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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 129 110 107
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 7 22 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.31% 1.01% 1.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 2.73% 5.21%
Number of salaries quoted 6 21 34
Average salary £65,000 £22,000 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+195.45% -59.06%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
1009 807 672
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 44.67% 37.05% 33.75%
Number of salaries quoted 610 586 504
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £64,300
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 6 March 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Reading

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) MCITP
3 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
3 7 (53.85%) MCSE
4 6 (46.15%) MCP
4 6 (46.15%) Windows
4 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 5 (38.46%) Citrix
5 5 (38.46%) CCA
5 5 (38.46%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (38.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (38.46%) VMware
5 5 (38.46%) XenDesktop
5 5 (38.46%) vSphere
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (30.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (30.77%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
6 4 (30.77%) MVC
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (30.77%) jQuery
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (30.77%) MCPD
6 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (30.77%) SharePoint
1 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (30.77%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) WAAS
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (15.38%) NetScaler
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
1 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Architect
2 7 (53.85%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (30.77%) Software Architect
4 3 (23.08%) Consultant
4 3 (23.08%) Virtualisation Architect
4 3 (23.08%) Storage Architect
4 3 (23.08%) Storage Solutions Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (15.38%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) IT Security Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
6 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
1 4 (30.77%) ADO.NET
1 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
1 4 (30.77%) CSS
1 4 (30.77%) XML
1 4 (30.77%) XSLT
1 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
1 4 (30.77%) jQuery
1 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (30.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) CLARiiON
1 3 (23.08%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) MVC
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C#
1 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (53.85%) MCSE
2 7 (53.85%) MCITP
3 6 (46.15%) MCP
4 5 (38.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (38.46%) CCA
4 5 (38.46%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (30.77%) MCPD
6 3 (23.08%) NCDA
6 3 (23.08%) NCIE
6 3 (23.08%) VCAP
6 3 (23.08%) VTSP
6 3 (23.08%) CCIA
6 3 (23.08%) CCEA
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (15.38%) CCEE
8 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (7.69%) MCSA
8 1 (7.69%) CCNA
8 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (38.46%) XenDesktop
2 5 (38.46%) vSphere
3 3 (23.08%) vCloud
3 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (15.38%) XenApp
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Citrix
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) 3PAR
3 3 (23.08%) NetApp
3 3 (23.08%) EMC
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco
4 2 (15.38%) AppSense
5 1 (7.69%) MobileIron
5 1 (7.69%) McAfee
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