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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 84 75 86
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 7 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.12% 0.87% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 2.54% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 15
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
275 276 525
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 32.86% 34.16% 43.86%
Number of salaries quoted 225 238 459
Average salary £38,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.58% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,100
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Forensics
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) Firmware
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Forensics
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) CCENT
3 1 (33.33%) MCSM
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) A+ Certification
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Server
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix