The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 39 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.40% 0.65% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 2.56% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 2
Average salary £35,000 £35,750 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.09% -23.11%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MCTS
Suffolk

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

Qualifications Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
79 78 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 31.35% 25.32% 32.45%
Number of salaries quoted 62 72 123
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,500 £21,050
10% offered a salary of more than £54,300 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 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 7 (100.00%) MCP
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) N-Tier
2 5 (71.43%) .NET Framework
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 5 (71.43%) SOA
2 5 (71.43%) MCSD
2 5 (71.43%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) MS Project
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 5 (71.43%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) MCITP
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (28.57%) WCF
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (28.57%) NCover
3 2 (28.57%) FxCop
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (28.57%) NUnit
3 2 (28.57%) CruiseControl
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Project
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 2 (28.57%) NUnit
1 2 (28.57%) CruiseControl
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (28.57%) NCover
1 2 (28.57%) FxCop
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
1 5 (71.43%) C# Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Senior IT Manager
3 2 (28.57%) IT Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
1 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
1 5 (71.43%) XML
1 5 (71.43%) .NET Framework
1 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (28.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) N-Tier
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) UML
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) MCP
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCSD
3 2 (28.57%) MCSE
3 2 (28.57%) MCSA
3 2 (28.57%) CCNP
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (28.57%) MCITP
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco