The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 156 160 162
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 11 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.078% 0.34% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 1.51% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 25
Median salary £45,000 £26,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +69.81% -47.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +28.57% -10.25%  

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 Leeds.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 556 729 856
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 21.63% 22.27% 23.50%
Number of salaries quoted 471 568 685
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

MCTS
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for MCTS in Leeds

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 24 (100.00%) SQL
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 24 (100.00%) MCITP
2 19 (79.17%) MS Excel
3 14 (58.33%) ITIL
4 12 (50.00%) MCDBA
4 12 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 12 (50.00%) Degree
4 12 (50.00%) Problem Management
5 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
5 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (41.67%) C#
5 10 (41.67%) XML
5 10 (41.67%) VB.NET
5 10 (41.67%) .NET
6 9 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (29.17%) Scrum
7 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (29.17%) Service Design
8 5 (20.83%) Performance Improvement
8 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (20.83%) Performance Management
8 5 (20.83%) Migration
9 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (12.50%) R

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 19 (79.17%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (100.00%) DBA
1 24 (100.00%) SQL DBA
2 7 (29.17%) Senior DBA
2 7 (29.17%) Senior SQL DBA
3 2 (8.33%) Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Database Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Database Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) .NET
1 10 (41.67%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) ITIL
2 12 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Scrum
3 7 (29.17%) Service Design
4 5 (20.83%) Migration
4 5 (20.83%) Performance Improvement
4 5 (20.83%) Performance Management
5 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.50%) Service Management
6 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (8.33%) ETL
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.33%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) C#
2 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 10 (41.67%) VB.NET
3 3 (12.50%) R
4 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) MCITP
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (50.00%) Degree
2 12 (50.00%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft