The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 Gloucestershire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 86 72 86
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 10 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.22% 1.22% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 3.29% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 16
Average salary £34,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.37% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
289 304 559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 31.58% 37.16% 43.77%
Number of salaries quoted 235 265 501
Average salary £38,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.31% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,540 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £51,400
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 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
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham - 1 £36,000 -
MCTS
South West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Firmware
3 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (60.00%) Computer Forensics
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) MCSA
4 2 (40.00%) MCP
5 1 (20.00%) Change Management
5 1 (20.00%) MCSM
5 1 (20.00%) XenApp

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (20.00%) IIS
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Forensics
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (40.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
4 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (20.00%) CCNP
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) MCITP
4 1 (20.00%) CCENT
4 1 (20.00%) MCSM
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix