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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 185 220 212
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 6 9 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% 0.17% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.49% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 12
Median salary £28,500 £48,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-40.62% +57.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £48,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £50,000 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £34,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+23.18% -13.75%

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
1133 1841 2017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.79% 34.40% 38.13%
Number of salaries quoted 801 1438 1292
Median salary £53,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.63% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +38 3 £30,000 -40.00%
Maidenhead - 3 £28,500 -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (95.83%) Windows
3 18 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 17 (70.83%) MCITP
5 16 (66.67%) MCSA
6 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
7 14 (58.33%) MCP
7 14 (58.33%) VMware
8 13 (54.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (54.17%) MCSE
9 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
10 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
11 10 (41.67%) Hyper-V
12 9 (37.50%) SQL
13 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
13 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
13 8 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (25.00%) Firewall
15 6 (25.00%) Cisco
15 6 (25.00%) MS Office
15 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (20.83%) Office 365
16 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
16 5 (20.83%) Time Management
16 5 (20.83%) Clustering
16 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 5 (20.83%) Risk Analysis
16 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2005
16 5 (20.83%) VLAN

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint Foundation
3 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Office
2 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Office 365
2 3 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (25.00%) Firewall
3 5 (20.83%) VLAN
4 4 (16.67%) SAN
5 3 (12.50%) VPN
6 2 (8.33%) Kerberos
6 2 (8.33%) LAN
6 2 (8.33%) WAN
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.17%) Intranet
7 1 (4.17%) NAS
7 1 (4.17%) Network Security
7 1 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (29.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) DBA
4 5 (20.83%) SQL DBA
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Server DBA
5 4 (16.67%) IT Engineer
5 4 (16.67%) IT Support
5 4 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Applications Support Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) IT Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (20.83%) Clustering
2 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 3 (12.50%) Thin Client
3 2 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (8.33%) PKI
3 2 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (20.83%) Linux
6 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (12.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 3 (12.50%) Ubuntu
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (8.33%) Unix
8 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
8 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (20.83%) Risk Analysis
1 5 (20.83%) Server Virtualisation
1 5 (20.83%) Time Management
2 3 (12.50%) Presales
2 3 (12.50%) Server Monitoring
2 3 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) CRM
3 2 (8.33%) Database Security
3 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Line Management
3 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
4 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
3 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (70.83%) MCITP
3 16 (66.67%) MCSA
4 14 (58.33%) MCP
5 13 (54.17%) MCSE
6 4 (16.67%) CCNA
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (12.50%) CCA
7 3 (12.50%) CCAA
7 3 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (12.50%) VCP5
7 3 (12.50%) VCP6
7 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (12.50%) VTSP
8 1 (4.17%) Degree
8 1 (4.17%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 13 (54.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (41.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (16.67%) XenApp
5 3 (12.50%) vCloud
5 3 (12.50%) vSphere
6 2 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (12.50%) PowerCLI
2 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) SCOM
2 3 (12.50%) vRealize
3 2 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Nagios
4 1 (4.17%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) VMware
2 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (25.00%) Cisco
4 5 (20.83%) Citrix
5 3 (12.50%) Huawei
5 3 (12.50%) NetApp
5 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (8.33%) Juniper
7 1 (4.17%) BT
7 1 (4.17%) CA
7 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.17%) NetIQ