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

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 70 - 55
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.43% - 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.61% - 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Average salary £22,500 - £20,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
186 148 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 26.76% 21.83% 25.62%
Number of salaries quoted 144 132 92
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,950 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,500 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 9 February 2016, 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 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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (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