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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 161 161
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.30% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.10% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 1
Median salary - £42,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -29.16%
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -12.50%
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
576 909 889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.16% 27.42% 24.67%
Number of salaries quoted 348 618 566
Median salary £45,000 £42,233 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.55% +5.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,700
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 September 2016, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) CommVault
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (100.00%) Patch Management
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior IT Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) CommVault
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) VMware