The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
South West / Bristol
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 120 128
Rank change year-on-year -10 +8  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 13 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.11% 0.69% 0.098%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 1.97% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2 13 1
Median salary £36,500 £28,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.35% -13.84%  
UK excluding London median salary £44,261 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +30.18% -5.55%  

MCTS is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 531 660 566
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 28.75% 34.98% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 421 563 462
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.40% -2.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing MCTS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in Bristol

MCTS
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS in Bristol.

Salary trend for MCTS in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) CNA
1 2 (100.00%) Novell Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) SSCP
1 2 (100.00%) CISM
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (100.00%) SonicWALL
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) Software-Defined Networking
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (100.00%) IT Strategy
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (100.00%) Security Patching
1 2 (100.00%) Server Virtualisation
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) CISM
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) CNA
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Novell Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SANS
1 2 (100.00%) SSCP
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (100.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) SonicWALL
1 2 (100.00%) VMware