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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 152 95 75
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 19 89 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.51% 2.64% 3.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.75% 9.28% 10.39%
Number of salaries quoted 17 81 102
Average salary £27,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,750 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -1.94%
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
1084 959 1039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 29.35% 28.46% 34.73%
Number of salaries quoted 906 794 896
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -29 14 £27,000 -22.85% 1
Nottinghamshire -16 5 £40,000 - 3
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (75.36%) Windows
3 48 (69.57%) Microsoft
4 37 (53.62%) MCP
5 36 (52.17%) MCITP
6 33 (47.83%) MCSE
7 27 (39.13%) C#
7 27 (39.13%) .NET
7 27 (39.13%) SQL Server
8 26 (37.68%) MCAD
8 26 (37.68%) MCSD
8 26 (37.68%) ASP.NET
8 26 (37.68%) WCF
8 26 (37.68%) MVC
8 26 (37.68%) VMware
8 26 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (37.68%) ASP.NET MVC
9 25 (36.23%) Rhino Mocks
9 25 (36.23%) Razor View Engine
9 25 (36.23%) Web Application Development
9 25 (36.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 25 (36.23%) TDD
9 25 (36.23%) NUnit
9 25 (36.23%) Scrum
10 23 (33.33%) NHibernate
10 23 (33.33%) Citrix
10 23 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
11 22 (31.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 22 (31.88%) VMware Infrastructure
12 21 (30.43%) CCA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (15.94%) Lync
2 6 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.39%) TCP/IP
1 12 (17.39%) VPN
1 12 (17.39%) DNS
2 7 (10.14%) NetScaler
3 3 (4.35%) LAN
3 3 (4.35%) WAN
4 1 (1.45%) SAN
4 1 (1.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 23 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (13.04%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (36.23%) NUnit
1 25 (36.23%) Rhino Mocks
2 19 (27.54%) Moq
3 2 (2.90%) MSTest
4 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (17.39%) Legal
2 2 (2.90%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 27 (39.13%) Developer
2 25 (36.23%) .NET Developer
3 21 (30.43%) Consultant
4 9 (13.04%) Team Leader
4 9 (13.04%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Consultant
6 7 (10.14%) Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Architect
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Architect
8 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.80%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.35%) Service Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Storage Consultant
9 3 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Virtualisation Consultant
10 2 (2.90%) VMware Consultant
10 2 (2.90%) VMware Technical Consultant
10 2 (2.90%) Citrix Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (39.13%) .NET
2 26 (37.68%) ASP.NET
2 26 (37.68%) WCF
2 26 (37.68%) ASP.NET MVC
3 25 (36.23%) Razor View Engine
3 25 (36.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 23 (33.33%) NHibernate
5 19 (27.54%) WinForms
5 19 (27.54%) WPF
6 8 (11.59%) Castle Windsor
7 6 (8.70%) MonoRail
8 5 (7.25%) Application Packaging
9 2 (2.90%) Spring.NET
9 2 (2.90%) Ninject
9 2 (2.90%) HTML
9 2 (2.90%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.90%) CSS
9 2 (2.90%) Unity DI Container
10 1 (1.45%) SOAP
10 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Streaming Music
2 6 (8.70%) Tandem
3 5 (7.25%) Clustering
4 3 (4.35%) Replication
5 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.90%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 52 (75.36%) Windows
2 17 (24.64%) Windows 7
3 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.25%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.45%) Android
7 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.68%) MVC
1 26 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.23%) TDD
2 25 (36.23%) Scrum
2 25 (36.23%) Web Application Development
3 19 (27.54%) Kanban
3 19 (27.54%) MVVM
4 17 (24.64%) BDD
5 14 (20.29%) ITIL
6 9 (13.04%) Service Delivery
7 8 (11.59%) Business Continuity
8 5 (7.25%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.35%) Migration
9 3 (4.35%) Coaching
10 2 (2.90%) Problem Management
10 2 (2.90%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (2.90%) Dependency Injection
11 1 (1.45%) Change Control
11 1 (1.45%) OOP
11 1 (1.45%) OO
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.13%) C#
2 8 (11.59%) SQL
3 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.45%) VB
5 1 (1.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (53.62%) MCP
3 36 (52.17%) MCITP
4 33 (47.83%) MCSE
5 26 (37.68%) MCAD
5 26 (37.68%) MCSD
6 22 (31.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 21 (30.43%) CCA
7 21 (30.43%) Citrix Certification
8 13 (18.84%) MCSA
8 13 (18.84%) CCEE
9 12 (17.39%) HND
10 8 (11.59%) VCAP
11 6 (8.70%) VCP5
12 5 (7.25%) VCP4
13 3 (4.35%) NCDA
13 3 (4.35%) NCIE
13 3 (4.35%) VCDX
13 3 (4.35%) CCNA
13 3 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (31.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (27.54%) Hyper-V
3 18 (26.09%) XenDesktop
4 12 (17.39%) vSphere
5 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
6 10 (14.49%) XenApp
7 7 (10.14%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (7.25%) vCloud
8 5 (7.25%) XenServer
8 5 (7.25%) VMware ESX
8 5 (7.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.90%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) SCVMM
1 5 (7.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 48 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 26 (37.68%) VMware
3 23 (33.33%) Citrix
4 9 (13.04%) NetApp
5 8 (11.59%) Cisco
5 8 (11.59%) HP
6 6 (8.70%) EMC
7 5 (7.25%) AppSense
7 5 (7.25%) McAfee
8 4 (5.80%) Computacenter
9 3 (4.35%) Veeam
10 1 (1.45%) Hitachi
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