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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 121 113 110
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 21 24 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.83% 1.04% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.08% 2.78% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 7 20 19
Average salary £50,000 £51,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +46.42%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1012 864 718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 40.22% 37.44% 35.77%
Number of salaries quoted 624 631 611
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 22 September 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Reading

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (95.65%) Microsoft
3 29 (63.04%) MCSE
3 29 (63.04%) MS Exchange
4 27 (58.70%) MCITP
5 25 (54.35%) Windows
6 20 (43.48%) SQL Server
7 17 (36.96%) Windows 7
8 16 (34.78%) XenDesktop
8 16 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (34.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (34.78%) VMware
8 16 (34.78%) Active Directory
8 16 (34.78%) Citrix
8 16 (34.78%) vSphere
8 16 (34.78%) Windows 8
9 15 (32.61%) CCA
9 15 (32.61%) Citrix Certification
10 14 (30.43%) Cisco
10 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (30.43%) MCSA
10 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (28.26%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (28.26%) Hyper-V
11 13 (28.26%) MCP
11 13 (28.26%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (26.09%) VCAP
12 12 (26.09%) NCDA
12 12 (26.09%) NCIE
12 12 (26.09%) NetApp

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 29 (63.04%) MS Exchange
2 13 (28.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (13.04%) Lync
5 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.35%) IIS
7 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.87%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Office 365
2 3 (6.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.91%) WAAS
1 11 (23.91%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (13.04%) Unified Communications
3 4 (8.70%) PBX
3 4 (8.70%) NetScaler
4 3 (6.52%) IP Telephony
4 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.35%) SAN
5 2 (4.35%) DHCP
5 2 (4.35%) DNS
6 1 (2.17%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.17%) PSTN
6 1 (2.17%) SMTP
6 1 (2.17%) VPN
6 1 (2.17%) MPLS
6 1 (2.17%) H.323
6 1 (2.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (28.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (26.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Architect
2 14 (30.43%) Consultant
2 14 (30.43%) Solutions Architect
2 14 (30.43%) Support Engineer
3 11 (23.91%) Virtualisation Architect
3 11 (23.91%) Storage Architect
3 11 (23.91%) Storage Solutions Architect
4 9 (19.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (8.70%) Senior Architect
8 3 (6.52%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (6.52%) SQL DBA
8 3 (6.52%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 3 (6.52%) Solutions Consultant
8 3 (6.52%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (6.52%) DBA
9 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Consultant
9 2 (4.35%) Senior SQL DBA
9 2 (4.35%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.35%) HTML
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.17%) CSS
3 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Celerra
1 11 (23.91%) CLARiiON
2 6 (13.04%) Clustering
3 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.17%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) PKI
4 1 (2.17%) IPTV
4 1 (2.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (54.35%) Windows
2 17 (36.96%) Windows 7
3 16 (34.78%) Windows 8
4 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (8.70%) ITIL
2 4 (8.70%) Migration
3 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.35%) High Availability
5 1 (2.17%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.17%) Change Management
5 1 (2.17%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.17%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.17%) Project Management
5 1 (2.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) C#
2 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (63.04%) MCSE
3 27 (58.70%) MCITP
4 16 (34.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (32.61%) CCA
5 15 (32.61%) Citrix Certification
6 14 (30.43%) MCSA
7 13 (28.26%) MCP
8 12 (26.09%) VCAP
8 12 (26.09%) NCDA
8 12 (26.09%) NCIE
9 11 (23.91%) CCEA
9 11 (23.91%) VTSP
9 11 (23.91%) CCIA
10 4 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (8.70%) CCEE
11 3 (6.52%) CCNP
12 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
12 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (34.78%) XenDesktop
1 16 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 16 (34.78%) Active Directory
1 16 (34.78%) vSphere
2 13 (28.26%) Hyper-V
3 11 (23.91%) vCloud
4 5 (10.87%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (10.87%) XenApp
5 1 (2.17%) UAG
5 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) XenMobile
2 2 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (2.17%) SCSM
3 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.17%) SCOM
3 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 44 (95.65%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.78%) VMware
2 16 (34.78%) Citrix
3 14 (30.43%) Cisco
4 12 (26.09%) NetApp
4 12 (26.09%) EMC
5 11 (23.91%) 3PAR
6 4 (8.70%) AppSense
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle
8 1 (2.17%) Mitel
8 1 (2.17%) Veeam
8 1 (2.17%) Polycom
8 1 (2.17%) PlateSpin
8 1 (2.17%) Symantec
8 1 (2.17%) Siemens
8 1 (2.17%) HP
8 1 (2.17%) Dell