The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 136 166
Rank change year-on-year +8 +30  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 18 4 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.85% 0.17% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.94% 0.52% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 17 4 14
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 £34,750
% change year-on-year +12.30% -6.47%  

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 Hertfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 613 769 1002
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 29.04% 33.38% 34.72%
Number of salaries quoted 487 624 799
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for MCTS in Hertfordshire

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCTS in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCTS in Hertfordshire

MCTS
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead +6 10 £30,000 -25.00%
St Albans - 7 £47,500 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
MCTS
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (78.79%) Windows
3 25 (75.76%) MCP
3 25 (75.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (75.76%) Windows 7
3 25 (75.76%) Windows Server
4 24 (72.73%) CCNA
4 24 (72.73%) Active Directory
4 24 (72.73%) MS Exchange
4 24 (72.73%) Cisco
4 24 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (51.52%) SQL Server
5 17 (51.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (48.48%) Windows XP
6 16 (48.48%) A+ Certification
7 14 (42.42%) SQL
8 9 (27.27%) ITIL
8 9 (27.27%) Firewall
8 9 (27.27%) Problem Management
9 8 (24.24%) SonicWALL
9 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
9 8 (24.24%) jQuery
9 8 (24.24%) iSCSI
9 8 (24.24%) HTML5
9 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
9 8 (24.24%) Degree
9 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2010

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (72.73%) MS Exchange
2 8 (24.24%) CMS
2 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (21.21%) Kentico
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Office 365
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) Firewall
2 8 (24.24%) DHCP
2 8 (24.24%) DNS
2 8 (24.24%) iSCSI
2 8 (24.24%) SAN
2 8 (24.24%) VoIP
3 1 (3.03%) Intranet
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (51.52%) SQL Server
2 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (15.15%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Git (software)
1 7 (21.21%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) 2nd Line Support
1 16 (48.48%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 16 (48.48%) Analyst
1 16 (48.48%) IT Analyst
1 16 (48.48%) IT Support
1 16 (48.48%) IT Support Analyst
1 16 (48.48%) Support Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) Wintel Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Web Developer
4 5 (15.15%) .NET Developer
4 5 (15.15%) .NET Web Developer
4 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (15.15%) HTML CSS Developer
4 5 (15.15%) HTML Developer
4 5 (15.15%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Senior Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Senior Web Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) .NET
1 8 (24.24%) CSS
1 8 (24.24%) CSS3
1 8 (24.24%) HTML
1 8 (24.24%) HTML5
1 8 (24.24%) jQuery
2 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
2 7 (21.21%) Google Maps API
3 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Replication
2 1 (3.03%) EPoS
2 1 (3.03%) iPhone
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (78.79%) Windows
2 25 (75.76%) Windows 7
2 25 (75.76%) Windows Server
2 25 (75.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (51.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (48.48%) Windows XP
5 5 (15.15%) VMS
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
1 9 (27.27%) Problem Management
2 8 (24.24%) Change Management
2 8 (24.24%) Content Management
2 8 (24.24%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (24.24%) ITIL V3
2 8 (24.24%) Responsive Web Design
3 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.21%) BDD
3 7 (21.21%) Mobile First
3 7 (21.21%) OWASP
3 7 (21.21%) Scrum
3 7 (21.21%) Web Development
4 5 (15.15%) User Stories
5 1 (3.03%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.03%) Document Management
5 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Content Management
5 1 (3.03%) Graceful Degradation
5 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.03%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
2 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
2 8 (24.24%) VBScript
3 7 (21.21%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (75.76%) MCP
3 24 (72.73%) CCNA
3 24 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (48.48%) A+ Certification
5 8 (24.24%) CCAA
5 8 (24.24%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (24.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (24.24%) Degree
5 8 (24.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 24 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
2 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (72.73%) Cisco
3 8 (24.24%) Citrix
3 8 (24.24%) HP
3 8 (24.24%) SonicWALL
3 8 (24.24%) VMware
4 7 (21.21%) Google
5 1 (3.03%) Apple