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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 240 229 163
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -66
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 9 32 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.13% 0.45% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 1.94% 4.29%
Number of salaries quoted 9 21 54
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,600 £37,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +3.12%
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
1628 1652 1282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 24.40% 23.10% 24.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1335 1298 1024
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,682 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -6 6 £47,500 +13.09%
East Yorkshire +6 2 £57,500 +41.97%
South Yorkshire -17 1 £28,000 -37.77%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
3 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
4 10 (47.62%) MCITP
5 9 (42.86%) Windows
6 8 (38.10%) MCSE
6 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
6 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
6 8 (38.10%) Blackberry
6 8 (38.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (38.10%) Lync
6 8 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certified Master
6 8 (38.10%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (38.10%) AirWatch
7 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (28.57%) Statistics
7 6 (28.57%) SQL
7 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 5 (23.81%) LAN
8 5 (23.81%) WAN
8 5 (23.81%) VMware
8 5 (23.81%) Firewall
9 4 (19.05%) Legal
9 4 (19.05%) VMware ESX
9 4 (19.05%) SAN
9 4 (19.05%) NetApp
9 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (19.05%) VPN
9 4 (19.05%) HP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
1 8 (38.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 8 (38.10%) Lync
1 8 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) LAN
1 5 (23.81%) WAN
1 5 (23.81%) Firewall
2 4 (19.05%) VPN
2 4 (19.05%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (9.52%) Adabas
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (19.05%) Legal
2 2 (9.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 8 (38.10%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) DBA
4 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server DBA
4 4 (19.05%) SQL DBA
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Developer
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior DBA
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
1 2 (9.52%) XML
1 2 (9.52%) MSMQ
1 2 (9.52%) WSH
2 1 (4.76%) WCF
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Blackberry
2 6 (28.57%) Statistics
3 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) CRM
3 2 (9.52%) ETL
3 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.52%) Workflow
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Change Control
3 2 (9.52%) Coaching
3 2 (9.52%) SDLC
4 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (47.62%) MCITP
3 8 (38.10%) MCSE
3 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 4 (19.05%) MCSA
5 2 (9.52%) Degree
6 1 (4.76%) OCP
6 1 (4.76%) OCA
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) VMware ESX
2 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) HP
3 4 (19.05%) NetApp
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix