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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 185 152 129
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -23
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 68 90 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.89% 1.27% 2.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.89% 4.37% 6.64%
Number of salaries quoted 57 89 175
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,200 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £50,000 £52,700
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
2357 2059 2785
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 30.94% 29.04% 30.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1836 1717 2390
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,586 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -5 33 £45,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire -6 22 £47,500 +18.75%
Bedfordshire -5 11 £47,500 -5.00%
Essex -14 8 £50,000 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 130 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (66.92%) Windows
3 85 (65.38%) SQL Server
4 66 (50.77%) .NET
4 66 (50.77%) MCP
5 65 (50.00%) C#
6 59 (45.38%) Microsoft
7 58 (44.62%) MCSD
8 56 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (43.08%) MCITP
9 53 (40.77%) NUnit
10 51 (39.23%) TDD
11 47 (36.15%) SQL
12 44 (33.85%) ASP.NET
12 44 (33.85%) MCAD
12 44 (33.85%) MCSE
12 44 (33.85%) Scrum
12 44 (33.85%) Kanban
12 44 (33.85%) Rhino Mocks
12 44 (33.85%) Moq
13 35 (26.92%) VMware
14 34 (26.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 32 (24.62%) Active Directory
16 31 (23.85%) MVC
16 31 (23.85%) MSTest
16 31 (23.85%) ASP.NET MVC
17 29 (22.31%) VMware Infrastructure
18 27 (20.77%) BDD
18 27 (20.77%) MS Exchange
19 26 (20.00%) WinForms

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 27 (20.77%) MS Exchange
2 17 (13.08%) SharePoint
3 13 (10.00%) IIS
3 13 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (9.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (8.46%) Lync
6 10 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (3.85%) OpenEdge
9 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.54%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.77%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.77%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 21 (16.15%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.38%) Mingle
3 5 (3.85%) MS Project
4 4 (3.08%) MS Office
5 1 (0.77%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.62%) Office 365
3 2 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.54%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.77%) SAN
2 8 (6.15%) Firewall
2 8 (6.15%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.38%) NAS
4 6 (4.62%) DNS
4 6 (4.62%) VoIP
5 5 (3.85%) DHCP
5 5 (3.85%) Wireless
6 3 (2.31%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.54%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.77%) Network Security
8 1 (0.77%) Intranet
8 1 (0.77%) Internet
8 1 (0.77%) FTP
8 1 (0.77%) HTTP
8 1 (0.77%) SSL
8 1 (0.77%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (65.38%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (13.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (5.38%) RavenDB
5 7 (5.38%) Neo4j
6 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 53 (40.77%) NUnit
2 44 (33.85%) Rhino Mocks
2 44 (33.85%) Moq
3 31 (23.85%) MSTest
4 11 (8.46%) Visual Studio
5 7 (5.38%) TeamCity
5 7 (5.38%) Git (software)
5 7 (5.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.54%) NCover
7 2 (1.54%) FxCop
7 2 (1.54%) CruiseControl
General
1 20 (15.38%) Music Industry
2 18 (13.85%) Finance
3 3 (2.31%) Advertising
4 1 (0.77%) Legal
Job Titles
1 70 (53.85%) Developer
2 33 (25.38%) .NET Developer
3 27 (20.77%) C# Developer
4 24 (18.46%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (16.15%) SQL DBA
5 21 (16.15%) DBA
6 13 (10.00%) Administrator
7 11 (8.46%) Consultant
8 10 (7.69%) Support Engineer
9 9 (6.92%) Senior SQL DBA
9 9 (6.92%) Senior DBA
9 9 (6.92%) SharePoint Developer
10 7 (5.38%) Senior Programmer
10 7 (5.38%) .NET Programmer
10 7 (5.38%) Senior .NET Programmer
10 7 (5.38%) Senior .NET Developer
10 7 (5.38%) Senior Developer
10 7 (5.38%) Programmer
11 6 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (50.77%) .NET
2 44 (33.85%) ASP.NET
3 31 (23.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 26 (20.00%) WCF
4 26 (20.00%) WinForms
5 24 (18.46%) WPF
5 24 (18.46%) Spring.NET
5 24 (18.46%) Castle Windsor
5 24 (18.46%) Ninject
5 24 (18.46%) Razor View Engine
5 24 (18.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 24 (18.46%) Unity DI Container
6 20 (15.38%) NHibernate
6 20 (15.38%) Web Services
7 14 (10.77%) XML
7 14 (10.77%) CSS
7 14 (10.77%) HTML
8 7 (5.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 7 (5.38%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (5.38%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.46%) Inversion of Control
2 13 (10.00%) Clustering
3 7 (5.38%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.85%) EqualLogic
5 4 (3.08%) Replication
5 4 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.31%) Statistics
7 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.54%) User Experience
7 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 87 (66.92%) Windows
2 34 (26.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (5.38%) CentOS
4 7 (5.38%) Windows 7
4 7 (5.38%) Linux
4 7 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (3.85%) Windows 8
5 5 (3.85%) UNIX
6 2 (1.54%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (39.23%) TDD
3 44 (33.85%) Scrum
3 44 (33.85%) Kanban
4 31 (23.85%) MVC
5 27 (20.77%) BDD
6 24 (18.46%) Dependency Injection
6 24 (18.46%) MVVM
6 24 (18.46%) Web Application Development
6 24 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (17.69%) ITIL
8 22 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (16.15%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (13.08%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (9.23%) High Availability
12 9 (6.92%) Mentoring
13 8 (6.15%) PRINCE2
14 7 (5.38%) OOP
14 7 (5.38%) SOA
14 7 (5.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (50.00%) C#
2 47 (36.15%) SQL
3 20 (15.38%) VB
3 20 (15.38%) VB.NET
4 16 (12.31%) PowerShell
5 9 (6.92%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.38%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 130 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (50.77%) MCP
3 58 (44.62%) MCSD
4 56 (43.08%) MCITP
5 44 (33.85%) MCSE
5 44 (33.85%) MCAD
6 20 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 15 (11.54%) MCSA
8 11 (8.46%) VCAP
9 8 (6.15%) NCDA
9 8 (6.15%) NCIE
10 7 (5.38%) Degree
11 6 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (4.62%) CCNA
12 5 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (3.08%) CCA
13 4 (3.08%) VCP5
13 4 (3.08%) MCSM
13 4 (3.08%) VCP4
14 3 (2.31%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.15%) SLA
2 1 (0.77%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (24.62%) Active Directory
2 29 (22.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (10.77%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.69%) VMware ESX
4 10 (7.69%) XenServer
5 8 (6.15%) XenDesktop
5 8 (6.15%) vSphere
5 8 (6.15%) XenApp
6 6 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.77%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.77%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (5.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 5 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (3.85%) NetBackup
2 5 (3.85%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.08%) SCCM
4 2 (1.54%) MIIS
5 1 (0.77%) WSUS
5 1 (0.77%) SCOM
5 1 (0.77%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 59 (45.38%) Microsoft
2 35 (26.92%) VMware
3 14 (10.77%) Citrix
4 11 (8.46%) HP
5 9 (6.92%) Veeam
6 8 (6.15%) NetApp
7 7 (5.38%) Cisco
7 7 (5.38%) IBM
8 6 (4.62%) Symantec
8 6 (4.62%) Dell
8 6 (4.62%) EMC
9 5 (3.85%) SolarWinds
9 5 (3.85%) PlateSpin
10 4 (3.08%) Remedy
11 2 (1.54%) Oracle
12 1 (0.77%) LANDesk
12 1 (0.77%) SonicWALL
12 1 (0.77%) Sophos
12 1 (0.77%) AppSense
12 1 (0.77%) Lotus
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