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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 210 160 122
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -38
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 15 74 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.26% 1.28% 2.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 3.64% 5.62%
Number of salaries quoted 11 70 107
Average salary £30,500 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.85% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
2180 2032 1922
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.89% 35.14% 35.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1318 1390 1551
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £67,000
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
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 24 December 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
Maidenhead +13 7 £30,000 -7.69%
Slough -4 5 £30,500 -3.17% 1
Reading -21 2 - - 1
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (94.12%) Microsoft
3 35 (68.63%) Windows
3 35 (68.63%) Active Directory
4 34 (66.67%) MS Exchange
5 33 (64.71%) MCSE
5 33 (64.71%) VMware
5 33 (64.71%) MCITP
5 33 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 28 (54.90%) SQL Server
6 28 (54.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 28 (54.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 25 (49.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 23 (45.10%) MS Excel
9 22 (43.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (41.18%) Windows 7
11 18 (35.29%) TCP/IP
12 17 (33.33%) MS Office
12 17 (33.33%) MCP
12 17 (33.33%) Citrix
12 17 (33.33%) XenDesktop
12 17 (33.33%) vSphere
13 16 (31.37%) MCSA
13 16 (31.37%) Cisco
13 16 (31.37%) Hyper-V
14 15 (29.41%) CCA
14 15 (29.41%) Citrix Certification
14 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (27.45%) VPN

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 34 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 28 (54.90%) Exchange Server 2007
2 28 (54.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (17.65%) Lync
5 4 (7.84%) IBM Notes
6 2 (3.92%) IIS
6 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (45.10%) MS Excel
2 17 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (35.29%) TCP/IP
2 14 (27.45%) VPN
3 11 (21.57%) WAAS
3 11 (21.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (9.80%) VoIP
5 4 (7.84%) WAN
5 4 (7.84%) DHCP
5 4 (7.84%) ISDN
5 4 (7.84%) DNS
5 4 (7.84%) NetScaler
5 4 (7.84%) Internet
5 4 (7.84%) RTP
6 3 (5.88%) SAN
7 2 (3.92%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.96%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (54.90%) SQL Server
2 15 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (23.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (11.76%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.92%) Text Mining
6 2 (3.92%) Data Mining
6 2 (3.92%) Big Data
6 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.92%) Subversion
1 2 (3.92%) JIRA
1 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.96%) Games
2 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Architect
1 16 (31.37%) Support Engineer
2 11 (21.57%) Support Analyst
2 11 (21.57%) Analyst
2 11 (21.57%) Solutions Architect
2 11 (21.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 11 (21.57%) Virtualisation Architect
2 11 (21.57%) Storage Architect
2 11 (21.57%) Storage Solutions Architect
3 10 (19.61%) IT Support
3 10 (19.61%) Consultant
4 7 (13.73%) IT Support Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) IT Support Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (7.84%) Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Technical Support
6 4 (7.84%) Systems Support
6 4 (7.84%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) .NET
2 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
2 4 (7.84%) Application Packaging
3 3 (5.88%) WCF
3 3 (5.88%) XML
3 3 (5.88%) JSON
3 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.92%) Lucene
4 2 (3.92%) WPF
4 2 (3.92%) jQuery
5 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.96%) CSS
5 1 (1.96%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (1.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) CLARiiON
1 11 (21.57%) Celerra
2 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.92%) EqualLogic
3 2 (3.92%) Social Media
4 1 (1.96%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 35 (68.63%) Windows
2 22 (43.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (41.18%) Windows 7
4 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (13.73%) Windows 8
7 4 (7.84%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) Mobile Device Management
2 6 (11.76%) Data Analysis
3 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.88%) MVC
4 3 (5.88%) ITIL
4 3 (5.88%) OO
4 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.92%) CRM
5 2 (3.92%) Software Engineering
5 2 (3.92%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (3.92%) Web Development
5 2 (3.92%) Analytics
5 2 (3.92%) People Management
6 1 (1.96%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.96%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.96%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.96%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (1.96%) BDD
6 1 (1.96%) CQRS
6 1 (1.96%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) SQL
2 8 (15.69%) C#
3 4 (7.84%) C++
3 4 (7.84%) Java
4 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (64.71%) MCSE
2 33 (64.71%) MCITP
3 25 (49.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 17 (33.33%) MCP
5 16 (31.37%) MCSA
6 15 (29.41%) CCA
6 15 (29.41%) Citrix Certification
7 13 (25.49%) NCDA
7 13 (25.49%) NCIE
7 13 (25.49%) VCAP
8 12 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (23.53%) CCNA
9 11 (21.57%) CCEA
9 11 (21.57%) VTSP
9 11 (21.57%) CCIA
10 6 (11.76%) Degree
11 4 (7.84%) CNE
11 4 (7.84%) Novell Certification
11 4 (7.84%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (68.63%) Active Directory
2 33 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 17 (33.33%) vSphere
4 16 (31.37%) Hyper-V
5 11 (21.57%) vCloud
6 6 (11.76%) XenApp
6 6 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.92%) XenServer
7 2 (3.92%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) XenMobile
2 2 (3.92%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.92%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.96%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) SCOM
3 1 (1.96%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.96%) SCSM
Vendors
1 48 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 33 (64.71%) VMware
3 17 (33.33%) Citrix
4 16 (31.37%) Cisco
5 13 (25.49%) NetApp
5 13 (25.49%) EMC
6 11 (21.57%) 3PAR
7 10 (19.61%) Dell
8 4 (7.84%) Oracle
8 4 (7.84%) Lotus
8 4 (7.84%) AppSense
9 3 (5.88%) SAP
10 2 (3.92%) HP
10 2 (3.92%) PlateSpin
10 2 (3.92%) Veeam
10 2 (3.92%) Symantec
10 2 (3.92%) Xamarin
11 1 (1.96%) Avaya
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