The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 198 130 140
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +10
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 25 82 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 1.57% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.57% 5.39% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 25 73 82
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1592 1520 2024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 25.97% 29.01% 36.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1224 1284 1794
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Bristol -8 18 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Dorset -19 5 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Gloucestershire -15 2 £34,250 -14.37%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (94.81%) Microsoft
3 62 (80.52%) SQL Server
4 58 (75.32%) Windows
5 55 (71.43%) .NET
6 48 (62.34%) MCP
7 37 (48.05%) MVC
7 37 (48.05%) Scrum
7 37 (48.05%) WinForms
7 37 (48.05%) TDD
7 37 (48.05%) NUnit
7 37 (48.05%) WCF
7 37 (48.05%) WPF
7 37 (48.05%) MCAD
7 37 (48.05%) MCSD
7 37 (48.05%) ASP.NET
7 37 (48.05%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (48.05%) Kanban
7 37 (48.05%) Spring.NET
7 37 (48.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 37 (48.05%) Dependency Injection
7 37 (48.05%) Inversion of Control
7 37 (48.05%) MSTest
7 37 (48.05%) MVVM
7 37 (48.05%) Rhino Mocks
7 37 (48.05%) Moq
7 37 (48.05%) Castle Windsor
7 37 (48.05%) Ninject
7 37 (48.05%) Razor View Engine
7 37 (48.05%) Web Application Development

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 15 (19.48%) MS Exchange
2 13 (16.88%) SharePoint
3 9 (11.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (10.39%) MS Project Server
4 8 (10.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (3.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (3.90%) IIS
9 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (24.68%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.39%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.58%) DNS
2 9 (11.69%) Firewall
3 8 (10.39%) Intranet
4 5 (6.49%) VPN
5 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.19%) DHCP
6 3 (3.90%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.60%) HTTP
7 2 (2.60%) SMTP
7 2 (2.60%) PPTP
7 2 (2.60%) IPsec
7 2 (2.60%) Wireless
8 1 (1.30%) SAN
8 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (80.52%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (12.99%) Crystal Reports
3 10 (12.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.60%) MySQL
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (48.05%) NUnit
1 37 (48.05%) MSTest
1 37 (48.05%) Rhino Mocks
1 37 (48.05%) Moq
2 10 (12.99%) Visual Studio
2 10 (12.99%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Advertising
2 2 (2.60%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 47 (61.04%) Developer
2 37 (48.05%) .NET Developer
3 10 (12.99%) C# Developer
4 9 (11.69%) SharePoint Architect
4 9 (11.69%) Architect
5 7 (9.09%) Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (3.90%) Technical Support
7 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Administrator
8 2 (2.60%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.60%) DBA
8 2 (2.60%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (2.60%) Service Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) SQL DBA
8 2 (2.60%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 1 (1.30%) Wintel Engineer
9 1 (1.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (71.43%) .NET
2 37 (48.05%) WinForms
2 37 (48.05%) WCF
2 37 (48.05%) WPF
2 37 (48.05%) ASP.NET
2 37 (48.05%) Spring.NET
2 37 (48.05%) ASP.NET MVC
2 37 (48.05%) Castle Windsor
2 37 (48.05%) Ninject
2 37 (48.05%) Razor View Engine
2 37 (48.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 37 (48.05%) Unity DI Container
3 10 (12.99%) COM
4 2 (2.60%) XML
4 2 (2.60%) HTML
5 1 (1.30%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 37 (48.05%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (5.19%) Firmware
3 3 (3.90%) EqualLogic
3 3 (3.90%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.60%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 58 (75.32%) Windows
2 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (12.99%) Apple iOS
4 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (11.69%) Linux
5 7 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.49%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.90%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.90%) CentOS
7 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.90%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.05%) MVC
1 37 (48.05%) Scrum
1 37 (48.05%) TDD
1 37 (48.05%) Continuous Integration
1 37 (48.05%) Kanban
1 37 (48.05%) Dependency Injection
1 37 (48.05%) MVVM
1 37 (48.05%) Web Application Development
2 11 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (12.99%) Software Engineering
3 10 (12.99%) iOS Development
4 9 (11.69%) Change Control
4 9 (11.69%) Workflow
5 8 (10.39%) Project Management
6 6 (7.79%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.90%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.90%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (3.90%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.90%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 36 (46.75%) C#
2 24 (31.17%) SQL
3 12 (15.58%) VB.NET
4 10 (12.99%) VB
4 10 (12.99%) C++
4 10 (12.99%) VC++
4 10 (12.99%) VB6
4 10 (12.99%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.60%) Java
5 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (62.34%) MCP
3 37 (48.05%) MCAD
3 37 (48.05%) MCSD
4 14 (18.18%) Degree
5 11 (14.29%) MCSE
6 10 (12.99%) MCPD
7 9 (11.69%) MCITP
8 7 (9.09%) MCSA
9 6 (7.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (5.19%) CCNP
10 4 (5.19%) CCNA
10 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (2.60%) HNC
11 2 (2.60%) HND
11 2 (2.60%) MCDBA
11 2 (2.60%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.60%) MCDST
11 2 (2.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (1.30%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 17 (22.08%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.79%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.19%) vSphere
5 3 (3.90%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (2.60%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.30%) XenApp
7 1 (1.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.60%) SCCM
3 1 (1.30%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.30%) SCSM
3 1 (1.30%) SCOM
3 1 (1.30%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 73 (94.81%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.58%) VMware
3 5 (6.49%) Cisco
4 3 (3.90%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.90%) Dell
5 2 (2.60%) Citrix
5 2 (2.60%) McAfee
6 1 (1.30%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.30%) HP
6 1 (1.30%) SAP
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle
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