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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 92 89 62
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -27
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 5 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.27% 0.47% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.28% 1.92% 6.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 10
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,750 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -1.94%
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
234 260 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 21.08% 24.55% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 146 159 144
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £29,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 23 October 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) Windows
3 13 (81.25%) MCSE
3 13 (81.25%) MS Excel
3 13 (81.25%) MCITP
4 12 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (75.00%) MCSA
4 12 (75.00%) MS Exchange
4 12 (75.00%) SAN
4 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (75.00%) VMware
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) .NET
7 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 2 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (12.50%) OO
7 2 (12.50%) MCAD
7 2 (12.50%) C#
7 2 (12.50%) GPRS
7 2 (12.50%) MVC
7 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
7 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 12 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 12 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (81.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Support Engineer
1 6 (37.50%) Service Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) IT Support
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) CRM Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
1 2 (12.50%) OO
1 2 (12.50%) MVC
1 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (12.50%) TDD
1 2 (12.50%) Data Management
1 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
1 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
1 2 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
2 1 (6.25%) CRM
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (81.25%) MCITP
2 13 (81.25%) MCSE
3 12 (75.00%) MCSA
4 2 (12.50%) MCAD
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft