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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 - 93
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 12 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.24% - 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.27% - 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 11 0 4
Median salary £55,000 - £33,826
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £32,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +14.06% -5.88%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex.

Academic & Professional Certification
Essex
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 281 211 301
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 29.15% 21.36% 24.18%
Number of salaries quoted 226 157 230
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +17.97%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,850 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing MCTS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 14 (100.00%) SQL
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (78.57%) Hadoop
2 11 (78.57%) NoSQL
2 11 (78.57%) High Availability
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 11 (78.57%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (78.57%) Relational Database
2 11 (78.57%) MCITP
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (78.57%) Data Protection Act
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 11 (78.57%) Data Protection
2 11 (78.57%) PCI DSS
2 11 (78.57%) DevOps
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server 2014
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (78.57%) GDPR
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server 2000
2 11 (78.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (78.57%) MySQL
2 11 (78.57%) Oracle
2 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (78.57%) RDBMS
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft

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 6 (42.86%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (78.57%) Hadoop
2 11 (78.57%) MySQL
2 11 (78.57%) NoSQL
2 11 (78.57%) RDBMS
2 11 (78.57%) Relational Database
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server 2000
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server 2014
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (42.86%) MongoDB
4 5 (35.71%) DTS
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Octopus Deploy
1 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (42.86%) TeamCity
1 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Customer Communications Manager
1 6 (42.86%) DevOps Manager
2 5 (35.71%) DBA
2 5 (35.71%) SQL DBA
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (21.43%) C# Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior C# Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
1 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
1 11 (78.57%) Windows Server
2 6 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) Data Protection
1 11 (78.57%) DevOps
1 11 (78.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 11 (78.57%) High Availability
1 11 (78.57%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Document Composition
2 6 (42.86%) Information Security
2 6 (42.86%) Information Security Management
2 6 (42.86%) ISMS
2 6 (42.86%) Mentoring
2 6 (42.86%) SDLC
2 6 (42.86%) Security Management
2 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 5 (35.71%) Code Optimisation
3 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
3 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) C#
3 6 (42.86%) Perl
3 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (78.57%) MCITP
3 3 (21.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (78.57%) GDPR
1 11 (78.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
1 11 (78.57%) Oracle