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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank - - 89
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire - - 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 3
Median salary - - £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 121 223 245
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 18.76% 27.56% 22.01%
Number of salaries quoted 90 190 201
Median salary £38,750 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.50% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £67,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing MCTS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (100.00%) Software Deployment

MCTS
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Security Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Server Support
1 1 (100.00%) Server Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Support
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec