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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 108 77 69
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 15 45 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.76% 2.45% 3.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.58% 8.36% 9.60%
Number of salaries quoted 11 43 66
Average salary £50,000 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.05% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
581 538 708
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 29.42% 29.26% 37.64%
Number of salaries quoted 419 471 602
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 16 September 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 -3 7 £50,000 +5.26%
Milton Keynes -14 7 £47,500 -5.00%
Amersham -4 3 £50,000 +66.66%
Marlow +2 1 £55,000 +61.76%
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (96.43%) MCITP
3 26 (92.86%) MCSE
4 24 (85.71%) Windows
5 18 (64.29%) MS Exchange
5 18 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (64.29%) Lync
6 17 (60.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
7 16 (57.14%) Migration
8 15 (53.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (53.57%) MS Excel
9 14 (50.00%) VMware
9 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (50.00%) Hyper-V
9 14 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (42.86%) Forefront TMG
11 9 (32.14%) HP
12 8 (28.57%) NetApp
12 8 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (28.57%) NCDA
12 8 (28.57%) NCIE
12 8 (28.57%) Veeam
12 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
12 8 (28.57%) Coaching
12 8 (28.57%) VCAP
13 7 (25.00%) Office 365
14 6 (21.43%) SAN

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 18 (64.29%) MS Exchange
1 18 (64.29%) Lync
2 15 (53.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
5 3 (10.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (3.57%) IIS
6 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (53.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) PBX
2 1 (3.57%) PSTN
2 1 (3.57%) SMTP
2 1 (3.57%) DHCP
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) MPLS
2 1 (3.57%) H.323
2 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Consultant
2 10 (35.71%) Support Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 5 (17.86%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (17.86%) Technical Consultant
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Storage Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) DBA
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Developer
7 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.57%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (3.57%) SQL DBA
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Communications Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) EqualLogic
2 3 (10.71%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 18 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (60.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Migration
2 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 8 (28.57%) Coaching
3 5 (17.86%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (10.71%) Business Continuity
5 2 (7.14%) Line Management
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL
6 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.57%) Change Management
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.57%) Document Management
6 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (96.43%) MCITP
3 26 (92.86%) MCSE
4 8 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (28.57%) NCDA
4 8 (28.57%) NCIE
4 8 (28.57%) VCAP
5 3 (10.71%) MCSA
5 3 (10.71%) VCDX
5 3 (10.71%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.71%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 12 (42.86%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (17.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (17.86%) VMware ESX
4 5 (17.86%) XenApp
4 5 (17.86%) XenServer
4 5 (17.86%) XenDesktop
4 5 (17.86%) vSphere
5 1 (3.57%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) NetBackup
1 5 (17.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (50.00%) VMware
3 9 (32.14%) HP
4 8 (28.57%) NetApp
4 8 (28.57%) Veeam
5 5 (17.86%) Dell
5 5 (17.86%) EMC
5 5 (17.86%) Citrix
5 5 (17.86%) Symantec
5 5 (17.86%) PlateSpin
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco
7 1 (3.57%) Siemens
7 1 (3.57%) Meridio
7 1 (3.57%) Mitel
7 1 (3.57%) Polycom