The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 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 Wales region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 84 73
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales - 1.09% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category - 4.05% 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 0 12 11
Average salary - £30,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -23.75%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
424 346 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 31.59% 26.99% 26.41%
Number of salaries quoted 344 307 229
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
UK

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 13 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 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%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification