The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Buckinghamshire region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 113 85 68
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 20 42 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.94% 2.10% 3.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.05% 7.12% 9.75%
Number of salaries quoted 12 42 68
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
655 590 708
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 30.72% 29.53% 36.74%
Number of salaries quoted 453 513 615
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,050 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCTS
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
High Wycombe +2 10 £50,000 +8.10%
Milton Keynes -19 7 £47,500 -5.00%
Amersham -1 4 £50,000 +66.66%
Marlow - 2 - -
Aylesbury -18 1 £45,000 +80.00%
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (91.43%) Microsoft
3 31 (88.57%) MCITP
4 29 (82.86%) Windows
4 29 (82.86%) MCSE
5 21 (60.00%) MS Exchange
5 21 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (57.14%) Hyper-V
7 19 (54.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
8 18 (51.43%) Migration
9 17 (48.57%) Lync
9 17 (48.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (48.57%) VMware
10 16 (45.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 16 (45.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (42.86%) MS Excel
12 14 (40.00%) Forefront TMG
13 13 (37.14%) Exchange Server 2013
14 12 (34.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (34.29%) HP
15 11 (31.43%) Microsoft App-V
16 10 (28.57%) NCDA
16 10 (28.57%) vSphere
16 10 (28.57%) Citrix
16 10 (28.57%) VCAP
17 9 (25.71%) SAN
17 9 (25.71%) NetApp
17 9 (25.71%) Symantec
17 9 (25.71%) NCIE

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 21 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 19 (54.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (48.57%) Lync
4 16 (45.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (37.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
7 5 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (2.86%) IIS
10 1 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 15 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) SAN
2 5 (14.29%) Unified Communications
3 2 (5.71%) Firewall
3 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.86%) VPN
4 1 (2.86%) DNS
4 1 (2.86%) MPLS
4 1 (2.86%) H.323
4 1 (2.86%) PBX
4 1 (2.86%) PSTN
4 1 (2.86%) SMTP
4 1 (2.86%) DHCP
4 1 (2.86%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Consultant
2 10 (28.57%) Technical Consultant
2 10 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 5 (14.29%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 5 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Communications Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.86%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (2.86%) SQL DBA
6 1 (2.86%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) HTML
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) EqualLogic
2 5 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 5 (14.29%) Clustering
3 2 (5.71%) Replication
3 2 (5.71%) CLARiiON
3 2 (5.71%) Celerra
4 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (82.86%) Windows
2 21 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (45.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Migration
2 5 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (11.43%) Network Load Balancing
3 4 (11.43%) Data Protection
4 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL
4 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.86%) Change Management
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.86%) Project Management
5 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.86%) Document Management
5 1 (2.86%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.86%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.86%) C#
2 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (88.57%) MCITP
3 29 (82.86%) MCSE
4 12 (34.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (28.57%) NCDA
5 10 (28.57%) VCAP
6 9 (25.71%) NCIE
7 4 (11.43%) CCEE
7 4 (11.43%) VCDX
7 4 (11.43%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (8.57%) MCSA
9 2 (5.71%) CCIE
9 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (5.71%) CCNA
9 2 (5.71%) CCA
9 2 (5.71%) HP AIS
9 2 (5.71%) HP ASE
9 2 (5.71%) HP MASE
9 2 (5.71%) CCIA
9 2 (5.71%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.71%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 20 (57.14%) Hyper-V
2 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
3 17 (48.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (40.00%) Forefront TMG
5 11 (31.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (28.57%) vSphere
7 9 (25.71%) XenApp
7 9 (25.71%) XenServer
7 9 (25.71%) XenDesktop
8 7 (20.00%) VMware ESX
9 5 (14.29%) UAG
10 2 (5.71%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) SCCM
2 5 (14.29%) SCOM
2 5 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 5 (14.29%) Backup Exec
3 4 (11.43%) MOM
3 4 (11.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (11.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (11.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 32 (91.43%) Microsoft
2 17 (48.57%) VMware
3 12 (34.29%) HP
4 10 (28.57%) Citrix
5 9 (25.71%) NetApp
5 9 (25.71%) Symantec
6 8 (22.86%) Dell
7 7 (20.00%) EMC
7 7 (20.00%) Cisco
7 7 (20.00%) Veeam
8 5 (14.29%) PlateSpin
9 2 (5.71%) AppSense
9 2 (5.71%) Mitel
10 1 (2.86%) Meridio
10 1 (2.86%) Polycom
10 1 (2.86%) Siemens
10 1 (2.86%) Avaya
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