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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 111 102 102
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 14 18 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.77% 1.13% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.65% 3.30% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 10
Average salary £52,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
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
528 545 653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 29.04% 34.06% 41.12%
Number of salaries quoted 431 456 570
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 £23,500 £25,000 £26,550
10% offered a salary of more than £58,225 £55,000 £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 2 October 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Bristol

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (90.32%) Microsoft
2 28 (90.32%) MCP
3 21 (67.74%) SQL Server
4 19 (61.29%) ASP.NET
4 19 (61.29%) C#
4 19 (61.29%) .NET
4 19 (61.29%) MCAD
4 19 (61.29%) MCSD
4 19 (61.29%) MVC
4 19 (61.29%) Scrum
4 19 (61.29%) WinForms
4 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (61.29%) TDD
4 19 (61.29%) NUnit
4 19 (61.29%) WCF
4 19 (61.29%) WPF
4 19 (61.29%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (61.29%) Kanban
4 19 (61.29%) Spring.NET
4 19 (61.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (61.29%) Dependency Injection
4 19 (61.29%) Inversion of Control
4 19 (61.29%) MSTest
4 19 (61.29%) MVVM
4 19 (61.29%) Rhino Mocks
4 19 (61.29%) Moq
4 19 (61.29%) Castle Windsor
4 19 (61.29%) Ninject

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (32.26%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (9.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) DNS
2 4 (12.90%) DHCP
2 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (6.45%) Firewall
5 1 (3.23%) Wireless
5 1 (3.23%) IPsec
5 1 (3.23%) PPTP
5 1 (3.23%) VPN
5 1 (3.23%) HTTP
5 1 (3.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (67.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (61.29%) NUnit
1 19 (61.29%) MSTest
1 19 (61.29%) Rhino Mocks
1 19 (61.29%) Moq
General
1 4 (12.90%) Advertising
2 1 (3.23%) Back Office
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (61.29%) Developer
1 19 (61.29%) .NET Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Service Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.23%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (61.29%) WinForms
1 19 (61.29%) WCF
1 19 (61.29%) WPF
1 19 (61.29%) Spring.NET
1 19 (61.29%) ASP.NET MVC
1 19 (61.29%) Castle Windsor
1 19 (61.29%) Ninject
1 19 (61.29%) Razor View Engine
1 19 (61.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 19 (61.29%) Unity DI Container
1 19 (61.29%) .NET
1 19 (61.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (61.29%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (9.68%) EqualLogic
2 3 (9.68%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Windows XP
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Vista
4 4 (12.90%) Linux
5 3 (9.68%) CentOS
5 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) MVC
1 19 (61.29%) Scrum
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (61.29%) TDD
1 19 (61.29%) Continuous Integration
1 19 (61.29%) Kanban
1 19 (61.29%) Dependency Injection
1 19 (61.29%) MVVM
1 19 (61.29%) Web Application Development
2 4 (12.90%) Capacity Management
2 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
2 4 (12.90%) Asset Management
2 4 (12.90%) Project Planning
2 4 (12.90%) Problem Management
2 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
2 4 (12.90%) Service Management
2 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.45%) CRM
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) C#
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (90.32%) MCP
3 19 (61.29%) MCAD
3 19 (61.29%) MCSD
4 6 (19.35%) MCITP
5 5 (16.13%) MCSE
6 4 (12.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (9.68%) MCDST
8 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.23%) Degree
8 1 (3.23%) MCSA
8 1 (3.23%) CCNP
8 1 (3.23%) CCNA
8 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.90%) vSphere
4 3 (9.68%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (90.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco
3 3 (9.68%) Dell
3 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
3 3 (9.68%) McAfee
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