The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 75 43 48
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +5
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 13 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.16% 3.53% 1.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 9.49% 6.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1 13 9
Average salary £25,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-47.36% -5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -
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 Watford region.

Qualifications Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
199 137 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 32.15% 37.23% 32.31%
Number of salaries quoted 167 126 96
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 December 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%) Microsoft
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) MCITP
4 7 (58.33%) SQL
5 6 (50.00%) MCP
5 6 (50.00%) SLA
6 5 (41.67%) MCSE
7 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
7 4 (33.33%) Remedy
7 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 4 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (25.00%) Advertising
8 3 (25.00%) VMware
8 3 (25.00%) IT Asset Management
8 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
8 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (25.00%) CRM
8 3 (25.00%) MCSA
9 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (16.67%) NCDA
9 2 (16.67%) NCIE
9 2 (16.67%) VCAP
9 2 (16.67%) SAN

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (75.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (16.67%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) CRM
1 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (25.00%) IT Asset Management
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (66.67%) MCITP
3 6 (50.00%) MCP
4 5 (41.67%) MCSE
5 3 (25.00%) MCSA
6 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (16.67%) NCDA
6 2 (16.67%) NCIE
6 2 (16.67%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) XenApp
2 2 (16.67%) XenServer
2 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Remedy
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) PlateSpin
4 2 (16.67%) Veeam
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Dell
4 2 (16.67%) EMC
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) NetApp
4 2 (16.67%) Symantec