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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 175 140
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 1 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.025% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.11% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 14
Average salary - £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
818 924 881
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.13% 23.05% 27.96%
Number of salaries quoted 511 595 508
Average salary £42,926 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.31% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £26,000 £23,903
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Health Insurance, Pension, R
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Health Insurance, Pension, R
Posted: Yesterday