The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 127 151 119
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -32
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 8 3 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.40% 0.13% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.36% 0.41% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 28
Median salary £34,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £45,000 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,800 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £35,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+16.19% -11.25%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
587 737 825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 29.22% 31.32% 35.56%
Number of salaries quoted 462 640 671
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Hertfordshire region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Hertfordshire region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

MCTS
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bishop's Stortford - 3 £23,500 -
Hemel Hempstead +2 2 £53,500 +18.88%
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 12 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
3 10 (83.33%) ITIL
4 9 (75.00%) MS Exchange
4 9 (75.00%) VMware
5 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
5 8 (66.67%) MCP
5 8 (66.67%) Cisco
5 8 (66.67%) HP
5 8 (66.67%) Citrix
5 8 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (50.00%) User Experience
6 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (50.00%) DHCP
6 6 (50.00%) DNS
6 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (50.00%) Problem Management
6 6 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (41.67%) Firewall
7 5 (41.67%) Replication
7 5 (41.67%) Change Management
7 5 (41.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (41.67%) SonicWALL

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (25.00%) IBM Domino
3 3 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) DHCP
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) iSCSI
2 5 (41.67%) SAN
2 5 (41.67%) VoIP
3 3 (25.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) GIS
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Messaging Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) IT Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) IT Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) User Experience
2 5 (41.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) ITIL
2 6 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 5 (41.67%) Change Management
3 5 (41.67%) ITIL V3
4 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
5 1 (8.33%) Coaching
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) VBScript
3 3 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (66.67%) MCP
3 5 (41.67%) CCAA
3 5 (41.67%) CCNA
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (41.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (33.33%) MCITP
4 4 (33.33%) MCSE
5 3 (25.00%) MCSM
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
6 2 (16.67%) MCSA
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) VMware
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco
3 8 (66.67%) Citrix
3 8 (66.67%) HP
4 5 (41.67%) SonicWALL
5 3 (25.00%) BMC
5 3 (25.00%) Computacenter
5 3 (25.00%) Remedy