The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 107 92 95
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 18 21 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.99% 1.30% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.31% 4.14% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 18 12 16
Average salary £52,500 £41,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% +3.12%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
544 507 623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 29.96% 31.33% 39.46%
Number of salaries quoted 382 424 553
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
South West

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 23 July 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Bristol

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 39 (100.00%) Windows
1 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (89.74%) Microsoft
3 33 (84.62%) MCP
4 29 (74.36%) SQL Server
5 25 (64.10%) .NET
5 25 (64.10%) C#
5 25 (64.10%) MCAD
5 25 (64.10%) MCSD
5 25 (64.10%) ASP.NET
5 25 (64.10%) MVC
5 25 (64.10%) Scrum
5 25 (64.10%) WinForms
5 25 (64.10%) TDD
5 25 (64.10%) NUnit
5 25 (64.10%) WCF
5 25 (64.10%) WPF
5 25 (64.10%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (64.10%) Kanban
5 25 (64.10%) Spring.NET
5 25 (64.10%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (64.10%) Dependency Injection
5 25 (64.10%) Inversion of Control
5 25 (64.10%) MSTest
5 25 (64.10%) MVVM
5 25 (64.10%) Rhino Mocks
5 25 (64.10%) Moq
5 25 (64.10%) Castle Windsor
5 25 (64.10%) Ninject
5 25 (64.10%) Razor View Engine

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.13%) IIS
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) DNS
2 4 (10.26%) Firewall
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (7.69%) DHCP
3 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.13%) VPN
4 2 (5.13%) HTTP
4 2 (5.13%) SMTP
4 2 (5.13%) PPTP
4 2 (5.13%) Wireless
4 2 (5.13%) IPsec
5 1 (2.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (74.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (64.10%) NUnit
1 25 (64.10%) MSTest
1 25 (64.10%) Rhino Mocks
1 25 (64.10%) Moq
General
1 2 (5.13%) Back Office
1 2 (5.13%) Advertising
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (64.10%) Developer
1 25 (64.10%) .NET Developer
2 5 (12.82%) Analyst
3 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (7.69%) Administrator
4 2 (5.13%) Technical Support
4 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) SQL DBA
4 2 (5.13%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.13%) DBA
5 1 (2.56%) Database Specialist
5 1 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (2.56%) Help Desk Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (64.10%) WCF
1 25 (64.10%) WPF
1 25 (64.10%) Spring.NET
1 25 (64.10%) ASP.NET MVC
1 25 (64.10%) Castle Windsor
1 25 (64.10%) Ninject
1 25 (64.10%) Razor View Engine
1 25 (64.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 25 (64.10%) Unity DI Container
1 25 (64.10%) .NET
1 25 (64.10%) ASP.NET
1 25 (64.10%) WinForms
2 2 (5.13%) XML
2 2 (5.13%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 25 (64.10%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (7.69%) EqualLogic
2 3 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (12.82%) Linux
3 5 (12.82%) Windows XP
3 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 3 (7.69%) CentOS
5 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) MVC
1 25 (64.10%) Scrum
1 25 (64.10%) TDD
1 25 (64.10%) Continuous Integration
1 25 (64.10%) Kanban
1 25 (64.10%) Dependency Injection
1 25 (64.10%) MVVM
1 25 (64.10%) Web Application Development
2 4 (10.26%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (7.69%) Capacity Management
3 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 3 (7.69%) Service Management
3 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (7.69%) Data Protection
3 3 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 3 (7.69%) Project Planning
3 3 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 3 (7.69%) CRM
4 2 (5.13%) ITIL
4 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 25 (64.10%) C#
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (84.62%) MCP
3 25 (64.10%) MCAD
3 25 (64.10%) MCSD
4 7 (17.95%) MCITP
5 6 (15.38%) MCSE
6 4 (10.26%) MCSA
6 4 (10.26%) Degree
7 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (5.13%) MCDST
8 2 (5.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (5.13%) MCDBA
8 2 (5.13%) CCNP
8 2 (5.13%) CCNA
8 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (5.13%) HNC
8 2 (5.13%) HND
9 1 (2.56%) A+ Certification
9 1 (2.56%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.69%) vSphere
3 3 (7.69%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.56%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) SCOM
2 1 (2.56%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.56%) SCDPM
2 1 (2.56%) SCSM
Vendors
1 35 (89.74%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) VMware
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco
3 3 (7.69%) Dell
3 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.13%) McAfee
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle
5 1 (2.56%) SAP
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago