The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 100 85 89
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 1 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.26% 0.091% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.05% 0.32% 4.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 22
Average salary £28,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.94% +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MCTS
South East

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

Qualifications Category
West Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
285 312 441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 24.36% 28.55% 29.64%
Number of salaries quoted 235 271 383
Average salary £37,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

MCTS
Salary Trend in West Sussex

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

MCTS Salary Trend in West Sussex

MCTS
Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 22 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
Horsham -15 3 £28,500 -32.94%
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (57.14%) MCITP
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
2 4 (57.14%) SCSM
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (42.86%) SCCM
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Software Deployment
3 3 (42.86%) Altiris
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) MCP
3 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) Symantec
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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 (57.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Server Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Desktop Administrator
2 3 (42.86%) Administrator
3 2 (28.57%) IT Administrator
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Software Deployment
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) MCITP
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (42.86%) MCP
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCSM
2 3 (42.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Altiris
3 3 (42.86%) Symantec