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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 136 121 89
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -32
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 24 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.084% 1.01% 2.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 2.66% 6.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2 23 38
Average salary £45,250 £30,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.83% -45.45%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
996 902 604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 42.06% 38.08% 31.66%
Number of salaries quoted 575 617 494
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,750 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £67,700 £57,500 £67,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Reading region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Reading

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (81.25%) MCITP
3 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (75.00%) MCSE
4 10 (62.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (62.50%) VMware
4 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 10 (62.50%) Citrix
4 10 (62.50%) CCA
4 10 (62.50%) Citrix Certification
4 10 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (62.50%) XenDesktop
4 10 (62.50%) vSphere
5 9 (56.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (56.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (56.25%) MS Exchange
5 9 (56.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (50.00%) EMC
6 8 (50.00%) Cisco
6 8 (50.00%) CLARiiON
6 8 (50.00%) CCEA
6 8 (50.00%) NetApp
6 8 (50.00%) VCAP
6 8 (50.00%) VTSP
6 8 (50.00%) 3PAR
6 8 (50.00%) NCDA
6 8 (50.00%) NCIE
6 8 (50.00%) CCIA
6 8 (50.00%) vCloud

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 9 (56.25%) Exchange Server 2007
1 9 (56.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (56.25%) MS Exchange
1 9 (56.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) Lync
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 8 (50.00%) WAAS
2 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
2 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Architect
2 9 (56.25%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (50.00%) Virtualisation Architect
3 8 (50.00%) Storage Architect
3 8 (50.00%) Storage Solutions Architect
4 5 (31.25%) Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Architect
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) IT Security Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
6 1 (6.25%) Lead C# Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) Application Packaging
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) XSLT
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) CLARiiON
1 8 (50.00%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (6.25%) MVC
1 1 (6.25%) Migration
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL
1 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
1 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (81.25%) MCITP
3 12 (75.00%) MCSE
4 10 (62.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (62.50%) CCA
4 10 (62.50%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (50.00%) CCEA
5 8 (50.00%) VCAP
5 8 (50.00%) VTSP
5 8 (50.00%) NCDA
5 8 (50.00%) NCIE
5 8 (50.00%) CCIA
6 2 (12.50%) CCEE
6 2 (12.50%) MCP
7 1 (6.25%) MCPD
7 1 (6.25%) CCNA
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (62.50%) XenDesktop
2 10 (62.50%) vSphere
3 8 (50.00%) vCloud
3 8 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (12.50%) XenApp
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) VMware
2 10 (62.50%) Citrix
3 8 (50.00%) EMC
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco
3 8 (50.00%) NetApp
3 8 (50.00%) 3PAR
4 2 (12.50%) AppSense
5 1 (6.25%) McAfee
5 1 (6.25%) MobileIron
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