The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 93 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.15% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% - -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £32,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
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 Edinburgh region.

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
371 358 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.63% 26.13% 23.19%
Number of salaries quoted 256 204 239
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,712 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

MCTS
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Edinburgh

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) CommVault
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (100.00%) Patch Management
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior IT Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) CommVault
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) VMware