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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 134 133 115
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 17 15 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.76% 0.59% 1.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.49% 1.89% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 17 15 32
Average salary £28,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,000 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £49,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
684 792 767
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.47% 31.38% 31.23%
Number of salaries quoted 530 640 603
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -5 15 £28,000 -27.27% 1
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
2 21 (95.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (90.91%) MS Exchange
3 20 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (90.91%) Windows 7
4 19 (86.36%) Windows XP
4 19 (86.36%) Active Directory
4 19 (86.36%) MCP
5 15 (68.18%) MS Excel
6 13 (59.09%) Project Management
7 10 (45.45%) ITIL
8 9 (40.91%) Line Management
8 9 (40.91%) Mentoring
9 8 (36.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (36.36%) SLA
9 8 (36.36%) Statistics
9 8 (36.36%) Change Management
10 6 (27.27%) Cisco
10 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (27.27%) CCNA
11 3 (13.64%) A+ Certification
11 3 (13.64%) User Experience
12 2 (9.09%) MCITP
12 2 (9.09%) MCSE
12 2 (9.09%) SQL
13 1 (4.55%) .NET
13 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
13 1 (4.55%) IIS

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 20 (90.91%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.55%) Lync
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (68.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) Mingle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) RavenDB
1 1 (4.55%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.55%) NUnit
1 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (4.55%) MSTest
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) IT Support
2 8 (36.36%) Support Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) IT Support Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Service Desk Supervisor
4 3 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Field Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior .NET Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) RESTful
1 1 (4.55%) Silverlight
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Statistics
2 3 (13.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (95.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (90.91%) Windows 7
4 19 (86.36%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.55%) Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) CentOS
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Project Management
2 10 (45.45%) ITIL
3 9 (40.91%) Line Management
3 9 (40.91%) Mentoring
4 8 (36.36%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) OOP
5 1 (4.55%) MVC
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) TDD
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.55%) BDD
5 1 (4.55%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (86.36%) MCP
3 8 (36.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (27.27%) CCNA
5 3 (13.64%) A+ Certification
6 2 (9.09%) MCITP
6 2 (9.09%) MCSE
7 1 (4.55%) MCSA
7 1 (4.55%) MCSD
7 1 (4.55%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (86.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) Symantec
3 1 (4.55%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Veeam
3 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago