The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 101 86 94
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 19 28 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.05% 1.78% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.63% 5.39% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 18 19 15
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
MCTS
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Qualifications Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
524 519 657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 28.87% 32.99% 41.98%
Number of salaries quoted 380 434 580
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,225 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

MCTS
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Bristol

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Bristol

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing MCTS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCTS.

1 37 (100.00%) Windows
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (86.49%) Microsoft
2 32 (86.49%) MCP
3 26 (70.27%) SQL Server
4 23 (62.16%) .NET
4 23 (62.16%) C#
4 23 (62.16%) MCAD
4 23 (62.16%) MCSD
4 23 (62.16%) ASP.NET
4 23 (62.16%) MVC
4 23 (62.16%) Scrum
4 23 (62.16%) WinForms
4 23 (62.16%) TDD
4 23 (62.16%) NUnit
4 23 (62.16%) WCF
4 23 (62.16%) WPF
4 23 (62.16%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (62.16%) Kanban
4 23 (62.16%) Spring.NET
4 23 (62.16%) ASP.NET MVC
4 23 (62.16%) Dependency Injection
4 23 (62.16%) Inversion of Control
4 23 (62.16%) MSTest
4 23 (62.16%) MVVM
4 23 (62.16%) Rhino Mocks
4 23 (62.16%) Moq
4 23 (62.16%) Castle Windsor
4 23 (62.16%) Ninject
4 23 (62.16%) Razor View Engine

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing MCTS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (8.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.41%) IIS
4 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) DNS
2 4 (10.81%) Firewall
2 4 (10.81%) DHCP
2 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (5.41%) SMTP
4 2 (5.41%) VPN
4 2 (5.41%) HTTP
4 2 (5.41%) Wireless
4 2 (5.41%) IPsec
4 2 (5.41%) PPTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (70.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (62.16%) NUnit
1 23 (62.16%) MSTest
1 23 (62.16%) Rhino Mocks
1 23 (62.16%) Moq
General
1 2 (5.41%) Back Office
1 2 (5.41%) Advertising
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (62.16%) Developer
1 23 (62.16%) .NET Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.41%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.41%) Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 1 (2.70%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) SQL DBA
6 1 (2.70%) DBA
6 1 (2.70%) Database Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (62.16%) WinForms
1 23 (62.16%) WCF
1 23 (62.16%) WPF
1 23 (62.16%) Spring.NET
1 23 (62.16%) ASP.NET MVC
1 23 (62.16%) Castle Windsor
1 23 (62.16%) Ninject
1 23 (62.16%) Razor View Engine
1 23 (62.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 23 (62.16%) Unity DI Container
1 23 (62.16%) .NET
1 23 (62.16%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.41%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (62.16%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (8.11%) EqualLogic
2 3 (8.11%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (16.22%) Windows XP
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (13.51%) Linux
4 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
5 4 (10.81%) Windows 8
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Vista
6 3 (8.11%) CentOS
6 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (62.16%) MVC
1 23 (62.16%) Scrum
1 23 (62.16%) TDD
1 23 (62.16%) Continuous Integration
1 23 (62.16%) Kanban
1 23 (62.16%) Dependency Injection
1 23 (62.16%) MVVM
1 23 (62.16%) Web Application Development
2 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
2 4 (10.81%) Service Management
2 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (10.81%) Capacity Management
2 4 (10.81%) Data Protection
2 4 (10.81%) Asset Management
2 4 (10.81%) Project Planning
2 4 (10.81%) Problem Management
3 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL
4 2 (5.41%) CRM
5 1 (2.70%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 23 (62.16%) C#
2 3 (8.11%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (86.49%) MCP
3 23 (62.16%) MCAD
3 23 (62.16%) MCSD
4 7 (18.92%) MCSE
4 7 (18.92%) MCITP
5 4 (10.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (8.11%) Degree
6 3 (8.11%) MCSA
7 2 (5.41%) CCNP
7 2 (5.41%) CCNA
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (5.41%) MCDST
8 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (2.70%) MCDBA
8 1 (2.70%) HNC
8 1 (2.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.51%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.81%) vSphere
5 3 (8.11%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.41%) SCCM
3 1 (2.70%) SCOM
3 1 (2.70%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.70%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.70%) SCSM
Vendors
1 32 (86.49%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) VMware
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco
3 3 (8.11%) Dell
3 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.41%) McAfee
Bristol, Avon
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Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago