The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 178 196 149
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -47
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 31 20 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.63% 0.39% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.76% 1.83% 4.39%
Number of salaries quoted 28 17 34
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +30.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £30,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.25% -
MCTS
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1122 1091 911
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 22.82% 21.34% 23.10%
Number of salaries quoted 882 920 689
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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 West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the West Yorkshire region.

MCTS Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

MCTS
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

MCTS
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Leeds +7 21 £50,000 +5.26%
Bradford -1 10 £32,500 +8.33%
MCTS
Yorkshire

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (96.23%) Microsoft
3 40 (75.47%) Windows
4 32 (60.38%) SQL Server
5 28 (52.83%) SQL
6 27 (50.94%) MCP
6 27 (50.94%) CRM
6 27 (50.94%) Dynamics CRM
7 25 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (43.40%) SharePoint
9 22 (41.51%) CSS
9 22 (41.51%) T-SQL
9 22 (41.51%) HTML
9 22 (41.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 21 (39.62%) WCF
10 21 (39.62%) IIS
10 21 (39.62%) .NET
10 21 (39.62%) Active Directory
11 20 (37.74%) BizTalk Server
11 20 (37.74%) C#
11 20 (37.74%) ASP.NET
11 20 (37.74%) MCAD
11 20 (37.74%) MCSD
11 20 (37.74%) JavaScript
11 20 (37.74%) OOA/OOD
11 20 (37.74%) OO
11 20 (37.74%) .NET Framework
11 20 (37.74%) Ajax
11 20 (37.74%) Microsoft Azure
11 20 (37.74%) SharePoint 2010

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 23 (43.40%) SharePoint
2 21 (39.62%) IIS
3 20 (37.74%) SharePoint 2010
3 20 (37.74%) BizTalk Server
3 20 (37.74%) SharePoint 2013
4 16 (30.19%) MS Exchange
4 16 (30.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (18.87%) Lync
5 10 (18.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (30.19%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 27 (50.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (37.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 20 (37.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) VPN
1 10 (18.87%) SAN
2 6 (11.32%) DNS
2 6 (11.32%) VoIP
2 6 (11.32%) DHCP
2 6 (11.32%) Network Security
3 4 (7.55%) LAN
3 4 (7.55%) WAN
3 4 (7.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (60.38%) SQL Server
2 22 (41.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (16.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.77%) DTS
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (13.21%) Marketing
2 6 (11.32%) Telecoms
3 5 (9.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (43.40%) Developer
2 20 (37.74%) SharePoint Developer
3 14 (26.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (15.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Development Manager
6 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) DBA
8 2 (3.77%) Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Administrator
8 2 (3.77%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (3.77%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (3.77%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.77%) Messaging Architect
9 1 (1.89%) Technical Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) IT Administrator
9 1 (1.89%) Senior DBA
9 1 (1.89%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (41.51%) HTML
1 22 (41.51%) CSS
2 21 (39.62%) .NET
2 21 (39.62%) WCF
3 20 (37.74%) Ajax
3 20 (37.74%) .NET Framework
3 20 (37.74%) ASP.NET
4 7 (13.21%) Web Services
4 7 (13.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Blackberry
2 6 (11.32%) Statistics
3 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 40 (75.47%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.94%) CRM
2 25 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (37.74%) OOA/OOD
3 20 (37.74%) OO
4 15 (28.30%) ITIL
5 9 (16.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (13.21%) Workflow
7 6 (11.32%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (9.43%) Service Management
8 5 (9.43%) Waterfall
9 4 (7.55%) Performance Management
9 4 (7.55%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (7.55%) Release Management
10 2 (3.77%) ETL
11 1 (1.89%) Migration
11 1 (1.89%) Business Continuity
11 1 (1.89%) Unit Testing
11 1 (1.89%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (52.83%) SQL
2 22 (41.51%) T-SQL
3 20 (37.74%) C#
3 20 (37.74%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (50.94%) MCP
3 20 (37.74%) MCAD
3 20 (37.74%) MCSD
4 11 (20.75%) MCSE
5 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Certified Master
6 8 (15.09%) MCITP
7 6 (11.32%) CCNA
7 6 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (7.55%) Degree
8 4 (7.55%) MCSA
9 1 (1.89%) OCP
9 1 (1.89%) OCA
9 1 (1.89%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 21 (39.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.55%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.55%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 51 (96.23%) Microsoft
2 12 (22.64%) VMware
3 10 (18.87%) HP
4 6 (11.32%) Cisco
5 5 (9.43%) NetApp
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle
6 1 (1.89%) Citrix