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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 85 74 84
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 11 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.22% 1.32% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 3.56% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 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
277 309 571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 30.71% 37.18% 44.61%
Number of salaries quoted 224 270 511
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 £26,590 £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 24 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 24 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) Firmware
3 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
3 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
3 5 (71.43%) Linux
3 5 (71.43%) MCSE
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (42.86%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (42.86%) Computer Forensics
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (42.86%) MCITP
5 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
5 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 3 (42.86%) VPN
5 3 (42.86%) DNS
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco
6 2 (28.57%) DHCP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (14.29%) IIS
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Firmware
2 2 (28.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) Linux
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Forensics
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (42.86%) MCITP
4 2 (28.57%) MCP
4 2 (28.57%) MCSA
4 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) MCSM
5 1 (14.29%) CCENT
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
5 1 (14.29%) CCNP
5 1 (14.29%) CCNA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
1 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) TOWER Software