The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 100 91
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 0.42% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.49% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 4
Average salary - £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
MCTS
East of England

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

Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
321 335 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 29.00% 28.37% 24.15%
Number of salaries quoted 272 290 229
Average salary £45,000 £37,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.62% -26.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MCSA
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) A+ Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Android
4 1 (25.00%) iPhone
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) FalconStor
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (25.00%) iPhone
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
1 1 (25.00%) VB
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSA
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) A+ Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (25.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) FalconStor
3 1 (25.00%) CA
3 1 (25.00%) CommVault
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco