The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 130 146
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading - 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.33% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 1
Median salary - £27,500 £23,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +17.02%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £32,500 £34,750
% change year-on-year +12.30% -6.47%  

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 Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 462 613 841
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 35.27% 34.54% 36.45%
Number of salaries quoted 366 441 576
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +18.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £23,579
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

MCTS
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for MCTS in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Nagios
1 1 (100.00%) NetIQ
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) NAS
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) NAS
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) NOC Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) NetIQ
1 1 (100.00%) VMware