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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 31 18 28
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 1.04% 5.48% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.35% 18.18% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 1
Average salary £32,500 £43,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.71% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Wolverhampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
23 22 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 23.96% 30.14% 22.08%
Number of salaries quoted 21 20 15
Average salary £27,500 £43,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.14% +34.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £22,500 £19,600
10% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £38,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 18 April 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCAD
1 1 (100.00%) MCSD
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Spring.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (100.00%) MSTest
1 1 (100.00%) MVVM
1 1 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (100.00%) Moq
1 1 (100.00%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (100.00%) Ninject

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) MSTest
1 1 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (100.00%) Moq
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) Spring.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (100.00%) Ninject
1 1 (100.00%) Razor View Engine
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (100.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (100.00%) MVVM
1 1 (100.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCAD
1 1 (100.00%) MCSD
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft