The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 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 High Wycombe region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 36 35 38
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 9 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 3.59% 0.43% 3.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.54% 1.85% 10.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 9
Average salary £50,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
High Wycombe
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
78 54 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 31.08% 23.18% 30.98%
Number of salaries quoted 47 48 81
Average salary £50,000 £39,246 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.40% -1.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,300 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
Buckinghamshire

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 August 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) MCSE
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) MCITP
2 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (63.64%) Forefront TMG
2 7 (63.64%) Lync
2 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (36.36%) VCAP
3 4 (36.36%) NCDA
3 4 (36.36%) NCIE
3 4 (36.36%) HP
3 4 (36.36%) Dell
3 4 (36.36%) EMC
3 4 (36.36%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) SAN
3 4 (36.36%) NetApp
3 4 (36.36%) Symantec
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) VMware ESX
3 4 (36.36%) NetBackup

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
1 7 (63.64%) Lync
1 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) SAN
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Support Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Technical Consultant
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Consultant
2 4 (36.36%) Consultant
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) MCSE
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) MCITP
2 4 (36.36%) VCAP
2 4 (36.36%) NCDA
2 4 (36.36%) NCIE
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
1 7 (63.64%) Forefront TMG
2 4 (36.36%) VMware ESX
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
2 4 (36.36%) XenApp
2 4 (36.36%) XenServer
2 4 (36.36%) XenDesktop
2 4 (36.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) NetBackup
1 4 (36.36%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) HP
2 4 (36.36%) Dell
2 4 (36.36%) EMC
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix
2 4 (36.36%) NetApp
2 4 (36.36%) Symantec
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) PlateSpin
2 4 (36.36%) Veeam