The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Derby region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 31 37
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 4 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Derby - 1.95% 5.30%
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.97% 17.20%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 15
Average salary - £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MCTS
Derbyshire

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

Qualifications Category
Derby
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
83 67 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Derby 28.72% 32.68% 30.79%
Number of salaries quoted 46 55 87
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,500 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £59,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Derby

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Derby

MCTS
Salary Trend in Derby

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Derby

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derby

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Derby 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
3 12 (85.71%) C#
3 12 (85.71%) .NET
3 12 (85.71%) ASP.NET
3 12 (85.71%) MCAD
3 12 (85.71%) MCSD
3 12 (85.71%) MVC
3 12 (85.71%) WCF
3 12 (85.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (78.57%) Razor View Engine
4 11 (78.57%) NHibernate
4 11 (78.57%) Rhino Mocks
4 11 (78.57%) Castle Windsor
4 11 (78.57%) Web Application Development
4 11 (78.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (78.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 11 (78.57%) Scrum
4 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (78.57%) TDD
4 11 (78.57%) NUnit
4 11 (78.57%) Tandem
4 11 (78.57%) MCP
4 11 (78.57%) MonoRail
4 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 2 (14.29%) MCITP
5 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
6 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (7.14%) EqualLogic

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Derby by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Derby 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 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.14%) Lync
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (7.14%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server 2012
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Rhino Mocks
1 11 (78.57%) NUnit
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 11 (78.57%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Applications Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) .NET
1 12 (85.71%) ASP.NET
1 12 (85.71%) WCF
1 12 (85.71%) ASP.NET MVC
2 11 (78.57%) Razor View Engine
2 11 (78.57%) NHibernate
2 11 (78.57%) Castle Windsor
2 11 (78.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 11 (78.57%) MonoRail
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) XHTML
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Tandem
2 1 (7.14%) EqualLogic
2 1 (7.14%) CLARiiON
2 1 (7.14%) Celerra
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) MVC
2 11 (78.57%) Web Application Development
2 11 (78.57%) Scrum
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) TDD
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) OOP
3 1 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (85.71%) MCAD
2 12 (85.71%) MCSD
3 11 (78.57%) MCP
4 2 (14.29%) MCITP
5 1 (7.14%) CCEE
5 1 (7.14%) CCIA
5 1 (7.14%) NCDA
5 1 (7.14%) NCIE
5 1 (7.14%) MCPD
5 1 (7.14%) VCAP
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (7.14%) HP AIS
5 1 (7.14%) HP ASE
5 1 (7.14%) HP MASE
5 1 (7.14%) VCDX
5 1 (7.14%) CCA
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (7.14%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
1 1 (7.14%) XenServer
1 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
1 1 (7.14%) vSphere
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) NetApp
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Dell
2 1 (7.14%) EMC
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix