The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 191 183
Rank change year-on-year +2 -8  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 12 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.028% 0.27% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 1.19% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 31
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 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -4.00%  

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 West Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 716 1005 1126
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 19.82% 22.68% 22.32%
Number of salaries quoted 604 800 896
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for MCTS in West Yorkshire

MCTS
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +10 1 £45,000 +69.81%
MCTS
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 21 (100.00%) SQL
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 21 (100.00%) MCITP
2 17 (80.95%) MS Excel
3 13 (61.90%) ITIL
4 11 (52.38%) MCDBA
4 11 (52.38%) Degree
4 11 (52.38%) Problem Management
5 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
6 9 (42.86%) C#
6 9 (42.86%) XML
6 9 (42.86%) VB.NET
6 9 (42.86%) .NET
6 9 (42.86%) PowerShell
6 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (23.81%) Performance Improvement
9 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (23.81%) Service Design
9 5 (23.81%) Migration
9 5 (23.81%) Scrum
9 5 (23.81%) Performance Management
9 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 17 (80.95%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (100.00%) DBA
1 21 (100.00%) SQL DBA
2 5 (23.81%) Senior DBA
2 5 (23.81%) Senior SQL DBA
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (4.76%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Database Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Database Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) .NET
1 9 (42.86%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) ITIL
2 11 (52.38%) Problem Management
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Migration
3 5 (23.81%) Performance Improvement
3 5 (23.81%) Performance Management
3 5 (23.81%) Scrum
3 5 (23.81%) Service Design
4 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (9.52%) ETL
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (9.52%) Service Management
5 2 (9.52%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) C#
2 9 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 9 (42.86%) VB.NET
3 3 (14.29%) R
4 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) MCITP
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (52.38%) Degree
2 11 (52.38%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft