The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - - 51
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire - - 1.70%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 8.79%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 8
Average salary - - £31,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
MCTS
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
105 94 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.48% 21.71% 19.32%
Number of salaries quoted 97 74 78
Average salary £34,000 £33,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,600 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Lancashire