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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 232 165 149
Rank change year-on-year
-67 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 13 70 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 1.20% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 4.01% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11 70 78
Average salary £22,500 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.35% -2.66%
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
1970 1744 1980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.37% 29.94% 34.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1590 1407 1653
Average salary £40,000 £38,370 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.24% +2.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Gloucestershire - 4 £31,250 - 3
Wiltshire -17 3 £22,500 -43.75% 1
Devon -13 2 £22,500 -26.22%
Dorset -23 2 £33,750 +3.84%
Bristol -26 2 £22,500 -53.84% 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (97.06%) Windows
3 32 (94.12%) Microsoft
4 21 (61.76%) MCP
5 18 (52.94%) Active Directory
6 17 (50.00%) MS Exchange
7 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
8 14 (41.18%) MCITP
9 11 (32.35%) MCSE
9 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
9 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (26.47%) Windows XP
10 9 (26.47%) SLA
10 9 (26.47%) Advertising
10 9 (26.47%) Scrum
10 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (26.47%) Web Application Development
11 8 (23.53%) C#
11 8 (23.53%) .NET
11 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET
11 8 (23.53%) MCAD
11 8 (23.53%) MCSD
11 8 (23.53%) MVC
11 8 (23.53%) WinForms
11 8 (23.53%) TDD
11 8 (23.53%) NUnit
11 8 (23.53%) WCF
11 8 (23.53%) WPF
11 8 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (23.53%) Kanban

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 17 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (2.94%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
2 5 (14.71%) LAN
2 5 (14.71%) DNS
2 5 (14.71%) DHCP
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (8.82%) Firewall
3 3 (8.82%) VPN
4 1 (2.94%) PBX
4 1 (2.94%) WAN
4 1 (2.94%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.94%) Network Security
4 1 (2.94%) SAN
4 1 (2.94%) Internet
4 1 (2.94%) NAS
4 1 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) NUnit
1 8 (23.53%) MSTest
1 8 (23.53%) Rhino Mocks
1 8 (23.53%) Moq
General
1 9 (26.47%) Advertising
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Developer
1 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) .NET Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Support Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) IT Support
5 4 (11.76%) Service Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) IT Support Technician
7 2 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Administrator
7 2 (5.88%) Support Technician
8 1 (2.94%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (2.94%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) IT Administrator
8 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) .NET
1 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET
1 8 (23.53%) WinForms
1 8 (23.53%) WCF
1 8 (23.53%) WPF
1 8 (23.53%) Spring.NET
1 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
1 8 (23.53%) Castle Windsor
1 8 (23.53%) Ninject
1 8 (23.53%) Razor View Engine
1 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 8 (23.53%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (11.76%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.82%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.94%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 33 (97.06%) Windows
2 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (26.47%) Windows XP
4 8 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (17.65%) Windows 8
7 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (11.76%) Windows Vista
7 4 (11.76%) Linux
8 3 (8.82%) CentOS
8 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (5.88%) Android
10 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Scrum
1 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (26.47%) Web Application Development
2 8 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (23.53%) Kanban
2 8 (23.53%) MVC
2 8 (23.53%) TDD
2 8 (23.53%) Dependency Injection
2 8 (23.53%) MVVM
3 5 (14.71%) Data Protection
4 4 (11.76%) Capacity Management
4 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 4 (11.76%) Asset Management
4 4 (11.76%) Project Planning
4 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.76%) Service Management
4 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (8.82%) CRM
6 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.94%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) C#
2 6 (17.65%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (61.76%) MCP
3 14 (41.18%) MCITP
4 11 (32.35%) MCSE
5 8 (23.53%) MCAD
5 8 (23.53%) MCSD
6 6 (17.65%) CCNA
6 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (14.71%) MCSA
7 5 (14.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (11.76%) MCDST
9 2 (5.88%) Degree
10 1 (2.94%) CCENT
10 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
10 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 18 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (14.71%) vSphere
3 3 (8.82%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Backup Exec
2 4 (11.76%) SCCM
3 2 (5.88%) SCOM
4 1 (2.94%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.94%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.94%) SCDPM
4 1 (2.94%) SCSM
Vendors
1 32 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) VMware
3 5 (14.71%) Cisco
3 5 (14.71%) McAfee
4 4 (11.76%) Dell
5 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.88%) Apple
6 2 (5.88%) Citrix
6 2 (5.88%) HP
7 1 (2.94%) F5
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Gloucestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Chippenham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago