The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich 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 Ipswich region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 53 45 30
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 6 4 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.70% 1.33% 5.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.74% 5.71% 22.50%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 18
Average salary - £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
89 70 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 25.28% 23.26% 24.54%
Number of salaries quoted 62 60 77
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,900 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
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MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

MCTS
Salary Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Ipswich region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Ipswich

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) MCP
1 6 (100.00%) MCSD
1 6 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 6 (100.00%) SOA
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 4 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) MS Project
3 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) CRM
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) Service Management
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) UML
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) NUnit
5 1 (16.67%) CruiseControl

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 3 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Project
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) NUnit
2 1 (16.67%) CruiseControl
2 1 (16.67%) NCover
2 1 (16.67%) FxCop
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
1 6 (100.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 4 (66.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) SOA
2 3 (50.00%) CRM
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCP
1 6 (100.00%) MCSD
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle