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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 166 135 106
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -29
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 18 10 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.49% 0.39% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 1.43% 6.55%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 37
Average salary £42,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,600 £25,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £61,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
939 700 626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 25.55% 27.56% 25.07%
Number of salaries quoted 787 499 520
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 28 July 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Leeds

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (91.89%) MCITP
3 33 (89.19%) Microsoft
4 30 (81.08%) MCSE
5 26 (70.27%) Windows
6 22 (59.46%) Hyper-V
7 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
7 21 (56.76%) MS Exchange
8 20 (54.05%) Citrix
8 20 (54.05%) VMware
9 19 (51.35%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (51.35%) Lync
10 17 (45.95%) Exchange Server 2010
10 17 (45.95%) XenDesktop
11 16 (43.24%) Citrix Certification
12 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (37.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (37.84%) CCA
14 13 (35.14%) Unified Communications
15 12 (32.43%) Exchange Server 2003
15 12 (32.43%) Exchange Server 2007
16 11 (29.73%) Blackberry
16 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
16 11 (29.73%) CCEE
16 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (24.32%) Cisco
17 9 (24.32%) vSphere
18 8 (21.62%) Mitel
18 8 (21.62%) EMC
18 8 (21.62%) NetApp

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 21 (56.76%) MS Exchange
2 19 (51.35%) Lync
3 17 (45.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (32.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (32.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
5 5 (13.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (13.51%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.70%) ColdFusion
8 1 (2.70%) IIS
8 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) Unified Communications
2 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
3 7 (18.92%) VPN
3 7 (18.92%) DNS
3 7 (18.92%) DHCP
3 7 (18.92%) PBX
3 7 (18.92%) PSTN
3 7 (18.92%) MPLS
3 7 (18.92%) Firewall
4 6 (16.22%) SAN
5 5 (13.51%) SMTP
5 5 (13.51%) H.323
6 4 (10.81%) WAAS
6 4 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.41%) NAS
8 1 (2.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Consultant
2 14 (37.84%) Microsoft Consultant
3 5 (13.51%) Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Technical Consultant
3 5 (13.51%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Communications Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Virtualisation Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Storage Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Storage Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Communications Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Developer
6 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Junior
6 1 (2.70%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Server Support
6 1 (2.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Blackberry
2 7 (18.92%) CLARiiON
2 7 (18.92%) Celerra
3 4 (10.81%) EqualLogic
3 4 (10.81%) Clustering
3 4 (10.81%) PKI
4 3 (8.11%) CMDB
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.70%) iPhone
5 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Load Balancing
2 6 (16.22%) Migration
2 6 (16.22%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
3 5 (13.51%) Data Protection
4 4 (10.81%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
4 4 (10.81%) ITIL V3
5 3 (8.11%) Change Management
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.41%) Project Management
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (2.70%) Android Development
7 1 (2.70%) iOS Development
7 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.70%) MOF
7 1 (2.70%) PRINCE
7 1 (2.70%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (2.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C
1 1 (2.70%) C#
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
1 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (91.89%) MCITP
3 30 (81.08%) MCSE
4 16 (43.24%) Citrix Certification
5 14 (37.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (37.84%) CCA
6 11 (29.73%) CCEE
7 8 (21.62%) VCAP
7 8 (21.62%) NCDA
7 8 (21.62%) NCIE
8 7 (18.92%) CCIA
9 6 (16.22%) MCSA
10 4 (10.81%) CCEA
10 4 (10.81%) VTSP
11 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (8.11%) CCNA
11 3 (8.11%) Degree
11 3 (8.11%) VCDX
11 3 (8.11%) HP AIS
11 3 (8.11%) HP ASE
System Software
1 22 (59.46%) Hyper-V
2 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
3 19 (51.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (45.95%) XenDesktop
5 9 (24.32%) vSphere
6 8 (21.62%) UAG
7 6 (16.22%) vCloud
8 5 (13.51%) XenApp
9 4 (10.81%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (10.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (8.11%) VMware ESX
10 3 (8.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) SCCM
2 5 (13.51%) SCOM
3 4 (10.81%) MOM
3 4 (10.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (10.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (10.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 33 (89.19%) Microsoft
2 20 (54.05%) Citrix
2 20 (54.05%) VMware
3 9 (24.32%) Cisco
4 8 (21.62%) Mitel
4 8 (21.62%) EMC
4 8 (21.62%) NetApp
5 7 (18.92%) Siemens
5 7 (18.92%) Polycom
6 5 (13.51%) 3PAR
6 5 (13.51%) HP
6 5 (13.51%) Dell
6 5 (13.51%) Symantec
7 1 (2.70%) Avaya
7 1 (2.70%) CommVault
7 1 (2.70%) Adobe