The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Bournemouth region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 44 39
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth - 3.64% 2.71%
As % of the Qualifications category - 14.61% 9.09%
Number of salaries quoted 0 13 7
Average salary - £32,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MCTS
Dorset

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bournemouth region.

Qualifications Category
Bournemouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
65 89 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bournemouth 14.71% 24.93% 29.84%
Number of salaries quoted 54 68 50
Average salary £35,000 £37,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.04% -0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £23,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Bournemouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

MCTS
Salary Trend in Bournemouth

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Bournemouth

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bournemouth 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 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 8 (88.89%) VB6
2 8 (88.89%) VB
2 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (88.89%) Visual Studio
2 8 (88.89%) COM
2 8 (88.89%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) C++
2 8 (88.89%) VC++
2 8 (88.89%) MS Excel
2 8 (88.89%) Software Engineering
2 8 (88.89%) MCPD
2 8 (88.89%) Degree
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (88.89%) Apple iOS
2 8 (88.89%) iOS Development
2 8 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bournemouth 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 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (88.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
1 8 (88.89%) Crystal Reports
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Visual Studio
1 8 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) C# Developer
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Support
2 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support
2 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Software Engineering
1 8 (88.89%) iOS Development
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) VB6
2 8 (88.89%) VB
2 8 (88.89%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) C++
2 8 (88.89%) VC++
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) MCPD
2 8 (88.89%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) MCSA
3 1 (11.11%) MCP
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) VMware