The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the St Albans region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 41 21 27
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 1 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 0.71% 1.15% 5.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.35% 2.50% 19.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 13
Average salary £60,000 £40,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -38.46%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
Hertfordshire

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

Qualifications Category
St Albans
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
23 40 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 16.43% 45.98% 31.05%
Number of salaries quoted 22 37 67
Average salary £46,250 £36,750 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.85% -43.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,050 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £65,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

MCTS
Salary Trend in St Albans

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

MCTS Salary Trend in St Albans

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in St Albans

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the St Albans 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) MCSD
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) CentOS
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the St Albans 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 1 (100.00%) Mingle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) RavenDB
1 1 (100.00%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) MSTest
1 1 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (100.00%) KnockoutJS
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSD
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Desktop Deployment