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

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 199 164 167
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 28 48 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.97% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.99% 3.70% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 25 48 17
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £32,300 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £49,200 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
1406 1299 1176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.16% 26.28% 27.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1111 1107 907
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 5 February 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 5 February 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
Birmingham -18 14 £40,000 -23.80%
Warwickshire -10 10 £30,000 -27.71%
Coventry -6 1 £37,500 -6.25% 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 27 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 26 (57.78%) .NET
4 26 (57.78%) C#
4 26 (57.78%) ASP.NET
5 24 (53.33%) SQL
6 23 (51.11%) T-SQL
6 23 (51.11%) JavaScript
6 23 (51.11%) MCP
7 22 (48.89%) CSS
7 22 (48.89%) HTML
8 21 (46.67%) Web Services
8 21 (46.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 17 (37.78%) MVC
9 17 (37.78%) MCSD
10 16 (35.56%) MCAD
10 16 (35.56%) Visual Studio
10 16 (35.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (35.56%) SDLC
11 15 (33.33%) Ajax
11 15 (33.33%) Web Development
11 15 (33.33%) .NET Framework
11 15 (33.33%) Windows
11 15 (33.33%) MCSE
12 14 (31.11%) Kerberos
12 14 (31.11%) Classic ASP
12 14 (31.11%) VB.NET
12 14 (31.11%) IIS

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 14 (31.11%) IIS
2 4 (8.89%) WordPress
3 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 13 (28.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.11%) Kerberos
2 4 (8.89%) Firewall
2 4 (8.89%) Intranet
2 4 (8.89%) LAN
2 4 (8.89%) WAN
3 2 (4.44%) Internet
3 2 (4.44%) Wireless
4 1 (2.22%) DHCP
4 1 (2.22%) DNS
4 1 (2.22%) Network Security
4 1 (2.22%) SAN
4 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.22%) VoIP
4 1 (2.22%) VPN
4 1 (2.22%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 21 (46.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (35.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (31.11%) SQL Server 2000
4 14 (31.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (31.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (15.56%) RDBMS
5 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
6 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (35.56%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.44%) Moq
2 2 (4.44%) MSTest
2 2 (4.44%) NUnit
2 2 (4.44%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 14 (31.11%) Automotive
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (60.00%) Developer
2 24 (53.33%) .NET Developer
3 21 (46.67%) .NET Software Developer
3 21 (46.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 21 (46.67%) C# Developer
4 20 (44.44%) ASP.NET Developer
4 20 (44.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 19 (42.22%) C# Software Developer
6 16 (35.56%) SQL Developer
7 14 (31.11%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 14 (31.11%) Software Developer
7 14 (31.11%) VB.NET Developer
7 14 (31.11%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (13.33%) Analyst
8 6 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (11.11%) Senior Developer
9 5 (11.11%) Support Engineer
9 5 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
10 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (57.78%) .NET
1 26 (57.78%) ASP.NET
2 22 (48.89%) CSS
2 22 (48.89%) HTML
3 21 (46.67%) Web Services
4 15 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 15 (33.33%) Ajax
5 14 (31.11%) Classic ASP
5 14 (31.11%) CSS3
5 14 (31.11%) HTML5
5 14 (31.11%) jQuery
6 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 7 (15.56%) XML
7 7 (15.56%) XSLT
8 5 (11.11%) WCF
9 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (4.44%) Castle Windsor
10 2 (4.44%) Ninject
10 2 (4.44%) Razor View Engine
10 2 (4.44%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.22%) Replication
3 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (33.33%) Windows
2 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 8 (17.78%) Windows 10
5 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.89%) Windows 7
6 4 (8.89%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) MVC
2 16 (35.56%) SDLC
3 15 (33.33%) Web Development
4 8 (17.78%) OO
4 8 (17.78%) SOA
5 7 (15.56%) Coaching
5 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
5 7 (15.56%) Release Management
6 6 (13.33%) ITIL
7 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 5 (11.11%) Patch Management
7 5 (11.11%) Wealth Management
8 4 (8.89%) Service Management
9 3 (6.67%) ITIL V3
9 3 (6.67%) Scrum
9 3 (6.67%) Software Deployment
10 2 (4.44%) Dependency Injection
10 2 (4.44%) MVVM
10 2 (4.44%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (57.78%) C#
2 24 (53.33%) SQL
3 23 (51.11%) JavaScript
3 23 (51.11%) T-SQL
4 14 (31.11%) PowerShell
4 14 (31.11%) VB.NET
5 7 (15.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (51.11%) MCP
3 17 (37.78%) MCSD
4 16 (35.56%) MCAD
5 15 (33.33%) MCSE
6 8 (17.78%) MCDST
6 8 (17.78%) MCSA
7 7 (15.56%) MCITP
7 7 (15.56%) MCPD
8 5 (11.11%) CCNA
8 5 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
10 2 (4.44%) Degree
11 1 (2.22%) CCNP
11 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) WSUS
2 2 (4.44%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.22%) VMware
3 5 (11.11%) SolarWinds
3 5 (11.11%) Veeam
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco
4 2 (4.44%) Symantec
5 1 (2.22%) Apple
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