The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Abingdon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 16 10 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 14 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Abingdon 8.86% 16.00% -
As % of the Qualifications category 18.18% 30.77% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 12 0
Average salary £33,000 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
MCTS
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Abingdon region.

Qualifications Category
Abingdon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
77 39 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Abingdon 48.73% 52.00% 51.14%
Number of salaries quoted 61 34 45
Average salary £33,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,350 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Abingdon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Abingdon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Abingdon

MCTS
Salary Trend in Abingdon

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Abingdon

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Abingdon

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Abingdon region citing MCTS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCTS.

1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (98.08%) Juniper
2 51 (98.08%) SAN
2 51 (98.08%) Apple
2 51 (98.08%) Windows
2 51 (98.08%) MCSE
2 51 (98.08%) MCSA
2 51 (98.08%) MS Excel
2 51 (98.08%) DHCP
2 51 (98.08%) DNS
2 51 (98.08%) HP
2 51 (98.08%) EMC
2 51 (98.08%) Citrix
2 51 (98.08%) Wireless
2 51 (98.08%) VMware
2 51 (98.08%) MCITP
2 51 (98.08%) Veeam
2 51 (98.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (98.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 51 (98.08%) Windows Server 2012
2 51 (98.08%) Meru Networks
3 44 (84.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (69.23%) Mentoring
5 35 (67.31%) Backup Exec
5 35 (67.31%) Symantec
5 35 (67.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.92%) C#
6 1 (1.92%) HTML

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Abingdon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Abingdon region citing MCTS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 51 (98.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 51 (98.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (98.08%) DHCP
1 51 (98.08%) DNS
1 51 (98.08%) SAN
1 51 (98.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 39 (75.00%) Support Engineer
2 25 (48.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (48.08%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 14 (26.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 14 (26.92%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (23.08%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (23.08%) Service Analyst
4 12 (23.08%) Analyst
4 12 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (17.31%) IT Support Engineer
5 9 (17.31%) IT Support
6 5 (9.62%) Customer Support Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Customer Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) Programmer
7 1 (1.92%) Lead Developer
7 1 (1.92%) C# Developer
7 1 (1.92%) Technical Leader
7 1 (1.92%) Lead C# Developer
7 1 (1.92%) Technical Developer
7 1 (1.92%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) HTML
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
1 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.92%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 51 (98.08%) Windows
1 51 (98.08%) Windows Server 2008
1 51 (98.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (69.23%) Mentoring
2 1 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.92%) C#
1 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (98.08%) MCITP
2 51 (98.08%) MCSE
2 51 (98.08%) MCSA
System Software
1 44 (84.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (67.31%) Norton AntiVirus
1 35 (67.31%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 51 (98.08%) HP
1 51 (98.08%) EMC
1 51 (98.08%) Citrix
1 51 (98.08%) Juniper
1 51 (98.08%) Apple
1 51 (98.08%) VMware
1 51 (98.08%) Veeam
1 51 (98.08%) Meru Networks
2 35 (67.31%) Symantec
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft