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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 146 141 84
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -57
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 24 23 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.65% 0.71% 2.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.82% 2.56% 7.28%
Number of salaries quoted 6 19 47
Average salary £31,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
850 899 1017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.14% 27.81% 32.56%
Number of salaries quoted 560 533 670
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram 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 30 July 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 14 £40,000 -16.66%
North Lanarkshire - 9 £31,000 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £60,000 -
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 23 (92.00%) MS Excel
2 23 (92.00%) MCITP
3 22 (88.00%) VMware
4 21 (84.00%) MCSE
4 21 (84.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (80.00%) MCSA
6 17 (68.00%) SAN
7 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (64.00%) MS Exchange
7 16 (64.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (64.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (24.00%) Citrix
9 5 (20.00%) Symantec
9 5 (20.00%) HP
9 5 (20.00%) EMC
9 5 (20.00%) Backup Exec
10 4 (16.00%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (16.00%) Wireless
10 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (16.00%) Juniper
10 4 (16.00%) Apple
10 4 (16.00%) DHCP
10 4 (16.00%) DNS
10 4 (16.00%) Meru Networks
10 4 (16.00%) Veeam
10 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 16 (64.00%) MS Exchange
1 16 (64.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 16 (64.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 23 (92.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (68.00%) SAN
2 4 (16.00%) Wireless
2 4 (16.00%) DHCP
2 4 (16.00%) DNS
3 2 (8.00%) GPRS
4 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Support Engineer
2 13 (52.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 13 (52.00%) IT Support
3 6 (24.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Service Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (8.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) Celerra
2 1 (4.00%) CLARiiON
2 1 (4.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 20 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (8.00%) Dependency Injection
1 2 (8.00%) OOA/OOD
1 2 (8.00%) OO
1 2 (8.00%) ITIL
1 2 (8.00%) MVC
1 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (8.00%) TDD
1 2 (8.00%) Data Management
1 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (92.00%) MCITP
3 21 (84.00%) MCSE
4 20 (80.00%) MCSA
5 2 (8.00%) MCAD
6 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.00%) OCP
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.00%) VCAP
6 1 (4.00%) CCEE
6 1 (4.00%) CCIA
6 1 (4.00%) NCDA
6 1 (4.00%) NCIE
6 1 (4.00%) VCDX
6 1 (4.00%) HP AIS
6 1 (4.00%) HP ASE
6 1 (4.00%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 21 (84.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.00%) vCloud
2 1 (4.00%) vSphere
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.00%) XenApp
2 1 (4.00%) XenServer
2 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 4 (16.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) VMware
2 6 (24.00%) Citrix
3 5 (20.00%) Symantec
3 5 (20.00%) HP
3 5 (20.00%) EMC
4 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.00%) Juniper
4 4 (16.00%) Apple
4 4 (16.00%) Meru Networks
4 4 (16.00%) Veeam
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) Remedy
5 1 (4.00%) NetApp
5 1 (4.00%) Dell
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