The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 17 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 Liverpool region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 60 42 72
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +30
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.51% 2.45% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.17% 8.57% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 1
Average salary £41,250 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
138 105 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 23.67% 28.53% 34.89%
Number of salaries quoted 110 91 128
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,052 £67,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
Merseyside

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

MCTS
Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Liverpool

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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%) MS Excel
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (75.00%) NCIE
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) Dell
2 3 (75.00%) EMC
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) NetApp
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) XenServer
3 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (50.00%) VCDX
3 2 (50.00%) HP AIS
3 2 (50.00%) Celerra
3 2 (50.00%) NCDA
3 2 (50.00%) EqualLogic
3 2 (50.00%) HP MASE
3 2 (50.00%) VCAP
3 2 (50.00%) CCEE
3 2 (50.00%) CCIA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (25.00%) Lync
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Celerra
1 2 (50.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (25.00%) CLARiiON
2 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (25.00%) MOF
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Data Management
1 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (75.00%) NCIE
3 2 (50.00%) VCAP
3 2 (50.00%) CCEE
3 2 (50.00%) CCIA
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (50.00%) HP AIS
3 2 (50.00%) HP MASE
3 2 (50.00%) VCDX
3 2 (50.00%) NCDA
4 1 (25.00%) HP ASE
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) CCA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) XenServer
2 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Dell
1 3 (75.00%) EMC
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) NetApp
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) CommVault
3 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (25.00%) Lotus
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec