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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 95 75 78
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.16% 0.12% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.33% 3.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 9
Average salary £21,500 £20,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,300 £20,000 £37,400
10% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £20,000 £44,000
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
319 299 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 26.17% 36.11% 23.98%
Number of salaries quoted 277 252 199
Average salary £38,400 £41,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.46% +22.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £60,000
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
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -22 2 £21,500 +7.50%
MCTS
Wales

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (100.00%) MCSA
1 4 (100.00%) VoIP
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) WSUS
1 4 (100.00%) Lync
2 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) BT
2 2 (50.00%) Lotus
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (50.00%) McAfee
2 2 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (100.00%) Lync
2 2 (50.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) VoIP
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Junior
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Junior Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) People Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSA
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) MCP
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (25.00%) VCP4
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) WSUS
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Lotus
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (50.00%) McAfee
2 2 (50.00%) BT
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco