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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 212 210 189
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -21
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 17 12 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.22% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.08% 0.90% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 15 12 25
Median salary £34,000 £36,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £30,600 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £35,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+16.19% -11.25%
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
1573 1332 1562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.21% 24.86% 27.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1145 1086 1305
Median salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -26 8 £34,000 -7.48%
Warwickshire - 5 £55,000 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £20,000 -
Coventry - 1 £32,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (83.87%) SQL
2 26 (83.87%) SQL Server
3 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
4 20 (64.52%) HTML
4 20 (64.52%) CSS
4 20 (64.52%) Web Services
5 19 (61.29%) C#
5 19 (61.29%) .NET
5 19 (61.29%) ASP.NET
5 19 (61.29%) JavaScript
5 19 (61.29%) T-SQL
5 19 (61.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
7 13 (41.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (38.71%) MCAD
8 12 (38.71%) MCSD
9 11 (35.48%) CSS3
9 11 (35.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (35.48%) IIS
9 11 (35.48%) MCP
9 11 (35.48%) SQL Server 2000
9 11 (35.48%) jQuery
9 11 (35.48%) Web Development
9 11 (35.48%) .NET Framework
9 11 (35.48%) Degree
9 11 (35.48%) Computer Science
9 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
9 11 (35.48%) Ajax
9 11 (35.48%) MVC

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 11 (35.48%) IIS
2 7 (22.58%) Umbraco
3 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
4 2 (6.45%) CMS
4 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) DHCP
1 3 (9.68%) DNS
1 3 (9.68%) Firewall
1 3 (9.68%) LAN
1 3 (9.68%) WAN
2 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications
2 2 (6.45%) VoIP
2 2 (6.45%) VPN
2 2 (6.45%) Wireless
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (83.87%) SQL Server
2 19 (61.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (41.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (35.48%) SQL Server 2000
4 11 (35.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (29.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (29.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (25.81%) RDBMS
6 8 (25.81%) Relational Database
7 5 (16.13%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (35.48%) Automotive
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Developer
2 19 (61.29%) .NET Developer
2 19 (61.29%) ASP.NET Developer
2 19 (61.29%) C# .NET Developer
2 19 (61.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 19 (61.29%) C# Developer
3 12 (38.71%) .NET Software Developer
3 12 (38.71%) C# Software Developer
4 11 (35.48%) SQL Developer
4 11 (35.48%) SQL Server Developer
5 8 (25.81%) Senior .NET Developer
5 8 (25.81%) Senior .NET Software Developer
5 8 (25.81%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (25.81%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 8 (25.81%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (25.81%) Senior C# Developer
5 8 (25.81%) Senior C# Software Developer
5 8 (25.81%) Senior Developer
5 8 (25.81%) Senior Software Developer
6 5 (16.13%) Database Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (64.52%) CSS
1 20 (64.52%) HTML
1 20 (64.52%) Web Services
2 19 (61.29%) .NET
2 19 (61.29%) ASP.NET
3 11 (35.48%) .NET Framework
3 11 (35.48%) Ajax
3 11 (35.48%) CSS3
3 11 (35.48%) jQuery
4 9 (29.03%) XSLT
5 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 8 (25.81%) XML
6 1 (3.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.90%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) Linux
4 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) MVC
1 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
1 11 (35.48%) Web Development
2 9 (29.03%) SDLC
3 8 (25.81%) Coaching
3 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
3 8 (25.81%) OO
3 8 (25.81%) Release Management
3 8 (25.81%) SOA
3 8 (25.81%) Wealth Management
4 7 (22.58%) Front End Development
5 5 (16.13%) ETL
6 3 (9.68%) Content Management
7 2 (6.45%) Server Virtualisation
8 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
8 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.23%) Migration
8 1 (3.23%) Records Management
8 1 (3.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (83.87%) SQL
2 19 (61.29%) C#
2 19 (61.29%) JavaScript
2 19 (61.29%) T-SQL
3 9 (29.03%) VB.NET
4 8 (25.81%) XPath
5 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (38.71%) MCAD
2 12 (38.71%) MCSD
3 11 (35.48%) Degree
3 11 (35.48%) MCP
4 9 (29.03%) MCITP
4 9 (29.03%) MCPD
5 6 (19.35%) MCSE
6 3 (9.68%) MCSA
7 2 (6.45%) CCA
7 2 (6.45%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (6.45%) MCDST
8 1 (3.23%) CCNA
8 1 (3.23%) CCNP
8 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
1 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) Terminal Server
2 2 (6.45%) XenApp
2 2 (6.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
1 2 (6.45%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) HP
2 3 (9.68%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco
3 2 (6.45%) Citrix
3 2 (6.45%) Draytek
3 2 (6.45%) Juniper
3 2 (6.45%) NETGEAR
3 2 (6.45%) SonicWALL
3 2 (6.45%) Veeam
4 1 (3.23%) JD Edwards
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