The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Leicester region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 70 44 34
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 4 21 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 0.68% 4.72% 5.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.67% 16.15% 17.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4 21 18
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
150 130 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 25.47% 29.21% 30.47%
Number of salaries quoted 140 120 95
Average salary £42,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £49,776 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
Leicestershire

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
Salary Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Leicester

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (93.33%) SQL Server
3 11 (73.33%) Windows
4 9 (60.00%) Internet
5 8 (53.33%) MCP
5 8 (53.33%) MCITP
6 7 (46.67%) TDD
6 7 (46.67%) WinForms
6 7 (46.67%) MVC
6 7 (46.67%) Scrum
6 7 (46.67%) MCAD
6 7 (46.67%) MCSD
6 7 (46.67%) C#
6 7 (46.67%) SQL
6 7 (46.67%) .NET
6 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
6 7 (46.67%) WPF
6 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (46.67%) Kanban
6 7 (46.67%) RESTful
6 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (46.67%) Dependency Injection
6 7 (46.67%) BDD
6 7 (46.67%) Web Application Development
6 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
8 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (6.67%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) Wireless
4 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (93.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (26.67%) OLAP
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (20.00%) OLTP
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Developer Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Server Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server BI Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
1 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
1 7 (46.67%) WinForms
1 7 (46.67%) WPF
1 7 (46.67%) RESTful
1 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (26.67%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) MVC
1 7 (46.67%) Scrum
1 7 (46.67%) TDD
1 7 (46.67%) Kanban
1 7 (46.67%) Dependency Injection
1 7 (46.67%) BDD
1 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (46.67%) Web Application Development
2 4 (26.67%) Dimensional Modelling
2 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) Business Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) ETL
2 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (20.00%) Data Management
4 2 (13.33%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C#
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (53.33%) MCITP
2 8 (53.33%) MCP
3 7 (46.67%) MCAD
3 7 (46.67%) MCSD
4 4 (26.67%) MCSE
5 1 (6.67%) MCSA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Dell
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