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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 145 126 101
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 25 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.077% 0.98% 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 2.63% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 0 23 30
Average salary - £35,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -31.70%
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -
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
1124 952 685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 43.30% 37.38% 33.43%
Number of salaries quoted 584 640 576
Average salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.15% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,460
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £68,100
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 19 December 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 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (96.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (84.00%) MCITP
4 19 (76.00%) MCSE
5 17 (68.00%) CCA
5 17 (68.00%) Citrix Certification
5 17 (68.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 17 (68.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (68.00%) Citrix
5 17 (68.00%) VMware
5 17 (68.00%) XenDesktop
5 17 (68.00%) vSphere
6 15 (60.00%) SQL Server
6 15 (60.00%) Active Directory
6 15 (60.00%) MS Exchange
7 13 (52.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (52.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (52.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (52.00%) Hyper-V
7 13 (52.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (52.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (48.00%) NetApp
8 12 (48.00%) EMC
8 12 (48.00%) Cisco
8 12 (48.00%) 3PAR
8 12 (48.00%) WAAS
8 12 (48.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (48.00%) CLARiiON
8 12 (48.00%) Celerra
8 12 (48.00%) CCEA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (52.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 13 (52.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 13 (52.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) Lync
4 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) WAAS
1 12 (48.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (8.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (52.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 13 (52.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Architect
2 12 (48.00%) Solutions Architect
2 12 (48.00%) Virtualisation Architect
2 12 (48.00%) Storage Architect
2 12 (48.00%) Storage Solutions Architect
3 9 (36.00%) Consultant
4 5 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (20.00%) Senior Architect
5 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Lead C# Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Active Directory Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) CLARiiON
1 12 (48.00%) Celerra
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (28.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (4.00%) ITIL
1 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Change Management
1 1 (4.00%) Workflow
1 1 (4.00%) Migration
1 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (84.00%) MCITP
3 19 (76.00%) MCSE
4 17 (68.00%) CCA
4 17 (68.00%) Citrix Certification
4 17 (68.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (48.00%) CCEA
5 12 (48.00%) NCDA
5 12 (48.00%) NCIE
5 12 (48.00%) VCAP
5 12 (48.00%) VTSP
5 12 (48.00%) CCIA
6 5 (20.00%) CCEE
7 2 (8.00%) MCP
7 2 (8.00%) MCSA
8 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
8 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
8 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (68.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 17 (68.00%) XenDesktop
1 17 (68.00%) vSphere
2 15 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (52.00%) Hyper-V
4 12 (48.00%) vCloud
5 5 (20.00%) XenApp
5 5 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) XenMobile
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) SCOM
2 1 (4.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (4.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (68.00%) Citrix
2 17 (68.00%) VMware
3 12 (48.00%) Cisco
3 12 (48.00%) 3PAR
3 12 (48.00%) NetApp
3 12 (48.00%) EMC
4 5 (20.00%) AppSense
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