The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 Hertfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 119 106 101
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 24 27 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.97% 1.28% 2.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.02% 4.28% 7.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24 27 56
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,150 £23,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
795 631 783
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 32.04% 29.92% 29.50%
Number of salaries quoted 673 491 667
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -3.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 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
Watford -16 10 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Hitchin - 6 £60,000 - 1
Berkhamsted - 6 £40,000 -
Hemel Hempstead -12 2 £35,250 +53.26%
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (97.44%) Windows
3 35 (89.74%) SQL
4 25 (64.10%) Microsoft
5 24 (61.54%) MCITP
6 23 (58.97%) Active Directory
6 23 (58.97%) SharePoint
7 20 (51.28%) MCSE
8 18 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (43.59%) SQL Server
10 16 (41.03%) VMware
10 16 (41.03%) MCP
11 15 (38.46%) Web Services
11 15 (38.46%) MS Excel
11 15 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (35.90%) PowerShell
12 14 (35.90%) .NET
12 14 (35.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (33.33%) C#
13 13 (33.33%) HTML
13 13 (33.33%) CSS
13 13 (33.33%) MS Exchange
13 13 (33.33%) HP
13 13 (33.33%) SAN
13 13 (33.33%) Hyper-V
13 13 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
14 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET
15 11 (28.21%) CCNA
15 11 (28.21%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (28.21%) Project Management

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 23 (58.97%) SharePoint
2 13 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 13 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 10 (25.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (20.51%) IIS
5 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (5.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (5.13%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 6 (15.38%) Mingle
3 5 (12.82%) MS Office
4 1 (2.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (10.26%) Office 365
4 2 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (5.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) SAN
2 9 (23.08%) Firewall
3 8 (20.51%) iSCSI
3 8 (20.51%) DNS
4 7 (17.95%) VoIP
4 7 (17.95%) DHCP
5 4 (10.26%) Internet
6 3 (7.69%) WAN
6 3 (7.69%) LAN
7 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.56%) SSL
8 1 (2.56%) IPv4
8 1 (2.56%) FTP
8 1 (2.56%) HTTP
8 1 (2.56%) NAS
8 1 (2.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (43.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (15.38%) RavenDB
3 6 (15.38%) Neo4j
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
1 6 (15.38%) NUnit
1 6 (15.38%) TeamCity
1 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 6 (15.38%) MSTest
1 6 (15.38%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Developer
2 14 (35.90%) Support Engineer
3 11 (28.21%) SharePoint Developer
4 7 (17.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (15.38%) Senior Developer
5 6 (15.38%) Programmer
5 6 (15.38%) .NET Developer
5 6 (15.38%) Senior .NET Developer
5 6 (15.38%) Senior Programmer
5 6 (15.38%) .NET Programmer
5 6 (15.38%) Senior .NET Programmer
6 5 (12.82%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (10.26%) Administrator
7 4 (10.26%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 4 (10.26%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (10.26%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (10.26%) Consultant
7 4 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (38.46%) Web Services
2 14 (35.90%) .NET
3 13 (33.33%) HTML
3 13 (33.33%) CSS
4 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET
5 7 (17.95%) XML
5 7 (17.95%) XSLT
5 7 (17.95%) Ajax
6 6 (15.38%) Silverlight
6 6 (15.38%) RESTful
6 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (15.38%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Replication
2 4 (10.26%) EqualLogic
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 38 (97.44%) Windows
2 18 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (15.38%) CentOS
4 6 (15.38%) Linux
5 4 (10.26%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Project Management
2 10 (25.64%) ITIL
3 8 (20.51%) Change Management
3 8 (20.51%) Problem Management
4 7 (17.95%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (17.95%) Systems Analysis
5 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 6 (15.38%) MVC
5 6 (15.38%) TDD
5 6 (15.38%) OOP
5 6 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 6 (15.38%) BDD
5 6 (15.38%) CQRS
6 4 (10.26%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (7.69%) CRM
7 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
8 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
8 2 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 35 (89.74%) SQL
2 14 (35.90%) PowerShell
3 13 (33.33%) C#
4 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
5 6 (15.38%) VBScript
6 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (61.54%) MCITP
3 20 (51.28%) MCSE
4 16 (41.03%) MCP
5 14 (35.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (28.21%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (28.21%) CCNA
7 9 (23.08%) MCSA
8 7 (17.95%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (17.95%) CCEE
8 7 (17.95%) CCAA
8 7 (17.95%) CCIA
9 6 (15.38%) MCSD
10 5 (12.82%) VCAP
11 4 (10.26%) NCDA
11 4 (10.26%) NCIE
12 2 (5.13%) VCP5
12 2 (5.13%) Degree
12 2 (5.13%) VCP4
13 1 (2.56%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 23 (58.97%) Active Directory
2 15 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 7 (17.95%) vSphere
5 5 (12.82%) VMware ESX
6 4 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (10.26%) XenApp
6 4 (10.26%) XenServer
6 4 (10.26%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 4 (10.26%) NetBackup
2 4 (10.26%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.56%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) SCOM
3 1 (2.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 25 (64.10%) Microsoft
2 16 (41.03%) VMware
3 13 (33.33%) HP
4 11 (28.21%) Citrix
5 7 (17.95%) Cisco
5 7 (17.95%) SonicWALL
6 5 (12.82%) Dell
7 4 (10.26%) EMC
7 4 (10.26%) Veeam
7 4 (10.26%) PlateSpin
7 4 (10.26%) NetApp
7 4 (10.26%) Apple
7 4 (10.26%) Symantec
8 2 (5.13%) IBM
9 1 (2.56%) BMC
9 1 (2.56%) CA
9 1 (2.56%) Sophos
9 1 (2.56%) Lotus
Hertfordshire
ALFA IT Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 to £75000 per annum - plus benefits + Share options
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + be - training, pens, health +
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago