Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 160 163
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 +18
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 9 7 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.31% 0.24% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.41% 0.92% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 14
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £22,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +104.55% -37.14% -26.32%
10th Percentile £32,500 £21,000 £26,625
90th Percentile £67,500 £30,600 £37,500
South East median annual salary £37,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.85% -7.14% +2.94%

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 637 765 1,099
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.89% 26.37% 28.30%
Number of salaries quoted 501 633 813
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £38,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,500 £67,500
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
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCTS in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram 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 20 February 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
Marlow - 4 £50,000 - 3
Olney - 3 £45,000 -
High Wycombe +6 1 £60,000 +172.73%
Chesham - 1 £37,000 -
MCTS
South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) C#
3 7 (77.78%) HTML
3 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 7 (77.78%) .NET
3 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
3 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET
3 7 (77.78%) MVC
3 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (77.78%) WCF
4 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (44.44%) jQuery
5 4 (44.44%) CSS
5 4 (44.44%) Windows
5 4 (44.44%) IIS
5 4 (44.44%) VB.NET
6 3 (33.33%) MySQL
6 3 (33.33%) Oracle
6 3 (33.33%) Web Services
6 3 (33.33%) WPF
6 3 (33.33%) LINQ
6 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 3 (33.33%) TDD
6 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 3 (33.33%) Degree
6 3 (33.33%) JIRA
6 3 (33.33%) Computer Science

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 4 (44.44%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) MySQL
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Angular Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# Developer - E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior C# .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior C# Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
1 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET
1 7 (77.78%) HTML
1 7 (77.78%) WCF
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (44.44%) CSS
3 4 (44.44%) jQuery
4 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 3 (33.33%) Entity Framework
4 3 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (33.33%) LINQ
4 3 (33.33%) React
4 3 (33.33%) SignalR
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (33.33%) WinForms
4 3 (33.33%) WPF
5 1 (11.11%) CSS3
5 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) MVC
2 3 (33.33%) Coaching
2 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
1 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) VB.NET
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) MCITP
3 2 (22.22%) MCSA
3 2 (22.22%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (11.11%) MCP
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Facebook
4 1 (11.11%) Meraki
4 1 (11.11%) Twitter
4 1 (11.11%) Veeam