The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the York region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 59 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 4 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in York 0.43% 1.14% 2.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.50% 7.02% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 15
Average salary £37,500 £22,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.66% -29.68%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MCTS
North Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the York region.

Qualifications Category
York
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
80 57 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in York 17.13% 16.19% 22.26%
Number of salaries quoted 66 48 100
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in York

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the York region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in York

MCTS
Salary Trend in York

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the York region.

MCTS Salary Trend in York

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in York

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the York 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (66.67%) MCITP
4 9 (60.00%) VMware
4 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (60.00%) Citrix
4 9 (60.00%) CCA
4 9 (60.00%) Citrix Certification
4 9 (60.00%) Windows
4 9 (60.00%) MCSE
4 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (60.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (60.00%) XenDesktop
4 9 (60.00%) Lync
4 9 (60.00%) CCEE
4 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
6 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 5 (33.33%) C#
6 5 (33.33%) HTML
6 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) .NET
6 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
6 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 5 (33.33%) CSS
6 5 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (33.33%) MVC
6 5 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in York by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the York 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 9 (60.00%) Lync
2 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Consultant
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Consultant
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Developer
3 5 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 5 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Developer
3 5 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
1 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 5 (33.33%) CSS
1 5 (33.33%) WCF
1 5 (33.33%) WPF
1 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) CLARiiON
1 1 (6.67%) Celerra
1 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (6.67%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
1 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C#
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (66.67%) MCITP
3 9 (60.00%) MCSE
3 9 (60.00%) CCA
3 9 (60.00%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (60.00%) CCEE
4 5 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (6.67%) CCIA
5 1 (6.67%) HP AIS
5 1 (6.67%) HP ASE
5 1 (6.67%) HP MASE
5 1 (6.67%) VCDX
5 1 (6.67%) NCDA
5 1 (6.67%) NCIE
5 1 (6.67%) VCAP
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (60.00%) Hyper-V
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (60.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
2 1 (6.67%) XenServer
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) Citrix
2 9 (60.00%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) NetApp
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) EMC