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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 225 205 163
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -42
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 9 20 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.17% 0.36% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.96% 3.50%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 59
Average salary £50,000 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.73% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
1682 2073 1831
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 32.63% 37.33% 33.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1297 1425 1272
Average salary £55,000 £48,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.98% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £69,700
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
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 11 February 2016. 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 +3 4 £50,000 -23.07%
Newbury - 4 £48,000 -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 23 (69.70%) MCSE
4 22 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 18 (54.55%) ITIL
6 17 (51.52%) MCITP
7 16 (48.48%) Skype for Business
8 15 (45.45%) MCSA
9 13 (39.39%) Windows
9 13 (39.39%) MS Excel
9 13 (39.39%) LAN
9 13 (39.39%) WAN
9 13 (39.39%) Cisco
10 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
10 12 (36.36%) Degree
11 11 (33.33%) Wireless
11 11 (33.33%) SQL
11 11 (33.33%) .NET
11 11 (33.33%) MS Exchange
11 11 (33.33%) TCP/IP
12 10 (30.30%) MOS
12 10 (30.30%) Coaching
13 9 (27.27%) Windows Server
13 9 (27.27%) Computer Science
14 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (24.24%) SLA
14 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (21.21%) Network Monitoring
15 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
15 7 (21.21%) CCNA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 16 (48.48%) Skype for Business
2 11 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 5 (15.15%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Foundation
6 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (39.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.12%) MS Office
3 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP CCM
1 1 (3.03%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Office 365
1 5 (15.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (39.39%) LAN
1 13 (39.39%) WAN
2 11 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 11 (33.33%) Wireless
3 7 (21.21%) Firewall
4 5 (15.15%) DHCP
4 5 (15.15%) DNS
5 4 (12.12%) PABX
6 1 (3.03%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) Big Data
2 5 (15.15%) Data Mining
2 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (15.15%) Text Mining
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (3.03%) MySQL
4 1 (3.03%) OLTP
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 5 (15.15%) JIRA
2 5 (15.15%) Subversion
2 5 (15.15%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Engineer
1 7 (21.21%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) .NET Developer
2 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET Developer
2 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 5 (15.15%) C# .NET Developer
2 5 (15.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 5 (15.15%) C# Developer
2 5 (15.15%) C# WCF Developer
2 5 (15.15%) C# WPF Developer
2 5 (15.15%) Developer
2 5 (15.15%) WCF Developer
2 5 (15.15%) WPF Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Exchange Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Lync Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Office 365 Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) .NET
2 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (15.15%) jQuery
3 5 (15.15%) Lucene
3 5 (15.15%) WCF
3 5 (15.15%) WPF
4 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.03%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
3 5 (15.15%) Social Media
4 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (15.15%) Apple iOS
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) ITIL
2 10 (30.30%) Coaching
3 7 (21.21%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.15%) Analytics
5 5 (15.15%) CRM
5 5 (15.15%) Migration
5 5 (15.15%) MVC
5 5 (15.15%) OO
5 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
5 5 (15.15%) Web Development
6 4 (12.12%) ITIL V3
6 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
7 3 (9.09%) Service Management
8 2 (6.06%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (6.06%) High Availability
8 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (3.03%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) C#
3 4 (12.12%) VB
3 4 (12.12%) VBScript
4 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (69.70%) MCSE
3 17 (51.52%) MCITP
4 15 (45.45%) MCSA
5 12 (36.36%) Degree
6 10 (30.30%) MOS
7 7 (21.21%) CCNA
7 7 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (21.21%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (21.21%) MCSD
8 6 (18.18%) MCP
9 1 (3.03%) OCA
9 1 (3.03%) OCP
9 1 (3.03%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.09%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Cacti
2 5 (15.15%) SCOM
3 4 (12.12%) MOM
4 3 (9.09%) SCCM
5 2 (6.06%) WSUS
6 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
6 1 (3.03%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (3.03%) Nagios
6 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
6 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 13 (39.39%) Cisco
3 7 (21.21%) Fortinet
3 7 (21.21%) SolarWinds
3 7 (21.21%) Sophos
4 5 (15.15%) Xamarin
5 3 (9.09%) Citrix
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle
6 2 (6.06%) VMware
7 1 (3.03%) BT
7 1 (3.03%) CA
7 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.03%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.03%) JD Edwards
7 1 (3.03%) Juniper
7 1 (3.03%) Polycom
7 1 (3.03%) SAP
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec