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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 230 206 177
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -29
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 28 45 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.40% 0.69% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.75% 3.16% 4.48%
Number of salaries quoted 27 45 48
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1600 1422 1249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.83% 21.85% 21.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1382 1108 999
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 0 23 £52,500 +70.73% 2
East Yorkshire -9 4 £40,500 +15.71% 1
South Yorkshire -18 1 - - 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (80.30%) Microsoft
3 48 (72.73%) SQL Server
4 40 (60.61%) Windows
4 40 (60.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 33 (50.00%) MCITP
6 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (43.94%) MCP
7 28 (42.42%) SQL
8 27 (40.91%) T-SQL
9 25 (37.88%) HTML
9 25 (37.88%) CSS
9 25 (37.88%) Office 365
10 24 (36.36%) CRM
10 24 (36.36%) SharePoint
10 24 (36.36%) Active Directory
11 23 (34.85%) BizTalk Server
11 23 (34.85%) MCAD
11 23 (34.85%) MCSD
11 23 (34.85%) OOA/OOD
11 23 (34.85%) OO
11 23 (34.85%) ASP.NET
11 23 (34.85%) IIS
11 23 (34.85%) C#
11 23 (34.85%) JavaScript
11 23 (34.85%) .NET
11 23 (34.85%) Ajax
11 23 (34.85%) .NET Framework
11 23 (34.85%) Dynamics CRM
11 23 (34.85%) WCF

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 24 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 23 (34.85%) BizTalk Server
2 23 (34.85%) IIS
2 23 (34.85%) SharePoint 2010
2 23 (34.85%) SharePoint 2013
3 21 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (31.82%) MS Exchange
4 13 (19.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (18.18%) Lync
6 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (10.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Office
1 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (34.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (37.88%) Office 365
2 23 (34.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.12%) WAAS
1 8 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (10.61%) Unified Communications
3 4 (6.06%) DNS
3 4 (6.06%) DHCP
4 3 (4.55%) VoIP
5 2 (3.03%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.52%) Network Security
6 1 (1.52%) SAN
6 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 40 (60.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (24.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (21.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (3.03%) DTS
9 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.58%) Banking
2 5 (7.58%) Retail
2 5 (7.58%) Finance
3 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (36.36%) Developer
2 23 (34.85%) SharePoint Developer
3 17 (25.76%) Architect
4 15 (22.73%) DBA
5 9 (13.64%) SQL DBA
6 8 (12.12%) SQL Server DBA
6 8 (12.12%) Storage Architect
6 8 (12.12%) Virtualisation Architect
6 8 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (12.12%) Storage Solutions Architect
7 7 (10.61%) Messaging Architect
8 4 (6.06%) Consultant
8 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Senior Consultant
10 2 (3.03%) Service Desk Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Technical Consultant
10 2 (3.03%) Service Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (37.88%) HTML
1 25 (37.88%) CSS
2 23 (34.85%) ASP.NET
2 23 (34.85%) .NET
2 23 (34.85%) Ajax
2 23 (34.85%) .NET Framework
2 23 (34.85%) WCF
3 11 (16.67%) WSH
4 2 (3.03%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.52%) Web Services
5 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) Statistics
2 8 (12.12%) CLARiiON
2 8 (12.12%) Celerra
3 7 (10.61%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.03%) iPhone
4 2 (3.03%) iPad
5 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.52%) Replication
5 1 (1.52%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 40 (60.61%) Windows
2 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.03%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.36%) CRM
3 23 (34.85%) OOA/OOD
3 23 (34.85%) OO
4 14 (21.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (21.21%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (19.70%) ETL
6 6 (9.09%) Migration
6 6 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 5 (7.58%) Mentoring
7 5 (7.58%) High Availability
7 5 (7.58%) Identity Management
7 5 (7.58%) ITIL
8 3 (4.55%) Service Management
9 2 (3.03%) Time Management
9 2 (3.03%) Change Control
10 1 (1.52%) Data Migration
10 1 (1.52%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (1.52%) Workflow
10 1 (1.52%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 28 (42.42%) SQL
2 27 (40.91%) T-SQL
3 23 (34.85%) C#
3 23 (34.85%) JavaScript
4 11 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (50.00%) MCITP
3 29 (43.94%) MCP
4 23 (34.85%) MCAD
4 23 (34.85%) MCSD
5 21 (31.82%) MCSE
6 13 (19.70%) CCA
6 13 (19.70%) Citrix Certification
7 11 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (12.12%) CCEA
8 8 (12.12%) NCDA
8 8 (12.12%) NCIE
8 8 (12.12%) CCIA
8 8 (12.12%) VCAP
8 8 (12.12%) VTSP
9 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 5 (7.58%) Degree
10 3 (4.55%) CCNA
10 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (3.03%) MCSA
System Software
1 24 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (15.15%) XenDesktop
3 10 (15.15%) vSphere
4 8 (12.12%) Hyper-V
4 8 (12.12%) vCloud
5 4 (6.06%) XenApp
6 2 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) MIIS
2 2 (3.03%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.03%) SCCM
2 2 (3.03%) SCOM
2 2 (3.03%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 53 (80.30%) Microsoft
2 14 (21.21%) Citrix
3 13 (19.70%) VMware
4 11 (16.67%) Cisco
5 8 (12.12%) EMC
5 8 (12.12%) NetApp
5 8 (12.12%) 3PAR
6 5 (7.58%) SAP
7 2 (3.03%) Symantec
7 2 (3.03%) Remedy
7 2 (3.03%) Apple
7 2 (3.03%) BMC
7 2 (3.03%) AppSense
8 1 (1.52%) HP
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle
8 1 (1.52%) Business Objects
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