The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 177 141 121
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 24 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.025% 0.77% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 2.73% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1 16 32
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
927 879 1036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 22.89% 28.21% 29.45%
Number of salaries quoted 601 487 753
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
UK

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
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire - 1 £42,500 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £42,500 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £42,500 -
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) MCP
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) MCSE
2 4 (44.44%) MCSA
2 4 (44.44%) MVC
2 4 (44.44%) MCITP
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 4 (44.44%) NoSQL
2 4 (44.44%) WCF
3 3 (33.33%) LANDesk
3 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 3 (33.33%) Big Data
3 3 (33.33%) Change Control
3 3 (33.33%) MCPD
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 3 (33.33%) Law
3 3 (33.33%) DNN
3 3 (33.33%) jQuery

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) DNN
2 1 (11.11%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) VoIP
1 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
1 4 (44.44%) NoSQL
2 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 3 (33.33%) Big Data
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (33.33%) Law
2 1 (11.11%) Advertising
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) .NET Developer
2 3 (33.33%) IT Support
2 3 (33.33%) Senior .NET Web Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Web Applications Developer
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Applications Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior .NET Applications Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Web Developer
2 3 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Web Applications Developer
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Web Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Applications Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Web Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Applications Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
1 4 (44.44%) WCF
2 3 (33.33%) jQuery
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) RESTful
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) Celerra
2 1 (11.11%) CLARiiON
2 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) MVC
2 3 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) BDD
3 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) MCP
2 4 (44.44%) MCSE
2 4 (44.44%) MCSA
2 4 (44.44%) MCITP
3 3 (33.33%) MCPD
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (33.33%) HNC
3 3 (33.33%) HND
4 1 (11.11%) MCAD
4 1 (11.11%) MCSD
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (11.11%) HP AIS
4 1 (11.11%) HP ASE
4 1 (11.11%) HP MASE
4 1 (11.11%) VCDX
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (11.11%) NCDA
4 1 (11.11%) NCIE
4 1 (11.11%) CCEE
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
2 1 (11.11%) XenServer
2 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
2 1 (11.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) LANDesk
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) EMC
3 1 (11.11%) NetApp
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) AppSense
3 1 (11.11%) Facebook