The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 49
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 0 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - - 2.02%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 10
Median salary - - £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,523 £36,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +26.45% -7.69%  

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 Merseyside.

Academic & Professional Certification
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 135 102 146
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 23.85% 20.86% 29.55%
Number of salaries quoted 91 67 113
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,850 £26,500 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,663 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

MCTS
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for MCTS in Merseyside