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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 84 57 41
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 24 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.24% 3.19% 3.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.20% 12.63% 10.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2 24 16
Average salary £23,750 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,950 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
167 190 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 19.69% 25.23% 30.99%
Number of salaries quoted 140 153 125
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -26 1 £28,500 -12.30%
Beaminster - 1 £19,000 -
MCTS
South West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) SQL
3 8 (80.00%) VB
3 8 (80.00%) .NET
3 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (80.00%) Crystal Reports
3 8 (80.00%) Visual Studio
3 8 (80.00%) COM
3 8 (80.00%) C#
3 8 (80.00%) C++
3 8 (80.00%) VC++
3 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
3 8 (80.00%) Finance
3 8 (80.00%) Software Engineering
3 8 (80.00%) MCPD
3 8 (80.00%) Degree
3 8 (80.00%) VB6
3 8 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (80.00%) Apple iOS
3 8 (80.00%) iOS Development
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) MCSA
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (20.00%) MCP
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) MS Office

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (80.00%) Crystal Reports
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Visual Studio
1 8 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
1 8 (80.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Support
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
1 8 (80.00%) COM
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Software Engineering
1 8 (80.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (10.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) VB
2 8 (80.00%) VC++
2 8 (80.00%) VB6
2 8 (80.00%) C#
2 8 (80.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCPD
2 8 (80.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) MCP
3 2 (20.00%) MCSA
4 1 (10.00%) CCNP
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco