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 29 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 238 226 166
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -60
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 7 29 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.10% 0.41% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 1.74% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7 28 48
Average salary £50,000 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £37,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
1607 1664 1467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 23.56% 23.26% 27.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1316 1364 1089
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

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 29 June 2015.

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 29 June 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
West Yorkshire -3 7 £50,000 +19.04%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (95.56%) Microsoft
3 25 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 25 (55.56%) Windows
4 20 (44.44%) MS Exchange
4 20 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 20 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (35.56%) SQL
5 16 (35.56%) MCP
6 15 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 15 (33.33%) CRM
6 15 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 14 (31.11%) Lync
7 14 (31.11%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 14 (31.11%) AirWatch
7 14 (31.11%) MCSE
7 14 (31.11%) ITIL
7 14 (31.11%) Blackberry
7 14 (31.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (28.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (24.44%) VMware
9 11 (24.44%) SharePoint
9 11 (24.44%) T-SQL
10 10 (22.22%) IIS
10 10 (22.22%) .NET
10 10 (22.22%) VPN
10 10 (22.22%) HP
10 10 (22.22%) SAN
10 10 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 20 (44.44%) MS Exchange
1 20 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (31.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 14 (31.11%) Lync
3 11 (24.44%) SharePoint
4 10 (22.22%) IIS
5 9 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.22%) VPN
1 10 (22.22%) SAN
2 6 (13.33%) DNS
2 6 (13.33%) VoIP
2 6 (13.33%) DHCP
2 6 (13.33%) Network Security
3 4 (8.89%) LAN
3 4 (8.89%) WAN
3 4 (8.89%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 13 (28.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
1 6 (13.33%) Marketing
2 5 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (26.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (24.44%) Developer
4 9 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 6 (13.33%) Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) DBA
6 4 (8.89%) Development Manager
6 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) SQL DBA
7 3 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (4.44%) Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Messaging Architect
9 1 (2.22%) Junior SQL Server DBA
9 1 (2.22%) Technical Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) IT Administrator
9 1 (2.22%) Systems Support Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Junior DBA
9 1 (2.22%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) .NET
1 10 (22.22%) WCF
2 9 (20.00%) HTML
2 9 (20.00%) Ajax
2 9 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (20.00%) CSS
3 6 (13.33%) Web Services
3 6 (13.33%) XML
4 3 (6.67%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) Blackberry
2 7 (15.56%) Statistics
3 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Replication
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 25 (55.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) CRM
2 14 (31.11%) ITIL
3 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
5 9 (20.00%) OO
6 8 (17.78%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (13.33%) SDLC
7 6 (13.33%) Workflow
8 4 (8.89%) Migration
8 4 (8.89%) Release Management
8 4 (8.89%) Performance Management
8 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
8 4 (8.89%) Service Management
8 4 (8.89%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (6.67%) ETL
10 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (2.22%) Business Continuity
10 1 (2.22%) Network Management
10 1 (2.22%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) SQL
2 11 (24.44%) T-SQL
3 9 (20.00%) C#
3 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (35.56%) MCP
3 14 (31.11%) MCSE
3 14 (31.11%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 9 (20.00%) MCAD
4 9 (20.00%) MCSD
5 8 (17.78%) MCITP
6 6 (13.33%) CCNA
6 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (8.89%) Degree
7 4 (8.89%) MCSA
8 1 (2.22%) MCDBA
System Software
1 25 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.89%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (31.11%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 43 (95.56%) Microsoft
2 11 (24.44%) VMware
3 10 (22.22%) HP
4 6 (13.33%) Cisco
5 5 (11.11%) NetApp
6 1 (2.22%) Business Objects