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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 165 105 66
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -39
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 16 94 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.43% 2.61% 3.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.51% 8.18% 11.86%
Number of salaries quoted 14 85 111
Average salary £31,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
1060 1149 978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 28.70% 31.85% 31.66%
Number of salaries quoted 901 961 860
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £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 28 November 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 28 November 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
Northamptonshire -24 8 £24,500 -22.83%
Nottinghamshire -21 7 £32,500 -18.75% 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (77.59%) Windows
3 40 (68.97%) Microsoft
4 38 (65.52%) MCITP
5 33 (56.90%) MCSE
6 25 (43.10%) MCP
7 23 (39.66%) VMware
8 21 (36.21%) SQL Server
9 20 (34.48%) Citrix
9 20 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (32.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 18 (31.03%) CCA
11 18 (31.03%) Citrix Certification
12 17 (29.31%) Windows 7
12 17 (29.31%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (27.59%) XenDesktop
13 16 (27.59%) Hyper-V
13 16 (27.59%) C#
13 16 (27.59%) .NET
14 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (22.41%) TDD
15 13 (22.41%) NUnit
15 13 (22.41%) Scrum
15 13 (22.41%) NHibernate
15 13 (22.41%) WCF
15 13 (22.41%) ASP.NET
15 13 (22.41%) MCAD
15 13 (22.41%) MCSD
15 13 (22.41%) ITIL
15 13 (22.41%) MVC

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 11 (18.97%) Lync
2 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.90%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.45%) IIS
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.69%) TCP/IP
1 12 (20.69%) VPN
1 12 (20.69%) DNS
2 7 (12.07%) NetScaler
3 3 (5.17%) LAN
3 3 (5.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (36.21%) SQL Server
2 17 (29.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (15.52%) Crystal Reports
4 8 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (12.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (22.41%) NUnit
1 13 (22.41%) Rhino Mocks
2 12 (20.69%) Moq
General
1 12 (20.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Consultant
2 16 (27.59%) Developer
3 13 (22.41%) .NET Developer
4 10 (17.24%) Team Leader
5 9 (15.52%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Consultant
7 5 (8.62%) Senior Architect
7 5 (8.62%) Analyst
7 5 (8.62%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (8.62%) Architect
8 4 (6.90%) DBA
9 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (5.17%) Service Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (5.17%) Storage Consultant
9 3 (5.17%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) Virtualisation Consultant
10 2 (3.45%) Technical Support Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.59%) .NET
2 13 (22.41%) ASP.NET
2 13 (22.41%) NHibernate
2 13 (22.41%) WCF
2 13 (22.41%) ASP.NET MVC
2 13 (22.41%) Razor View Engine
2 13 (22.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 12 (20.69%) WPF
3 12 (20.69%) WinForms
4 5 (8.62%) Application Packaging
5 3 (5.17%) HTML
5 3 (5.17%) CSS
5 3 (5.17%) XML
6 1 (1.72%) MonoRail
6 1 (1.72%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Streaming Music
2 4 (6.90%) Mathematics
2 4 (6.90%) Clustering
3 3 (5.17%) Replication
4 1 (1.72%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 45 (77.59%) Windows
2 17 (29.31%) Windows 7
3 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (8.62%) Windows 8
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.41%) TDD
2 13 (22.41%) ITIL
2 13 (22.41%) MVC
2 13 (22.41%) Scrum
2 13 (22.41%) Web Application Development
3 12 (20.69%) Kanban
3 12 (20.69%) MVVM
3 12 (20.69%) BDD
4 9 (15.52%) Service Delivery
5 7 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (10.34%) Business Continuity
7 4 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.90%) ETL
7 4 (6.90%) High Availability
7 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
7 4 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (5.17%) Coaching
8 3 (5.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.59%) C#
2 12 (20.69%) SQL
3 4 (6.90%) T-SQL
3 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.17%) VB
4 3 (5.17%) Java
4 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (65.52%) MCITP
3 33 (56.90%) MCSE
4 25 (43.10%) MCP
5 19 (32.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (31.03%) CCA
6 18 (31.03%) Citrix Certification
7 13 (22.41%) MCAD
7 13 (22.41%) MCSD
7 13 (22.41%) CCEE
8 12 (20.69%) HND
8 12 (20.69%) MCSA
9 7 (12.07%) VCAP
10 5 (8.62%) Degree
11 4 (6.90%) VCP4
11 4 (6.90%) MCDBA
11 4 (6.90%) VCP5
12 3 (5.17%) VTSP
12 3 (5.17%) NCDA
12 3 (5.17%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) HL7
2 1 (1.72%) DICOM
System Software
1 20 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (27.59%) Hyper-V
2 16 (27.59%) XenDesktop
3 11 (18.97%) vSphere
3 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
4 8 (13.79%) XenApp
5 6 (10.34%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (8.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (6.90%) VMware ESX
7 4 (6.90%) XenServer
7 4 (6.90%) vCloud
8 1 (1.72%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) XenMobile
2 4 (6.90%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 40 (68.97%) Microsoft
2 23 (39.66%) VMware
3 20 (34.48%) Citrix
4 7 (12.07%) Cisco
5 6 (10.34%) NetApp
5 6 (10.34%) HP
6 5 (8.62%) AppSense
7 3 (5.17%) Veeam
7 3 (5.17%) EMC
7 3 (5.17%) McAfee
8 2 (3.45%) Computacenter