The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the 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 226 164 145
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 30 56 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.41% 1.04% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.73% 4.16% 5.98%
Number of salaries quoted 23 55 74
Average salary £42,000 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
MCTS
England

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

Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1732 1345 1305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 23.61% 24.88% 22.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1380 1052 1052
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,025 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Yorkshire

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

MCTS
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the 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
South Yorkshire +6 23 £43,500 -19.06%
West Yorkshire -59 18 £42,000 +12.00% 1
North Yorkshire -5 13 £42,000 +86.66%
East Yorkshire -4 1 £40,500 +15.71% 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the 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 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (94.00%) Microsoft
3 42 (84.00%) MCITP
4 39 (78.00%) MCSE
5 28 (56.00%) MS Exchange
5 28 (56.00%) Windows
6 24 (48.00%) Citrix
6 24 (48.00%) VMware
6 24 (48.00%) Lync
7 23 (46.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (46.00%) Active Directory
8 21 (42.00%) CCA
8 21 (42.00%) Citrix Certification
8 21 (42.00%) Hyper-V
8 21 (42.00%) XenDesktop
9 20 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 18 (36.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (30.00%) Unified Communications
12 14 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2007
13 13 (26.00%) Exchange Server 2003
13 13 (26.00%) Cisco
13 13 (26.00%) vSphere
13 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (24.00%) CCEE
14 12 (24.00%) MS Excel
14 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
15 11 (22.00%) SharePoint
15 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (20.00%) PBX
17 9 (18.00%) EMC

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the 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 28 (56.00%) MS Exchange
2 24 (48.00%) Lync
3 20 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (26.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (22.00%) SharePoint
7 5 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (6.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Office 365
2 3 (6.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.00%) Unified Communications
2 10 (20.00%) PBX
3 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (14.00%) Firewall
4 7 (14.00%) VPN
4 7 (14.00%) DHCP
4 7 (14.00%) DNS
4 7 (14.00%) PSTN
4 7 (14.00%) MPLS
4 7 (14.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (14.00%) WAAS
5 5 (10.00%) SMTP
5 5 (10.00%) H.323
6 4 (8.00%) SAN
7 3 (6.00%) IP Telephony
7 3 (6.00%) NetScaler
8 2 (4.00%) NAS
9 1 (2.00%) VoIP
9 1 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (46.00%) Consultant
2 15 (30.00%) Architect
3 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 11 (22.00%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (14.00%) Storage Solutions Architect
5 7 (14.00%) Storage Architect
5 7 (14.00%) Virtualisation Architect
6 6 (12.00%) Developer
7 5 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
7 5 (10.00%) .NET Developer
7 5 (10.00%) C# Developer
7 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (10.00%) Communications Manager
7 5 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (6.00%) Solutions Consultant
9 3 (6.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) .NET
1 6 (12.00%) WCF
2 5 (10.00%) WPF
2 5 (10.00%) HTML
2 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (10.00%) CSS
2 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (6.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.00%) WSH
4 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Blackberry
2 8 (16.00%) CLARiiON
2 8 (16.00%) Celerra
3 4 (8.00%) PKI
4 3 (6.00%) CMDB
5 2 (4.00%) EqualLogic
5 2 (4.00%) Clustering
6 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.00%) Statistics
6 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (56.00%) Windows
2 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.00%) Load Balancing
1 7 (14.00%) ITIL
2 6 (12.00%) Migration
3 5 (10.00%) MVC
3 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (8.00%) ITIL V3
4 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (8.00%) Change Management
5 3 (6.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (4.00%) Project Management
6 2 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.00%) Web Development
7 1 (2.00%) Data Management
7 1 (2.00%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.00%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (2.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.00%) Service Management
7 1 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) SQL
2 5 (10.00%) C#
2 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.00%) C
3 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (84.00%) MCITP
3 39 (78.00%) MCSE
4 21 (42.00%) CCA
4 21 (42.00%) Citrix Certification
5 18 (36.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (24.00%) CCEE
7 9 (18.00%) VCAP
7 9 (18.00%) NCDA
7 9 (18.00%) NCIE
8 8 (16.00%) CCIA
9 7 (14.00%) MCSA
9 7 (14.00%) CCEA
9 7 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (14.00%) VTSP
10 5 (10.00%) CCNP
11 4 (8.00%) CCNA
12 3 (6.00%) Degree
13 2 (4.00%) CCIE
14 1 (2.00%) MCDST
System Software
1 23 (46.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 23 (46.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (42.00%) Hyper-V
2 21 (42.00%) XenDesktop
3 13 (26.00%) vSphere
4 7 (14.00%) vCloud
5 6 (12.00%) XenApp
5 6 (12.00%) UAG
6 5 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (4.00%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) SCCM
2 3 (6.00%) SCOM
2 3 (6.00%) XenMobile
3 2 (4.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (4.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (4.00%) MOM
3 2 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.00%) MIIS
Vendors
1 47 (94.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (48.00%) Citrix
2 24 (48.00%) VMware
3 13 (26.00%) Cisco
4 9 (18.00%) EMC
4 9 (18.00%) NetApp
5 8 (16.00%) 3PAR
5 8 (16.00%) Mitel
6 7 (14.00%) Siemens
6 7 (14.00%) Polycom
7 3 (6.00%) AppSense
7 3 (6.00%) HP
7 3 (6.00%) Dell
7 3 (6.00%) Symantec
8 1 (2.00%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.00%) CommVault
8 1 (2.00%) Avaya
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