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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 65 - 66
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.31% - 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.32% - 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 7
Average salary £21,500 - £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £20,300 - £37,300
10% offered a salary of more than £22,700 - £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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
151 228 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.05% 38.19% 23.93%
Number of salaries quoted 135 193 130
Average salary £36,500 £35,783 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% -8.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Lotus
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) BT
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) Lync
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) WSUS

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 2 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (100.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) People Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (100.00%) WSUS
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Lotus
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) BT