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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 253 200 153
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -47
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 12 72 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.16% 0.90% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 3.00% 4.75%
Number of salaries quoted 12 68 104
Average salary £33,826 £43,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.68% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,826 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.43% -
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
2358 2397 2230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 31.40% 30.06% 29.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1999 1916 1829
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -30 7 £31,000 -38.00%
Essex -7 4 £33,826 -43.62% 1
Bedfordshire -14 1 £31,500 -33.68%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (73.08%) Windows
2 38 (73.08%) Microsoft
3 33 (63.46%) MCP
3 33 (63.46%) Active Directory
4 30 (57.69%) MS Exchange
5 25 (48.08%) MS Excel
6 24 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (42.31%) Windows 7
7 22 (42.31%) Windows XP
7 22 (42.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (36.54%) SQL Server
9 18 (34.62%) MCITP
10 17 (32.69%) SQL
10 17 (32.69%) Project Management
11 15 (28.85%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (28.85%) CCNA
12 14 (26.92%) MCSE
12 14 (26.92%) ITIL
12 14 (26.92%) Degree
13 12 (23.08%) PowerShell
14 11 (21.15%) Change Management
15 10 (19.23%) Cisco
15 10 (19.23%) VMware
16 9 (17.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 9 (17.31%) MCT
16 9 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (17.31%) Mentoring
17 8 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 8 (15.38%) Line Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 30 (57.69%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.92%) Lync
Applications
1 25 (48.08%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.69%) Mingle
2 4 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) DHCP
1 8 (15.38%) DNS
2 4 (7.69%) SAN
2 4 (7.69%) Firewall
3 3 (5.77%) VoIP
3 3 (5.77%) iSCSI
4 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.92%) WAN
5 1 (1.92%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (36.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.69%) RavenDB
3 4 (7.69%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 4 (7.69%) NUnit
1 4 (7.69%) TeamCity
1 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 4 (7.69%) MSTest
1 4 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (23.08%) Analyst
2 10 (19.23%) DBA
2 10 (19.23%) SQL DBA
3 9 (17.31%) Support Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) IT Support Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) IT Support
5 5 (9.62%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.69%) Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Programmer
6 4 (7.69%) Agile .NET Developer
6 4 (7.69%) .NET Programmer
6 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Service Desk Supervisor
7 3 (5.77%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) Web Services
2 4 (7.69%) HTML
2 4 (7.69%) .NET
2 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 4 (7.69%) CSS
2 4 (7.69%) Silverlight
2 4 (7.69%) RESTful
2 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (1.92%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Statistics
2 6 (11.54%) User Experience
3 4 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 4 (7.69%) Thin Client
4 3 (5.77%) Replication
5 2 (3.85%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.92%) Clustering
6 1 (1.92%) iPhone
6 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 38 (73.08%) Windows
2 24 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (42.31%) Windows 7
3 22 (42.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (42.31%) Windows XP
4 4 (7.69%) Linux
4 4 (7.69%) CentOS
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) Project Management
2 14 (26.92%) ITIL
3 11 (21.15%) Change Management
4 9 (17.31%) Mentoring
5 8 (15.38%) Line Management
6 5 (9.62%) Migration
7 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.69%) TDD
7 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (7.69%) MVC
7 4 (7.69%) OOP
7 4 (7.69%) CQRS
7 4 (7.69%) Unit Testing
7 4 (7.69%) BDD
8 3 (5.77%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.92%) High Availability
9 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.92%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.92%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.69%) SQL
2 12 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.62%) VB
4 4 (7.69%) C#
4 4 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (63.46%) MCP
3 18 (34.62%) MCITP
4 15 (28.85%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (28.85%) CCNA
5 14 (26.92%) MCSE
5 14 (26.92%) Degree
6 9 (17.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (17.31%) MCT
7 8 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (11.54%) A+ Certification
9 5 (9.62%) MCSA
10 4 (7.69%) MCSD
10 4 (7.69%) CCNP
11 3 (5.77%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (5.77%) CCEE
11 3 (5.77%) CCAA
11 3 (5.77%) CCIA
12 1 (1.92%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (63.46%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.85%) XenApp
5 2 (3.85%) vSphere
5 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 4 (7.69%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (5.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 10 (19.23%) Cisco
2 10 (19.23%) VMware
3 8 (15.38%) HP
4 5 (9.62%) Citrix
5 4 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 3 (5.77%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.92%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.92%) CA
7 1 (1.92%) CommVault
7 1 (1.92%) Intel
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle
7 1 (1.92%) FalconStor
7 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow
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