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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 200 184 122
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -62
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 13 40 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.26% 0.71% 1.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 1.93% 5.28%
Number of salaries quoted 9 29 99
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £33,826 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.43% -
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
1697 2070 1969
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 33.81% 36.70% 35.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1170 1262 1508
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,150 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 3 August 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 3 August 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 5 £25,500 -49.00% 1
Bracknell +23 4 £55,000 +57.14%
Maidenhead +8 2 - -
Windsor +5 1 £22,500 -18.18%
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (92.59%) Microsoft
3 20 (74.07%) Windows
4 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
5 16 (59.26%) MCITP
6 14 (51.85%) MCSE
7 13 (48.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (44.44%) MS Excel
9 11 (40.74%) MS Exchange
9 11 (40.74%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (40.74%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (37.04%) Lync
11 9 (33.33%) Hyper-V
12 8 (29.63%) Unified Communications
12 8 (29.63%) Network Management
12 8 (29.63%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (29.63%) VoIP
13 7 (25.93%) C#
13 7 (25.93%) HTML
13 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
13 7 (25.93%) .NET
13 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
13 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
13 7 (25.93%) CSS
13 7 (25.93%) Entity Framework
13 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (25.93%) .NET Framework
13 7 (25.93%) jQuery
14 6 (22.22%) LINQ
14 6 (22.22%) JSON

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 11 (40.74%) MS Exchange
1 11 (40.74%) Exchange Server 2010
1 11 (40.74%) Exchange Server 2013
2 10 (37.04%) Lync
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) VoIP
1 8 (29.63%) Unified Communications
2 4 (14.81%) DHCP
2 4 (14.81%) DNS
3 2 (7.41%) VPN
4 1 (3.70%) LAN
4 1 (3.70%) Firewall
4 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Voice Engineer
1 8 (29.63%) Build Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Senior Software Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Software Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (11.11%) Help Desk Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) Support Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
1 7 (25.93%) CSS
1 7 (25.93%) .NET Framework
1 7 (25.93%) HTML
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
1 7 (25.93%) jQuery
1 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC
1 7 (25.93%) Entity Framework
2 6 (22.22%) AngularJS
2 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 6 (22.22%) Ajax
2 6 (22.22%) HTML5
2 6 (22.22%) JSON
2 6 (22.22%) WCF
2 6 (22.22%) LINQ
3 1 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) XSLT
3 1 (3.70%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Replication
1 1 (3.70%) iPad
1 1 (3.70%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 8
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Capacity Planning
1 8 (29.63%) Network Management
2 6 (22.22%) Web Application Development
2 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (7.41%) Service Management
6 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.70%) MVC
6 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) C#
1 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
2 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) JAQL
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (59.26%) MCITP
3 14 (51.85%) MCSE
4 4 (14.81%) MCP
5 3 (11.11%) MCSA
6 2 (7.41%) Degree
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (3.70%) CCNA
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.70%) MCPD
7 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 9 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) UAG
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.70%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 25 (92.59%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Symantec
3 1 (3.70%) McAfee
3 1 (3.70%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) Altiris
3 1 (3.70%) SonicWALL
3 1 (3.70%) Draytek
3 1 (3.70%) MobileIron
3 1 (3.70%) Adobe
3 1 (3.70%) Apple
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £13,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £0 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago