The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 West Yorkshire region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 190 135 119
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 18 38 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.37% 1.08% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.54% 4.07% 6.02%
Number of salaries quoted 14 37 47
Average salary £42,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,600 £27,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £51,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1170 933 864
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.93% 26.54% 24.57%
Number of salaries quoted 941 681 720
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
Yorkshire

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 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
Leeds -31 18 £42,000 -16.00%
MCTS
Yorkshire

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (89.74%) Microsoft
2 35 (89.74%) MCITP
3 31 (79.49%) MCSE
4 27 (69.23%) Windows
5 23 (58.97%) MS Exchange
6 22 (56.41%) Active Directory
6 22 (56.41%) Hyper-V
7 20 (51.28%) VMware
7 20 (51.28%) Citrix
7 20 (51.28%) Lync
8 19 (48.72%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2010
10 17 (43.59%) XenDesktop
10 17 (43.59%) Citrix Certification
11 15 (38.46%) CCA
11 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (35.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (33.33%) Unified Communications
14 12 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2003
14 12 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
15 11 (28.21%) Blackberry
15 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
15 11 (28.21%) CCEE
15 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (23.08%) vSphere
16 9 (23.08%) Cisco
17 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
17 8 (20.51%) EMC
17 8 (20.51%) NetApp

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 (58.97%) MS Exchange
2 20 (51.28%) Lync
3 18 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (12.82%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (12.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
6 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2000
6 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (2.56%) ColdFusion
7 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
3 7 (17.95%) Firewall
3 7 (17.95%) MPLS
3 7 (17.95%) VPN
3 7 (17.95%) DNS
3 7 (17.95%) DHCP
3 7 (17.95%) PBX
3 7 (17.95%) PSTN
4 6 (15.38%) SAN
5 5 (12.82%) H.323
5 5 (12.82%) SMTP
6 4 (10.26%) WAAS
6 4 (10.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.13%) NAS
8 1 (2.56%) Internet
8 1 (2.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Consultant
2 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Consultant
3 6 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Communications Manager
4 5 (12.82%) Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Storage Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Virtualisation Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Storage Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Communications Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
7 1 (2.56%) VMware Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Junior .NET Developer
7 1 (2.56%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Junior Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) WCF
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Blackberry
2 7 (17.95%) CLARiiON
2 7 (17.95%) Celerra
3 4 (10.26%) PKI
3 4 (10.26%) Clustering
3 4 (10.26%) EqualLogic
4 3 (7.69%) CMDB
5 1 (2.56%) iPhone
5 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (69.23%) Windows
2 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.56%) Android
5 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Migration
1 7 (17.95%) Load Balancing
1 7 (17.95%) ITIL
2 5 (12.82%) Data Protection
2 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
3 4 (10.26%) Network Load Balancing
3 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
3 4 (10.26%) Change Management
3 4 (10.26%) ITIL V3
4 2 (5.13%) Project Management
4 2 (5.13%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.13%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (2.56%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.56%) Android Development
5 1 (2.56%) iOS Development
5 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.56%) TDD
5 1 (2.56%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (2.56%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) C
1 1 (2.56%) C#
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
1 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (89.74%) MCITP
3 31 (79.49%) MCSE
4 17 (43.59%) Citrix Certification
5 15 (38.46%) CCA
6 14 (35.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (28.21%) CCEE
8 8 (20.51%) NCDA
8 8 (20.51%) NCIE
8 8 (20.51%) VCAP
9 7 (17.95%) CCIA
9 7 (17.95%) MCSA
10 4 (10.26%) CCNA
10 4 (10.26%) CCEA
10 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (10.26%) VTSP
11 3 (7.69%) VCDX
11 3 (7.69%) Degree
11 3 (7.69%) HP AIS
11 3 (7.69%) HP ASE
System Software
1 22 (56.41%) Active Directory
1 22 (56.41%) Hyper-V
2 19 (48.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (43.59%) XenDesktop
4 9 (23.08%) vSphere
5 8 (20.51%) UAG
6 6 (15.38%) vCloud
7 5 (12.82%) XenApp
8 4 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (10.26%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (7.69%) VMware ESX
9 3 (7.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) SCCM
2 5 (12.82%) SCOM
3 4 (10.26%) MOM
3 4 (10.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (10.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (10.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 35 (89.74%) Microsoft
2 20 (51.28%) VMware
2 20 (51.28%) Citrix
3 9 (23.08%) Cisco
4 8 (20.51%) EMC
4 8 (20.51%) NetApp
4 8 (20.51%) Mitel
5 7 (17.95%) Polycom
5 7 (17.95%) Siemens
6 5 (12.82%) 3PAR
6 5 (12.82%) HP
6 5 (12.82%) Dell
6 5 (12.82%) Symantec
7 1 (2.56%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.56%) CommVault
7 1 (2.56%) Avaya
7 1 (2.56%) Adobe
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago