The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 54 56 43
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 5 11 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.97% 1.72% 4.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.46% 5.39% 11.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 23
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +37.50%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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 Slough region.

Qualifications Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
203 204 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 39.42% 31.92% 35.75%
Number of salaries quoted 181 161 177
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

MCTS
Salary Trend in Slough

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Slough

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 14 (100.00%) SQL
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (78.57%) MCITP
3 9 (64.29%) C#
3 9 (64.29%) HTML
3 9 (64.29%) .NET
3 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
4 8 (57.14%) SAN
4 8 (57.14%) Hyper-V
5 6 (42.86%) HTML5
5 6 (42.86%) CSS3
5 6 (42.86%) jQuery
5 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (42.86%) WCF
5 6 (42.86%) Ajax
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 6 (42.86%) WSDL
5 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio
5 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 6 (42.86%) CSS
5 6 (42.86%) Web Services
5 6 (42.86%) XML
5 6 (42.86%) MCP
5 6 (42.86%) MCSD
5 6 (42.86%) MCDBA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (21.43%) CMS
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) SAN
2 6 (42.86%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (35.71%) Senior Consultant
3 5 (35.71%) Consultant
3 5 (35.71%) Technical Consultant
3 5 (35.71%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) HTML
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) HTML5
2 6 (42.86%) CSS3
2 6 (42.86%) jQuery
2 6 (42.86%) WCF
2 6 (42.86%) Ajax
2 6 (42.86%) WSDL
2 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 6 (42.86%) CSS
2 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 6 (42.86%) XML
3 3 (21.43%) LINQ to SQL
3 3 (21.43%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (21.43%) LINQ
3 3 (21.43%) XSL
3 3 (21.43%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) EqualLogic
2 3 (21.43%) Replication
2 3 (21.43%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (21.43%) Web Accessibility
2 3 (21.43%) Content Management
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (21.43%) OOA/OOD
2 3 (21.43%) OO
2 3 (21.43%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) C#
3 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (78.57%) MCITP
3 6 (42.86%) MCP
3 6 (42.86%) MCSD
3 6 (42.86%) MCDBA
4 5 (35.71%) MCSE
4 5 (35.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (35.71%) VCAP
4 5 (35.71%) NCDA
4 5 (35.71%) NCIE
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Hyper-V
2 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) VMware ESX
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (35.71%) XenApp
3 5 (35.71%) XenServer
3 5 (35.71%) XenDesktop
3 5 (35.71%) vSphere
3 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) NetBackup
1 5 (35.71%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) PlateSpin
2 5 (35.71%) HP
2 5 (35.71%) Dell
2 5 (35.71%) EMC
2 5 (35.71%) Citrix
2 5 (35.71%) NetApp
2 5 (35.71%) Symantec
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Veeam
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