The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 90 78 69
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 9 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.19% 0.93% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 3.18% 5.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 15
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- -2.59%
MCTS
Buckinghamshire

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

Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
375 283 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 34.82% 29.24% 30.29%
Number of salaries quoted 269 240 231
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,400 £55,000 £55,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

MCTS
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes 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
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) MCITP
2 8 (88.89%) MCSE
3 6 (66.67%) Windows
4 5 (55.56%) HP
5 4 (44.44%) NetApp
5 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
5 4 (44.44%) VMware
5 4 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
5 4 (44.44%) Veeam
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (44.44%) NCDA
5 4 (44.44%) NCIE
5 4 (44.44%) Lync
5 4 (44.44%) VCAP
6 3 (33.33%) VTSP
6 3 (33.33%) Office 365
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (33.33%) VCDX
6 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity
6 3 (33.33%) Migration
6 3 (33.33%) Replication
6 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 3 (33.33%) MS Office
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco
6 3 (33.33%) Active Directory

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (44.44%) MS Exchange
1 4 (44.44%) Lync
2 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) PBX
2 1 (11.11%) PSTN
2 1 (11.11%) SMTP
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) MPLS
2 1 (11.11%) H.323
2 1 (11.11%) NAS
2 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Storage Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Communications Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Document Management
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) MCITP
2 8 (88.89%) MCSE
3 4 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (44.44%) NCDA
3 4 (44.44%) NCIE
3 4 (44.44%) VCAP
4 3 (33.33%) VTSP
4 3 (33.33%) VCDX
5 1 (11.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) XenServer
3 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
3 1 (11.11%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
1 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) HP
3 4 (44.44%) NetApp
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) Veeam
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 1 (11.11%) Mitel
5 1 (11.11%) Meridio
5 1 (11.11%) PlateSpin
5 1 (11.11%) Polycom
5 1 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) Siemens
5 1 (11.11%) Symantec