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

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 133 123 118
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 14 18 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.63% 0.73% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.07% 2.26% 5.23%
Number of salaries quoted 14 18 39
Average salary £33,500 £38,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.84% -10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £23,550 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,300 £42,900 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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 Hertfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
677 797 765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.62% 32.14% 28.85%
Number of salaries quoted 513 617 611
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Hemel Hempstead -24 11 £31,000 -23.45% 1
St Albans - 1 £60,000 -
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
3 17 (89.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (84.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (84.21%) Windows 7
4 16 (84.21%) MS Exchange
5 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
5 14 (73.68%) MCP
6 12 (63.16%) Windows XP
7 11 (57.89%) MS Excel
8 10 (52.63%) ITIL
9 7 (36.84%) Line Management
9 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
10 6 (31.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (31.58%) Statistics
10 6 (31.58%) SLA
10 6 (31.58%) Cisco
10 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (31.58%) CCNA
10 6 (31.58%) Project Management
10 6 (31.58%) Change Management
11 5 (26.32%) MCITP
12 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (21.05%) VMware
12 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (21.05%) MCSE
12 4 (21.05%) MCSA
12 4 (21.05%) SQL Server

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 16 (84.21%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.53%) IIS
4 1 (5.26%) Lync
4 1 (5.26%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 11 (57.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (21.05%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) Mingle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) RavenDB
3 1 (5.26%) Neo4j
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.26%) NUnit
1 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) MSTest
1 1 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Support Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) IT Support Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) IT Support
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Supervisor
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) Field Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Programmer
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
1 1 (5.26%) Silverlight
1 1 (5.26%) RESTful
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Statistics
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (84.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (84.21%) Windows 7
4 12 (63.16%) Windows XP
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.26%) CentOS
7 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) ITIL
2 7 (36.84%) Line Management
2 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
3 6 (31.58%) Project Management
3 6 (31.58%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.26%) OOP
5 1 (5.26%) MVC
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) TDD
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) BDD
5 1 (5.26%) CQRS
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (73.68%) MCP
3 6 (31.58%) CCNA
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (31.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (26.32%) MCITP
5 4 (21.05%) MCSE
5 4 (21.05%) MCSA
6 3 (15.79%) A+ Certification
7 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (10.53%) MCDST
8 1 (5.26%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Veeam
4 2 (10.53%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
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