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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 172 163 129
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -34
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 6 18 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.18% 0.50% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.83% 2.01% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 6 16 15
Average salary £50,000 £42,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
727 894 712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 21.70% 24.70% 28.03%
Number of salaries quoted 576 748 512
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 7 July 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 20 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 20 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (46.67%) Blackberry
4 14 (46.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (46.67%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 14 (46.67%) Lync
4 14 (46.67%) AirWatch
4 14 (46.67%) MCP
4 14 (46.67%) Windows
4 14 (46.67%) MCSE
5 9 (30.00%) WCF
5 9 (30.00%) SQL
5 9 (30.00%) .NET
5 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 9 (30.00%) IIS
6 8 (26.67%) CRM
6 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
6 8 (26.67%) T-SQL
6 8 (26.67%) C#
6 8 (26.67%) HTML
6 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 8 (26.67%) OOA/OOD
6 8 (26.67%) OO
6 8 (26.67%) MCAD
6 8 (26.67%) MCSD
6 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
6 8 (26.67%) CSS

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 20 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 20 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (46.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 14 (46.67%) Lync
3 9 (30.00%) IIS
4 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
4 8 (26.67%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (26.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (26.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) VoIP
1 6 (20.00%) DHCP
1 6 (20.00%) VPN
1 6 (20.00%) DNS
1 6 (20.00%) SAN
1 6 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (40.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (30.00%) Developer
4 8 (26.67%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Messaging Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Support
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) .NET
1 9 (30.00%) WCF
2 8 (26.67%) HTML
2 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
2 8 (26.67%) CSS
2 8 (26.67%) Ajax
2 8 (26.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (46.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) OOA/OOD
1 8 (26.67%) OO
1 8 (26.67%) CRM
1 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Network Management
4 1 (3.33%) Migration
4 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) T-SQL
2 8 (26.67%) C#
2 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (46.67%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 14 (46.67%) MCP
2 14 (46.67%) MCSE
3 8 (26.67%) MCAD
3 8 (26.67%) MCSD
4 6 (20.00%) CCNA
4 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (46.67%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) VMware
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco
3 6 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) NetApp