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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 55 49 56
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 5 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.24% 0.27% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.94% 1.20% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 8
Average salary £65,000 £50,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% +8.10%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
72 83 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 17.87% 22.74% 41.15%
Number of salaries quoted 66 78 157
Average salary £45,250 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.12% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,750 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Luton region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Luton

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) MCITP
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (66.67%) SQL
4 6 (66.67%) MCSE
4 6 (66.67%) SAN
5 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
5 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
5 5 (55.56%) IIS
5 5 (55.56%) ITIL
5 5 (55.56%) PRINCE2
5 5 (55.56%) MCSA
5 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
5 5 (55.56%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (55.56%) Data Modelling
5 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (55.56%) Refactoring
5 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (55.56%) Dimensional Modelling
5 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (55.56%) NAS
5 5 (55.56%) Kimball Methodology
5 5 (55.56%) Database Security
5 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 5 (55.56%) IIS
2 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) SAN
2 5 (55.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
1 5 (55.56%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) DBA
1 5 (55.56%) Administrator
1 5 (55.56%) SQL DBA
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Senior SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
1 5 (55.56%) PRINCE2
1 5 (55.56%) Data Modelling
1 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Refactoring
1 5 (55.56%) Dimensional Modelling
1 5 (55.56%) Kimball Methodology
1 5 (55.56%) Database Security
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) MCITP
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) MCSE
3 5 (55.56%) MCSA
4 3 (33.33%) CCA
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (11.11%) NCDA
5 1 (11.11%) NCIE
5 1 (11.11%) VCAP
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) XenApp
2 3 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
4 1 (11.11%) XenServer
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) EMC
3 1 (11.11%) NetApp
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec
3 1 (11.11%) PlateSpin
3 1 (11.11%) Veeam