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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 54 47 37
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 8 1 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bradford 1.62% 0.29% 3.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.41% 1.56% 15.94%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 11
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
148 64 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bradford 29.96% 18.39% 20.41%
Number of salaries quoted 131 47 61
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
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
Salary Histogram in Bradford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Bradford region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Bradford

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (80.00%) ITIL
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) Web Services
3 6 (60.00%) XML
3 6 (60.00%) CRM
3 6 (60.00%) Workflow
3 6 (60.00%) Marketing
3 6 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (60.00%) SDLC
4 4 (40.00%) Statistics
4 4 (40.00%) MCITP
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Degree
4 4 (40.00%) Release Management
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Management
4 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (40.00%) Legal
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 4 (40.00%) VMware ESX
4 4 (40.00%) Service Management

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
1 4 (40.00%) SAN
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
1 4 (40.00%) WAN
1 4 (40.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (60.00%) Marketing
2 4 (40.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Development Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Web Services
1 6 (60.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Statistics
1 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) CRM
2 6 (60.00%) Workflow
2 6 (60.00%) SDLC
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Release Management
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Management
3 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (40.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (40.00%) MCITP
2 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (40.00%) VMware ESX
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) NetApp
2 4 (40.00%) HP