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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 90 83 80
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 28 31 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.54% 1.95% 2.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.01% 5.47% 5.63%
Number of salaries quoted 28 30 40
Average salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
698 567 800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 38.46% 35.59% 41.24%
Number of salaries quoted 493 482 702
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 August 2014, 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 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (88.89%) C#
2 48 (88.89%) .NET
2 48 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 48 (88.89%) MCP
2 48 (88.89%) MCAD
2 48 (88.89%) MCSD
2 48 (88.89%) Scrum
2 48 (88.89%) TDD
2 48 (88.89%) NUnit
2 48 (88.89%) Kanban
2 48 (88.89%) Rhino Mocks
2 48 (88.89%) Moq
3 27 (50.00%) Windows
4 24 (44.44%) VB
4 24 (44.44%) VB.NET
4 24 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (44.44%) MVC
4 24 (44.44%) NHibernate
4 24 (44.44%) Music Industry
4 24 (44.44%) WCF
4 24 (44.44%) WPF
4 24 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (44.44%) WinForms
4 24 (44.44%) ASP.NET
4 24 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 24 (44.44%) Dependency Injection
4 24 (44.44%) Inversion of Control
4 24 (44.44%) MSTest
4 24 (44.44%) MVVM

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 3 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 3 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (5.56%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 24 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 48 (88.89%) NUnit
1 48 (88.89%) Rhino Mocks
1 48 (88.89%) Moq
2 24 (44.44%) MSTest
General
1 24 (44.44%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 48 (88.89%) Developer
2 24 (44.44%) C# .NET Developer
2 24 (44.44%) .NET Developer
2 24 (44.44%) C# Developer
3 6 (11.11%) Consultant
4 3 (5.56%) Storage Consultant
4 3 (5.56%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (88.89%) .NET
2 24 (44.44%) ASP.NET
2 24 (44.44%) WinForms
2 24 (44.44%) NHibernate
2 24 (44.44%) WCF
2 24 (44.44%) WPF
2 24 (44.44%) Spring.NET
2 24 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
2 24 (44.44%) Castle Windsor
2 24 (44.44%) Ninject
2 24 (44.44%) Razor View Engine
2 24 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 24 (44.44%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 24 (44.44%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (88.89%) Scrum
1 48 (88.89%) Kanban
1 48 (88.89%) TDD
2 24 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 24 (44.44%) Dependency Injection
2 24 (44.44%) MVVM
2 24 (44.44%) BDD
2 24 (44.44%) Web Application Development
2 24 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (44.44%) MVC
3 3 (5.56%) Migration
3 3 (5.56%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 48 (88.89%) C#
2 24 (44.44%) VB
2 24 (44.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (88.89%) MCP
2 48 (88.89%) MCAD
2 48 (88.89%) MCSD
3 6 (11.11%) MCSE
3 6 (11.11%) MCITP
4 3 (5.56%) VCDX
4 3 (5.56%) NCDA
4 3 (5.56%) NCIE
4 3 (5.56%) VCAP
4 3 (5.56%) VTSP
4 3 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.56%) HP
2 3 (5.56%) NetApp
2 3 (5.56%) VMware
2 3 (5.56%) Veeam
2 3 (5.56%) Cisco
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