The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 67 84 74
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 4 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.73% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.21% 1.23% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 2
Median salary £20,000 £34,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-41.17% +41.66%
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £35,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+16.19% -11.25%
MCTS
South West

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

Qualifications Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
95 163 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 17.34% 21.20% 22.78%
Number of salaries quoted 66 113 140
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £26,000 £21,450
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of job ads across the Dorset region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

MCTS
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Dorset

MCTS
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bournemouth +14 4 £20,000 -41.17%
MCTS
South West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 Dorset region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 7 (87.50%) MCP
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) COM
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) VB
4 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) IBM Domino
4 1 (12.50%) VC++
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) MCPD
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Business One
4 1 (12.50%) WCF
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) Data Security

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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 1 (12.50%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Business One
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Support Engineer
2 6 (75.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 6 (75.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 6 (75.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 6 (75.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (75.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 6 (75.00%) Applications Engineer
2 6 (75.00%) Applications Support
2 6 (75.00%) Applications Support Engineer
2 6 (75.00%) IT Engineer
2 6 (75.00%) IT Support
2 6 (75.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 6 (75.00%) Software Applications Engineer
2 6 (75.00%) Software Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) COM
2 1 (12.50%) WCF
2 1 (12.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Data Security
1 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
1 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VB
1 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
1 1 (12.50%) VB6
1 1 (12.50%) VC++
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) MCPD
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Lotus
2 1 (12.50%) SAP