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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 116 106 112
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 24 24 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.00% 1.18% 2.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.00% 4.26% 7.13%
Number of salaries quoted 23 24 56
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £23,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
801 563 800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 33.25% 27.71% 28.06%
Number of salaries quoted 664 436 668
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -6 11 £50,000 +17.64%
Hitchin - 7 £60,000 -
Berkhamsted - 4 £40,000 -
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 37 (94.87%) Windows
3 33 (84.62%) SQL
4 26 (66.67%) MCITP
5 25 (64.10%) Microsoft
6 23 (58.97%) MCSE
7 21 (53.85%) Active Directory
8 19 (48.72%) SharePoint
9 16 (41.03%) Web Services
9 16 (41.03%) PowerShell
10 15 (38.46%) .NET
10 15 (38.46%) SQL Server
10 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (35.90%) C#
11 14 (35.90%) HTML
11 14 (35.90%) CSS
11 14 (35.90%) MCP
11 14 (35.90%) MS Excel
11 14 (35.90%) VMware
12 13 (33.33%) ASP.NET
13 12 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (28.21%) MS Exchange
14 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (28.21%) SharePoint 2010
15 10 (25.64%) MCSA
15 10 (25.64%) SAN
16 9 (23.08%) HP
16 9 (23.08%) Hyper-V
16 9 (23.08%) Amazon AWS

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 19 (48.72%) SharePoint
2 11 (28.21%) MS Exchange
2 11 (28.21%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (20.51%) IIS
4 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (5.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (5.13%) Lync
6 2 (5.13%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (35.90%) MS Excel
2 7 (17.95%) Mingle
3 4 (10.26%) 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 3 (7.69%) Office 365
4 2 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (5.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) SAN
2 7 (17.95%) Firewall
3 5 (12.82%) iSCSI
3 5 (12.82%) VoIP
3 5 (12.82%) DNS
4 4 (10.26%) DHCP
4 4 (10.26%) Internet
5 3 (7.69%) WAN
5 3 (7.69%) LAN
6 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.56%) SSL
7 1 (2.56%) IPv4
7 1 (2.56%) FTP
7 1 (2.56%) HTTP
7 1 (2.56%) NAS
7 1 (2.56%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.56%) Wireless
7 1 (2.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.95%) RavenDB
2 7 (17.95%) Neo4j
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
1 7 (17.95%) NUnit
1 7 (17.95%) TeamCity
1 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
1 7 (17.95%) MSTest
1 7 (17.95%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Developer
2 11 (28.21%) Support Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) SharePoint Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Senior .NET Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Senior Programmer
3 7 (17.95%) .NET Programmer
3 7 (17.95%) Senior .NET Programmer
3 7 (17.95%) Senior Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Programmer
3 7 (17.95%) .NET Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (41.03%) Web Services
2 15 (38.46%) .NET
3 14 (35.90%) HTML
3 14 (35.90%) CSS
4 13 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 7 (17.95%) XML
5 7 (17.95%) XSLT
5 7 (17.95%) Silverlight
5 7 (17.95%) RESTful
5 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (17.95%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (17.95%) KnockoutJS
5 7 (17.95%) Ajax
6 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.56%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Replication
1 4 (10.26%) EqualLogic
2 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (94.87%) Windows
2 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (17.95%) CentOS
4 7 (17.95%) Linux
5 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.56%) AIX
8 1 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Project Management
2 7 (17.95%) ITIL
2 7 (17.95%) OOP
2 7 (17.95%) MVC
2 7 (17.95%) TDD
2 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
2 7 (17.95%) Systems Analysis
2 7 (17.95%) Unit Testing
2 7 (17.95%) BDD
2 7 (17.95%) CQRS
3 5 (12.82%) Problem Management
3 5 (12.82%) Change Management
4 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (7.69%) CRM
5 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (84.62%) SQL
2 16 (41.03%) PowerShell
3 14 (35.90%) 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 26 (66.67%) MCITP
3 23 (58.97%) MCSE
4 14 (35.90%) MCP
5 12 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (25.64%) MCSA
7 8 (20.51%) CCNA
7 8 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (17.95%) MCSD
9 6 (15.38%) VCAP
10 4 (10.26%) CCEE
10 4 (10.26%) CCAA
10 4 (10.26%) CCIA
10 4 (10.26%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (10.26%) NCDA
10 4 (10.26%) NCIE
11 3 (7.69%) VCP4
11 3 (7.69%) VCP5
12 2 (5.13%) Degree
13 1 (2.56%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 21 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (23.08%) 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 7 (17.95%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 4 (10.26%) NetBackup
2 4 (10.26%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.56%) MIIS
3 1 (2.56%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) SCOM
3 1 (2.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 25 (64.10%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.90%) VMware
3 9 (23.08%) HP
4 8 (20.51%) Citrix
5 5 (12.82%) Cisco
5 5 (12.82%) Dell
6 4 (10.26%) EMC
6 4 (10.26%) PlateSpin
6 4 (10.26%) SonicWALL
6 4 (10.26%) Veeam
6 4 (10.26%) NetApp
6 4 (10.26%) Symantec
7 3 (7.69%) IBM
7 3 (7.69%) Apple
8 1 (2.56%) BMC
8 1 (2.56%) CA
8 1 (2.56%) Remedy
8 1 (2.56%) Sophos
8 1 (2.56%) Lotus
8 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
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