The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bedford region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 51 41 36
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 4 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.41% 1.06% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.92% 5.36% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 1
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
Qualifications Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
102 56 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 35.92% 19.86% 46.27%
Number of salaries quoted 82 53 90
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £34,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
Bedfordshire

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

MCTS
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Bedford

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford 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 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Replication
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) Veeam
2 2 (50.00%) VCDX
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (50.00%) NCDA
2 2 (50.00%) NCIE
2 2 (50.00%) Lync
2 2 (50.00%) VCAP
2 2 (50.00%) VTSP
2 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford 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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (50.00%) Lync
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) Storage Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (50.00%) VCDX
2 2 (50.00%) NCDA
2 2 (50.00%) NCIE
2 2 (50.00%) VCAP
2 2 (50.00%) VTSP
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Veeam
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco