The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Hertfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 126 116 102
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 18 40 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.72% 1.51% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.25% 5.23% 6.76%
Number of salaries quoted 18 39 45
Average salary £38,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.58% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £34,000 £28,600
10% offered a salary of more than £42,900 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
799 765 710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 32.15% 28.85% 27.12%
Number of salaries quoted 619 611 594
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
East of England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead - 8 £40,500 -
Watford -24 6 £32,250 -35.50%
Borehamwood - 2 £21,750 -
Stevenage - 1 £22,500 -
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (80.70%) Windows
3 35 (61.40%) MCP
4 34 (59.65%) SQL Server
4 34 (59.65%) Microsoft
5 27 (47.37%) Active Directory
5 27 (47.37%) MCSE
5 27 (47.37%) MS Exchange
5 27 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (43.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 24 (42.11%) SharePoint
9 23 (40.35%) MS Excel
9 23 (40.35%) Hyper-V
10 22 (38.60%) SQL
11 21 (36.84%) .NET
11 21 (36.84%) HP
11 21 (36.84%) CCNA
11 21 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (36.84%) VMware
12 20 (35.09%) Exchange Server 2007
12 20 (35.09%) Project Management
12 20 (35.09%) Windows 7
13 18 (31.58%) ITIL
13 18 (31.58%) Firewall
14 17 (29.82%) MVC
14 17 (29.82%) MCSD
14 17 (29.82%) DHCP
14 17 (29.82%) C#

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 27 (47.37%) MS Exchange
1 27 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2010
2 24 (42.11%) SharePoint
3 20 (35.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (28.07%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (19.30%) Node.js
6 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (3.51%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (40.35%) MS Excel
2 11 (19.30%) Mingle
3 9 (15.79%) MS Office
4 2 (3.51%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.30%) SaaS
2 6 (10.53%) Office 365
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.58%) Firewall
2 17 (29.82%) DHCP
2 17 (29.82%) DNS
3 14 (24.56%) SAN
3 14 (24.56%) VoIP
3 14 (24.56%) iSCSI
4 13 (22.81%) Internet
5 7 (12.28%) WAN
5 7 (12.28%) LAN
6 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
7 4 (7.02%) VPN
7 4 (7.02%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (59.65%) SQL Server
2 25 (43.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (19.30%) Neo4j
4 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.75%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 12 (21.05%) Visual Studio
2 11 (19.30%) Git (software)
2 11 (19.30%) TeamCity
2 11 (19.30%) NUnit
2 11 (19.30%) MSTest
General
1 3 (5.26%) Welsh Language
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.51%) Billing
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (47.37%) Support Engineer
2 21 (36.84%) Developer
3 15 (26.32%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (26.32%) 3rd Line Support
4 14 (24.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 14 (24.56%) Administrator
5 13 (22.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 13 (22.81%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (14.04%) Senior Developer
7 7 (12.28%) .NET Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Technical Support
8 4 (7.02%) Network Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Technical Support Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Network Support
9 3 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (36.84%) .NET
2 17 (29.82%) ASP.NET
2 17 (29.82%) ASP.NET MVC
2 17 (29.82%) RESTful
2 17 (29.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 14 (24.56%) Web Services
4 13 (22.81%) CSS
4 13 (22.81%) HTML
5 11 (19.30%) Silverlight
5 11 (19.30%) KnockoutJS
5 11 (19.30%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (5.26%) CSS3
7 3 (5.26%) HTML5
8 2 (3.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Replication
2 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 46 (80.70%) Windows
2 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (35.09%) Windows 7
4 16 (28.07%) Windows XP
5 14 (24.56%) Linux
6 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (19.30%) CentOS
8 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (10.53%) Windows 8
9 6 (10.53%) Windows Vista
10 3 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) Project Management
2 18 (31.58%) ITIL
3 17 (29.82%) MVC
4 16 (28.07%) BDD
4 16 (28.07%) TDD
5 15 (26.32%) Change Management
5 15 (26.32%) Problem Management
6 14 (24.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (19.30%) Unit Testing
7 11 (19.30%) CQRS
8 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (17.54%) System Testing
8 10 (17.54%) UML
8 10 (17.54%) OO
9 7 (12.28%) Web Design
10 6 (10.53%) Dependency Injection
10 6 (10.53%) Web Application Development
10 6 (10.53%) Scrum
10 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (10.53%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 22 (38.60%) SQL
2 17 (29.82%) C#
3 11 (19.30%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.51%) VB
4 2 (3.51%) VB6
Qualifications
1 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (61.40%) MCP
3 27 (47.37%) MCSE
4 21 (36.84%) CCNA
4 21 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (29.82%) MCSD
6 15 (26.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (24.56%) Citrix Certification
7 14 (24.56%) MCITP
7 14 (24.56%) CCEE
7 14 (24.56%) CCAA
7 14 (24.56%) CCIA
8 13 (22.81%) MCSA
9 12 (21.05%) Degree
10 6 (10.53%) MCAD
11 4 (7.02%) CCNP
12 1 (1.75%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 23 (40.35%) Hyper-V
3 21 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (59.65%) Microsoft
2 21 (36.84%) HP
2 21 (36.84%) VMware
3 17 (29.82%) Cisco
4 14 (24.56%) Citrix
4 14 (24.56%) SonicWALL
5 13 (22.81%) Apple
6 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.26%) Oracle
7 1 (1.75%) IBM
7 1 (1.75%) BMC
7 1 (1.75%) CA
7 1 (1.75%) Dell