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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 141 107 108
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 7 29 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.34% 1.37% 1.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 4.07% 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 7 28 52
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £22,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
661 712 759
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 32.01% 33.60% 28.19%
Number of salaries quoted 511 504 605
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -25 4 £36,000 -10.00% 1
St Albans -18 1 £60,000 +50.00%
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £31,000 -
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (96.77%) Microsoft
3 29 (93.55%) Windows
4 20 (64.52%) ITIL
5 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
5 15 (48.39%) SQL
6 14 (45.16%) MS Exchange
6 14 (45.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (41.94%) Windows 7
7 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
7 13 (41.94%) MS Excel
8 12 (38.71%) MCP
9 11 (35.48%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (35.48%) OpenEdge
9 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (35.48%) Performance Monitoring
9 11 (35.48%) MCITP
10 10 (32.26%) VMware
10 10 (32.26%) MCSE
11 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (22.58%) Degree
12 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (22.58%) MCSA
12 7 (22.58%) SLA
12 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (19.35%) MS Office
13 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (19.35%) Windows 8

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 14 (45.16%) MS Exchange
2 11 (35.48%) OpenEdge
3 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (16.13%) Lync
6 3 (9.68%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (41.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (19.35%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) VoIP
1 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
1 3 (9.68%) Wireless
2 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
2 14 (45.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (35.48%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.23%) RavenDB
4 1 (3.23%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.23%) NUnit
1 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.23%) MSTest
1 1 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) DBA
1 11 (35.48%) SQL DBA
2 6 (19.35%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Applications Support
3 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Field Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Programmer
6 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) X-Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Silverlight
2 1 (3.23%) RESTful
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.23%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (3.23%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) CSS
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Statistics
1 3 (9.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (93.55%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (41.94%) Windows 7
3 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (19.35%) Windows 8
6 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
7 3 (9.68%) UNIX
8 1 (3.23%) AIX
8 1 (3.23%) Linux
8 1 (3.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) ITIL
2 11 (35.48%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
3 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
4 3 (9.68%) Change Management
4 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
4 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
4 3 (9.68%) IT Asset Management
4 3 (9.68%) Line Management
5 2 (6.45%) Change Control
6 1 (3.23%) CQRS
6 1 (3.23%) Document Management
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.23%) BDD
6 1 (3.23%) Identity Management
6 1 (3.23%) MVC
6 1 (3.23%) Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (38.71%) MCP
3 11 (35.48%) MCITP
4 10 (32.26%) MCSE
5 7 (22.58%) MCSA
5 7 (22.58%) Degree
6 5 (16.13%) CCNA
6 5 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (12.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (9.68%) MCDST
8 3 (9.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (3.23%) MBCS
9 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
9 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
9 1 (3.23%) VCP4
9 1 (3.23%) VCAP
9 1 (3.23%) VCP5
9 1 (3.23%) MCSD
9 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (9.68%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (3.23%) MIIS
Vendors
1 30 (96.77%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) VMware
3 4 (12.90%) Veeam
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco
3 4 (12.90%) Symantec
4 3 (9.68%) Remedy
4 3 (9.68%) IBM
4 3 (9.68%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
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