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 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 53 67 51
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 0.25% 1.87% 2.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 5.68% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 10 10
Average salary - £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
68 176 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 17.26% 32.96% 28.01%
Number of salaries quoted 50 132 94
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £42,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 15 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) PBX
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Lync

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) PBX
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya