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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 167 149 139
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 18 6 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.48% 0.23% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.99% 0.91% 4.04%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 24
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
905 657 643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 24.36% 25.11% 22.99%
Number of salaries quoted 742 496 522
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £26,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,600 £54,000
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 September 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 36 (97.30%) MCITP
3 35 (94.59%) Microsoft
4 31 (83.78%) MCSE
5 26 (70.27%) Windows
6 25 (67.57%) Active Directory
7 22 (59.46%) MS Exchange
7 22 (59.46%) Citrix
7 22 (59.46%) VMware
7 22 (59.46%) Hyper-V
8 21 (56.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (54.05%) Lync
10 19 (51.35%) XenDesktop
11 18 (48.65%) Exchange Server 2010
11 18 (48.65%) CCA
11 18 (48.65%) Citrix Certification
12 16 (43.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (37.84%) Exchange Server 2003
14 13 (35.14%) Exchange Server 2007
14 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (32.43%) Unified Communications
15 12 (32.43%) SQL Server
16 11 (29.73%) vSphere
16 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
17 10 (27.03%) NCDA
17 10 (27.03%) NCIE
17 10 (27.03%) VCAP
17 10 (27.03%) EMC
17 10 (27.03%) Cisco
17 10 (27.03%) NetApp

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 22 (59.46%) MS Exchange
2 20 (54.05%) Lync
3 18 (48.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (37.84%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (35.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (10.81%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (8.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
7 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (2.70%) IIS
9 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Office
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (32.43%) Unified Communications
2 8 (21.62%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (21.62%) WAAS
2 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
3 7 (18.92%) VPN
3 7 (18.92%) DNS
3 7 (18.92%) PBX
3 7 (18.92%) PSTN
3 7 (18.92%) DHCP
3 7 (18.92%) MPLS
3 7 (18.92%) Firewall
4 5 (13.51%) H.323
4 5 (13.51%) SMTP
5 4 (10.81%) SAN
6 2 (5.41%) NAS
7 1 (2.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (32.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Consultant
2 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Consultant
3 9 (24.32%) Architect
3 9 (24.32%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (21.62%) Virtualisation Architect
4 8 (21.62%) Storage Architect
4 8 (21.62%) Storage Solutions Architect
5 5 (13.51%) Communications Manager
5 5 (13.51%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Communications Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Server Support
7 1 (2.70%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.70%) Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Blackberry
1 9 (24.32%) CLARiiON
1 9 (24.32%) Celerra
2 4 (10.81%) PKI
3 3 (8.11%) CMDB
4 2 (5.41%) EqualLogic
4 2 (5.41%) Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Load Balancing
2 6 (16.22%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.81%) Migration
4 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
4 4 (10.81%) ITIL V3
5 3 (8.11%) Change Management
5 3 (8.11%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.41%) Project Management
6 2 (5.41%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.70%) Web Development
7 1 (2.70%) Data Management
7 1 (2.70%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.70%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.70%) PRINCE
7 1 (2.70%) MOF
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
1 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (97.30%) MCITP
3 31 (83.78%) MCSE
4 18 (48.65%) CCA
4 18 (48.65%) Citrix Certification
5 16 (43.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (27.03%) NCDA
6 10 (27.03%) NCIE
6 10 (27.03%) VCAP
7 9 (24.32%) CCEE
7 9 (24.32%) CCIA
8 8 (21.62%) VTSP
8 8 (21.62%) CCEA
9 6 (16.22%) MCSA
10 3 (8.11%) Degree
11 2 (5.41%) CCNA
11 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (2.70%) CCIE
12 1 (2.70%) CCNP
12 1 (2.70%) CCDA
System Software
1 25 (67.57%) Active Directory
2 22 (59.46%) Hyper-V
3 21 (56.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (51.35%) XenDesktop
5 11 (29.73%) vSphere
6 8 (21.62%) vCloud
7 6 (16.22%) UAG
8 3 (8.11%) XenApp
9 2 (5.41%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
10 1 (2.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) SCOM
3 2 (5.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (5.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (5.41%) MOM
3 2 (5.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (94.59%) Microsoft
2 22 (59.46%) Citrix
2 22 (59.46%) VMware
3 10 (27.03%) EMC
3 10 (27.03%) NetApp
3 10 (27.03%) Cisco
4 9 (24.32%) 3PAR
5 7 (18.92%) Mitel
5 7 (18.92%) Polycom
5 7 (18.92%) Siemens
6 3 (8.11%) Symantec
6 3 (8.11%) Dell
7 2 (5.41%) HP
8 1 (2.70%) CommVault