The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 223 222 142
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -80
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 39 63 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.51% 0.74% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.75% 2.45% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 38 56 128
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £37,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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 of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2227 2569 2451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.23% 30.11% 29.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1758 2047 2031
Average salary £43,900 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 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
Hertfordshire -7 16 £29,500 -23.37%
Cambridgeshire -6 11 £55,000 +37.50%
Essex -5 4 £55,000 +10.00%
Norfolk - 4 £30,000 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £45,000 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (79.25%) Windows
3 37 (69.81%) Microsoft
4 33 (62.26%) Active Directory
5 32 (60.38%) MS Exchange
6 28 (52.83%) MCP
7 23 (43.40%) SQL Server
8 21 (39.62%) SQL
8 21 (39.62%) MCITP
8 21 (39.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (37.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (35.85%) Windows 7
10 19 (35.85%) MCSE
11 18 (33.96%) MS Excel
11 18 (33.96%) Windows XP
12 13 (24.53%) ITIL
12 13 (24.53%) PowerShell
13 11 (20.75%) Project Management
14 10 (18.87%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (18.87%) CCNA
14 10 (18.87%) SLA
14 10 (18.87%) Degree
15 9 (16.98%) Cisco
15 9 (16.98%) MCT
16 8 (15.09%) MCSA
16 8 (15.09%) VB
16 8 (15.09%) Migration
16 8 (15.09%) Line Management
16 8 (15.09%) Mentoring
17 7 (13.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 32 (60.38%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.77%) IIS
4 1 (1.89%) Lync
4 1 (1.89%) OpenEdge
4 1 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (33.96%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.21%) MS Office
3 5 (9.43%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) DNS
1 7 (13.21%) DHCP
2 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.89%) WAN
2 1 (1.89%) SAN
2 1 (1.89%) Firewall
2 1 (1.89%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (43.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (9.43%) RavenDB
2 5 (9.43%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio
1 5 (9.43%) NUnit
1 5 (9.43%) TeamCity
1 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
1 5 (9.43%) MSTest
1 5 (9.43%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) DBA
1 11 (20.75%) SQL DBA
2 10 (18.87%) Support Engineer
3 9 (16.98%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (16.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (15.09%) Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Support Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) .NET Developer
5 6 (11.32%) IT Support Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) IT Support
6 5 (9.43%) .NET Programmer
6 5 (9.43%) Programmer
7 4 (7.55%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Service Desk Supervisor
9 2 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Service Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Administrator
9 2 (3.77%) Field Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) .NET
1 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET
1 6 (11.32%) Web Services
2 5 (9.43%) CSS
2 5 (9.43%) Silverlight
2 5 (9.43%) RESTful
2 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (9.43%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (9.43%) KnockoutJS
2 5 (9.43%) HTML
3 1 (1.89%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Thin Client
1 7 (13.21%) Statistics
1 7 (13.21%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.77%) User Experience
2 2 (3.77%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Clustering
3 1 (1.89%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 42 (79.25%) Windows
2 21 (39.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (37.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (35.85%) Windows 7
5 18 (33.96%) Windows XP
6 6 (11.32%) Linux
7 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (9.43%) CentOS
8 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) ITIL
2 11 (20.75%) Project Management
3 8 (15.09%) Line Management
3 8 (15.09%) Mentoring
3 8 (15.09%) Migration
4 7 (13.21%) Change Management
5 5 (9.43%) CQRS
5 5 (9.43%) MVC
5 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.43%) TDD
5 5 (9.43%) Software Engineering
5 5 (9.43%) Unit Testing
5 5 (9.43%) BDD
5 5 (9.43%) OOP
6 3 (5.66%) CRM
6 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.77%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.89%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.89%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.89%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) SQL
2 13 (24.53%) PowerShell
3 8 (15.09%) VB
4 6 (11.32%) C#
5 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (52.83%) MCP
3 21 (39.62%) MCITP
4 19 (35.85%) MCSE
5 10 (18.87%) CCNA
5 10 (18.87%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (18.87%) Degree
6 9 (16.98%) MCT
7 8 (15.09%) MCSA
8 7 (13.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (11.32%) MCSD
9 6 (11.32%) A+ Certification
10 4 (7.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (3.77%) MCDST
12 1 (1.89%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.87%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (62.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.55%) vSphere
3 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.77%) XenApp
4 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 3 (5.66%) SCCM
3 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 37 (69.81%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.98%) Cisco
3 6 (11.32%) VMware
4 2 (3.77%) Citrix
4 2 (3.77%) Veeam
4 2 (3.77%) Symantec
5 1 (1.89%) FalconStor
5 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.89%) CA
5 1 (1.89%) CommVault
5 1 (1.89%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle
5 1 (1.89%) HP