The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Slough region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 57 53 46
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 5 11 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 1.02% 1.69% 4.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.50% 5.47% 11.59%
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 £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
200 201 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 40.65% 30.97% 34.67%
Number of salaries quoted 175 161 164
Average salary £49,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,350 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
Berkshire

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 29 July 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 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 16 (94.12%) SQL
3 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
4 11 (64.71%) .NET
4 11 (64.71%) C#
4 11 (64.71%) HTML
4 11 (64.71%) MCITP
5 9 (52.94%) MS Excel
6 8 (47.06%) SAN
6 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
6 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
6 8 (47.06%) Hyper-V
7 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (35.29%) CSS3
8 6 (35.29%) HTML5
8 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
8 6 (35.29%) Office 365
8 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (35.29%) CSS
8 6 (35.29%) Web Services
8 6 (35.29%) XML
8 6 (35.29%) MCP
8 6 (35.29%) MCSD
8 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
8 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
8 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
8 6 (35.29%) MCDBA
8 6 (35.29%) LDAP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (35.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (29.41%) CMS
3 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (52.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) SAN
2 6 (35.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
1 6 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 5 (29.41%) Web Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Consultant
3 5 (29.41%) Consultant
3 5 (29.41%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) HTML
1 11 (64.71%) .NET
2 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
3 6 (35.29%) CSS
3 6 (35.29%) Web Services
3 6 (35.29%) XML
3 6 (35.29%) WSDL
3 6 (35.29%) Ajax
3 6 (35.29%) WCF
3 6 (35.29%) jQuery
3 6 (35.29%) HTML5
3 6 (35.29%) CSS3
4 3 (17.65%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (17.65%) LINQ to SQL
4 3 (17.65%) ADO.NET
4 3 (17.65%) LINQ
4 3 (17.65%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) EqualLogic
2 4 (23.53%) Replication
3 3 (17.65%) N-Tier
4 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Content Management
1 5 (29.41%) Technical Architecture
1 5 (29.41%) Web Accessibility
2 4 (23.53%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Software Deployment
3 3 (17.65%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (17.65%) OO
3 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Database Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) SQL
2 11 (64.71%) C#
3 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
4 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (64.71%) MCITP
3 6 (35.29%) MCP
3 6 (35.29%) MCSD
3 6 (35.29%) MCDBA
4 5 (29.41%) MCSE
4 5 (29.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (29.41%) Degree
4 5 (29.41%) NCDA
4 5 (29.41%) NCIE
4 5 (29.41%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Hyper-V
2 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
3 5 (29.41%) VMware ESX
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (29.41%) XenApp
3 5 (29.41%) XenServer
3 5 (29.41%) XenDesktop
3 5 (29.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) NetBackup
1 5 (29.41%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) HP
2 5 (29.41%) Dell
2 5 (29.41%) EMC
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix
2 5 (29.41%) NetApp
2 5 (29.41%) Symantec
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) PlateSpin
2 5 (29.41%) Veeam
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