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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 205 149 119
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -30
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 19 74 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 1.38% 2.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 4.19% 6.09%
Number of salaries quoted 14 63 106
Average salary £43,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.85% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,900 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
2171 1766 1773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 40.39% 32.93% 34.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1498 1227 1286
Average salary £48,250 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Reading -23 7 £65,000 +195.45% 3
Slough +6 5 £30,500 -28.23%
Bracknell -17 4 £75,000 +114.28%
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 22 (61.11%) SQL Server
5 21 (58.33%) Active Directory
6 17 (47.22%) MS Exchange
7 15 (41.67%) MS Excel
7 15 (41.67%) MCSE
7 15 (41.67%) VMware
7 15 (41.67%) MCITP
8 14 (38.89%) MCP
9 13 (36.11%) .NET
9 13 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (33.33%) Windows 7
10 12 (33.33%) C#
10 12 (33.33%) TCP/IP
11 9 (25.00%) Cisco
11 9 (25.00%) SQL
11 9 (25.00%) MS Office
11 9 (25.00%) .NET Framework
11 9 (25.00%) Lync
12 8 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (22.22%) jQuery
12 8 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 17 (47.22%) MS Exchange
2 13 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 13 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (25.00%) Lync
4 7 (19.44%) SharePoint
5 5 (13.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (11.11%) IBM Notes
7 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (16.67%) VoIP
2 6 (16.67%) VPN
3 5 (13.89%) DNS
3 5 (13.89%) WAN
3 5 (13.89%) DHCP
4 4 (11.11%) ISDN
4 4 (11.11%) RTP
5 3 (8.33%) Internet
5 3 (8.33%) WAAS
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (5.56%) NetScaler
6 2 (5.56%) PBX
7 1 (2.78%) LAN
7 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (8.33%) MySQL
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
1 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Support Engineer
2 10 (27.78%) Architect
3 8 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (19.44%) IT Support Engineer
4 7 (19.44%) IT Support
5 6 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (13.89%) Software Architect
6 5 (13.89%) Technical Support
7 4 (11.11%) Systems Support
7 4 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (11.11%) Consultant
8 3 (8.33%) Software Engineer
8 3 (8.33%) Analyst
8 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
8 3 (8.33%) Data Analyst
8 3 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (8.33%) Virtualisation Architect
8 3 (8.33%) Storage Architect
8 3 (8.33%) Storage Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) .NET
2 9 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 8 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (22.22%) jQuery
3 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 8 (22.22%) CSS
3 8 (22.22%) XML
3 8 (22.22%) HTML
4 6 (16.67%) JSON
5 5 (13.89%) XSLT
5 5 (13.89%) ADO.NET
6 3 (8.33%) Ajax
6 3 (8.33%) WCF
6 3 (8.33%) LINQ
6 3 (8.33%) HTML5
6 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
6 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (5.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) CLARiiON
1 3 (8.33%) Celerra
1 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (69.44%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 5 (13.89%) MVC
3 4 (11.11%) ITIL
4 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (8.33%) Web Application Development
5 1 (2.78%) Migration
5 1 (2.78%) Service Management
5 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.78%) Coaching
5 1 (2.78%) People Management
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) C#
2 9 (25.00%) SQL
3 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.11%) Java
4 4 (11.11%) C++
5 3 (8.33%) JAQL
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (41.67%) MCSE
2 15 (41.67%) MCITP
3 14 (38.89%) MCP
4 8 (22.22%) MCSA
5 5 (13.89%) CCNA
5 5 (13.89%) CCA
5 5 (13.89%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (13.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (13.89%) MCPD
6 4 (11.11%) Degree
6 4 (11.11%) CCVP
6 4 (11.11%) CNE
6 4 (11.11%) Novell Certification
7 3 (8.33%) CCEA
7 3 (8.33%) NCDA
7 3 (8.33%) NCIE
7 3 (8.33%) VCAP
7 3 (8.33%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.89%) vSphere
3 5 (13.89%) Hyper-V
3 5 (13.89%) XenDesktop
4 3 (8.33%) vCloud
5 2 (5.56%) XenApp
5 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) XenMobile
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (86.11%) Microsoft
2 15 (41.67%) VMware
3 9 (25.00%) Cisco
4 5 (13.89%) Citrix
5 4 (11.11%) Oracle
5 4 (11.11%) Lotus
6 3 (8.33%) EMC
6 3 (8.33%) NetApp
6 3 (8.33%) SAP
6 3 (8.33%) 3PAR
7 2 (5.56%) AppSense
7 2 (5.56%) Avaya
8 1 (2.78%) McAfee
8 1 (2.78%) MobileIron
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