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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 113 82 88
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 4 29 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.23% 1.96% 2.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 5.11% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4 29 42
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
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
649 567 800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.71% 38.34% 41.41%
Number of salaries quoted 456 442 633
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 17 December 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 18 (64.29%) C#
3 18 (64.29%) .NET
3 18 (64.29%) MCP
3 18 (64.29%) MCAD
3 18 (64.29%) MCSD
3 18 (64.29%) Scrum
3 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (64.29%) TDD
3 18 (64.29%) NUnit
3 18 (64.29%) Kanban
3 18 (64.29%) Rhino Mocks
3 18 (64.29%) Moq
4 16 (57.14%) Windows
5 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 10 (35.71%) MCITP
6 9 (32.14%) VB
6 9 (32.14%) VB.NET
6 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET
6 9 (32.14%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (32.14%) MVC
6 9 (32.14%) WinForms
6 9 (32.14%) NHibernate
6 9 (32.14%) Music Industry
6 9 (32.14%) WCF
6 9 (32.14%) WPF
6 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (32.14%) Spring.NET
6 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET MVC

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (10.71%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (32.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (64.29%) NUnit
1 18 (64.29%) Rhino Mocks
1 18 (64.29%) Moq
2 9 (32.14%) MSTest
General
1 9 (32.14%) Music Industry
2 3 (10.71%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) .NET Developer
2 9 (32.14%) C# Developer
2 9 (32.14%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Storage Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) IT Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (64.29%) .NET
2 9 (32.14%) NHibernate
2 9 (32.14%) WCF
2 9 (32.14%) WPF
2 9 (32.14%) WinForms
2 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 9 (32.14%) Spring.NET
2 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET
2 9 (32.14%) Castle Windsor
2 9 (32.14%) Ninject
2 9 (32.14%) Razor View Engine
2 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 9 (32.14%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (10.71%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Scrum
1 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (64.29%) TDD
1 18 (64.29%) Kanban
2 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (32.14%) Dependency Injection
2 9 (32.14%) MVVM
2 9 (32.14%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (32.14%) MVC
2 9 (32.14%) BDD
2 9 (32.14%) Web Application Development
3 3 (10.71%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) CRM
3 3 (10.71%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) C#
2 9 (32.14%) VB
2 9 (32.14%) VB.NET
3 3 (10.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (64.29%) MCP
2 18 (64.29%) MCAD
2 18 (64.29%) MCSD
3 10 (35.71%) MCITP
4 7 (25.00%) MCSE
5 3 (10.71%) VCDX
5 3 (10.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (10.71%) VCAP
5 3 (10.71%) VTSP
5 3 (10.71%) NCDA
5 3 (10.71%) NCIE
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.57%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco
3 3 (10.71%) HP
3 3 (10.71%) NetApp
3 3 (10.71%) Veeam
3 3 (10.71%) VMware