The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 86 78 75
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.11% 0.88% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 2.45% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 10
Average salary £22,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.82% -2.85%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 Southampton region.

Qualifications Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
237 326 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 27.21% 35.82% 34.47%
Number of salaries quoted 197 301 252
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £22,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

MCTS
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Southampton

MCTS
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 6 (100.00%) MS Office
1 6 (100.00%) MCP
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) MCSA
1 6 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 6 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (66.67%) MCITP
3 2 (33.33%) A+ Certification

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 6 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (100.00%) MS Office
1 6 (100.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (50.00%) Service Analyst
3 3 (50.00%) Analyst
3 3 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (33.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (33.33%) Junior
4 2 (33.33%) Junior Support Engineer
4 2 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (16.67%) IT Support
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCP
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) MCSA
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCITP
3 2 (33.33%) A+ Certification
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft