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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 205 154 149
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 19 73 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.34% 1.24% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 3.78% 4.44%
Number of salaries quoted 14 58 81
Average salary £65,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+85.71% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £67,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.25% -
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
2087 1932 1916
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.31% 32.93% 35.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1388 1305 1361
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
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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 0 9 £90,000 +157.14%
Reading -24 7 £65,000 +100.00%
Slough +2 1 £22,500 -47.05% 1
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (84.85%) Microsoft
3 22 (66.67%) Windows
4 20 (60.61%) SQL Server
5 18 (54.55%) Active Directory
6 15 (45.45%) C#
6 15 (45.45%) .NET
7 14 (42.42%) MS Excel
8 13 (39.39%) MCP
8 13 (39.39%) MS Exchange
9 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (33.33%) Entity Framework
10 11 (33.33%) .NET Framework
10 11 (33.33%) jQuery
10 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
10 11 (33.33%) SQL
10 11 (33.33%) HTML
10 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET
10 11 (33.33%) CSS
10 11 (33.33%) TCP/IP
11 10 (30.30%) MCSE
11 10 (30.30%) MCITP
11 10 (30.30%) Lync
11 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
12 9 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (24.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (24.24%) JSON
13 8 (24.24%) VMware
13 8 (24.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (39.39%) MS Exchange
2 10 (30.30%) Lync
3 9 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
5 5 (15.15%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (12.12%) IBM Notes
6 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (42.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (24.24%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 8 (24.24%) VoIP
3 5 (15.15%) WAN
3 5 (15.15%) DHCP
3 5 (15.15%) VPN
3 5 (15.15%) DNS
4 4 (12.12%) ISDN
4 4 (12.12%) RTP
5 2 (6.06%) Unified Communications
5 2 (6.06%) PBX
5 2 (6.06%) Internet
6 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.03%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (60.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (24.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (24.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (18.18%) MySQL
4 5 (15.15%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
1 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Support Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (18.18%) Software Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Senior Software Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) IT Support Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) IT Support
3 5 (15.15%) Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Software Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Technical Support
4 4 (12.12%) Systems Support
4 4 (12.12%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Data Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Build Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (45.45%) .NET
2 11 (33.33%) HTML
2 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 11 (33.33%) CSS
2 11 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 11 (33.33%) jQuery
2 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 11 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 8 (24.24%) JSON
4 7 (21.21%) XML
5 6 (18.18%) Ajax
5 6 (18.18%) WCF
5 6 (18.18%) LINQ
5 6 (18.18%) AngularJS
5 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 6 (18.18%) HTML5
6 5 (15.15%) ADO.NET
6 5 (15.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
4 5 (15.15%) Windows 8
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.12%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
1 6 (18.18%) Web Application Development
2 5 (15.15%) MVC
2 5 (15.15%) Data Analysis
3 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
3 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (6.06%) Network Management
3 2 (6.06%) ITIL
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.03%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) C#
2 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 11 (33.33%) SQL
3 6 (18.18%) JAQL
4 4 (12.12%) C++
4 4 (12.12%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (39.39%) MCP
3 10 (30.30%) MCSE
3 10 (30.30%) MCITP
4 7 (21.21%) MCSA
5 5 (15.15%) CCNA
5 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (15.15%) MCPD
6 4 (12.12%) Degree
6 4 (12.12%) CCVP
6 4 (12.12%) CNE
6 4 (12.12%) Novell Certification
7 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 28 (84.85%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) VMware
3 6 (18.18%) Cisco
4 4 (12.12%) Lotus
4 4 (12.12%) Oracle
5 2 (6.06%) SAP
5 2 (6.06%) Avaya
6 1 (3.03%) McAfee
6 1 (3.03%) MobileIron
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