The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hemel Hempstead with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Hertfordshire / Hemel Hempstead
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 37 44
Rank change year-on-year +6 +7  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 10 4 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hemel Hempstead 4.59% 1.36% 3.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.99% 2.96% 7.78%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 13
Median salary £30,000 £40,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +42.85%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year +12.30% -5.79%  

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

Academic & Professional Certification
Hemel Hempstead
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 77 135 167
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hemel Hempstead 35.32% 45.76% 45.38%
Number of salaries quoted 73 105 150
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Hemel Hempstead

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead

MCTS
Salary Trend in Hemel Hempstead

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

Salary trend for MCTS in Hemel Hempstead

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Hemel Hempstead

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCTS in Hemel Hempstead over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCTS in Hemel Hempstead

For the 6 months to 24 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 Hemel Hempstead region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 24 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 24 (100.00%) Cisco
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 24 (100.00%) CCNA
1 24 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 24 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 24 (100.00%) MCP
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
1 24 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 24 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 24 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 16 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 16 (66.67%) A+ Certification
3 8 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 8 (33.33%) SonicWALL
3 8 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 8 (33.33%) Change Management
3 8 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (33.33%) Firewall
3 8 (33.33%) Replication
3 8 (33.33%) VMware
3 8 (33.33%) SAN
3 8 (33.33%) HP
3 8 (33.33%) Citrix
3 8 (33.33%) Citrix Certification

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hemel Hempstead 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 24 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) DHCP
1 8 (33.33%) DNS
1 8 (33.33%) Firewall
1 8 (33.33%) iSCSI
1 8 (33.33%) SAN
1 8 (33.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 16 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 16 (66.67%) Analyst
1 16 (66.67%) IT Analyst
1 16 (66.67%) IT Support
1 16 (66.67%) IT Support Analyst
1 16 (66.67%) Support Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
1 24 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 24 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 24 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 16 (66.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Change Management
1 8 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL V3
1 8 (33.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
1 8 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) CCNA
1 24 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 24 (100.00%) MCP
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (66.67%) A+ Certification
3 8 (33.33%) CCAA
3 8 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 8 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 24 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) Cisco
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) Citrix
2 8 (33.33%) HP
2 8 (33.33%) SonicWALL
2 8 (33.33%) VMware