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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 53 54 46
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 6 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.44% 1.26% 3.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 5.17% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 18
Average salary £45,000 £38,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.12% +10.71%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
100 116 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 21.88% 24.32% 29.63%
Number of salaries quoted 86 87 149
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +21.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,713 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 August 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 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) MCITP
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (80.00%) XenApp
2 4 (80.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (60.00%) NetApp
3 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 3 (60.00%) EMC
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 3 (60.00%) vSphere
3 3 (60.00%) NCIE
3 3 (60.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (40.00%) VCAP
4 2 (40.00%) CCEE
4 2 (40.00%) CCIA
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Lync
4 2 (40.00%) EqualLogic
4 2 (40.00%) NCDA
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 2 (40.00%) HP AIS
4 2 (40.00%) HP MASE

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Lync
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
1 3 (60.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (40.00%) NAS
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Celerra
1 2 (40.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (20.00%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (20.00%) MOF
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) MCITP
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (60.00%) NCIE
3 2 (40.00%) VCAP
3 2 (40.00%) CCEE
3 2 (40.00%) CCIA
3 2 (40.00%) HP MASE
3 2 (40.00%) VCDX
3 2 (40.00%) NCDA
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) HP AIS
4 1 (20.00%) HP ASE
4 1 (20.00%) CCA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (80.00%) XenApp
2 4 (80.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (60.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (40.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Dell
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (20.00%) CommVault
4 1 (20.00%) 3PAR