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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 88 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 8 16 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.69% 1.69% 2.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 5.61% 6.61%
Number of salaries quoted 8 16 22
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
401 285 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 34.60% 30.06% 37.33%
Number of salaries quoted 276 254 288
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +14.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 August 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) MCSE
2 12 (92.31%) MCITP
3 9 (69.23%) Windows
4 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
4 7 (53.85%) HP
4 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
6 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (38.46%) NCDA
6 5 (38.46%) Lync
6 5 (38.46%) VCAP
6 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
6 5 (38.46%) Migration
6 5 (38.46%) VMware
6 5 (38.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (30.77%) MS Office
7 4 (30.77%) Cisco
7 4 (30.77%) NetApp
7 4 (30.77%) Office 365
7 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (30.77%) NCIE
7 4 (30.77%) Veeam
8 3 (23.08%) VCDX
8 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (23.08%) SAN

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
2 5 (38.46%) Lync
2 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
3 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2000
5 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (7.69%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) PBX
3 1 (7.69%) PSTN
3 1 (7.69%) SMTP
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) H.323
3 1 (7.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Storage Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Communications Manager
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Clustering
1 3 (23.08%) Replication
1 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) EqualLogic
2 1 (7.69%) PKI
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Document Management
4 1 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) MCSE
2 12 (92.31%) MCITP
3 5 (38.46%) NCDA
3 5 (38.46%) VCAP
3 5 (38.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (30.77%) NCIE
5 3 (23.08%) VCDX
5 3 (23.08%) VTSP
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (15.38%) CCIE
6 2 (15.38%) CCNA
7 1 (7.69%) VCP5
7 1 (7.69%) CCDA
7 1 (7.69%) CCNP
7 1 (7.69%) MCSA
7 1 (7.69%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 3 (23.08%) UAG
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (15.38%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (15.38%) vSphere
5 1 (7.69%) XenApp
5 1 (7.69%) XenServer
5 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
5 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) MOM
1 2 (15.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (15.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (15.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
2 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) HP
3 5 (38.46%) VMware
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) NetApp
4 4 (30.77%) Veeam
5 3 (23.08%) Symantec
6 2 (15.38%) Mitel
6 2 (15.38%) Citrix
6 2 (15.38%) Dell
7 1 (7.69%) PlateSpin
7 1 (7.69%) Polycom
7 1 (7.69%) EMC
7 1 (7.69%) Avaya
7 1 (7.69%) Siemens
7 1 (7.69%) Meridio