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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 9 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 6 0 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 9.38% - 4.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.43% - 11.30%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 12
Average salary - - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-17.57% +3.12%
MCTS
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Qualifications Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28 74 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 43.75% 28.57% 42.75%
Number of salaries quoted 17 50 92
Average salary £34,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,300 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

MCTS
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Aberdeen

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the Aberdeen 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%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) CCNA
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Project Management
1 6 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
1 6 (100.00%) Operations Management
1 6 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 6 (100.00%) Release Management
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 6 (100.00%) Change Control
1 6 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 6 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) CommVault
2 4 (66.67%) NetApp
2 4 (66.67%) Dell
2 4 (66.67%) EMC
3 2 (33.33%) Proofpoint
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the Aberdeen 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Data Centre Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) PKI
3 1 (16.67%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) Project Management
1 6 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
1 6 (100.00%) Operations Management
1 6 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 6 (100.00%) Release Management
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 6 (100.00%) Change Control
1 6 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) CCNA
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) SSCP
3 2 (33.33%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Dell
2 4 (66.67%) EMC
2 4 (66.67%) CommVault
2 4 (66.67%) NetApp
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Proofpoint