The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 85 79
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales - 0.11% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.31% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 3
Average salary - £20,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -54.54%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Qualifications Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
308 319 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 25.69% 36.54% 22.59%
Number of salaries quoted 272 270 182
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

MCTS
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the South Wales region.

MCTS Salary Trend in South Wales

MCTS
Top 14 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) WSUS
1 2 (100.00%) Lync

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 2 (100.00%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Junior
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (100.00%) Administrator
1 2 (100.00%) Junior Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Dell