The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 83 89
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 5 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire - 0.56% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.51% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 9
Average salary - £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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 Gloucestershire region.

Qualifications Category
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
379 332 502
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 35.92% 37.30% 52.40%
Number of salaries quoted 292 298 407
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £32,176
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Gloucestershire region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) Advertising
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) CRM
3 2 (50.00%) SLA
3 2 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) McAfee
4 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (25.00%) AutoCAD
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Dell
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) SAN

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) PBX
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
1 1 (25.00%) NAS
1 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) IT Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Straight-Through Processing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) CCENT
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (25.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco