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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 126 94 111
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +17
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 28 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.051% 1.64% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 5.83% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 0 28 5
Average salary - £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
575 480 584
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 29.50% 28.04% 34.74%
Number of salaries quoted 445 359 475
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) MCP
4 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (33.33%) MVC
5 3 (33.33%) Advertising
5 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (33.33%) C#
5 3 (33.33%) MCAD
5 3 (33.33%) MCSD
5 3 (33.33%) .NET
5 3 (33.33%) WinForms
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) TDD
5 3 (33.33%) NUnit
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (33.33%) Kanban
5 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (33.33%) MSTest
5 3 (33.33%) MVVM
5 3 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (33.33%) Moq
5 3 (33.33%) Castle Windsor

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) NUnit
1 3 (33.33%) MSTest
1 3 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
1 3 (33.33%) Moq
General
1 3 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) WinForms
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (33.33%) Castle Windsor
1 3 (33.33%) Ninject
1 3 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
1 3 (33.33%) WCF
1 3 (33.33%) WPF
1 3 (33.33%) Spring.NET
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 3 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (11.11%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) MVC
1 3 (33.33%) Scrum
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) TDD
1 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (33.33%) Kanban
1 3 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
1 3 (33.33%) MVVM
1 3 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
2 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) MCP
3 3 (33.33%) MCAD
3 3 (33.33%) MCSD
4 2 (22.22%) MCDST
4 2 (22.22%) MCITP
4 2 (22.22%) MCSE
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) SCVMM
2 1 (11.11%) SCDPM
2 1 (11.11%) SCSM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) McAfee
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
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