41.18%) Computer Science
7 7 (41.18%) jQuery
7 7 (41.18%) Umbraco
7 7 (41.18%) Web Development
7 7 (41.18%) .NET Framework
7 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
7 7 (41.18%) Ajax
7 7 (41.18%) MCP
7 7 (41.18%) IIS

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 7 (41.18%) IIS
1 7 (41.18%) Umbraco
2 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
3 2 (11.76%) CMS
3 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (58.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) InfoPath
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) DHCP
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 9 (52.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (52.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2000
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
5 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (41.18%) Automotive
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) .NET Developer
2 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET Developer
2 9 (52.94%) C# .NET Developer
2 9 (52.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 9 (52.94%) C# Developer
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Developer
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Developer
4 5 (29.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (23.53%) .NET Web Developer
5 4 (23.53%) C# Web Developer
5 4 (23.53%) Web Developer
6 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (11.76%) Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
6 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) CSS
1 11 (64.71%) HTML
2 10 (58.82%) Web Services
3 9 (52.94%) .NET
3 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET
4 7 (41.18%) .NET Framework
4 7 (41.18%) Ajax
4 7 (41.18%) CSS3
4 7 (41.18%) jQuery
5 4 (23.53%) XSLT
6 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (11.76%) HTML5
6 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.76%) Linux
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Front End Development
1 7 (41.18%) MVC
1 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
1 7 (41.18%) Web Development
2 5 (29.41%) SDLC
3 4 (23.53%) Content Management
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Coaching
4 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) OO
4 2 (11.76%) Records Management
4 2 (11.76%) Release Management
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) SOA
4 2 (11.76%) Wealth Management
5 1 (5.88%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.88%) High Availability
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 10 (58.82%) T-SQL
3 9 (52.94%) C#
3 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
4 5 (29.41%) VB.NET
5 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
5 2 (11.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (52.94%) MCAD
2 9 (52.94%) MCSD
3 7 (41.18%) Degree
3 7 (41.18%) MCP
4 5 (29.41%) MCSE
5 4 (23.53%) MCITP
5 4 (23.53%) MCPD
6 3 (17.65%) MCSA
7 2 (11.76%) CCA
7 2 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.88%) CCNA
8 1 (5.88%) CCNP
8 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (5.88%) MCDST
8 1 (5.88%) NCDA
8 1 (5.88%) NCIE
8 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) Terminal Server
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) XenApp
2 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.88%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
1 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Draytek
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Juniper
3 1 (5.88%) LANDesk
3 1 (5.88%) NetApp
3 1 (5.88%) NETGEAR
3 1 (5.88%) Remedy
3 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.88%) SonicWALL
3 1 (5.88%) Ubiquiti
3 1 (5.88%) Veeam