The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 126 86 89
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 5 47 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.23% 2.17% 2.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 5.80% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5 45 52
Average salary £57,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £37,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cambridgeshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
810 811 901
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 36.47% 37.49% 34.75%
Number of salaries quoted 629 666 740
Average salary £43,250 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.12% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Cambridgeshire region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCTS
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -25 5 £57,500 +43.75%
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) MCITP
3 8 (80.00%) SQL
3 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (40.00%) Degree
5 4 (40.00%) MCT
5 4 (40.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) CRM
6 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (30.00%) SLA
6 3 (30.00%) Advertising
6 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (30.00%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco
7 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (20.00%) CCNA
8 1 (10.00%) Project Management
8 1 (10.00%) Linux
8 1 (10.00%) MCSE
8 1 (10.00%) MCSA
8 1 (10.00%) VMware
8 1 (10.00%) Clustering
8 1 (10.00%) HP
8 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
8 1 (10.00%) Finance
8 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (30.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (30.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (30.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) DBA
1 5 (50.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (10.00%) IT Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Senior DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Senior SQL DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) High Availability
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) MCITP
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) MCT
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) MCSE
5 1 (10.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) VMware