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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 199 197 143
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -54
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 7 20 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.15% 0.40% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 1.70% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 7 12 37
Average salary £50,000 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% +12.00%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-17.57% +3.12%
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 1177 918
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 24.30% 23.77% 25.08%
Number of salaries quoted 917 932 717
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 27 August 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 +1 6 £50,000 +19.04%
Halifax - 1 £45,000 -
MCTS
Yorkshire

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 13 (54.17%) Windows
5 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
5 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 10 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Certified Master
6 9 (37.50%) Lync
6 9 (37.50%) AirWatch
6 9 (37.50%) Blackberry
6 9 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (37.50%) MCSE
6 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
7 8 (33.33%) ITIL
8 7 (29.17%) SQL
8 7 (29.17%) MCITP
8 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (25.00%) CRM
10 5 (20.83%) SAN
10 5 (20.83%) HP
10 5 (20.83%) VMware
10 5 (20.83%) Workflow
10 5 (20.83%) VPN
10 5 (20.83%) Web Services
10 5 (20.83%) XML
10 5 (20.83%) SDLC
10 5 (20.83%) Marketing

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
1 10 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (37.50%) Lync
3 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (8.33%) IIS
5 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) VPN
1 5 (20.83%) SAN
2 4 (16.67%) Firewall
2 4 (16.67%) LAN
2 4 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) VoIP
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (8.33%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.83%) Marketing
2 4 (16.67%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (37.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Developer
5 3 (12.50%) DBA
5 3 (12.50%) Development Manager
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (8.33%) SQL DBA
7 1 (4.17%) Senior DBA
7 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Web Services
1 5 (20.83%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) MSMQ
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) WCF
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) Ajax
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Blackberry
2 4 (16.67%) Statistics
2 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) CRM
2 6 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (20.83%) SDLC
3 5 (20.83%) Workflow
4 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 3 (12.50%) Release Management
5 3 (12.50%) Service Management
6 2 (8.33%) Change Control
6 2 (8.33%) Coaching
7 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.17%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (4.17%) OO
7 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.17%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (37.50%) MCSE
2 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 7 (29.17%) MCITP
4 5 (20.83%) Degree
5 4 (16.67%) MCSA
6 2 (8.33%) MCP
7 1 (4.17%) MCAD
7 1 (4.17%) MCSD
7 1 (4.17%) CCNA
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.17%) OCP
7 1 (4.17%) OCA
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) HP
2 5 (20.83%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) NetApp
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco