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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 64 80 65
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 11 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.51% 0.32% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.85% 0.98% 4.90%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 10
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +57.14%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
MCTS
Oxfordshire

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

Qualifications Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
227 305 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 31.10% 32.34% 25.15%
Number of salaries quoted 204 272 189
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,545
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

MCTS
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Oxford

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (58.33%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) HTML
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (58.33%) .NET
2 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Mentoring
3 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (50.00%) IIS
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) SAN
4 5 (41.67%) NetApp
4 5 (41.67%) Symantec
4 5 (41.67%) HP
4 5 (41.67%) Dell
4 5 (41.67%) EMC
4 5 (41.67%) Citrix
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) MCSE
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 5 (41.67%) VMware ESX
4 5 (41.67%) NetBackup
4 5 (41.67%) Backup Exec
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (41.67%) XenApp
4 5 (41.67%) XenServer
4 5 (41.67%) XenDesktop

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 6 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Consultant
2 5 (41.67%) Consultant
2 5 (41.67%) Technical Consultant
2 5 (41.67%) .NET Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Technical Leader
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 4 (33.33%) Technical Developer
3 4 (33.33%) C# Programmer
3 4 (33.33%) Programmer
3 4 (33.33%) Lead Programmer
3 4 (33.33%) Lead C# Developer
3 4 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Lead Developer
4 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (25.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) HTML
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
1 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
2 4 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) EqualLogic
2 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) Mentoring
2 5 (41.67%) Coaching
2 5 (41.67%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (25.00%) Web Development
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C#
1 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (41.67%) MCITP
2 5 (41.67%) NCDA
2 5 (41.67%) NCIE
2 5 (41.67%) VCAP
2 5 (41.67%) MCSE
3 3 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware ESX
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
1 5 (41.67%) XenApp
1 5 (41.67%) XenServer
1 5 (41.67%) XenDesktop
1 5 (41.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) NetBackup
1 5 (41.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) HP
2 5 (41.67%) Dell
2 5 (41.67%) EMC
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
2 5 (41.67%) NetApp
2 5 (41.67%) Symantec
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) PlateSpin
2 5 (41.67%) Veeam