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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 228 162 157
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 36 59 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.48% 1.11% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.16% 4.80% 4.97%
Number of salaries quoted 19 58 66
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 £26,850 £25,000 £27,950
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £37,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
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
1669 1228 1329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.47% 23.11% 22.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1322 978 1055
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £26,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 2 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 2 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
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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 -45 28 £47,500 +31.94%
South Yorkshire - 14 £53,750 -
East Yorkshire -4 5 £40,500 +15.71% 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 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 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 50 (75.76%) MCITP
4 42 (63.64%) MCSE
5 38 (57.58%) Windows
6 33 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 32 (48.48%) MS Exchange
8 30 (45.45%) Citrix
9 29 (43.94%) CCA
9 29 (43.94%) Citrix Certification
9 29 (43.94%) VMware
10 27 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 27 (40.91%) XenDesktop
11 26 (39.39%) Lync
12 25 (37.88%) Exchange Server 2010
12 25 (37.88%) SQL Server
13 23 (34.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 22 (33.33%) Hyper-V
15 21 (31.82%) SQL Server 2008
16 19 (28.79%) Exchange Server 2007
17 18 (27.27%) Cisco
18 17 (25.76%) vSphere
19 16 (24.24%) SharePoint
19 16 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2003
20 15 (22.73%) Unified Communications
20 15 (22.73%) Office 365
21 14 (21.21%) SQL Server 2005
22 13 (19.70%) CCEE
23 12 (18.18%) CCIA
23 12 (18.18%) vCloud

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 32 (48.48%) MS Exchange
2 26 (39.39%) Lync
3 25 (37.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (28.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2003
5 16 (24.24%) SharePoint
6 12 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (10.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (10.61%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (10.61%) IIS
9 3 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (3.03%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.73%) Office 365
2 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.73%) Unified Communications
2 12 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (18.18%) WAAS
3 7 (10.61%) PBX
3 7 (10.61%) DHCP
3 7 (10.61%) DNS
4 5 (7.58%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.58%) Firewall
4 5 (7.58%) NetScaler
5 4 (6.06%) SMTP
5 4 (6.06%) VPN
5 4 (6.06%) PSTN
5 4 (6.06%) MPLS
5 4 (6.06%) H.323
6 3 (4.55%) VoIP
6 3 (4.55%) IP Telephony
7 2 (3.03%) NAS
7 2 (3.03%) SAN
8 1 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (37.88%) SQL Server
2 21 (31.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (21.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.55%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (37.88%) Architect
2 22 (33.33%) Consultant
3 15 (22.73%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (18.18%) Developer
4 12 (18.18%) Virtualisation Architect
4 12 (18.18%) Storage Architect
4 12 (18.18%) Storage Solutions Architect
5 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Consultant
6 7 (10.61%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Senior Architect
7 5 (7.58%) Messaging Architect
7 5 (7.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (7.58%) DBA
7 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.58%) .NET Developer
7 5 (7.58%) C# Developer
7 5 (7.58%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.18%) HTML
1 12 (18.18%) .NET
1 12 (18.18%) ASP.NET
1 12 (18.18%) CSS
1 12 (18.18%) WCF
2 7 (10.61%) Ajax
2 7 (10.61%) .NET Framework
3 5 (7.58%) Application Packaging
3 5 (7.58%) WPF
3 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (7.58%) WSH
4 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) CLARiiON
1 12 (18.18%) Celerra
2 6 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 5 (7.58%) Statistics
4 3 (4.55%) PKI
5 2 (3.03%) iPhone
5 2 (3.03%) iPad
6 1 (1.52%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.52%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 38 (57.58%) Windows
2 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (12.12%) Windows 7
4 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.58%) Windows 8
6 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (10.61%) OOA/OOD
2 7 (10.61%) OO
2 7 (10.61%) CRM
2 7 (10.61%) ITIL
3 5 (7.58%) ETL
3 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (7.58%) Identity Management
3 5 (7.58%) MVC
3 5 (7.58%) Migration
3 5 (7.58%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (6.06%) Load Balancing
5 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.55%) Service Management
5 3 (4.55%) Waterfall
5 3 (4.55%) ITIL V3
5 3 (4.55%) High Availability
5 3 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.03%) Change Management
6 2 (3.03%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.18%) C#
1 12 (18.18%) JavaScript
1 12 (18.18%) SQL
2 7 (10.61%) T-SQL
3 5 (7.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (75.76%) MCITP
3 42 (63.64%) MCSE
4 29 (43.94%) CCA
4 29 (43.94%) Citrix Certification
5 23 (34.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (19.70%) CCEE
7 12 (18.18%) CCIA
7 12 (18.18%) NCDA
7 12 (18.18%) NCIE
7 12 (18.18%) VCAP
7 12 (18.18%) VTSP
7 12 (18.18%) CCEA
8 11 (16.67%) MCP
9 8 (12.12%) MCSA
10 7 (10.61%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (10.61%) MCAD
10 7 (10.61%) MCSD
11 5 (7.58%) Degree
12 4 (6.06%) CCNP
System Software
1 33 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 27 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (40.91%) XenDesktop
3 22 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 17 (25.76%) vSphere
5 12 (18.18%) vCloud
6 9 (13.64%) XenApp
7 5 (7.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (4.55%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) MIIS
1 5 (7.58%) XenMobile
2 4 (6.06%) SCCM
3 2 (3.03%) SCOM
3 2 (3.03%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 60 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 30 (45.45%) Citrix
3 29 (43.94%) VMware
4 18 (27.27%) Cisco
5 12 (18.18%) NetApp
5 12 (18.18%) EMC
5 12 (18.18%) 3PAR
6 5 (7.58%) AppSense
7 4 (6.06%) Mitel
7 4 (6.06%) Polycom
7 4 (6.06%) Siemens
8 3 (4.55%) SAP
9 2 (3.03%) Apple
9 2 (3.03%) Symantec
9 2 (3.03%) Remedy
9 2 (3.03%) BMC
10 1 (1.52%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.52%) Dell
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