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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 191 132 147
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +15
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 18 42 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.36% 1.15% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.51% 4.53% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 11 41 30
Average salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
1196 928 855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.96% 25.49% 22.93%
Number of salaries quoted 955 716 701
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -16 17 £42,000 +12.00%
MCTS
Yorkshire

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (94.74%) Microsoft
3 35 (92.11%) MCITP
4 33 (86.84%) MCSE
5 25 (65.79%) Windows
5 25 (65.79%) MS Exchange
6 23 (60.53%) Active Directory
7 21 (55.26%) Citrix
7 21 (55.26%) VMware
7 21 (55.26%) Hyper-V
7 21 (55.26%) Lync
8 20 (52.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 20 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (47.37%) XenDesktop
9 18 (47.37%) CCA
9 18 (47.37%) Citrix Certification
10 15 (39.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2007
12 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (34.21%) Exchange Server 2003
13 12 (31.58%) Unified Communications
14 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
15 10 (26.32%) Cisco
15 10 (26.32%) vSphere
16 9 (23.68%) EMC
16 9 (23.68%) Blackberry
16 9 (23.68%) NetApp
16 9 (23.68%) NCDA
16 9 (23.68%) NCIE

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 25 (65.79%) MS Exchange
2 21 (55.26%) Lync
3 20 (52.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (34.21%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (13.16%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (7.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
8 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (2.63%) IIS
9 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) Unified Communications
2 8 (21.05%) TCP/IP
3 7 (18.42%) Firewall
3 7 (18.42%) WAAS
3 7 (18.42%) VPN
3 7 (18.42%) DNS
3 7 (18.42%) DHCP
3 7 (18.42%) PBX
3 7 (18.42%) PSTN
3 7 (18.42%) MPLS
3 7 (18.42%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (13.16%) H.323
4 5 (13.16%) SMTP
5 4 (10.53%) SAN
6 2 (5.26%) NAS
7 1 (2.63%) Internet
7 1 (2.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.42%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (18.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Consultant
2 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Consultant
3 9 (23.68%) Architect
4 8 (21.05%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (18.42%) Virtualisation Architect
5 7 (18.42%) Storage Solutions Architect
5 7 (18.42%) Storage Architect
6 5 (13.16%) Communications Manager
7 4 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) Communications Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Server Support
9 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Developer
9 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Server Support
9 1 (2.63%) Support Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Web Services
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
1 1 (2.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Blackberry
2 8 (21.05%) Celerra
2 8 (21.05%) CLARiiON
3 4 (10.53%) PKI
4 3 (7.89%) CMDB
5 2 (5.26%) EqualLogic
5 2 (5.26%) Clustering
6 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (65.79%) Windows
2 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) Load Balancing
1 7 (18.42%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
2 5 (13.16%) Migration
3 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 4 (10.53%) Change Management
3 4 (10.53%) ITIL V3
4 3 (7.89%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (5.26%) Project Management
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (2.63%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.63%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.63%) MOF
6 1 (2.63%) Service Management
6 1 (2.63%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.63%) Data Management
6 1 (2.63%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) C
1 1 (2.63%) SQL
1 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (92.11%) MCITP
3 33 (86.84%) MCSE
4 18 (47.37%) CCA
4 18 (47.37%) Citrix Certification
5 15 (39.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (23.68%) NCDA
6 9 (23.68%) NCIE
6 9 (23.68%) CCEE
6 9 (23.68%) VCAP
7 8 (21.05%) CCIA
8 7 (18.42%) MCSA
8 7 (18.42%) CCEA
8 7 (18.42%) VTSP
9 4 (10.53%) CCNA
9 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (7.89%) Degree
11 2 (5.26%) CCIE
11 2 (5.26%) CCNP
12 1 (2.63%) VCP5
System Software
1 23 (60.53%) Active Directory
2 21 (55.26%) Hyper-V
3 20 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (47.37%) XenDesktop
5 10 (26.32%) vSphere
6 7 (18.42%) vCloud
7 6 (15.79%) UAG
8 3 (7.89%) XenApp
9 2 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
10 1 (2.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) SCCM
2 3 (7.89%) SCOM
3 2 (5.26%) MOM
3 2 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.63%) MIIS
Vendors
1 36 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 21 (55.26%) Citrix
2 21 (55.26%) VMware
3 10 (26.32%) Cisco
4 9 (23.68%) EMC
4 9 (23.68%) NetApp
5 8 (21.05%) 3PAR
5 8 (21.05%) Mitel
6 7 (18.42%) Polycom
6 7 (18.42%) Siemens
7 3 (7.89%) Symantec
7 3 (7.89%) HP
7 3 (7.89%) Dell
8 1 (2.63%) CommVault
8 1 (2.63%) Avaya
8 1 (2.63%) LANDesk
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
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