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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 242 205 128
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -77
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 5 23 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.083% 0.37% 1.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 1.39% 5.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5 22 76
Average salary £27,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.47% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
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
1805 1657 1504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.88% 26.86% 29.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1428 1315 1274
Average salary £40,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 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
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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 -29 3 £35,000 -33.33%
Wiltshire +6 1 £25,000 +16.27%
Cornwall - 1 £20,000 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) MCP
2 8 (88.89%) MS Excel
3 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
4 6 (66.67%) DNS
5 5 (55.56%) Windows
6 4 (44.44%) Citrix
6 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
6 4 (44.44%) DHCP
6 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
6 4 (44.44%) VMware
6 4 (44.44%) Degree
6 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
6 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (33.33%) A+ Certification
8 2 (22.22%) Firewall
8 2 (22.22%) Wireless
8 2 (22.22%) Workflow
8 2 (22.22%) CRM
8 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
8 2 (22.22%) SQL
8 2 (22.22%) ITIL
8 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
8 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
8 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (11.11%) Line Management
9 1 (11.11%) Coaching

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (77.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (88.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) DHCP
2 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Support Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Network Support
2 4 (44.44%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Junior Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 2 (22.22%) Junior Network Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Junior Network Support
3 2 (22.22%) Junior Network Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Support
3 2 (22.22%) Junior
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Supervisor
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Workflow
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Line Management
2 1 (11.11%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) MCP
3 4 (44.44%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) A+ Certification
5 1 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (11.11%) MCDST
5 1 (11.11%) MCITP
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (11.11%) MCSE
5 1 (11.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) VMware