The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 105 78 73
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 4 31 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.25% 2.14% 2.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 5.45% 6.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4 31 46
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +3.22%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
600 569 715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 37.52% 39.32% 41.26%
Number of salaries quoted 431 469 580
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

MCTS
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Cambridge

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
4 6 (50.00%) MCP
4 6 (50.00%) MCAD
4 6 (50.00%) MCSD
4 6 (50.00%) .NET
4 6 (50.00%) C#
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) Scrum
4 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (50.00%) TDD
4 6 (50.00%) NUnit
4 6 (50.00%) MCITP
4 6 (50.00%) Kanban
4 6 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
4 6 (50.00%) Moq
5 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (25.00%) SLA
7 3 (25.00%) MVC
7 3 (25.00%) Advertising
7 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 3 (25.00%) VB
7 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
7 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (25.00%) MCSE
7 3 (25.00%) CRM
7 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (8.33%) Lync
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) NUnit
1 6 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 6 (50.00%) Moq
2 3 (25.00%) MSTest
General
1 3 (25.00%) Advertising
1 3 (25.00%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) IT Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Storage Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (25.00%) WinForms
2 3 (25.00%) NHibernate
2 3 (25.00%) WCF
2 3 (25.00%) WPF
2 3 (25.00%) Spring.NET
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (25.00%) Castle Windsor
2 3 (25.00%) Ninject
2 3 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 3 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Scrum
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) TDD
1 6 (50.00%) Kanban
2 3 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (25.00%) MVVM
2 3 (25.00%) BDD
2 3 (25.00%) Web Application Development
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (25.00%) CRM
2 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) VB
2 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (50.00%) MCP
2 6 (50.00%) MCAD
2 6 (50.00%) MCSD
2 6 (50.00%) MCITP
3 3 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) VCDX
4 1 (8.33%) NCDA
4 1 (8.33%) NCIE
4 1 (8.33%) VCAP
4 1 (8.33%) VTSP
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) NetApp
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Veeam
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