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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 116 147 142
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 7 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.42% 0.12% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.24% 0.32% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 1
Median salary £32,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +12.50%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
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
564 947 1122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 33.94% 38.78% 42.76%
Number of salaries quoted 356 691 582
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +14.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £36,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £69,700 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 6 December 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (90.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (80.00%) MCP
3 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (50.00%) Linux
5 5 (50.00%) MCSE
5 5 (50.00%) MCITP
5 5 (50.00%) VLAN
5 5 (50.00%) Firewall
6 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco
6 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (30.00%) PowerCLI
7 3 (30.00%) vRealize
7 3 (30.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 3 (30.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (30.00%) Presales
7 3 (30.00%) VCP6
7 3 (30.00%) Citrix
7 3 (30.00%) CCA
7 3 (30.00%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (30.00%) CCNA

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:

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
2 2 (20.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) VLAN
3 3 (30.00%) SAN
4 2 (20.00%) Kerberos
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security
5 1 (10.00%) SSL
5 1 (10.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Azure Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Cloud Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Azure Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Network Support
5 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (30.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 3 (30.00%) Ubuntu
6 2 (20.00%) Unix
7 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Presales
1 3 (30.00%) Server Monitoring
1 3 (30.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCP
3 5 (50.00%) MCITP
3 5 (50.00%) MCSE
4 3 (30.00%) CCA
4 3 (30.00%) CCAA
4 3 (30.00%) CCNA
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (30.00%) MCSA
4 3 (30.00%) VCP5
4 3 (30.00%) VCP6
4 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (30.00%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Hyper-V
1 9 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) vCloud
3 3 (30.00%) vSphere
3 3 (30.00%) XenApp
4 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) PowerCLI
1 3 (30.00%) vRealize
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Huawei
4 3 (30.00%) NetApp
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper