Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 130 143
Rank change year-on-year +23 +13 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 4 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.29% 0.095% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.33% 0.50% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 9
Essex median annual salary £55,000 - £33,826
10th Percentile £44,625 - £30,000
90th Percentile £57,500 - £35,067
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £44,500 £33,826
% change year-on-year +12.36% +31.56% -28.79%

MCTS is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Essex
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 300 404 699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 21.43% 19.25% 26.56%
Number of salaries quoted 247 286 513
Essex median annual salary £46,500 £45,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.76% +13.13% -10.11%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £61,450 £66,250 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% - +1.18%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in Essex

MCTS
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for MCTS in Essex

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCTS in Essex over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCTS in Essex

MCTS
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Essex region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood - 1 £42,500 -
MCTS
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (75.00%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (75.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (75.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (75.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (75.00%) High Availability
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) GDPR
2 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (75.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) MySQL

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
1 1 (25.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
1 3 (75.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (75.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (25.00%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Customer Communications Manager
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (75.00%) High Availability
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Document Composition
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security Management
2 2 (50.00%) ISMS
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Security Management
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Code Optimisation
3 1 (25.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) GDPR
1 3 (75.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) VMware