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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 107 99 98
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.078% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.82% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 2
Median salary £23,500 £22,500 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +4.65%
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+18.66% -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
308 364 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 24.08% 28.59% 28.96%
Number of salaries quoted 267 313 322
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,103 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the Wales region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Wales region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -2 1 £23,500 +4.44%
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) WSUS
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) MCP
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) MCSA
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (40.00%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (40.00%) MCDST
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL V2
3 2 (40.00%) High Availability
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Software Distribution
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) VoIP
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Junior
1 1 (20.00%) Junior Systems Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (40.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) SUSE
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) High Availability
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL V2
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Software Distribution
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCP
2 3 (60.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) MCDST
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) WSUS
2 2 (40.00%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Dell