The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 49 45 56
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 0.63% 0.76% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.50% 3.45% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 2
Median salary £70,000 £25,625 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +173.17% +6.77%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00%  

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 Portsmouth.

Academic & Professional Certification
Portsmouth
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 80 58 105
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 25.24% 22.14% 34.09%
Number of salaries quoted 57 53 100
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,375 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

MCTS
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

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

Salary trend for MCTS in Portsmouth

MCTS
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 25 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 Portsmouth region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) PBX
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) SCOM
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) PBX
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Applications Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Lync Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware