The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 56 64 68
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.24% 0.36% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 1.55% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 5
Average salary £35,000 £35,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.09% -10.62%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MCTS
East of England

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

Qualifications Category
Suffolk
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
105 129 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 25.06% 23.29% 30.01%
Number of salaries quoted 85 121 186
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

MCTS
Salary Trend in Suffolk

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Suffolk

MCTS
Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
Ipswich +5 1 £35,000 -2.09%
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 10 (100.00%) MCP
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) C#
2 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (80.00%) Web Services
2 8 (80.00%) MCSD
2 8 (80.00%) N-Tier
2 8 (80.00%) SOA
2 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 7 (70.00%) XML
4 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (50.00%) MS Project
5 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
5 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (40.00%) UML
7 3 (30.00%) ITIL
7 3 (30.00%) CRM
7 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (30.00%) Degree
8 2 (20.00%) Oracle
8 2 (20.00%) Windows
8 2 (20.00%) MCSE
8 2 (20.00%) MCSA
8 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Project
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) NCover
2 2 (20.00%) FxCop
2 2 (20.00%) NUnit
2 2 (20.00%) CruiseControl
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
1 8 (80.00%) C# Developer
2 5 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Senior IT Manager
4 2 (20.00%) IT Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Systems Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
1 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (80.00%) Web Services
1 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 7 (70.00%) XML
3 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (20.00%) WCF
4 2 (20.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) SOA
2 4 (40.00%) UML
3 3 (30.00%) CRM
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) MCP
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCSD
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (20.00%) MCITP
4 2 (20.00%) MCSE
4 2 (20.00%) MCSA
4 2 (20.00%) CCNP
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco