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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 230 236 205
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -31
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 6 4 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.11% 0.070% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.24% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 38
Median salary £34,000 £26,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -32.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,200 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £30,850 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
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
1681 1696 1745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.92% 29.57% 29.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1340 1331 1392
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset - 4 £34,000 - 1
Bristol +9 2 £31,750 +22.11% 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (90.91%) Windows
2 30 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 29 (87.88%) MS Excel
4 21 (63.64%) SQL Server
4 21 (63.64%) Degree
5 19 (57.58%) SQL
6 18 (54.55%) VB
7 16 (48.48%) .NET
7 16 (48.48%) T-SQL
7 16 (48.48%) C#
7 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
7 16 (48.48%) WCF
7 16 (48.48%) Mentoring
8 15 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (45.45%) SAP Business One
8 15 (45.45%) VB6
8 15 (45.45%) Software Engineering
8 15 (45.45%) MCPD
8 15 (45.45%) .NET Framework
8 15 (45.45%) WinForms
8 15 (45.45%) C++
8 15 (45.45%) Crystal Reports
8 15 (45.45%) Visual Studio
8 15 (45.45%) SAP
8 15 (45.45%) COM
8 15 (45.45%) VC++
9 11 (33.33%) MS Exchange
9 11 (33.33%) DNS
9 11 (33.33%) MCP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (9.09%) IIS
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (87.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (45.45%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) DNS
2 7 (21.21%) DHCP
3 4 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (9.09%) IPv4
4 3 (9.09%) NAS
4 3 (9.09%) SAN
5 2 (6.06%) LAN
5 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.03%) ADSL
6 1 (3.03%) Broadband
6 1 (3.03%) MPLS
6 1 (3.03%) VoIP
6 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 15 (45.45%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 15 (45.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.03%) CruiseControl
2 1 (3.03%) MSBuild
2 1 (3.03%) MSI
General
1 3 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Developer
2 15 (45.45%) Software Developer
3 7 (21.21%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (18.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) Support Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) ICT Manager
7 3 (9.09%) Service Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Systems Manager
8 2 (6.06%) IT Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) IT Support
9 1 (3.03%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Applications Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) IT Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Software Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (48.48%) .NET
1 16 (48.48%) WCF
2 15 (45.45%) .NET Framework
2 15 (45.45%) COM
2 15 (45.45%) WinForms
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 3 (9.09%) Raspberry Pi
2 1 (3.03%) CLARiiON
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (90.91%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (15.15%) Windows 10
3 5 (15.15%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Mentoring
2 15 (45.45%) Software Engineering
3 5 (15.15%) ITIL
3 5 (15.15%) Time Management
4 2 (6.06%) High Availability
5 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.03%) Change Management
5 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.03%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.03%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.03%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.03%) Scrum
5 1 (3.03%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (3.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) SQL
2 18 (54.55%) VB
3 16 (48.48%) C#
3 16 (48.48%) T-SQL
4 15 (45.45%) C++
4 15 (45.45%) VB6
4 15 (45.45%) VC++
5 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 3 (9.09%) VBScript
6 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (63.64%) Degree
3 15 (45.45%) MCPD
4 11 (33.33%) MCP
5 6 (18.18%) A+ Certification
6 5 (15.15%) MCDST
6 5 (15.15%) MCSA
6 5 (15.15%) MCSE
6 5 (15.15%) Network+ Certification
7 4 (12.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (9.09%) DBS Check
8 3 (9.09%) HND
9 2 (6.06%) CCNA
9 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (3.03%) CCA
10 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (3.03%) MCITP
System Software
1 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.03%) vSphere
3 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) SmoothWall
2 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 15 (45.45%) SAP
3 7 (21.21%) VMware
4 4 (12.12%) Citrix
4 4 (12.12%) Intel Security
5 3 (9.09%) Dell
5 3 (9.09%) HP
5 3 (9.09%) Nimble Storage
5 3 (9.09%) Ruckus Wireless
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco
7 1 (3.03%) Avaya
7 1 (3.03%) EMC
7 1 (3.03%) MobileIron
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