The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 25 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 Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 87 88 72
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 12 3 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.04% 0.28% 1.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.37% 1.38% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 15
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,200 £45,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
356 218 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 30.85% 20.34% 32.58%
Number of salaries quoted 307 192 264
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £27,050 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,300 £55,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

MCTS
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 7 £47,500 -
Bedford -5 4 £47,500 +5.55%
Dunstable - 1 £32,500 -
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (100.00%) MCITP
2 9 (75.00%) VMware
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) MCSE
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 5 (41.67%) SAN
6 5 (41.67%) Office 365
7 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
7 4 (33.33%) NAS
7 4 (33.33%) XenApp
7 4 (33.33%) XenDesktop
7 4 (33.33%) HP
7 4 (33.33%) Citrix
7 4 (33.33%) CCA
7 4 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (33.33%) MCSA
7 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 4 (33.33%) SQL
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (25.00%) Refactoring
8 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (25.00%) SCCM

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (25.00%) IIS
3 3 (25.00%) Lync
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) SAN
2 4 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 3 (25.00%) DBA
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Storage Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Support
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
1 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (25.00%) Refactoring
1 3 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
1 3 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
1 3 (25.00%) Database Security
1 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (100.00%) MCITP
2 9 (75.00%) MCSE
3 6 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (33.33%) MCSA
4 4 (33.33%) CCA
4 4 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (25.00%) NCDA
5 3 (25.00%) NCIE
5 3 (25.00%) VCAP
6 2 (16.67%) VTSP
6 2 (16.67%) VCDX
7 1 (8.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (33.33%) XenApp
3 4 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (16.67%) XenServer
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
5 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
5 1 (8.33%) vSphere
5 1 (8.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) NetApp
4 3 (25.00%) Veeam
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 2 (16.67%) EMC
6 1 (8.33%) Dell
6 1 (8.33%) Symantec
6 1 (8.33%) CommVault
6 1 (8.33%) AppSense
6 1 (8.33%) PlateSpin
6 1 (8.33%) LANDesk