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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 225 206
Rank change year-on-year -4 -19  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 14 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.058% 0.23% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.87% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 22
Median salary £36,250 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.69% +2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £31,800 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £38,400 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,750 £32,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.71% -8.57%  

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 1244 1601 1475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.12% 26.02% 25.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1003 1147 1139
Median salary £40,795 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.98% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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
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 27 June 2017. 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 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 +6 1 £37,500 +4.16%
Solihull - 1 £35,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7

MCTS
Co-occurring 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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Database Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Database Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
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