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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 202 174 114
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -60
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 16 48 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 0.86% 2.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.90% 2.34% 5.87%
Number of salaries quoted 12 40 110
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -5.55%
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
1778 2047 1941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 35.17% 36.60% 35.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1198 1325 1483
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,900 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

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 1 July 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 July 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
Bracknell +19 8 £55,000 +57.14%
Reading -23 4 £24,500 -16.94% 1
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Windsor - 1 £22,500 -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (86.11%) Microsoft
3 25 (69.44%) Windows
4 21 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 21 (58.33%) MCITP
5 17 (47.22%) MCSE
6 14 (38.89%) MS Excel
7 13 (36.11%) MS Exchange
7 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (36.11%) Lync
7 13 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (30.56%) Entity Framework
8 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (30.56%) jQuery
8 11 (30.56%) .NET Framework
8 11 (30.56%) C#
8 11 (30.56%) HTML
8 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
8 11 (30.56%) .NET
8 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
8 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET
8 11 (30.56%) CSS
9 10 (27.78%) MCP
9 10 (27.78%) Hyper-V
10 9 (25.00%) VoIP
11 8 (22.22%) Unified Communications
11 8 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (22.22%) Network Management
12 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (36.11%) MS Exchange
1 13 (36.11%) Lync
1 13 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 13 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (19.44%) SharePoint
3 5 (13.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (38.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Office 365
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) VoIP
2 8 (22.22%) Unified Communications
3 4 (11.11%) DNS
3 4 (11.11%) DHCP
4 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.56%) WAN
5 2 (5.56%) LAN
6 1 (2.78%) PBX
6 1 (2.78%) VPN
6 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.67%) MySQL
3 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
1 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Support Engineer
1 8 (22.22%) Voice Engineer
1 8 (22.22%) Build Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Architect
3 5 (13.89%) Software Architect
3 5 (13.89%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (11.11%) Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Help Desk Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 3 (8.33%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET
1 11 (30.56%) CSS
1 11 (30.56%) .NET Framework
1 11 (30.56%) HTML
1 11 (30.56%) .NET
1 11 (30.56%) jQuery
1 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET MVC
1 11 (30.56%) Entity Framework
2 6 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 6 (16.67%) Ajax
2 6 (16.67%) HTML5
2 6 (16.67%) JSON
2 6 (16.67%) WCF
2 6 (16.67%) LINQ
3 5 (13.89%) XML
3 5 (13.89%) XSLT
3 5 (13.89%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Replication
1 1 (2.78%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 25 (69.44%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 6 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
1 8 (22.22%) Network Management
2 6 (16.67%) Web Application Development
2 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 5 (13.89%) MVC
4 4 (11.11%) ITIL
5 3 (8.33%) Migration
6 2 (5.56%) Service Management
6 2 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (2.78%) Coaching
7 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) C#
1 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
2 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) JAQL
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (58.33%) MCITP
3 17 (47.22%) MCSE
4 10 (27.78%) MCP
5 5 (13.89%) MCPD
6 3 (8.33%) MCSA
7 2 (5.56%) CCNA
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (5.56%) Degree
8 1 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (2.78%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (27.78%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.78%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) SCCM
1 2 (5.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (5.56%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 31 (86.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) VMware
3 2 (5.56%) MobileIron
3 2 (5.56%) McAfee
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco
4 1 (2.78%) Avaya
4 1 (2.78%) Symantec