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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 57 57 59
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 11 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.03% 1.05% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.64% 3.51% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 2
Average salary £36,250 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.70% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £35,500 £45,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,750 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
195 114 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 36.04% 30.00% 23.24%
Number of salaries quoted 135 93 59
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,900 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Watford

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (93.33%) Windows
3 11 (73.33%) MCITP
4 9 (60.00%) MCSE
4 9 (60.00%) SQL
4 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
6 7 (46.67%) VMware
7 6 (40.00%) SLA
7 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (33.33%) vSphere
8 5 (33.33%) VCAP
8 5 (33.33%) HP
8 5 (33.33%) Dell
8 5 (33.33%) SAN
8 5 (33.33%) MCSA
8 5 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (33.33%) VMware ESX
8 5 (33.33%) MCP
9 4 (26.67%) NetApp
9 4 (26.67%) NetBackup
9 4 (26.67%) Backup Exec
9 4 (26.67%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
9 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
9 4 (26.67%) Symantec
9 4 (26.67%) EMC
9 4 (26.67%) Citrix
9 4 (26.67%) EqualLogic

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) SAN
2 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) FTP
4 1 (6.67%) HTTP
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) SSL
4 1 (6.67%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Technical Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) EqualLogic
2 3 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (20.00%) CRM
2 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) OWASP
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (73.33%) MCITP
3 9 (60.00%) MCSE
4 5 (33.33%) MCSA
4 5 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (33.33%) MCP
4 5 (33.33%) VCAP
5 4 (26.67%) NCDA
5 4 (26.67%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 5 (33.33%) vSphere
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (26.67%) XenApp
4 4 (26.67%) XenServer
4 4 (26.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) NetBackup
1 4 (26.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) HP
3 5 (33.33%) Dell
4 4 (26.67%) EMC
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) NetApp
4 4 (26.67%) Symantec
4 4 (26.67%) PlateSpin
4 4 (26.67%) Veeam
5 3 (20.00%) Remedy
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) IBM
6 1 (6.67%) BMC
6 1 (6.67%) CA