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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 96 79 103
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +24
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 16 49 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.07% 2.71% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.36% 9.26% 5.91%
Number of salaries quoted 8 49 27
Average salary £33,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% +2.56%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
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
476 529 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 31.78% 29.26% 25.83%
Number of salaries quoted 375 463 444
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
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 24 October 2014. 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
Abingdon -6 14 £33,000 -17.50%
Witney +14 1 - -
Bicester - 1 £22,500 -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 72 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (81.94%) MS Excel
2 59 (81.94%) Windows
2 59 (81.94%) MCSE
2 59 (81.94%) MCITP
3 58 (80.56%) Citrix
3 58 (80.56%) VMware
4 56 (77.78%) SAN
4 56 (77.78%) EMC
4 56 (77.78%) HP
4 56 (77.78%) Veeam
5 52 (72.22%) MCSA
6 51 (70.83%) DHCP
6 51 (70.83%) DNS
6 51 (70.83%) Juniper
6 51 (70.83%) Apple
6 51 (70.83%) Wireless
6 51 (70.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 51 (70.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (70.83%) Meru Networks
6 51 (70.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 49 (68.06%) VMware Infrastructure
8 48 (66.67%) Mentoring
9 40 (55.56%) Backup Exec
9 40 (55.56%) Symantec
10 35 (48.61%) Norton AntiVirus
11 20 (27.78%) Microsoft
12 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
13 13 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (18.06%) .NET

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 7 (9.72%) IIS
2 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 59 (81.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 51 (70.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 56 (77.78%) SAN
2 51 (70.83%) Wireless
2 51 (70.83%) DHCP
2 51 (70.83%) DNS
3 2 (2.78%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 42 (58.33%) Support Engineer
2 25 (34.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (34.72%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 14 (19.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 14 (19.44%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (19.44%) Analyst
4 12 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (16.67%) Service Analyst
4 12 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (16.67%) Developer
5 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (13.89%) .NET Developer
6 9 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
6 9 (12.50%) IT Support
7 5 (6.94%) Technical Leader
7 5 (6.94%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 5 (6.94%) Customer Support Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (6.94%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (6.94%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.06%) HTML
1 13 (18.06%) .NET
1 13 (18.06%) ASP.NET
2 6 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Mathematics
2 5 (6.94%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 59 (81.94%) Windows
2 51 (70.83%) Windows Server 2008
2 51 (70.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 13 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (13.89%) Coaching
4 8 (11.11%) People Management
4 8 (11.11%) Web Development
4 8 (11.11%) MVC
5 5 (6.94%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (2.78%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.39%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.39%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.06%) C#
1 13 (18.06%) JavaScript
2 8 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (81.94%) MCSE
2 59 (81.94%) MCITP
3 52 (72.22%) MCSA
4 8 (11.11%) Degree
5 7 (9.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (6.94%) NCDA
6 5 (6.94%) NCIE
6 5 (6.94%) VCAP
7 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.39%) MCP
System Software
1 49 (68.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.72%) XenApp
2 7 (9.72%) XenDesktop
2 7 (9.72%) vSphere
3 5 (6.94%) XenServer
3 5 (6.94%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.94%) VMware ESX
3 5 (6.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 40 (55.56%) Backup Exec
2 35 (48.61%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (6.94%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 58 (80.56%) Citrix
1 58 (80.56%) VMware
2 56 (77.78%) Veeam
2 56 (77.78%) EMC
2 56 (77.78%) HP
3 51 (70.83%) Juniper
3 51 (70.83%) Apple
3 51 (70.83%) Meru Networks
4 40 (55.56%) Symantec
5 20 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 5 (6.94%) Dell
6 5 (6.94%) NetApp
6 5 (6.94%) PlateSpin
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle