The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 30 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 Leicestershire region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 84 62 38
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -24
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 22 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.21% 3.20% 6.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.93% 12.29% 18.82%
Number of salaries quoted 0 22 46
Average salary - £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
215 179 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 22.70% 26.06% 32.61%
Number of salaries quoted 192 150 220
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,547
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
East Midlands

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Leicestershire

MCTS
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -8 2 - -
MCTS
East Midlands

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) MCITP
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) OLAP
4 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (50.00%) ETL
4 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (50.00%) MDX
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (50.00%) Dimensional Modelling
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (50.00%) Data Analysis
4 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (37.50%) Data Management
5 3 (37.50%) Data Integration
5 3 (37.50%) OLTP
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) MCSE
5 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (25.00%) VMware
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) OLAP
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (37.50%) OLTP
3 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server BI Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Developer Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Server Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Data Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Developer
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support
4 1 (12.50%) Senior IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ETL
1 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Dimensional Modelling
1 4 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Data Management
3 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Network Management
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) MCITP
3 3 (37.50%) MCSE
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (12.50%) VCP5
5 1 (12.50%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) vSphere
1 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (25.00%) XenApp
1 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) Hitachi
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp