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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 187 160 139
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -21
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 38 68 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.64% 1.21% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.76% 3.59% 4.96%
Number of salaries quoted 21 64 89
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £34,800 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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 1892 1856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.49% 33.70% 33.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1290 1368 1560
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 23 £56,250 +12.50%
Windsor - 8 £26,750 -
Slough +2 2 £50,000 -4.76%
Maidenhead -30 2 - -
Wokingham -14 1 £35,000 -30.00%
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 89 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (85.39%) Microsoft
3 52 (58.43%) MCITP
4 49 (55.06%) MCSE
5 48 (53.93%) Windows
6 41 (46.07%) MS Exchange
7 39 (43.82%) SQL Server
8 37 (41.57%) Active Directory
9 36 (40.45%) MCP
10 35 (39.33%) VMware
11 33 (37.08%) MS Excel
12 32 (35.96%) VMware Infrastructure
13 29 (32.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 29 (32.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 28 (31.46%) Hyper-V
15 27 (30.34%) MCSA
16 26 (29.21%) Windows 7
17 23 (25.84%) Windows Server 2003
17 23 (25.84%) Exchange Server 2010
18 22 (24.72%) Exchange Server 2007
18 22 (24.72%) Citrix
19 21 (23.60%) XenDesktop
20 20 (22.47%) vSphere
20 20 (22.47%) .NET
20 20 (22.47%) C#
21 19 (21.35%) EMC
21 19 (21.35%) SQL Server 2008
21 19 (21.35%) SQL Server 2012
22 18 (20.22%) SQL Server 2005
22 18 (20.22%) WCF

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 41 (46.07%) MS Exchange
2 23 (25.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (24.72%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (13.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (12.36%) SharePoint
6 8 (8.99%) Lync
7 3 (3.37%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (3.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.25%) IIS
9 1 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 33 (37.08%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.48%) Office 365
2 4 (4.49%) SaaS
3 3 (3.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.73%) SAN
2 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP
2 11 (12.36%) WAAS
2 11 (12.36%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (10.11%) VPN
4 8 (8.99%) Internet
5 6 (6.74%) LDAP
5 6 (6.74%) Unified Communications
6 5 (5.62%) NetScaler
6 5 (5.62%) DHCP
6 5 (5.62%) DNS
7 4 (4.49%) PBX
8 3 (3.37%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.12%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.12%) PSTN
9 1 (1.12%) SMTP
9 1 (1.12%) MPLS
9 1 (1.12%) H.323
9 1 (1.12%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (43.82%) SQL Server
2 19 (21.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 19 (21.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (20.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (4.49%) Text Mining
4 4 (4.49%) Big Data
4 4 (4.49%) Data Mining
4 4 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (12.36%) Subversion
2 10 (11.24%) Visual Studio
3 7 (7.87%) NUnit
3 7 (7.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (7.87%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (4.49%) JIRA
4 4 (4.49%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (8.99%) Games
2 7 (7.87%) Finance
3 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (26.97%) Consultant
1 24 (26.97%) Support Engineer
2 19 (21.35%) Architect
2 19 (21.35%) Developer
3 15 (16.85%) .NET Developer
4 14 (15.73%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (14.61%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (13.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 11 (12.36%) Virtualisation Architect
7 11 (12.36%) Storage Architect
7 11 (12.36%) Storage Solutions Architect
8 10 (11.24%) Senior Consultant
9 9 (10.11%) Support Analyst
9 9 (10.11%) Analyst
9 9 (10.11%) Technical Consultant
10 6 (6.74%) SharePoint Developer
11 5 (5.62%) IT Support
11 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 5 (5.62%) C# Developer
11 5 (5.62%) Senior Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.47%) .NET
2 18 (20.22%) WCF
3 16 (17.98%) ASP.NET
4 13 (14.61%) Ajax
5 12 (13.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (11.24%) LINQ
6 10 (11.24%) jQuery
7 8 (8.99%) HTML
7 8 (8.99%) Razor View Engine
7 8 (8.99%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 7 (7.87%) Castle Windsor
8 7 (7.87%) MonoRail
8 7 (7.87%) NHibernate
8 7 (7.87%) CSS
8 7 (7.87%) Web Services
9 6 (6.74%) XML
9 6 (6.74%) WSDL
9 6 (6.74%) CSS3
9 6 (6.74%) HTML5
10 4 (4.49%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) CLARiiON
1 11 (12.36%) Celerra
2 10 (11.24%) Clustering
3 5 (5.62%) EqualLogic
4 4 (4.49%) Social Media
4 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.49%) Replication
5 3 (3.37%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.25%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.12%) Firmware
7 1 (1.12%) PKI
7 1 (1.12%) IPTV
7 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 48 (53.93%) Windows
2 29 (32.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (29.21%) Windows 7
4 23 (25.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (19.10%) Windows 8
6 13 (14.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (13.48%) MVC
2 12 (13.48%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (12.36%) ITIL
4 10 (11.24%) Migration
5 8 (8.99%) TDD
5 8 (8.99%) OO
5 8 (8.99%) Web Application Development
5 8 (8.99%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (7.87%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (7.87%) E-Commerce
6 7 (7.87%) Scrum
7 5 (5.62%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.49%) Analytics
8 4 (4.49%) Web Development
8 4 (4.49%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.49%) CRM
9 3 (3.37%) OOA/OOD
9 3 (3.37%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.47%) C#
2 18 (20.22%) SQL
3 6 (6.74%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.62%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (58.43%) MCITP
3 49 (55.06%) MCSE
4 36 (40.45%) MCP
5 29 (32.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 27 (30.34%) MCSA
7 18 (20.22%) MCSD
8 16 (17.98%) CCA
8 16 (17.98%) Citrix Certification
8 16 (17.98%) NCDA
8 16 (17.98%) NCIE
8 16 (17.98%) VCAP
9 12 (13.48%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (12.36%) CCIA
10 11 (12.36%) VTSP
10 11 (12.36%) CCEA
11 9 (10.11%) CCNA
12 8 (8.99%) MCAD
13 6 (6.74%) MCDBA
14 5 (5.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (41.57%) Active Directory
2 32 (35.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (31.46%) Hyper-V
4 21 (23.60%) XenDesktop
5 20 (22.47%) vSphere
6 11 (12.36%) vCloud
7 10 (11.24%) XenApp
7 10 (11.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (6.74%) VMware ESX
9 5 (5.62%) XenServer
10 3 (3.37%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.12%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) NetBackup
1 5 (5.62%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.49%) SCCM
2 4 (4.49%) XenMobile
3 3 (3.37%) SCSM
3 3 (3.37%) SCOM
3 3 (3.37%) WSUS
4 1 (1.12%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 76 (85.39%) Microsoft
2 35 (39.33%) VMware
3 22 (24.72%) Citrix
4 19 (21.35%) EMC
5 16 (17.98%) NetApp
6 14 (15.73%) Cisco
7 13 (14.61%) Dell
8 11 (12.36%) 3PAR
9 5 (5.62%) Symantec
9 5 (5.62%) Veeam
9 5 (5.62%) PlateSpin
9 5 (5.62%) HP
10 4 (4.49%) AppSense
10 4 (4.49%) Xamarin
11 2 (2.25%) Oracle
12 1 (1.12%) Siemens
12 1 (1.12%) Mitel
12 1 (1.12%) Polycom