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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 127 110 109
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 20 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.099% 0.99% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 3.23% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1 18 11
Average salary £32,500 £52,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.09% +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
566 619 622
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 28.05% 30.78% 33.95%
Number of salaries quoted 465 466 502
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 1 May 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) RUP
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) MCAD

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) CruiseControl
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) MSBuild
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Supervisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
1 1 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) UML
1 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) RUP
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) SOA
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Unified Process
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
1 1 (33.33%) MSF
1 1 (33.33%) Line Management
1 1 (33.33%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) MCAD
2 1 (33.33%) MCSD
2 1 (33.33%) MCPD
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
1 1 (33.33%) SCVMM
1 1 (33.33%) SCDPM
1 1 (33.33%) SCSM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft