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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 181 135 147
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 41 88 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.70% 1.58% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.88% 4.61% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 31 84 82
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
2177 1908 1874
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.06% 34.34% 33.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1319 1426 1557
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 £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 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
Reading -17 23 £50,000 -2.43% 1
Windsor -11 7 £27,500 -38.88%
Slough -2 5 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Wokingham -14 1 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Maidenhead -33 1 - -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 97 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (78.35%) Microsoft
3 51 (52.58%) Windows
4 50 (51.55%) MCSE
5 47 (48.45%) MCITP
6 44 (45.36%) SQL Server
7 41 (42.27%) MCP
8 40 (41.24%) MS Exchange
9 36 (37.11%) MS Excel
10 33 (34.02%) Active Directory
11 32 (32.99%) MCSA
11 32 (32.99%) VMware
11 32 (32.99%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (27.84%) C#
12 27 (27.84%) .NET
12 27 (27.84%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (26.80%) VMware Infrastructure
14 25 (25.77%) Windows 7
15 24 (24.74%) MCSD
15 24 (24.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 24 (24.74%) Hyper-V
16 23 (23.71%) SQL
17 22 (22.68%) ASP.NET
17 22 (22.68%) SQL Server 2012
18 21 (21.65%) WCF
19 20 (20.62%) Exchange Server 2007
19 20 (20.62%) Exchange Server 2010
20 18 (18.56%) EMC
20 18 (18.56%) Citrix
20 18 (18.56%) SAN

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 40 (41.24%) MS Exchange
2 20 (20.62%) Exchange Server 2007
2 20 (20.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (12.37%) SharePoint
4 8 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (8.25%) Lync
5 3 (3.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.09%) IIS
5 3 (3.09%) CMS
6 2 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.03%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 36 (37.11%) MS Excel
2 13 (13.40%) MS Office
3 1 (1.03%) MS Project
3 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.34%) Office 365
2 4 (4.12%) SaaS
3 3 (3.09%) IaaS
4 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.56%) SAN
2 12 (12.37%) TCP/IP
3 11 (11.34%) Internet
4 9 (9.28%) VPN
5 7 (7.22%) WAAS
5 7 (7.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (6.19%) Unified Communications
6 6 (6.19%) LDAP
7 5 (5.15%) DNS
7 5 (5.15%) DHCP
8 4 (4.12%) PBX
8 4 (4.12%) NetScaler
9 3 (3.09%) Firewall
9 3 (3.09%) IP Telephony
10 2 (2.06%) Wireshark
11 1 (1.03%) MPLS
11 1 (1.03%) H.323
11 1 (1.03%) PSTN
11 1 (1.03%) WAN
11 1 (1.03%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (45.36%) SQL Server
2 22 (22.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (17.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (14.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (5.15%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.12%) Big Data
6 4 (4.12%) Text Mining
6 4 (4.12%) Data Mining
7 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.03%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (14.43%) Subversion
2 10 (10.31%) Visual Studio
2 10 (10.31%) NUnit
2 10 (10.31%) Rhino Mocks
3 7 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.12%) JIRA
4 4 (4.12%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (11.34%) Games
2 6 (6.19%) Finance
3 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (25.77%) Developer
1 25 (25.77%) Support Engineer
2 24 (24.74%) Consultant
3 18 (18.56%) .NET Developer
4 15 (15.46%) Architect
5 13 (13.40%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (12.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (10.31%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (9.28%) Technical Consultant
8 9 (9.28%) Senior Consultant
9 8 (8.25%) Analyst
9 8 (8.25%) Support Analyst
10 7 (7.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (7.22%) Virtualisation Architect
10 7 (7.22%) Storage Architect
10 7 (7.22%) Storage Solutions Architect
11 6 (6.19%) IT Support
11 6 (6.19%) SharePoint Developer
12 5 (5.15%) C# Developer
12 5 (5.15%) Senior Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (27.84%) .NET
2 22 (22.68%) ASP.NET
3 21 (21.65%) WCF
4 16 (16.49%) Ajax
5 15 (15.46%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (13.40%) LINQ
7 12 (12.37%) HTML
8 11 (11.34%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 11 (11.34%) Razor View Engine
9 10 (10.31%) Castle Windsor
9 10 (10.31%) MonoRail
9 10 (10.31%) jQuery
9 10 (10.31%) NHibernate
10 8 (8.25%) Web Services
11 7 (7.22%) CSS
12 6 (6.19%) XML
12 6 (6.19%) WSDL
12 6 (6.19%) HTML5
12 6 (6.19%) CSS3
13 4 (4.12%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.37%) Clustering
2 7 (7.22%) CLARiiON
2 7 (7.22%) Celerra
3 5 (5.15%) EqualLogic
3 5 (5.15%) Replication
4 4 (4.12%) Social Media
4 4 (4.12%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.09%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.09%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.06%) IPTV
7 1 (1.03%) PKI
7 1 (1.03%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 51 (52.58%) Windows
2 32 (32.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (27.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (25.77%) Windows 7
5 16 (16.49%) Windows 8
6 13 (13.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.12%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.46%) MVC
2 13 (13.40%) ITIL
3 12 (12.37%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (12.37%) Migration
4 11 (11.34%) TDD
4 11 (11.34%) Web Application Development
4 11 (11.34%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (10.31%) Scrum
5 10 (10.31%) E-Commerce
6 8 (8.25%) OO
7 7 (7.22%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.15%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (4.12%) Web Development
9 4 (4.12%) Software Engineering
9 4 (4.12%) CRM
9 4 (4.12%) Analytics
10 3 (3.09%) OOA/OOD
10 3 (3.09%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.84%) C#
2 23 (23.71%) SQL
3 9 (9.28%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.19%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 97 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (51.55%) MCSE
3 47 (48.45%) MCITP
4 41 (42.27%) MCP
5 32 (32.99%) MCSA
6 24 (24.74%) MCSD
6 24 (24.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (13.40%) NCDA
7 13 (13.40%) VCAP
7 13 (13.40%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (12.37%) NCIE
9 11 (11.34%) CCA
9 11 (11.34%) Citrix Certification
9 11 (11.34%) MCAD
10 10 (10.31%) CCNA
11 9 (9.28%) Degree
12 7 (7.22%) VTSP
12 7 (7.22%) CCIA
12 7 (7.22%) CCEA
12 7 (7.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.34%) SLA
2 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (34.02%) Active Directory
2 26 (26.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (24.74%) Hyper-V
4 16 (16.49%) XenDesktop
4 16 (16.49%) vSphere
5 10 (10.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (9.28%) XenApp
7 7 (7.22%) vCloud
8 6 (6.19%) VMware ESX
9 5 (5.15%) XenServer
10 3 (3.09%) Terminal Services
11 2 (2.06%) UAG
12 1 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 5 (5.15%) NetBackup
1 5 (5.15%) Backup Exec
1 5 (5.15%) SCCM
1 5 (5.15%) SCOM
2 3 (3.09%) WSUS
2 3 (3.09%) SCSM
2 3 (3.09%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.03%) MOM
3 1 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.03%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 76 (78.35%) Microsoft
2 32 (32.99%) VMware
3 18 (18.56%) EMC
3 18 (18.56%) Citrix
4 13 (13.40%) Dell
5 12 (12.37%) NetApp
6 11 (11.34%) Cisco
7 7 (7.22%) HP
7 7 (7.22%) 3PAR
8 6 (6.19%) Symantec
9 5 (5.15%) PlateSpin
9 5 (5.15%) Veeam
10 4 (4.12%) Xamarin
11 3 (3.09%) AppSense
11 3 (3.09%) Oracle
12 2 (2.06%) Mitel
13 1 (1.03%) Polycom
13 1 (1.03%) Siemens
13 1 (1.03%) Avaya
Wokingham
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £12,500 to £15,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago