The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 78 90
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh - 0.45% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.52% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 2
Average salary - £32,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.37%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
387 329 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 23.16% 29.88% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 248 193 301
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,150 £22,500 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
Scotland

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 17 April 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) MCP
2 4 (57.14%) MVC
2 4 (57.14%) WCF
2 4 (57.14%) NoSQL
3 3 (42.86%) MCITP
3 3 (42.86%) MCPD
3 3 (42.86%) Big Data
3 3 (42.86%) Change Control
3 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
3 3 (42.86%) LANDesk
3 3 (42.86%) DNN
3 3 (42.86%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Law
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 3 (42.86%) CSS
3 3 (42.86%) HNC
3 3 (42.86%) HND
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) MCSA
3 3 (42.86%) Windows XP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 3 (42.86%) DNN
2 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) VoIP
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) NoSQL
2 3 (42.86%) Big Data
2 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (42.86%) Law
2 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) .NET Developer
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Web Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Applications Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Web Developer
2 3 (42.86%) IT Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Web Applications Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Web Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Applications Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior .NET Web Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Web Applications Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Applications Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior .NET Applications Developer
2 3 (42.86%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
1 4 (57.14%) WCF
2 3 (42.86%) jQuery
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) RESTful
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCP
3 3 (42.86%) MCITP
3 3 (42.86%) MCPD
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) HNC
3 3 (42.86%) HND
3 3 (42.86%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) MCAD
4 1 (14.29%) MCSD
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix
1 3 (42.86%) LANDesk
2 1 (14.29%) Facebook