The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 58 59 44
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 3 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 0.43% 0.79% 4.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.89% 3.30% 13.50%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 20
Average salary - £35,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.25%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
MCTS
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Qualifications Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
106 91 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 22.84% 24.07% 35.21%
Number of salaries quoted 91 75 126
Average salary £45,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £45,000 £50,540
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

MCTS
Salary Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Leicester region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Leicester

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) MCITP
2 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) OLAP
2 4 (66.67%) ETL
2 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (66.67%) MDX
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (66.67%) Dimensional Modelling
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Business Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (50.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Data Management
3 3 (50.00%) OLTP
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (33.33%) Problem Management

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (66.67%) OLAP
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (50.00%) OLTP
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Data Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Developer Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Server Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Developer
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server BI Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Support
3 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Business Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ETL
1 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) Dimensional Modelling
2 3 (50.00%) Data Management
3 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) MCITP
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) XenApp
1 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
1 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) VMware