The table below looks at the statistics 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 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 52 51 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.35% 1.94% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 5.41% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 3
Average salary £31,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.68% +5.55%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
MCTS
Bedfordshire

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

Qualifications Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
103 111 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 36.40% 35.92% 25.42%
Number of salaries quoted 84 90 71
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £26,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 14 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Intel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Support
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Intel
1 1 (100.00%) VMware