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 29 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 188 146 157
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 27 40 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.52% 1.07% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.26% 4.71% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 14 39 29
Average salary £47,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.94% -4.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
1197 849 775
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.27% 22.61% 20.29%
Number of salaries quoted 939 687 627
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £27,500 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 19 £47,500 +90.00%
Wakefield -20 2 £21,000 -44.00%
MCTS
Yorkshire

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (95.83%) Microsoft
3 39 (81.25%) MCITP
4 35 (72.92%) MCSE
5 30 (62.50%) MS Exchange
5 30 (62.50%) Active Directory
6 29 (60.42%) Windows
7 26 (54.17%) Citrix
7 26 (54.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 25 (52.08%) CCA
8 25 (52.08%) Citrix Certification
8 25 (52.08%) VMware
9 24 (50.00%) Lync
10 23 (47.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (47.92%) Hyper-V
10 23 (47.92%) XenDesktop
11 19 (39.58%) Exchange Server 2007
11 19 (39.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 18 (37.50%) SQL Server
13 17 (35.42%) SQL Server 2008
14 16 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
14 16 (33.33%) Cisco
15 14 (29.17%) Unified Communications
16 13 (27.08%) VCAP
16 13 (27.08%) vSphere
16 13 (27.08%) NCDA
16 13 (27.08%) NCIE
16 13 (27.08%) CCIA
16 13 (27.08%) EMC
16 13 (27.08%) NetApp

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 30 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 26 (54.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (50.00%) Lync
4 19 (39.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
8 5 (10.42%) IIS
8 5 (10.42%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (10.42%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (10.42%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (4.17%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Office
2 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.83%) Office 365
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) Unified Communications
2 12 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (25.00%) WAAS
3 8 (16.67%) DHCP
3 8 (16.67%) DNS
4 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 6 (12.50%) Firewall
5 5 (10.42%) SMTP
5 5 (10.42%) VPN
5 5 (10.42%) PBX
5 5 (10.42%) PSTN
5 5 (10.42%) MPLS
5 5 (10.42%) H.323
6 3 (6.25%) SAN
6 3 (6.25%) VoIP
7 2 (4.17%) NAS
8 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 17 (35.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Architect
2 15 (31.25%) Consultant
3 12 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 12 (25.00%) Virtualisation Architect
3 12 (25.00%) Storage Architect
3 12 (25.00%) Storage Solutions Architect
4 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) SharePoint Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Messaging Architect
5 5 (10.42%) Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (8.33%) Communications Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Server Support
8 1 (2.08%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (2.08%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) HTML
1 5 (10.42%) .NET
1 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET
1 5 (10.42%) CSS
1 5 (10.42%) Ajax
1 5 (10.42%) .NET Framework
1 5 (10.42%) WCF
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) CLARiiON
1 13 (27.08%) Celerra
2 7 (14.58%) Blackberry
3 4 (8.33%) PKI
4 2 (4.17%) iPhone
4 2 (4.17%) EqualLogic
4 2 (4.17%) iPad
5 1 (2.08%) CMDB
5 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (60.42%) Windows
2 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) ITIL
2 5 (10.42%) OOA/OOD
2 5 (10.42%) OO
2 5 (10.42%) CRM
2 5 (10.42%) Identity Management
2 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (10.42%) Load Balancing
3 4 (8.33%) ITIL V3
3 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.25%) Service Management
4 3 (6.25%) Migration
5 2 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (4.17%) Time Management
5 2 (4.17%) Project Management
5 2 (4.17%) Change Control
5 2 (4.17%) Change Management
5 2 (4.17%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (2.08%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) C#
1 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
1 5 (10.42%) SQL
1 5 (10.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (81.25%) MCITP
3 35 (72.92%) MCSE
4 25 (52.08%) CCA
4 25 (52.08%) Citrix Certification
5 19 (39.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (27.08%) CCIA
6 13 (27.08%) NCDA
6 13 (27.08%) NCIE
6 13 (27.08%) VCAP
7 12 (25.00%) VTSP
7 12 (25.00%) CCEA
8 9 (18.75%) MCSA
8 9 (18.75%) MCP
8 9 (18.75%) CCEE
9 5 (10.42%) MCAD
9 5 (10.42%) MCSD
10 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (8.33%) CCNA
11 3 (6.25%) MCDST
System Software
1 30 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 23 (47.92%) XenDesktop
2 23 (47.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (47.92%) Hyper-V
3 13 (27.08%) vSphere
4 12 (25.00%) vCloud
5 5 (10.42%) XenApp
6 4 (8.33%) UAG
7 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) MIIS
2 4 (8.33%) SCCM
3 2 (4.17%) SCOM
3 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 46 (95.83%) Microsoft
2 26 (54.17%) Citrix
3 25 (52.08%) VMware
4 16 (33.33%) Cisco
5 13 (27.08%) NetApp
5 13 (27.08%) EMC
6 12 (25.00%) 3PAR
7 5 (10.42%) Polycom
7 5 (10.42%) Mitel
7 5 (10.42%) Siemens
8 2 (4.17%) Apple
8 2 (4.17%) Symantec
8 2 (4.17%) Remedy
8 2 (4.17%) Dell
8 2 (4.17%) BMC
9 1 (2.08%) LANDesk
9 1 (2.08%) HP