The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Milton Keynes region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 86 72 64
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 7 20 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.61% 1.73% 2.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 6.23% 6.70%
Number of salaries quoted 7 20 24
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
391 321 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 34.09% 27.74% 37.14%
Number of salaries quoted 286 279 300
Average salary £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
Buckinghamshire

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 July 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 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 14 (82.35%) MCITP
3 12 (70.59%) Windows
3 12 (70.59%) MCSE
4 11 (64.71%) Hyper-V
5 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
5 8 (47.06%) HP
5 8 (47.06%) VMware
5 8 (47.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (41.18%) Cisco
6 7 (41.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
7 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
7 6 (35.29%) Citrix
7 6 (35.29%) Migration
7 6 (35.29%) SCCM
7 6 (35.29%) vSphere
7 6 (35.29%) NCDA
7 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (35.29%) VCAP
8 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
8 5 (29.41%) SAN
8 5 (29.41%) NetApp
8 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (29.41%) Symantec
8 5 (29.41%) Blackberry
8 5 (29.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
2 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
2 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (29.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2000
4 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (23.53%) Lync
5 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) SAN
2 4 (23.53%) Unified Communications
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
4 1 (5.88%) DNS
4 1 (5.88%) MPLS
4 1 (5.88%) H.323
4 1 (5.88%) PBX
4 1 (5.88%) PSTN
4 1 (5.88%) SMTP
4 1 (5.88%) DHCP
4 1 (5.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Consultant
2 5 (29.41%) Technical Consultant
2 5 (29.41%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Storage Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) DBA
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Communications Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Blackberry
1 5 (29.41%) Clustering
2 3 (17.65%) EqualLogic
3 2 (11.76%) Celerra
3 2 (11.76%) Replication
3 2 (11.76%) CLARiiON
4 1 (5.88%) PKI
4 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
2 4 (23.53%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Document Management
4 1 (5.88%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (82.35%) MCITP
3 12 (70.59%) MCSE
4 8 (47.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (35.29%) NCDA
5 6 (35.29%) VCAP
6 5 (29.41%) NCIE
7 4 (23.53%) CCEE
7 4 (23.53%) VCDX
7 4 (23.53%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (11.76%) CCNA
8 2 (11.76%) CCIE
8 2 (11.76%) CCA
8 2 (11.76%) HP AIS
8 2 (11.76%) HP ASE
8 2 (11.76%) HP MASE
8 2 (11.76%) CCIA
8 2 (11.76%) VTSP
9 1 (5.88%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Hyper-V
2 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
4 6 (35.29%) vSphere
5 5 (29.41%) UAG
5 5 (29.41%) XenApp
5 5 (29.41%) XenServer
5 5 (29.41%) XenDesktop
6 4 (23.53%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
8 2 (11.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) SCCM
2 4 (23.53%) SCOM
2 4 (23.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (23.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (23.53%) MOM
2 4 (23.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) HP
2 8 (47.06%) VMware
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco
4 6 (35.29%) Citrix
5 5 (29.41%) NetApp
5 5 (29.41%) Symantec
6 4 (23.53%) Dell
7 3 (17.65%) EMC
7 3 (17.65%) Veeam
8 2 (11.76%) AppSense
8 2 (11.76%) Mitel
9 1 (5.88%) Meridio
9 1 (5.88%) PlateSpin
9 1 (5.88%) Polycom
9 1 (5.88%) Siemens
9 1 (5.88%) Avaya