The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 84 81
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 34 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire - 2.18% 2.58%
As % of the Qualifications category - 8.59% 9.36%
Number of salaries quoted 0 33 51
Average salary - £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
353 396 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 25.21% 25.35% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 292 321 497
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) MCSE
2 13 (92.86%) MCSA
2 13 (92.86%) MS Excel
2 13 (92.86%) MCITP
3 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (85.71%) Veeam
3 12 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (85.71%) Meru Networks
3 12 (85.71%) DHCP
3 12 (85.71%) DNS
3 12 (85.71%) Wireless
3 12 (85.71%) HP
3 12 (85.71%) EMC
3 12 (85.71%) Citrix
3 12 (85.71%) VMware
3 12 (85.71%) Juniper
3 12 (85.71%) SAN
3 12 (85.71%) Apple
4 7 (50.00%) Mentoring
5 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (42.86%) Symantec
5 6 (42.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (42.86%) Backup Exec
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 1 (7.14%) MS Office
7 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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.

Applications
1 13 (92.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) DHCP
1 12 (85.71%) DNS
1 12 (85.71%) SAN
1 12 (85.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Support Engineer
2 12 (85.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (85.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Support
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (7.14%) Coaching
2 1 (7.14%) People Management
2 1 (7.14%) MVC
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) Document Management
2 1 (7.14%) Web Development
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) MCITP
2 13 (92.86%) MCSE
2 13 (92.86%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) MCP
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (42.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) HP
1 12 (85.71%) EMC
1 12 (85.71%) Citrix
1 12 (85.71%) Juniper
1 12 (85.71%) Apple
1 12 (85.71%) VMware
1 12 (85.71%) Veeam
1 12 (85.71%) Meru Networks
2 6 (42.86%) Symantec
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle