The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 126 119 75
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -44
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 10 14 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.45% 0.61% 3.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.46% 1.98% 9.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 60
Average salary £29,500 £47,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.89% +23.37%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
684 706 630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 31.01% 30.76% 31.55%
Number of salaries quoted 476 501 548
Average salary £42,500 £43,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% +4.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 April 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
High Wycombe - 5 - -
Milton Keynes -19 2 £29,500 -37.89%
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (81.82%) MCSE
2 9 (81.82%) MCITP
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (72.73%) Office 365
3 8 (72.73%) MS Exchange
4 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (63.64%) Migration
4 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (63.64%) Forefront TMG
4 7 (63.64%) Lync
4 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (54.55%) VMware
6 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
6 5 (45.45%) MS Office
7 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
7 4 (36.36%) Coaching
8 3 (27.27%) MCP
8 3 (27.27%) MCSA
8 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
8 3 (27.27%) Cisco
8 3 (27.27%) Degree
8 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
9 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
9 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (18.18%) WSUS

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 8 (72.73%) MS Exchange
2 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (63.64%) Lync
2 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (18.18%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Office
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (72.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) QlikView
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) Senior IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
2 4 (36.36%) Coaching
3 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) ERP
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (18.18%) Data Transformation
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 1 (9.09%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) VBScript
1 2 (18.18%) VB
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (81.82%) MCITP
2 9 (81.82%) MCSE
3 3 (27.27%) MCSA
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) MCP
4 1 (9.09%) HNC
4 1 (9.09%) HND
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (9.09%) CCENT
4 1 (9.09%) CCIE
4 1 (9.09%) CCNP
4 1 (9.09%) CCNA
4 1 (9.09%) CCDA
4 1 (9.09%) CCDP
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) ISO 9000
1 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (9.09%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) WSUS
2 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) Jaspersoft
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
5 1 (9.09%) SOTI