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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 54 46 53
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 17 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 2.51% 2.44% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.85% 9.18% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 15 9 8
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
248 98 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 36.63% 26.56% 45.95%
Number of salaries quoted 227 93 197
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Northampton

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 18 (100.00%) MCSE
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 18 (100.00%) MCITP
2 15 (83.33%) Windows
3 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
4 8 (44.44%) VMware
4 8 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (38.89%) MCSA
5 7 (38.89%) ITIL
5 7 (38.89%) MCP
5 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
5 7 (38.89%) VPN
5 7 (38.89%) DNS
6 6 (33.33%) SLA
6 6 (33.33%) HND
6 6 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (33.33%) Service Delivery
6 6 (33.33%) Legal
6 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (27.78%) XenApp
7 5 (27.78%) XenDesktop
7 5 (27.78%) vSphere
7 5 (27.78%) Citrix
7 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
7 5 (27.78%) NetScaler
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
8 4 (22.22%) MS Office
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
2 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 3 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (16.67%) Lync
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
1 7 (38.89%) VPN
1 7 (38.89%) DNS
2 5 (27.78%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
General
1 6 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Consultant
2 6 (33.33%) Team Leader
2 6 (33.33%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 3 (16.67%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Storage Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Support
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity
4 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) MCSE
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 18 (100.00%) MCITP
2 8 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (38.89%) MCP
3 7 (38.89%) MCSA
4 6 (33.33%) HND
5 3 (16.67%) CCA
5 3 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (16.67%) VCDX
5 3 (16.67%) NCDA
5 3 (16.67%) NCIE
5 3 (16.67%) VCAP
5 3 (16.67%) VTSP
5 3 (16.67%) CCEE
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (27.78%) XenApp
2 5 (27.78%) XenDesktop
2 5 (27.78%) vSphere
3 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) NetApp
4 3 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) AppSense
4 3 (16.67%) Veeam
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco