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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 151 115 90
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 13 77 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.41% 2.10% 2.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.41% 7.06% 9.94%
Number of salaries quoted 10 75 82
Average salary £22,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,700 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
919 1091 835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 28.73% 29.82% 29.34%
Number of salaries quoted 710 868 738
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
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 February 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 February 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 -30 7 £25,000 -37.50%
Lincolnshire +1 5 £20,000 -42.85%
Leicestershire +13 1 - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (85.19%) MCITP
3 20 (74.07%) Windows
4 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
4 17 (62.96%) Windows 7
5 13 (48.15%) MCSE
6 12 (44.44%) SQL
6 12 (44.44%) TCP/IP
6 12 (44.44%) DNS
7 11 (40.74%) MCP
8 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
9 9 (33.33%) MCSA
10 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
10 8 (29.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (25.93%) VMware
11 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (25.93%) MS Office
11 7 (25.93%) ITIL
11 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (22.22%) SLA
12 6 (22.22%) VPN
12 6 (22.22%) WAN
12 6 (22.22%) LAN
12 6 (22.22%) HND
12 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
12 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (22.22%) Windows 8
12 6 (22.22%) Legal
13 5 (18.52%) Degree
13 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Office
2 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (44.44%) DNS
1 12 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 6 (22.22%) VPN
2 6 (22.22%) LAN
2 6 (22.22%) WAN
3 4 (14.81%) Internet
4 2 (7.41%) Wireless
4 2 (7.41%) NetScaler
4 2 (7.41%) DHCP
5 1 (3.70%) PBX
5 1 (3.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.70%) MySQL
General
1 6 (22.22%) Legal
2 2 (7.41%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) DBA
1 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (14.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Team Leader
2 4 (14.81%) Support Technician
2 4 (14.81%) Desktop Support
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 3 (11.11%) IT Support
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Architect
4 2 (7.41%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (7.41%) SQL DBA
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) HTML
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
1 3 (11.11%) CSS
1 3 (11.11%) XML
2 2 (7.41%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Mathematics
2 2 (7.41%) iPhone
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Windows 7
3 6 (22.22%) Windows 8
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) UNIX
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) ITIL
1 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (14.81%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (14.81%) High Availability
3 4 (14.81%) ETL
3 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.11%) Coaching
4 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.70%) Time Management
6 1 (3.70%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.70%) Android Development
6 1 (3.70%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) T-SQL
3 3 (11.11%) VB
3 3 (11.11%) C#
3 3 (11.11%) Java
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (85.19%) MCITP
3 13 (48.15%) MCSE
4 11 (40.74%) MCP
5 9 (33.33%) MCSA
6 6 (22.22%) HND
7 5 (18.52%) Degree
8 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (14.81%) MCDBA
8 4 (14.81%) CCNA
9 3 (11.11%) CCA
9 3 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (7.41%) CCEE
11 1 (3.70%) VCP5
11 1 (3.70%) VCP4
11 1 (3.70%) VCAP
11 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) TickIT
2 1 (3.70%) HL7
2 1 (3.70%) DICOM
2 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.11%) vSphere
3 2 (7.41%) XenApp
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.70%) XenServer
4 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) XenMobile
2 1 (3.70%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix
4 2 (7.41%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) AppSense
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco
4 2 (7.41%) Apple
5 1 (3.70%) Red Gate
5 1 (3.70%) Avaya