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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 131 114 113
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 28 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.046% 1.14% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 3.49% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1 28 31
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
786 803 807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 36.19% 32.78% 33.84%
Number of salaries quoted 664 615 659
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,650 £60,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (100.00%) MCITP
2 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 10 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 9 (75.00%) MCT
3 9 (75.00%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) MCSE
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (8.33%) CCNA
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (8.33%) SCCM
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (8.33%) High Availability
5 1 (8.33%) Office 365
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) DBA
1 10 (83.33%) SQL DBA
2 1 (8.33%) Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) IT Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Senior DBA
2 1 (8.33%) Senior SQL DBA
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Project Management
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (8.33%) High Availability
1 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (100.00%) MCITP
2 9 (75.00%) MCT
2 9 (75.00%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) MCSE
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft