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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 157 157 131
Rank change year-on-year
0 -26
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 10 19 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.30% 0.51% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.11% 2.13% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 24
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +3.12%
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
904 894 791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.44% 24.23% 26.29%
Number of salaries quoted 624 563 504
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 2015. 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
Aberdeen - 6 - -
Glasgow -10 2 £36,250 -9.37%
Edinburgh - 2 £42,500 - 1
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 8 (80.00%) MCSE
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) CCNP
3 6 (60.00%) CCNA
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (60.00%) Project Management
3 6 (60.00%) Quality Management
3 6 (60.00%) Information Security
3 6 (60.00%) Problem Management
3 6 (60.00%) Release Management
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL V3
3 6 (60.00%) Change Control
3 6 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (60.00%) Operations Management
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 4 (40.00%) Dell
4 4 (40.00%) EMC
4 4 (40.00%) CommVault
4 4 (40.00%) NetApp
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) Degree
4 4 (40.00%) MCITP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) OLTP
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) DBA
3 3 (30.00%) Data Centre Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) MySQL DBA
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
5 1 (10.00%) Trainee
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Replication
2 2 (20.00%) PKI
2 2 (20.00%) Statistics
3 1 (10.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) Information Security
2 6 (60.00%) Project Management
2 6 (60.00%) Quality Management
2 6 (60.00%) Operations Management
2 6 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (60.00%) Release Management
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL V3
2 6 (60.00%) Change Control
2 6 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) ETL
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCSE
3 6 (60.00%) CCNP
3 6 (60.00%) CCNA
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (40.00%) MCITP
4 4 (40.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) SSCP
5 2 (20.00%) CISSP
5 2 (20.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Dell
2 4 (40.00%) EMC
2 4 (40.00%) CommVault
2 4 (40.00%) NetApp
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Proofpoint
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
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