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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 186 150 123
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -27
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 72 95 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.94% 1.33% 2.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.04% 4.63% 6.87%
Number of salaries quoted 67 94 178
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
2367 2051 2708
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 30.82% 28.70% 30.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1847 1696 2345
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -1 28 £47,500 +22.58% 2
Hertfordshire -7 25 £50,000 +14.28% 1
Bedfordshire +7 15 £47,500 -
Essex -11 7 £50,000 - 1
Suffolk +4 2 £35,000 -
Norfolk 0 1 £35,000 +27.27%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 132 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (68.94%) SQL Server
3 88 (66.67%) Windows
4 79 (59.85%) MCP
5 77 (58.33%) .NET
6 76 (57.58%) C#
7 69 (52.27%) MCSD
8 62 (46.97%) NUnit
9 60 (45.45%) TDD
10 57 (43.18%) Microsoft
11 55 (41.67%) MCITP
12 53 (40.15%) Kanban
12 53 (40.15%) Rhino Mocks
12 53 (40.15%) Moq
12 53 (40.15%) MCAD
12 53 (40.15%) Scrum
13 52 (39.39%) ASP.NET
14 47 (35.61%) SQL
15 43 (32.58%) MCSE
16 37 (28.03%) MVC
16 37 (28.03%) ASP.NET MVC
16 37 (28.03%) MSTest
17 32 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
17 32 (24.24%) WCF
17 32 (24.24%) WinForms
17 32 (24.24%) VMware
18 30 (22.73%) Active Directory
18 30 (22.73%) WPF
18 30 (22.73%) Spring.NET
18 30 (22.73%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (19.70%) SharePoint
2 24 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 14 (10.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 13 (9.85%) IIS
5 11 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (5.30%) Lync
7 6 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.52%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 23 (17.42%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.30%) MS Office
2 7 (5.30%) Mingle
3 5 (3.79%) MS Project
4 1 (0.76%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.82%) Office 365
2 9 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.52%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.12%) SAN
2 10 (7.58%) Firewall
3 8 (6.06%) DNS
4 7 (5.30%) DHCP
4 7 (5.30%) NAS
5 5 (3.79%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.79%) VoIP
5 5 (3.79%) iSCSI
6 4 (3.03%) Internet
7 3 (2.27%) WAN
7 3 (2.27%) LAN
8 2 (1.52%) Wireless
9 1 (0.76%) SSL
9 1 (0.76%) FTP
9 1 (0.76%) HTTP
9 1 (0.76%) IPv4
9 1 (0.76%) Intranet
9 1 (0.76%) Network Security
9 1 (0.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (68.94%) SQL Server
2 24 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (9.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (5.30%) RavenDB
5 7 (5.30%) Neo4j
6 5 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 62 (46.97%) NUnit
2 53 (40.15%) Rhino Mocks
2 53 (40.15%) Moq
3 37 (28.03%) MSTest
4 13 (9.85%) Visual Studio
5 7 (5.30%) Git (software)
5 7 (5.30%) TeamCity
5 7 (5.30%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.52%) CruiseControl
7 2 (1.52%) NCover
7 2 (1.52%) FxCop
General
1 23 (17.42%) Music Industry
2 16 (12.12%) Finance
3 3 (2.27%) Advertising
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 83 (62.88%) Developer
2 41 (31.06%) .NET Developer
3 32 (24.24%) C# Developer
4 29 (21.97%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (10.61%) SQL DBA
5 14 (10.61%) DBA
6 12 (9.09%) Administrator
6 12 (9.09%) Support Engineer
7 11 (8.33%) Consultant
7 11 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
8 7 (5.30%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.30%) Programmer
8 7 (5.30%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (5.30%) Senior SQL DBA
8 7 (5.30%) Senior Programmer
8 7 (5.30%) .NET Programmer
8 7 (5.30%) Senior .NET Programmer
8 7 (5.30%) Senior DBA
8 7 (5.30%) Senior .NET Developer
9 6 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (58.33%) .NET
2 52 (39.39%) ASP.NET
3 37 (28.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 32 (24.24%) WCF
4 32 (24.24%) WinForms
5 30 (22.73%) WPF
5 30 (22.73%) Spring.NET
5 30 (22.73%) Castle Windsor
5 30 (22.73%) Ninject
5 30 (22.73%) Razor View Engine
5 30 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 30 (22.73%) Unity DI Container
6 25 (18.94%) Web Services
7 23 (17.42%) NHibernate
8 14 (10.61%) HTML
8 14 (10.61%) XML
8 14 (10.61%) CSS
9 9 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 8 (6.06%) .NET Framework
11 7 (5.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (22.73%) Inversion of Control
2 11 (8.33%) Clustering
3 9 (6.82%) N-Tier
4 6 (4.55%) Replication
5 5 (3.79%) EqualLogic
6 3 (2.27%) Statistics
7 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 88 (66.67%) Windows
2 32 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (5.30%) Linux
4 7 (5.30%) CentOS
5 6 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.52%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.52%) UNIX
8 1 (0.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (45.45%) TDD
2 53 (40.15%) Kanban
2 53 (40.15%) Scrum
3 37 (28.03%) MVC
4 30 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (22.73%) Dependency Injection
4 30 (22.73%) MVVM
4 30 (22.73%) BDD
4 30 (22.73%) Web Application Development
5 26 (19.70%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (14.39%) ITIL
8 15 (11.36%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (7.58%) High Availability
10 9 (6.82%) SOA
11 7 (5.30%) OOP
11 7 (5.30%) CRM
11 7 (5.30%) PRINCE2
11 7 (5.30%) Project Management
11 7 (5.30%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (57.58%) C#
2 47 (35.61%) SQL
3 23 (17.42%) VB
3 23 (17.42%) VB.NET
4 16 (12.12%) PowerShell
5 9 (6.82%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.30%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 132 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (59.85%) MCP
3 69 (52.27%) MCSD
4 55 (41.67%) MCITP
5 53 (40.15%) MCAD
6 43 (32.58%) MCSE
7 21 (15.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 19 (14.39%) MCSA
9 10 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (7.58%) CCNA
9 10 (7.58%) VCAP
10 8 (6.06%) NCDA
10 8 (6.06%) NCIE
11 7 (5.30%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (4.55%) Degree
13 4 (3.03%) CCA
14 3 (2.27%) CCNP
14 3 (2.27%) VCDX
14 3 (2.27%) VCP4
14 3 (2.27%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 30 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 27 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (12.12%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.82%) VMware ESX
4 9 (6.82%) XenServer
5 8 (6.06%) XenDesktop
5 8 (6.06%) XenApp
5 8 (6.06%) vSphere
6 6 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.76%) NFS
7 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (5.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 5 (3.79%) NetBackup
2 5 (3.79%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.03%) SCCM
4 2 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.76%) MIIS
5 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.76%) SCOM
5 1 (0.76%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 32 (24.24%) VMware
3 14 (10.61%) Citrix
4 13 (9.85%) HP
5 10 (7.58%) Cisco
6 8 (6.06%) Veeam
6 8 (6.06%) NetApp
7 6 (4.55%) Dell
7 6 (4.55%) EMC
8 5 (3.79%) Symantec
8 5 (3.79%) PlateSpin
9 4 (3.03%) IBM
10 3 (2.27%) Apple
10 3 (2.27%) SonicWALL
11 2 (1.52%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.52%) Oracle
12 1 (0.76%) Remedy
12 1 (0.76%) Sophos
12 1 (0.76%) Lotus
12 1 (0.76%) BMC
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