The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Wiltshire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 82 62 83
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +21
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 9 17 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.88% 1.82% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.49% 6.16% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 9 17 6
Average salary £57,500 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.75% -15.78%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Wiltshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
258 276 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 25.12% 29.61% 35.84%
Number of salaries quoted 232 259 333
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £53,340
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
South West

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Wiltshire

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Wiltshire

MCTS
Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Swindon -17 1 £57,500 +53.33%
MCTS
South West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Wiltshire 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) .NET
2 15 (93.75%) SQL Server
2 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
3 9 (56.25%) PowerShell
3 9 (56.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 9 (56.25%) SharePoint
3 9 (56.25%) Workflow
4 8 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (50.00%) MS Project Server
4 8 (50.00%) Intranet
4 8 (50.00%) Project Management
4 8 (50.00%) SQL
4 8 (50.00%) MS Project
4 8 (50.00%) Change Control
4 8 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (43.75%) Razor View Engine
5 7 (43.75%) Web Application Development
5 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 7 (43.75%) Castle Windsor
5 7 (43.75%) Rhino Mocks
5 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
5 7 (43.75%) MCP
5 7 (43.75%) MCAD
5 7 (43.75%) MCSD
5 7 (43.75%) C#
5 7 (43.75%) WCF
5 7 (43.75%) TDD

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Wiltshire 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 9 (56.25%) SharePoint 2010
1 9 (56.25%) SharePoint
2 8 (50.00%) MS Project Server
2 8 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS Project
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (93.75%) SQL Server
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Rhino Mocks
1 7 (43.75%) NUnit
2 6 (37.50%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) MSTest
3 1 (6.25%) Moq
General
1 6 (37.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) SharePoint Architect
1 9 (56.25%) Architect
2 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) Razor View Engine
2 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 7 (43.75%) Castle Windsor
2 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
2 7 (43.75%) WCF
3 6 (37.50%) Ajax
3 6 (37.50%) NHibernate
3 6 (37.50%) MonoRail
4 1 (6.25%) Spring.NET
4 1 (6.25%) Ninject
4 1 (6.25%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (6.25%) WPF
4 1 (6.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Workflow
2 8 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (50.00%) Project Management
2 8 (50.00%) Change Control
3 7 (43.75%) Web Application Development
3 7 (43.75%) TDD
3 7 (43.75%) MVC
4 6 (37.50%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) Kanban
5 1 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (6.25%) MVVM
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) PowerShell
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) VB
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (43.75%) MCP
2 7 (43.75%) MCAD
2 7 (43.75%) MCSD
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft