Period
to 14 December 2018

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 6 months to 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 169 156
Rank change year-on-year +22 -13 +19
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 6 6 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.25% 0.21% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.11% 0.95% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 14
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £46,250 £45,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.78% +50.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £38,875 £32,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £52,625 £55,000 £33,750
South East median annual salary £38,250 £33,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% +3.85% -7.14%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Buckinghamshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 541 634 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 22.37% 22.17% 27.81%
Number of salaries quoted 417 495 684
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +1.86%
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £66,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

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
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. 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
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Marlow +22 1 £40,000 -5.88%
High Wycombe - 1 £52,500 -
MCTS
South East

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCITP
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Office 365
3 4 (66.67%) HTML
3 4 (66.67%) MCSE
3 4 (66.67%) MCSA
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) CCNA
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) CCA
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) VoIP
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (16.67%) Strategic Thinking
6 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation

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 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Administrator
2 3 (50.00%) IT Administrator
2 3 (50.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Azure Developer
3 1 (16.67%) DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) CSS3
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (16.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
1 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Critical Thinking
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Server Management
2 1 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (16.67%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCITP
3 4 (66.67%) MCSA
3 4 (66.67%) MCSE
4 3 (50.00%) CCA
4 3 (50.00%) CCNA
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 9000
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) VMware