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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 53 46
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire - 2.21% 2.88%
As % of the Qualifications category - 12.00% 10.43%
Number of salaries quoted 0 12 12
Average salary - £37,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
111 100 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.94% 18.45% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 79 80 98
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,900 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £60,000 £45,000
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

MCTS
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) NAS
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 2 (100.00%) Lync
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Analysis

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Lync
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) NAS
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware