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 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 83 62 50
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 7 33 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.66% 3.14% 3.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.17% 11.42% 11.25%
Number of salaries quoted 7 32 38
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
323 289 391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 30.62% 27.52% 34.12%
Number of salaries quoted 273 248 307
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 October 2014, 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 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (87.50%) Windows
3 24 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 24 (60.00%) C#
3 24 (60.00%) .NET
3 24 (60.00%) MCP
3 24 (60.00%) MCAD
3 24 (60.00%) MCSD
3 24 (60.00%) MVC
3 24 (60.00%) Scrum
3 24 (60.00%) WinForms
3 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (60.00%) TDD
3 24 (60.00%) NUnit
3 24 (60.00%) WCF
3 24 (60.00%) WPF
3 24 (60.00%) Kanban
3 24 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 24 (60.00%) MVVM
3 24 (60.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 24 (60.00%) Moq
3 24 (60.00%) Razor View Engine
3 24 (60.00%) Web Application Development
3 24 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 21 (52.50%) SQL Server
5 20 (50.00%) NHibernate
5 20 (50.00%) Streaming Music
5 20 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (50.00%) BDD
6 16 (40.00%) Microsoft

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 8 (20.00%) Lync
2 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (52.50%) SQL Server
2 20 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (60.00%) NUnit
1 24 (60.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 24 (60.00%) Moq
2 4 (10.00%) MSTest
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (60.00%) Developer
1 24 (60.00%) .NET Developer
2 9 (22.50%) Consultant
3 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Junior .NET Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Graduate Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Junior Developer
4 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (10.00%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Graduate
4 4 (10.00%) Junior
5 3 (7.50%) Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix Support
6 1 (2.50%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 24 (60.00%) .NET
1 24 (60.00%) WinForms
1 24 (60.00%) WCF
1 24 (60.00%) WPF
1 24 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 24 (60.00%) Razor View Engine
1 24 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 20 (50.00%) NHibernate
3 4 (10.00%) Castle Windsor
3 4 (10.00%) Ninject
3 4 (10.00%) Spring.NET
3 4 (10.00%) Unity DI Container
3 4 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (50.00%) Streaming Music
2 5 (12.50%) Clustering
3 4 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 35 (87.50%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) MVC
1 24 (60.00%) Scrum
1 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (60.00%) TDD
1 24 (60.00%) Kanban
1 24 (60.00%) MVVM
1 24 (60.00%) Web Application Development
2 20 (50.00%) BDD
3 6 (15.00%) Incident Management
3 6 (15.00%) Business Continuity
4 4 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL
5 1 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (60.00%) C#
2 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (60.00%) MCP
2 24 (60.00%) MCAD
2 24 (60.00%) MCSD
3 14 (35.00%) CCA
3 14 (35.00%) Citrix Certification
4 11 (27.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (25.00%) MCSE
6 9 (22.50%) MCITP
6 9 (22.50%) CCEE
7 5 (12.50%) VCP4
7 5 (12.50%) VCAP
7 5 (12.50%) VCP5
8 1 (2.50%) MCSA
System Software
1 15 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 15 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (22.50%) XenDesktop
4 7 (17.50%) vSphere
5 6 (15.00%) XenServer
6 5 (12.50%) VMware ESX
6 5 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (12.50%) vCloud
7 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) SCVMM
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (37.50%) VMware
3 14 (35.00%) Citrix
4 7 (17.50%) NetApp
5 6 (15.00%) McAfee
5 6 (15.00%) HP
5 6 (15.00%) EMC
5 6 (15.00%) Cisco
6 5 (12.50%) Computacenter
7 1 (2.50%) AppSense
7 1 (2.50%) BMC