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

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 230 236 167
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -69
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 24 7 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.42% 0.12% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.24% 0.38% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 24 6 56
Average salary £32,000 £26,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.90% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,597 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £33,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
1930 1827 1549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 33.43% 31.15% 28.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1522 1479 1272
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,100 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
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 14 February 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
(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
Dorset - 12 £34,000 - 1
Bristol -1 7 £28,000 - 3
Wiltshire +7 5 £27,823 +23.65%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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%) Windows
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 32 (94.12%) MS Excel
3 23 (67.65%) SQL
3 23 (67.65%) SQL Server
3 23 (67.65%) VB
3 23 (67.65%) Degree
4 18 (52.94%) SAP Business One
4 18 (52.94%) WCF
4 18 (52.94%) MCPD
4 18 (52.94%) .NET Framework
4 18 (52.94%) VB6
4 18 (52.94%) Software Engineering
4 18 (52.94%) WinForms
4 18 (52.94%) .NET
4 18 (52.94%) Visual Studio
4 18 (52.94%) SAP
4 18 (52.94%) COM
4 18 (52.94%) Crystal Reports
4 18 (52.94%) T-SQL
4 18 (52.94%) C#
4 18 (52.94%) C++
4 18 (52.94%) VC++
4 18 (52.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (52.94%) Mentoring
5 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
6 11 (32.35%) MCP
7 10 (29.41%) MS Exchange
7 10 (29.41%) DNS

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 10 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 7 (20.59%) IIS
3 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 32 (94.12%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (52.94%) SAP Business One
2 1 (2.94%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) DNS
2 6 (17.65%) DHCP
3 5 (14.71%) IPv4
3 5 (14.71%) NAS
3 5 (14.71%) SAN
3 5 (14.71%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.94%) LAN
4 1 (2.94%) WAN
4 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (67.65%) SQL Server
2 18 (52.94%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (52.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 18 (52.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (14.71%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Developer
1 18 (52.94%) Software Developer
2 6 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (14.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) ICT Manager
3 5 (14.71%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Systems Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Active Directory Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Active Directory Specialist
6 2 (5.88%) Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) IT Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) IT Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (52.94%) .NET
1 18 (52.94%) .NET Framework
1 18 (52.94%) COM
1 18 (52.94%) WCF
1 18 (52.94%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Raspberry Pi
2 2 (5.88%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.76%) Windows 10
3 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Mentoring
1 18 (52.94%) Software Engineering
2 6 (17.65%) ITIL
3 3 (8.82%) Time Management
4 2 (5.88%) High Availability
5 1 (2.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (67.65%) SQL
1 23 (67.65%) VB
2 18 (52.94%) C#
2 18 (52.94%) C++
2 18 (52.94%) T-SQL
2 18 (52.94%) VB6
2 18 (52.94%) VC++
3 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
3 5 (14.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (67.65%) Degree
3 18 (52.94%) MCPD
4 11 (32.35%) MCP
5 6 (17.65%) MCSA
6 5 (14.71%) A+ Certification
6 5 (14.71%) DBS Check
6 5 (14.71%) HND
6 5 (14.71%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (14.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (11.76%) MCDST
7 4 (11.76%) MCSE
8 1 (2.94%) MCITP
8 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 32 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 18 (52.94%) SAP
3 7 (20.59%) VMware
4 5 (14.71%) Dell
4 5 (14.71%) HP
4 5 (14.71%) Nimble Storage
4 5 (14.71%) Ruckus Wireless
5 3 (8.82%) Intel Security
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