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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 108 73 98
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +25
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 6 45 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.40% 2.95% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 10.64% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4 27 23
Average salary £34,250 £33,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.78% -17.50%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +0.62%
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
497 423 561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 33.02% 27.72% 33.10%
Number of salaries quoted 372 357 479
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

MCTS
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -16 2 £41,000 -18.00%
Bicester - 2 £26,000 -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 6 (100.00%) MCSA
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) DHCP
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCNA
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) MCP
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) MCITP
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) WSUS
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) MQSeries

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Adaptiv
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) DHCP
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (33.33%) Financial Institution
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (33.33%) Data Management
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSA
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCITP
2 4 (66.67%) CCNA
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCP
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) SunGard
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Dell
3 2 (33.33%) Intel
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) VMware