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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 87 104 99
Rank change year-on-year +17 -5  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.20% 0.093% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.35% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 4
Median salary - £32,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -40.90%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £35,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year +26.76% -10.12%  

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 322 287 351
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 31.76% 26.65% 29.03%
Number of salaries quoted 236 218 274
Median salary £44,750 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.55% -10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,159 £24,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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

MCTS
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) MCP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery

MCTS
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Senior C# Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification