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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 61 48
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 31 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire - 4.31% 4.69%
As % of the Qualifications category - 14.22% 12.81%
Number of salaries quoted 0 29 31
Average salary - £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
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
164 218 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 20.73% 30.28% 36.61%
Number of salaries quoted 145 203 206
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £32,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) Hitachi
4 1 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) ETL
4 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA
4 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) OLAP
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) OLAP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Support
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Business Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) MDX
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA
4 1 (25.00%) VCP5
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) XenApp
1 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
1 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Hitachi
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) EMC