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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 246 232
Rank change year-on-year +23 -14  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 13 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.037% 0.20% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.84% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 34
Median salary £42,750 £34,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.73% -32.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,950 £28,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,550 £40,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £36,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -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 Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1080 1541 1686
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 19.95% 23.66% 22.69%
Number of salaries quoted 883 1242 1364
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 29 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
West Yorkshire +8 1 £45,000 +69.81%
East Yorkshire - 1 £40,500 -
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 22 (100.00%) MCITP
2 21 (95.45%) SQL
2 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
3 17 (77.27%) MS Excel
4 13 (59.09%) ITIL
5 11 (50.00%) MCDBA
5 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 11 (50.00%) Degree
5 11 (50.00%) Problem Management
6 10 (45.45%) PowerShell
6 10 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (40.91%) C#
7 9 (40.91%) XML
7 9 (40.91%) VB.NET
7 9 (40.91%) .NET
8 7 (31.82%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (27.27%) Migration
10 5 (22.73%) Scrum
10 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (22.73%) Performance Management
10 5 (22.73%) Performance Improvement
10 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (22.73%) Service Design
11 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning

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:

Applications
1 17 (77.27%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (31.82%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (100.00%) DBA
1 22 (100.00%) SQL DBA
2 5 (22.73%) Senior DBA
2 5 (22.73%) Senior SQL DBA
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Database Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Database Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
1 9 (40.91%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) WSH
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) ITIL
2 11 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 6 (27.27%) Migration
4 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (22.73%) Performance Improvement
4 5 (22.73%) Performance Management
4 5 (22.73%) Scrum
4 5 (22.73%) Service Design
5 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.64%) ETL
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (13.64%) Statistics
6 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (9.09%) Service Management
7 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.55%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 21 (95.45%) SQL
2 10 (45.45%) PowerShell
3 9 (40.91%) C#
3 9 (40.91%) VB.NET
4 3 (13.64%) R
5 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) MCITP
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (50.00%) Degree
2 11 (50.00%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft