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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 83 85 92
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.13% 0.20% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.83% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 7
Average salary - £25,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
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
252 241 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 32.64% 23.79% 25.68%
Number of salaries quoted 221 210 245
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 13 February 2016, 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%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) MCSA
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) VCAP
2 3 (75.00%) VCP5
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (75.00%) Intel
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) CCA
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (25.00%) AppSense
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) Wintel Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) MCSA
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (75.00%) VCAP
2 3 (75.00%) VCP5
3 1 (25.00%) CCA
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Intel
3 1 (25.00%) AppSense
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft