The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 201 160 132
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -28
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 20 63 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.37% 1.13% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 3.50% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 14 52 92
Average salary £65,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+85.71% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £67,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
MCTS
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2048 1801 1835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.44% 32.18% 35.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1372 1230 1330
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Berkshire region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Berkshire

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Berkshire

MCTS
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Bracknell -10 7 £90,000 +157.14%
Reading -13 7 £65,000 +195.45%
Slough +6 2 £22,500 -47.05%
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (84.38%) Microsoft
3 21 (65.63%) SQL Server
3 21 (65.63%) Windows
4 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
5 15 (46.88%) MS Excel
5 15 (46.88%) C#
5 15 (46.88%) .NET
6 14 (43.75%) MCP
7 12 (37.50%) MS Exchange
7 12 (37.50%) SQL
7 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
8 11 (34.38%) JavaScript
8 11 (34.38%) HTML
8 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET
8 11 (34.38%) CSS
8 11 (34.38%) .NET Framework
8 11 (34.38%) jQuery
8 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (34.38%) Windows 7
8 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (34.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 9 (28.13%) JSON
9 9 (28.13%) VMware
9 9 (28.13%) MS Office
10 8 (25.00%) XML
10 8 (25.00%) MCSE
10 8 (25.00%) MCSA
10 8 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (25.00%) MCITP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 12 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (25.00%) Lync
2 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
4 5 (15.63%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (12.50%) IBM Notes
6 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (46.88%) MS Excel
2 9 (28.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 6 (18.75%) VPN
2 6 (18.75%) VoIP
3 5 (15.63%) WAN
3 5 (15.63%) DHCP
3 5 (15.63%) DNS
4 4 (12.50%) ISDN
4 4 (12.50%) RTP
5 3 (9.38%) Internet
6 2 (6.25%) PBX
7 1 (3.13%) LAN
7 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (65.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (18.75%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (18.75%) MySQL
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Visual Studio
1 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Support Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) IT Support Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) IT Support
3 6 (18.75%) Senior Software Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (18.75%) Software Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Architect
4 5 (15.63%) Software Architect
4 5 (15.63%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (15.63%) Technical Support
5 4 (12.50%) Systems Support
5 4 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Data Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (6.25%) Help Desk Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) .NET
2 11 (34.38%) HTML
2 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET
2 11 (34.38%) CSS
2 11 (34.38%) .NET Framework
2 11 (34.38%) jQuery
2 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET MVC
2 11 (34.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 9 (28.13%) JSON
4 8 (25.00%) XML
5 6 (18.75%) Ajax
5 6 (18.75%) WCF
5 6 (18.75%) LINQ
5 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
5 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 6 (18.75%) HTML5
6 5 (15.63%) ADO.NET
6 5 (15.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (65.63%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (34.38%) Windows 7
3 5 (15.63%) Windows 8
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Data Analysis
1 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
1 6 (18.75%) Web Application Development
2 5 (15.63%) MVC
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL
3 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.13%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) C#
2 12 (37.50%) SQL
3 11 (34.38%) JavaScript
4 6 (18.75%) JAQL
5 4 (12.50%) C++
5 4 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (43.75%) MCP
3 8 (25.00%) MCSE
3 8 (25.00%) MCSA
3 8 (25.00%) MCITP
4 5 (15.63%) MCPD
4 5 (15.63%) CCNA
4 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (12.50%) CNE
5 4 (12.50%) Novell Certification
5 4 (12.50%) Degree
5 4 (12.50%) CCVP
6 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (84.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) VMware
3 6 (18.75%) Cisco
4 4 (12.50%) Lotus
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle
5 3 (9.38%) SAP
6 2 (6.25%) Avaya
7 1 (3.13%) McAfee
7 1 (3.13%) MobileIron