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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 60 55 40
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 4 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 0.36% 1.08% 5.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 4.12% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 22
Average salary - £37,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.62%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
113 97 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 20.62% 26.22% 33.83%
Number of salaries quoted 100 72 117
Average salary £42,500 £35,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.71% -11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £27,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £54,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 28 July 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%) OLTP
2 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server BI 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%) Data Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Developer
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Support
3 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
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
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%) Dimensional Modelling
1 4 (66.67%) Business Analysis
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%) vSphere
1 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (33.33%) XenApp
1 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix