The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 166 132 112
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 27 36 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.70% 1.08% 2.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.97% 3.29% 5.62%
Number of salaries quoted 27 36 88
Average salary £38,500 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.23% -9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £42,500 £46,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -
MCTS
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Hampshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1370 1095 1619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 35.46% 32.88% 37.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1154 909 1364
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Hampshire

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Hampshire

MCTS
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Basingstoke +9 9 £45,000 +42.85%
Andover - 3 £24,000 -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Hampshire 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 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (83.08%) Microsoft
2 54 (83.08%) Windows
3 45 (69.23%) MS Excel
4 39 (60.00%) MCITP
5 36 (55.38%) MCSE
6 35 (53.85%) MS Exchange
7 34 (52.31%) ITIL
8 33 (50.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (49.23%) LAN
9 32 (49.23%) Lync
10 30 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (46.15%) MS Office
11 28 (43.08%) Exchange Server 2010
12 27 (41.54%) Windows 7
12 27 (41.54%) WAN
13 26 (40.00%) MCP
14 25 (38.46%) MCSA
15 24 (36.92%) Windows 8
16 23 (35.38%) Windows XP
17 22 (33.85%) Exchange Server 2007
18 20 (30.77%) SCOM
19 19 (29.23%) LANDesk
20 18 (27.69%) Remedy
20 18 (27.69%) CRM
21 17 (26.15%) VMware
21 17 (26.15%) Cisco
21 17 (26.15%) Exchange Server 2013
22 13 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
22 13 (20.00%) Office 365

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Hampshire 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 35 (53.85%) MS Exchange
2 32 (49.23%) Lync
3 28 (43.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (33.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (26.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (13.85%) SharePoint Server
7 9 (13.85%) SharePoint
8 5 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 45 (69.23%) MS Excel
2 30 (46.15%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.00%) Office 365
2 4 (6.15%) IaaS
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (49.23%) LAN
2 27 (41.54%) WAN
3 12 (18.46%) TCP/IP
4 10 (15.38%) SAN
5 7 (10.77%) VoIP
6 5 (7.69%) Firewall
6 5 (7.69%) VPN
7 4 (6.15%) Unified Communications
8 2 (3.08%) DNS
8 2 (3.08%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MSI
1 1 (1.54%) NUnit
1 1 (1.54%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 25 (38.46%) Support Engineer
2 15 (23.08%) Analyst
3 14 (21.54%) Service Analyst
3 14 (21.54%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (13.85%) Administrator
5 7 (10.77%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (10.77%) Technical Services Analyst
5 7 (10.77%) Messaging Administrator
5 7 (10.77%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Architect
7 4 (6.15%) Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) .NET Developer
7 4 (6.15%) C# Developer
7 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Server Administrator
7 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) HTML
1 5 (7.69%) .NET
1 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 5 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 4 (6.15%) jQuery
2 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 4 (6.15%) Ajax
3 1 (1.54%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (15.38%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.15%) NHS
4 2 (3.08%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 54 (83.08%) Windows
2 33 (50.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 30 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (41.54%) Windows 7
5 24 (36.92%) Windows 8
6 23 (35.38%) Windows XP
7 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.08%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (52.31%) ITIL
2 18 (27.69%) CRM
3 11 (16.92%) Service Delivery
4 7 (10.77%) Mentoring
5 5 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (7.69%) Migration
6 4 (6.15%) MVC
7 2 (3.08%) Time Management
7 2 (3.08%) QMS
7 2 (3.08%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.08%) MOF
7 2 (3.08%) Project Management
8 1 (1.54%) SOA
8 1 (1.54%) Scrum
8 1 (1.54%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.54%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.54%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (1.54%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (60.00%) MCITP
3 36 (55.38%) MCSE
4 26 (40.00%) MCP
5 25 (38.46%) MCSA
6 12 (18.46%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (18.46%) MCDST
7 11 (16.92%) Security Cleared
8 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 10 (15.38%) DV Cleared
9 5 (7.69%) MCPD
9 5 (7.69%) MCAD
10 3 (4.62%) A+ Certification
11 2 (3.08%) CCNP
11 2 (3.08%) CCA
11 2 (3.08%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (3.08%) Degree
11 2 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (1.54%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
2 2 (3.08%) BS7799
2 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.15%) vSphere
4 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.08%) XenApp
4 2 (3.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (30.77%) SCOM
2 4 (6.15%) Windows Intune
3 2 (3.08%) WSUS
4 1 (1.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (83.08%) Microsoft
2 19 (29.23%) LANDesk
3 18 (27.69%) Remedy
4 17 (26.15%) Cisco
4 17 (26.15%) VMware
5 12 (18.46%) Avaya
6 11 (16.92%) HP
7 5 (7.69%) Symantec
7 5 (7.69%) McAfee
7 5 (7.69%) Kaspersky
8 4 (6.15%) Juniper
9 2 (3.08%) NetApp
9 2 (3.08%) Citrix
9 2 (3.08%) ProCurve
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