The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 43 -
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton - 0.33% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.54% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £40,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -
MCTS
Bedfordshire

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

Qualifications Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
67 65 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 29.78% 21.52% 22.15%
Number of salaries quoted 57 58 91
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +20.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,650 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

MCTS
Salary Trend in Luton

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Luton

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) IIS
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 4 (80.00%) NAS
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) MCSA
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (80.00%) Data Modelling
2 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Refactoring
2 4 (80.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 4 (80.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 4 (80.00%) Database Security
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 4 (80.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
1 4 (80.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) DBA
1 4 (80.00%) Administrator
1 4 (80.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Senior DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Senior SQL DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (80.00%) Data Modelling
1 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Refactoring
1 4 (80.00%) Dimensional Modelling
1 4 (80.00%) Kimball Methodology
1 4 (80.00%) Database Security
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) CCA
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix