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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - - -
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen - - -
As % of the Qualifications category - - -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
18 42 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 41.86% 29.79% 26.75%
Number of salaries quoted 14 40 49
Average salary £43,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £68,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 5 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Project Management
1 3 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
1 3 (100.00%) Operations Management
1 3 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (100.00%) Release Management
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 3 (100.00%) Change Control
1 3 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Proofpoint
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 2 (66.67%) SSCP
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Security Operations
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) EMC

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Information Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Operations Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Security Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Security Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) PKI
3 1 (33.33%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Change Control
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 3 (100.00%) Operations Management
1 3 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (100.00%) Project Management
1 3 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 3 (100.00%) Release Management
1 3 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Security Operations
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) SSCP
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) EMCSA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Proofpoint
3 1 (33.33%) CommVault
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) VMware