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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 200 201 137
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -64
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 6 20 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.13% 0.41% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 1.79% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 6 18 38
Average salary £50,000 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% +12.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
1079 1119 938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.34% 22.80% 26.90%
Number of salaries quoted 881 913 672
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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
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 6 July 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 -2 6 £50,000 +19.04%
MCTS
Yorkshire

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 40 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 24 (60.00%) Windows
4 20 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 20 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 14 (35.00%) ITIL
6 14 (35.00%) MCP
6 14 (35.00%) CRM
6 14 (35.00%) MCSE
6 14 (35.00%) Blackberry
6 14 (35.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 14 (35.00%) AirWatch
6 14 (35.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
6 14 (35.00%) Lync
6 14 (35.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 13 (32.50%) SQL
8 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (27.50%) VMware
10 10 (25.00%) HP
10 10 (25.00%) SAN
10 10 (25.00%) SharePoint
10 10 (25.00%) VPN
11 9 (22.50%) .NET
11 9 (22.50%) IIS
11 9 (22.50%) WCF
12 8 (20.00%) .NET Framework
12 8 (20.00%) Ajax

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 20 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 20 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (35.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 14 (35.00%) Lync
3 10 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 9 (22.50%) IIS
5 8 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (35.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) VPN
1 10 (25.00%) SAN
2 6 (15.00%) DNS
2 6 (15.00%) VoIP
2 6 (15.00%) DHCP
2 6 (15.00%) Network Security
3 4 (10.00%) LAN
3 4 (10.00%) WAN
3 4 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (15.00%) Marketing
2 5 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (30.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (25.00%) Developer
4 8 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Development Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Messaging Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Administrator
8 1 (2.50%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Support Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) IT Administrator
8 1 (2.50%) Systems Support
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Support
8 1 (2.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) .NET
1 9 (22.50%) WCF
2 8 (20.00%) HTML
2 8 (20.00%) Ajax
2 8 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (20.00%) CSS
3 6 (15.00%) Web Services
3 6 (15.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.00%) Statistics
2 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) ITIL
1 14 (35.00%) CRM
2 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
3 8 (20.00%) OO
4 7 (17.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (15.00%) Workflow
5 6 (15.00%) SDLC
6 4 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (10.00%) Release Management
6 4 (10.00%) Performance Management
6 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (10.00%) Service Management
7 1 (2.50%) Migration
7 1 (2.50%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.50%) Network Management
7 1 (2.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) SQL
2 8 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 8 (20.00%) C#
2 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (35.00%) MCP
2 14 (35.00%) MCSE
2 14 (35.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 8 (20.00%) MCAD
3 8 (20.00%) MCSD
4 6 (15.00%) CCNA
4 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (10.00%) MCITP
5 4 (10.00%) Degree
5 4 (10.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 25 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (35.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) VMware
3 10 (25.00%) HP
4 6 (15.00%) Cisco
5 5 (12.50%) NetApp