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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 161 153 110
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -43
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 13 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.032% 0.40% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 1.61% 5.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1 13 44
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -
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
821 809 939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.39% 24.84% 30.15%
Number of salaries quoted 572 476 649
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,900 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
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 19 December 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
Glasgow +3 1 £37,500 -3.84% 1
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (87.50%) MS Excel
2 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) MCITP
3 13 (81.25%) MCSE
3 13 (81.25%) VMware
4 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (75.00%) SAN
4 12 (75.00%) MCSA
4 12 (75.00%) MS Exchange
4 12 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
6 2 (12.50%) .NET
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
7 1 (6.25%) Degree
7 1 (6.25%) QA
7 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
7 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 12 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 12 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (87.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Support Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Service Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) IT Support Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) IT Support
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) CRM Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL
1 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
2 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
2 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
2 1 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
2 1 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (6.25%) OO
2 1 (6.25%) CRM
2 1 (6.25%) MVC
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) TDD
2 1 (6.25%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C#
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (87.50%) MCITP
3 13 (81.25%) MCSE
4 12 (75.00%) MCSA
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) OCP
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (6.25%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec
3 1 (6.25%) Remedy
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
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