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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 101 88 86
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.15% 0.35% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.96% 3.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 10
Average salary £21,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-46.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,300 £40,000 £37,450
10% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £40,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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
325 418 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 23.76% 36.83% 25.15%
Number of salaries quoted 275 346 243
Average salary £40,000 £38,783 £36,400
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.13% +6.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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
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 31 March 2015. 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 - 2 £21,500 -
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) VoIP
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) WSUS
1 3 (100.00%) Lync
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) BT
2 2 (66.67%) Lotus
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
2 2 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Notes
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 3 (100.00%) Lync
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Service Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) People Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) WSUS
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Lotus
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
2 2 (66.67%) BT
3 1 (33.33%) Dell