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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 84 88
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 10 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 1.01% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category - 4.10% 4.63%
Number of salaries quoted 0 10 14
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
219 244 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 23.30% 24.70% 26.28%
Number of salaries quoted 193 224 285
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 30 January 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%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (50.00%) Database Security
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (50.00%) NAS
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (50.00%) Refactoring
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (50.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) NAS
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) SQL DBA
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) DBA
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Senior SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Storage Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Senior DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
1 2 (50.00%) Database Security
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) Refactoring
1 2 (50.00%) Dimensional Modelling
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) VCDX
3 1 (25.00%) NCDA
3 1 (25.00%) NCIE
3 1 (25.00%) VCAP
3 1 (25.00%) VTSP
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Veeam
Bedford, Bedfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £28k - 32k per year + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago