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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 166 146 133
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 18 6 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.49% 0.23% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.98% 0.92% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 23
Average salary £42,000 £25,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+68.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
909 654 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 24.54% 25.17% 22.94%
Number of salaries quoted 752 490 516
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,100 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 28 August 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (97.14%) MCITP
3 33 (94.29%) Microsoft
4 30 (85.71%) MCSE
5 25 (71.43%) Windows
6 23 (65.71%) Active Directory
7 21 (60.00%) MS Exchange
7 21 (60.00%) Citrix
7 21 (60.00%) VMware
7 21 (60.00%) Hyper-V
8 20 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (54.29%) Lync
10 18 (51.43%) XenDesktop
11 17 (48.57%) Exchange Server 2010
11 17 (48.57%) CCA
11 17 (48.57%) Citrix Certification
12 15 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (37.14%) Exchange Server 2003
13 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2007
15 11 (31.43%) Unified Communications
15 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
15 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (28.57%) vSphere
17 9 (25.71%) NCDA
17 9 (25.71%) NCIE
17 9 (25.71%) VCAP
17 9 (25.71%) CCEE
17 9 (25.71%) EMC
17 9 (25.71%) Cisco

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 19 (54.29%) Lync
3 17 (48.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (37.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (11.43%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
7 3 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) Unified Communications
2 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
3 7 (20.00%) WAAS
3 7 (20.00%) VPN
3 7 (20.00%) DNS
3 7 (20.00%) DHCP
3 7 (20.00%) PBX
3 7 (20.00%) PSTN
3 7 (20.00%) Firewall
3 7 (20.00%) MPLS
3 7 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (14.29%) SMTP
4 5 (14.29%) H.323
5 4 (11.43%) SAN
6 2 (5.71%) NAS
7 1 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Consultant
2 12 (34.29%) Microsoft Consultant
3 8 (22.86%) Architect
3 8 (22.86%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (20.00%) Storage Architect
4 7 (20.00%) Virtualisation Architect
4 7 (20.00%) Storage Solutions Architect
5 5 (14.29%) Communications Manager
6 4 (11.43%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Communications Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) VMware Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Server Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Server Support Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Server Support
8 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) WCF
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Blackberry
2 8 (22.86%) Celerra
2 8 (22.86%) CLARiiON
3 4 (11.43%) PKI
4 3 (8.57%) CMDB
5 2 (5.71%) Clustering
5 2 (5.71%) EqualLogic
6 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (71.43%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (17.14%) ITIL
3 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
4 4 (11.43%) Migration
4 4 (11.43%) ITIL V3
5 3 (8.57%) Data Protection
5 3 (8.57%) Change Management
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) Project Management
6 2 (5.71%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.86%) Data Management
7 1 (2.86%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.86%) Web Development
7 1 (2.86%) PRINCE
7 1 (2.86%) MOF
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
1 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (97.14%) MCITP
3 30 (85.71%) MCSE
4 17 (48.57%) CCA
4 17 (48.57%) Citrix Certification
5 15 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (25.71%) NCDA
6 9 (25.71%) NCIE
6 9 (25.71%) VCAP
6 9 (25.71%) CCEE
7 8 (22.86%) CCIA
8 7 (20.00%) VTSP
8 7 (20.00%) CCEA
9 6 (17.14%) MCSA
10 3 (8.57%) Degree
11 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (5.71%) CCNA
12 1 (2.86%) VCDX
12 1 (2.86%) VCP5
12 1 (2.86%) HP AIS
System Software
1 23 (65.71%) Active Directory
2 21 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 20 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (51.43%) XenDesktop
5 10 (28.57%) vSphere
6 7 (20.00%) vCloud
7 6 (17.14%) UAG
8 3 (8.57%) XenApp
9 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (5.71%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (2.86%) XenServer
10 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) SCOM
3 2 (5.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (5.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (5.71%) MOM
3 2 (5.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (94.29%) Microsoft
2 21 (60.00%) Citrix
2 21 (60.00%) VMware
3 9 (25.71%) EMC
3 9 (25.71%) Cisco
3 9 (25.71%) NetApp
4 8 (22.86%) 3PAR
5 7 (20.00%) Mitel
5 7 (20.00%) Polycom
5 7 (20.00%) Siemens
6 3 (8.57%) Dell
6 3 (8.57%) Symantec
7 2 (5.71%) HP
8 1 (2.86%) CommVault