The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 67 69 72
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 0.37% 0.16% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.22% 0.54% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 5
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
MCTS
Surrey

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

Qualifications Category
Guildford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
164 186 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 30.43% 29.02% 32.36%
Number of salaries quoted 126 147 164
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

MCTS
Salary Trend in Guildford

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Guildford

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Guildford 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) T-SQL
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
2 5 (83.33%) MCDBA
2 5 (83.33%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (83.33%) ETL
2 5 (83.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (83.33%) MCITP
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (66.67%) Degree
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (33.33%) High Availability
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (33.33%) Clustering
5 2 (33.33%) Replication
6 1 (16.67%) SCCM
6 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (16.67%) WMI
6 1 (16.67%) AppSense
6 1 (16.67%) Altiris
6 1 (16.67%) Firewall
6 1 (16.67%) Juniper
6 1 (16.67%) Symantec

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Guildford 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) DBA
1 5 (83.33%) SQL DBA
2 3 (50.00%) Database Manager
2 3 (50.00%) DBA Manager
3 2 (33.33%) Junior
3 2 (33.33%) Junior DBA
3 2 (33.33%) Junior SQL DBA
4 1 (16.67%) Administrator
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (83.33%) ETL
1 5 (83.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) T-SQL
2 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCDBA
2 5 (83.33%) MCITP
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
3 4 (66.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Altiris
2 1 (16.67%) AppSense
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec