The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Glasgow region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 93 95 61
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -34
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 15 3 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.09% 0.25% 2.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.70% 1.09% 8.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 8
Average salary £40,000 £48,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
263 275 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 19.17% 22.88% 31.24%
Number of salaries quoted 166 180 159
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,350 £30,000 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
Scotland

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

MCTS
Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Glasgow

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (86.67%) MCSE
2 13 (86.67%) MS Excel
2 13 (86.67%) MCITP
3 12 (80.00%) VMware
3 12 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (80.00%) MS Exchange
3 12 (80.00%) MCSA
3 12 (80.00%) SAN
3 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) MVC
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) Data Management
5 2 (13.33%) GPRS
5 2 (13.33%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (13.33%) OO
5 2 (13.33%) MCAD
5 2 (13.33%) C#
5 2 (13.33%) .NET
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (13.33%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 12 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 12 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (80.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (86.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) GPRS
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Service Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) IT Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) IT Support
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) MVC
1 2 (13.33%) TDD
1 2 (13.33%) Data Management
1 2 (13.33%) OOA/OOD
1 2 (13.33%) OO
1 2 (13.33%) Dependency Injection
1 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
1 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (86.67%) MCSE
2 13 (86.67%) MCITP
3 12 (80.00%) MCSA
4 2 (13.33%) MCAD
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
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