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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 134 148
Rank change year-on-year +29 +14  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.080% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.68% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 6
Median salary £27,500 £50,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -45.00% -23.07%  
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 Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 408 731 1003
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 32.74% 37.01% 41.64%
Number of salaries quoted 264 573 578
Median salary £42,500 £52,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.04% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,450 £35,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (66.67%) Office 365
4 3 (50.00%) MCP
4 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (50.00%) MCSE
4 3 (50.00%) VLAN
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) IaaS
5 2 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (33.33%) SCCM
5 2 (33.33%) SCOM
5 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (33.33%) MCITP
5 2 (33.33%) PKI
5 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (33.33%) Kerberos
5 2 (33.33%) Unix
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) CRM

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 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Office 365
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (33.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (50.00%) VLAN
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) Kerberos
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) NAS
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) SSL
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Azure Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Cloud Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Azure Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) NOC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCP
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) MCITP
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) MCSA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (16.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (16.67%) NetIQ