The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 155 169 166
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 5 9 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.19% 0.27% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 1.16% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 23
Median salary £45,000 £26,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+69.81% -49.52%
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £34,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+30.88% -16.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Qualifications Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
582 773 842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 22.27% 22.91% 23.53%
Number of salaries quoted 491 595 701
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of job ads across the Leeds region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

MCTS
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Leeds region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Leeds

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 31 (100.00%) SQL
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 31 (100.00%) MCITP
2 25 (80.65%) MS Excel
3 21 (67.74%) ITIL
4 18 (58.06%) MCDBA
4 18 (58.06%) Degree
4 18 (58.06%) Problem Management
5 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
6 11 (35.48%) C#
6 11 (35.48%) XML
6 11 (35.48%) VB.NET
6 11 (35.48%) .NET
6 11 (35.48%) PowerShell
6 11 (35.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (32.26%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (25.81%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (25.81%) Service Design
9 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (22.58%) Scrum
10 6 (19.35%) Performance Improvement
10 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (19.35%) Performance Management
10 6 (19.35%) Migration
11 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (9.68%) Capacity Planning

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 25 (80.65%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
2 11 (35.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (32.26%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (25.81%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (100.00%) DBA
1 31 (100.00%) SQL DBA
2 7 (22.58%) Senior DBA
2 7 (22.58%) Senior SQL DBA
3 2 (6.45%) Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) Database Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) Senior Database Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) .NET
1 11 (35.48%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) ITIL
2 18 (58.06%) Problem Management
3 8 (25.81%) Service Design
4 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (22.58%) Scrum
5 6 (19.35%) Migration
5 6 (19.35%) Performance Improvement
5 6 (19.35%) Performance Management
6 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (9.68%) ETL
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (9.68%) Service Management
6 3 (9.68%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) SQL
2 11 (35.48%) C#
2 11 (35.48%) PowerShell
2 11 (35.48%) VB.NET
3 3 (9.68%) R
4 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) MCITP
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (58.06%) Degree
2 18 (58.06%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft