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

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 218 201 163
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -38
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 7 11 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.22% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.91% 3.84%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 55
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -24.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £36,000 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £36,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+15.64% -8.12%
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
1324 1209 1590
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.28% 23.77% 28.05%
Number of salaries quoted 970 951 1395
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
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
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 10 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -18 2 £37,000 -1.33% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £20,000 -
Shropshire - 2 £45,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £42,500 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (79.31%) SQL
2 23 (79.31%) SQL Server
3 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
4 17 (58.62%) HTML
4 17 (58.62%) CSS
5 16 (55.17%) Web Services
5 16 (55.17%) T-SQL
6 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
6 15 (51.72%) C#
6 15 (51.72%) .NET
6 15 (51.72%) ASP.NET
6 15 (51.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (44.83%) MS Excel
8 11 (37.93%) MCAD
8 11 (37.93%) MCSD
8 11 (37.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (34.48%) MCITP
10 9 (31.03%) Web Development
10 9 (31.03%) .NET Framework
10 9 (31.03%) Degree
10 9 (31.03%) Computer Science
10 9 (31.03%) jQuery
10 9 (31.03%) Software Engineering
10 9 (31.03%) Ajax
10 9 (31.03%) MVC
10 9 (31.03%) Automotive
10 9 (31.03%) MCP
10 9 (31.03%) IIS
10 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2000

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 9 (31.03%) IIS
2 7 (24.14%) Umbraco
3 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
4 2 (6.90%) CMS
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (44.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) InfoPath
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) DHCP
2 2 (6.90%) DNS
2 2 (6.90%) LAN
2 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
2 2 (6.90%) VoIP
2 2 (6.90%) VPN
2 2 (6.90%) WAN
2 2 (6.90%) Wireless
3 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (79.31%) SQL Server
2 15 (51.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (37.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2000
4 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (20.69%) RDBMS
6 6 (20.69%) Relational Database
7 5 (17.24%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (31.03%) Automotive
2 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Developer
2 15 (51.72%) .NET Developer
2 15 (51.72%) ASP.NET Developer
2 15 (51.72%) C# .NET Developer
2 15 (51.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 15 (51.72%) C# Developer
3 9 (31.03%) SQL Developer
3 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Developer
4 8 (27.59%) .NET Software Developer
4 8 (27.59%) C# Software Developer
5 6 (20.69%) Senior .NET Developer
5 6 (20.69%) Senior .NET Software Developer
5 6 (20.69%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (20.69%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 6 (20.69%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (20.69%) Senior C# Developer
5 6 (20.69%) Senior C# Software Developer
5 6 (20.69%) Senior Developer
5 6 (20.69%) Senior Software Developer
6 5 (17.24%) Database Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) CSS
1 17 (58.62%) HTML
2 16 (55.17%) Web Services
3 15 (51.72%) .NET
3 15 (51.72%) ASP.NET
4 9 (31.03%) .NET Framework
4 9 (31.03%) Ajax
4 9 (31.03%) CSS3
4 9 (31.03%) jQuery
5 8 (27.59%) XSLT
6 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 6 (20.69%) XML
7 2 (6.90%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.79%) Clustering
3 2 (6.90%) User Experience
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.90%) Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) MVC
1 9 (31.03%) Software Engineering
1 9 (31.03%) Web Development
2 7 (24.14%) Front End Development
2 7 (24.14%) SDLC
3 6 (20.69%) Coaching
3 6 (20.69%) ETL
3 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
3 6 (20.69%) OO
3 6 (20.69%) Release Management
3 6 (20.69%) SOA
3 6 (20.69%) Wealth Management
4 4 (13.79%) Content Management
5 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Records Management
5 2 (6.90%) Scrum
5 2 (6.90%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 23 (79.31%) SQL
2 16 (55.17%) T-SQL
3 15 (51.72%) C#
3 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
4 7 (24.14%) VB.NET
5 6 (20.69%) XPath
6 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (37.93%) MCAD
2 11 (37.93%) MCSD
3 10 (34.48%) MCITP
4 9 (31.03%) Degree
4 9 (31.03%) MCP
5 8 (27.59%) MCPD
6 6 (20.69%) MCSE
7 4 (13.79%) MCSA
8 2 (6.90%) CCA
8 2 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (6.90%) MCDST
8 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
8 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
9 1 (3.45%) CCNA
9 1 (3.45%) CCNP
9 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (3.45%) NCDA
9 1 (3.45%) NCIE
9 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.90%) Terminal Server
3 2 (6.90%) XenApp
3 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Backup Exec
1 2 (6.90%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) SCOM
2 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco
3 2 (6.90%) Citrix
3 2 (6.90%) Draytek
3 2 (6.90%) HP
3 2 (6.90%) Juniper
3 2 (6.90%) NETGEAR
3 2 (6.90%) SonicWALL
3 2 (6.90%) Ubiquiti
3 2 (6.90%) Veeam
4 1 (3.45%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.45%) LANDesk
4 1 (3.45%) NetApp
4 1 (3.45%) Remedy
4 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago