The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 69 42 55
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +13
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 20 24 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.02% 3.94% 2.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.46% 16.44% 6.55%
Number of salaries quoted 18 24 19
Average salary £27,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.85% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MCTS
East Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
366 146 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 36.90% 23.97% 42.34%
Number of salaries quoted 329 138 269
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,850 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

MCTS
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -21 20 £27,000 -22.85%
MCTS
East Midlands

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 29 (100.00%) MCITP
2 28 (96.55%) Microsoft
3 26 (89.66%) Windows
3 26 (89.66%) MCSE
4 18 (62.07%) Windows 7
5 14 (48.28%) ITIL
6 13 (44.83%) MCP
6 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
6 13 (44.83%) VPN
6 13 (44.83%) DNS
6 13 (44.83%) MCSA
6 13 (44.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (44.83%) VMware
7 12 (41.38%) Legal
7 12 (41.38%) SLA
7 12 (41.38%) HND
8 10 (34.48%) Citrix
8 10 (34.48%) XenApp
8 10 (34.48%) XenDesktop
9 9 (31.03%) Crystal Reports
9 9 (31.03%) Service Delivery
9 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (27.59%) CCA
10 8 (27.59%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
11 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (24.14%) vSphere
11 7 (24.14%) NetScaler
12 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
3 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (10.34%) Lync
4 3 (10.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
1 13 (44.83%) VPN
1 13 (44.83%) DNS
2 7 (24.14%) NetScaler
3 3 (10.34%) LAN
3 3 (10.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (41.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Consultant
2 9 (31.03%) Team Leader
2 9 (31.03%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 5 (17.24%) Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Consultant
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Architect
4 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (10.34%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Storage Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) VMware Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) VMware Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Citrix Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Citrix Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (89.66%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Windows 7
3 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (17.24%) Windows 8
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) ITIL
2 9 (31.03%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.34%) Migration
3 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity
3 3 (10.34%) Coaching
4 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.45%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 29 (100.00%) MCITP
2 26 (89.66%) MCSE
3 13 (44.83%) MCP
3 13 (44.83%) MCSA
3 13 (44.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (41.38%) HND
5 8 (27.59%) CCA
5 8 (27.59%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (17.24%) CCEE
7 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (10.34%) CCNA
7 3 (10.34%) VCAP
7 3 (10.34%) VTSP
7 3 (10.34%) NCDA
7 3 (10.34%) NCIE
7 3 (10.34%) VCDX
8 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (41.38%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) XenApp
1 10 (34.48%) XenDesktop
2 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (24.14%) vSphere
4 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
5 5 (17.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
7 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (6.90%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) Microsoft
2 13 (44.83%) VMware
3 10 (34.48%) Citrix
4 5 (17.24%) AppSense
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco
5 3 (10.34%) NetApp
5 3 (10.34%) HP
5 3 (10.34%) Veeam