The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Derby region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 48 31 24
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 6 2 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Derby 1.83% 0.99% 8.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.17% 3.39% 24.53%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 23
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Derby
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
116 59 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Derby 35.47% 29.06% 32.92%
Number of salaries quoted 77 50 101
Average salary £40,000 £43,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.04% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
Derbyshire

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 25 July 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (86.21%) Microsoft
3 22 (75.86%) SQL Server
4 19 (65.52%) .NET
4 19 (65.52%) MCAD
4 19 (65.52%) MCSD
4 19 (65.52%) C#
4 19 (65.52%) ASP.NET
4 19 (65.52%) MVC
4 19 (65.52%) WCF
4 19 (65.52%) ASP.NET MVC
5 18 (62.07%) Razor View Engine
5 18 (62.07%) Castle Windsor
5 18 (62.07%) Web Application Development
5 18 (62.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (62.07%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 18 (62.07%) MonoRail
5 18 (62.07%) NHibernate
5 18 (62.07%) Rhino Mocks
5 18 (62.07%) Scrum
5 18 (62.07%) Tandem
5 18 (62.07%) TDD
5 18 (62.07%) NUnit
5 18 (62.07%) MCP
6 9 (31.03%) MCITP
7 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
7 7 (24.14%) MCSE
8 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
8 6 (20.69%) Windows
8 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Derby by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
1 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
3 4 (13.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2000
4 2 (6.90%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (6.90%) Lync
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Unified Communications
2 4 (13.79%) SAN
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (75.86%) SQL Server
2 18 (62.07%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (62.07%) NUnit
1 18 (62.07%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Developer
2 18 (62.07%) .NET Developer
3 10 (34.48%) Consultant
4 5 (17.24%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) VMware Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Applications Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (65.52%) .NET
1 19 (65.52%) ASP.NET
1 19 (65.52%) WCF
1 19 (65.52%) ASP.NET MVC
2 18 (62.07%) Castle Windsor
2 18 (62.07%) Razor View Engine
2 18 (62.07%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 18 (62.07%) MonoRail
2 18 (62.07%) NHibernate
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) jQuery
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (62.07%) Tandem
2 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
2 4 (13.79%) Clustering
3 3 (10.34%) EqualLogic
3 3 (10.34%) CLARiiON
3 3 (10.34%) Celerra
4 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
1 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) MVC
2 18 (62.07%) Scrum
2 18 (62.07%) TDD
2 18 (62.07%) Web Application Development
3 4 (13.79%) Network Load Balancing
3 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
3 4 (13.79%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (3.45%) OOP
4 1 (3.45%) OO
4 1 (3.45%) CRM
4 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) C#
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (65.52%) MCAD
2 19 (65.52%) MCSD
3 18 (62.07%) MCP
4 9 (31.03%) MCITP
5 7 (24.14%) MCSE
6 4 (13.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (13.79%) NCDA
6 4 (13.79%) VCAP
7 3 (10.34%) CCEE
7 3 (10.34%) CCIA
7 3 (10.34%) NCIE
7 3 (10.34%) HP AIS
7 3 (10.34%) HP ASE
7 3 (10.34%) HP MASE
7 3 (10.34%) VCDX
7 3 (10.34%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (6.90%) CCNA
8 2 (6.90%) CCIE
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
2 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.79%) vSphere
3 4 (13.79%) Forefront TMG
3 4 (13.79%) UAG
4 3 (10.34%) VMware ESX
4 3 (10.34%) XenApp
4 3 (10.34%) XenServer
4 3 (10.34%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.90%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) MOM
1 4 (13.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
1 4 (13.79%) SCOM
1 4 (13.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 4 (13.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 25 (86.21%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) HP
3 4 (13.79%) Dell
3 4 (13.79%) Citrix
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco
3 4 (13.79%) Symantec
3 4 (13.79%) VMware
4 3 (10.34%) NetApp
4 3 (10.34%) EMC
5 1 (3.45%) Avaya
5 1 (3.45%) Mitel