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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - - 96
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales - - 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 3
Average salary - - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
411 472 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 30.72% 36.45% 26.74%
Number of salaries quoted 346 380 297
Average salary £39,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Lotus
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) BT
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) Lync
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) WSUS

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (100.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 1 (50.00%) Team Leader
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) People Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Lotus
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) BT