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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 137 140 103
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -37
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 3 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.092% 0.15% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.50% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 35
Average salary £25,500 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.16% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £32,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £55,200 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
585 602 687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 26.91% 29.83% 33.98%
Number of salaries quoted 462 475 493
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
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 10 February 2016. 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
Welwyn Garden City +12 2 £25,500 -17.74%
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) A+ Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MCSA
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) Server+ Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Electronics
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Technician
2 1 (25.00%) Junior
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCSA
2 3 (75.00%) Server+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft