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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 115 76 86
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +10
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 49 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.13% 2.85% 2.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 10.86% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1 49 56
Average salary £33,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% -
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
426 451 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 28.29% 26.24% 27.22%
Number of salaries quoted 341 384 517
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% -2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £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
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 December 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 -17 2 £33,000 -26.66%
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (81.82%) MS Excel
3 26 (78.79%) Windows
3 26 (78.79%) MCSE
3 26 (78.79%) MCITP
4 25 (75.76%) HP
4 25 (75.76%) EMC
4 25 (75.76%) Citrix
4 25 (75.76%) SAN
4 25 (75.76%) VMware
4 25 (75.76%) Veeam
5 24 (72.73%) MCSA
6 23 (69.70%) DHCP
6 23 (69.70%) DNS
6 23 (69.70%) Juniper
6 23 (69.70%) Apple
6 23 (69.70%) Wireless
6 23 (69.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (69.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 23 (69.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (69.70%) Meru Networks
7 20 (60.61%) Mentoring
8 18 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (45.45%) Symantec
9 15 (45.45%) Backup Exec
10 13 (39.39%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
12 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
13 7 (21.21%) C#
13 7 (21.21%) HTML

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 27 (81.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (69.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (75.76%) SAN
2 23 (69.70%) Wireless
2 23 (69.70%) DHCP
2 23 (69.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 21 (63.64%) Support Engineer
2 17 (51.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 17 (51.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Developer
4 5 (15.15%) .NET Developer
4 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Lead Developer
5 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Leader
5 3 (9.09%) Lead C# Developer
5 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) IT Support
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Developer
5 3 (9.09%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) HTML
1 7 (21.21%) .NET
1 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
2 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Mathematics
2 2 (6.06%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 26 (78.79%) Windows
2 23 (69.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 23 (69.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Mentoring
2 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.15%) Coaching
4 4 (12.12%) People Management
4 4 (12.12%) Web Development
4 4 (12.12%) MVC
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.03%) Document Management
6 1 (3.03%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) C#
1 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (78.79%) MCSE
2 26 (78.79%) MCITP
3 24 (72.73%) MCSA
4 4 (12.12%) Degree
5 2 (6.06%) NCDA
5 2 (6.06%) NCIE
5 2 (6.06%) VCAP
5 2 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.03%) MCP
System Software
1 18 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.06%) XenApp
2 2 (6.06%) XenServer
2 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
2 2 (6.06%) vSphere
2 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (45.45%) Backup Exec
2 13 (39.39%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (6.06%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) HP
1 25 (75.76%) EMC
1 25 (75.76%) Citrix
1 25 (75.76%) VMware
1 25 (75.76%) Veeam
2 23 (69.70%) Meru Networks
2 23 (69.70%) Apple
2 23 (69.70%) Juniper
3 15 (45.45%) Symantec
4 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.06%) Dell
5 2 (6.06%) NetApp
5 2 (6.06%) PlateSpin
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle
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