The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - - 167
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland - - 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 6
Average salary - - £31,750
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
MCTS
UK

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

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
840 869 801
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 28.29% 28.00% 23.95%
Number of salaries quoted 520 595 494
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MCTS
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Scotland

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) MCITP
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) MySQL
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) MCSA
4 2 (33.33%) ETL
4 2 (33.33%) WSH
4 2 (33.33%) OLTP
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) CCNP
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) Replication
4 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (33.33%) Information Security
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (33.33%) Release Management
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (33.33%) OLTP
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) DBA
2 2 (33.33%) MySQL DBA
2 2 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Information Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Production DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Production DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Trainee
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
1 2 (33.33%) Statistics
2 1 (16.67%) EMC VNX
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 2 (33.33%) Operations Management
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 2 (33.33%) Release Management
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCITP
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) MCSA
4 1 (16.67%) CISSP
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) EMCSA
4 1 (16.67%) SSCP
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) CommVault
2 1 (16.67%) Dell
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) Proofpoint
2 1 (16.67%) VMware