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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 230 246 181
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -65
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 20 7 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.35% 0.11% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.09% 0.38% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 20 5 49
Average salary £32,500 £22,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.44% -45.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £20,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,100 £34,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
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
1829 1856 1656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 32.32% 30.31% 28.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1468 1419 1351
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £61,500
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
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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 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
Bristol +9 12 £28,000 -13.84%
Dorset - 8 £34,000 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (92.11%) Windows
2 35 (92.11%) Microsoft
3 34 (89.47%) MS Excel
4 26 (68.42%) SQL Server
4 26 (68.42%) Degree
5 24 (63.16%) SQL
6 23 (60.53%) VB
7 19 (50.00%) .NET
7 19 (50.00%) T-SQL
7 19 (50.00%) C#
7 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 19 (50.00%) WCF
7 19 (50.00%) Mentoring
8 18 (47.37%) SAP Business One
8 18 (47.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (47.37%) VB6
8 18 (47.37%) Software Engineering
8 18 (47.37%) MCPD
8 18 (47.37%) .NET Framework
8 18 (47.37%) WinForms
8 18 (47.37%) C++
8 18 (47.37%) Crystal Reports
8 18 (47.37%) Visual Studio
8 18 (47.37%) SAP
8 18 (47.37%) COM
8 18 (47.37%) VC++
9 13 (34.21%) MS Exchange
9 13 (34.21%) DNS
9 13 (34.21%) MCP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 13 (34.21%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (15.79%) IIS
2 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 34 (89.47%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (47.37%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (34.21%) DNS
2 9 (23.68%) DHCP
3 6 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (13.16%) IPv4
4 5 (13.16%) NAS
4 5 (13.16%) SAN
5 2 (5.26%) LAN
5 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.63%) ADSL
6 1 (2.63%) Broadband
6 1 (2.63%) MPLS
6 1 (2.63%) VoIP
6 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (68.42%) SQL Server
2 18 (47.37%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (47.37%) Team Foundation Server
1 18 (47.37%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.63%) CruiseControl
2 1 (2.63%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.63%) MSI
General
1 5 (13.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Developer
2 18 (47.37%) Software Developer
3 6 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (13.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) ICT Manager
4 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Support Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Systems Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) IT Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Active Directory Administrator
8 1 (2.63%) Database Developer
8 1 (2.63%) ICT Support
8 1 (2.63%) IT Support
8 1 (2.63%) IT Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.63%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (50.00%) .NET
1 19 (50.00%) WCF
2 18 (47.37%) .NET Framework
2 18 (47.37%) COM
2 18 (47.37%) WinForms
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Raspberry Pi
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) CLARiiON
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (92.11%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
3 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (13.16%) Windows 10
4 5 (13.16%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 18 (47.37%) Software Engineering
3 6 (15.79%) ITIL
4 5 (13.16%) Time Management
5 3 (7.89%) High Availability
6 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.63%) Change Management
6 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.63%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.63%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.63%) Patch Management
6 1 (2.63%) Scrum
6 1 (2.63%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (2.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (63.16%) SQL
2 23 (60.53%) VB
3 19 (50.00%) C#
3 19 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 18 (47.37%) C++
4 18 (47.37%) VB6
4 18 (47.37%) VC++
5 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
5 5 (13.16%) VBScript
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (68.42%) Degree
3 18 (47.37%) MCPD
4 13 (34.21%) MCP
5 6 (15.79%) A+ Certification
5 6 (15.79%) MCSA
5 6 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (13.16%) DBS Check
6 5 (13.16%) HND
6 5 (13.16%) MCDST
6 5 (13.16%) MCSE
6 5 (13.16%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (5.26%) CCNA
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.63%) CCA
8 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.63%) MCITP
System Software
1 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.63%) vSphere
3 1 (2.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) SmoothWall
2 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (92.11%) Microsoft
2 18 (47.37%) SAP
3 10 (26.32%) VMware
4 5 (13.16%) Dell
4 5 (13.16%) HP
4 5 (13.16%) Nimble Storage
4 5 (13.16%) Ruckus Wireless
5 4 (10.53%) Citrix
5 4 (10.53%) Intel Security
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco
7 1 (2.63%) Avaya
7 1 (2.63%) EMC
7 1 (2.63%) MobileIron