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 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 102 102 100
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 6 24 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.42% 1.30% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% 3.51% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 6 24 28
Average salary £55,000 £38,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.93% -3.12%
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-13.75% -
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
535 684 678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 37.36% 37.11% 37.96%
Number of salaries quoted 443 524 579
Average salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
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
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Cambridge

MCTS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 11 (100.00%) MCITP
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 10 (90.91%) SQL Server
3 9 (81.82%) MCT
3 9 (81.82%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) CCNA
5 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (9.09%) Finance
5 1 (9.09%) Clustering
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Windows
5 1 (9.09%) MCSE
5 1 (9.09%) SCCM
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) High Availability
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) SQL DBA
1 10 (90.91%) DBA
2 1 (9.09%) Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) IT Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Senior DBA
2 1 (9.09%) Senior SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL
1 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
1 1 (9.09%) Project Management
1 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (9.09%) High Availability
1 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) MCITP
2 9 (81.82%) Degree
2 9 (81.82%) MCT
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft