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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 103 - 74
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 0 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.16% - 1.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% - 4.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 13
Average salary £37,500 - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
384 388 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 31.63% 30.08% 28.79%
Number of salaries quoted 267 314 179
Average salary £40,000 £49,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.36% +15.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Essex region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
Chelmsford - 1 £42,500 -
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Essex 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 7 (100.00%) MCP
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) MS Exchange
3 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
3 4 (57.14%) MCITP
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) SAN
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) CCNA
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) ISA Server
5 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) Statistics
5 2 (28.57%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Essex 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 6 (85.71%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
2 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Moq
1 1 (14.29%) MSTest
1 1 (14.29%) NUnit
1 1 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Help Desk Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Server Support
2 1 (14.29%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (14.29%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (14.29%) Ninject
1 1 (14.29%) Razor View Engine
1 1 (14.29%) Spring.NET
1 1 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (14.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
1 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
1 2 (28.57%) Statistics
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 2 (28.57%) People Management
2 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Kanban
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) MCP
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCITP
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) CCNA
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) CCA
5 1 (14.29%) CCAA
5 1 (14.29%) CCEA
5 1 (14.29%) CCENT
5 1 (14.29%) CCIA
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (14.29%) MCAD
5 1 (14.29%) MCSA
5 1 (14.29%) MCSD
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (28.57%) ISA Server
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Mitel
3 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
4 1 (14.29%) SonicWALL
4 1 (14.29%) Veeam