The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 115 102 119
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +17
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 24 37 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.96% 1.73% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.60% 4.89% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 21 33 23
Average salary £32,500 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £40,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
922 757 819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 36.94% 35.46% 34.54%
Number of salaries quoted 661 532 748
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
Berkshire

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 18 April 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Reading

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (77.08%) Microsoft
2 37 (77.08%) Windows
3 30 (62.50%) MCP
4 26 (54.17%) MS Exchange
5 23 (47.92%) MCSA
5 23 (47.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (45.83%) MS Excel
6 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (39.58%) MCSE
7 19 (39.58%) SQL Server
8 16 (33.33%) Firewall
9 13 (27.08%) MCITP
10 12 (25.00%) .NET
10 12 (25.00%) LAN
10 12 (25.00%) WAN
11 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (20.83%) Dependency Injection
11 10 (20.83%) Web Application Development
11 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET
11 10 (20.83%) MCAD
11 10 (20.83%) MCSD
11 10 (20.83%) MVC
11 10 (20.83%) Finance
11 10 (20.83%) Scrum
11 10 (20.83%) TDD
11 10 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (20.83%) Kanban
12 9 (18.75%) Active Directory

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (54.17%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (10.42%) Lync
4 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (4.17%) IIS
6 2 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (45.83%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.50%) MS Office
3 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (33.33%) Firewall
2 12 (25.00%) LAN
2 12 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (6.25%) Internet
3 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.17%) Wireshark
4 2 (4.17%) SAN
4 2 (4.17%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.08%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.08%) VPN
5 1 (2.08%) DNS
5 1 (2.08%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (39.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MSTest
1 7 (14.58%) Rhino Mocks
1 7 (14.58%) Moq
1 7 (14.58%) NUnit
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Support Engineer
2 12 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 12 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 12 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 12 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 12 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 10 (20.83%) Developer
3 10 (20.83%) .NET Developer
4 9 (18.75%) Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) DBA
5 3 (6.25%) IT Operations Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 3 (6.25%) Operations Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Senior DBA
6 2 (4.17%) Senior SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) .NET
2 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
2 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET
3 7 (14.58%) Unity DI Container
3 7 (14.58%) Spring.NET
3 7 (14.58%) Castle Windsor
3 7 (14.58%) Ninject
3 7 (14.58%) Razor View Engine
3 7 (14.58%) WinForms
3 7 (14.58%) WCF
3 7 (14.58%) WPF
4 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (6.25%) RESTful
5 2 (4.17%) Web Services
6 1 (2.08%) HTML
6 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Clustering
2 7 (14.58%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) IPTV
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.08%) PKI
5 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (77.08%) Windows
2 23 (47.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 5 (10.42%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Dependency Injection
1 10 (20.83%) Web Application Development
1 10 (20.83%) MVC
1 10 (20.83%) Scrum
1 10 (20.83%) TDD
1 10 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (20.83%) Kanban
2 8 (16.67%) Migration
3 7 (14.58%) MVVM
4 5 (10.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.33%) Project Management
6 3 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (6.25%) BDD
6 3 (6.25%) Budget Control
6 3 (6.25%) Supplier Management
6 3 (6.25%) Information Security
6 3 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) VB
1 7 (14.58%) VB.NET
2 4 (8.33%) C#
3 3 (6.25%) SQL
3 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (62.50%) MCP
3 23 (47.92%) MCSA
4 19 (39.58%) MCSE
5 13 (27.08%) MCITP
6 10 (20.83%) MCAD
6 10 (20.83%) MCSD
7 3 (6.25%) MCSM
7 3 (6.25%) CCNA
7 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (6.25%) MOS
8 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (4.17%) CCIE
9 1 (2.08%) NCDA
9 1 (2.08%) VCAP
9 1 (2.08%) VCP5
9 1 (2.08%) CCNP
9 1 (2.08%) CCDA
9 1 (2.08%) CCA
9 1 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
3 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (4.17%) UAG
6 1 (2.08%) vSphere
6 1 (2.08%) XenApp
6 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) SCOM
2 3 (6.25%) WSUS
3 2 (4.17%) MOM
3 2 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.08%) SCSM
4 1 (2.08%) SCDPM
4 1 (2.08%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.08%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 37 (77.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) VMware
3 4 (8.33%) Cisco
4 3 (6.25%) Oracle
5 2 (4.17%) Citrix
5 2 (4.17%) HP
5 2 (4.17%) Symantec
6 1 (2.08%) Dell
6 1 (2.08%) Avaya
6 1 (2.08%) Mitel
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