The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 40 81 59
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -22
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 19 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 4.66% 0.24% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.10% 0.99% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 19 1 5
Average salary £25,000 £24,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -43.52%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
MCTS
Hampshire

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

Qualifications Category
Portsmouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
118 101 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 28.92% 24.28% 24.60%
Number of salaries quoted 96 93 96
Average salary £36,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

MCTS
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Portsmouth

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Portsmouth 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 19 (100.00%) MS Office
1 19 (100.00%) MCP
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
1 19 (100.00%) LAN
1 19 (100.00%) WAN
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 19 (100.00%) MCITP
2 17 (89.47%) MS Excel
3 10 (52.63%) Windows XP
3 10 (52.63%) ITIL
3 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
3 10 (52.63%) Service Management
3 10 (52.63%) MCDST
3 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
4 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
4 9 (47.37%) Firewall
4 9 (47.37%) VMware
4 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
4 9 (47.37%) SharePoint Server
4 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (47.37%) SonicWALL
4 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
4 9 (47.37%) MCSE

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Portsmouth 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 9 (47.37%) SharePoint
1 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
1 9 (47.37%) SharePoint Server
1 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2007
1 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (100.00%) MS Office
2 17 (89.47%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (100.00%) LAN
1 19 (100.00%) WAN
2 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
2 9 (47.37%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Services Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows XP
2 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) ITIL
1 10 (52.63%) Service Management
2 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) MCP
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 19 (100.00%) MCITP
2 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 10 (52.63%) MCDST
3 9 (47.37%) MCSE
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) VMware
2 9 (47.37%) SonicWALL
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