Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 323 312 286
Rank change year-on-year -11 -26 -46
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 5 31 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.049% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 1.03% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4 23 30
West Midlands median annual salary £36,250 £34,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.62% -5.56% -24.21%
10th Percentile £24,800 £27,000 £22,363
90th Percentile £46,625 £47,500 £43,625
England median annual salary £34,000 £40,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year -15.00% +12.68% -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 permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2375 3019 2732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.43% 26.30% 25.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1824 2205 2174
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,700 £63,750 £65,480
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCTS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +14 2 £50,000 +56.25% 1
Birmingham +14 1 £37,500 +10.29%
Solihull - 1 £35,000 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £23,000 -
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (40.00%) OLAP
4 2 (40.00%) MCSD
4 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (40.00%) OO
4 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (40.00%) SOA
4 2 (40.00%) ETL
4 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Extreme Programming
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) MCITP
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (40.00%) Concurrent Programming
4 2 (40.00%) ETL Development
4 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (40.00%) High Availability

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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (40.00%) OLAP
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior SQL Developer
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Database Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Database Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Field Service Technician
2 1 (20.00%) IT Technician
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Concurrent Programming
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
2 2 (40.00%) ETL Development
2 2 (40.00%) Extreme Programming
2 2 (40.00%) High Availability
2 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCITP
2 2 (40.00%) MCSD
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Apple
2 1 (20.00%) SAP