The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 217 208
Rank change year-on-year +33 -9  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 8 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.059% 0.16% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.48% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 14
Median salary £54,500 £50,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.00% -23.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £43,700 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £76,100 £76,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £36,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -7.69%  

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 Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 972 1652 2043
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 28.83% 32.94% 37.69%
Number of salaries quoted 703 1285 1368
Median salary £49,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 Berkshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for MCTS in Berkshire

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCTS in Berkshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCTS in Berkshire

MCTS
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
Reading +29 1 £27,500 -45.00%
MCTS
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) MCSE
3 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 6 (54.55%) VMware
4 6 (54.55%) MCP
4 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
5 5 (45.45%) MCITP
5 5 (45.45%) Office 365
5 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
5 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
5 5 (45.45%) SQL
5 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
6 4 (36.36%) MCSA
6 4 (36.36%) Firewall
6 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (27.27%) VLAN
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 3 (27.27%) VPN
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 3 (27.27%) MS Office
7 3 (27.27%) Linux
8 2 (18.18%) Unix
8 2 (18.18%) CRM
8 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
8 2 (18.18%) ITIL
8 2 (18.18%) Kerberos

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) OpenStack
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Office 365
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (18.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 3 (27.27%) VLAN
2 3 (27.27%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) Kerberos
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (9.09%) Intranet
4 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) NAS
4 1 (9.09%) SSL
4 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Support Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Consultant
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Applications Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Applications Support
3 3 (27.27%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Applications Support Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Azure Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Network Support
5 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (18.18%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (18.18%) Unix
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) CRM
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Presales
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Service Design
2 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (63.64%) MCSE
3 6 (54.55%) MCP
4 5 (45.45%) MCITP
5 4 (36.36%) MCSA
6 1 (9.09%) CCNA
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (9.09%) Degree
6 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
2 1 (9.09%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) EMC
4 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
4 1 (9.09%) NetApp
4 1 (9.09%) NetIQ
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago