The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 98 100
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex - 0.30% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.14% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 9
Median salary - £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.94% -10.00%
MCTS
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Qualifications Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
212 352 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 21.12% 26.63% 23.35%
Number of salaries quoted 162 270 252
Median salary £50,000 £45,400 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.13% +0.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £63,998
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of job ads across the Essex region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

MCTS
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Essex region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Essex

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCAD
2 1 (50.00%) MCSD
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCEA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Moq
1 1 (50.00%) MSTest
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (50.00%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (50.00%) Ninject
1 1 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
1 1 (50.00%) Spring.NET
1 1 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (50.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) CCAA
2 1 (50.00%) CCEA
2 1 (50.00%) CCENT
2 1 (50.00%) CCIA
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCAD
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MCSD
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) VMware