The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 23 20
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 13 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton - 8.90% 8.40%
As % of the Qualifications category - 30.95% 38.46%
Number of salaries quoted 0 13 10
Average salary - £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -
MCTS
Manchester

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

Qualifications Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
52 42 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 39.69% 28.77% 21.85%
Number of salaries quoted 51 42 25
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £28,650
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 20 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) CQRS
1 4 (100.00%) Web Application Development
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) MCAD
1 4 (100.00%) MCSD
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) WCF
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (100.00%) Razor View Engine
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) WCF
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (100.00%) Razor View Engine
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) CQRS
1 4 (100.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) MCAD
1 4 (100.00%) MCSD
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification