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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 49 48 52
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bradford 0.55% 1.18% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.23% 7.14% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 3
Average salary - £28,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -25.33%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
MCTS
West Yorkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Bradford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
62 56 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bradford 17.17% 16.57% 17.89%
Number of salaries quoted 44 49 56
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,000 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £46,768
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

MCTS
Salary Trend in Bradford

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Bradford

MCTS
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bradford 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%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) Marketing
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) OCP
3 1 (33.33%) OCA
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Certification

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bradford 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (66.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Development Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Senior DBA
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Release Management
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) OCP
3 1 (33.33%) OCA
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle