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 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 113 127 118
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 5 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.13% 0.26% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.85% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 16
Median salary £31,750 £27,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.59% -48.57%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
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
474 587 619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 29.79% 30.29% 32.12%
Number of salaries quoted 395 486 441
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of job ads across the Bristol region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 June 2016.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Bristol

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
3 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
4 11 (78.57%) Windows
4 11 (78.57%) MS Excel
5 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
5 8 (57.14%) DNS
6 7 (50.00%) MCP
7 6 (42.86%) A+ Certification
7 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
7 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
7 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (35.71%) Office 365
8 5 (35.71%) Windows 10
8 5 (35.71%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (35.71%) MCDST
8 5 (35.71%) Time Management
8 5 (35.71%) Windows XP
8 5 (35.71%) MCSE
8 5 (35.71%) MCSA
8 5 (35.71%) ITIL
9 4 (28.57%) MS Office
9 4 (28.57%) Citrix
9 4 (28.57%) DHCP
9 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (28.57%) VMware
9 4 (28.57%) Intel Security
10 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
10 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
10 3 (21.43%) Degree

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (78.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (28.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) DNS
2 4 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) LAN
3 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) ADSL
4 1 (7.14%) Broadband
4 1 (7.14%) MPLS
4 1 (7.14%) VoIP
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) CruiseControl
1 1 (7.14%) MSBuild
1 1 (7.14%) MSI
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (35.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Support Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Service Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) IT Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Database Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Developer
6 1 (7.14%) IT Support
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Database Developer
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) CLARiiON
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 10
3 5 (35.71%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
1 5 (35.71%) Time Management
2 2 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.14%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (50.00%) MCP
3 6 (42.86%) A+ Certification
4 5 (35.71%) MCDST
4 5 (35.71%) MCSA
4 5 (35.71%) MCSE
4 5 (35.71%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
6 2 (14.29%) CCNA
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (7.14%) CCA
7 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (7.14%) MCITP
7 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) Intel Security
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) Avaya
4 1 (7.14%) EMC
4 1 (7.14%) MobileIron