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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 118 113 62
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -51
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 10 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.17% 0.51% 3.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 1.73% 10.04%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 74
Average salary £29,500 £47,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.89% +23.37%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
561 577 737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 30.98% 29.53% 38.63%
Number of salaries quoted 413 415 648
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 3 March 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
Milton Keynes -8 2 £29,500 -37.89% 1
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) MCP
3 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) MCSA
3 3 (60.00%) MCITP
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) Jaspersoft
4 2 (40.00%) Data Transformation
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (40.00%) Lync
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) WSUS
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (40.00%) QlikView
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (40.00%) Lync
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) QlikView
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) Senior IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) EDI
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Data Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) VBScript
1 2 (40.00%) VB
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCITP
2 3 (60.00%) MCP
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
2 3 (60.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) CCENT
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (20.00%) CCIE
4 1 (20.00%) CCNP
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) CCDA
4 1 (20.00%) CCDP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) Jaspersoft
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
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