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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 204 151 115
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -36
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 18 69 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.33% 1.29% 2.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 3.77% 6.38%
Number of salaries quoted 15 65 113
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 £26,300 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £50,000 £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
2057 1828 1803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.54% 34.09% 34.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1349 1277 1422
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 £29,000 £29,000
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 27 January 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 27 January 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
Slough +2 7 £30,500 +5.17%
Maidenhead - 4 £31,250 -
Reading -12 3 £65,000 +116.66% 3
Bracknell -25 1 £60,000 +71.42%
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (90.70%) Microsoft
3 34 (79.07%) Active Directory
4 32 (74.42%) Windows
5 29 (67.44%) MS Exchange
6 28 (65.12%) MCITP
7 27 (62.79%) VMware
7 27 (62.79%) MCSE
8 25 (58.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (58.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 25 (58.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 22 (51.16%) SQL Server
10 19 (44.19%) MS Excel
10 19 (44.19%) TCP/IP
11 18 (41.86%) MCP
11 18 (41.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (41.86%) Windows 7
12 17 (39.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (39.53%) MS Office
13 14 (32.56%) MCSA
13 14 (32.56%) Cisco
14 13 (30.23%) VPN
15 12 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (27.91%) CCNA
16 11 (25.58%) Lync
16 11 (25.58%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (23.26%) vSphere
17 10 (23.26%) XenDesktop
17 10 (23.26%) Hyper-V

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 29 (67.44%) MS Exchange
2 25 (58.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 25 (58.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (25.58%) Lync
4 9 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
6 4 (9.30%) IBM Notes
7 3 (6.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.33%) IIS
8 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (44.19%) MS Excel
2 17 (39.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (44.19%) TCP/IP
2 13 (30.23%) VPN
3 8 (18.60%) WAAS
3 8 (18.60%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (13.95%) VoIP
5 5 (11.63%) WAN
5 5 (11.63%) DHCP
5 5 (11.63%) DNS
6 4 (9.30%) ISDN
6 4 (9.30%) RTP
7 3 (6.98%) Internet
8 2 (4.65%) PBX
8 2 (4.65%) Unified Communications
8 2 (4.65%) NetScaler
9 1 (2.33%) LAN
9 1 (2.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (51.16%) SQL Server
2 11 (25.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (13.95%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
1 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Support Engineer
2 13 (30.23%) Architect
3 11 (25.58%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (23.26%) Analyst
4 10 (23.26%) Support Analyst
4 10 (23.26%) IT Support
5 9 (20.93%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (18.60%) Storage Architect
6 8 (18.60%) Virtualisation Architect
6 8 (18.60%) Storage Solutions Architect
7 7 (16.28%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (13.95%) IT Support Analyst
8 6 (13.95%) Consultant
9 5 (11.63%) Technical Support
9 5 (11.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (9.30%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 4 (9.30%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (9.30%) Systems Support
10 4 (9.30%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) .NET
2 6 (13.95%) XML
3 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
4 3 (6.98%) JSON
4 3 (6.98%) XSLT
4 3 (6.98%) ADO.NET
4 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.98%) CSS
4 3 (6.98%) jQuery
4 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (6.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (6.98%) HTML
5 2 (4.65%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) CLARiiON
1 8 (18.60%) Celerra
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 32 (74.42%) Windows
2 18 (41.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 18 (41.86%) Windows 7
3 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.63%) Windows 8
6 4 (9.30%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) Mobile Device Management
2 6 (13.95%) Data Analysis
3 3 (6.98%) ITIL
3 3 (6.98%) MVC
4 1 (2.33%) Migration
4 1 (2.33%) Service Management
4 1 (2.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.33%) Coaching
4 1 (2.33%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) C#
2 6 (13.95%) SQL
3 4 (9.30%) C++
3 4 (9.30%) Java
4 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (65.12%) MCITP
3 27 (62.79%) MCSE
4 18 (41.86%) MCP
5 17 (39.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (32.56%) MCSA
7 12 (27.91%) CCNA
7 12 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (23.26%) CCA
8 10 (23.26%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (18.60%) CCEA
9 8 (18.60%) NCDA
9 8 (18.60%) NCIE
9 8 (18.60%) VCAP
9 8 (18.60%) VTSP
9 8 (18.60%) CCIA
10 4 (9.30%) Degree
10 4 (9.30%) CNE
10 4 (9.30%) Novell Certification
10 4 (9.30%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (79.07%) Active Directory
2 25 (58.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (23.26%) Hyper-V
3 10 (23.26%) XenDesktop
3 10 (23.26%) vSphere
4 8 (18.60%) vCloud
5 2 (4.65%) XenApp
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) XenMobile
2 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (90.70%) Microsoft
2 27 (62.79%) VMware
3 14 (32.56%) Cisco
4 10 (23.26%) Citrix
5 8 (18.60%) EMC
5 8 (18.60%) NetApp
5 8 (18.60%) 3PAR
6 7 (16.28%) Dell
7 4 (9.30%) Oracle
7 4 (9.30%) Lotus
8 3 (6.98%) SAP
9 2 (4.65%) Avaya
9 2 (4.65%) AppSense
10 1 (2.33%) McAfee
10 1 (2.33%) MobileIron
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