The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Yorkshire region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 227 163 176
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +13
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 26 59 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.34% 1.02% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.51% 4.50% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 23 53 43
Average salary £45,000 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.76% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,900 £24,180
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1721 1311 1416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.60% 22.76% 24.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1417 994 1204
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -53 20 £47,500 +30.13% 1
South Yorkshire -23 5 £50,000 +42.85%
East Yorkshire -6 4 £32,500 -35.00% 1
North Yorkshire -29 3 £42,500 +14.34%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (69.01%) Microsoft
3 39 (54.93%) MCITP
4 37 (52.11%) .NET
5 31 (43.66%) Windows
6 27 (38.03%) SQL
7 25 (35.21%) SQL Server
8 23 (32.39%) C#
9 22 (30.99%) ASP.NET
9 22 (30.99%) MCP
9 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (29.58%) Active Directory
10 21 (29.58%) MVC
11 18 (25.35%) MCSE
11 18 (25.35%) CRM
11 18 (25.35%) HTML
11 18 (25.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (25.35%) Dynamics CRM
11 18 (25.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (25.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (23.94%) WCF
12 17 (23.94%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (23.94%) MS Exchange
12 17 (23.94%) Clustering
13 16 (22.54%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2010
14 15 (21.13%) VMware
15 14 (19.72%) Unified Communications
16 13 (18.31%) High Availability
16 13 (18.31%) Disaster Recovery

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 17 (23.94%) MS Exchange
2 15 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (15.49%) Lync
4 10 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (14.08%) IIS
4 10 (14.08%) SharePoint
5 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (9.86%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (7.04%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (1.41%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.41%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (1.41%) ColdFusion
8 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (25.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) SaaS
2 6 (8.45%) Office 365
3 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.72%) Unified Communications
2 12 (16.90%) DHCP
2 12 (16.90%) DNS
3 11 (15.49%) TCP/IP
4 8 (11.27%) Firewall
5 5 (7.04%) MPLS
5 5 (7.04%) VPN
5 5 (7.04%) PBX
5 5 (7.04%) PSTN
6 4 (5.63%) SAN
7 3 (4.23%) SMTP
7 3 (4.23%) H.323
8 1 (1.41%) Broadband
8 1 (1.41%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.41%) Intranet
8 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (35.21%) SQL Server
2 18 (25.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 18 (25.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (25.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.63%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (5.63%) NUnit
3 3 (4.23%) Moq
3 3 (4.23%) MSTest
4 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (4.23%) Finance
2 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (33.80%) Developer
2 16 (22.54%) .NET Developer
3 15 (21.13%) Consultant
4 13 (18.31%) DBA
4 13 (18.31%) SQL DBA
5 8 (11.27%) C# Developer
5 8 (11.27%) Technical Consultant
6 7 (9.86%) Support Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) Software Developer
8 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Consultant
8 5 (7.04%) C# Software Developer
8 5 (7.04%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Technical Support
9 4 (5.63%) Systems Support
9 4 (5.63%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (52.11%) .NET
2 22 (30.99%) ASP.NET
3 18 (25.35%) HTML
4 17 (23.94%) WCF
5 16 (22.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (16.90%) jQuery
6 12 (16.90%) CSS
6 12 (16.90%) XML
7 9 (12.68%) WinForms
7 9 (12.68%) WPF
7 9 (12.68%) .NET Framework
8 8 (11.27%) Razor View Engine
8 8 (11.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 8 (11.27%) NHibernate
9 7 (9.86%) XSL
9 7 (9.86%) XSLT
9 7 (9.86%) Backbone.js
9 7 (9.86%) KnockoutJS
9 7 (9.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (9.86%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) Clustering
2 10 (14.08%) Computer Science
3 9 (12.68%) Blackberry
4 7 (9.86%) Mathematics
5 3 (4.23%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (4.23%) EqualLogic
5 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.23%) CLARiiON
5 3 (4.23%) PKI
5 3 (4.23%) Celerra
5 3 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.82%) CMDB
7 1 (1.41%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 31 (43.66%) Windows
2 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.41%) Android
5 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.58%) MVC
2 18 (25.35%) CRM
3 17 (23.94%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (18.31%) High Availability
4 13 (18.31%) ITIL
4 13 (18.31%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (15.49%) TDD
5 11 (15.49%) Scrum
6 9 (12.68%) Kanban
7 8 (11.27%) Web Application Development
8 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (8.45%) Domain-Driven Design
9 6 (8.45%) Migration
9 6 (8.45%) BDD
9 6 (8.45%) CQRS
10 5 (7.04%) Project Management
10 5 (7.04%) UML
10 5 (7.04%) OO
10 5 (7.04%) Data Protection
10 5 (7.04%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.03%) SQL
2 23 (32.39%) C#
3 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.86%) XPath
5 6 (8.45%) VB.NET
6 5 (7.04%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.41%) C
7 1 (1.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (54.93%) MCITP
3 22 (30.99%) MCP
4 18 (25.35%) MCSE
5 10 (14.08%) MCAD
5 10 (14.08%) MCSD
6 8 (11.27%) MCSA
6 8 (11.27%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (11.27%) Degree
7 7 (9.86%) MCPD
7 7 (9.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (9.86%) PhD
8 6 (8.45%) CCA
9 4 (5.63%) CCIA
9 4 (5.63%) NCDA
9 4 (5.63%) NCIE
9 4 (5.63%) VCAP
9 4 (5.63%) CCEE
10 3 (4.23%) HP AIS
10 3 (4.23%) HP ASE
System Software
1 21 (29.58%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.90%) Hyper-V
3 10 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (9.86%) UAG
4 7 (9.86%) VMware ESX
4 7 (9.86%) vSphere
5 5 (7.04%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (7.04%) XenApp
6 4 (5.63%) XenServer
6 4 (5.63%) XenDesktop
6 4 (5.63%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.82%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) SCOM
2 6 (8.45%) SCCM
3 5 (7.04%) SCVMM
4 4 (5.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (5.63%) MOM
4 4 (5.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (5.63%) WSUS
4 4 (5.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.41%) SCSM
5 1 (1.41%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.41%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 49 (69.01%) Microsoft
2 15 (21.13%) VMware
3 13 (18.31%) Citrix
4 10 (14.08%) Mitel
5 8 (11.27%) NetApp
6 6 (8.45%) HP
7 5 (7.04%) Dell
7 5 (7.04%) Siemens
7 5 (7.04%) Symantec
7 5 (7.04%) Polycom
8 4 (5.63%) NEC
8 4 (5.63%) EMC
8 4 (5.63%) Cisco
9 2 (2.82%) IBM
10 1 (1.41%) Adobe
10 1 (1.41%) Avaya
10 1 (1.41%) CommVault
10 1 (1.41%) Lotus
10 1 (1.41%) Veeam
10 1 (1.41%) 3PAR
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