The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 155 106 72
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -34
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 10 90 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.28% 2.49% 3.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 7.70% 11.28%
Number of salaries quoted 9 84 107
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £43,650
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -
MCTS
England

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

Qualifications Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
978 1169 966
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 27.85% 32.31% 31.17%
Number of salaries quoted 819 931 851
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

MCTS
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

MCTS Salary Trend in the East Midlands

MCTS
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

MCTS
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
Nottinghamshire -23 7 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Northamptonshire -20 2 £22,000 -33.33% 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (72.50%) Windows
3 26 (65.00%) MCITP
3 26 (65.00%) Microsoft
4 22 (55.00%) MCSE
5 19 (47.50%) MCP
6 16 (40.00%) Windows 7
7 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
8 12 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (30.00%) ITIL
9 11 (27.50%) VMware
9 11 (27.50%) C#
9 11 (27.50%) MCSA
9 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
9 11 (27.50%) VPN
9 11 (27.50%) DNS
9 11 (27.50%) HND
9 11 (27.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (27.50%) SLA
9 11 (27.50%) .NET
9 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (27.50%) Legal
10 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (22.50%) SQL
12 8 (20.00%) MCAD
12 8 (20.00%) MCSD
12 8 (20.00%) CCA
12 8 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (20.00%) TDD
12 8 (20.00%) Web Application Development

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 (7.50%) SharePoint
1 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.50%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (7.50%) Lync
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
1 11 (27.50%) VPN
1 11 (27.50%) DNS
2 5 (12.50%) NetScaler
3 3 (7.50%) LAN
3 3 (7.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) NUnit
1 8 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 8 (20.00%) Moq
General
1 11 (27.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Developer
1 11 (27.50%) Consultant
2 9 (22.50%) Team Leader
3 8 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (20.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Architect
5 4 (10.00%) DBA
6 3 (7.50%) Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.50%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Storage Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (2.50%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Administrator
8 1 (2.50%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) .NET
2 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (20.00%) WCF
2 8 (20.00%) WPF
2 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
2 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 8 (20.00%) WinForms
2 8 (20.00%) NHibernate
3 5 (12.50%) Application Packaging
4 3 (7.50%) HTML
4 3 (7.50%) CSS
4 3 (7.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Streaming Music
2 4 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (7.50%) Replication
3 3 (7.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (72.50%) Windows
2 16 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) ITIL
2 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.00%) TDD
3 8 (20.00%) Web Application Development
3 8 (20.00%) Kanban
3 8 (20.00%) MVVM
3 8 (20.00%) BDD
3 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 8 (20.00%) MVC
3 8 (20.00%) Scrum
4 7 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (12.50%) Business Continuity
6 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (10.00%) ETL
6 4 (10.00%) High Availability
6 4 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (7.50%) Coaching
7 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) C#
2 9 (22.50%) SQL
3 4 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.50%) VB
4 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.50%) Java
4 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (65.00%) MCITP
3 22 (55.00%) MCSE
4 19 (47.50%) MCP
5 11 (27.50%) MCSA
5 11 (27.50%) HND
5 11 (27.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (20.00%) MCAD
6 8 (20.00%) MCSD
6 8 (20.00%) CCA
6 8 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (15.00%) VCAP
8 5 (12.50%) Degree
8 5 (12.50%) CCEE
9 4 (10.00%) MCDBA
10 3 (7.50%) VCDX
10 3 (7.50%) VCP4
10 3 (7.50%) NCDA
10 3 (7.50%) NCIE
10 3 (7.50%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) HL7
2 1 (2.50%) DICOM
System Software
1 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (20.00%) vSphere
3 6 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (12.50%) XenApp
4 5 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (12.50%) XenDesktop
5 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
5 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
5 3 (7.50%) XenServer
5 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (7.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) XenMobile
2 3 (7.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 26 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) VMware
3 8 (20.00%) Citrix
4 6 (15.00%) Cisco
5 5 (12.50%) AppSense
5 5 (12.50%) NetApp
5 5 (12.50%) HP
6 3 (7.50%) Veeam
7 2 (5.00%) EMC
7 2 (5.00%) McAfee
8 1 (2.50%) Computacenter
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