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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 67 63 52
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 5 5 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.75% 0.87% 2.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.73% 2.67% 7.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 13
Average salary £30,500 £31,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.17% -21.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
183 187 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 27.52% 32.35% 32.72%
Number of salaries quoted 137 163 163
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 December 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCSE
3 5 (71.43%) VoIP
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
3 5 (71.43%) Lync
4 4 (57.14%) C#
4 4 (57.14%) C++
4 4 (57.14%) Java
4 4 (57.14%) .NET
4 4 (57.14%) Oracle
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (57.14%) IBM Notes
4 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
4 4 (57.14%) ISDN
4 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 4 (57.14%) DHCP
4 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (57.14%) DNS
4 4 (57.14%) SLA
4 4 (57.14%) CCNA
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (57.14%) CNE
4 4 (57.14%) Novell Certification
4 4 (57.14%) Lotus
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (57.14%) RTP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (71.43%) Lync
2 4 (57.14%) IBM Notes
2 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) VoIP
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) DHCP
2 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 4 (57.14%) ISDN
2 4 (57.14%) RTP
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Support
1 4 (57.14%) Technical Support
1 4 (57.14%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Technical Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) C++
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCSE
3 4 (57.14%) CCNA
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (57.14%) CNE
3 4 (57.14%) Novell Certification
3 4 (57.14%) CCVP
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) MCITP
5 2 (28.57%) NCDA
5 2 (28.57%) NCIE
5 2 (28.57%) VCAP
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
2 2 (28.57%) XenServer
2 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
1 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 4 (57.14%) Lotus
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) PlateSpin
4 2 (28.57%) Veeam
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Dell
4 2 (28.57%) EMC
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) NetApp
5 1 (14.29%) Avaya
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