The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the East Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 123 74 67
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 49 98 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.31% 3.07% 3.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.68% 12.13% 11.69%
Number of salaries quoted 43 93 120
Average salary £42,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1046 808 1095
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 27.99% 25.31% 32.16%
Number of salaries quoted 874 675 922
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -16 28 £40,000 +6.66%
Northamptonshire -14 14 £47,500 +35.71% 2
Derbyshire -13 6 £42,500 +25.92%
Leicestershire -24 3 £37,500 -11.76%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 112 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (66.96%) Windows
3 62 (55.36%) SQL Server
3 62 (55.36%) Microsoft
4 61 (54.46%) MCP
5 59 (52.68%) C#
5 59 (52.68%) .NET
5 59 (52.68%) MVC
6 57 (50.89%) ASP.NET
6 57 (50.89%) MCAD
6 57 (50.89%) MCSD
6 57 (50.89%) WCF
6 57 (50.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 56 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
7 56 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
7 56 (50.00%) Web Application Development
7 56 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 56 (50.00%) Scrum
7 56 (50.00%) TDD
7 56 (50.00%) NUnit
8 44 (39.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 44 (39.29%) NHibernate
9 41 (36.61%) MCITP
10 40 (35.71%) MVVM
11 38 (33.93%) Moq
11 38 (33.93%) WPF
11 38 (33.93%) Kanban
11 38 (33.93%) WinForms
12 33 (29.46%) VMware
13 32 (28.57%) MCSE

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 16 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (10.71%) Lync
3 11 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (7.14%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.89%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.46%) Office 365
2 2 (1.79%) SaaS
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 7 (6.25%) DNS
2 7 (6.25%) SAN
3 6 (5.36%) Unified Communications
4 5 (4.46%) NetScaler
5 4 (3.57%) VPN
5 4 (3.57%) DHCP
6 1 (0.89%) LAN
6 1 (0.89%) WAN
6 1 (0.89%) Firewall
6 1 (0.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (55.36%) SQL Server
2 44 (39.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (8.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.57%) OLAP
7 3 (2.68%) OLTP
7 3 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 56 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 56 (50.00%) NUnit
2 38 (33.93%) Moq
3 12 (10.71%) MSTest
4 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (10.71%) Finance
2 3 (2.68%) Legal
3 1 (0.89%) Billing
Job Titles
1 62 (55.36%) Developer
2 56 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 28 (25.00%) Consultant
4 12 (10.71%) Graduate
4 12 (10.71%) Junior .NET Developer
4 12 (10.71%) Graduate Developer
4 12 (10.71%) Junior Developer
4 12 (10.71%) Junior
4 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Consultant
4 12 (10.71%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 10 (8.93%) Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
6 7 (6.25%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 5 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.57%) Architect
8 4 (3.57%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (2.68%) Data Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (52.68%) .NET
2 57 (50.89%) ASP.NET
2 57 (50.89%) WCF
2 57 (50.89%) ASP.NET MVC
3 56 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
3 56 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 44 (39.29%) NHibernate
5 38 (33.93%) WPF
5 38 (33.93%) WinForms
6 30 (26.79%) Castle Windsor
7 18 (16.07%) MonoRail
8 14 (12.50%) .NET Framework
9 12 (10.71%) Unity DI Container
9 12 (10.71%) Ninject
9 12 (10.71%) Spring.NET
10 4 (3.57%) MDX
11 3 (2.68%) SOAP
11 3 (2.68%) Application Packaging
12 2 (1.79%) REST
13 1 (0.89%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (23.21%) Streaming Music
2 18 (16.07%) Tandem
3 14 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (10.71%) Inversion of Control
4 12 (10.71%) Computer Science
5 9 (8.04%) Clustering
6 5 (4.46%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.68%) CLARiiON
7 3 (2.68%) Data Integration
7 3 (2.68%) Celerra
7 3 (2.68%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.79%) Replication
8 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 75 (66.96%) Windows
2 14 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (11.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (52.68%) MVC
2 56 (50.00%) Web Application Development
2 56 (50.00%) Scrum
2 56 (50.00%) TDD
3 40 (35.71%) MVVM
4 38 (33.93%) Kanban
5 26 (23.21%) BDD
6 12 (10.71%) Dependency Injection
6 12 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (8.04%) Business Continuity
8 8 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 8 (7.14%) ITIL
9 6 (5.36%) Migration
10 4 (3.57%) Dimensional Modelling
10 4 (3.57%) Data Protection
10 4 (3.57%) Business Analysis
10 4 (3.57%) Data Analysis
10 4 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
10 4 (3.57%) ETL
10 4 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 59 (52.68%) C#
2 15 (13.39%) SQL
3 8 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.36%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 112 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (54.46%) MCP
3 57 (50.89%) MCAD
3 57 (50.89%) MCSD
4 41 (36.61%) MCITP
5 32 (28.57%) MCSE
6 27 (24.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 26 (23.21%) Citrix Certification
8 24 (21.43%) CCA
9 17 (15.18%) CCEE
10 11 (9.82%) VCAP
11 7 (6.25%) VCP5
12 6 (5.36%) NCDA
12 6 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (5.36%) CCNA
12 6 (5.36%) MCSA
13 5 (4.46%) NCIE
13 5 (4.46%) VCDX
13 5 (4.46%) VCP4
14 3 (2.68%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (25.89%) Hyper-V
2 28 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (19.64%) XenDesktop
4 19 (16.96%) vSphere
4 19 (16.96%) Active Directory
5 14 (12.50%) XenApp
6 12 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (9.82%) XenServer
8 8 (7.14%) VMware ESX
9 7 (6.25%) vCloud
9 7 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (4.46%) UAG
11 4 (3.57%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (2.68%) Terminal Services
13 2 (1.79%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (7.14%) SCCM
2 5 (4.46%) SCOM
2 5 (4.46%) SCVMM
3 4 (3.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (3.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (3.57%) MOM
3 4 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (2.68%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 62 (55.36%) Microsoft
2 33 (29.46%) VMware
3 30 (26.79%) Citrix
4 15 (13.39%) NetApp
5 14 (12.50%) Cisco
5 14 (12.50%) HP
6 11 (9.82%) EMC
7 7 (6.25%) McAfee
8 6 (5.36%) Computacenter
8 6 (5.36%) AppSense
9 4 (3.57%) Symantec
9 4 (3.57%) Dell
10 3 (2.68%) BMC
11 2 (1.79%) Veeam
11 2 (1.79%) Oracle
12 1 (0.89%) Hitachi
12 1 (0.89%) Avaya
12 1 (0.89%) Juniper
12 1 (0.89%) Mitel
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