The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank - 122 110
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 12 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - 0.52% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.00% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 0 12 13
Median salary - £40,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -23.80%  
UK excluding London median salary £46,511 £35,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +31.01% -11.25%  

MCTS is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 444 599 535
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 24.69% 25.94% 31.23%
Number of salaries quoted 304 424 424
Median salary £45,000 £42,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -11.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing MCTS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in Birmingham

MCTS
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for MCTS in Birmingham

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
1 1 (100.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) NCDA
1 1 (100.00%) NCIE
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (100.00%) ServiceNow
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (100.00%) Workfront

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) NCDA
1 1 (100.00%) NCIE
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) ServiceNow
1 1 (100.00%) VMware