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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 127 - 86
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 0 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.061% - 2.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% - 8.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 30
Average salary £25,000 - £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
501 350 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 30.47% 24.84% 25.23%
Number of salaries quoted 384 288 313
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,750 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 5 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MCSA
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) MCITP
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (60.00%) MCP
2 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) ERP
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Adaptiv
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) IT Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) IT Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) IT Support
1 3 (60.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) IT Support Technician
1 3 (60.00%) IT Technician
1 3 (60.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Support Technician
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ERP
1 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) Data Management
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
1 5 (100.00%) MCITP
1 5 (100.00%) MCSA
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCP
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Dell
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Intel
2 2 (40.00%) SunGard