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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 158 157 89
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -68
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 60 57 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 1.09% 2.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.78% 4.27% 9.00%
Number of salaries quoted 51 57 128
Average salary £49,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £20,000 £31,748
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
1589 1335 1423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.69% 25.55% 29.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1394 1128 1239
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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 +5 39 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Wolverhampton - 7 £49,500 - 1
Coventry -4 6 £49,500 +15.78%
Solihull 0 4 £38,500 -23.00%
Warwickshire -11 3 £22,500 -25.00% 1
Staffordshire -25 1 £18,500 -15.90% 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

1 101 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (79.21%) Microsoft
3 65 (64.36%) Windows
4 64 (63.37%) MCITP
5 47 (46.53%) SQL Server
6 43 (42.57%) MCSE
7 40 (39.60%) SQL
8 39 (38.61%) SharePoint
9 37 (36.63%) VMware
10 35 (34.65%) Active Directory
11 34 (33.66%) .NET
12 33 (32.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 31 (30.69%) C#
13 31 (30.69%) ASP.NET
13 31 (30.69%) SharePoint 2013
14 30 (29.70%) Hyper-V
15 29 (28.71%) MS Exchange
15 29 (28.71%) Citrix
16 28 (27.72%) Office 365
17 27 (26.73%) SQL Server 2008
17 27 (26.73%) XenDesktop
17 27 (26.73%) SharePoint 2010
18 26 (25.74%) Citrix Certification
19 25 (24.75%) CCA
19 25 (24.75%) MS Office
20 24 (23.76%) Exchange Server 2010
21 23 (22.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 21 (20.79%) Lync
23 20 (19.80%) Performance Tuning
23 20 (19.80%) Exchange Server 2003

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 39 (38.61%) SharePoint
2 31 (30.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 29 (28.71%) MS Exchange
4 27 (26.73%) SharePoint 2010
5 24 (23.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (20.79%) Lync
7 20 (19.80%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (15.84%) SharePoint Server
9 15 (14.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (14.85%) BizTalk Server
9 15 (14.85%) IIS
10 9 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (6.93%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 25 (24.75%) MS Office
2 20 (19.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (14.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 28 (27.72%) Office 365
2 15 (14.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.97%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.88%) WAAS
1 12 (11.88%) Unified Communications
1 12 (11.88%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (7.92%) SAN
3 7 (6.93%) NetScaler
3 7 (6.93%) NAS
4 4 (3.96%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.97%) VPN
5 3 (2.97%) PBX
5 3 (2.97%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.98%) Firewall
6 2 (1.98%) Wireless
7 1 (0.99%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.99%) WAN
7 1 (0.99%) DHCP
7 1 (0.99%) DNS
7 1 (0.99%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (46.53%) SQL Server
2 27 (26.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (11.88%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (2.97%) Finance
2 1 (0.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (30.69%) Developer
1 31 (30.69%) SharePoint Developer
2 28 (27.72%) Consultant
3 20 (19.80%) DBA
3 20 (19.80%) Architect
3 20 (19.80%) Administrator
3 20 (19.80%) SQL DBA
4 15 (14.85%) Microsoft Consultant
4 15 (14.85%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (11.88%) Virtualisation Architect
5 12 (11.88%) Storage Architect
5 12 (11.88%) Storage Solutions Architect
6 7 (6.93%) Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) Exchange Consultant
7 6 (5.94%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (4.95%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.95%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Senior SharePoint Developer
8 5 (4.95%) Senior Architect
9 4 (3.96%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (33.66%) .NET
2 31 (30.69%) ASP.NET
3 17 (16.83%) .NET Framework
4 16 (15.84%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 16 (15.84%) ADO.NET
5 15 (14.85%) CSS
5 15 (14.85%) Ajax
5 15 (14.85%) HTML
5 15 (14.85%) WCF
6 5 (4.95%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.88%) CLARiiON
1 12 (11.88%) Celerra
2 4 (3.96%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.99%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 65 (64.36%) Windows
2 12 (11.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (7.92%) Windows 7
4 5 (4.95%) Windows 8
5 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.99%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.80%) Performance Tuning
2 16 (15.84%) CRM
2 16 (15.84%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (14.85%) OOA/OOD
3 15 (14.85%) OO
3 15 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (11.88%) Software Engineering
5 9 (8.91%) Migration
6 7 (6.93%) Project Management
6 7 (6.93%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (6.93%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (1.98%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.98%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (0.99%) Performance Management
8 1 (0.99%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (0.99%) Service Delivery
8 1 (0.99%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 40 (39.60%) SQL
2 31 (30.69%) C#
3 18 (17.82%) T-SQL
4 16 (15.84%) VB.NET
5 15 (14.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 101 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (63.37%) MCITP
3 43 (42.57%) MCSE
4 26 (25.74%) Citrix Certification
5 25 (24.75%) CCA
6 23 (22.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (18.81%) MCP
8 15 (14.85%) MCAD
8 15 (14.85%) MCSD
9 13 (12.87%) CCEE
10 12 (11.88%) CCIA
10 12 (11.88%) CCEA
10 12 (11.88%) NCDA
10 12 (11.88%) NCIE
10 12 (11.88%) VCAP
10 12 (11.88%) VTSP
11 11 (10.89%) MCSA
11 11 (10.89%) Degree
12 4 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (2.97%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (34.65%) Active Directory
2 33 (32.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (29.70%) Hyper-V
4 27 (26.73%) XenDesktop
5 19 (18.81%) vSphere
6 12 (11.88%) vCloud
7 8 (7.92%) XenApp
8 5 (4.95%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) XenMobile
2 1 (0.99%) SCCM
2 1 (0.99%) SCOM
Vendors
1 80 (79.21%) Microsoft
2 37 (36.63%) VMware
3 29 (28.71%) Citrix
4 16 (15.84%) Cisco
5 12 (11.88%) 3PAR
5 12 (11.88%) NetApp
5 12 (11.88%) EMC
6 5 (4.95%) AppSense
7 2 (1.98%) Sophos
8 1 (0.99%) SonicWALL
8 1 (0.99%) Barracuda Networks
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Salary: £22,000 to £30,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
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