The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 96 93 62
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -31
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 15 2 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.06% 0.18% 2.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.19% 0.77% 7.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 3
Average salary £40,000 £46,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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 Glasgow region.

Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
289 261 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 20.37% 22.96% 31.16%
Number of salaries quoted 180 177 147
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 21 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%) MCSA
3 12 (80.00%) MS Exchange
3 12 (80.00%) SAN
3 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
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
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) C#
5 2 (13.33%) .NET
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (13.33%) MCAD
5 2 (13.33%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (13.33%) OO
5 2 (13.33%) GPRS
5 2 (13.33%) MVC
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) Data Management
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
5 2 (13.33%) QA
5 2 (13.33%) Multithreading

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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%) MS Exchange
1 12 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 12 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
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%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) OOA/OOD
1 2 (13.33%) OO
1 2 (13.33%) MVC
1 2 (13.33%) TDD
1 2 (13.33%) Data Management
1 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
1 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
1 2 (13.33%) Dependency Injection
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%) MCITP
2 13 (86.67%) MCSE
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