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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 166 152 134
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 20 5 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.53% 0.19% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.14% 0.81% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 24
Average salary £47,500 £25,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+90.00% -39.39%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
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
934 615 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 24.57% 23.04% 20.16%
Number of salaries quoted 752 490 459
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 2 October 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 38 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (81.58%) MCITP
3 28 (73.68%) MCSE
4 26 (68.42%) Windows
4 26 (68.42%) Active Directory
5 23 (60.53%) VMware
6 22 (57.89%) Citrix
6 22 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (57.89%) Hyper-V
6 22 (57.89%) XenDesktop
7 20 (52.63%) CCA
7 20 (52.63%) Citrix Certification
7 20 (52.63%) MS Exchange
7 20 (52.63%) SQL Server
8 19 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (44.74%) Lync
9 17 (44.74%) Exchange Server 2010
9 17 (44.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2003
11 14 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2007
12 13 (34.21%) Cisco
13 12 (31.58%) EMC
13 12 (31.58%) CLARiiON
13 12 (31.58%) CCEA
13 12 (31.58%) NetApp
13 12 (31.58%) Celerra
13 12 (31.58%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (31.58%) vSphere
13 12 (31.58%) WAAS

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 20 (52.63%) MS Exchange
2 17 (44.74%) Lync
2 17 (44.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (21.05%) SharePoint
6 7 (18.42%) IIS
6 7 (18.42%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (18.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (18.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (5.26%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (31.58%) Office 365
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) WAAS
1 12 (31.58%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (18.42%) Unified Communications
3 5 (13.16%) Firewall
4 4 (10.53%) SMTP
4 4 (10.53%) DHCP
4 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 4 (10.53%) VPN
4 4 (10.53%) DNS
4 4 (10.53%) PBX
4 4 (10.53%) PSTN
4 4 (10.53%) MPLS
4 4 (10.53%) H.323
5 2 (5.26%) SAN
5 2 (5.26%) NAS
6 1 (2.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 19 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (31.58%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Consultant
2 12 (31.58%) Architect
2 12 (31.58%) Solutions Architect
2 12 (31.58%) Virtualisation Architect
2 12 (31.58%) Storage Architect
2 12 (31.58%) Storage Solutions Architect
3 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Consultant
4 7 (18.42%) SharePoint Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Communications Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Communications Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) HTML
1 7 (18.42%) .NET
1 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET
1 7 (18.42%) CSS
1 7 (18.42%) Ajax
1 7 (18.42%) .NET Framework
1 7 (18.42%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) CLARiiON
1 12 (31.58%) Celerra
2 4 (10.53%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.89%) PKI
4 1 (2.63%) CMDB
4 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.63%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 26 (68.42%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) OOA/OOD
1 7 (18.42%) OO
1 7 (18.42%) CRM
1 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3
3 3 (7.89%) ITIL
3 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (5.26%) Project Management
4 2 (5.26%) Migration
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.63%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) C#
1 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
1 7 (18.42%) SQL
1 7 (18.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (81.58%) MCITP
3 28 (73.68%) MCSE
4 20 (52.63%) CCA
4 20 (52.63%) Citrix Certification
5 17 (44.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (31.58%) NCDA
6 12 (31.58%) NCIE
6 12 (31.58%) VCAP
6 12 (31.58%) VTSP
6 12 (31.58%) CCEA
6 12 (31.58%) CCIA
7 8 (21.05%) CCEE
8 7 (18.42%) MCP
8 7 (18.42%) MCAD
8 7 (18.42%) MCSD
9 5 (13.16%) MCSA
10 2 (5.26%) Degree
11 1 (2.63%) CCNP
11 1 (2.63%) CCNA
System Software
1 26 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 22 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (57.89%) Hyper-V
2 22 (57.89%) XenDesktop
3 12 (31.58%) vSphere
3 12 (31.58%) vCloud
4 3 (7.89%) UAG
5 2 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (60.53%) VMware
3 22 (57.89%) Citrix
4 13 (34.21%) Cisco
5 12 (31.58%) EMC
5 12 (31.58%) NetApp
5 12 (31.58%) 3PAR
6 4 (10.53%) Siemens
6 4 (10.53%) Mitel
6 4 (10.53%) Polycom
7 1 (2.63%) Dell