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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 231 169 154
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 14 60 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 1.06% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 3.71% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 13 57 64
Average salary £22,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-43.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £31,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,250 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% -6.25%
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
2009 1617 1895
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.85% 28.65% 35.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1649 1340 1602
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,648 £52,500 £57,500
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
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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014. 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 -21 4 £28,250 -13.07% 1
Bristol -10 3 £22,500 -50.00%
Wiltshire -17 3 £21,500 -46.25% 1
Devon -17 2 £22,500 -30.76%
Gloucestershire - 2 £27,500 - 5
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (94.59%) Microsoft
2 35 (94.59%) Windows
3 27 (72.97%) MCP
4 19 (51.35%) SQL Server
4 19 (51.35%) MS Exchange
5 17 (45.95%) Active Directory
6 13 (35.14%) C#
6 13 (35.14%) .NET
6 13 (35.14%) Scrum
6 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (35.14%) Web Application Development
7 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 12 (32.43%) Unity DI Container
7 12 (32.43%) Castle Windsor
7 12 (32.43%) Ninject
7 12 (32.43%) Razor View Engine
7 12 (32.43%) TDD
7 12 (32.43%) NUnit
7 12 (32.43%) MVC
7 12 (32.43%) WinForms
7 12 (32.43%) WCF
7 12 (32.43%) WPF
7 12 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (32.43%) Kanban
7 12 (32.43%) Spring.NET
7 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (32.43%) Dependency Injection
7 12 (32.43%) Inversion of Control
7 12 (32.43%) MSTest

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 19 (51.35%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (10.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
2 7 (18.92%) DNS
3 5 (13.51%) DHCP
4 3 (8.11%) VPN
4 3 (8.11%) Firewall
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.41%) LAN
6 1 (2.70%) PBX
6 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (51.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) NUnit
1 12 (32.43%) MSTest
1 12 (32.43%) Rhino Mocks
1 12 (32.43%) Moq
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (21.62%) Advertising
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Developer
2 12 (32.43%) .NET Developer
3 11 (29.73%) Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) IT Support
4 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Service Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) IT Support Technician
7 2 (5.41%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Support Technician
8 1 (2.70%) Desktop Technician
8 1 (2.70%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Systems Support
8 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (2.70%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) .NET
2 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 12 (32.43%) Unity DI Container
2 12 (32.43%) Castle Windsor
2 12 (32.43%) Ninject
2 12 (32.43%) Razor View Engine
2 12 (32.43%) WinForms
2 12 (32.43%) WCF
2 12 (32.43%) WPF
2 12 (32.43%) Spring.NET
2 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET MVC
2 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.11%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 35 (94.59%) Windows
2 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (24.32%) Windows XP
4 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
5 6 (16.22%) Windows 8
6 4 (10.81%) Windows Vista
7 3 (8.11%) Linux
7 3 (8.11%) CentOS
7 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (5.41%) Android
8 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Scrum
1 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (35.14%) Web Application Development
2 12 (32.43%) TDD
2 12 (32.43%) MVC
2 12 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (32.43%) Kanban
2 12 (32.43%) Dependency Injection
2 12 (32.43%) MVVM
3 4 (10.81%) Data Protection
3 4 (10.81%) Problem Management
3 4 (10.81%) Project Planning
3 4 (10.81%) Service Management
3 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (10.81%) Asset Management
3 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
3 4 (10.81%) Capacity Management
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL
4 2 (5.41%) CRM
4 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) C#
2 7 (18.92%) SQL
3 1 (2.70%) VB
3 1 (2.70%) C++
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) PHP
3 1 (2.70%) VC++
3 1 (2.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (72.97%) MCP
3 12 (32.43%) MCAD
3 12 (32.43%) MCSD
4 11 (29.73%) MCITP
5 8 (21.62%) MCSE
6 6 (16.22%) MCSA
6 6 (16.22%) CCNA
6 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (10.81%) MCDST
7 4 (10.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (8.11%) Degree
9 2 (5.41%) CCENT
9 2 (5.41%) A+ Certification
9 2 (5.41%) CCNP
10 1 (2.70%) MCSM
10 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.70%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 17 (45.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.81%) vSphere
4 3 (8.11%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Backup Exec
2 3 (8.11%) SCCM
3 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (94.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) VMware
3 6 (16.22%) Cisco
4 4 (10.81%) McAfee
4 4 (10.81%) Dell
5 3 (8.11%) Citrix
5 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.41%) Apple
7 1 (2.70%) HP
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