The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 167 151 136
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 16 5 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.43% 0.19% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 0.81% 4.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 28
Average salary £43,500 £25,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+74.00% -42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £25,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,000 £48,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MCTS
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Qualifications Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
904 614 618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 24.27% 23.01% 21.53%
Number of salaries quoted 725 484 500
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (96.88%) Microsoft
2 31 (96.88%) MCITP
3 27 (84.38%) MCSE
4 24 (75.00%) Active Directory
5 22 (68.75%) VMware
6 21 (65.63%) Citrix
6 21 (65.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (65.63%) Hyper-V
6 21 (65.63%) XenDesktop
7 20 (62.50%) Windows
8 19 (59.38%) MS Exchange
8 19 (59.38%) CCA
8 19 (59.38%) Citrix Certification
9 18 (56.25%) Lync
10 16 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
12 12 (37.50%) Cisco
12 12 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
13 11 (34.38%) EMC
13 11 (34.38%) NetApp
13 11 (34.38%) CLARiiON
13 11 (34.38%) Celerra
13 11 (34.38%) vSphere
13 11 (34.38%) NCDA
13 11 (34.38%) NCIE
13 11 (34.38%) VCAP
13 11 (34.38%) CCIA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 19 (59.38%) MS Exchange
2 18 (56.25%) Lync
3 16 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (3.13%) IIS
8 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) WAAS
1 10 (31.25%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (28.13%) Unified Communications
3 6 (18.75%) Firewall
4 5 (15.63%) SMTP
4 5 (15.63%) DHCP
4 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
4 5 (15.63%) VPN
4 5 (15.63%) DNS
4 5 (15.63%) PBX
4 5 (15.63%) PSTN
4 5 (15.63%) MPLS
4 5 (15.63%) H.323
5 3 (9.38%) SAN
6 2 (6.25%) NAS
7 1 (3.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (31.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Consultant
2 10 (31.25%) Architect
2 10 (31.25%) Solutions Architect
2 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Consultant
2 10 (31.25%) Virtualisation Architect
2 10 (31.25%) Storage Architect
2 10 (31.25%) Storage Solutions Architect
3 4 (12.50%) Communications Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Communications Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.13%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) CLARiiON
1 11 (34.38%) Celerra
2 5 (15.63%) Blackberry
3 4 (12.50%) PKI
4 2 (6.25%) EqualLogic
5 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.13%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL V3
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.25%) Project Management
3 2 (6.25%) Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.13%) Web Development
4 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
1 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (96.88%) MCITP
3 27 (84.38%) MCSE
4 19 (59.38%) CCA
4 19 (59.38%) Citrix Certification
5 16 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (34.38%) CCIA
6 11 (34.38%) NCDA
6 11 (34.38%) NCIE
6 11 (34.38%) VCAP
7 10 (31.25%) VTSP
7 10 (31.25%) CCEA
8 9 (28.13%) CCEE
9 6 (18.75%) MCSA
10 3 (9.38%) Degree
11 1 (3.13%) HP AIS
11 1 (3.13%) HP ASE
11 1 (3.13%) HP MASE
11 1 (3.13%) VCDX
11 1 (3.13%) CCNP
System Software
1 24 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (65.63%) XenDesktop
2 21 (65.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (65.63%) Hyper-V
3 11 (34.38%) vSphere
4 10 (31.25%) vCloud
5 4 (12.50%) UAG
6 3 (9.38%) XenApp
7 1 (3.13%) XenServer
7 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (96.88%) Microsoft
2 22 (68.75%) VMware
3 21 (65.63%) Citrix
4 12 (37.50%) Cisco
5 11 (34.38%) NetApp
5 11 (34.38%) EMC
6 10 (31.25%) 3PAR
7 5 (15.63%) Siemens
7 5 (15.63%) Mitel
7 5 (15.63%) Polycom
8 2 (6.25%) Dell
9 1 (3.13%) HP