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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 190 153 127
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -26
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 63 89 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.82% 1.27% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.68% 4.41% 6.49%
Number of salaries quoted 51 88 166
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
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
2351 2018 2742
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 30.59% 28.80% 30.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1825 1670 2320
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 October 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 2 October 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
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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 31 £42,500 -2.85% 2
Cambridgeshire -9 20 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Bedfordshire -9 11 £47,500 +5.55%
Essex -21 7 - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 127 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (68.50%) Windows
3 83 (65.35%) SQL Server
4 63 (49.61%) .NET
5 62 (48.82%) C#
5 62 (48.82%) MCP
6 59 (46.46%) Microsoft
7 55 (43.31%) MCSD
7 55 (43.31%) MCITP
8 54 (42.52%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (40.16%) NUnit
10 49 (38.58%) TDD
11 48 (37.80%) SQL
12 43 (33.86%) MCSE
13 42 (33.07%) MCAD
13 42 (33.07%) ASP.NET
13 42 (33.07%) Scrum
13 42 (33.07%) Kanban
13 42 (33.07%) Rhino Mocks
13 42 (33.07%) Moq
14 33 (25.98%) Windows Server 2008
14 33 (25.98%) VMware
15 31 (24.41%) Active Directory
16 30 (23.62%) MVC
16 30 (23.62%) ASP.NET MVC
16 30 (23.62%) MSTest
17 27 (21.26%) VMware Infrastructure
18 26 (20.47%) BDD
18 26 (20.47%) MS Exchange
19 25 (19.69%) WinForms

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 26 (20.47%) MS Exchange
2 16 (12.60%) SharePoint
3 13 (10.24%) IIS
4 12 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (8.66%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (8.66%) Lync
6 10 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (5.51%) OpenEdge
7 7 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.57%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 20 (15.75%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.51%) Mingle
3 4 (3.15%) MS Project
3 4 (3.15%) MS Office
4 1 (0.79%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.72%) Office 365
3 2 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.24%) SAN
2 8 (6.30%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.51%) Firewall
3 7 (5.51%) NAS
4 5 (3.94%) Wireless
4 5 (3.94%) DNS
4 5 (3.94%) VoIP
5 4 (3.15%) DHCP
6 2 (1.57%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.57%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.79%) Network Security
7 1 (0.79%) Intranet
7 1 (0.79%) Internet
7 1 (0.79%) FTP
7 1 (0.79%) HTTP
7 1 (0.79%) SSL
7 1 (0.79%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (65.35%) SQL Server
2 20 (15.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (14.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (9.45%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (5.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (5.51%) RavenDB
5 7 (5.51%) Neo4j
6 5 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 51 (40.16%) NUnit
2 42 (33.07%) Rhino Mocks
2 42 (33.07%) Moq
3 30 (23.62%) MSTest
4 11 (8.66%) Visual Studio
5 7 (5.51%) TeamCity
5 7 (5.51%) Git (software)
5 7 (5.51%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.57%) NCover
7 2 (1.57%) FxCop
7 2 (1.57%) CruiseControl
General
1 19 (14.96%) Music Industry
2 18 (14.17%) Finance
3 3 (2.36%) Advertising
4 1 (0.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 67 (52.76%) Developer
2 32 (25.20%) .NET Developer
3 25 (19.69%) C# Developer
4 23 (18.11%) SQL DBA
4 23 (18.11%) DBA
4 23 (18.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (9.45%) Administrator
6 11 (8.66%) Consultant
7 9 (7.09%) Support Engineer
7 9 (7.09%) Senior SQL DBA
7 9 (7.09%) Senior DBA
7 9 (7.09%) SharePoint Developer
8 7 (5.51%) Senior Programmer
8 7 (5.51%) .NET Programmer
8 7 (5.51%) Senior .NET Programmer
8 7 (5.51%) Senior .NET Developer
8 7 (5.51%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.51%) Programmer
9 6 (4.72%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (49.61%) .NET
2 42 (33.07%) ASP.NET
3 30 (23.62%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (19.69%) WCF
4 25 (19.69%) WinForms
5 23 (18.11%) WPF
5 23 (18.11%) Spring.NET
5 23 (18.11%) Castle Windsor
5 23 (18.11%) Ninject
5 23 (18.11%) Razor View Engine
5 23 (18.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 23 (18.11%) Unity DI Container
6 19 (14.96%) NHibernate
6 19 (14.96%) Web Services
7 14 (11.02%) CSS
7 14 (11.02%) HTML
8 13 (10.24%) XML
9 7 (5.51%) XSLT
9 7 (5.51%) Ajax
9 7 (5.51%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.11%) Inversion of Control
2 13 (10.24%) Clustering
3 6 (4.72%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.94%) EqualLogic
5 4 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.36%) Replication
6 3 (2.36%) Statistics
7 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.79%) User Experience
8 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 87 (68.50%) Windows
2 33 (25.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (5.51%) CentOS
4 7 (5.51%) Linux
4 7 (5.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (4.72%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.94%) Windows 8
6 5 (3.94%) UNIX
7 2 (1.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (42.52%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (38.58%) TDD
3 42 (33.07%) Scrum
3 42 (33.07%) Kanban
4 30 (23.62%) MVC
5 26 (20.47%) BDD
6 23 (18.11%) Dependency Injection
6 23 (18.11%) MVVM
6 23 (18.11%) Web Application Development
6 23 (18.11%) ITIL
6 23 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (16.54%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (15.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (13.39%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (8.66%) High Availability
11 8 (6.30%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (6.30%) Mentoring
11 8 (6.30%) PRINCE2
12 7 (5.51%) OOP
12 7 (5.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 62 (48.82%) C#
2 48 (37.80%) SQL
3 19 (14.96%) VB
3 19 (14.96%) VB.NET
4 16 (12.60%) PowerShell
5 9 (7.09%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.51%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 127 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (48.82%) MCP
3 55 (43.31%) MCSD
3 55 (43.31%) MCITP
4 43 (33.86%) MCSE
5 42 (33.07%) MCAD
6 18 (14.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (11.02%) MCSA
8 10 (7.87%) VCAP
9 8 (6.30%) NCDA
9 8 (6.30%) NCIE
9 8 (6.30%) Degree
10 5 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (3.94%) CCNA
11 4 (3.15%) CCA
11 4 (3.15%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (3.15%) VCP4
11 4 (3.15%) VCP5
11 4 (3.15%) MCSM
12 3 (2.36%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.51%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (24.41%) Active Directory
2 27 (21.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.24%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.87%) XenServer
5 9 (7.09%) VMware ESX
6 8 (6.30%) XenDesktop
6 8 (6.30%) XenApp
7 7 (5.51%) vSphere
8 6 (4.72%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.79%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.79%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (5.51%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 5 (3.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (3.94%) NetBackup
2 5 (3.94%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.15%) SCCM
4 2 (1.57%) MIIS
5 1 (0.79%) WSUS
5 1 (0.79%) SCOM
5 1 (0.79%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 59 (46.46%) Microsoft
2 33 (25.98%) VMware
3 13 (10.24%) Citrix
4 9 (7.09%) HP
4 9 (7.09%) Veeam
5 8 (6.30%) NetApp
6 7 (5.51%) Cisco
7 6 (4.72%) IBM
7 6 (4.72%) EMC
7 6 (4.72%) Symantec
8 5 (3.94%) PlateSpin
8 5 (3.94%) Dell
8 5 (3.94%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.15%) Remedy
10 2 (1.57%) Oracle
11 1 (0.79%) CommVault
11 1 (0.79%) Sophos
11 1 (0.79%) Lotus
11 1 (0.79%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.79%) AppSense
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