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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 87 79 65
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 8 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.24% 0.73% 2.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 3.00% 8.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 30
Average salary £33,826 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.34% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
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
314 267 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 24.86% 24.36% 30.74%
Number of salaries quoted 244 188 266
Average salary £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,800 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2 September 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
Chelmsford - 2 £33,826 -
Colchester - 1 £35,000 -
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
2 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) MCITP
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (66.67%) CCNP
3 4 (66.67%) CCNA
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (66.67%) SolarWinds
3 4 (66.67%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (66.67%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) OOP
5 1 (16.67%) MCSD

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) RavenDB
2 1 (16.67%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (16.67%) NUnit
1 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) MSTest
1 1 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Agile .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) Silverlight
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) OOP
1 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (16.67%) MVC
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) TDD
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
1 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
1 1 (16.67%) BDD
1 1 (16.67%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCITP
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
3 4 (66.67%) CCNP
3 4 (66.67%) CCNA
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Degree
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
5 1 (16.67%) MCSD
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (16.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (16.67%) SonicWALL
3 1 (16.67%) EPiServer
3 1 (16.67%) Veeam