The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Watford region.

Location
3 months to
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 66 43 65
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +22
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 6 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.01% 3.26% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.97% 10.87% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 0
Average salary £51,250 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
202 92 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 33.95% 29.97% 25.66%
Number of salaries quoted 153 80 53
Average salary £46,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £23,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
Hertfordshire

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

MCTS
Salary Trend in Watford

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Watford

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Watford region over the 3 months to 10 July 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Watford

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 12 (100.00%) MCSE
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) MCITP
3 10 (83.33%) SQL
4 9 (75.00%) MCSA
5 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
5 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
5 7 (58.33%) MCP
6 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (41.67%) VMware
7 4 (33.33%) VMware ESX
7 4 (33.33%) Project Management
7 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (33.33%) HP
7 4 (33.33%) Dell
7 4 (33.33%) Cisco
7 4 (33.33%) SAN
7 4 (33.33%) vSphere
7 4 (33.33%) VCAP
8 3 (25.00%) Office 365
8 3 (25.00%) EqualLogic
8 3 (25.00%) NCDA
8 3 (25.00%) NCIE
8 3 (25.00%) NetApp
8 3 (25.00%) Apple
8 3 (25.00%) Internet
8 3 (25.00%) EMC

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 (58.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (25.00%) Internet
2 3 (25.00%) LAN
2 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) FTP
3 1 (8.33%) HTTP
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) SSL
3 1 (8.33%) IPv4
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) OWASP
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) MCSE
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) MCITP
3 9 (75.00%) MCSA
4 7 (58.33%) MCP
5 4 (33.33%) VCAP
5 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (25.00%) NCDA
6 3 (25.00%) NCIE
6 3 (25.00%) CCNA
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 4 (33.33%) vSphere
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (25.00%) XenApp
3 3 (25.00%) XenServer
3 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) Dell
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) NetApp
4 3 (25.00%) Apple
4 3 (25.00%) Symantec
4 3 (25.00%) EMC
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) PlateSpin
4 3 (25.00%) Veeam
5 1 (8.33%) BMC
5 1 (8.33%) CA
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
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