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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 253 236 230
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 14 40 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.20% 0.52% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 1.78% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 14 39 56
Average salary £44,000 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -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
2000 2246 2586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 28.60% 29.46% 30.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1586 1775 2066
Average salary £42,500 £43,900 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.18% +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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 14 £44,000 -20.00%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (91.30%) Windows
3 18 (78.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (65.22%) MCITP
4 15 (65.22%) MCSE
4 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
4 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
4 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (60.87%) SCOM
6 13 (56.52%) MS Exchange
7 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (52.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (52.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (47.83%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (47.83%) Office 365
8 11 (47.83%) Skype for Business
8 11 (47.83%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (39.13%) MCP
11 7 (30.43%) MCSA
11 7 (30.43%) VMware
12 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
13 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
13 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
13 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (17.39%) CCNA
13 4 (17.39%) A+ Certification
13 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (17.39%) Citrix
14 3 (13.04%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 13 (56.52%) MS Exchange
2 12 (52.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 12 (52.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (47.83%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (47.83%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (47.83%) Cloud Computing
1 11 (47.83%) Office 365
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Moq
1 1 (4.35%) MSTest
1 1 (4.35%) NUnit
1 1 (4.35%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Consultant
2 11 (47.83%) Microsoft Consultant
2 11 (47.83%) Office 365 Consultant
3 10 (43.48%) Azure Consultant
4 9 (39.13%) Cloud Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) VMware Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Wintel Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Exchange Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) IT Technician
7 1 (4.35%) Junior
7 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (4.35%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (4.35%) Ninject
1 1 (4.35%) Razor View Engine
1 1 (4.35%) Spring.NET
1 1 (4.35%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 18 (78.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
2 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (4.35%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (4.35%) Kanban
2 1 (4.35%) MVC
2 1 (4.35%) Presales
2 1 (4.35%) Project Management
2 1 (4.35%) Scrum
2 1 (4.35%) TDD
2 1 (4.35%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (65.22%) MCITP
2 15 (65.22%) MCSE
3 9 (39.13%) MCP
4 7 (30.43%) MCSA
5 4 (17.39%) A+ Certification
5 4 (17.39%) CCNA
5 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (13.04%) Server+ Certification
6 3 (13.04%) VCAP
6 3 (13.04%) VCP5
7 1 (4.35%) CCA
7 1 (4.35%) CCAA
7 1 (4.35%) CCEA
7 1 (4.35%) CCENT
7 1 (4.35%) CCIA
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (4.35%) MCAD
7 1 (4.35%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.04%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (60.87%) SCOM
2 3 (13.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) Citrix
4 3 (13.04%) Intel
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco