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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 79 62 66
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 8 30 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.73% 2.72% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.85% 9.23% 8.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1 30 18
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +29.03%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
281 325 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 25.64% 29.47% 24.30%
Number of salaries quoted 205 255 208
Average salary £49,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.29% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 2014. 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
Brentwood - 4 - -
Saffron Walden - 3 - -
Basildon -11 1 £50,000 -
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 15 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (60.00%) Windows
5 11 (55.00%) SQL
5 11 (55.00%) Finance
5 11 (55.00%) MCITP
5 11 (55.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (55.00%) High Availability
5 11 (55.00%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (40.00%) Clustering
8 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (25.00%) TDD
8 5 (25.00%) NUnit
8 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
8 5 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
8 5 (25.00%) MSTest
8 5 (25.00%) MVVM
8 5 (25.00%) Rhino Mocks
8 5 (25.00%) Moq
8 5 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
8 5 (25.00%) Web Application Development
8 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 5 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
8 5 (25.00%) Spring.NET
8 5 (25.00%) Castle Windsor
8 5 (25.00%) Ninject
8 5 (25.00%) WCF

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (55.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) NUnit
1 5 (25.00%) MSTest
1 5 (25.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 5 (25.00%) Moq
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) DBA
1 11 (55.00%) SQL DBA
2 8 (40.00%) Senior DBA
2 8 (40.00%) Senior SQL DBA
2 8 (40.00%) Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Administrator
3 5 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Support Specialist
4 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
1 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (25.00%) WinForms
1 5 (25.00%) WCF
1 5 (25.00%) WPF
1 5 (25.00%) Spring.NET
1 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (25.00%) Castle Windsor
1 5 (25.00%) Ninject
1 5 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
1 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 5 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Clustering
2 5 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (15.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (55.00%) High Availability
2 11 (55.00%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (25.00%) Web Application Development
3 5 (25.00%) MVC
3 5 (25.00%) Scrum
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) TDD
3 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (25.00%) Kanban
3 5 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
3 5 (25.00%) MVVM
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 4 (20.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (55.00%) MCITP
3 5 (25.00%) MCP
3 5 (25.00%) MCAD
3 5 (25.00%) MCSD
4 4 (20.00%) MCSE
4 4 (20.00%) MCSM
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (20.00%) XenServer
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix
2 4 (20.00%) VMware