The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Blackburn region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Blackburn region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 17 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 3.51% 11.67% -
As % of the Qualifications category 15.38% 46.67% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 0
Average salary £42,500 £25,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Blackburn
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
13 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 22.81% 25.00% 15.28%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 11
Average salary £28,500 £25,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,800 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
Lancashire

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackburn

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Blackburn region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Blackburn

MCTS
Salary Trend in Blackburn

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Blackburn

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Blackburn region citing MCTS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCTS.

1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) NCIE
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CommVault
2 1 (50.00%) VCAP
2 1 (50.00%) CCEE
2 1 (50.00%) CCIA
2 1 (50.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (50.00%) NCDA
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenServer
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) VCDX
2 1 (50.00%) HP AIS
2 1 (50.00%) HP MASE
2 1 (50.00%) Celerra
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Blackburn region citing MCTS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) EqualLogic
1 1 (50.00%) Celerra
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (50.00%) MOF
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) NCIE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) VCAP
2 1 (50.00%) CCEE
2 1 (50.00%) CCIA
2 1 (50.00%) NCDA
2 1 (50.00%) VCDX
2 1 (50.00%) HP AIS
2 1 (50.00%) HP MASE
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenServer
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) CommVault
2 1 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell