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

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 69 42 49
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.16% 3.59% 1.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 10.69% 4.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 8
Average salary £27,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.25% -2.43%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
208 131 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 32.65% 33.59% 37.24%
Number of salaries quoted 195 116 173
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
Northamptonshire

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

MCTS
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Northampton

MCTS
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (25.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Administrator
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) DBA
3 1 (25.00%) IT Support
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft