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

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 213 214 185
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -29
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 21 14 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.24% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.36% 0.93% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 30
Median salary £36,000 £31,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.12% -43.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,350 £22,500 £32,400
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £44,050 £60,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -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
1547 1500 1523
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.49% 26.20% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1139 1190 1254
Median salary £42,250 £43,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.87% +5.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,700 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £66,950 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -5 13 £36,000 -
Warwickshire - 8 £42,000 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (84.85%) SQL
3 26 (78.79%) SQL Server
4 23 (69.70%) C#
5 22 (66.67%) HTML
5 22 (66.67%) JavaScript
5 22 (66.67%) ASP.NET
5 22 (66.67%) CSS
5 22 (66.67%) .NET
6 21 (63.64%) Web Services
6 21 (63.64%) T-SQL
6 21 (63.64%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
7 15 (45.45%) OO
7 15 (45.45%) SOA
8 14 (42.42%) XML
8 14 (42.42%) XSLT
8 14 (42.42%) RDBMS
8 14 (42.42%) Mentoring
8 14 (42.42%) Coaching
8 14 (42.42%) Release Management
8 14 (42.42%) MCPD
8 14 (42.42%) XPath
8 14 (42.42%) Wealth Management
8 14 (42.42%) Relational Database
9 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
10 8 (24.24%) MCSD
10 8 (24.24%) MVC
10 8 (24.24%) MCITP

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 (21.21%) IIS
2 3 (9.09%) Umbraco
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) LAN
1 3 (9.09%) WAN
2 2 (6.06%) DHCP
2 2 (6.06%) Unified Communications
2 2 (6.06%) VoIP
2 2 (6.06%) Wireless
3 1 (3.03%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (78.79%) SQL Server
2 21 (63.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (42.42%) RDBMS
3 14 (42.42%) Relational Database
4 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (15.15%) DTS
General
1 7 (21.21%) Automotive
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) Developer
2 21 (63.64%) .NET Developer
3 20 (60.61%) ASP.NET Developer
3 20 (60.61%) C# .NET Developer
3 20 (60.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 20 (60.61%) C# Developer
4 17 (51.52%) .NET Software Developer
4 17 (51.52%) C# Software Developer
5 14 (42.42%) Senior Developer
6 13 (39.39%) Senior .NET Developer
6 13 (39.39%) Senior .NET Software Developer
6 13 (39.39%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 13 (39.39%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 13 (39.39%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
6 13 (39.39%) Senior C# Developer
6 13 (39.39%) Senior C# Software Developer
6 13 (39.39%) Senior Software Developer
7 7 (21.21%) SQL Developer
7 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Developer
8 5 (15.15%) Database Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (66.67%) .NET
1 22 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 22 (66.67%) CSS
1 22 (66.67%) HTML
2 21 (63.64%) Web Services
3 15 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 14 (42.42%) XML
4 14 (42.42%) XSLT
5 8 (24.24%) .NET Framework
5 8 (24.24%) Ajax
6 7 (21.21%) CSS3
6 7 (21.21%) jQuery
7 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.03%) Entity Framework
7 1 (3.03%) LINQ
7 1 (3.03%) WCF
7 1 (3.03%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.09%) Clustering
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) OO
1 15 (45.45%) SOA
2 14 (42.42%) Coaching
2 14 (42.42%) Mentoring
2 14 (42.42%) Release Management
2 14 (42.42%) Wealth Management
3 8 (24.24%) MVC
3 8 (24.24%) SDLC
3 8 (24.24%) Software Engineering
3 8 (24.24%) Web Development
4 5 (15.15%) ETL
5 3 (9.09%) Front End Development
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL
6 2 (6.06%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (3.03%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.03%) Multithreading
7 1 (3.03%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (3.03%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 28 (84.85%) SQL
2 23 (69.70%) C#
3 22 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 21 (63.64%) T-SQL
5 14 (42.42%) XPath
6 7 (21.21%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (42.42%) MCPD
3 8 (24.24%) MCITP
3 8 (24.24%) MCSD
4 7 (21.21%) Degree
4 7 (21.21%) MCAD
4 7 (21.21%) MCP
5 3 (9.09%) MCDST
5 3 (9.09%) MCSA
5 3 (9.09%) MCSE
6 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Backup Exec
1 2 (6.06%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) VMware
3 3 (9.09%) HP
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco
4 2 (6.06%) Draytek
4 2 (6.06%) Juniper
4 2 (6.06%) NETGEAR
4 2 (6.06%) SonicWALL
4 2 (6.06%) Veeam
5 1 (3.03%) JD Edwards
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