The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 226 260
Rank change year-on-year -6 +34  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.037% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.61% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 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 Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1030 1307 1608
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 19.18% 23.17% 23.79%
Number of salaries quoted 802 1100 1314
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for MCTS in Yorkshire

MCTS
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the 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
West Yorkshire +13 2 £26,500 -55.83%
MCTS
England

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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) VLAN
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Data Security
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) MCDBA
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) VLAN
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) DBA
1 3 (60.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Server Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Server Support
3 1 (20.00%) Server Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server Support
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) WSH
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Data Security
2 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCITP
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (40.00%) MCDBA
2 2 (40.00%) MCSA
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) VMware