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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 44 64
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton - 0.33% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.37% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Average salary - £40,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
61 73 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 24.70% 24.41% 26.51%
Number of salaries quoted 56 70 126
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £30,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,250 £55,000
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 30 January 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (100.00%) Dimensional Modelling
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) NAS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Kimball Methodology
1 2 (100.00%) Database Security
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) DBA
1 2 (100.00%) Administrator
1 2 (100.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (50.00%) Senior SQL DBA
2 1 (50.00%) Senior DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 2 (100.00%) Dimensional Modelling
1 2 (100.00%) Kimball Methodology
1 2 (100.00%) Database Security
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware