The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 29 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 144 119 101
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 4 25 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.18% 1.02% 1.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 2.53% 4.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2 21 38
Average salary £24,500 £26,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.54% -42.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £22,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £62,500 £63,250
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
MCTS
Berkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
831 990 845
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 36.64% 40.33% 37.86%
Number of salaries quoted 570 679 676
Average salary £45,000 £49,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,579 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MCTS
Salary Trend in Reading

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Reading

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 7 (63.64%) MCP
3 7 (63.64%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
4 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 4 (36.36%) DNS
5 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
5 4 (36.36%) DHCP
5 4 (36.36%) C#
5 4 (36.36%) HTML
5 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 4 (36.36%) .NET
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
5 4 (36.36%) ADO.NET
5 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
5 4 (36.36%) CSS
5 4 (36.36%) XML
5 4 (36.36%) XSLT
5 4 (36.36%) ITIL
5 4 (36.36%) MVC
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (36.36%) MCPD
5 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (36.36%) jQuery
5 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2010

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 (36.36%) SharePoint
1 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DHCP
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
1 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
1 4 (36.36%) Software Architect
1 4 (36.36%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (27.27%) Help Desk Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Security Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Support
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) HTML
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
1 4 (36.36%) ADO.NET
1 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
1 4 (36.36%) CSS
1 4 (36.36%) XML
1 4 (36.36%) XSLT
1 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
1 4 (36.36%) jQuery
1 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (36.36%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
1 1 (9.09%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 8
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
1 4 (36.36%) MVC
2 2 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
1 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (63.64%) MCP
3 4 (36.36%) MCPD
4 3 (27.27%) MCITP
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) MCSE
5 2 (18.18%) CCNA
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (9.09%) MCSA
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (9.09%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (18.18%) AirWatch
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) McAfee
2 2 (18.18%) MobileIron