The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 94 54 35
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 5 43 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.39% 4.17% 6.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 15.03% 25.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5 39 69
Average salary £22,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-43.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £48,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
MCTS
Nottinghamshire

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

Qualifications Category
Nottingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
395 286 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 31.00% 27.71% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 266 220 243
Average salary £34,500 £40,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.81% +8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,454
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

MCTS
Salary Trend in Nottingham

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Nottingham

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Nottingham 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (85.71%) SQL
3 10 (71.43%) MCITP
4 7 (50.00%) MCSE
4 7 (50.00%) VMware
5 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (42.86%) CCNA
5 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 6 (42.86%) Windows
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
6 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (35.71%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
6 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 4 (28.57%) MCDBA
7 4 (28.57%) ETL
7 4 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (28.57%) High Availability
7 4 (28.57%) Degree
7 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
8 3 (21.43%) MCSA
8 3 (21.43%) HP
8 3 (21.43%) Citrix
8 3 (21.43%) Citrix Certification

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Nottingham 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (7.14%) MySQL
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (21.43%) Law
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) DBA
1 5 (35.71%) Support Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Desktop Support
1 5 (35.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) SQL DBA
2 2 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 2 (14.29%) iPhone
2 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX
4 1 (7.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (28.57%) ETL
2 4 (28.57%) High Availability
2 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (71.43%) MCITP
3 7 (50.00%) MCSE
4 6 (42.86%) CCNA
4 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (28.57%) MCDBA
5 4 (28.57%) Degree
6 3 (21.43%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (21.43%) MCSA
7 2 (14.29%) CCA
7 2 (14.29%) CCEA
7 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (7.14%) CNE
8 1 (7.14%) Novell Certification
8 1 (7.14%) VCP4
8 1 (7.14%) VCAP
8 1 (7.14%) CCAA
8 1 (7.14%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
1 1 (7.14%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) XenServer
2 2 (14.29%) vSphere
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.14%) vCloud
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) Apple
5 1 (7.14%) Red Gate
5 1 (7.14%) Novell