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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 241 220 157
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -63
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 28 63 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.37% 0.74% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 2.56% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 28 52 116
Average salary £32,413 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.96% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,550 £35,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
2246 2458 2441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.73% 29.05% 29.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1806 1965 2025
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,950 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +6 16 £28,000 -25.33% 1
Cambridgeshire -2 8 £55,000 +41.93% 1
Essex -5 3 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Bedfordshire +16 1 £45,000 -5.26%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (78.00%) Windows
3 35 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 32 (64.00%) Active Directory
5 31 (62.00%) MS Exchange
6 30 (60.00%) MCP
7 23 (46.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (44.00%) Windows XP
8 22 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (40.00%) Windows 7
10 19 (38.00%) MS Excel
11 17 (34.00%) MCSE
11 17 (34.00%) SQL Server
12 16 (32.00%) SQL
12 16 (32.00%) MCITP
13 14 (28.00%) Project Management
14 13 (26.00%) PowerShell
15 12 (24.00%) ITIL
16 11 (22.00%) Degree
17 9 (18.00%) CCNA
17 9 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
17 9 (18.00%) MCT
17 9 (18.00%) Line Management
17 9 (18.00%) Mentoring
18 8 (16.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 8 (16.00%) SLA
18 8 (16.00%) VB
18 8 (16.00%) Change Management
18 8 (16.00%) Migration
18 8 (16.00%) Statistics

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 31 (62.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) Lync
3 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (38.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.00%) Mingle
3 4 (8.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) DNS
1 7 (14.00%) DHCP
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.00%) WAN
2 1 (2.00%) SAN
2 1 (2.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.00%) RavenDB
2 5 (10.00%) Neo4j
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 5 (10.00%) NUnit
1 5 (10.00%) TeamCity
1 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (10.00%) MSTest
1 5 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Analyst
2 10 (20.00%) DBA
2 10 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 9 (18.00%) Support Engineer
4 8 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (16.00%) Support Analyst
4 8 (16.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 8 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (16.00%) IT Support
5 5 (10.00%) .NET Programmer
5 5 (10.00%) Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Programmer
5 5 (10.00%) .NET Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Agile .NET Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Service Desk Supervisor
7 3 (6.00%) Service Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Consultant
9 1 (2.00%) Systems Administrator
9 1 (2.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) Web Services
2 5 (10.00%) HTML
2 5 (10.00%) .NET
2 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (10.00%) CSS
2 5 (10.00%) Silverlight
2 5 (10.00%) RESTful
2 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (2.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Statistics
2 7 (14.00%) Fat Client
2 7 (14.00%) Thin Client
3 3 (6.00%) User Experience
4 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.00%) Clustering
5 1 (2.00%) iPhone
5 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 39 (78.00%) Windows
2 23 (46.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (44.00%) Windows XP
3 22 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (10.00%) CentOS
5 5 (10.00%) Linux
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.00%) Android
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) Project Management
2 12 (24.00%) ITIL
3 9 (18.00%) Line Management
3 9 (18.00%) Mentoring
4 8 (16.00%) Change Management
4 8 (16.00%) Migration
5 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.00%) TDD
5 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (10.00%) BDD
5 5 (10.00%) OOP
5 5 (10.00%) MVC
5 5 (10.00%) CQRS
6 1 (2.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.00%) High Availability
6 1 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) SQL
2 13 (26.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (16.00%) VB
4 5 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (60.00%) MCP
3 17 (34.00%) MCSE
4 16 (32.00%) MCITP
5 11 (22.00%) Degree
6 9 (18.00%) MCT
6 9 (18.00%) CCNA
6 9 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (16.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (12.00%) A+ Certification
9 5 (10.00%) MCSA
9 5 (10.00%) MCSD
10 3 (6.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (2.00%) MCDST
11 1 (2.00%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (2.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.00%) vSphere
4 2 (4.00%) XenApp
5 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 3 (6.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 35 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.00%) Cisco
3 4 (8.00%) VMware
4 2 (4.00%) HP
4 2 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.00%) CA
5 1 (2.00%) CommVault
5 1 (2.00%) Symantec
5 1 (2.00%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.00%) Veeam
5 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.00%) FalconStor
5 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle
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