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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 88 98 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.18% 0.32% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 1.07% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 0
Median salary £42,500 £39,250 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.28% -
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £33,913 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -15.21%
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
329 373 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 29.45% 29.44% 31.90%
Number of salaries quoted 298 346 311
Median salary £35,000 £35,369 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.04% -5.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the South Wales region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff - 2 £42,500 -
MCTS
Wales

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) A+ Certification
3 4 (66.67%) MCSE
3 4 (66.67%) MCSA
3 4 (66.67%) Network+ Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) MCITP
4 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (33.33%) VoIP
5 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 2 (33.33%) High Availability
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) Software Distribution
5 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (33.33%) Replication
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) Clustering
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) WSUS

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) VoIP
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Help Desk Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) A+ Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCITP
2 4 (66.67%) MCSA
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec