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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 108 72 66
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 17 43 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.84% 2.36% 3.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.83% 7.88% 10.41%
Number of salaries quoted 12 42 67
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
601 546 663
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 29.55% 29.97% 36.09%
Number of salaries quoted 420 483 580
Average salary £45,000 £41,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 August 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 +1 9 £50,000 -
Milton Keynes -14 8 £47,500 -5.00%
Amersham -2 4 £50,000 +66.66%
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (96.67%) Microsoft
2 29 (96.67%) MCITP
3 28 (93.33%) MCSE
4 26 (86.67%) Windows
5 20 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (63.33%) MS Exchange
7 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
8 17 (56.67%) Migration
8 17 (56.67%) Lync
8 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (50.00%) Hyper-V
11 14 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (46.67%) VMware
11 14 (46.67%) MS Excel
12 13 (43.33%) Exchange Server 2007
12 13 (43.33%) Forefront TMG
12 13 (43.33%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (33.33%) HP
14 9 (30.00%) VCAP
14 9 (30.00%) NCDA
14 9 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (26.67%) NCIE
15 8 (26.67%) Veeam
15 8 (26.67%) NetApp
16 7 (23.33%) SAN
16 7 (23.33%) Symantec
16 7 (23.33%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (23.33%) Office 365

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (63.33%) MS Exchange
2 17 (56.67%) Lync
3 16 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (43.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (43.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 3 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) SAN
2 2 (6.67%) Firewall
2 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) PBX
3 1 (3.33%) PSTN
3 1 (3.33%) SMTP
3 1 (3.33%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) DHCP
3 1 (3.33%) MPLS
3 1 (3.33%) H.323
3 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Consultant
2 10 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 4 (13.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 4 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Storage Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) DBA
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.33%) .NET Developer
8 1 (3.33%) SQL Server DBA
8 1 (3.33%) SQL DBA
8 1 (3.33%) Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Technical Leader
8 1 (3.33%) Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) EqualLogic
2 3 (10.00%) Replication
2 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (86.67%) Windows
2 20 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Migration
2 5 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.33%) Change Management
5 1 (3.33%) Project Management
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.33%) Document Management
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.33%) C#
2 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (96.67%) MCITP
3 28 (93.33%) MCSE
4 9 (30.00%) VCAP
4 9 (30.00%) NCDA
4 9 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (26.67%) NCIE
6 3 (10.00%) MCSA
6 3 (10.00%) VTSP
6 3 (10.00%) VCDX
7 1 (3.33%) CCIE
7 1 (3.33%) CCNA
7 1 (3.33%) CCDA
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.33%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.00%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 14 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (43.33%) Forefront TMG
5 7 (23.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (20.00%) vSphere
7 5 (16.67%) VMware ESX
7 5 (16.67%) XenApp
7 5 (16.67%) XenServer
7 5 (16.67%) XenDesktop
8 3 (10.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 5 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
2 2 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (6.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (6.67%) MOM
2 2 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (96.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (46.67%) VMware
3 10 (33.33%) HP
4 8 (26.67%) Veeam
4 8 (26.67%) NetApp
5 7 (23.33%) Symantec
6 6 (20.00%) Citrix
6 6 (20.00%) Dell
7 5 (16.67%) EMC
7 5 (16.67%) PlateSpin
8 3 (10.00%) Cisco
9 1 (3.33%) Siemens
9 1 (3.33%) Polycom
9 1 (3.33%) Meridio
9 1 (3.33%) Mitel
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Softcat
Salary: Competitive, Benefits and Bonus Scheme
Posted: 13 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Centric Resource
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago