The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
South West / Dorset
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 62 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 -  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.42% 0.78% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 5.63% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 0
Median salary £16,000 £20,750 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.89% -  
UK excluding London median salary £35,750 £32,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.71% -8.57%  

MCTS is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset.

Academic & Professional Certification
Dorset
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 134 71 166
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 28.33% 13.79% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 122 64 112
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,400 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £48,900
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset citing MCTS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in Dorset

MCTS
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for MCTS in Dorset

MCTS
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shaftesbury - 2 £16,000 -
MCTS
South West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) CCIE
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) A+ Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) MCDST
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) MCP
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Windows

MCTS
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (50.00%) IT Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) A+ Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCIE
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCDST
2 2 (50.00%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco