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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 133 98 93
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 19 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.16% 1.07% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 3.70% 5.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3 18 18
Average salary £35,000 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +31.25%
UK excluding London average salary £33,913 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-19.25% +5.00%
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
563 514 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 29.79% 28.93% 32.93%
Number of salaries quoted 446 371 435
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £58,225
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) MS Exchange
2 6 (85.71%) MCP
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
3 5 (71.43%) DNS
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
5 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 3 (42.86%) VMware
5 3 (42.86%) Degree
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 3 (42.86%) DHCP
5 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
6 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
6 2 (28.57%) CRM
6 2 (28.57%) Firewall
6 2 (28.57%) Wireless
6 2 (28.57%) Workflow
7 1 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 1 (14.29%) ITIL
7 1 (14.29%) MCSE
7 1 (14.29%) MCSA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (85.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) DHCP
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Support Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Network Support
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Support
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 1 (14.29%) Junior
4 1 (14.29%) Junior Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Junior Network Support
4 1 (14.29%) Junior Network Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Supervisor
4 1 (14.29%) Junior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) CRM
1 2 (28.57%) Workflow
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (14.29%) Line Management
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCP
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (14.29%) MCSE
5 1 (14.29%) MCSA
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) VMware