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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 59 63 53
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 6 6 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.98% 0.96% 2.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.99% 3.68% 9.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 19
Average salary £30,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.23% +21.42%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
201 163 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 32.84% 26.04% 30.62%
Number of salaries quoted 159 143 189
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £26,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 3 March 2015, 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 Certification
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 6 (85.71%) Lync
2 6 (85.71%) VoIP
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 5 (71.43%) WAN
3 5 (71.43%) MCSE
4 4 (57.14%) IBM Notes
4 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
4 4 (57.14%) ISDN
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%) DHCP
4 4 (57.14%) DNS
4 4 (57.14%) SLA
4 4 (57.14%) CCNA
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
4 4 (57.14%) Degree

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 (85.71%) Lync
2 4 (57.14%) IBM Notes
2 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) VoIP
2 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 4 (57.14%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) RTP
3 4 (57.14%) ISDN
3 4 (57.14%) DHCP
4 2 (28.57%) PBX
5 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (28.57%) 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 1 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
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
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) C++
1 4 (57.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) 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 1 (14.29%) MCSA
5 1 (14.29%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Lotus
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) VMware