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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 173 165 151
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 5 20 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.14% 0.53% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 2.16% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 5
Average salary £50,000 £42,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% +68.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
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
865 928 654
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 24.28% 24.61% 25.13%
Number of salaries quoted 685 763 490
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 September 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (75.00%) MS Exchange
3 9 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 8 (66.67%) Lync
4 8 (66.67%) AirWatch
4 8 (66.67%) MCSE
4 8 (66.67%) Blackberry
4 8 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (16.67%) MSMQ
6 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (16.67%) Adabas
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (16.67%) Coaching
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (16.67%) MCITP
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
6 2 (16.67%) Change Control
6 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 9 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 9 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (66.67%) Lync
3 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) VoIP
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (16.67%) Adabas
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (66.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 2 (16.67%) DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) MSMQ
2 1 (8.33%) WCF
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Change Control
1 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (16.67%) Coaching
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
1 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (66.67%) MCSE
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 2 (16.67%) MCITP
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) MCP
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) VMware