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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
South West / Dorset
Rank - 79 88
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset - 1.39% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.61% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 0 11 2
Median salary - £34,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +0.74%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%

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
87 196 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 19.55% 24.72% 29.38%
Number of salaries quoted 70 126 198
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Dorset region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Chat Support
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Lotus
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Domino
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Data Security
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills

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 (50.00%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) IT Support
2 1 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Applications Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Chat Support
1 1 (50.00%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Lotus
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft