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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 131 118 105
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 5 25 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.23% 1.05% 1.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 2.52% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3 19 29
Average salary £25,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-49.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £23,000 £35,700
10% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £62,500 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,826 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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
775 992 887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 34.97% 41.80% 38.85%
Number of salaries quoted 529 632 688
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) Windows
4 5 (55.56%) ITIL
5 4 (44.44%) MCP
5 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
5 4 (44.44%) DHCP
5 4 (44.44%) DNS
5 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 3 (33.33%) MCITP
6 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (22.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
7 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (22.22%) MCPD
7 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
7 2 (22.22%) Degree
7 2 (22.22%) jQuery
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (22.22%) Service Management
7 2 (22.22%) MVC
7 2 (22.22%) VPN
7 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Software Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (22.22%) Help Desk Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Mac Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET
1 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
1 2 (22.22%) CSS
1 2 (22.22%) XML
1 2 (22.22%) XSLT
1 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
1 2 (22.22%) jQuery
1 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
1 1 (11.11%) iPad
1 1 (11.11%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
2 2 (22.22%) MVC
2 2 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) MCP
3 3 (33.33%) MCITP
4 2 (22.22%) MCPD
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) MCSE
4 2 (22.22%) MCSA
5 1 (11.11%) CCNA
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (11.11%) AirWatch
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe
2 1 (11.11%) Apple
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec
2 1 (11.11%) McAfee
2 1 (11.11%) Altiris
2 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL
2 1 (11.11%) Draytek
2 1 (11.11%) MobileIron
Reading, Berkshire
The Bridge Ltd
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