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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 68 66
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 14 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex - 1.47% 2.06%
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.07% 8.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 14 18
Average salary - £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
380 276 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 29.92% 28.99% 25.80%
Number of salaries quoted 303 179 185
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (57.14%) Change Management
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) VMware ESX
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) XenServer
2 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (57.14%) MCSM
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (42.86%) High Availability
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) Clustering
3 3 (42.86%) MCITP
3 3 (42.86%) Finance

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (57.14%) MS Exchange
1 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Support Specialist
1 4 (57.14%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (57.14%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 3 (42.86%) DBA
2 3 (42.86%) SQL DBA
2 3 (42.86%) Senior DBA
2 3 (42.86%) Senior SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Change Management
3 3 (42.86%) High Availability
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) MCSM
3 3 (42.86%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware ESX
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (57.14%) XenServer
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) Citrix
1 4 (57.14%) VMware