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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 106 95 96
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 17 23 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.92% 1.48% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.26% 4.36% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 16 16 13
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
522 528 657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 28.32% 33.91% 41.66%
Number of salaries quoted 406 441 570
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,225 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 16 September 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Bristol

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 36 (100.00%) Windows
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (86.11%) Microsoft
2 31 (86.11%) MCP
3 24 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 21 (58.33%) .NET
4 21 (58.33%) C#
4 21 (58.33%) MCAD
4 21 (58.33%) MCSD
4 21 (58.33%) ASP.NET
4 21 (58.33%) MVC
4 21 (58.33%) Scrum
4 21 (58.33%) WinForms
4 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (58.33%) TDD
4 21 (58.33%) NUnit
4 21 (58.33%) WCF
4 21 (58.33%) WPF
4 21 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (58.33%) Kanban
4 21 (58.33%) Spring.NET
4 21 (58.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 21 (58.33%) Dependency Injection
4 21 (58.33%) Inversion of Control
4 21 (58.33%) MSTest
4 21 (58.33%) MVVM
4 21 (58.33%) Rhino Mocks
4 21 (58.33%) Moq
4 21 (58.33%) Castle Windsor
4 21 (58.33%) Ninject

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 10 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (11.11%) DHCP
2 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.11%) Firewall
3 3 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (5.56%) VPN
4 2 (5.56%) HTTP
4 2 (5.56%) SMTP
4 2 (5.56%) PPTP
4 2 (5.56%) Wireless
4 2 (5.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (58.33%) NUnit
1 21 (58.33%) MSTest
1 21 (58.33%) Rhino Mocks
1 21 (58.33%) Moq
General
1 3 (8.33%) Advertising
2 2 (5.56%) Back Office
3 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Developer
1 21 (58.33%) .NET Developer
2 7 (19.44%) Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.56%) Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 1 (2.78%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) SQL DBA
6 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.78%) DBA
6 1 (2.78%) Database Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (58.33%) .NET
1 21 (58.33%) ASP.NET
1 21 (58.33%) WinForms
1 21 (58.33%) WCF
1 21 (58.33%) WPF
1 21 (58.33%) Spring.NET
1 21 (58.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 21 (58.33%) Castle Windsor
1 21 (58.33%) Ninject
1 21 (58.33%) Razor View Engine
1 21 (58.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 21 (58.33%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (5.56%) HTML
2 2 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (58.33%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (8.33%) EqualLogic
2 3 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.78%) CMDB
3 1 (2.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (19.44%) Windows XP
4 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (13.89%) Linux
6 4 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 4 (11.11%) Windows Vista
7 3 (8.33%) CentOS
7 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) MVC
1 21 (58.33%) Scrum
1 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (58.33%) TDD
1 21 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
1 21 (58.33%) Kanban
1 21 (58.33%) Dependency Injection
1 21 (58.33%) MVVM
1 21 (58.33%) Web Application Development
2 4 (11.11%) Service Management
2 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 4 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 4 (11.11%) Data Protection
2 4 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 4 (11.11%) Project Planning
2 4 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL
4 2 (5.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 21 (58.33%) C#
2 3 (8.33%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (86.11%) MCP
3 21 (58.33%) MCAD
3 21 (58.33%) MCSD
4 7 (19.44%) MCITP
4 7 (19.44%) MCSE
5 4 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (8.33%) Degree
6 3 (8.33%) MCDST
6 3 (8.33%) MCSA
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (5.56%) CCNP
7 2 (5.56%) CCNA
8 1 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.78%) MCDBA
8 1 (2.78%) HNC
8 1 (2.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.89%) Hyper-V
4 4 (11.11%) vSphere
5 3 (8.33%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (5.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.56%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) SCOM
3 1 (2.78%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.78%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.78%) SCSM
Vendors
1 31 (86.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (8.33%) McAfee
3 3 (8.33%) Dell
3 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 3 (8.33%) Cisco
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