The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 70 - 70
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.45% - 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.66% - 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 1
Median salary £42,500 - £21,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -12.50%
MCTS
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
181 220 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 27.34% 25.85% 26.30%
Number of salaries quoted 171 203 144
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £59,100
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of job ads across the Cardiff region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

MCTS
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Cardiff

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Cardiff

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) VoIP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) WSUS
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (66.67%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Software Distribution
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Replication
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Junior
1 1 (33.33%) Junior Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (66.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
1 2 (66.67%) Software Distribution
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) WSUS
2 2 (66.67%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Dell