Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England > South West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 309 326 344
Rank change year-on-year +17 +18 -34
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 21 15 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.20% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 0.42% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 17 15 15
South West median annual salary £25,000 £22,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -33.82% +8.80%
10th Percentile £18,950 £19,000 £25,200
90th Percentile £37,250 £46,200 £37,500
England median annual salary £33,000 £40,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year -17.50% +12.68% -11.25%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3068 3551 3644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.83% 32.99% 30.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2355 2783 2916
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,050 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS 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 in the South West.

Salary trend for MCTS in the South West

MCTS
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCTS in the South West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCTS in the South West

MCTS
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the South West region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +10 7 £25,000 -38.27%
Bristol -19 7 £35,000 -30.00%
Dorset -3 2 £16,000 -20.00%
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Cornwall - 1 £22,500 -
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 South West region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 21 (100.00%) Windows
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
3 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
3 17 (80.95%) MCITP
4 15 (71.43%) Windows 7
5 13 (61.90%) ITIL
5 13 (61.90%) MCDST
6 12 (57.14%) Windows Server
7 11 (52.38%) DV Cleared
7 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
7 11 (52.38%) LAN
8 10 (47.62%) WAN
8 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (42.86%) MCP
9 9 (42.86%) Windows XP
10 8 (38.10%) CCNA
10 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (38.10%) VMware
10 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (33.33%) Driving Licence
11 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
11 7 (33.33%) Cisco
11 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
12 6 (28.57%) DNS
13 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
14 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
14 4 (19.05%) SCCM
14 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Qpid
2 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (14.29%) SaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) LAN
2 10 (47.62%) WAN
3 6 (28.57%) DNS
4 4 (19.05%) DHCP
4 4 (19.05%) Firewall
4 4 (19.05%) Network Security
5 3 (14.29%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (14.29%) VoIP
5 3 (14.29%) VPN
6 2 (9.52%) Internet
6 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
6 2 (9.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (14.29%) Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) DBA
4 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared DBA
4 3 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) SQL DBA
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (9.52%) IT Technician
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Network Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Driving Licence
2 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 12 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (42.86%) Windows XP
6 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
8 1 (4.76%) CentOS
8 1 (4.76%) Linux
8 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (4.76%) Solaris
8 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (14.29%) High Availability
3 3 (14.29%) IT Strategy
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 3 (14.29%) ITSM
3 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 3 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (14.29%) Proactive Management
3 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 3 (14.29%) Security Patching
3 3 (14.29%) Service Management
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (80.95%) MCITP
3 13 (61.90%) MCDST
4 11 (52.38%) DV Cleared
4 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
5 9 (42.86%) MCP
6 8 (38.10%) CCNA
6 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 4 (19.05%) CCNP
9 3 (14.29%) CISM
9 3 (14.29%) CISSP
9 3 (14.29%) Degree
9 3 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (14.29%) Novell Certification
9 3 (14.29%) SANS
9 3 (14.29%) SSCP
9 3 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (9.52%) A+ Certification
10 2 (9.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
3 4 (19.05%) vSphere
4 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (9.52%) Terminal Services
6 1 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
2 3 (14.29%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (14.29%) SCOM
2 3 (14.29%) WSUS
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.76%) Nagios
3 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.76%) OpenView
3 1 (4.76%) Puppet
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) VMware
3 7 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (14.29%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) Dell
4 3 (14.29%) SonicWALL
5 1 (4.76%) F5
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.76%) Sophos