The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - - 31
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire - - 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Shropshire region.

Qualifications Category
Shropshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
50 54 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 33.33% 37.50% 21.37%
Number of salaries quoted 35 22 19
Average salary £31,000 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £21,586 £20,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £39,700 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Shropshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Shropshire region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Shropshire

MCTS
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Shropshire 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Barracuda Networks
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Shropshire 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Barracuda Networks