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 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 208 175 124
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -51
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 20 65 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.34% 1.09% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.93% 3.12% 5.10%
Number of salaries quoted 9 63 98
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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
2160 2083 1920
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.16% 34.94% 35.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1247 1434 1580
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £67,500
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 November 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 27 November 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 -15 9 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Maidenhead +3 8 £30,000 -14.28%
Slough -12 1 - - 2
Windsor - 1 £26,000 -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (95.00%) Microsoft
3 42 (70.00%) MCITP
4 39 (65.00%) Windows
5 38 (63.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 38 (63.33%) VMware
6 37 (61.67%) MCSE
6 37 (61.67%) MS Exchange
7 32 (53.33%) Active Directory
8 30 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 29 (48.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 29 (48.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 26 (43.33%) MS Excel
10 26 (43.33%) SQL Server
11 25 (41.67%) Windows 7
12 22 (36.67%) XenDesktop
12 22 (36.67%) vSphere
12 22 (36.67%) Citrix
12 22 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (35.00%) Hyper-V
14 20 (33.33%) MS Office
14 20 (33.33%) MCP
15 19 (31.67%) MCSA
16 17 (28.33%) CCA
16 17 (28.33%) Citrix Certification
16 17 (28.33%) EMC
16 17 (28.33%) NetApp
16 17 (28.33%) NCDA
16 17 (28.33%) NCIE
16 17 (28.33%) VCAP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 37 (61.67%) MS Exchange
2 29 (48.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 29 (48.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (21.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (13.33%) Lync
5 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.33%) IIS
6 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 26 (43.33%) MS Excel
2 20 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) Office 365
2 3 (5.00%) IaaS
2 3 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (23.33%) TCP/IP
1 14 (23.33%) VPN
2 12 (20.00%) WAAS
2 12 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (10.00%) SAN
4 5 (8.33%) Unified Communications
4 5 (8.33%) NetScaler
5 4 (6.67%) Internet
5 4 (6.67%) PBX
6 3 (5.00%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.67%) VoIP
7 1 (1.67%) DHCP
7 1 (1.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (43.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (21.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (5.00%) Data Mining
5 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.00%) Text Mining
5 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.00%) Big Data
5 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (5.00%) Subversion
1 3 (5.00%) JIRA
1 3 (5.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.67%) Games
2 1 (1.67%) Retail
2 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (35.00%) Architect
2 20 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 18 (30.00%) Consultant
4 15 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (20.00%) Virtualisation Architect
5 12 (20.00%) Storage Architect
5 12 (20.00%) Storage Solutions Architect
6 11 (18.33%) Analyst
6 11 (18.33%) Support Analyst
7 10 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
7 10 (16.67%) IT Support
7 10 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (11.67%) IT Support Analyst
8 7 (11.67%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
10 5 (8.33%) Senior Technical Consultant
10 5 (8.33%) Senior Architect
10 5 (8.33%) Developer
11 4 (6.67%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) .NET
2 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (8.33%) Application Packaging
3 4 (6.67%) WCF
3 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (5.00%) JSON
4 3 (5.00%) WPF
4 3 (5.00%) jQuery
4 3 (5.00%) XML
4 3 (5.00%) Lucene
5 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.67%) CSS
5 1 (1.67%) HTML
5 1 (1.67%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) CLARiiON
1 12 (20.00%) Celerra
2 5 (8.33%) EqualLogic
3 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.00%) Social Media
5 2 (3.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 39 (65.00%) Windows
2 25 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 22 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (18.33%) Windows 8
5 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 6 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 5 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (6.67%) MVC
4 4 (6.67%) ITIL
4 4 (6.67%) OO
4 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.00%) CRM
5 3 (5.00%) Web Development
5 3 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.00%) Analytics
6 2 (3.33%) Migration
6 2 (3.33%) People Management
6 2 (3.33%) Service Management
7 1 (1.67%) Change Management
7 1 (1.67%) Workflow
7 1 (1.67%) TDD
7 1 (1.67%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.67%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.67%) SQL
2 5 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (70.00%) MCITP
3 37 (61.67%) MCSE
4 30 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (33.33%) MCP
6 19 (31.67%) MCSA
7 17 (28.33%) CCA
7 17 (28.33%) Citrix Certification
7 17 (28.33%) NCDA
7 17 (28.33%) NCIE
7 17 (28.33%) VCAP
8 12 (20.00%) VTSP
8 12 (20.00%) CCEA
8 12 (20.00%) CCIA
9 11 (18.33%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (13.33%) CCNA
11 5 (8.33%) CCEE
12 3 (5.00%) Degree
12 3 (5.00%) CCNP
13 1 (1.67%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (63.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 22 (36.67%) XenDesktop
3 22 (36.67%) vSphere
4 21 (35.00%) Hyper-V
5 12 (20.00%) vCloud
6 10 (16.67%) XenApp
6 10 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (8.33%) VMware ESX
7 5 (8.33%) XenServer
8 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 5 (8.33%) Backup Exec
1 5 (8.33%) XenMobile
2 1 (1.67%) WSUS
2 1 (1.67%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) SCOM
2 1 (1.67%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.67%) SCSM
Vendors
1 57 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 38 (63.33%) VMware
3 22 (36.67%) Citrix
4 17 (28.33%) EMC
4 17 (28.33%) NetApp
5 16 (26.67%) Cisco
6 13 (21.67%) Dell
7 12 (20.00%) 3PAR
8 5 (8.33%) Symantec
8 5 (8.33%) AppSense
8 5 (8.33%) PlateSpin
8 5 (8.33%) Veeam
8 5 (8.33%) HP
9 3 (5.00%) SAP
9 3 (5.00%) Xamarin
10 1 (1.67%) Avaya
Slough, Berkshire
ININ UK Limited
Salary: From £27,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago