The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 70 72 49
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -23
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 0.30% 0.81% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 2.63% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 3
Average salary £21,500 £55,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-60.90% +57.14%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,750 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -1.94%
MCTS
Wiltshire

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

Qualifications Category
Swindon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
204 190 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 30.45% 30.65% 34.22%
Number of salaries quoted 164 161 123
Average salary £45,750 £45,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.66% +16.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 14 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
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