Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 116 136
Rank change year-on-year +21 +20 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.18% 0.37% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 1.73% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 2
Bedfordshire median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +21.62% -22.11%
10th Percentile £46,625 £43,125 £30,900
90th Percentile £49,875 £45,000 £42,700
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £44,500 £33,826
% change year-on-year +12.36% +31.56% -28.79%

MCTS is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Bedfordshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 324 347 633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 29.54% 21.39% 31.94%
Number of salaries quoted 253 300 542
Bedfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,900 £67,500 £62,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,700 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.97% +1.63% +1.18%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in Bedfordshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for MCTS in Bedfordshire

MCTS
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 1 £50,000 -
MCTS
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) CA
1 2 (100.00%) CommVault
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Flash
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) FalconStor

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) IT Support
2 1 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Project Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (100.00%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) CA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) CommVault
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) FalconStor
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware