The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank - 72 69
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff - 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.10% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Median salary - - £21,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00%  

MCTS is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 134 181 122
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 24.19% 25.97% 18.80%
Number of salaries quoted 110 141 111
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £54,900
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing MCTS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in Cardiff

MCTS
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for MCTS in Cardiff