The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the High Wycombe region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 38 44 32
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 6 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 1.95% 2.55% 2.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.88% 7.53% 8.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 4
Average salary £23,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-54.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
MCTS
Buckinghamshire

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

Qualifications Category
High Wycombe
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
123 93 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 39.94% 33.82% 27.67%
Number of salaries quoted 89 55 50
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £34,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +45.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,150
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

MCTS
Salary Trend in High Wycombe

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

MCTS Salary Trend in High Wycombe

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the High Wycombe 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (100.00%) MCITP
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (80.00%) MCSE
3 8 (80.00%) Migration
3 8 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (80.00%) Office 365
3 8 (80.00%) Lync
4 7 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
5 6 (60.00%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
6 5 (50.00%) Coaching
6 5 (50.00%) MS Office
7 2 (20.00%) VMware
7 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (10.00%) Android
8 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
8 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (10.00%) Time Management
8 1 (10.00%) Windows 7

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the High Wycombe 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 9 (90.00%) MS Exchange
1 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (80.00%) Lync
3 7 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (80.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Field Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) Replication
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 5 (50.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (100.00%) MCITP
2 8 (80.00%) MCSE
3 1 (10.00%) MCSA
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix