The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Bicester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 8 - 6
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bicester 9.52% - 23.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.33% - 83.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 5
Average salary £26,000 - £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,913 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-19.25% +5.00%
MCTS
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bicester region.

Qualifications Category
Bicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bicester 28.57% 11.43% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 5
Average salary £27,500 £45,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.88% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £40,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Bicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Bicester

MCTS
Salary Trend in Bicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Bicester region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Bicester

MCTS
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Bicester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bicester 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 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bicester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bicester 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (50.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft