The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 18 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 Leeds region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 162 133 122
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 19 25 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.50% 0.90% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.20% 3.87% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 16 20 21
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,250 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
864 646 644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 22.77% 23.20% 26.60%
Number of salaries quoted 737 505 519
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £22,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
West Yorkshire

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

MCTS
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Leeds

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Leeds

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (72.41%) MCITP
3 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
3 19 (65.52%) Windows
4 17 (58.62%) MCSE
4 17 (58.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (51.72%) MS Exchange
6 14 (48.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (44.83%) Unified Communications
8 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
9 10 (34.48%) Lync
10 9 (31.03%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (31.03%) Citrix
10 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
10 9 (31.03%) Blackberry
11 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (27.59%) ITIL
11 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
11 8 (27.59%) DHCP
11 8 (27.59%) DNS
11 8 (27.59%) Hyper-V
12 7 (24.14%) UAG
12 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (24.14%) Office Communications Server
12 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
12 7 (24.14%) VMware
13 6 (20.69%) Migration
13 6 (20.69%) Mitel
13 6 (20.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (20.69%) HP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 15 (51.72%) MS Exchange
2 14 (48.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (34.48%) Lync
4 9 (31.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (24.14%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
7 4 (13.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (6.90%) IIS
9 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
9 1 (3.45%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (3.45%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
2 5 (17.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) Unified Communications
2 8 (27.59%) DHCP
2 8 (27.59%) DNS
3 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
4 5 (17.24%) VPN
4 5 (17.24%) PBX
4 5 (17.24%) PSTN
4 5 (17.24%) MPLS
5 4 (13.79%) Firewall
5 4 (13.79%) SAN
6 3 (10.34%) SMTP
6 3 (10.34%) H.323
7 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
7 1 (3.45%) Broadband
7 1 (3.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) NUnit
1 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (6.90%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (3.45%) Moq
2 1 (3.45%) MSTest
2 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (3.45%) Marketing
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Consultant
2 7 (24.14%) Technical Consultant
3 5 (17.24%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Consultant
3 5 (17.24%) Developer
4 4 (13.79%) .NET Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Communications Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) WPF Developer
7 1 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) VMware Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Exchange Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) WinForms Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) WPF
2 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.34%) WinForms
3 2 (6.90%) WCF
3 2 (6.90%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (3.45%) Ninject
4 1 (3.45%) Spring.NET
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.45%) LINQ
4 1 (3.45%) MonoRail
4 1 (3.45%) jQuery
4 1 (3.45%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (3.45%) HTML
4 1 (3.45%) CSS
4 1 (3.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.45%) XML
4 1 (3.45%) Ajax
4 1 (3.45%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Blackberry
2 4 (13.79%) Clustering
3 3 (10.34%) EqualLogic
3 3 (10.34%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (10.34%) Celerra
3 3 (10.34%) CLARiiON
3 3 (10.34%) PKI
4 2 (6.90%) CMDB
5 1 (3.45%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.45%) iPhone
5 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 17 (58.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 6 (20.69%) Migration
3 5 (17.24%) Data Protection
3 5 (17.24%) Load Balancing
4 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
4 4 (13.79%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (10.34%) ITIL V3
5 3 (10.34%) Scrum
5 3 (10.34%) TDD
5 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.90%) Change Management
6 2 (6.90%) MVC
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) MVVM
7 1 (3.45%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.45%) Content Management
7 1 (3.45%) Web Development
7 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) C#
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.45%) C++
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (72.41%) MCITP
3 17 (58.62%) MCSE
4 6 (20.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (20.69%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (17.24%) MCP
6 4 (13.79%) CCA
6 4 (13.79%) VCAP
6 4 (13.79%) CCEE
6 4 (13.79%) CCIA
6 4 (13.79%) NCDA
6 4 (13.79%) NCIE
7 3 (10.34%) HP AIS
7 3 (10.34%) HP ASE
7 3 (10.34%) HP MASE
7 3 (10.34%) VCDX
7 3 (10.34%) MCSA
8 2 (6.90%) CCIE
8 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (6.90%) CCNA
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) Hyper-V
3 7 (24.14%) UAG
4 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (20.69%) vSphere
5 5 (17.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (13.79%) XenApp
6 4 (13.79%) XenServer
6 4 (13.79%) XenDesktop
6 4 (13.79%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (10.34%) VMware ESX
8 2 (6.90%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) SCCM
1 6 (20.69%) SCOM
2 4 (13.79%) MOM
2 4 (13.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (13.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (13.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.45%) SCVMM
3 1 (3.45%) SCDPM
3 1 (3.45%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.45%) SCSM
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 9 (31.03%) Citrix
3 7 (24.14%) VMware
4 6 (20.69%) Mitel
4 6 (20.69%) HP
5 5 (17.24%) Polycom
5 5 (17.24%) Dell
5 5 (17.24%) Siemens
5 5 (17.24%) Symantec
6 4 (13.79%) Cisco
6 4 (13.79%) EMC
6 4 (13.79%) NetApp
7 2 (6.90%) IBM
8 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
8 1 (3.45%) Veeam
8 1 (3.45%) CommVault
8 1 (3.45%) Avaya
8 1 (3.45%) Adobe
8 1 (3.45%) Lotus