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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 80 58 48
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 30 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.13% 4.34% 4.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 14.63% 14.47%
Number of salaries quoted 0 28 33
Average salary - £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
171 205 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 21.62% 29.67% 33.29%
Number of salaries quoted 153 191 200
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 £22,500 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 18 September 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 +3 1 - -
MCTS
East Midlands

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) MCITP
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) OLAP
3 3 (50.00%) ETL
3 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (50.00%) MDX
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (50.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (33.33%) vSphere
4 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (33.33%) Data Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) OLTP
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) OLAP
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (33.33%) OLTP
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server BI Developer
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Server Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Support
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Business Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) ETL
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Dimensional Modelling
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCITP
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (16.67%) MCSA
4 1 (16.67%) VCP5
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) XenApp
1 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
1 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Hitachi
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp