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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 56 56 60
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 12 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 2.17% 1.73% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.36% 4.84% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 8
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
163 248 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 29.42% 35.73% 30.61%
Number of salaries quoted 127 212 144
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
Salary Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Slough region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Slough

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (68.75%) C#
4 11 (68.75%) HTML
4 11 (68.75%) SQL
4 11 (68.75%) .NET
5 10 (62.50%) MCITP
6 9 (56.25%) MCP
6 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
7 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
7 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
8 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (37.50%) HTML5
9 6 (37.50%) CSS3
9 6 (37.50%) Office 365
9 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
9 6 (37.50%) CSS
9 6 (37.50%) Web Services
9 6 (37.50%) XML
9 6 (37.50%) MCSD
9 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
9 6 (37.50%) MCDBA
9 6 (37.50%) LDAP
9 6 (37.50%) WSDL
9 6 (37.50%) Ajax
9 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
9 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (31.25%) CMS
3 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) LDAP
2 3 (18.75%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) PBX
3 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Web Developer
4 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Server Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Sales Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Field Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) HTML
1 11 (68.75%) .NET
2 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (37.50%) HTML5
3 6 (37.50%) CSS3
3 6 (37.50%) CSS
3 6 (37.50%) Web Services
3 6 (37.50%) XML
3 6 (37.50%) WSDL
3 6 (37.50%) Ajax
3 6 (37.50%) WCF
3 6 (37.50%) jQuery
4 3 (18.75%) XSL
4 3 (18.75%) ADO.NET
4 3 (18.75%) LINQ
4 3 (18.75%) LINQ to SQL
4 3 (18.75%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Replication
2 3 (18.75%) N-Tier
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Content Management
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
1 5 (31.25%) Web Accessibility
2 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (18.75%) OOA/OOD
2 3 (18.75%) OO
2 3 (18.75%) Software Deployment
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) High Availability
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
3 1 (6.25%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) C#
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (62.50%) MCITP
3 9 (56.25%) MCP
4 6 (37.50%) MCSD
4 6 (37.50%) MCDBA
5 5 (31.25%) Degree
6 4 (25.00%) MCSE
7 2 (12.50%) MCDST
7 2 (12.50%) MCSA
8 1 (6.25%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
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