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

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 69 34
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 9 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester - 1.93% 6.35%
As % of the Qualifications category - 6.47% 17.24%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 20
Average salary - £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +2.56%
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
90 139 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 23.44% 29.76% 36.83%
Number of salaries quoted 80 128 98
Average salary £43,401 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.21% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,400 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £51,350
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 16 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (100.00%) NetScaler

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) NetScaler
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Support
1 2 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Support Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Support Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware