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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 231 175 169
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 39 52 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.52% 0.93% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.37% 4.19% 4.46%
Number of salaries quoted 22 52 58
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 £28,150 £27,500 £30,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £37,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
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
1646 1242 1300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 21.84% 22.11% 22.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1324 972 1016
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,600 £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 24 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 24 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 -36 30 £47,500 +29.25% 3
South Yorkshire -18 10 - -
East Yorkshire +5 7 £40,500 +15.71% 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (86.76%) Microsoft
3 49 (72.06%) MCITP
4 40 (58.82%) Windows
5 39 (57.35%) MCSE
6 34 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 31 (45.59%) SQL Server
8 30 (44.12%) Citrix
9 29 (42.65%) VMware
10 28 (41.18%) CCA
10 28 (41.18%) Citrix Certification
10 28 (41.18%) MS Exchange
11 27 (39.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (39.71%) XenDesktop
12 24 (35.29%) SQL Server 2008
13 23 (33.82%) Lync
13 23 (33.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 22 (32.35%) Exchange Server 2010
14 22 (32.35%) Hyper-V
15 19 (27.94%) SharePoint
16 18 (26.47%) Cisco
16 18 (26.47%) Exchange Server 2007
17 17 (25.00%) vSphere
18 16 (23.53%) Office 365
19 15 (22.06%) SQL Server 2005
19 15 (22.06%) Exchange Server 2003
19 15 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
19 15 (22.06%) HTML
19 15 (22.06%) SQL
19 15 (22.06%) CSS

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 28 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 23 (33.82%) Lync
3 22 (32.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (27.94%) SharePoint
5 18 (26.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (22.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (20.59%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (13.24%) IIS
8 9 (13.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (13.24%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (1.47%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (13.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (23.53%) Office 365
2 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.65%) WAAS
1 12 (17.65%) Unified Communications
1 12 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (7.35%) NetScaler
2 5 (7.35%) DHCP
2 5 (7.35%) PBX
2 5 (7.35%) DNS
3 3 (4.41%) VoIP
3 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.41%) Firewall
3 3 (4.41%) IP Telephony
4 2 (2.94%) NAS
4 2 (2.94%) VPN
4 2 (2.94%) SMTP
4 2 (2.94%) PSTN
4 2 (2.94%) SAN
4 2 (2.94%) MPLS
4 2 (2.94%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (45.59%) SQL Server
2 24 (35.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (22.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (13.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.47%) DTS
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (11.76%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Banking
2 5 (7.35%) Retail
2 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (36.76%) Architect
2 20 (29.41%) Consultant
3 15 (22.06%) Developer
3 15 (22.06%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (17.65%) Storage Architect
4 12 (17.65%) Virtualisation Architect
4 12 (17.65%) Storage Solutions Architect
5 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Consultant
6 9 (13.24%) SharePoint Developer
7 8 (11.76%) DBA
8 5 (7.35%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (7.35%) .NET Developer
8 5 (7.35%) C# Developer
8 5 (7.35%) Messaging Architect
8 5 (7.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (7.35%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Developer
8 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (7.35%) Senior Architect
9 3 (4.41%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.06%) HTML
1 15 (22.06%) CSS
2 14 (20.59%) .NET
2 14 (20.59%) ASP.NET
2 14 (20.59%) WCF
3 9 (13.24%) Ajax
3 9 (13.24%) .NET Framework
4 7 (10.29%) WSH
5 5 (7.35%) Application Packaging
5 5 (7.35%) WPF
5 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.47%) Web Services
6 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) CLARiiON
1 12 (17.65%) Celerra
2 8 (11.76%) Statistics
3 5 (7.35%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.94%) iPhone
4 2 (2.94%) iPad
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.47%) CMDB
5 1 (1.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 40 (58.82%) Windows
2 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (10.29%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.35%) Windows 8
5 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.94%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (14.71%) CRM
3 9 (13.24%) OOA/OOD
3 9 (13.24%) OO
4 8 (11.76%) ETL
4 8 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (8.82%) Waterfall
6 5 (7.35%) High Availability
6 5 (7.35%) Mentoring
6 5 (7.35%) Identity Management
6 5 (7.35%) MVC
6 5 (7.35%) ITIL
7 4 (5.88%) Migration
8 3 (4.41%) Service Management
9 2 (2.94%) Project Management
9 2 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (2.94%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.94%) Time Management
9 2 (2.94%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.06%) SQL
2 14 (20.59%) C#
2 14 (20.59%) JavaScript
3 10 (14.71%) T-SQL
4 7 (10.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (72.06%) MCITP
3 39 (57.35%) MCSE
4 28 (41.18%) CCA
4 28 (41.18%) Citrix Certification
5 23 (33.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (19.12%) CCEE
7 12 (17.65%) CCIA
7 12 (17.65%) MCP
7 12 (17.65%) NCDA
7 12 (17.65%) NCIE
7 12 (17.65%) VCAP
7 12 (17.65%) VTSP
7 12 (17.65%) CCEA
8 9 (13.24%) MCAD
8 9 (13.24%) MCSD
9 7 (10.29%) Degree
10 6 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (7.35%) MCSA
12 4 (5.88%) CCNP
System Software
1 34 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 27 (39.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (39.71%) XenDesktop
3 22 (32.35%) Hyper-V
4 17 (25.00%) vSphere
5 12 (17.65%) vCloud
6 9 (13.24%) XenApp
7 5 (7.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.47%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) MIIS
1 5 (7.35%) XenMobile
2 4 (5.88%) SCCM
3 2 (2.94%) SCOM
3 2 (2.94%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 59 (86.76%) Microsoft
2 30 (44.12%) Citrix
3 29 (42.65%) VMware
4 18 (26.47%) Cisco
5 12 (17.65%) NetApp
5 12 (17.65%) EMC
5 12 (17.65%) 3PAR
6 5 (7.35%) AppSense
6 5 (7.35%) SAP
7 2 (2.94%) Siemens
7 2 (2.94%) Apple
7 2 (2.94%) Symantec
7 2 (2.94%) Remedy
7 2 (2.94%) Mitel
7 2 (2.94%) Polycom
7 2 (2.94%) BMC
8 1 (1.47%) Dell
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
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West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £31000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
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