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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 229 161 141
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 9 60 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 1.09% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 3.79% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8 58 82
Average salary £25,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1828 1584 1968
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.84% 28.87% 34.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1499 1276 1627
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 29 January 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
Gloucestershire -5 3 £32,500 - 2
Wiltshire -13 3 £22,500 -43.75% 2
Devon -5 1 £22,500 -2.17%
Bristol -25 1 - - 2
Dorset -28 1 £27,500 -15.38%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (96.00%) Windows
3 23 (92.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (48.00%) MS Exchange
5 12 (48.00%) MCITP
6 11 (44.00%) MCP
7 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
8 9 (36.00%) MCSE
8 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
9 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (28.00%) CCNA
10 7 (28.00%) Advertising
11 6 (24.00%) SLA
11 6 (24.00%) LAN
11 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
11 6 (24.00%) SQL
11 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
12 5 (20.00%) MCSA
13 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
13 4 (16.00%) Scrum
13 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (16.00%) Web Application Development
13 4 (16.00%) SCCM
13 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 3 (12.00%) Unity DI Container
14 3 (12.00%) TDD

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 12 (48.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.00%) IIS
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
3 1 (4.00%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (24.00%) LAN
3 3 (12.00%) Firewall
3 3 (12.00%) VPN
4 2 (8.00%) DNS
4 2 (8.00%) DHCP
5 1 (4.00%) BIG-IP
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security
5 1 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (4.00%) NAS
5 1 (4.00%) Internet
5 1 (4.00%) SAN
5 1 (4.00%) PBX
5 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) NUnit
1 3 (12.00%) MSTest
1 3 (12.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 3 (12.00%) Moq
General
1 7 (28.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) IT Support
3 4 (16.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Support Technician
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) IT Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Technician
6 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 3 (12.00%) Unity DI Container
1 3 (12.00%) WCF
1 3 (12.00%) WPF
1 3 (12.00%) Castle Windsor
1 3 (12.00%) Ninject
1 3 (12.00%) Razor View Engine
1 3 (12.00%) Spring.NET
1 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (12.00%) WinForms
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
1 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (4.00%) CMDB
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 24 (96.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.00%) Android
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Scrum
1 4 (16.00%) Web Application Development
1 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.00%) TDD
2 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (12.00%) MVVM
2 3 (12.00%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (12.00%) Kanban
2 3 (12.00%) MVC
2 3 (12.00%) CRM
3 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (48.00%) MCITP
3 11 (44.00%) MCP
4 9 (36.00%) MCSE
5 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (28.00%) CCNA
6 5 (20.00%) MCSA
7 3 (12.00%) MCAD
7 3 (12.00%) MCSD
8 2 (8.00%) Degree
8 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (8.00%) MCDST
9 1 (4.00%) CCENT
9 1 (4.00%) A+ Certification
9 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.00%) vSphere
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.00%) SCOM
2 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.00%) SCDPM
3 1 (4.00%) SCSM
3 1 (4.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 23 (92.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) McAfee
2 3 (12.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix
3 2 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) Apple
4 1 (4.00%) F5
4 1 (4.00%) Dell
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Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
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Somerset
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Wiltshire
Wiltshire Council
Salary: From £22,212 to £24,472 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
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Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
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