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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 133 91 106
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +15
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 39 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.15% 2.03% 2.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 5.98% 7.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3 38 56
Average salary £31,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.50% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £23,850 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,200 £52,500 £65,000
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 Hertfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
613 652 786
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.12% 33.98% 28.46%
Number of salaries quoted 489 479 641
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 January 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

MCTS
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
St Albans -18 1 £60,000 +50.00%
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £31,000 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £30,000 -
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (93.75%) Microsoft
3 29 (90.63%) Windows
4 17 (53.13%) ITIL
5 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 16 (50.00%) SQL
6 14 (43.75%) MCSE
6 14 (43.75%) MS Exchange
6 14 (43.75%) MCITP
6 14 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
7 13 (40.63%) VMware
8 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
8 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (34.38%) Performance Monitoring
9 11 (34.38%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (34.38%) OpenEdge
10 10 (31.25%) MCP
10 10 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
11 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (25.00%) MCSA
12 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (21.88%) Degree
13 7 (21.88%) Lync
13 7 (21.88%) Windows 8
13 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (18.75%) MS Office

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 14 (43.75%) MS Exchange
2 12 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (34.38%) OpenEdge
4 10 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (21.88%) Lync
7 3 (9.38%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
2 6 (18.75%) MS Office
3 2 (6.25%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) VoIP
1 5 (15.63%) Wireless
2 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.25%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (34.38%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.25%) RavenDB
4 2 (6.25%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) NUnit
1 2 (6.25%) MSTest
1 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
1 2 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) SQL DBA
1 11 (34.38%) DBA
2 7 (21.88%) Support Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Applications Support
5 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.38%) Field Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Exchange Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Exchange Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Programmer
6 2 (6.25%) .NET Programmer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior .NET Programmer
6 2 (6.25%) Messaging Architect
6 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) X-Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Silverlight
2 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (6.25%) RESTful
2 2 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.25%) CSS
2 2 (6.25%) Web Services
2 2 (6.25%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (90.63%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
4 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (21.88%) Windows 8
5 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (15.63%) UNIX
7 2 (6.25%) CentOS
7 2 (6.25%) AIX
7 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) ITIL
2 11 (34.38%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
4 4 (12.50%) Change Control
5 3 (9.38%) IT Asset Management
5 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.38%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.25%) Document Management
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.25%) TDD
6 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.25%) BDD
6 2 (6.25%) CQRS
6 2 (6.25%) Identity Management
6 2 (6.25%) MVC
6 2 (6.25%) OOP
7 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (43.75%) MCSE
2 14 (43.75%) MCITP
3 10 (31.25%) MCP
4 8 (25.00%) MCSA
5 7 (21.88%) Degree
6 5 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (12.50%) CCNA
8 3 (9.38%) MCDST
9 2 (6.25%) MBCS
9 2 (6.25%) VCAP
9 2 (6.25%) VCP4
9 2 (6.25%) VCP5
9 2 (6.25%) MCSD
10 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
10 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (9.38%) Backup Exec
3 2 (6.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 2 (6.25%) MIIS
Vendors
1 30 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 13 (40.63%) VMware
3 5 (15.63%) IBM
3 5 (15.63%) SolarWinds
4 4 (12.50%) Veeam
4 4 (12.50%) Symantec
4 4 (12.50%) Remedy
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix
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