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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 197 200
Rank change year-on-year +13 +3  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.057% 0.026% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.11% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 8
Median salary £26,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -55.83% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £60,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,750 £32,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.71% -8.57%  

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 651 876 1057
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 18.54% 22.35% 23.07%
Number of salaries quoted 503 739 857
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,450 £25,000 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 27 June 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 +9 2 £26,500 -55.83%
MCTS
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) VLAN
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Data Security
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
2 2 (50.00%) MCDBA
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) VLAN
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) DBA
1 2 (50.00%) SQL DBA
1 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Server Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Data Security
2 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (50.00%) MCDBA
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware