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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 138 118 95
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -23
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 22 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.087% 0.91% 1.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 2.38% 4.94%
Number of salaries quoted 0 18 34
Average salary - £28,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -32.35%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
850 926 789
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 37.05% 38.36% 35.77%
Number of salaries quoted 551 645 611
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,579 £29,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £70,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 6 (66.67%) MCP
4 5 (55.56%) Windows
5 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
5 4 (44.44%) C#
5 4 (44.44%) HTML
5 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 4 (44.44%) .NET
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
5 4 (44.44%) ADO.NET
5 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
5 4 (44.44%) CSS
5 4 (44.44%) XML
5 4 (44.44%) XSLT
5 4 (44.44%) MVC
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (44.44%) MCPD
5 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (44.44%) jQuery
5 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (44.44%) Entity Framework
5 4 (44.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (33.33%) MCITP
6 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 3 (33.33%) DNS

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
1 4 (44.44%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
1 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
1 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
1 4 (44.44%) Software Architect
1 4 (44.44%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Help Desk Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) ADO.NET
1 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
1 4 (44.44%) CSS
1 4 (44.44%) XML
1 4 (44.44%) XSLT
1 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
1 4 (44.44%) jQuery
1 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (44.44%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) BYOD
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) MVC
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) MCP
3 4 (44.44%) MCPD
4 3 (33.33%) MCITP
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (11.11%) CCNA
6 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
6 1 (11.11%) MCSE
6 1 (11.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) 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%) MobileIron
2 1 (11.11%) McAfee