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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 163 133 70
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -63
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 11 55 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.31% 1.48% 3.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 5.46% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 11 51 101
Average salary £23,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £48,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
879 1007 781
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 24.40% 27.03% 25.41%
Number of salaries quoted 642 864 670
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015. 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 -26 6 £36,000 -10.00% 4
Leicestershire +18 3 £21,500 -44.15%
Lincolnshire - 2 £20,000 - 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (79.17%) MCITP
3 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
3 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
4 16 (66.67%) Windows
5 15 (62.50%) Windows 7
6 11 (45.83%) SQL
6 11 (45.83%) MS Excel
7 10 (41.67%) MCP
8 9 (37.50%) MS Office
8 9 (37.50%) Windows 8
9 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (33.33%) MCSE
9 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 8 (33.33%) DNS
10 7 (29.17%) UNIX
11 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 6 (25.00%) T-SQL
11 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 6 (25.00%) CCNA
11 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (25.00%) Internet
11 6 (25.00%) VMware
11 6 (25.00%) Time Management
11 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (20.83%) Degree

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.17%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (45.83%) MS Excel
2 9 (37.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 8 (33.33%) DNS
2 6 (25.00%) Internet
3 3 (12.50%) LAN
3 3 (12.50%) WAN
4 2 (8.33%) DHCP
4 2 (8.33%) Wireless
5 1 (4.17%) SAN
5 1 (4.17%) PBX
5 1 (4.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) MySQL
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) DBA
1 6 (25.00%) Support Technician
1 6 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Desktop Support
2 5 (20.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) IT Support
3 4 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
3 4 (16.67%) SQL DBA
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.17%) Senior DBA
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Server Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Replication
2 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 2 (8.33%) iPhone
2 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 9 (37.50%) Windows 8
4 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (29.17%) UNIX
6 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Time Management
1 6 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
2 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.33%) ETL
4 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.33%) High Availability
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (79.17%) MCITP
3 10 (41.67%) MCP
4 8 (33.33%) MCSE
5 6 (25.00%) CCNA
5 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (20.83%) Degree
7 4 (16.67%) MCSA
8 2 (8.33%) MCDBA
8 2 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (8.33%) CCEA
9 1 (4.17%) CCA
9 1 (4.17%) CCAA
9 1 (4.17%) CNE
9 1 (4.17%) Novell Certification
9 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) ISO 9001
1 4 (16.67%) TickIT
System Software
1 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) XenApp
2 1 (4.17%) XenServer
2 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) Red Gate
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco
4 3 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix
5 2 (8.33%) Apple
6 1 (4.17%) Avaya
6 1 (4.17%) Novell
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