The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 96 95 85
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 26 31 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.42% 1.56% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.57% 3.94% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 26 31 39
Average salary £38,750 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
729 786 951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 39.86% 39.46% 45.20%
Number of salaries quoted 595 652 771
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
Cambridgeshire

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 23 April 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 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (96.55%) MCP
3 55 (94.83%) SQL Server
4 54 (93.10%) .NET
4 54 (93.10%) C#
4 54 (93.10%) MCAD
4 54 (93.10%) MCSD
4 54 (93.10%) Scrum
4 54 (93.10%) TDD
4 54 (93.10%) NUnit
4 54 (93.10%) Kanban
4 54 (93.10%) Rhino Mocks
4 54 (93.10%) Moq
5 30 (51.72%) Windows
6 28 (48.28%) Business Intelligence
6 28 (48.28%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (48.28%) Spring.NET
6 28 (48.28%) Dependency Injection
6 28 (48.28%) Inversion of Control
6 28 (48.28%) MSTest
6 28 (48.28%) MVVM
6 28 (48.28%) WinForms
6 28 (48.28%) WPF
6 28 (48.28%) Castle Windsor
6 28 (48.28%) Ninject
6 28 (48.28%) Unity DI Container
7 26 (44.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 26 (44.83%) Razor View Engine
7 26 (44.83%) Web Application Development
7 26 (44.83%) SQL Server 2012

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.72%) Lync
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (94.83%) SQL Server
2 26 (44.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 54 (93.10%) NUnit
1 54 (93.10%) Rhino Mocks
1 54 (93.10%) Moq
2 28 (48.28%) MSTest
General
1 26 (44.83%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 54 (93.10%) Developer
2 28 (48.28%) C# Developer
2 28 (48.28%) C# .NET Developer
3 26 (44.83%) .NET Developer
4 2 (3.45%) Administrator
4 2 (3.45%) Consultant
5 1 (1.72%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (1.72%) DBA
5 1 (1.72%) SQL DBA
5 1 (1.72%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (1.72%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (93.10%) .NET
2 28 (48.28%) WinForms
2 28 (48.28%) Castle Windsor
2 28 (48.28%) Ninject
2 28 (48.28%) WPF
2 28 (48.28%) Spring.NET
2 28 (48.28%) Unity DI Container
3 26 (44.83%) ASP.NET MVC
3 26 (44.83%) Razor View Engine
3 26 (44.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 26 (44.83%) NHibernate
3 26 (44.83%) WCF
3 26 (44.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (48.28%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 30 (51.72%) Windows
2 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.72%) Linux
3 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (93.10%) Scrum
1 54 (93.10%) TDD
1 54 (93.10%) Kanban
2 28 (48.28%) Dependency Injection
2 28 (48.28%) MVVM
2 28 (48.28%) Continuous Integration
2 28 (48.28%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (44.83%) MVC
3 26 (44.83%) BDD
3 26 (44.83%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 54 (93.10%) C#
2 26 (44.83%) VB
2 26 (44.83%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (96.55%) MCP
3 54 (93.10%) MCAD
3 54 (93.10%) MCSD
4 3 (5.17%) MCITP
5 1 (1.72%) CCEE
5 1 (1.72%) CCAA
5 1 (1.72%) CCIA
5 1 (1.72%) MCSE
5 1 (1.72%) CCA
5 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.72%) CCEA
5 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) XenApp
1 2 (3.45%) XenServer
1 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) SCCM
1 1 (1.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (5.17%) Citrix
2 2 (3.45%) VMware
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.72%) HP
3 1 (1.72%) Veeam
3 1 (1.72%) IBM
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