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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 226 238
Rank change year-on-year +2 +12  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 5 32 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.099% 0.55% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 1.62% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 4 32 5
Median salary £46,750 £34,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% +51.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £27,550 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £40,000 £30,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,523 £36,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +26.45% -7.69%  

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 the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1549 1975 1862
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 30.63% 33.66% 30.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1239 1573 1468
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset +26 2 £52,000 +52.94%
Bristol -6 1 £36,500 +30.35%
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £41,500 -
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) CCNP
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) CCIE
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (20.00%) Unix
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) Solaris
5 1 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (20.00%) MCP
5 1 (20.00%) Perl
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (20.00%) MCDBA
5 1 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (20.00%) ETL

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Solaris
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Security Patching
2 1 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCITP
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) CCIE
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) CISM
4 1 (20.00%) CISSP
4 1 (20.00%) CNA
4 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) MCDBA
4 1 (20.00%) MCP
4 1 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Novell Certification
4 1 (20.00%) SANS
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) SSCP
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (40.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (20.00%) Nagios
1 1 (20.00%) OpenView
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (20.00%) Sophos