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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 78 96
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 15 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 1.51% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category - 6.47% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 0 15 4
Average salary - £37,500 £35,917
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.40%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
227 232 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 24.41% 23.29% 25.09%
Number of salaries quoted 202 203 257
Average salary £42,500 £38,250 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 December 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) MCITP
2 10 (90.91%) MCSE
3 8 (72.73%) Windows
3 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) IIS
5 4 (36.36%) ITIL
5 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
5 4 (36.36%) MCSA
5 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
5 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
5 4 (36.36%) Data Modelling
5 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 4 (36.36%) SAN
5 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (36.36%) Clustering
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (36.36%) Refactoring
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (36.36%) IIS
1 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (27.27%) Lync
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) SAN
1 4 (36.36%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
1 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Consultant
2 4 (36.36%) DBA
2 4 (36.36%) Administrator
2 4 (36.36%) SQL DBA
3 3 (27.27%) Storage Consultant
3 3 (27.27%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Senior SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Clustering
2 3 (27.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
1 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
1 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
1 4 (36.36%) Data Modelling
1 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) Refactoring
1 4 (36.36%) Dimensional Modelling
1 4 (36.36%) Kimball Methodology
1 4 (36.36%) Database Security
1 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
1 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) MCITP
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) MCSE
3 4 (36.36%) MCSA
3 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (27.27%) VCDX
4 3 (27.27%) NCDA
4 3 (27.27%) NCIE
4 3 (27.27%) VCAP
4 3 (27.27%) VTSP
5 1 (9.09%) CCA
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (9.09%) XenApp
4 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) HP
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) NetApp
3 3 (27.27%) Veeam
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
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