The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Guildford region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 86 60 69
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 26 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 0.11% 2.93% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 7.45% 5.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1 25 15
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Guildford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
310 349 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 34.03% 39.35% 35.74%
Number of salaries quoted 270 248 265
Average salary £46,000 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.23% +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
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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 18 April 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (75.00%) MCP
2 6 (75.00%) MCAD
2 6 (75.00%) MCSD
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
2 6 (75.00%) Streaming Music
2 6 (75.00%) WCF
2 6 (75.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (75.00%) Dependency Injection
2 6 (75.00%) MVC
2 6 (75.00%) Node.js
2 6 (75.00%) Ninject
2 6 (75.00%) KnockoutJS
2 6 (75.00%) Web Application Development
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (25.00%) Lync
3 2 (25.00%) MCITP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) SSL
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (75.00%) Node.js
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (25.00%) Lync
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
1 1 (12.50%) NetScreen
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
1 6 (75.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
1 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (75.00%) WCF
1 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 6 (75.00%) Ninject
1 6 (75.00%) KnockoutJS
1 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) TDD
1 6 (75.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 6 (75.00%) Dependency Injection
1 6 (75.00%) MVC
1 6 (75.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) MCP
2 6 (75.00%) MCAD
2 6 (75.00%) MCSD
3 2 (25.00%) MCITP
3 2 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) UAG
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Juniper
1 1 (12.50%) CommVault