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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England / South West
Rank 224 231 233
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 17 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.020% 0.30% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.066% 0.92% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 0 17 10
Median salary - £34,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +36.00%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%

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
1505 1848 1859
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.83% 33.15% 30.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1176 1504 1515
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
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 21 January 2017. 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 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
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 5 (55.56%) MCP
4 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
5 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
5 4 (44.44%) Linux
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 4 (44.44%) DNS
6 3 (33.33%) SQL
6 3 (33.33%) Wireless
6 3 (33.33%) VMware
6 3 (33.33%) Firewall
6 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
7 2 (22.22%) Veeam
7 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 2 (22.22%) MCITP
7 2 (22.22%) MS Office
7 2 (22.22%) MCSA
7 2 (22.22%) DHCP
7 2 (22.22%) Symantec
8 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
8 1 (11.11%) Chat Support
8 1 (11.11%) Perl
8 1 (11.11%) Sophos

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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 1 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Server Support
3 2 (22.22%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Solaris
4 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Chat Support
1 1 (11.11%) CRM
1 1 (11.11%) Data Security
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
1 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
1 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (55.56%) MCP
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) MCITP
4 2 (22.22%) MCSA
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) CCNA
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (11.11%) Nagios
1 1 (11.11%) OpenView
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec
3 2 (22.22%) Veeam
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Lotus
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) Sophos
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