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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 233 129 120
Rank change year-on-year
-104 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 19 111 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.24% 1.63% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 5.34% 6.75%
Number of salaries quoted 14 106 171
Average salary £31,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,500 £55,000
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 of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2275 2078 2725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.32% 30.57% 30.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1795 1594 2252
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Hertfordshire -39 12 £31,000 -29.14%
Cambridgeshire -44 5 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Suffolk +3 1 £30,000 -25.00%
Norfolk -2 1 £30,000 +9.09%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 86 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (77.91%) Windows
3 54 (62.79%) Microsoft
4 49 (56.98%) SQL Server
5 41 (47.67%) MCITP
6 38 (44.19%) SQL
7 36 (41.86%) MCSE
8 30 (34.88%) MCP
9 29 (33.72%) MS Exchange
10 28 (32.56%) Active Directory
10 28 (32.56%) VMware
11 27 (31.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (30.23%) C#
12 26 (30.23%) .NET
12 26 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (29.07%) ITIL
14 23 (26.74%) MCSD
15 22 (25.58%) MS Excel
15 22 (25.58%) TDD
15 22 (25.58%) NUnit
16 21 (24.42%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (20.93%) ASP.NET
17 18 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
18 17 (19.77%) MCAD
18 17 (19.77%) Scrum
18 17 (19.77%) Kanban
18 17 (19.77%) SQL Server 2008
18 17 (19.77%) Rhino Mocks
18 17 (19.77%) Moq
19 16 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 29 (33.72%) MS Exchange
2 16 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (12.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (12.79%) OpenEdge
4 10 (11.63%) IIS
4 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (11.63%) Lync
5 7 (8.14%) SharePoint
6 6 (6.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 22 (25.58%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.47%) MS Office
3 5 (5.81%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.65%) Office 365
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) SAN
2 5 (5.81%) Wireless
2 5 (5.81%) VoIP
3 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.65%) NAS
4 2 (2.33%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.16%) Firewall
5 1 (1.16%) DNS
5 1 (1.16%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (56.98%) SQL Server
2 17 (19.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (17.44%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (5.81%) RavenDB
5 5 (5.81%) Neo4j
6 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (25.58%) NUnit
2 17 (19.77%) Rhino Mocks
2 17 (19.77%) Moq
3 14 (16.28%) MSTest
4 5 (5.81%) Visual Studio
4 5 (5.81%) TeamCity
4 5 (5.81%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.81%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (9.30%) Finance
1 8 (9.30%) Music Industry
2 6 (6.98%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (31.40%) Developer
2 18 (20.93%) DBA
2 18 (20.93%) SQL DBA
3 15 (17.44%) .NET Developer
4 11 (12.79%) Support Engineer
5 9 (10.47%) Consultant
6 8 (9.30%) C# Developer
6 8 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (8.14%) Administrator
8 5 (5.81%) Senior Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Programmer
8 5 (5.81%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Senior Programmer
8 5 (5.81%) .NET Programmer
8 5 (5.81%) Senior .NET Programmer
9 4 (4.65%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (4.65%) Senior DBA
9 4 (4.65%) Senior SQL DBA
9 4 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (30.23%) .NET
2 18 (20.93%) ASP.NET
3 14 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 9 (10.47%) Unity DI Container
4 9 (10.47%) WinForms
4 9 (10.47%) WCF
4 9 (10.47%) WPF
4 9 (10.47%) Spring.NET
4 9 (10.47%) Castle Windsor
4 9 (10.47%) Ninject
4 9 (10.47%) Razor View Engine
5 8 (9.30%) HTML
5 8 (9.30%) CSS
5 8 (9.30%) Web Services
5 8 (9.30%) NHibernate
6 5 (5.81%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (5.81%) X-Windows
6 5 (5.81%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (5.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (8.14%) Clustering
3 4 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.49%) Replication
5 2 (2.33%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.16%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 67 (77.91%) Windows
2 27 (31.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (11.63%) Windows 7
6 7 (8.14%) Windows 8
7 6 (6.98%) Linux
8 5 (5.81%) UNIX
8 5 (5.81%) CentOS
9 2 (2.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (29.07%) ITIL
3 22 (25.58%) TDD
4 17 (19.77%) Scrum
4 17 (19.77%) Kanban
5 14 (16.28%) MVC
6 13 (15.12%) BDD
7 11 (12.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (12.79%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (10.47%) Web Application Development
8 9 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (10.47%) PRINCE2
8 9 (10.47%) Dependency Injection
8 9 (10.47%) MVVM
8 9 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (8.14%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (6.98%) CRM
11 5 (5.81%) OOP
11 5 (5.81%) CQRS
11 5 (5.81%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 38 (44.19%) SQL
2 26 (30.23%) C#
3 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
4 9 (10.47%) VB
5 8 (9.30%) VB.NET
6 4 (4.65%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.49%) VBScript
7 3 (3.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 86 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (47.67%) MCITP
3 36 (41.86%) MCSE
4 30 (34.88%) MCP
5 23 (26.74%) MCSD
6 17 (19.77%) MCAD
7 14 (16.28%) MCSA
8 11 (12.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (8.14%) Degree
9 7 (8.14%) VCAP
10 6 (6.98%) CCNA
10 6 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (5.81%) NCDA
11 5 (5.81%) NCIE
12 4 (4.65%) MCSM
13 3 (3.49%) VTSP
13 3 (3.49%) VCDX
13 3 (3.49%) MCDST
14 2 (2.33%) MBCS
14 2 (2.33%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.63%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (32.56%) Active Directory
2 21 (24.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.30%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.98%) VMware ESX
4 6 (6.98%) XenServer
5 5 (5.81%) vSphere
6 3 (3.49%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.49%) XenApp
7 2 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 5 (5.81%) Backup Exec
1 5 (5.81%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (2.33%) MIIS
2 2 (2.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (62.79%) Microsoft
2 28 (32.56%) VMware
3 9 (10.47%) Veeam
4 8 (9.30%) Cisco
4 8 (9.30%) Citrix
5 6 (6.98%) HP
5 6 (6.98%) Symantec
6 5 (5.81%) SolarWinds
6 5 (5.81%) NetApp
6 5 (5.81%) IBM
7 4 (4.65%) Remedy
8 2 (2.33%) PlateSpin
8 2 (2.33%) Dell
8 2 (2.33%) EMC
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