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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 96 105 86
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.090% 0.083% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.30% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 7
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £36,834
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +28.95%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
286 334 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 25.70% 27.65% 26.58%
Number of salaries quoted 232 303 242
Average salary £45,000 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.28% -8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £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
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 28 May 2015. 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
Bedford - 1 £45,000 -
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 28 May 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%) Network Security
1 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Engineer
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
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Flash
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
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%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
1 1 (25.00%) VB
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%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
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%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) CA
3 1 (25.00%) CommVault
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle