The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 72 89 62
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -27
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 4 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.41% 0.41% 2.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.80% 1.78% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 19
Average salary £21,500 £46,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-53.51% +15.62%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
MCTS
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Qualifications Category
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
167 225 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 22.91% 22.89% 28.61%
Number of salaries quoted 103 200 162
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 2015. 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 +19 3 £21,500 -60.90%
MCTS
East Midlands

MCTS
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) PBX
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) Avaya
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) Lync

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) PBX
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 8
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya