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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 134 146 121
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 4 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.17% 0.18% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.51% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 19
Median salary £27,500 £24,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.24% -51.00%
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £33,826 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -15.43%
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
609 780 990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 34.00% 35.07% 42.13%
Number of salaries quoted 436 530 639
Median salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of job ads across the Reading region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 July 2016, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCSA
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 3 (60.00%) MCITP
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) NAS
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) MCP
4 2 (40.00%) Juniper
4 2 (40.00%) Nagios
4 2 (40.00%) NetIQ
4 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) NAS
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) PABX
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) IT Support
2 2 (40.00%) IT Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Presales
2 1 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VB
1 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCSA
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) MCITP
4 2 (40.00%) MCP
5 1 (20.00%) CCA
5 1 (20.00%) CCAA
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) VCP5
5 1 (20.00%) VCP6
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (20.00%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (60.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) vCloud
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (40.00%) Nagios
2 1 (20.00%) MOM
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (20.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) NetIQ
4 1 (20.00%) Huawei
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat