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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 125 104 116
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 24 28 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.97% 1.46% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.99% 4.55% 6.33%
Number of salaries quoted 17 28 55
Average salary £34,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.42% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £54,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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
802 615 869
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 32.51% 32.05% 28.15%
Number of salaries quoted 668 476 698
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,500
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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -27 3 £26,000 -45.26%
Rickmansworth - 3 £30,000 -
Stevenage - 3 £45,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £31,000 -
Letchworth - 2 £43,750 -
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (93.88%) Windows
3 38 (77.55%) Microsoft
4 33 (67.35%) SQL
5 26 (53.06%) MCITP
6 25 (51.02%) MCSE
7 24 (48.98%) SQL Server
8 21 (42.86%) Active Directory
9 17 (34.69%) MS Excel
10 16 (32.65%) MS Exchange
10 16 (32.65%) ITIL
10 16 (32.65%) VMware
11 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (24.49%) MCP
13 12 (24.49%) PowerShell
14 11 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET
14 11 (22.45%) CSS
14 11 (22.45%) Web Services
14 11 (22.45%) .NET
14 11 (22.45%) C#
14 11 (22.45%) HTML
14 11 (22.45%) OpenEdge
14 11 (22.45%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2010
14 11 (22.45%) Performance Monitoring
15 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2013
16 9 (18.37%) MCSA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 16 (32.65%) MS Exchange
2 11 (22.45%) OpenEdge
2 11 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (14.29%) Lync
6 6 (12.24%) IIS
6 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
7 4 (8.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (34.69%) MS Excel
2 7 (14.29%) Mingle
3 5 (10.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) VoIP
1 5 (10.20%) Wireless
2 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.16%) SAN
3 2 (4.08%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.04%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (48.98%) SQL Server
2 14 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (22.45%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (14.29%) RavenDB
4 7 (14.29%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 7 (14.29%) NUnit
1 7 (14.29%) TeamCity
1 7 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 7 (14.29%) MSTest
1 7 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Developer
2 11 (22.45%) DBA
2 11 (22.45%) SQL DBA
3 9 (18.37%) Support Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 7 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
5 7 (14.29%) Senior Programmer
5 7 (14.29%) .NET Programmer
5 7 (14.29%) Senior .NET Programmer
5 7 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 7 (14.29%) Programmer
6 6 (12.24%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 4 (8.16%) Applications Support
7 4 (8.16%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (8.16%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (8.16%) Consultant
8 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.45%) HTML
1 11 (22.45%) .NET
1 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET
1 11 (22.45%) CSS
1 11 (22.45%) Web Services
2 7 (14.29%) Silverlight
2 7 (14.29%) RESTful
2 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
3 5 (10.20%) X-Windows
4 4 (8.16%) Ajax
4 4 (8.16%) XML
4 4 (8.16%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Video Conferencing
1 4 (8.16%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 46 (93.88%) Windows
2 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (18.37%) Windows 7
5 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (14.29%) CentOS
6 7 (14.29%) Linux
7 6 (12.24%) Windows 8
8 5 (10.20%) UNIX
9 2 (4.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) ITIL
2 11 (22.45%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (14.29%) CQRS
3 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 7 (14.29%) BDD
3 7 (14.29%) OOP
3 7 (14.29%) MVC
3 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.29%) TDD
4 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.16%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (8.16%) Change Control
5 4 (8.16%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (8.16%) Mentoring
5 4 (8.16%) Coaching
6 3 (6.12%) IT Asset Management
6 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.12%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.12%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 33 (67.35%) SQL
2 12 (24.49%) PowerShell
3 11 (22.45%) C#
4 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (53.06%) MCITP
3 25 (51.02%) MCSE
4 12 (24.49%) MCP
5 9 (18.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (18.37%) MCSA
6 7 (14.29%) MCSD
6 7 (14.29%) Degree
7 6 (12.24%) VCAP
8 4 (8.16%) NCDA
8 4 (8.16%) NCIE
8 4 (8.16%) CCNA
8 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (4.08%) MCDST
9 2 (4.08%) VCP5
9 2 (4.08%) MBCS
9 2 (4.08%) VCP4
10 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
10 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 6 (12.24%) vSphere
5 4 (8.16%) VMware ESX
5 4 (8.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (8.16%) XenApp
5 4 (8.16%) XenServer
5 4 (8.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 6 (12.24%) Backup Exec
3 5 (10.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (8.16%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.08%) MIIS
Vendors
1 38 (77.55%) Microsoft
2 16 (32.65%) VMware
3 7 (14.29%) Symantec
3 7 (14.29%) Veeam
4 5 (10.20%) SolarWinds
4 5 (10.20%) IBM
4 5 (10.20%) Citrix
5 4 (8.16%) NetApp
5 4 (8.16%) HP
5 4 (8.16%) Dell
5 4 (8.16%) EMC
5 4 (8.16%) Remedy
5 4 (8.16%) PlateSpin
6 3 (6.12%) Cisco