The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 46 69 49
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 9 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.11% 0.18% 2.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.20% 0.78% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 9
Average salary £52,500 - £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
MCTS
Merseyside

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

Qualifications Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
125 129 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 29.34% 23.29% 30.31%
Number of salaries quoted 92 102 103
Average salary £40,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,075
10% offered a salary of more than £57,825 £67,000 £58,052
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 March 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) SQL
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (91.67%) C#
2 11 (91.67%) HTML
2 11 (91.67%) JavaScript
2 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) Ajax
2 11 (91.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (91.67%) .NET Framework
2 11 (91.67%) WCF
2 11 (91.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (91.67%) OOA/OOD
2 11 (91.67%) OO
2 11 (91.67%) CRM
2 11 (91.67%) SharePoint
2 11 (91.67%) T-SQL
2 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (91.67%) IIS
2 11 (91.67%) ASP.NET
2 11 (91.67%) CSS
2 11 (91.67%) MCP
2 11 (91.67%) MCAD
2 11 (91.67%) MCSD
2 11 (91.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 11 (91.67%) Office 365
2 11 (91.67%) SharePoint 2013

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 11 (91.67%) IIS
1 11 (91.67%) SharePoint
1 11 (91.67%) BizTalk Server
1 11 (91.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 11 (91.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (91.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (91.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
1 11 (91.67%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (8.33%) IT Support
2 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
2 1 (8.33%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) HTML
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
1 11 (91.67%) ASP.NET
1 11 (91.67%) CSS
1 11 (91.67%) Ajax
1 11 (91.67%) .NET Framework
1 11 (91.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) OOA/OOD
1 11 (91.67%) OO
1 11 (91.67%) CRM
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) SQL
2 11 (91.67%) T-SQL
2 11 (91.67%) C#
2 11 (91.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) MCP
2 11 (91.67%) MCAD
2 11 (91.67%) MCSD
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) MCITP
3 1 (8.33%) MCPD
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix