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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 213 147 137
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 21 62 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 1.22% 1.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.23% 4.18% 3.50%
Number of salaries quoted 20 54 75
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £32,500 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1710 1483 2198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 27.99% 29.17% 38.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1401 1266 1936
Average salary £38,000 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.79% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 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
Bristol -10 17 £52,500 +31.25% 5
Wiltshire -6 2 £21,500 -55.89% 3
Dorset -21 2 £24,000 -26.15% 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (91.38%) Microsoft
3 48 (82.76%) Windows
4 41 (70.69%) SQL Server
5 39 (67.24%) MCP
6 36 (62.07%) .NET
7 29 (50.00%) C#
8 26 (44.83%) ASP.NET
8 26 (44.83%) MCAD
8 26 (44.83%) MCSD
8 26 (44.83%) MVC
8 26 (44.83%) Scrum
8 26 (44.83%) WinForms
8 26 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (44.83%) TDD
8 26 (44.83%) NUnit
8 26 (44.83%) WCF
8 26 (44.83%) WPF
8 26 (44.83%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (44.83%) Kanban
8 26 (44.83%) Spring.NET
8 26 (44.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 26 (44.83%) Dependency Injection
8 26 (44.83%) Inversion of Control
8 26 (44.83%) MSTest
8 26 (44.83%) MVVM
8 26 (44.83%) Rhino Mocks
8 26 (44.83%) Moq
8 26 (44.83%) Castle Windsor
8 26 (44.83%) Ninject

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 15 (25.86%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.45%) IIS
6 2 (3.45%) MS Project Server
6 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (22.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) MS Project
3 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) DNS
2 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.34%) Firewall
4 5 (8.62%) DHCP
5 4 (6.90%) VPN
6 3 (5.17%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.45%) SMTP
7 2 (3.45%) Wireless
7 2 (3.45%) IPsec
7 2 (3.45%) Intranet
7 2 (3.45%) PPTP
7 2 (3.45%) HTTP
7 2 (3.45%) LAN
8 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (70.69%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (13.79%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.45%) MySQL
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (44.83%) NUnit
1 26 (44.83%) MSTest
1 26 (44.83%) Rhino Mocks
1 26 (44.83%) Moq
2 8 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Advertising
3 2 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (58.62%) Developer
2 26 (44.83%) .NET Developer
3 10 (17.24%) Analyst
4 8 (13.79%) C# Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.17%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Support
7 3 (5.17%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) IT Support
8 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 2 (3.45%) SharePoint Architect
8 2 (3.45%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.45%) Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Administrator
9 1 (1.72%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (62.07%) .NET
2 26 (44.83%) ASP.NET
2 26 (44.83%) WinForms
2 26 (44.83%) WCF
2 26 (44.83%) WPF
2 26 (44.83%) Spring.NET
2 26 (44.83%) ASP.NET MVC
2 26 (44.83%) Castle Windsor
2 26 (44.83%) Ninject
2 26 (44.83%) Razor View Engine
2 26 (44.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 26 (44.83%) Unity DI Container
3 8 (13.79%) COM
4 2 (3.45%) XML
4 2 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (44.83%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) EqualLogic
3 3 (5.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.72%) Replication
4 1 (1.72%) CMDB
4 1 (1.72%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 48 (82.76%) Windows
2 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (13.79%) Apple iOS
3 8 (13.79%) Windows XP
3 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (12.07%) Windows 7
5 6 (10.34%) Linux
6 5 (8.62%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.90%) Windows Vista
8 3 (5.17%) CentOS
8 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.83%) Scrum
1 26 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (44.83%) TDD
1 26 (44.83%) MVC
1 26 (44.83%) Continuous Integration
1 26 (44.83%) Kanban
1 26 (44.83%) Dependency Injection
1 26 (44.83%) MVVM
1 26 (44.83%) Web Application Development
2 8 (13.79%) iOS Development
2 8 (13.79%) Software Engineering
3 6 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (8.62%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.90%) Service Management
5 4 (6.90%) Project Planning
5 4 (6.90%) Problem Management
5 4 (6.90%) Asset Management
5 4 (6.90%) Capacity Management
5 4 (6.90%) Data Protection
6 3 (5.17%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.00%) C#
2 15 (25.86%) SQL
3 8 (13.79%) C++
3 8 (13.79%) VB
3 8 (13.79%) VC++
3 8 (13.79%) VB6
4 5 (8.62%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.45%) Java
6 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (67.24%) MCP
3 26 (44.83%) MCAD
3 26 (44.83%) MCSD
4 12 (20.69%) MCSE
5 11 (18.97%) Degree
5 11 (18.97%) MCITP
6 8 (13.79%) MCPD
7 6 (10.34%) MCSA
7 6 (10.34%) CCNA
7 6 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (8.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (6.90%) CCNP
10 3 (5.17%) MCDST
11 2 (3.45%) A+ Certification
12 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.72%) CCENT
12 1 (1.72%) MCSM
12 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (1.72%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (29.31%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.62%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.90%) vSphere
5 3 (5.17%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (3.45%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.72%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Backup Exec
2 3 (5.17%) SCCM
3 1 (1.72%) SCOM
3 1 (1.72%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.72%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.72%) SCSM
Vendors
1 53 (91.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.52%) VMware
3 4 (6.90%) Cisco
4 3 (5.17%) Dell
4 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.17%) McAfee
5 2 (3.45%) Citrix
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