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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 51 56
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford - 2.46% 2.24%
As % of the Qualifications category - 6.49% 7.28%
Number of salaries quoted 0 10 11
Average salary - £43,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
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 Watford region.

Qualifications Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
156 154 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 30.06% 37.84% 30.82%
Number of salaries quoted 128 137 113
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 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 27 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 8
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (80.00%) Remedy
2 4 (80.00%) MCP
3 3 (60.00%) IT Asset Management
3 3 (60.00%) SLA
3 3 (60.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (60.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) MCSA
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (20.00%) MCITP
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Asset Management
1 3 (60.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (60.00%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCP
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Remedy
3 1 (20.00%) VMware