The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 17 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 Swindon region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 62 45 56
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 0.19% 2.27% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 9.09% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 1
Average salary £57,500 £37,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.33% -21.05%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Swindon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
105 121 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 20.39% 25.00% 33.09%
Number of salaries quoted 99 110 157
Average salary £46,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
Wiltshire

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

MCTS
Salary Trend in Swindon

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Swindon

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Swindon 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%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) MCAD
3 1 (33.33%) MCSD
3 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) NUnit
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) WPF

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Swindon 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%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Lync
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) MSTest
1 1 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (33.33%) Moq
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) WinForms
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) WPF
1 1 (33.33%) Spring.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (33.33%) Ninject
1 1 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Workflow
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Kanban
1 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (33.33%) MVVM
1 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VB
1 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) MCAD
2 1 (33.33%) MCSD
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
1 1 (33.33%) SCVMM
1 1 (33.33%) SCDPM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOrch
1 1 (33.33%) SCSM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft