The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 62 39
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 1 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton - 0.18% 4.65%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.58% 10.81%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 15
Average salary - £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
Northamptonshire

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

Qualifications Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
146 171 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 27.65% 31.15% 43.02%
Number of salaries quoted 133 159 133
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 8 (100.00%) MCITP
2 6 (75.00%) Legal
2 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (75.00%) VPN
2 6 (75.00%) DNS
2 6 (75.00%) SLA
2 6 (75.00%) MCSA
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (75.00%) MCP
2 6 (75.00%) HND
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (37.50%) Coaching
4 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
4 2 (25.00%) vSphere
4 2 (25.00%) CCEE
4 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (25.00%) XenMobile
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) XenApp
4 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (75.00%) VPN
1 6 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Crystal Reports
General
1 6 (75.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Service Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (37.50%) Service Desk Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Team Leader
1 3 (37.50%) Service Desk Team Leader
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
2 3 (37.50%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) MCITP
2 6 (75.00%) MCP
2 6 (75.00%) HND
2 6 (75.00%) MCSA
3 2 (25.00%) CCA
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (25.00%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) XenApp
1 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
1 2 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) AppSense