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 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 239 196 130
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -66
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 6 32 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.10% 0.52% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 1.96% 5.71%
Number of salaries quoted 6 32 78
Average salary £26,000 £32,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -20.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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
1752 1629 1577
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.50% 26.40% 30.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1364 1261 1367
Average salary £39,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.63% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,546 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +1.36%

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 2 July 2015. 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
Bristol -32 5 £27,000 -48.57% 1
Cornwall - 1 £20,000 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
3 9 (69.23%) MS Excel
4 8 (61.54%) TCP/IP
5 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
5 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
5 7 (53.85%) MCP
6 6 (46.15%) DNS
6 6 (46.15%) DHCP
6 6 (46.15%) Citrix
6 6 (46.15%) VMware
6 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
6 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (46.15%) Degree
7 5 (38.46%) A+ Certification
7 5 (38.46%) Windows
8 4 (30.77%) Workflow
9 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
9 3 (23.08%) MCSE
10 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (15.38%) CCNA
10 2 (15.38%) LAN
10 2 (15.38%) MS Project
10 2 (15.38%) MCITP
10 2 (15.38%) Information Management
10 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
10 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (69.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS Project
3 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) TCP/IP
2 6 (46.15%) DNS
2 6 (46.15%) DHCP
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.69%) NUnit
1 1 (7.69%) CruiseControl
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) MSBuild
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Support Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Network Support
2 6 (46.15%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Junior Support Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Junior Network Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Junior Network Support
3 4 (30.77%) Junior Network Support Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Junior
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Supervisor
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
1 1 (7.69%) WCF
1 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Workflow
2 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) Information Management
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (7.69%) Line Management
3 1 (7.69%) Coaching
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.69%) Time Management
3 1 (7.69%) MSF
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Unified Process
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) UML
3 1 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (7.69%) OO
3 1 (7.69%) RUP
3 1 (7.69%) CRM
3 1 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (53.85%) MCP
3 6 (46.15%) Degree
4 5 (38.46%) A+ Certification
5 3 (23.08%) MCSE
6 2 (15.38%) CCNA
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (15.38%) MCITP
7 1 (7.69%) MCPD
7 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
7 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
7 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (7.69%) MCSA
7 1 (7.69%) MCAD
7 1 (7.69%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Citrix
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Nintex
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