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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 133 122 119
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 9 21 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.43% 0.93% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.46% 2.90% 5.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9 21 41
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £41,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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
618 725 773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 29.40% 31.97% 28.52%
Number of salaries quoted 470 535 611
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -20 7 £36,000 -10.00%
St Albans - 1 £60,000 -
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
3 14 (66.67%) ITIL
3 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (61.90%) Windows 7
4 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (61.90%) MS Exchange
5 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
5 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
5 10 (47.62%) MCP
5 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
5 10 (47.62%) SQL
6 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 7 (33.33%) MCITP
8 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (28.57%) Cisco
8 6 (28.57%) VMware
8 6 (28.57%) MCSA
8 6 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (28.57%) OpenEdge
8 6 (28.57%) CCNA
8 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (28.57%) MS Office
8 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
9 5 (23.81%) MCSE

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (61.90%) MS Exchange
2 6 (28.57%) OpenEdge
2 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (14.29%) IIS
4 1 (4.76%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 6 (28.57%) MS Office
3 1 (4.76%) Mingle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.76%) RavenDB
4 1 (4.76%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.76%) NUnit
1 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) MSTest
1 1 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) DBA
1 6 (28.57%) SQL DBA
2 3 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (14.29%) Field Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) IT Support
3 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
4 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Supervisor
4 1 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior .NET Programmer
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) Silverlight
1 1 (4.76%) RESTful
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (61.90%) Windows 7
4 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.76%) CentOS
7 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
4 4 (19.05%) Line Management
4 4 (19.05%) Change Management
5 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 3 (14.29%) Project Management
6 1 (4.76%) OOP
6 1 (4.76%) MVC
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.76%) TDD
6 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.76%) BDD
6 1 (4.76%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (47.62%) MCP
3 7 (33.33%) MCITP
4 6 (28.57%) MCSA
4 6 (28.57%) CCNA
4 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (23.81%) MCSE
6 4 (19.05%) Degree
6 4 (19.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (14.29%) A+ Certification
7 3 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (14.29%) MCDST
8 1 (4.76%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 3 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) VMware
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco
3 3 (14.29%) Veeam
3 3 (14.29%) Symantec
4 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow