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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 40 - 57
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 12 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 3.61% - 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.90% - 5.36%
Number of salaries quoted 12 0 5
Average salary £26,000 - £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,826 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.43% -
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
93 111 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 28.01% 24.03% 26.73%
Number of salaries quoted 78 105 99
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 30 July 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 12 (100.00%) MS Office
1 12 (100.00%) MCP
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) LAN
1 12 (100.00%) WAN
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (100.00%) MCITP
2 10 (83.33%) MS Excel
3 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
3 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
3 7 (58.33%) MCSE
3 7 (58.33%) Firewall
3 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
3 7 (58.33%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (58.33%) SonicWALL
3 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (58.33%) Hyper-V
3 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
4 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (41.67%) MCDST
4 5 (41.67%) Service Management

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
1 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
1 7 (58.33%) SharePoint Server
1 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (100.00%) MS Office
2 10 (83.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) LAN
1 12 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
2 7 (58.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Services Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
1 5 (41.67%) Service Management
2 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) MCP
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (100.00%) MCITP
2 7 (58.33%) MCSE
3 5 (41.67%) MCDST
3 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (58.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) SonicWALL