The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 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 Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 163 136 117
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 21 51 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.53% 1.21% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.39% 5.08% 6.40%
Number of salaries quoted 21 51 55
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
879 1003 922
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 22.26% 23.88% 24.69%
Number of salaries quoted 691 875 764
Average salary £35,000 £39,246 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.81% +12.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,452 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.62% -
MCTS
North West

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +5 13 £40,000 - 1
Stockport -1 1 £42,500 +30.76%
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (71.62%) SQL Server
3 46 (62.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 44 (59.46%) MCP
5 35 (47.30%) MVC
5 35 (47.30%) TDD
5 35 (47.30%) MCAD
5 35 (47.30%) MCSD
5 35 (47.30%) ASP.NET
5 35 (47.30%) C#
5 35 (47.30%) .NET
5 35 (47.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 35 (47.30%) Web Application Development
5 35 (47.30%) WCF
5 35 (47.30%) ASP.NET MVC
5 35 (47.30%) Razor View Engine
6 34 (45.95%) Microsoft
7 31 (41.89%) Windows
7 31 (41.89%) Domain-Driven Design
7 31 (41.89%) BDD
7 31 (41.89%) CQRS
8 27 (36.49%) MS Exchange
9 26 (35.14%) Active Directory
9 26 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (32.43%) MS Excel
10 24 (32.43%) VMware
11 23 (31.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (31.08%) Hyper-V
12 22 (29.73%) Exchange Server 2010
12 22 (29.73%) ITIL

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 27 (36.49%) MS Exchange
2 22 (29.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (25.68%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (20.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (14.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (6.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (6.76%) IIS
7 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
7 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (5.41%) TPMS
8 2 (2.70%) Lync
9 1 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 24 (32.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.41%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.97%) SAN
2 15 (20.27%) Wi-Fi
2 15 (20.27%) LAN
2 15 (20.27%) WAN
3 10 (13.51%) Firewall
4 7 (9.46%) VPN
5 6 (8.11%) TCP/IP
5 6 (8.11%) Unified Communications
6 5 (6.76%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (6.76%) Internet
7 3 (4.05%) VLAN
8 2 (2.70%) MPLS
8 2 (2.70%) H.323
8 2 (2.70%) DNS
8 2 (2.70%) SMTP
8 2 (2.70%) DHCP
8 2 (2.70%) PBX
8 2 (2.70%) PSTN
9 1 (1.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (71.62%) SQL Server
2 46 (62.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (24.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.70%) OLAP
5 2 (2.70%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.35%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MSTest
1 4 (5.41%) Rhino Mocks
1 4 (5.41%) Moq
1 4 (5.41%) NUnit
2 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (13.51%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (48.65%) Developer
2 35 (47.30%) .NET Developer
3 11 (14.86%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (9.46%) Consultant
5 6 (8.11%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Graduate
6 5 (6.76%) IT Support
7 4 (5.41%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Consultant
7 4 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Junior
7 4 (5.41%) Junior Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Junior .NET Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Graduate Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (47.30%) .NET
1 35 (47.30%) ASP.NET
1 35 (47.30%) WCF
1 35 (47.30%) ASP.NET MVC
1 35 (47.30%) Razor View Engine
1 35 (47.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 4 (5.41%) Unity DI Container
2 4 (5.41%) Castle Windsor
2 4 (5.41%) Ninject
2 4 (5.41%) WPF
2 4 (5.41%) Spring.NET
2 4 (5.41%) WinForms
2 4 (5.41%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.76%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.41%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (5.41%) Clustering
3 4 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.05%) Celerra
4 3 (4.05%) EqualLogic
5 2 (2.70%) Replication
5 2 (2.70%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.35%) PKI
6 1 (1.35%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 31 (41.89%) Windows
2 26 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (31.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (21.62%) Windows 7
4 16 (21.62%) Windows XP
5 12 (16.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (47.30%) MVC
1 35 (47.30%) TDD
1 35 (47.30%) Web Application Development
2 31 (41.89%) BDD
2 31 (41.89%) Domain-Driven Design
2 31 (41.89%) CQRS
3 22 (29.73%) ITIL
4 5 (6.76%) OO
4 5 (6.76%) Data Protection
5 4 (5.41%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (5.41%) MVVM
5 4 (5.41%) Network Load Balancing
5 4 (5.41%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (5.41%) Kanban
5 4 (5.41%) Migration
5 4 (5.41%) Scrum
6 3 (4.05%) Service Management
6 3 (4.05%) ETL
6 3 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 35 (47.30%) C#
2 12 (16.22%) SQL
3 3 (4.05%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (59.46%) MCP
3 35 (47.30%) MCAD
3 35 (47.30%) MCSD
4 18 (24.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 18 (24.32%) MCITP
5 15 (20.27%) CCNA
5 15 (20.27%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (17.57%) MCSE
6 13 (17.57%) NCDA
7 9 (12.16%) MCSA
8 7 (9.46%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (5.41%) CCA
9 4 (5.41%) NCIE
10 3 (4.05%) VCAP
10 3 (4.05%) CCEE
10 3 (4.05%) CCIA
10 3 (4.05%) HP AIS
10 3 (4.05%) HP MASE
10 3 (4.05%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 23 (31.08%) Hyper-V
3 19 (25.68%) vSphere
4 18 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (6.76%) UAG
6 4 (5.41%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (4.05%) VMware ESX
7 3 (4.05%) XenApp
7 3 (4.05%) XenServer
7 3 (4.05%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.70%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (20.27%) SCCM
2 14 (18.92%) SCOM
3 4 (5.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (5.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (5.41%) MOM
3 4 (5.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (5.41%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 34 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 24 (32.43%) VMware
3 20 (27.03%) NetApp
4 12 (16.22%) Cisco
5 9 (12.16%) Citrix
5 9 (12.16%) Symantec
6 4 (5.41%) McAfee
6 4 (5.41%) Sophos
6 4 (5.41%) EMC
7 3 (4.05%) HP
7 3 (4.05%) Dell
8 2 (2.70%) Siemens
8 2 (2.70%) Mitel
8 2 (2.70%) Polycom
9 1 (1.35%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.35%) CommVault
Bolton
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago