The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 94 95 90
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.080% 0.52% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 1.73% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 7
Average salary £21,500 £25,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MCTS
UK

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

Qualifications Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
366 404 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 29.16% 29.90% 32.09%
Number of salaries quoted 305 350 318
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £36,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -4.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

MCTS
Salary Trend in Wales

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Wales

MCTS
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
South Wales - 1 £21,500 -
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the 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 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
1 1 (100.00%) Lync

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the 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 1 (100.00%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Junior
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Junior Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Dell