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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 205 192 144
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -48
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 12 42 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.23% 0.71% 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 1.92% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 10 29 76
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £26,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
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
1717 2183 1858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 33.27% 36.68% 33.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1270 1329 1369
Average salary £47,500 £49,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.04% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Reading -20 8 £37,500 -28.57% 2
Maidenhead +17 2 - -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 22 (78.57%) Windows
4 21 (75.00%) MCITP
5 20 (71.43%) MCSE
6 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
7 14 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (46.43%) MS Exchange
9 12 (42.86%) MS Excel
9 12 (42.86%) Lync
9 12 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (35.71%) Hyper-V
11 8 (28.57%) Unified Communications
11 8 (28.57%) Network Management
11 8 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (28.57%) VoIP
11 8 (28.57%) ITIL
12 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
12 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (21.43%) SQL
13 6 (21.43%) MCSA
13 6 (21.43%) Office 365
14 5 (17.86%) MySQL
14 5 (17.86%) DHCP
14 5 (17.86%) DNS
15 4 (14.29%) WAN
15 4 (14.29%) LAN
15 4 (14.29%) .NET
15 4 (14.29%) MS Office

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 13 (46.43%) MS Exchange
2 12 (42.86%) Lync
2 12 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP CCM
1 1 (3.57%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) VoIP
1 8 (28.57%) Unified Communications
2 5 (17.86%) DHCP
2 5 (17.86%) DNS
3 4 (14.29%) WAN
3 4 (14.29%) LAN
4 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.14%) VPN
5 1 (3.57%) Firewall
5 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) MySQL
3 2 (7.14%) OLTP
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Voice Engineer
1 8 (28.57%) Build Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Support Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) DBA
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) MySQL DBA
5 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.71%) CSS
2 3 (10.71%) Ajax
2 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
2 3 (10.71%) JSON
2 3 (10.71%) WCF
2 3 (10.71%) LINQ
2 3 (10.71%) jQuery
2 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (10.71%) HTML5
2 3 (10.71%) Entity Framework
2 3 (10.71%) AngularJS
2 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 3 (10.71%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Replication
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) iPad
2 1 (3.57%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
1 8 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
1 8 (28.57%) Network Management
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
3 3 (10.71%) Service Management
3 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (10.71%) Web Application Development
4 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.57%) ERP
5 1 (3.57%) ITSM
5 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.57%) Coaching
5 1 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) JAQL
2 3 (10.71%) C#
2 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (75.00%) MCITP
3 20 (71.43%) MCSE
4 6 (21.43%) MCSA
5 4 (14.29%) Degree
6 3 (10.71%) MCP
7 1 (3.57%) CCNA
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.57%) OCP
7 1 (3.57%) OCA
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (3.57%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 10 (35.71%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.57%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (3.57%) UAG
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
1 2 (7.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.57%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.57%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Intune
2 1 (3.57%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (3.57%) Nagios
2 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Symantec
3 2 (7.14%) McAfee
4 1 (3.57%) BT
4 1 (3.57%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) Altiris
4 1 (3.57%) SonicWALL
4 1 (3.57%) Draytek
4 1 (3.57%) MobileIron
4 1 (3.57%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) Adobe
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) CA
4 1 (3.57%) Apple
4 1 (3.57%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
Reading, Berkshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 24 days holiday + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Sovereign Housing Association
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago