The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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)
Wales / South Wales
Rank - 96 100
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales - 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.81% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Median salary - £26,500 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +23.25%  
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 South Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 220 370 263
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.55% 29.79% 22.44%
Number of salaries quoted 180 311 223
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £24,450
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,750 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

MCTS
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for MCTS in South Wales