The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 229 166 144
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -22
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 11 59 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.19% 1.12% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 3.91% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 8 56 71
Average salary £22,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1975 1509 1986
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 33.22% 28.66% 36.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1585 1236 1655
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MCTS
Salary Trend in the South West

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

MCTS Salary Trend in the South West

MCTS
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in the South West

MCTS
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
Wiltshire +1 5 £22,500 -56.09% 1
Gloucestershire -5 2 £31,250 -0.79%
Cornwall -11 2 £20,000 +11.11%
Bristol -29 2 - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 25 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (80.00%) Windows
3 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (48.00%) MS Exchange
4 12 (48.00%) MCITP
5 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (32.00%) CCNA
6 8 (32.00%) MCP
6 8 (32.00%) MCSE
6 8 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (28.00%) LAN
7 7 (28.00%) SQL
7 7 (28.00%) Advertising
8 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 5 (20.00%) SLA
10 4 (16.00%) Citrix
10 4 (16.00%) CRM
10 4 (16.00%) MCSA
10 4 (16.00%) VMware
10 4 (16.00%) Degree
10 4 (16.00%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (12.00%) IIS
11 3 (12.00%) McAfee
11 3 (12.00%) Firewall

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 12 (48.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (12.00%) IIS
3 3 (12.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (12.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Project
3 1 (4.00%) MS Office
3 1 (4.00%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (28.00%) LAN
3 3 (12.00%) Firewall
4 2 (8.00%) VPN
4 2 (8.00%) DNS
4 2 (8.00%) DHCP
5 1 (4.00%) PBX
5 1 (4.00%) WAN
5 1 (4.00%) SAN
5 1 (4.00%) Internet
5 1 (4.00%) BIG-IP
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security
5 1 (4.00%) NAS
5 1 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.00%) NUnit
1 1 (4.00%) CruiseControl
1 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.00%) MSBuild
General
1 7 (28.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) IT Support
3 2 (8.00%) Junior Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Network Support
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Junior Network Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Junior Network Support
3 2 (8.00%) Junior Network Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Junior
3 2 (8.00%) Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Support Technician
3 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
1 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
1 1 (4.00%) WCF
1 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.00%) Android
6 1 (4.00%) Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) CRM
2 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (8.00%) Information Management
2 2 (8.00%) Workflow
2 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.00%) Scrum
3 1 (4.00%) Unified Process
3 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (4.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (4.00%) Time Management
3 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.00%) MSF
3 1 (4.00%) Straight-Through Processing
3 1 (4.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
3 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (48.00%) MCITP
3 8 (32.00%) CCNA
3 8 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (32.00%) MCP
3 8 (32.00%) MCSE
4 4 (16.00%) MCSA
4 4 (16.00%) Degree
5 2 (8.00%) MCDST
5 2 (8.00%) VCP4
5 2 (8.00%) A+ Certification
6 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.00%) MCAD
6 1 (4.00%) MCSD
6 1 (4.00%) MCPD
6 1 (4.00%) CCENT
6 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.00%) vSphere
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
1 2 (8.00%) SCOM
2 1 (4.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.00%) HP SIM
2 1 (4.00%) SCDPM
2 1 (4.00%) SCSM
2 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Citrix
2 4 (16.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) McAfee
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco
4 2 (8.00%) Apple
4 2 (8.00%) HP
4 2 (8.00%) Nintex
5 1 (4.00%) Dell
5 1 (4.00%) F5
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