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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 139 140 122
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 4 4 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.19% 0.17% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.40% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 20
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +116.66%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
770 994 864
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 36.56% 41.28% 38.54%
Number of salaries quoted 558 588 599
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £29,900 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 8 February 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) MCSE
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (66.67%) MCITP
4 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
5 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
5 7 (58.33%) ITIL
6 6 (50.00%) SQL
6 6 (50.00%) MCSA
7 5 (41.67%) Windows
7 5 (41.67%) LAN
7 5 (41.67%) WAN
7 5 (41.67%) Degree
7 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
8 4 (33.33%) Cisco
8 4 (33.33%) PABX
8 4 (33.33%) ITIL V3
8 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
8 4 (33.33%) SCOM
8 4 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
8 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
8 4 (33.33%) DHCP
8 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 4 (33.33%) DNS

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
2 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) LAN
1 5 (41.67%) WAN
2 4 (33.33%) DHCP
2 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) PABX
2 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) MySQL
3 2 (16.67%) OLTP
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Exchange Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Lync Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) DBA
3 2 (16.67%) MySQL DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) VB
2 4 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) MCSE
3 8 (66.67%) MCITP
4 6 (50.00%) MCSA
5 5 (41.67%) Degree
6 4 (33.33%) MCP
7 1 (8.33%) OCA
7 1 (8.33%) OCP
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) MOM
1 4 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle