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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 172 163 154
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 53 57 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.91% 1.06% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.23% 3.04% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 49 49 60
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £35,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1640 1877 2159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 28.27% 34.88% 38.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1336 1618 1869
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +4 21 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Devon - 12 £23,000 - 1
Wiltshire -13 9 £57,500 +53.33%
Gloucestershire +5 5 £40,000 -
Dorset +1 5 £32,500 -31.57% 1
Cornwall - 1 £18,000 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (86.84%) Microsoft
3 96 (84.21%) SQL Server
4 80 (70.18%) Windows
5 79 (69.30%) .NET
6 72 (63.16%) MCP
7 58 (50.88%) C#
7 58 (50.88%) WCF
8 55 (48.25%) ASP.NET
8 55 (48.25%) TDD
9 54 (47.37%) MCAD
9 54 (47.37%) MCSD
10 52 (45.61%) MVC
10 52 (45.61%) ASP.NET MVC
10 52 (45.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 52 (45.61%) Web Application Development
11 51 (44.74%) Castle Windsor
11 51 (44.74%) Rhino Mocks
11 51 (44.74%) WinForms
11 51 (44.74%) NUnit
12 49 (42.98%) Continuous Integration
12 49 (42.98%) Razor View Engine
13 47 (41.23%) Kanban
13 47 (41.23%) Dependency Injection
13 47 (41.23%) Scrum
14 46 (40.35%) WPF
15 44 (38.60%) Inversion of Control
15 44 (38.60%) MSTest
15 44 (38.60%) MVVM
15 44 (38.60%) Moq

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 16 (14.04%) SharePoint
3 10 (8.77%) SharePoint 2010
3 10 (8.77%) IIS
4 8 (7.02%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (7.02%) MS Project Server
5 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.88%) CMS
6 1 (0.88%) Lync
6 1 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 37 (32.46%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.02%) MS Project
3 2 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.14%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (22.81%) DNS
2 19 (16.67%) Firewall
3 10 (8.77%) Intranet
3 10 (8.77%) DHCP
4 8 (7.02%) Wireless
4 8 (7.02%) VPN
5 7 (6.14%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.26%) IPsec
6 6 (5.26%) PPTP
6 6 (5.26%) SMTP
6 6 (5.26%) HTTP
7 3 (2.63%) Internet
7 3 (2.63%) SAN
8 2 (1.75%) NAS
8 2 (1.75%) Extranet
8 2 (1.75%) LAN
8 2 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (84.21%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.28%) Crystal Reports
3 13 (11.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (5.26%) MySQL
6 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 51 (44.74%) Rhino Mocks
1 51 (44.74%) NUnit
2 44 (38.60%) MSTest
2 44 (38.60%) Moq
3 17 (14.91%) Visual Studio
4 14 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (6.14%) Subversion
General
1 7 (6.14%) Finance
1 7 (6.14%) Retail
2 5 (4.39%) Back Office
3 1 (0.88%) Advertising
3 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (61.40%) Developer
2 54 (47.37%) .NET Developer
3 18 (15.79%) C# Developer
4 11 (9.65%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (7.89%) Architect
5 9 (7.89%) SharePoint Architect
6 8 (7.02%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 8 (7.02%) Technical Support
7 7 (6.14%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) Administrator
8 6 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Network Support
8 6 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.26%) Network Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Junior
9 5 (4.39%) Junior Network Support
9 5 (4.39%) Junior Network Support Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Junior Network Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Junior Support Engineer
10 4 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (69.30%) .NET
2 58 (50.88%) WCF
3 55 (48.25%) ASP.NET
4 52 (45.61%) ASP.NET MVC
4 52 (45.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 51 (44.74%) Castle Windsor
5 51 (44.74%) WinForms
6 49 (42.98%) Razor View Engine
7 46 (40.35%) WPF
8 44 (38.60%) Spring.NET
8 44 (38.60%) Ninject
8 44 (38.60%) Unity DI Container
9 14 (12.28%) COM
10 9 (7.89%) HTML
11 8 (7.02%) XML
12 7 (6.14%) MonoRail
12 7 (6.14%) Ajax
12 7 (6.14%) NHibernate
12 7 (6.14%) .NET Framework
13 3 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 44 (38.60%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.39%) Replication
4 4 (3.51%) Clustering
4 4 (3.51%) Firmware
5 3 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.75%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 80 (70.18%) Windows
2 18 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (7.89%) Linux
4 8 (7.02%) Windows 7
4 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (6.14%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (48.25%) TDD
2 52 (45.61%) MVC
2 52 (45.61%) Web Application Development
3 49 (42.98%) Continuous Integration
4 47 (41.23%) Kanban
4 47 (41.23%) Dependency Injection
4 47 (41.23%) Scrum
5 44 (38.60%) MVVM
6 14 (12.28%) Software Engineering
7 9 (7.89%) CRM
7 9 (7.89%) ITIL
7 9 (7.89%) Workflow
7 9 (7.89%) Change Control
7 9 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (7.02%) Project Management
8 8 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (6.14%) OO
9 7 (6.14%) iOS Development
10 5 (4.39%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (3.51%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (50.88%) C#
2 40 (35.09%) SQL
3 16 (14.04%) VB.NET
3 16 (14.04%) C++
4 15 (13.16%) VB
5 14 (12.28%) VC++
5 14 (12.28%) VB6
6 11 (9.65%) PowerShell
7 10 (8.77%) T-SQL
8 6 (5.26%) Java
9 3 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 114 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (63.16%) MCP
3 54 (47.37%) MCAD
3 54 (47.37%) MCSD
4 31 (27.19%) Degree
5 16 (14.04%) MCPD
6 14 (12.28%) MCITP
7 13 (11.40%) MCSE
8 10 (8.77%) MCSA
9 7 (6.14%) A+ Certification
10 6 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (5.26%) CCNP
10 6 (5.26%) CCNA
11 4 (3.51%) HNC
11 4 (3.51%) HND
12 3 (2.63%) MCDBA
13 2 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.75%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
13 2 (1.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) SLA
1 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 28 (24.56%) Active Directory
2 18 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (12.28%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.26%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.75%) vSphere
6 1 (0.88%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (4.39%) SCCM
2 2 (1.75%) SCSM
2 2 (1.75%) SCDPM
2 2 (1.75%) SCOM
2 2 (1.75%) SCVMM
2 2 (1.75%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.88%) MOM
3 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.88%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 99 (86.84%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.67%) VMware
3 11 (9.65%) Citrix
4 8 (7.02%) SAP
5 4 (3.51%) HP
6 3 (2.63%) Oracle
7 2 (1.75%) TOWER Software
7 2 (1.75%) Veritas
7 2 (1.75%) Dell
7 2 (1.75%) Cisco
7 2 (1.75%) IBM
8 1 (0.88%) McAfee
8 1 (0.88%) Sitecore
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago