The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Oxford region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 80 69
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford - 0.80% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.58% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 1
Average salary - £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.78%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
313 310 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 34.10% 30.88% 30.61%
Number of salaries quoted 286 263 189
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £32,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
Oxfordshire

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 18 April 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MVC
2 8 (80.00%) Scrum
2 8 (80.00%) Tandem
2 8 (80.00%) TDD
2 8 (80.00%) NUnit
2 8 (80.00%) NHibernate
2 8 (80.00%) WCF
2 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (80.00%) C#
2 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) MCP
2 8 (80.00%) MCAD
2 8 (80.00%) MCSD
2 8 (80.00%) MonoRail
2 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (80.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 8 (80.00%) Castle Windsor
2 8 (80.00%) Razor View Engine
2 8 (80.00%) Web Application Development
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (20.00%) Office 365
3 2 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) MCITP
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (20.00%) Lync
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (10.00%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) NUnit
1 8 (80.00%) Rhino Mocks
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
1 8 (80.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) NHibernate
1 8 (80.00%) WCF
1 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
1 8 (80.00%) MonoRail
1 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 8 (80.00%) Castle Windsor
1 8 (80.00%) Razor View Engine
1 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Tandem
2 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) MVC
1 8 (80.00%) Scrum
1 8 (80.00%) TDD
1 8 (80.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCP
2 8 (80.00%) MCAD
2 8 (80.00%) MCSD
3 2 (20.00%) MCITP
3 2 (20.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
1 1 (10.00%) SCVMM
1 1 (10.00%) SCDPM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOrch
1 1 (10.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Lotus
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Dell