The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 163 159
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 5 24 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.17% 0.70% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 2.08% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5 24 35
Median salary £31,000 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £24,625 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,523 £36,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +26.45% -7.69%  

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 Hampshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hampshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 955 1153 1335
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 31.83% 33.61% 35.28%
Number of salaries quoted 753 965 1093
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 Hampshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

Salary trend for MCTS in Hampshire

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCTS in Hampshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCTS in Hampshire

MCTS
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Basingstoke +5 2 £30,000 -40.00%
Portsmouth -5 2 £70,000 +173.17%
Southampton - 1 £22,500 -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
4 6 (66.67%) Windows
4 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
5 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (55.56%) vSphere
5 5 (55.56%) VMware
5 5 (55.56%) MCITP
6 4 (44.44%) Citrix
6 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
6 4 (44.44%) SQL
6 4 (44.44%) ITIL
6 4 (44.44%) MCP
7 3 (33.33%) .NET
7 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 3 (33.33%) C#
7 3 (33.33%) Degree
7 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
8 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
8 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
8 2 (22.22%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (22.22%) SCOM

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
1 2 (22.22%) PBX
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Moq
1 1 (11.11%) NUnit
1 1 (11.11%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 2 (22.22%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Lync Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Support
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (11.11%) LINQ
2 1 (11.11%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 1 (11.11%) AIX
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Solaris
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
2 2 (22.22%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) BDD
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Kanban
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Service Design
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (55.56%) MCITP
3 4 (44.44%) MCP
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) A+ Certification
5 2 (22.22%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (22.22%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (11.11%) MCAD
6 1 (11.11%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (55.56%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) AirWatch
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Altiris
4 1 (11.11%) Apple
4 1 (11.11%) Draytek
4 1 (11.11%) MobileIron
4 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL
4 1 (11.11%) WatchGuard