The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 114 125
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire - 0.45% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.59% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Median salary - £41,500 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +40.67%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,523 £36,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +26.45% -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 Buckinghamshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Buckinghamshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 360 503 612
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 25.57% 28.53% 30.27%
Number of salaries quoted 279 377 424
Median salary £40,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Salary trend for MCTS in Buckinghamshire

MCTS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MCSA
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Teradata
4 1 (25.00%) Data Management
4 1 (25.00%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) R
4 1 (25.00%) Big Data
4 1 (25.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) Perl
4 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (25.00%) VB
4 1 (25.00%) MySQL
4 1 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Big Data
3 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) DBA
1 2 (50.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Report Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Specialist
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) R
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
2 3 (75.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Teradata