The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Maidenhead region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 48 46 29
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 8 7 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidenhead 1.70% 1.62% 6.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.26% 4.96% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 24
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £44,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,250 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% -6.25%
MCTS
Berkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Maidenhead
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
152 141 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidenhead 32.27% 32.71% 29.51%
Number of salaries quoted 93 107 96
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £76,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

MCTS
Salary Trend in Maidenhead

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Maidenhead

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidenhead

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Maidenhead 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%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) MS Exchange
2 8 (88.89%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (88.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
3 7 (77.78%) MS Office
4 6 (66.67%) SQL
4 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 6 (66.67%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (66.67%) MCP
4 6 (66.67%) MCSA
4 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
4 6 (66.67%) VPN
4 6 (66.67%) Data Analysis
5 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (33.33%) JSON
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (33.33%) Internet
5 3 (33.33%) SAP
5 3 (33.33%) XML
6 2 (22.22%) MCSE

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Maidenhead 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 8 (88.89%) MS Exchange
1 8 (88.89%) Exchange Server 2007
1 8 (88.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (22.22%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MS Office
1 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 6 (66.67%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 6 (66.67%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (66.67%) IT Support Engineer
2 6 (66.67%) IT Support
3 3 (33.33%) Data Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) XML
1 3 (33.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) People Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) MCP
2 6 (66.67%) MCSA
3 2 (22.22%) MCSE
3 2 (22.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
1 8 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) SAP