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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 222 176 171
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 41 51 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.54% 0.90% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.47% 4.09% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 25 51 56
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,100 £27,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,300 £47,750
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +2.56%
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
1659 1248 1301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 21.94% 21.94% 22.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1339 973 1026
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 October 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 October 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
West Yorkshire -20 32 £47,500 +26.66%
South Yorkshire -17 9 - -
East Yorkshire +8 7 £40,500 +15.71%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (86.96%) Microsoft
3 47 (68.12%) MCITP
4 40 (57.97%) Windows
5 38 (55.07%) MCSE
6 35 (50.72%) Active Directory
7 33 (47.83%) SQL Server
8 30 (43.48%) Citrix
9 29 (42.03%) VMware
10 28 (40.58%) CCA
10 28 (40.58%) Citrix Certification
11 27 (39.13%) MS Exchange
11 27 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (39.13%) XenDesktop
12 26 (37.68%) SQL Server 2008
13 23 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 22 (31.88%) Hyper-V
14 22 (31.88%) Lync
15 21 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
15 21 (30.43%) SharePoint
16 18 (26.09%) Cisco
16 18 (26.09%) Office 365
17 17 (24.64%) vSphere
17 17 (24.64%) HTML
17 17 (24.64%) SQL
17 17 (24.64%) CSS
17 17 (24.64%) Exchange Server 2007
17 17 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
18 16 (23.19%) WCF
18 16 (23.19%) C#

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (39.13%) MS Exchange
2 22 (31.88%) Lync
3 21 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (30.43%) SharePoint
4 17 (24.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (23.19%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (20.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (15.94%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (15.94%) IIS
7 11 (15.94%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (5.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.09%) Office 365
2 11 (15.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.39%) WAAS
1 12 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
2 10 (14.49%) Unified Communications
3 5 (7.25%) NetScaler
4 3 (4.35%) PBX
4 3 (4.35%) DHCP
4 3 (4.35%) DNS
4 3 (4.35%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.90%) NAS
5 2 (2.90%) SAN
5 2 (2.90%) VoIP
6 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 26 (37.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (11.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.45%) DTS
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Banking
2 5 (7.25%) Retail
2 5 (7.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (36.23%) Architect
2 20 (28.99%) Consultant
3 17 (24.64%) Developer
4 15 (21.74%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (17.39%) Virtualisation Architect
5 12 (17.39%) Storage Architect
5 12 (17.39%) Storage Solutions Architect
6 11 (15.94%) SharePoint Developer
7 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Consultant
8 8 (11.59%) DBA
9 5 (7.25%) Senior Consultant
9 5 (7.25%) .NET Developer
9 5 (7.25%) C# Developer
9 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Developer
9 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (7.25%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (7.25%) Senior Architect
9 5 (7.25%) Messaging Architect
9 5 (7.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (4.35%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.64%) HTML
1 17 (24.64%) CSS
2 16 (23.19%) .NET
2 16 (23.19%) ASP.NET
2 16 (23.19%) WCF
3 11 (15.94%) Ajax
3 11 (15.94%) .NET Framework
4 7 (10.14%) WSH
5 5 (7.25%) Application Packaging
5 5 (7.25%) WPF
5 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.45%) Web Services
6 1 (1.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) CLARiiON
1 12 (17.39%) Celerra
2 8 (11.59%) Statistics
3 4 (5.80%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.90%) iPad
4 2 (2.90%) iPhone
5 1 (1.45%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 40 (57.97%) Windows
2 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (10.14%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.25%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (17.39%) CRM
3 11 (15.94%) OOA/OOD
3 11 (15.94%) OO
4 8 (11.59%) ETL
4 8 (11.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (11.59%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (8.70%) Waterfall
6 5 (7.25%) High Availability
6 5 (7.25%) Identity Management
6 5 (7.25%) MVC
6 5 (7.25%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.80%) Migration
7 4 (5.80%) ITIL
8 3 (4.35%) Service Management
9 2 (2.90%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (2.90%) Time Management
9 2 (2.90%) Change Control
9 2 (2.90%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (2.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.64%) SQL
2 16 (23.19%) C#
2 16 (23.19%) JavaScript
3 12 (17.39%) T-SQL
4 7 (10.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (68.12%) MCITP
3 38 (55.07%) MCSE
4 28 (40.58%) CCA
4 28 (40.58%) Citrix Certification
5 23 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (20.29%) MCP
7 13 (18.84%) CCEE
8 12 (17.39%) CCIA
8 12 (17.39%) NCDA
8 12 (17.39%) NCIE
8 12 (17.39%) VCAP
8 12 (17.39%) VTSP
8 12 (17.39%) CCEA
9 11 (15.94%) MCAD
9 11 (15.94%) MCSD
10 7 (10.14%) Degree
11 6 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (5.80%) MCSA
12 4 (5.80%) CCNP
System Software
1 35 (50.72%) Active Directory
2 27 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (39.13%) XenDesktop
3 22 (31.88%) Hyper-V
4 17 (24.64%) vSphere
5 12 (17.39%) vCloud
6 9 (13.04%) XenApp
7 5 (7.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) MIIS
1 5 (7.25%) XenMobile
2 4 (5.80%) SCCM
3 2 (2.90%) SCOM
3 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 60 (86.96%) Microsoft
2 30 (43.48%) Citrix
3 29 (42.03%) VMware
4 18 (26.09%) Cisco
5 12 (17.39%) NetApp
5 12 (17.39%) EMC
5 12 (17.39%) 3PAR
6 5 (7.25%) AppSense
6 5 (7.25%) SAP
7 2 (2.90%) Apple
7 2 (2.90%) Symantec
7 2 (2.90%) Remedy
7 2 (2.90%) BMC
8 1 (1.45%) Dell