The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 79 65 56
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 9 26 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.77% 2.28% 3.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.26% 7.37% 14.14%
Number of salaries quoted 5 26 41
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
276 353 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 23.47% 30.99% 24.81%
Number of salaries quoted 200 280 254
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,350 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
East of England

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 1 August 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
Saffron Walden - 6 £60,000 -
Basildon -4 2 £50,000 -
Brentwood +7 1 - -
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 19 (95.00%) SQL Server
3 15 (75.00%) Windows
4 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (55.00%) MCP
5 11 (55.00%) MCAD
5 11 (55.00%) MCSD
5 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET
5 11 (55.00%) C#
5 11 (55.00%) .NET
5 11 (55.00%) MVC
5 11 (55.00%) Scrum
5 11 (55.00%) WinForms
5 11 (55.00%) TDD
5 11 (55.00%) NUnit
5 11 (55.00%) WCF
5 11 (55.00%) WPF
5 11 (55.00%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (55.00%) Kanban
5 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (55.00%) Dependency Injection
5 11 (55.00%) Inversion of Control
5 11 (55.00%) MSTest
5 11 (55.00%) MVVM
5 11 (55.00%) Rhino Mocks
5 11 (55.00%) Moq
5 11 (55.00%) Spring.NET
5 11 (55.00%) Castle Windsor
5 11 (55.00%) Ninject
5 11 (55.00%) Web Application Development

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (95.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) NUnit
1 11 (55.00%) MSTest
1 11 (55.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 11 (55.00%) Moq
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Developer
2 11 (55.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (40.00%) SQL DBA
3 8 (40.00%) DBA
4 5 (25.00%) Senior SQL DBA
4 5 (25.00%) Senior DBA
4 5 (25.00%) Administrator
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Support Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET
1 11 (55.00%) .NET
1 11 (55.00%) WinForms
1 11 (55.00%) WCF
1 11 (55.00%) WPF
1 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 11 (55.00%) Spring.NET
1 11 (55.00%) Castle Windsor
1 11 (55.00%) Ninject
1 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 11 (55.00%) Unity DI Container
1 11 (55.00%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (25.00%) Clustering
3 3 (15.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) MVC
1 11 (55.00%) Scrum
1 11 (55.00%) TDD
1 11 (55.00%) Continuous Integration
1 11 (55.00%) Kanban
1 11 (55.00%) Dependency Injection
1 11 (55.00%) MVVM
1 11 (55.00%) Web Application Development
2 9 (45.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (40.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) C#
2 8 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (55.00%) MCP
2 11 (55.00%) MCAD
2 11 (55.00%) MCSD
3 8 (40.00%) MCITP
4 1 (5.00%) MCSM
4 1 (5.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) XenServer
2 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix
2 1 (5.00%) VMware