The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England / West Midlands
Rank - 207 185
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 35 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.57% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.09% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 0 25 31
Median salary - £38,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00%  

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 the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1093 1678 1325
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.14% 27.32% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 844 1275 1058
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for MCTS in the West Midlands

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Content Management
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) MCAD
2 2 (50.00%) MCSD
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
2 2 (50.00%) InfoPath
2 2 (50.00%) MCPD
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (50.00%) Records Management
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (25.00%) Workfront
3 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning

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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) InfoPath
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365 Developer
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
1 2 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Content Management
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Records Management
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCAD
2 2 (50.00%) MCPD
2 2 (50.00%) MCSD
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) NCDA
3 1 (25.00%) NCIE
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Car
Posted: 2 days ago