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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 79 78 78
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.25% 0.70% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 2.24% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 6
Average salary £41,000 £50,000 £58,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.00% -14.89%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
245 268 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 30.90% 31.46% 34.80%
Number of salaries quoted 198 246 291
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,857 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +2.14%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware