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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 65 73
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough - 1.10% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.72% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 2
Average salary - £30,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.96%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
193 188 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 29.78% 29.47% 26.35%
Number of salaries quoted 158 146 145
Average salary £60,000 £49,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 26 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) MOS
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) LDAP
3 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Polycom
3 1 (33.33%) Office Communications Server

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) IT Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Service Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Trainer
2 1 (33.33%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MOS
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Polycom