The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 16 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 Bolton region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 28 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 14 13 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 7.73% 10.74% 10.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.17% 35.14% 22.64%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 12
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
48 37 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 26.52% 30.58% 46.90%
Number of salaries quoted 47 34 53
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
Manchester

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

MCTS
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Bolton

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (96.30%) C#
2 26 (96.30%) .NET
2 26 (96.30%) SQL Server
2 26 (96.30%) ASP.NET
2 26 (96.30%) MCP
2 26 (96.30%) MCAD
2 26 (96.30%) MCSD
2 26 (96.30%) MVC
2 26 (96.30%) TDD
2 26 (96.30%) WCF
2 26 (96.30%) ASP.NET MVC
2 26 (96.30%) BDD
2 26 (96.30%) Razor View Engine
2 26 (96.30%) CQRS
2 26 (96.30%) Web Application Development
2 26 (96.30%) SQL Server 2012
2 26 (96.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 26 (96.30%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) 3PAR
3 1 (3.70%) NCIE
3 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.70%) SCCM
3 1 (3.70%) SCOM
3 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) Data Management

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (96.30%) SQL Server
1 26 (96.30%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 26 (96.30%) Developer
1 26 (96.30%) .NET Developer
2 1 (3.70%) Architect
2 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (96.30%) .NET
1 26 (96.30%) ASP.NET
1 26 (96.30%) WCF
1 26 (96.30%) ASP.NET MVC
1 26 (96.30%) Razor View Engine
1 26 (96.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (96.30%) MVC
1 26 (96.30%) TDD
1 26 (96.30%) Domain-Driven Design
1 26 (96.30%) BDD
1 26 (96.30%) CQRS
1 26 (96.30%) Web Application Development
2 1 (3.70%) Data Management
2 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
2 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE
2 1 (3.70%) MOF
Programming Languages
1 26 (96.30%) C#
2 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (96.30%) MCP
2 26 (96.30%) MCAD
2 26 (96.30%) MCSD
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.70%) MCITP
3 1 (3.70%) NCIE
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.70%) EMC
1 1 (3.70%) Citrix
1 1 (3.70%) CommVault
1 1 (3.70%) NetApp
1 1 (3.70%) Symantec
1 1 (3.70%) VMware
1 1 (3.70%) 3PAR