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

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 237 239 221
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 11 5 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.19% 0.085% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.28% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 20
Median salary £28,500 £34,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.17% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £28,600 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -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
1987 1761 1759
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 34.92% 29.91% 28.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1562 1393 1446
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +9 4 £20,000 -41.17%
Bristol +5 3 £50,000 +42.85%
Wiltshire +3 2 £40,500 +62.00%
Devon - 1 £28,500 -
Somerset - 1 £22,500 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (88.89%) Windows
3 13 (72.22%) MCP
4 12 (66.67%) Windows Server
5 9 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (44.44%) Linux
6 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
7 5 (27.78%) VMware
7 5 (27.78%) Firewall
7 5 (27.78%) SQL
7 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
7 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
8 4 (22.22%) DNS
8 4 (22.22%) MCSA
9 3 (16.67%) .NET
9 3 (16.67%) MCSE
9 3 (16.67%) Citrix
9 3 (16.67%) A+ Certification
9 3 (16.67%) Wireless
9 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
9 3 (16.67%) Network Security
9 3 (16.67%) Degree
10 2 (11.11%) Web Design
10 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
10 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
10 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
10 2 (11.11%) WCF
10 2 (11.11%) Veeam
10 2 (11.11%) Windows 7

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 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 9 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Business One
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Firewall
2 4 (22.22%) DNS
3 3 (16.67%) Network Security
3 3 (16.67%) Wireless
4 2 (11.11%) DHCP
4 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) CruiseControl
1 1 (5.56%) MSBuild
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Support Engineer
2 9 (50.00%) IT Support
3 6 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 6 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Applications Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Applications Support
3 6 (33.33%) Applications Support Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) IT Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Software Applications Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Software Support Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (11.11%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Server Support
5 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) WCF
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.56%) COM
3 1 (5.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 2 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 8 (44.44%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) Web Design
2 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (5.56%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (5.56%) CRM
2 1 (5.56%) Data Security
2 1 (5.56%) High Availability
2 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.56%) Scrum
2 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) VB
3 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.56%) VB6
3 1 (5.56%) VC++
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (72.22%) MCP
3 4 (22.22%) MCSA
4 3 (16.67%) A+ Certification
4 3 (16.67%) Degree
4 3 (16.67%) MCSE
5 2 (11.11%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (5.56%) CCNA
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.56%) MCITP
6 1 (5.56%) MCPD
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) Avaya
4 2 (11.11%) Sage
4 2 (11.11%) Symantec
4 2 (11.11%) Veeam
5 1 (5.56%) Lotus
5 1 (5.56%) SAP