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 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 68 -
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff - 0.29% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.18% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 0
Median salary - £21,500 -
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
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
139 170 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.72% 25.00% 38.25%
Number of salaries quoted 125 141 196
Median salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,550 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 2 May 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%) Cisco
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%) Software Distribution
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Law
2 2 (66.67%) Replication
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Supplier Management
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP

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
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 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Systems Administrator
2 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
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Software Distribution
1 2 (66.67%) Supplier Management
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%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Dell