The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 158 141 142
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 33 36 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.82% 0.98% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.40% 4.04% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 28 36 38
Average salary £34,500 £36,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.82% -9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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 Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
972 891 895
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.15% 24.17% 23.83%
Number of salaries quoted 768 787 762
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MCTS
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Manchester

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Manchester

MCTS
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton -3 3 £40,000 -
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (61.40%) MCP
3 34 (59.65%) VMware
4 33 (57.89%) Microsoft
5 32 (56.14%) ITIL
6 30 (52.63%) Citrix
6 30 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
7 29 (50.88%) MCITP
8 27 (47.37%) Windows
9 26 (45.61%) Citrix Certification
10 25 (43.86%) CCA
10 25 (43.86%) SQL Server
11 24 (42.11%) Hyper-V
12 22 (38.60%) CCNA
12 22 (38.60%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (38.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (35.09%) .NET
13 20 (35.09%) ASP.NET
13 20 (35.09%) SQL Server 2012
14 19 (33.33%) C#
14 19 (33.33%) MVC
15 18 (31.58%) MS Excel
16 17 (29.82%) MCSA
16 17 (29.82%) MCSD
16 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (29.82%) Windows Server 2008
17 16 (28.07%) Domain-Driven Design
17 16 (28.07%) ASP.NET MVC
17 16 (28.07%) BDD
17 16 (28.07%) CQRS

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 12 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (7.02%) TPMS
6 2 (3.51%) Lync
7 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 18 (31.58%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) SAN
2 7 (12.28%) WAN
2 7 (12.28%) LAN
3 6 (10.53%) DNS
3 6 (10.53%) DHCP
4 4 (7.02%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.26%) Firewall
5 3 (5.26%) iSCSI
5 3 (5.26%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.51%) PBX
6 2 (3.51%) PSTN
6 2 (3.51%) MPLS
6 2 (3.51%) H.323
6 2 (3.51%) VPN
6 2 (3.51%) SMTP
7 1 (1.75%) VoIP
7 1 (1.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (43.86%) SQL Server
2 20 (35.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Developer
2 16 (28.07%) .NET Developer
3 14 (24.56%) Support Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Server Support
4 9 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (14.04%) Windows Support Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Server Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Server Support Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Windows Server Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Service Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Technical Manager
7 4 (7.02%) Service Manager
7 4 (7.02%) Technical Services Manager
8 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Services Manager
9 2 (3.51%) IT Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (3.51%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.09%) .NET
1 20 (35.09%) ASP.NET
2 16 (28.07%) ASP.NET MVC
2 16 (28.07%) Razor View Engine
2 16 (28.07%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 16 (28.07%) WCF
3 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.75%) WSDL
4 1 (1.75%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.75%) SOAP
4 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.26%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.75%) PKI
4 1 (1.75%) Celerra
4 1 (1.75%) CMDB
4 1 (1.75%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 27 (47.37%) Windows
2 17 (29.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (15.79%) Windows 2000
5 8 (14.04%) VMS
6 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (56.14%) ITIL
2 19 (33.33%) MVC
3 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (28.07%) Domain-Driven Design
4 16 (28.07%) BDD
4 16 (28.07%) CQRS
4 16 (28.07%) Web Application Development
4 16 (28.07%) TDD
5 14 (24.56%) Change Management
6 10 (17.54%) Service Management
7 8 (14.04%) Change Control
8 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
9 5 (8.77%) Service Delivery
10 4 (7.02%) Problem Management
11 3 (5.26%) OOD
11 3 (5.26%) OO
11 3 (5.26%) Migration
12 2 (3.51%) Line Management
12 2 (3.51%) Load Balancing
12 2 (3.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) C#
2 10 (17.54%) SQL
3 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.75%) C
4 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (61.40%) MCP
3 29 (50.88%) MCITP
4 26 (45.61%) Citrix Certification
5 25 (43.86%) CCA
6 22 (38.60%) CCNA
6 22 (38.60%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (38.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (29.82%) MCSA
7 17 (29.82%) MCSD
8 16 (28.07%) MCAD
8 16 (28.07%) MCSE
9 5 (8.77%) NCDA
10 3 (5.26%) CCEA
10 3 (5.26%) MCPD
10 3 (5.26%) VCP4
10 3 (5.26%) VCP5
11 2 (3.51%) Degree
12 1 (1.75%) HP AIS
12 1 (1.75%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (42.11%) Hyper-V
3 14 (24.56%) Active Directory
4 9 (15.79%) VMware ESX
5 8 (14.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (8.77%) vSphere
7 4 (7.02%) XenDesktop
7 4 (7.02%) XenApp
8 3 (5.26%) NFS
9 2 (3.51%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.75%) UAG
10 1 (1.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) Backup Exec
2 9 (15.79%) SCCM
2 9 (15.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (59.65%) VMware
2 33 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 30 (52.63%) Citrix
4 11 (19.30%) Symantec
4 11 (19.30%) McAfee
4 11 (19.30%) Sophos
5 10 (17.54%) Cisco
6 9 (15.79%) NetApp
7 4 (7.02%) HP
8 2 (3.51%) Polycom
8 2 (3.51%) Mitel
8 2 (3.51%) Siemens
9 1 (1.75%) Dell
9 1 (1.75%) EMC