The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 9 21 13
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 6.67% 3.51% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.00% 14.29% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 1
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MCTS
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Blackburn region.

Qualifications Category
Blackburn
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
8 14 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 26.67% 24.56% 24.07%
Number of salaries quoted 7 14 12
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 23 September 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 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
1 3 (100.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (66.67%) Lync
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) NAS
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Lync
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Consultant
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (33.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Celerra
1 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) HP AIS
3 1 (33.33%) HP MASE
3 1 (33.33%) VCDX
3 1 (33.33%) NCDA
3 1 (33.33%) NCIE
3 1 (33.33%) VCAP
3 1 (33.33%) CCEE
3 1 (33.33%) CCIA
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
1 3 (100.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp