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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 136 116 110
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 8 25 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.36% 0.99% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 2.41% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 22
Average salary £37,500 £52,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £26,500 £29,650
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
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
785 1038 857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 35.14% 41.26% 38.07%
Number of salaries quoted 562 653 648
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 September 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Reading

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) MCSE
3 6 (60.00%) MCITP
4 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (50.00%) DHCP
4 5 (50.00%) DNS
5 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (40.00%) MCSA
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (40.00%) Degree
6 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (30.00%) Replication
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (20.00%) Service Management
7 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (20.00%) MySQL
7 2 (20.00%) MCP
7 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (20.00%) VPN
7 2 (20.00%) LAN
7 2 (20.00%) WAN
7 2 (20.00%) OLTP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DHCP
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) OLTP
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) DBA
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Mac Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) iPad
2 1 (10.00%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) MCSE
2 6 (60.00%) MCITP
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) MCSA
4 2 (20.00%) MCP
5 1 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) OCP
5 1 (10.00%) OCA
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (10.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe
3 1 (10.00%) Apple
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec
3 1 (10.00%) McAfee
3 1 (10.00%) Altiris
3 1 (10.00%) SonicWALL
3 1 (10.00%) Draytek
3 1 (10.00%) MobileIron
Reading, Berkshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 24 days holiday + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago