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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 99 107 105
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 11 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.22% 0.74% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 2.03% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 26
Average salary £36,000 £55,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.54% +41.93%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
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
513 543 722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 37.15% 36.37% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 415 464 589
Average salary £41,500 £43,900 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.46% +14.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 13 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) MCP
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) SCOM
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 8

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) MCP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware