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 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 175 168 113
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -55
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 40 21 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.50% 1.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.84% 1.77% 6.09%
Number of salaries quoted 40 16 80
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £20,900 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1407 1188 1330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.01% 28.46% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1169 904 1118
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 26 February 2015.

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 26 February 2015. 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 -1 21 £52,500 +5.00%
Wolverhampton - 7 £35,000 - 1
Staffordshire -10 4 £18,625 -11.30%
Coventry -21 3 £40,000 -15.78%
Solihull -3 1 £41,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £41,500 - 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 98 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 62 (63.27%) Windows
4 57 (58.16%) SQL
5 51 (52.04%) SQL Server
5 51 (52.04%) MCITP
6 44 (44.90%) SharePoint
7 42 (42.86%) C#
7 42 (42.86%) .NET
8 41 (41.84%) ASP.NET
8 41 (41.84%) SharePoint 2010
8 41 (41.84%) SharePoint 2013
9 37 (37.76%) SQL Server 2008
10 35 (35.71%) Office 365
11 31 (31.63%) CRM
12 30 (30.61%) MCSD
12 30 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (30.61%) Dynamics CRM
12 30 (30.61%) .NET Framework
12 30 (30.61%) WCF
13 29 (29.59%) MCP
13 29 (29.59%) MCAD
13 29 (29.59%) CSS
13 29 (29.59%) HTML
13 29 (29.59%) JavaScript
13 29 (29.59%) IIS
13 29 (29.59%) BizTalk Server
13 29 (29.59%) Microsoft Azure
14 28 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
14 28 (28.57%) T-SQL

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 44 (44.90%) SharePoint
2 41 (41.84%) SharePoint 2010
2 41 (41.84%) SharePoint 2013
3 29 (29.59%) IIS
3 29 (29.59%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (19.39%) MS Exchange
5 14 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (12.24%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (4.08%) Lync
10 3 (3.06%) OpenEdge
11 1 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 21 (21.43%) MS Office
2 14 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 30 (30.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 35 (35.71%) Office 365
2 29 (29.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.12%) TCP/IP
1 6 (6.12%) VPN
2 5 (5.10%) Wireless
2 5 (5.10%) WAAS
2 5 (5.10%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (4.08%) LAN
3 4 (4.08%) WAN
3 4 (4.08%) DHCP
3 4 (4.08%) DNS
4 3 (3.06%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.04%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.04%) SAN
5 2 (2.04%) Firewall
6 1 (1.02%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.02%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (52.04%) SQL Server
2 37 (37.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.06%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.06%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.02%) NUnit
1 1 (1.02%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (1.02%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (41.84%) Developer
2 40 (40.82%) SharePoint Developer
3 29 (29.59%) DBA
3 29 (29.59%) Administrator
4 28 (28.57%) SQL DBA
5 11 (11.22%) Consultant
6 7 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
6 7 (7.14%) Architect
7 6 (6.12%) Analyst
8 5 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.10%) Virtualisation Architect
8 5 (5.10%) Storage Architect
8 5 (5.10%) Storage Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.06%) Deployment Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Senior Consultant
10 2 (2.04%) Support Analyst
10 2 (2.04%) Help Desk Analyst
10 2 (2.04%) 1st Line Support
10 2 (2.04%) 3rd Line Support
10 2 (2.04%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (42.86%) .NET
2 41 (41.84%) ASP.NET
3 30 (30.61%) .NET Framework
3 30 (30.61%) WCF
4 29 (29.59%) HTML
4 29 (29.59%) CSS
5 28 (28.57%) Ajax
6 12 (12.24%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 12 (12.24%) ADO.NET
7 2 (2.04%) Application Packaging
7 2 (2.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (1.02%) LINQ
8 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.10%) CLARiiON
1 5 (5.10%) Celerra
2 3 (3.06%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (3.06%) Replication
3 2 (2.04%) Statistics
4 1 (1.02%) Clustering
4 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 62 (63.27%) Windows
2 7 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.08%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.63%) CRM
2 30 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (28.57%) OOA/OOD
3 28 (28.57%) OO
3 28 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (13.27%) Migration
5 12 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (9.18%) Software Engineering
7 7 (7.14%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.08%) ITIL
9 3 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.06%) Data Protection
9 3 (3.06%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.06%) Information Security
9 3 (3.06%) Capacity Management
10 2 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (1.02%) Waterfall
11 1 (1.02%) Technical Analysis
11 1 (1.02%) Mentoring
11 1 (1.02%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 57 (58.16%) SQL
2 42 (42.86%) C#
3 29 (29.59%) JavaScript
4 28 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 12 (12.24%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 98 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (52.04%) MCITP
3 30 (30.61%) MCSD
4 29 (29.59%) MCP
4 29 (29.59%) MCAD
5 23 (23.47%) MCSE
6 7 (7.14%) MCSA
6 7 (7.14%) CCA
6 7 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (5.10%) CCEA
7 5 (5.10%) CCIA
7 5 (5.10%) NCDA
7 5 (5.10%) NCIE
7 5 (5.10%) VCAP
7 5 (5.10%) VTSP
8 4 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (4.08%) CCNA
8 4 (4.08%) Degree
9 2 (2.04%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (20.41%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.27%) Hyper-V
3 10 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (7.14%) XenDesktop
4 7 (7.14%) vSphere
5 5 (5.10%) vCloud
6 2 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.04%) XenApp
6 2 (2.04%) Terminal Server
6 2 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.08%) SCCM
1 4 (4.08%) SCOM
2 3 (3.06%) SCVMM
2 3 (3.06%) SCDPM
2 3 (3.06%) SCSM
3 2 (2.04%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 70 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.24%) VMware
3 11 (11.22%) Citrix
4 6 (6.12%) Cisco
5 5 (5.10%) 3PAR
5 5 (5.10%) NetApp
5 5 (5.10%) EMC
6 2 (2.04%) Sophos
6 2 (2.04%) AppSense
6 2 (2.04%) SonicWALL
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