The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 25 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 of England region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 186 152 110
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -42
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 73 104 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.91% 1.35% 2.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.05% 4.70% 7.31%
Number of salaries quoted 68 102 181
Average salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2396 2214 2614
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.98% 28.78% 31.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1918 1814 2278
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MCTS
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the East of England region.

MCTS Salary Trend in the East of England

MCTS
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in the East of England

MCTS
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 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
Cambridgeshire -5 28 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Hertfordshire -9 24 £50,000 +17.64% 3
Bedfordshire +1 12 £47,500 +5.55%
Essex -17 9 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Suffolk +3 3 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Norfolk +6 1 £35,000 +27.27%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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.

1 136 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 103 (75.74%) SQL Server
3 94 (69.12%) MCP
4 90 (66.18%) Windows
5 88 (64.71%) .NET
6 87 (63.97%) C#
7 80 (58.82%) MCSD
8 71 (52.21%) TDD
9 70 (51.47%) NUnit
10 65 (47.79%) MCAD
11 62 (45.59%) Scrum
11 62 (45.59%) Kanban
11 62 (45.59%) Rhino Mocks
11 62 (45.59%) Moq
12 61 (44.85%) ASP.NET
13 57 (41.91%) Microsoft
14 47 (34.56%) SQL
14 47 (34.56%) MCITP
15 46 (33.82%) ASP.NET MVC
15 46 (33.82%) MVC
16 43 (31.62%) MSTest
17 42 (30.88%) WCF
18 40 (29.41%) Razor View Engine
18 40 (29.41%) Web Application Development
18 40 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 39 (28.68%) WinForms
20 37 (27.21%) Castle Windsor
20 37 (27.21%) Ninject
20 37 (27.21%) MVVM
20 37 (27.21%) Dependency Injection

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 30 (22.06%) SharePoint
2 22 (16.18%) MS Exchange
3 15 (11.03%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (8.09%) IIS
4 11 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (2.21%) Lync
9 2 (1.47%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.74%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 21 (15.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.15%) MS Office
3 6 (4.41%) Mingle
4 5 (3.68%) MS Project
5 1 (0.74%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.62%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.62%) Office 365
3 2 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.47%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.24%) SAN
2 13 (9.56%) Firewall
3 12 (8.82%) DNS
4 11 (8.09%) DHCP
5 9 (6.62%) iSCSI
6 7 (5.15%) Internet
6 7 (5.15%) VoIP
7 5 (3.68%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.68%) NAS
8 3 (2.21%) LAN
8 3 (2.21%) WAN
9 1 (0.74%) FTP
9 1 (0.74%) HTTP
9 1 (0.74%) SSL
9 1 (0.74%) IPv4
9 1 (0.74%) Network Security
9 1 (0.74%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (75.74%) SQL Server
2 29 (21.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.41%) RavenDB
5 6 (4.41%) Neo4j
6 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 70 (51.47%) NUnit
2 62 (45.59%) Rhino Mocks
2 62 (45.59%) Moq
3 43 (31.62%) MSTest
4 12 (8.82%) Visual Studio
5 6 (4.41%) TeamCity
5 6 (4.41%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (4.41%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.47%) NCover
6 2 (1.47%) FxCop
6 2 (1.47%) CruiseControl
General
1 25 (18.38%) Music Industry
2 14 (10.29%) Finance
3 3 (2.21%) Advertising
3 3 (2.21%) Games
4 1 (0.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 94 (69.12%) Developer
2 50 (36.76%) .NET Developer
3 34 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 31 (22.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (11.76%) Support Engineer
6 12 (8.82%) Administrator
7 11 (8.09%) SQL DBA
7 11 (8.09%) DBA
7 11 (8.09%) SharePoint Developer
8 9 (6.62%) Consultant
9 8 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (4.41%) Senior .NET Developer
10 6 (4.41%) Senior Programmer
10 6 (4.41%) .NET Programmer
10 6 (4.41%) Senior .NET Programmer
10 6 (4.41%) Senior Developer
10 6 (4.41%) Programmer
11 5 (3.68%) Technical Consultant
11 5 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (64.71%) .NET
2 61 (44.85%) ASP.NET
3 46 (33.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 42 (30.88%) WCF
5 40 (29.41%) Razor View Engine
5 40 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 39 (28.68%) WinForms
7 37 (27.21%) WPF
7 37 (27.21%) Spring.NET
7 37 (27.21%) Castle Windsor
7 37 (27.21%) Ninject
7 37 (27.21%) Unity DI Container
8 25 (18.38%) NHibernate
9 24 (17.65%) Web Services
10 14 (10.29%) XML
11 13 (9.56%) CSS
11 13 (9.56%) HTML
12 9 (6.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 8 (5.88%) .NET Framework
14 7 (5.15%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 37 (27.21%) Inversion of Control
2 9 (6.62%) N-Tier
2 9 (6.62%) Replication
3 8 (5.88%) Clustering
4 5 (3.68%) EqualLogic
5 3 (2.21%) Statistics
6 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 90 (66.18%) Windows
2 29 (21.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (7.35%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.41%) CentOS
5 6 (4.41%) Linux
6 4 (2.94%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.47%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (52.21%) TDD
2 62 (45.59%) Scrum
2 62 (45.59%) Kanban
3 46 (33.82%) MVC
4 40 (29.41%) Web Application Development
5 37 (27.21%) Dependency Injection
5 37 (27.21%) MVVM
5 37 (27.21%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (25.00%) BDD
7 28 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (13.24%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (13.24%) ITIL
9 12 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (8.09%) Project Management
11 9 (6.62%) SOA
11 9 (6.62%) CQRS
11 9 (6.62%) High Availability
12 8 (5.88%) Problem Management
12 8 (5.88%) Change Management
13 7 (5.15%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 87 (63.97%) C#
2 47 (34.56%) SQL
3 25 (18.38%) VB
3 25 (18.38%) VB.NET
4 14 (10.29%) PowerShell
5 7 (5.15%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.15%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 136 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (69.12%) MCP
3 80 (58.82%) MCSD
4 65 (47.79%) MCAD
5 47 (34.56%) MCITP
6 32 (23.53%) MCSE
7 23 (16.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (11.76%) MCSA
9 14 (10.29%) CCNA
9 14 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (8.09%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (5.88%) VCAP
12 7 (5.15%) NCDA
12 7 (5.15%) NCIE
12 7 (5.15%) CCEE
12 7 (5.15%) CCAA
12 7 (5.15%) CCIA
13 6 (4.41%) Degree
14 4 (2.94%) CCA
15 3 (2.21%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.74%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (22.79%) Active Directory
2 24 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (14.71%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.88%) XenApp
4 8 (5.88%) XenDesktop
4 8 (5.88%) vSphere
5 6 (4.41%) XenServer
5 6 (4.41%) VMware ESX
5 6 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.74%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.74%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 5 (3.68%) NetBackup
2 5 (3.68%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.94%) SCCM
4 1 (0.74%) SCOM
4 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.74%) WSUS
4 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 57 (41.91%) Microsoft
2 28 (20.59%) VMware
3 17 (12.50%) HP
4 15 (11.03%) Citrix
5 12 (8.82%) Cisco
6 7 (5.15%) NetApp
6 7 (5.15%) SonicWALL
6 7 (5.15%) Veeam
7 6 (4.41%) Dell
7 6 (4.41%) EMC
8 5 (3.68%) Symantec
8 5 (3.68%) PlateSpin
9 4 (2.94%) Apple
10 2 (1.47%) Oracle
10 2 (1.47%) IBM
11 1 (0.74%) Lotus
11 1 (0.74%) Sophos
11 1 (0.74%) BMC
11 1 (0.74%) CA
11 1 (0.74%) CommVault
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