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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 218 171 134
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -37
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 28 48 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.39% 0.90% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.64% 3.50% 7.38%
Number of salaries quoted 23 46 91
Average salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £25,000 £27,650
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1704 1373 1300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 24.03% 25.80% 23.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1367 1046 1057
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,025 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +1 21 £43,500 +16.00%
West Yorkshire -58 17 £42,000 +12.00% 1
North Yorkshire -3 13 £42,000 +5.00%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 38 (76.00%) MCSE
5 30 (60.00%) Windows
6 27 (54.00%) MS Exchange
7 24 (48.00%) Lync
8 23 (46.00%) VMware
8 23 (46.00%) Active Directory
8 23 (46.00%) Citrix
9 22 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (42.00%) Hyper-V
11 20 (40.00%) XenDesktop
11 20 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
12 19 (38.00%) CCA
12 19 (38.00%) Exchange Server 2010
13 17 (34.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (32.00%) Unified Communications
15 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (26.00%) CCEE
16 13 (26.00%) Exchange Server 2007
16 13 (26.00%) MS Excel
17 12 (24.00%) SharePoint
17 12 (24.00%) Cisco
17 12 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2003
17 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (24.00%) vSphere
18 10 (20.00%) Blackberry
18 10 (20.00%) PBX
18 10 (20.00%) SQL Server

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 27 (54.00%) MS Exchange
2 24 (48.00%) Lync
3 19 (38.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (26.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (24.00%) SharePoint
5 12 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (2.00%) IIS
9 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (26.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.00%) Office 365
2 3 (6.00%) IaaS
3 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.00%) Unified Communications
2 10 (20.00%) PBX
3 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (14.00%) MPLS
4 7 (14.00%) VPN
4 7 (14.00%) DNS
4 7 (14.00%) PSTN
4 7 (14.00%) DHCP
4 7 (14.00%) Firewall
5 5 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (10.00%) WAAS
5 5 (10.00%) H.323
5 5 (10.00%) SAN
5 5 (10.00%) SMTP
6 3 (6.00%) NetScaler
6 3 (6.00%) IP Telephony
7 2 (4.00%) NAS
8 1 (2.00%) VoIP
8 1 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (52.00%) Consultant
2 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 12 (24.00%) Architect
4 9 (18.00%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (12.00%) Technical Consultant
5 6 (12.00%) Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Storage Architect
6 5 (10.00%) Storage Solutions Architect
6 5 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Virtualisation Architect
6 5 (10.00%) .NET Developer
6 5 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Communications Manager
6 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) .NET
2 6 (12.00%) WCF
3 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (10.00%) CSS
3 5 (10.00%) HTML
3 5 (10.00%) WPF
4 3 (6.00%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 7 (14.00%) CLARiiON
2 7 (14.00%) Celerra
3 4 (8.00%) PKI
3 4 (8.00%) Clustering
4 3 (6.00%) EqualLogic
4 3 (6.00%) CMDB
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (60.00%) Windows
2 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (14.00%) 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%) ITIL
1 7 (14.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (12.00%) Migration
3 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (10.00%) MVC
4 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (8.00%) Change Management
4 4 (8.00%) Data Protection
4 4 (8.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.00%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (4.00%) Project Management
6 2 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (2.00%) High Availability
7 1 (2.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.00%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.00%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.00%) CRM
7 1 (2.00%) MOF
7 1 (2.00%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) SQL
2 5 (10.00%) C#
2 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (84.00%) MCITP
3 38 (76.00%) MCSE
4 20 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
5 19 (38.00%) CCA
6 17 (34.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (26.00%) CCEE
8 8 (16.00%) NCDA
8 8 (16.00%) NCIE
8 8 (16.00%) VCAP
9 7 (14.00%) CCIA
9 7 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (14.00%) MCSA
10 5 (10.00%) VTSP
10 5 (10.00%) CCEA
10 5 (10.00%) CCNP
11 4 (8.00%) CCNA
12 3 (6.00%) Degree
13 2 (4.00%) CCIE
13 2 (4.00%) HP AIS
System Software
1 23 (46.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (42.00%) Hyper-V
4 20 (40.00%) XenDesktop
5 12 (24.00%) vSphere
6 7 (14.00%) UAG
6 7 (14.00%) XenApp
7 6 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (12.00%) vCloud
8 3 (6.00%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (4.00%) VMware ESX
9 2 (4.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) SCCM
2 5 (10.00%) SCOM
3 3 (6.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (6.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (6.00%) XenMobile
3 3 (6.00%) MOM
3 3 (6.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 47 (94.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (46.00%) VMware
2 23 (46.00%) Citrix
3 12 (24.00%) Cisco
4 8 (16.00%) Mitel
4 8 (16.00%) EMC
4 8 (16.00%) NetApp
5 7 (14.00%) Siemens
5 7 (14.00%) Polycom
6 6 (12.00%) 3PAR
7 4 (8.00%) HP
7 4 (8.00%) Dell
7 4 (8.00%) Symantec
8 3 (6.00%) AppSense
9 1 (2.00%) CommVault
9 1 (2.00%) Avaya
9 1 (2.00%) LANDesk
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