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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 50 65 54
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.27% 0.58% 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 4.35% 5.13%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 6
Average salary - £45,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
UK excluding London average salary £39,250 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% -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
105 69 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 28.85% 13.40% 28.47%
Number of salaries quoted 78 57 111
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £59,500
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 21 November 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (66.67%) Lync
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) NAS
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) LAN

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Lync
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) Support Technician
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) MCPD
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) VMware