The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 179 120 124
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 40 104 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.71% 1.88% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.93% 5.28% 5.71%
Number of salaries quoted 29 99 100
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £32,500 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2070 1969 1891
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.70% 35.57% 32.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1262 1508 1573
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
South East

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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 -6 24 £50,000 +14.28% 2
Slough -3 5 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Windsor -12 2 £27,500 -38.88%
Wokingham -13 1 £35,000 -9.67% 1
Maidenhead -32 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £35,000 -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 112 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (75.89%) Microsoft
3 56 (50.00%) Windows
4 53 (47.32%) MCSE
4 53 (47.32%) SQL Server
5 50 (44.64%) MCP
5 50 (44.64%) MCITP
6 40 (35.71%) MS Exchange
7 37 (33.04%) .NET
8 36 (32.14%) MS Excel
9 35 (31.25%) MCSA
9 35 (31.25%) C#
10 33 (29.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (26.79%) ASP.NET
11 30 (26.79%) MCSD
11 30 (26.79%) Active Directory
12 28 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (25.00%) SQL
12 28 (25.00%) Hyper-V
12 28 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 27 (24.11%) WCF
14 25 (22.32%) VMware
15 21 (18.75%) MVC
15 21 (18.75%) Windows 7
15 21 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
16 19 (16.96%) Ajax
17 18 (16.07%) SAN
18 17 (15.18%) Internet
18 17 (15.18%) Games

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 40 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 17 (15.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 16 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (11.61%) SharePoint
5 10 (8.93%) Lync
6 7 (6.25%) IIS
6 7 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (4.46%) CMS
8 3 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 36 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.89%) MS Project
3 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.71%) Office 365
2 4 (3.57%) SaaS
3 3 (2.68%) IaaS
4 2 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.07%) SAN
2 17 (15.18%) Internet
3 8 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.25%) Unified Communications
5 6 (5.36%) Firewall
5 6 (5.36%) LDAP
6 5 (4.46%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (4.46%) DNS
6 5 (4.46%) VPN
6 5 (4.46%) DHCP
6 5 (4.46%) WAAS
7 4 (3.57%) Wireshark
7 4 (3.57%) LAN
7 4 (3.57%) PBX
7 4 (3.57%) WAN
7 4 (3.57%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.68%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.79%) Multicast
10 1 (0.89%) SMTP
10 1 (0.89%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (47.32%) SQL Server
2 28 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (13.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (5.36%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.57%) Text Mining
6 4 (3.57%) Data Mining
6 4 (3.57%) Big Data
7 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.79%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (15.18%) Subversion
2 13 (11.61%) Rhino Mocks
2 13 (11.61%) NUnit
3 10 (8.93%) Visual Studio
4 7 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.57%) JIRA
5 4 (3.57%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (15.18%) Games
2 6 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.68%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (29.46%) Developer
2 29 (25.89%) Consultant
3 26 (23.21%) Support Engineer
4 24 (21.43%) .NET Developer
5 16 (14.29%) Architect
6 14 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
7 13 (11.61%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (8.04%) Senior Consultant
10 8 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Consultant
12 6 (5.36%) SharePoint Developer
13 5 (4.46%) Storage Solutions Architect
13 5 (4.46%) C# Developer
13 5 (4.46%) Senior Technical Consultant
13 5 (4.46%) Web Developer
13 5 (4.46%) IT Support
13 5 (4.46%) Virtualisation Architect
13 5 (4.46%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (33.04%) .NET
2 30 (26.79%) ASP.NET
3 27 (24.11%) WCF
4 21 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (16.96%) Ajax
6 17 (15.18%) Razor View Engine
6 17 (15.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 16 (14.29%) LINQ
8 14 (12.50%) HTML
9 13 (11.61%) Castle Windsor
9 13 (11.61%) MonoRail
9 13 (11.61%) NHibernate
10 12 (10.71%) Web Services
11 10 (8.93%) jQuery
12 7 (6.25%) CSS
13 6 (5.36%) CSS3
13 6 (5.36%) HTML5
13 6 (5.36%) XML
13 6 (5.36%) WSDL
14 4 (3.57%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.39%) Clustering
2 6 (5.36%) IPTV
3 5 (4.46%) CLARiiON
3 5 (4.46%) Replication
3 5 (4.46%) EqualLogic
3 5 (4.46%) Celerra
4 4 (3.57%) Social Media
4 4 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.57%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.68%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.68%) PKI
6 2 (1.79%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.89%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 56 (50.00%) Windows
2 33 (29.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 16 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.57%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.75%) MVC
2 17 (15.18%) TDD
2 17 (15.18%) Web Application Development
3 14 (12.50%) Migration
4 13 (11.61%) ITIL
4 13 (11.61%) E-Commerce
4 13 (11.61%) Scrum
5 12 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (9.82%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (9.82%) OO
7 7 (6.25%) Content Management
8 6 (5.36%) Web Development
9 5 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.46%) Web Accessibility
9 5 (4.46%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (3.57%) Software Engineering
10 4 (3.57%) BDD
10 4 (3.57%) Domain-Driven Design
10 4 (3.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 35 (31.25%) C#
2 28 (25.00%) SQL
3 11 (9.82%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.36%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 112 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (47.32%) MCSE
3 50 (44.64%) MCP
3 50 (44.64%) MCITP
4 35 (31.25%) MCSA
5 30 (26.79%) MCSD
6 17 (15.18%) MCAD
6 17 (15.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (10.71%) Degree
8 11 (9.82%) VCAP
8 11 (9.82%) NCDA
9 10 (8.93%) NCIE
10 9 (8.04%) CCA
10 9 (8.04%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (5.36%) MOS
13 6 (5.36%) MCDBA
14 5 (4.46%) CCNA
14 5 (4.46%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (26.79%) Active Directory
2 28 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 19 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (12.50%) XenDesktop
4 14 (12.50%) vSphere
5 11 (9.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (8.04%) XenApp
7 6 (5.36%) VMware ESX
8 5 (4.46%) vCloud
8 5 (4.46%) XenServer
9 3 (2.68%) Terminal Services
9 3 (2.68%) UAG
10 2 (1.79%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 12 (10.71%) SCOM
2 11 (9.82%) SCCM
3 6 (5.36%) SCSM
4 5 (4.46%) NetBackup
4 5 (4.46%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.68%) XenMobile
5 3 (2.68%) WSUS
6 2 (1.79%) MOM
6 2 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.89%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 85 (75.89%) Microsoft
2 25 (22.32%) VMware
3 16 (14.29%) EMC
3 16 (14.29%) Citrix
4 10 (8.93%) NetApp
5 9 (8.04%) Cisco
6 8 (7.14%) Dell
7 7 (6.25%) HP
7 7 (6.25%) Symantec
8 5 (4.46%) Veeam
8 5 (4.46%) 3PAR
8 5 (4.46%) PlateSpin
9 4 (3.57%) Oracle
9 4 (3.57%) Xamarin
10 3 (2.68%) AppSense
11 2 (1.79%) Mitel
12 1 (0.89%) Avaya
12 1 (0.89%) Siemens
12 1 (0.89%) Polycom
Wokingham
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 19 days ago