The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Wolverhampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Wolverhampton region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - - 23
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton - - 2.04%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 7.41%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Wolverhampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
27 20 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 30.34% 27.78% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 27 20 24
Average salary £31,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
West Midlands

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Wolverhampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

MCTS
Salary Trend in Wolverhampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Wolverhampton region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Wolverhampton

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Wolverhampton 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCAD
2 1 (50.00%) MCSD
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (50.00%) PDA
2 1 (50.00%) WCF

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Wolverhampton 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 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
1 1 (50.00%) MSTest
1 1 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (50.00%) Moq
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) WinForms
1 1 (50.00%) WCF
1 1 (50.00%) WPF
1 1 (50.00%) Spring.NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (50.00%) Ninject
1 1 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) PDA
1 1 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (50.00%) MVVM
1 1 (50.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCAD
2 1 (50.00%) MCSD
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco